Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Thanksgiving was lovely ... and I even managed to finesse two turkey dinners! Mischa hosted the family Thanksgiving, as always, and it was really nice -- Jeff has been three weeks without a drink, so it really felt like a family dinner this time more than ever.

Then on Monday Michael and I hosted a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner for marina tenants -- we provided the turkey, and everyone else brought a dish. (No, we didn't try to have 15 extra people on our boat... we used to have a 'common room' here for events like this, but two years ago, when it had hardly been used, we were instructed by the powers-that-be to rent it out. Luckily we rented it out to someone we have a little 'pull' with -- our son Jason opened a music venue that mostly only gets used on Friday and Saturday nights! So we hosted the dinner there, at the Sunset Room...)

Other than that, I feel like I'm in slow motion ... it has taken me 5 days to do an editing job that would normally take a day. And I've had the same pair of socks on the needles for a week -- I got them half done (I always knit both socks at the same time, on dpn's) only to discover that one sock had 8 more stitches than the other! The fact that it took almost to the heel flap for me to notice that difference tells you the state of mind I'm in. (And just to confirm it, I've had family all around for several days now ... and haven't taken a single photograph)!

However, I found a delightfully irreverent photo of Susan and I from last summer that I want to share with you... and what you need to know is this: what you're about to see was *completely* out of character for both of us. We had just won a euchre tournament against our hubbies in a glorious finish after they had gloated for weeks, and we were feeling pretty smug...

See? :-)

Today Hailey heads back to Whistler and things will get back to 'normal' here -- whatever that is! Susan's memorial isn't until the 25th, so I need to try to put that 'aside' for now and get some work done.

Wish me luck with that...


renegade knitter said...

ROFL! OMG that's just so badass!

Grace said...

cute picture and wonderful memory!!! And the turkey ohhhhh I can't wait for outs

Unknown said...

P. here. LOL, I do not know. Those fingers look pretty well used.
I am still laughing.