Well, I'm back from Atlanta (and let me tell you - that traffic is nasty - 6 lane highway at a gridlock at 6:30 a.m. - YIKES!!). The meeting was very good. The massage was EXCELLENT. The winery dinner was good - not great. Bottom line: I am happy to be home and I am staying put for as long as I can - lol. Four trips inside of two months is too much for this old soul.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Dee and I had to get together on Saturday...it had been way too long. She showed up at my house Saturday morning and we made our way into Manayunk the LONG way (i.e., no Schuylkill Expressway for us) to Hidden River Yarns. I didn't even realize there was a Dead Grandma in the window - check out Dee's Blog for a pic of Dead Grandma - wonderful!!
Of course we both bought yarn. Here's my haul (I was very, very restrained):
The yarn on the right will become a hat - I think for Colin. The yarn on the left (Mango colorway) is destined for toes and cuffs (100% wool, no nylon).
I was also able to snap up a copy of Issue 5 of Laine. Apparently back issues are "scarce as hen's teeth" and I have wanted this issue after seeing one of the pieces in a shop window in MA last month. Whew! These magazines are not cheap, but the patterns are wonderful and the articles/interviews are just great too.
After wandering the streets for a bit, we headed to a pub for lunch (awesome chicken BBQ nachos for moi and a beer brewed with coffee which was so good!!) and then hit a Starbucks on the way home for coffee and knitting (and, of course, some good talk).
Sometimes I feel like I won the lottery when Dee moved North. We ALWAYS have a great time when we get together (and it has been way too long since I had friends in the area). Thanks Dee for a fun day and looking forward to our next get together.
Sunday has been lazy - laundry (of course) and grocery shopping (of course). I felt like crap when we got home from the grocery store...but a 2 hour nap revived me and I have some sauce (garlic, peppers, mushrooms, onions, eggplant, grilled sausage and a tiny amount of ground round) bubbling away on the stove for dinner. I'm thinking Monday is going to be busy, busy, busy for me. Wishing you all a lovely week!