Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Lists and Piles
and piles and lists! I don't know about you, but when I get ready for a trip I make piles. And I make lists. And I make lists of my piles and piles from my lists. So that is where I am at today as we get ready to head to London tomorrow morning. Of course there is the clothes pile. What to wear. We try to travel as light as possible. Here is my bag ready to go. That wasn't so hard.
The bigger and more important dilemma, of course, is what knitting to take along. There will be lots of time in planes, trains and automobiles. Socks are small and portable, so obviously the project of choice. I have been busy casting on socks to have them ready to pick up and knit when the moment arises. Here you see my Cider Moon Glacier sock; a New Monkey sock out of Wollmeise Zenzi and my Claudia Peppermint Mocha sock. (The Cider Moon and Peppermint Mocha socks have single socks done and waiting their completion to be a pair!!) I also have my Vikings sock packed. I think that will be enough. I mean, there are always yarn stores to visit in London and Paris!!
We got a welcome visit from Aaron this past weekend! He came home to wish his dad a Happy Birthday since we'll be gone over the actual date. It was his first visit home since he left for college and it was so good to have him here. The first thing he did was boil up some eggs and treat us to some of his famous deviled eggs! Yum!
He also put on his working gloves and hopped on board the tractor with Steve to put in some posts for our neighbor. Steve LOVES this tractor and loves any excuse to fire it up and put it to use. (It belongs to our neighbor). Personally I don't have fond memories of the thing. I tried driving it once. Was not pretty. Let's just say I had a bad experience.
Aaron also 'let' us beat him at Settlers of Catan and multiple games of Farkel. What a guy! AND he didn't even bring laundry home for mom to do. Perhaps I should have taken his temperature!! He was a little miffed that we aren't taking him to Paris with us, since he does speak French. Maybe next time!
Well, more lists to make and piles to pack. I will end with a Self Portrait that I did in response to being tagged by Kristin for a Self Portrait Meme.
I took MANY pictures.. none of them very flattering. Some of them very NOT flattering! So here I am, coffee in one hand; camera in the other.
If you have a blog and are reading this, consider yourself tagged. See if you can't do a better job than I did! It's not easy taking a picture of yourself!!
I hope to post while we are gone.. but if not, I surely will when we get back and hope to have lots of pictures and stories to share!!
Until Next Time....