Snow Day! (posted by Ann)
Well, we got snow! About a foot of the white stuff, starting Thursday night and ending sometime early Friday morning. I was scheduled to get on a plane Thursday morning around 6 AM to go to GSO, and when I heard the weather forecast at 3:30 AM Thursday morning I turned the alarm off, called the airline and told them I wasn't coming, left an e-mail for the poeple who were expecting me, and went back to sleep. Smart move, since for some reason they were still sending me flight updates and I would have gotten home sometime Saturday. Maybe.
Steve actually got a snow day, which he was pretty happy about. That's the first one in five years - when we've had snow, it has been nicely timed (or poorly timed, depending on your perspective) for the weekend.
We had lots of excitement around here for Thanksgiving, but all went well. Laurie got on her flight early Saturday morning, and Don went with us so he could stay in the car and I could help her with luggage, car seat, stroller, and Alex. That's a lot to handle by yourself, so I was able to stay with her through checking bags.
Mom and Dad left early Sunday morning, and then we were right back into the work week. At least I didn't go anywhere this week! I worked at home Friday (since I couldn't get out of the driveway) and I decided to cook a nice dinner for the guys Friday night since I was here. The one of Don's friends from Atlanta called, and he was stuck here overnight so he came to dinner. He asked me if I cooked like this every day, and we all laughed - no, I don't make prime rib, twice baked potatoes, popovers, broccoli, salad and molten chocolate cake every Friday. Though he was a last minute dinner guest so I can see why he was wondering!
This week Don goes to Seattle. He's teaching there for two weeks, so Steve and I will fly out on Friday night and we'll spend the weekend there. I am supposed to take care of a place to stay, and I haven't done it yet so I better get on the ball! Steve and I will return late Sunday, and Don stays through the following Friday.
No pictures this post - in case you didn't notice - I can't find my card that lets me upload pictures. When I find it, which will be when I find the surface of my desk in my home office, you'll see lots.
Not much complicated knitting going on here. I have made dishcloths and string bags for Christmas presents, so no pictures until after XMas. I have decided one thing after struggling with the smiling fish - I like fair isle, the pattern around the bottom of the sweater was fun. And I don't think I mind intarsia, if it is just a few large blocks of color. But this fair isle/intarsia/tons of yarn changes isn't much fun. I never get a rythm going before I have to drop one yarn and pick up another. It's too fiddly for me.
That's probably bad news for the smiling fish. You may see them frowning next time you see them - or maybe a shark will have appeared in their midst . . .
So, Sister, where are you? Post soon or we'll change this to Sister instead of Sister, Sister.
Maybe we need a guest blogger - Charlotte? Natalie? Deneen? Anyone??