Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Busy as a Bee

This summer has certainly started off busier than I had planned, although in a good way. I was only home for two nights from the Outer Banks when I left town again, this time headed west to Blacksburg. My youngest, (that's her in the middle), had invited me to come to her film premiere, so of course, off I went! She was a camp counselor for a two week Virginia Tech program, called Blacksburg Stories, that teaches middle school students how to create documentaries. This is the title of her group's film.
The local independent movie theater, the Lyric, hosted the premiere.

It was so amazing to me to see her interact with her students and their parents. A proud moment for this mama.
The rest of the time I was there we just hung out, crafted, watched movies, ate out, and relaxed. So nice.

On Monday, we drove to Floyd (a small town known for The Crooked Road Music Project) and shopped at School House Fabrics, a three story fabric store, housed in an old schoolhouse. I lost count of how many rooms there were after twenty, and each and every room was crammed full. Overwhelming, although we did buy some fabric to use as curtains for Melissa's bedroom.

On the way back to Blacksburg, we stopped at a natural foods store. We wanted to eat at their cafe, but it was closed on Mondays, so we were out of luck.

I liked this mix of coneflowers and black eyed susans.

I left Tuesday morning to drive home and treated myself to lunch in Crozet at the Mudhouse. Delicious iced tea and a lemon iced, vegan ginger applesauce cake. Yummy.

Now I'm home and need to photograph the yarn I bought from Mosaic, as well as the progress I've made on the baby blanket. I think I'm up to fifteen squares now, which leaves ten to go plus the seaming and border. I'm also halfway through a Noro striped scarf with half priced yarn I couldn't resist buying while I was out there, despite my Noro stash at home. But half price? Who could resist? Not I, that's for sure.

I go back for my second endoscopy tomorrow to check on the healing progress of my ulcers (the ones that were found in April). So Stef and I are going to hit the video store today before she goes to work, so we can have some movies to watch while I lounge on the couch afterwards. Expecting good news, so I'm not worried a bit. And since the weather here is finally dropping from the high 90's, it should be a good day to putter around. I think we're going to hit the farmer's market today as well. Hope your day is a good one too.


  1. I love the Mudhouse.

    One more day and then I'll have some fabulous stories to tell, too.

    Your apple didn't fall far from the tree, did she?

  2. Isn't it fun to see your kid in an adult role? My parents used to love it when my son was a manager at Panara Bread because he could give them free food! They just got such a kick out of that.

    I'll be back in Williamsburg July 11. It would be so much fun to knit together! Can you PM me on Ravelry? I'm caffeinegirl1 there.