Saturday, March 22, 2014

A lovely day

Mr. Smartypants had a gig today. I got to come along. I love watching him run a sound board. That combined with the artist being as genuinely talented, kind and gentle as I'd ever imagined has me still in the clouds.

The delightful Dan Zanes.

Apres show nosh here

Started a hat for me with the thrice-frogged yet still delicious Noro I'd purchased many, many moons ago. It's going to be wicked cool.

Hope that your Saturday has been full of wonder.

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Let's see. What's going on around here? Miss M is preparing for a college tour with her uncle--they'll use her spring break and get an idea about several far-flung (and a few not-so-far-flung) schools. I'm giddy and nervous and thrilled for her. I think it was a great idea to do this now so that she's really got some good groundwork for next year when it all becomes frighteningly REAL. She's also deep in rehearsals for a production of Twelfth Night in which she plays the fool for several performances. I'm nearly as proud as when she scored the role of A Drunkard in Tempest a few years back.

Mr. Fix-It has succumbed to the dreaded plague that is rolling around the Northwest. I think it's carried in the rain as most everyone has had one form or another. He's stoically working through it and trying hard to rest and recoup. He's recently turned his talents to the repair of a small RC helicopter, and we are waiting out the precipitation to give it a fair go.

Our 18th anniversary is tomorrow. Himself let me choose the date way back when, and I figured what the hell? Not that 18 years of marriage isn't enough reason to raise a glass, but hey, as a Murphy, I'm somewhat honor-bound to celebrate the day in as many ways as can be done!

The hound spaniel is all done with his long course of meds. He misses the steroids, but we are happy not to have him constantly begging underfoot in the now-slip-proof kitchen. His back legs are weaker, but he's getting around. Needs a haircut, but that is a large undertaking that I am not prepared to tackle on this day of rest.

I'm nearly done with a hat for M. Actually committed the cardinal sin of thinking I had enough yarn for a project and running out several rows short. Have been waiting for it to come in at the LYS and will check on it today. Also picked up a cool book at the library, Knitting for Warm Weather. Would have served me well in AZ, but it has a lovely little leafy scarf pattern that I've been noodling with anyhow. Hoping to sit at the sewing machine later and play.

We're kicking around ideas for our next destination. If the girl winds up in California, it will likely be northern, and although I have no objection there, himself says Nevada is as close as he'll go. We'll see. If she heads east, we may be moving to colder climes. I know that I've got the chops to find something at the Cleveland Clinic, but I'd really like the next move to result in a different line of work.  Don't know what yet, but I'll figure it out.