Knitting Surgery, Marriage Advice, and the Oppressive Quiet
Guess what? I had enough yarn-phew! Dodged that little bullet but of course I now face another challenge. While I was blocking this beauty yesterday, I came across a dropped stitch! I quickly put a blocking pin in it and now I'm waiting for it to be dry and when I have all my wits about me to tackle that problem. My stitch count never wavered so I'm wondering when I was rinsing and wringing-yes wringing-I might have broken the fiber. Who knows, I'll see when I do knitting surgery. Either way I can fix it.
My week has been quiet, unusually quiet and eerily quiet. I find it funny that when the house is bursting with noise and commotion I dream of quiet and then when I actually do get what I want I'm at a loss at what to do with myself. Don't you worry, I have made lists a mile long in times like these and I refer to them.
I believe I made the worst dinner ever the other night. I followed a recipe, sort of, and then became creative and it was just not good. We've been talking about it all week. This is what old married couples talk about by the way. Once when our daughter was two years old I made chicken tarragon and then a stomach virus crept through the house with vengeance. To this day, tarragon is NOT a spice that is used in this house. Funny the tarragon meal was a very good meal just was ruined by germs.
Anyways. We celebrated 26 years of marriage yesterday!! Can you believe it? We are still happy and I thought for all of my younger readers I'd give you the secret to our so far success (you should never be so bold as to take it for granted). First secret, you should be friends with whomever you marry. Yep. Friends. Second secret, a sense of humor is an added benefit-if you cannot laugh about the silly stuff and stressful stuff then it's going to feel like a long 26 years of marriage. Third secret, and this one is a biggie-do stuff together. For instance, I knit while he drives, in a knit shop while I am blissfully contemplating purchases he sits and listens to his music on his iphone, when in a used record store I stand and dream of knitting-record shops do NOT give you seating areas.
Enjoy the long weekend everyone!