Friday, September 19, 2008

The Amazing Shrinking Woman

My sister Elizabeth started out about two years ago at around the same weight I am now. She just emailed me this morning that she has lost a full 100 pounds!! Go Lizzie!!!!!
In other news, my friend Melissa called last night and asked me to be her Maid of Honor. I am so honored that I'm almost speechless.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Transition Clothes

It's that funny time of year where I'm wearing parts of both my summer and winter wardrobes. From summer, I'm wearing a short sleeved shirt and linen pants. From winter, I've got wool socks, shoes (as opposed to flipflops) and a wool sweater.
I'm resisting taking the rest of my winter clothes out since there's not enough room for both wardrobes in my bureau. I may break down and get out a long sleeved shirt if it gets any chillier, though.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Pockets are Full of Tissues

And that is never a good sign.
I've got that stupid fall cold that's going around. I was going to go for a nice long bike ride tomorrow morning but I thought better of it. Sometimes I do have some sense.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tomato Thief

All this summer, I've been thinking that it just wasn't a good tomato year because of how wet and rainy it was. And to a certain extent, it has been. Little did I know, however, that someone has been eating my tomatos.She looks so innocent, doesn't she? She is so busted!
And being another cool day, I get to wear the third pair of socks I made this summer. I just finished these a few days ago!
Tonight is the first meeting of the Common Cod Fiber Guild! We are having Franklin Habit speak and I'm so excited! Get more details here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Chilly Day

Another new pair of socks!
These were finished in July and are made from the Noro Kureyon sock yarn. I love them now and I'll love them more when they are washed. They get all fluffy and soft!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Where did everybody go?

The shop has been incredibly slow this week. Things were riproaring along until about Monday then it turned into Deadly Deadola of Deadsville in here.
One consolation:
It is finally cool enough to wear wool socks. These are out of Arucania Ranco and were finished so late in the spring that I didn't get to wear them.
My other consolation, I'm getting a lot of work done on my bookkeeping...whoopee.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Annie's in the Shop!

It is Annie's second day in the shop and she's great!
Here she is giving the yarn some lovin'.
I swear, there is an elf yarn party in here every night and I am terrible at keeping up with the mess they make. Let's face it folks, I'm terrible at keeping up with any mess. It's a good thing I live alone.
Fortunately, we've got Annie on the job! Come see her on Sundays and Mondays!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Canoeing with the Buddhists

My nephews and I went canoeing with a bunch of people from the Zen Center. We paddled all day. I had a great time! The kids had a great time. The weather was perfect. The company was the best.
Now, I have to collapse. So. Tired.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ah, back to school

Little Nephew is back to school this week and so we are walking together again every morning. I've really missed our conversations. This is one we had this morning:

LN: Auntie Lucy, I know what DNA is now.
ME: What is it?
LN: It means there's a little part of you in me. Your weirdness.
ME: Oh.

The kid thinks I'm the weirdest person he's ever met, which is fine. Gotta keep 'em guessing.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

First Tuesday in the Shop!

This is the first Tuesday I've worked in over 11 years and it is a little strange. I keep thinking that it's Wednesday and the knitting group is coming tonight. But, no, I'm only working until 7pm. So strange!
Anyway, the trip to the MFA yesterday was great! For some strange reason, I love looking at jewelry but I have no interest in wearing it. I'm usually lucky if I can stand wearing my watch! The Art Nouveau jewelry was really, really gorgeous. Patience and I were both amazed that people actually wore this stuff. It's so ornate and expensive and BIG. I think that, by far, our favorite piece was a tiara that was essentially diamond encrusted antennae. You wore them with the tiara part hidden in your hair with just the antennae showing! Nifty!
Today's big adventure, other than opening the shop, was taking the tandem on it's maiden voyage. I met Stefanie up at Arlington Center and we rode together almost all the way to the Lexington line. It is real different riding with someone else. First of all, you have to coordinate coasting and stopping because everyone's pedals are going around at the same time. We worked it out, though, and had a great ride! I can't wait to take it out again!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Going to the MFA

Patience and I are headed to the Museum of Fine Arts for the day. We'll be checking out the art nouveau jewelry exhibit, having some lunch and then looking through the rest of the museum. It makes me feel so cultured and grown-up. I'm wearing my pearls and everything!