May 5, 2008

I am so late posting today because after a weekend as full and fabulous as this one was it's nearly impossible to figure out where to start. Last time I posted it was Thursday and I was so excited that I could barely sit still. I was looking forward to Carole's arrival and all the stuff we'd see together. Today I'm tired in the best kind of way because the weather cooperated and I have just spent the most wonderful weekend laughing and talking, taking pictures and playing with yarn. It doesn't get much better than that.

DSC_0493On Friday, Carole and I saw DC from the one end to another. Having a visitor who'd never seen the city before was a great excuse to pretend I was a tourist and ride the tourmobile. It's nearly impossible to see everything in one day but we gave it our best shot. With cameras in hand we strolled the grounds of the Capital (where we saw a cat on a leash - so weird!), saw gorgeous flowers at the US Botanic Gardens, and appreciated the many memorials found throughout DC. We had so much fun that we went back on Sunday with Stinkerbelle to get a better look at the Jefferson and the FDR memorials.

Saturday we rose bright and early to drive up to Maryland Sheep and Wool with my buddy Felicia and her daughter, Miss B. Upon arrival we promptly got on line and waited over and hour and a half for the privilege of buying t-shirts. So crazy!

We saw Risa, Jessica, Mama-E, and Lolly and I don't have pictures of any of them so you'll just have to take my word for it. Normally, when I say I saw someone, I mean just that. For example - I saw Lolly at the Homespun Yarn Party and, being a total geek, I ducked out the back of the room without saying hello. Even worse, I fessed up to her in an email the next day although she would never have know otherwise. No excuse other than wicked lameness. I know these people are nice and I'm sure I'd love'em in person but the older I get the more dorky I get. Thankfully, Carole is not a dork at all so we said hello and everyone was very nice and I'm so happy I met them.

The shopping part of the excursion was pretty good although I now know why Felicia and I usually go on Sunday. It was CROWDED! There were booths I couldn't even get close to at all and we gave up on the Ravelry meet up after hearing that it was totally packed. (I was bummed about that 'cuz I really wanted a ravelry button) We each bought some yarn or fiber or both and I would say that we were quite restrained if you don't count the *cough* new toy that followed me home. I'd rather show you than tell you so stay tuned for details on that. Trust me - it's awesome!

This week will be a super busy one because Stinkerbelle is turning 9 on Wednesday and we'll celebrate it with cupcakes at school, cupcakes for her team at the softball game she plays on her birthday, and a cake at her party next weekend. Kind of a lousy time for my microwave to die isn't it? It's an even worse time for my disposal to croak and cause a flood under my kitchen sink. Yup! I'm happy to say that both of these situations ought to be fixed this afternoon. Unfortunately I can't get out of the chorus production at school on Tuesday night. Oh, yes, I have to cook for that too.


Margene said...

It sounds like a great time was had by all!!

Carole Knits said...

It was a wonderful time! Thanks again to your whole family for hosting me this weekend! You're a wonderful tour guide and friend.
I knew about the microwave but when on earth did the disposal crap out on you? yikes!

Elspeth said...

I think I might have done that too, out of shyness, but it is fun to see "celebrities" in person too! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you and Carole had a wonderful time and the weather cooperated!

Lolly said...

I was very happy to meet you this time! :) i am so glad to hear that you and Carole had a good time!

Carol said...

Good times...The crowds look like everything here (always crowded), cept we don't have wool festivals
:( Good luck with the appliances!