Yeeks! What a busy time!
I missed my usual Monday morning blog-checkin. Sorry about that. At least that keeps me in the running for “World’s Most Boring Blog”.
So what is new?
Last Saturday, I took advantage of work-freedom to go down to Colorado Springs to visit Donna W. We had yummy Chinese food and watched the movie “Inkheart”. I really loved the movie, and am wondering if there will be a sequel. In the mean time, I’ll be looking for the series at the library…
I enjoyed the drive down (and the car enjoyed the chance to burn off engine deposits), mainly because I was listening to a new CD from a group called “Great Big Sea”. I’ve never heard of them, but they were recommended to me by a worker in a music store. Loved the music, and will have to go back and see what else he could recommend. Great Big Sea is kind of a Scottish folk/rock band and it was a lot of fun. Coincidentally, the disk was about 30 seconds longer than my trip from my house to the parking lot of the movie theater. I only had to sit for a tiny bit of time to finish out the last song.
Sunday, I spent at the Arsenal. We had a decent tour (the mule deer were out in force) and we got to use the new bus! It is very nice and has heating that works (and more importantly… air conditioning). Other exciting news is that the breeding pair of Bald Eagles was hanging around the nest. Since we normally estimate Valentines day as “start of laying period”, they seem to be right on schedule.
On my way back from the Arsenal, I stopped at Costco. I decided to give their rotisserie chicken a try and boy am I glad that I did that! Very yummy, and not too salty like those in other stores… It was huge and I will be eating chicken for many meals. Not bad for $3.99.
Knitting wise: I was good and virtuous and have been focusing on the “Black Pearl” Socks and the Taos Stole. Mostly on the socks, to be honest. Last night I turned the heel on the second sock, so I’m definately getting there.
I may or may not have actually wound the STR “Ruby Slippers” yarn that I have planned for the heart-themed socks.
It may or may not be absolutely stunning.
I may or may not be fondling it on a regular basis and I may or may not have it lined up with pattern and needles, all ready to go the instant the “Black Pearl” socks are done.
The only thing that I will confirm is that it is very rare for me to work on socks in the evenings – generally I reserve working on them for bus rides…. but it is amazing how much quicker the socks are progressing when I work on them after I get home for the day.
This weekend I have both days off. I intend to lock myself in the house with a dose of Claritin (most likely the Walmart equivalent of it), and CLEAN!!! The house is an absolute disaster, but I think that if I focus, I will be able to make good progress towards taming the beast.
Wish me luck!