Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm Blue

Blue, navy blue, I'm as blue as I can be
'Cause my steady boy said "Ship ahoy"
And joined the Nay-ee-ay-vee.
-Diane Renay (song)

Leave it to the Marines to leave for deployment two hours before dawn. Dark, early, and still he promised me he'd smile. Doesn't he look ready?
Rather than focus on the leaving, there's always a silver lining, right? Right. For one, finally a modeled shot of the Bed and Breakfast Pullover. It's chilly that time of morning. And, for another, how to pass the rest of a strange and surreal day? Winding yarn for all the knitting I'll be doing. There's Koigu, Manos, Silke-Tweed, Socks That Rock, and Cascade 220 in that pile. Nothing like some really nice yarn to cheer up a gal.

Now just sit back, relax, and we'll catch up on several months of knitting.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

The Face of the Earth

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
-Abraham Lincoln

They say it takes 30 days to create a habit. Is that how long it takes to get out of a habit? Perhaps.

I have not quite fallen off the face of the earth, but I've been busy.What? You weren't distracted by an archived Hawaii photo? Sheesh!

In no particular order:
  1. My husband is getting ready for an all-expenses-paid business trip to the cradle of civilization. That would be, uh, Iraq. I hear it's lovely this time of year. And he's leaving pretty soon.
  2. There's a lot of pre-deployment paperwork.
  3. I'm knitting too fast to take blog photos. Seriously. Burning through the projects.
  4. The stash is down to about 97,000 yards.
  5. I'm rotating at a civilian hospice this month. Picking out my own clothes every morning is a challenge. Matching is hard.
  6. I've been cooking.
  7. And baking peanut butter cookies as a pre-business-trip treat.
  8. And I finally started running again. No amount of time on the elliptical machine can kick my you-know-what like a little running.
  9. There's a large pile of to-be-blogged handknits sitting on my dresser.
  10. I'd say I'll take photos this weekend, but I won't.
  11. We're going to Palm Springs for a little getaway.
  12. Maybe next week. If not, then certainly I'll be back in full form when my husband's away.

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