Well, just as I hoped, the weekend was almost miraculously relaxing. I watched movies with my mum, I finished a shawl, I got through several chart repeats of another shawl, and I made absolutely no decisions other than how to cook the asparagus for Easter dinner (roasted with garlic and black pepper-yum).
State employees had Friday afternoon off work, so Anemone and I trekked out to the thrift store to see if there were any good treasures to be found. There were a few things I might have been tempted by, but the only thing I ended up getting was this cross stitch sampler someone made and framed years ago.
I think a lot about the talismanic nature of things, and this sampler really spoke to me. I like the message, and I like that someone put time and effort into stitching that message out and making it beautiful, and then securing it in a frame to be protected and treasured for a long time. The idea of someone putting so much love and joy into something makes me smile a little bit every time I see it, so this will get hung up above my door for a little daily reminder.