Tuesday, July 19, 2005

After-Vacation Entry

Vacations are great. But then they end. We didn't have any big plans, the money just wasn't there this year. But that doesn't mean we didn't still spend.

Since it was our anniversary, we spent one night in Atlantic City (I still shudder when I think about how much I gambled away!), and walked the Boardwalk the next day, visiting different casinos. It can be fun, but I didn't pace myself very well as far as the money going into the machines. The weather cooperated, and we spent an hour on the beach, although the water was too cold to go in. Instead, as soon as we got really hot we went across to the hotel's pool and took a dip, and then went home.

The next day we drove out to Montauk, which is the point of one fork of Long Island (for any who don't know New York). Again it was a beautiful day, but the water was too cold to immerse ourselves. We had dinner on the way home at a roadside place. The food wasn't bad, although on the expensive side, but the weather had turned a little cool and we had to eat fast.

We took a day off from doing anything at all, and the next day went to see Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith. I thought it was a fun movie. And our final day together we went on a half-day fishing boat out of Freeport, LI. All in all, we had plenty to do and spent enough money even if we didn't take a huge vacation.

The weekend I spent in my trailer at Trail's End, PA. Saturday was a birthday party for my 8 year-old granddaughter, and Sunday was half rainy and the rest hot and humid.

And now I'm back at work. As always, vacations never seem long enough, but at least I came back to work feeling rested.

Actual Knitting Content

I've almost finished the green Dale baby sweater set for my co-worker's wife, who gave birth last week. The sweater has been blocked, and I have to sew in the sleeves and get some buttons. I'm 3/4's finished with the cap. And I don't think I'll bother making booties or socks, since the sweater is a 12 month size anyway. Now I just want it finished and out of my sight. Does anyone else feel that way once a project's almost done?

Since I, of course, just don't have enough projects started (hah!), I ordered a kit to make a shawl. Actually two shawls: The Flirty Ruffles in white, and Seascape Shawl in sage. Am I crazy, or what? Sometimes I just get to feeling like I have to buy something, start something, I don't know what the rush is. But myself and a friend at work are going to do a sort of knit-along. We're both nuts. She has almost as many UFO's as I do. Ah well, my vices could be worse.

Reading Content

I've started the second book of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series by Tad Williams. I loved the first book so much I just had to order the send two so I don't have to wait to get to the next part of the story. I can't believe I've never heard of this series before, that I've never read Tad Williams before. Oh, and I joined the QPBC again. Don't ask me why. I just have. to. have. books. Between my knitting and reading, I think I may bankrupt myself.

Anyway, that's all she wrote, folks. If anyone ever comes across this blog, I invite you to comment. I guess I may be ready to find out if I'm boring.

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