First up, yes, I am alive. We survived the trip to Texas, in spite of 110F heat. And in spite of a passenger list on the return flight that I felt sure would be irresistible to the cruel hands of Fate. Really. I even pointed it out to the Budgie in the airport: an entire team of highschool baseball players, fresh from summer baseball camp, tan and young and full of promise; not one but two unaccompanied minors, both of whom nonchalantly waved off their parents after the pilot came to escort them and introduced them to each other; a VIP dog flying first class; and who knows how many other front page stories that weren't obvious to the casual observer. The minors even sat on row behind and across from us, new best friends sharing their stories and photos. I knitted fiercely. I ate the snacks we brought. I refrained from kissing the ground when we landed safely. You can all say 'I told you so' now. (But seriously, had I been Fate, I surely couldn't have resisted that.)
I still haven't bound off the vacation knitting project. We are at an impasse, that and I. It didn't use up all of my yarn, which is one precious skein of seasilk. So it is sitting on the coffee table while I work on another project with a few, also precious, skeins of koigu. I am hoping it magically eats the seasilk up and becomes a completed project while it marinates...
Now....now I am keeping busy. I have photos to post, as always, and hopefully I will get to them next week. I am looking for jobs and doing paperwork to get my mammography license, which I am hoping will open up more jobs. I am cooking - yesterday I made banana bread and a white bean sauce for some polenta. It's fall here already, and I need comfort food. Last week I made a finger food extravaganza of spring rolls, lettuce wraps, potstickers, and fishcakes. I have been organizing like mad, and freed up about 2 square feet of cupboard space. I have lists, and I am checking things off them daily. I'm trying not to sleep in too late. This now means I have resorted to an alarm, as I have the uncanny ability to sleep till noon like an adolescent.
Now I need to leave the house.