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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Random Thursday in October

The Husband and I went shopping yesterday at an outlet and I found a sweet little jacket on the 70% off rack. When I got to the check out the sales lady said, "Oh, that should have been on the 30% off rack." Now, it was a nice jacket, but I really don't need another and $50 was a little more than I wanted to spend on something not yarn, so I said thanks, but no thanks and the lady insisted (she called me back to the register twice!) on giving me the 70% off price of $17. Now for the big question, why do I feel guilty (yes, of course I bought it. I was afraid the sales lady would hurt herself when she tackled me)?
Did you see it? Last night on Pushing Daisies, Chi McBride was knitting. Not only knitting but he used one of his knitting needles to save the day! I can't wait to see if this becomes a regular part of the series (knitted gun cozies?!?)
I did receive the harmony needles but have been working on the strikke-along vest (so far I've ripped back the back after 8 inches and the left front after 6 inches. Sigh!) so no news to report. I can't even show you a picture because I left the camera's USB at home.
Tomorrow is the long schlep home with a stop to pick up Younger Son at college (it's his fall break weekend). He will be doing the last leg of the driving so Mom can knit (so long as I don't have to use my mental powers to keep us on the road).
In looking for the post where I told about my amazing mental powers while teaching Younger Son to drive (couldn't find that) I came across a few unfinished ends. So some weaving in...
This is the front of the plantation, Oatlands. It belonged to more or less the same family from before the "War of Northern Aggression" (as it is known in the south, sorry, the South!) until sometime after WWII. Lots of interesting stuff to look at and even though it was 102 degrees the day we were there it was only about 85 degrees inside with no air conditioning! We were planning to go back and wander around the gardens this week but shopping and rain intervened. This is the picture I loaded onto the laptop.
I was complaining a few posts back about how hard it was to do fine embroidery and how I am too young to have to start giving up the things I like to do because of age (says the Dr., "Well, you are getting on. You have to expect that you will lose some ......" Fill in the blank as you choose, strength, skill, sight, BTW I am in my early 50s. When did that mark the beginning of the end?). Turns out that if you are really near-sighted that as you age your eye sight will actually improve! I needed new glasses. Things are better now. Not perfect, but a lot better! The new lenses out there are a vast improvement over the last set. Lighter and more powerful.
Next week: Rhinebeck.

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4 Comments:

Blogger CygKnit said...

And here I like Chi because his character's name is Emerson...

Can't wait to see you at Rhinebeck!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Amy Lane said...

I saw it I saw it!!! I was jumping up and down at that part...(and Chicken, who LOVES that show, was cracking up...she was like, "Gee, mom--you have to start tucking your socks into your shirt pockets...:" Enjoy the long weekend with the kinderbraten...it's probably wonderful to be able to get rid of them...and then get them back...and get rid of them...and then get them back... (so...was it waiting for you when you got home? Just asking.)

8:15 PM  
Blogger Coach Susan said...

NEVER feel guilty for paying less.

Gave up on Network TV's new season. Waiting anxiously for Lost to return. That sounds sort of oxymoronic, doesn't it?

Lucky duck. The harmony needles I mean. Last I checked, they were backordered. :( So much for blowing even more money on my recent on-line shopping spree (DH soooo relieved).

War of Northern Aggression???? Must print different history books down there. And that makes slavery, what? Very Seriously Encouraged Volunteer Labor?

As for MDs, I find they trot out the "P" word a little too often to shut one up and get one out. P-word being perimenopause. Looking at your clock, they probably throw the "M" word at you a lot. They're just being lazy. Which is why I see an acupuncturist now for all my ailments. To Hades with Hypocrates' heirs!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I recently had to move to bifocals because I was always taking my glasses off to do up close work. I still have to take them off sometimes! I, also, got the "you're getting up there and these things are to be expected" speech. I will be 50 in 3 weeks. Wow, I feel ancient now.

11:11 AM  

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