Monday, March 31, 2008

Back at It

School resumed today, and there are eleven more weeks of the daily grind before summer vacation begins. I am counting the days.

I attended my first knitting class on Saturday morning, and I caught on pretty fast. I'm working on a pink scarf already. I had a really good teacher, Tammy. She gave me almost constant attention for two hours. I loved every minute of it. Knitting is fun! The store at which the class takes place is just beautiful. They've got a corner of the store set up with comfy sofas, and a couple spaces with tables and chairs for their knitting students. It's a bright, colorful place, and it feels like being in someone's eclectic, warm home. It's my new Saturday morning hang. Check it out:

After my knitting class, I went and had a massage. The massage therapist used hot stones on my back. It felt so good. I've never experienced that before. It was great. I wish I could have a massage every weekend!

I talked to my hubby when I got up this morning and when I got home today. He's in Frankfurt, Germany. I don't think he's seen much of anything but the airport and the hotel. He's wiped out from the flight and the time difference. Poor guy! But he's got a day off tomorrow, so I'll bet he gets up and does some sightseeing although I don't know what there is to see in Frankfurt. He mentioned that there's talk about another European tour this summer. If so, we may need to cancel our Hawaii trip, and I don't really want to do that, but I'd go to Europe with him instead. I need to get my passport changed to reflect my new last name. I guess I'd better get on that this week. They are taking a long time with those these days.

While I was drafting this post, a fire engine, paramedics van, and two police vehicles pulled up out front. All the neighbors came out to watch. I watched from my front window for a while, and then I went out to see what was going on. I heard that the neighbors' adult daughter has overdosed. Her parents are out-of-town right now. It sounds bad. Her parents are so nice. They will be devastated. Please say a little prayer for this family.


Mob said...

Boy, I sure hope the neighbor girl is ok.
Yes, get on it fast if you need a renewel for your passport, they are slower than molasss.
Love the knitting sotre, very cheerful.

Lisa and Tate said...

I am a knitter! You will love the relaxation knitting brings. Soon you will be making sweaters!!!

OH MY #6 said...

Love this store. How cute!


Kayce said...

Cute store! I've thought about taking up knitting, you've brought back the thought!

Prayers for your neighbors...

wzgirl said...

Wish I could join you for a Saturday date at that CUTE shop! I would totally hang out there, too. Brilliant.

Counting the weeks here at the school ourselves. Soon we'll be counting the days!

PIPO said...

What a sad final paragraph. I hope things turn around and she can get the help she needs.

That Saturday morning hang out looks like a perfect kidding!

I too am going to learn to knit one of these days.

Kathy and Joel said...

Good for you for taking a liking to knitting. I'm sure it can be very cathartic.

There are exactly 56 days of school left for me (not including weekends or PA days). FUN!

So sorry to hear about your neighbor's daughter. One of our students OD'd in the fall. She didn't make it and our students were devastated.

2weeks2much said...

Your knitting class looks great, so comfy. My mom loves to knit and she's been trying to get me to learn my whole life. I should really give it a try. Hope your neighbor's daughter is ok.

Stephanie said...

Oh, knitting and a massage! Throw in a trip to the bookstore and that might be the perfect day!