Apparently it's been awhile since my last post. I didn't mean to ignore this site, but I was too busy on my vacation to do anything more than sleep (when it came), clean, shop, cook, eat, visit with family, rinse and repeat. I packed a month into a mere 6 days off.
Mareseatoats came to town last Friday and we had an impromptu 4 day family reunion that culminated in a cookout on Monday with about 20 or so guests. It was great fun, even if the weather was not cooperative (cold and windy). Saturday night was kind of quiet, and sort of stormy so we elected to go see The Help. What a moving motion picture. I never read the book, but it's now in my Kindle's line up. To me, the sign of a great actor is whether or not they can evoke emotion in me. Bryce Dallas Howard made me angry. What a bitch she was in that movie. In my opinion, she kind of got what she deserved for being so evil and bigoted. When I got home and googled the actress, imagine my surprise when I realized she was Ron Howard's daughter! Really? She was such a bitch and I was appalled she could really be the daughter of a great American icon. She was that good as Hilly. She must of got the bitch chops from her mom, because I know they didn't come from her dad. Acting chops? All him. I liked the movie so much, I think I could go see it again.
Sometime on Sunday, I downloaded the Catkin shawl pattern and Mareseatoats and I went shopping in my yarn studio for the right yarn. I settled on Bearfoot in Moose Creek and Dream in Color's Smooshy in Chinatown Apple. They're pretty together, but now--about 45 rows into this pattern--I'm not so sure I'm happy with the mohair content of Bearfoot. Sara thinks she likes the colors together, so I'll persevere. Maybe.
Mareseatoats went home on Tuesday and I went back to work yesterday. It was a fast 6 days off, but nice to have my siblings together for the weekend. We haven't had a Michigan reunion like this since my mom passed away...five years ago today. Maybe that's the real reason I haven't posted in so long, but she's been on my mind all week. We all miss her, and welcomed the opportunity to talk about her and reminisce a bit.
Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'm off to catch up on your sites now.