Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Ramblings

S came home for spring break Thursday night, M2 came home Friday night, and they both left on a bus for New York at 1 a.m. Friday morning to visit M2. They come back Tuesday night at 11:30 p.m. Not exactly the way I'd like to travel but they're young and resilient so they'll be fine. I'm so glad the three of them are so close.

Steve got back from his trip Thursday night, but he was so busy and stressed about work on Friday that we didn't really connect well until yesterday. We did a sort of "vacation in our town" kind of thing. First we went for bagels at this great place I like, then we came home and took a nap (staying up until 1 a.m. dropping the girls off the night before caught up with me). We went back to Ghent to see Up in the Air at the Naro, then walked to Cogan's after the movie for beer and mussels, and went to Fairgrounds, my favorite coffee shop, for after dinner coffee (tea for me). We were actually going to go back to the Naro for another movie, Broken Embraces, but I ran out of steam, so we came home. One of the things I liked so much about the day was the amount of walking we did, as everything is in the same general area. Actually, this is the neighborhood I'd choose to live in if we didn't live near the Bay.

I did a bit of knitting on my Saroyan shawl; all I have left to do are the decreases now. (I even wound the new ball of yarn while we were at the coffee shop.) The sweater is at a point where I need to measure the length against another sweater to see if I'm ready to bind it off. Kind of excited about starting the sleeves! I'm thinking I'll get to work on it while watching the Oscars tonight. Anyone else an Oscar watcher?

And on a totally different subject, this bed looks awesome! I think it would be a great thing to have in a craft room. And speaking of craft rooms, I talked to M2 about rearranging what's left of her room so that I can set up the sewing machine in there. She's already taken most of her stuff, she's not planning on being here for summer break (staying in Blacksburg to take a class and work), and I want to be able to sew more often, so it seemed like a good idea to use her room. It seems a little strange, like I'm pushing her out, but her bed is still in there, so it's not like she won't have a place to sleep when she does come home. Plus, she likes to sew too, so that helps. But still, it feels a little strange.

The weather is supposed to get in the sixties today so I'm hoping to make it down to the beach for awhile. Haven't been down since the big snow.


  1. You are more of a movie-goer than I am. It's a good thing the movie industry isn't depending on me. So the Oscars are probably not on my TV tonight.

    That pallet bed is interesting. And doable for anyone.

    Have fun at the beach. Sixties is outdoor knitting weather.

  2. That bed does look really cool! We need pallets for an outdoor project at the moment... must go hunting for some...

  3. Hi Rose - glad to have found you again! Hope you are ok.

  4. Hi Rose,
    Loop is a fiber studio in Garnerville, NY. Steph, the owner has an etsy store:

    She holds a monthly Spin-In every first Saturday.