We saw the smurf movie and we went back to wildwood and Mr. Sophanne "won" a Papa Smurf if you can call $17 at the "Duck Pond" winning.
And my new favorite boardwalk treat is orange sherbet/vanilla swirl frozen custard from Kohr's Bros.
Home again and the garden is a jungle.
Marie (Red853 on Ravelry) took good care of plants and animal (cat) while we were away and took the guilt inducing spinning wheel off of my hands. Knitters are good people.
While we were away, my favorite dyer of wool, Stitchjones, decided to have herself a little yarn club-not a gang- called Yarnageddon I don't know how many slots she has but if you're a lemming, you might want to get in on this. I love love her colors. And I like her.
Blog friends are good. When vacationing became overwhelming I had blog posts from my friends to keep me grounded. They would show up in my reeder, I wouldn't have time or energy to comment and I would mark them as "unread" so that they would be there the next time I checked. I didn't read them again. I just liked having them there for moral support. I knew if I got wiggy and needed a "lifeline" and said so in my blog there would be an outpouring of support and ideas. So I just kept them there to carry along in my back pocket when the going got bumpy.
The week ahead is the last week of summer vacation. Teachers go back on the 15th. Kids return on the 18th. One thing I realized over the summer is that the lunchtime space of last year was unacceptable. Either the talker goes (by way of good scheduling) or I do- by way of finding somewhere else to eat. Life is too short to let other people make the days so long.
What a completely non-sequiter blog post. I'll work on organizing thoughts during this week. Then when Mr. Sophanne sees me sitting in the knitting chair watching Netflix and asks me what I'm doing I'll be able to say "Organizing my Thoughts."