Home (posted by Ann)
It's nice to be home. I know you're off on your own epic journey, Lani, but as for me I'm glad to be home. I finally feel like my body is on the same time zone as my surroundings, and I'm unpacked and things are back to normal. Or what passes for normal around here!
It is not helpful to lose a weekend, I barely keep up with what needs to be done during the weekend so losing one has not helped. I am planning on taking a day off this coming Friday to get some things done. Since it has already snowed, I think I could move the shorts and t-shirts into storage and try to find my fleece-lined jeans.
I came home with what I think is a sinus infection, and Steve has a cold, so it's been a quiet weekend around here. I took a nap yesterday, and one today, which is very unusual for me. I used to be a big napper, but these days I'm too busy to sit down long enough to fall asleep!
We have reservations for dinner tonight at a new restaurant that just opened down the road, and I have high hopes. It's a steak house, and if Don likes it that will be great.
I took Fana to the local yarn shop, and Gene-Ann did some measuring and pronounced that the easiest fix is just to knit it in a smaller size. We did some complex math and once I solved the differential equation I decided to knit it in the 12 month size and it will come out 24 month sized. That sounds about right, but you bet I'll be measuring as I go. Here is a picture of the current status of Fana.
Since I'm not quite ready to jump back into Fana, especially since I had to rip out about 5 inches knit on size 0 and 2 needles,I am working on finishing the pink sweater. My boss's wife is due any day now and once again we think it's a girl, so I'm recycling the gift. I've also started a new sweater for our favorite little guy - I don't think you can tell yet, but it has fish on it. Cute, smiley fish, in a variety of patterns all blue on the cream background. The border around the bottom is geometric, and mostly blue. I loved it, and I'm knitting it in the size 4 - 6 years so if it takes me a while he can still wear it. I made Gene-Ann measure my swatch so I'm sure I don't have a repeat of Fana, and she swears it's right. (Can you tell I'm paranoid?)
In other news, the garage is moving along. We're putting radiant floor heating in, so all the tubing is in place and we're waiting for the concrete to be poured. In the meantime Don is working on lots of other things like electrical and plumbing.
This week, I am not doing too much traveling. I have a trip to NY on Tuesday, and there was a minor crisis when I couldn't find a hotel room. I kept hearing about the marathon, but I can't understand why rooms would be booked on Tuesday when the marathon is today. I did manage to find a room, but I'm still stumped as to why I had a problem. Go figure.
I hope you got everything on the plane to Philadelphia, and that you're settled in. I keep hoping that your transfer to Norfolk will come through soon. Don, Steve and I will be coming to Virginia Beach in February for a long weekend, so warn Steve that he'll have to come out to dinner with us. I'll give you details when it gets closer so maybe you can take a day off to see us!