Monday, July 26, 2010

Cycling Through Summer Vacation

I just can't believe it's the end of July and that today, I went back to school for the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year! It was over so fast-what the heck happened to my holiday?
Well, I can't say that I don't know, I do. We had Shannen the first 2.5 weeks of the holiday. It was nice to have her here and for the most part, it went well and without incident...except for the infamous "SALAD INCIDENT" of which we do not speak!
I turned another year older-what else is new? More gray hair, feeling the twinges of old age creeping about what happened to the years!! We watched the Tour de France again this year-pulled for Schleck (such a cutie...if I were 40 years younger!!) and cheered for Armstrong, as always. What an athlete! I also did the Ravelry Tour de Fleece and spun some lovely yarns. That was fun. See photos. I wanted to finish Tom's sweater (begun this time of year in 2009-see blog)but never got around to it. I am having some kind of mental block with that and I think it's because I am afraid Tom will be critical of it-not in an intentional way to criticize me, but I'm such a sensitive person. I am also afraid the spinning will not be up to snuff and it will look all weird. Silly me, silly fears-I need to push on with it and complete it!
My yarn...I had some great spins this year. Mohair lace weight yarn turned out gorgeous. A small skein of silk and faux cashmere has potential of a bigger spin and perhaps dye job. Mohair locks...I found that blended with Merino makes an absolutely fabulous yarn-so pretty! Another spin that was great was my tweedy Ivy's Hen yarn. Looked like speckled chickens. Just lovely. I almost hate to use it for anything and it is a hodge podge of fibers of all sort.
My niece Beth got married last week. She's a girl after my own free-spirited heart! She wore a green tapestry bustier over her wedding gown and underneath-green high top tennis shoes! Way to go, Bethie!! Actually, it was just too cute. Hubbie looked spiffy in Kilt and Prince Charlie-always a grand look in my humble opinion!! You can't beat a guy in a kilt for good looks!
So, that was Summer for me. It's an early day tomorrow at school-schedules to sort out, classes to assign and the phone ringing off the hook...normalcy. sigh