We used to play that game in the car on road trips. This weekend will find me taking a couple of little trips around the state, and much more. Saturday morning, I’ll meet Rosanne at our usual spot, and then we’ll journey to our knitting guild meeting. This month’s training topic is on podcasts, a subject about which I am very curious. Since I used to be an instructor, I like to do my homework, so if you’re into podcasts, tell me why, and when/how you listen. I like blogs, love the reading, and it’s something I can do at work. Podcasts require speakers (something not on the work PC), and listening ears, which I don’t have at home. In the evenings at home, I’m either trying to get Sissy the exercise she needs or the Knight is watching TV and/or talking to me. Not exactly a listener’s environment…
Sunday, I think we’re going to stay in town long enough to have lunch with the Knight’s extended family at his parents’ house, but we’ll have to bug out and leave them to start on the Thank You Notes without us. (Yeah. SNOL if you will, those who know the Knight. Like he’d even sign his own name on a TY.) I feel that’s a fair compromise, because I’m sure they won’t finish tomorrow, and I will have at least a few to help with on Monday at work. Even if they do finish without me, frankly, I feel it’s fitting and more socially correct for the TYs to come from Pop’s children, not a granddaughter inlaw, right?
Then, we’ll head to “The Gateway to the Northern Neck” and with a rather bitter twist of fate, close out my grandmother’s estate by picking up my furniture inheritance. They’re calling for storms, but we’ll take tarps and tape, and it will be okay. Hopefully, we’ll be able to have supper with my aunt and uncle before we head home. Dodging storms would be nice too.
Never mind that we don’t have room for the furniture. I want it, and we’ll make it work. I’m still hopeful that we’ll quit talking about an addition and actually BUILD one some day. I’m just hoping the big mirrored coat rack bench thingee has storage in the bench. Guess what I want to hide there? Of course! Yarn!
I’m also going to finish the motif sock this weekend if I have to pull an all-nighter. I wanted it done for tomorrow’s show and tell at the guild meeting, but that ain’t happenin’. This will be my last non 2 at a time socks for a while, because I do indeed have second sock syndrome. I can’t imagine how painful the stockinette foot will be, but at least I have lots of travel time for mindless knitting. I may have to get Rosanne to stop somewhere tomorrow in the City (Richmond, as opposed to the village I live in) to get me a book light, just in case Sunday evening’s return trip is in the dark. Sure, it’ll drive the Knight up the wall, but he’ll feel sorry for me and just shake his head… He doesn’t need to see anyway. Both of our vehicles can make the trip from the farm home (or vice versa) on auto-pilot.