|Native Western Dogwood in our back yard.|
A month, it's been a full month since I've posted anything. Many times I started out to write something witty and so very clever, only to get distracted. So what's been happening?
We've had the realtor come over to the Bellevue house, contractors are coming over to give us bids, we're cleaning up the yard when the weather permits, I'm helping plan a friend's retirement party, I'm getting ready for a 3-month sabbatical that starts July 1, we're putting together the Last Bellevue Barbeque, trying to get anything to grow in our garden, receiving requests for stockings for troops deployed in Afghanistan, working with the knitters, crocheters, and sewers to get stockings made, and we are planning THE BIG MOVE to Sequim. Maybe that's why I haven't posted anything. Maybe that's why I'm feeling scattered, distracted, and maybe a little bemused.
Not all is scatterment, however. We've been having fun getting together with friends, building fire pits, grilling on the deck, and, believe it or not, David and I went to the Irrigation Festival Parade in Sequim this year. We were at the grocery store (took a while taking detours to get there), and decided to get a coffee, sit on the curb, and do the parade. It was a blast. I loved every minute of it. Here is a annotated version of the parade.
People were laughing, talking and sharing a good time. It was a spur of the moment decision, and a good one too.
I continue to knit doggie blankets, because right now the garter stitch "dish rag" pattern is all I am capable of dealing with. I am grateful to have my knitting, it's keeping me centered. The doggies are big winners too.
We have received a request to provide 700 stockings to a battalion deployed in Afghanistan. The Chaplan asked if it would be possible for us to consider them. I said yes, of course. In about three months, we will be going full steam ahead on Operation Holiday Stockings again for the seventh year.
Finally, among all of this excitement, Susan B. bought a new car and a beaut is too.
Well, hopefully it won't be so long until the next posting. Take care everyone, and happy knitting to my fiber friends.