Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Tree Up

Yesterday was Mom's birthday, so I put up the Christmas tree.  I'll probably add to it this month.  There are some new pieces already this year, as well as some missing ones that I've given away since last year.  That's how it always goes.  

In keeping with the theme of things going the same way as usual, I just received confirmation that a package I mailed arrived.  Yeah, I boxed up and addressed that knitted Thanksgiving meal and it went on our North Carolina adventure and I didn't get it out in the post until this week.  I'm terrible and I know it.  Anyway, I'm told it will make it's next journey to the hospital tomorrow.  I think I'll knit a Christmas tree next and maybe I'll even get it there in time.  I won't box it up the same way as the last package, so that should help.

Saturday, December 02, 2017


NaBloPoMo was fun, and I made it. Not posting yesterday was both weird and nice, but I'm back. How will it go after this? Eh, does it even matter? Anyway, I'm still going, might have some spinning to show soon, and one day (not soon) I will finish the sweater. For tonight, it's that time again--take a peek.
  1. Run out :: Now
  2. Whisperer :: Crazy
  3. Collide :: Worlds
  4. Worth :: Less
  5. Fuck :: Me
  6. Mild :: Mannered
  7. Chapped :: Lips
  8. Hope :: Eternal
  9. Itch :: Scratch
  10. Face :: Off

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Not Even Close

Of all the unsurprising things to happen this month, the "dnf" status on my NaKniSweMo cardigan is least surprising.  But, hey, this isn't actually a race.  I can still knit the sweater.  It's not as though my yarn, needles, and pattern disappear at midnight.  Still, it is a little disappointing to have only completed 44 rows.  Yes, the rows before the increases.  Oh, well.
While I might currently lack the objectivity to assess what I have accomplished, I do know it has been a very full month.  I'm plugging away at the laundry from our travels and trying to get ready for next month.  December is nearly here, and it is never empty.    

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


As you know, we sometimes have to go to the doctor all the way down in the 'ham, and that's a bit of a drive.  So, when an appointment is scheduled at the right time and we feel up to it, we like to visit Trader Joe's.  It's not a store we have locally, so it is a fun treat.

Now, truth be told, we mostly pick up junk food, so it's probably a good thing we aren't any closer and don't shop there more often.  It's not all we buy there, but it truly is the bulk of it.  At least we finally stopped buying a bottle of wine every time, because we don't drink, and we don't have much occasion to give a bottle to someone.  That being said, that hasn't always stopped us.  We're weird, and we know it.

Some of our favorites are seasonal items.  We're mental for that saltwater taffy.  One of our nephews loves the firecracker bar (chocolate with something like pop rocks and spiciness) so much.  That's another thing we like about going there; we can bring things back to others that they can't get otherwise.  My mom has never been a tea fan, but she would like to drink tea.  I made her some white ginger pear that she liked, so we brought back a box just for her. 

Anyway, on our last trip, we apparently went on just the right day, because the Advent Calendars had arrived.  We picked up a pile for nieces and nephews, and now we can finally give them to the little ones.  Here's hoping they make the countdown to Christmas more fun.  



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Be It Ever So Humble

There really is no place like home, and it is good to be here.  We've unloaded the car, but unpacking will have to wait for tomorrow.  For now, I'm sipping some tea with honey, and then it's shower and bed.

Monday, November 27, 2017


Well, I don't know when this will post, as I have no innerwebs right now.  All on a night when I can't sleep.  Oh, the injustice of it all!  

Today began differently than expected and it stayed that way.  We rolled with it pretty well, and then when one of the shifts in the situation renewed itself, we took the opportunity to go be silly and touristy--we went panning for gems.  

It has actually been a bit of a running joke for a few years now, complete with a hand/arm motion mimicking the activity.  But this time, we finally decided to just get out there and do it.  And you know what?  It was fun.  It was silly.  It was gimmicky.  And getting out there and doing it was a bit of a remedy for some of the ailments of the day.  
We've yet to fully identify all of our treasures, but I think it's pretty safe to say that we are now bazillionaires with riches beyond imagination.  No, no, stop--there's no need to be jealous.  You know us, we will share the wealth, and all will experience an improvement. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

If Only it Worked

Remember that cold I mentioned the other day?  I only had one rough night of it back then, but there is one lingering annoyance--the coughing.  While I do admit that I do not particularly enjoy it, it seems to be even more bothersome/worrisome for everyone around me.  So, now, I am taking OTC preparations that do not make a difference in my coughing, but my doing so seems to please others.  Oh, well, that's just how it goes sometimes, eh?