Saturday, August 06, 2011

and then

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.

The end.

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."


JelliDonut said...

I'm fairly certain it counts as "winning" if you don't have to borrow money in order to "win." But if it goes into three digits, then you have to call it something else. Yes, I'm quite certain that's the rule.

Cindy said...

I have a tiny plastic bear that I "won" at the Wisconsin State Fair when I was 10. It cost $12 at the time. Considering inflation, et al, $17 for Papa Smurf, that was a HUGE win;-P And, only one more week? The summers just fly by, don't they.

Roxie said...

Wow, your schools sure start early! We have until after Labor Day.

Yes, do re-arrange your lunches. I feel sorry for the talker, but how can you help someone like that? If you tell her, "No one wants to sit with you because you never shut up," it will only re-inforce the insecurities that make her such a nuisance in the first place.

When I sit staring at nothing, I can say I'm "working on a story," and no one thinks twice. And really, it's not a lie because most of my stories work out subconsciously anyhow.

Jane said...

Your blog is so entertaining, even if I'm your writing style! Hugs!

Suzanne said...

It looks like a fun time was had by all! Summer just goes too quickly!

vanfox23 said...

Glad you got home safely and had a good time. Enjoy your last week of vacation. Oh and thanks for the reference to Lemmings. I was racking my brain trying to remember that word in reference to another situation!

Yarnhog said...

Oh, I've heard of frozen custard! It is one of my goals in life to someday taste it.