Up until recently, I've avoided getting snagged into shopping at Trader Joe's. I'd go in here and there, buy only what I needed, and leave. Then I found the Druid Circles, and the frozen Mac and Cheese, and the Columbia black pepper encrusted hard salami, and the vegetarian grape leaves. Oh, and the four cheese flatbread. I'm hooked on everything in that place including its charm. So is everyone else in the house. No longer do they say, "oh, you went shopping." These days it's, " Oh! You went to Trader Joe's!" This is always followed by a raid on the fridge and cupboards to look for the loot, and empty promises to save me some grape leaves. I joined a Trader Joe's group on Ravelry for the heck of it. In return, I've been pointed to products I may not have tried otherwise.
Knitting update: I have tackled trinity stitch. I wouldn't call myself an expert, and I'm quite certain the Knitting Guild of America would send me to prison for my crimes against knitting, but I've swatched both in the round and flat, and when I pay attention, I don't lose stitches. I don't think this stitch is one to do while watching Top Chef.
Frog Kissing Update: I have a visit to the colonial scheduled for noon Friday. I hope it's as nice as the pictures seem to indicate.
Did I mention that both Charming and the French house are located less than a mile from Trader Joe's? No? Charming is closer.