Monday, March 31, 2008

One Of These Feet...

is not like the other. Can you tell the difference? That's right! I have the first of my swirl socks done and it feels amazing. Now to just cast on the second sock and get that done so my other foot can be happy! (And no, I'm not standing on Sumo. He just likes to be at my feet when I'm sitting on the couch!)

I went on a mini get-away this past weekend to Galena with a couple of friends. We had a great time. (Stayed up way too late and ate way too much junk food!!) We also spent a little time in Galena shopping and going to one of the newer restaurants, Durty Gurts. When this first opened I fell in love with their Shrimp Po'boy sandwich and steak fries. Yum. Then they replaced the steak fries with regular fries. I didn't like it, but I suffered. Now they have taken the Shrimp Po'boy off the menu. Bummer. I hate when that happens. Am I the only one that gets attached to one menu item?

We are slowing down at work and actually got fairly caught up by the time I left last Friday. I emailed my friend who I work for and told her I was bringing my knitting today. She thought I was joking..... (Won't she be surprised when I take out my knitting needles????)

Steve went to see A on Saturday and share his Antartica excitement. (I think he was also trying to weasel a 'chaperone' spot on the trip as well!) It still is mind boggling to think that he will be in Antartica. Not many people can say that.

We've had some warmer weather and the snow is just about gone. Steve got quite a bit of yard work done this weekend as well and it looks nice. Now just to wait for things to start popping up.

Sumo is loving the warmer weather and spends big chunks of time outside. When he does, he sports his Dogwatch collar. We live on 10 acres and 5 of them are 'enclosed' with an underground dog fence which has been one of our best investments. (We've had it for almost 11 years and it still works great!) Sumo tends to 'wander' when we don't put it on. Besides, he looks very handsome in it!

Off to work. Hope you all have a great day and a great week. I will spend a good part of the day trying to figure out how I can 'fool' Steve tomorrow. It's tradition. Some years I have gotten him really good!! I'll let you know.

Until Next Time....


Leigh said...

sumo looks pretty ticked at having his collar on.
just saying.

Janice said...

Don't worry... it came off right after the picture and he doesn't have to wear it in the house. Just saying.

Bonnie D. said...

I meant to email you last week to say Congrats to A for his exciting upcoming adventure! I will look forward to hearing about it and seeing the photos.

Enjoy the ride down the homestretch to 4/15!

baby face said...

I love your socks. I love the
pattern and the colorway and I think Sumo does too. I don't think
we should have to wait a whole year
for the pattern to come out although I could probably sell them
patterns. I feel like everyday is April fools day especially where
this computer is concerned.

baby face said...

I'm sorry that I forgot
to congratulate A on his
trip to Anartica. I have a friend
who works for NOVA. He will enjoy
it although it is cold.

SwissKnits! said...

Bummer about the Shrimp Po Boy... I've never had any type of Po Boy... tell me about them....

I happen to LOVE wedge sweet potato fries... I couldn't stop eating and thinking about them when I was expecting our first child. Mmmmmmm Yummmmmy!!

I remember letting my dogs lay on my feet to warm them up... Sumo looks like he would be so cozy warm... :)

rohanknitter said...

That's a great sock!! Everytime I read about your Galena trips I feel the need to go! And yes, I can't stand when my favorite item disappears from a menu!! Glad to hear work is starting to taper off just a bit.

hakucho said...

Your sock is so pretty. Love the color and can't wait to see the finished pair :)

Glad Sumo is so "protected" :)

Jknits said...

I'm not mentioning the Antartica trip to Dh - he'd be far too interested in the concept :) Hope it's great for A.

The sock is snazzy!

monica said...

Sumo is such a sweetie.
Your sock looks fantastic : )