I have been away from the blog for a while, but all is well. Despite Mother Nature’s attempt at it, we did not in fact get buried in the snow. My silly old-age claustrophobia tried to set in, though. I swear that, on Wednesday, while watching the ENDLESS coverage of the snow, and listening to the forecast for 20 more inches for the night and following day, I was feeling VERY, VERY claustrophobic – the house seemed very small, and my breathing was a bit labored. Weird, huh? Don’t answer that!
But, we did survive. The outside world is very beautiful, and we officially have the snowiest winter on record. School was closed for a week, but all should be well for Tuesday and an on-time arrival. Unless there’s worry of ice. . . OY!
The weekend has been interesting. It started on Friday with my regular spinning group meeting, which melded into the Olympic kickoff party. If only the NBC website had held up this time. But, as it did for the Summer Olympics of 2008, the site crashed, leaving all those planning to watch via the website out in the cold. I quickly called home to ask my sister to push record on the DVR, so I eventually got to watch, but I’d have really enjoyed all the chit-chat among friends if NBC had their act together.
Saturday was exciting, with a mid-day matinee of Grease at the National Theater downtown. It was interesting to see how the story – which I came to know in it’s movie version – and worked as a stageplay. The best part was the 5th scene – the one with the song “Grease Lighting” in it. For those that are familiar with the movie, you’ll remember that the old beatup car gets a makeover during that scene. I couldn’t figure out how they were going to trade one car for another, or how car parts were going to fly around. But, they did it, and it was, in a word, “brilliant.”
There was also a big, big Taylor Hicks love fest during the “Beauty School Dropout” scene, where he played Teen Angel. The funnies thing was when the scene was going right along, and Frenchie – who’s supposed to be really enamored of this cool, older guy who’s suddenly showed up to serenade her – leans in really close, gives him the googly-eyes, and says in the dreamiest voice “I voted for you!” Too, too funny!
After the show, we stopped by and picked up some steamed lobsters, came home, made a salad and french bread, popped open the wine, and had an indulgent, delicious meal! Yum-O!
Today was quite the day as well. We headed up the road to go to the snow-date Superbowl Sale at Cloverhill. To say that the sale was a success for the shop would be an understatement. It was busy, busy, busy in there, and everyone was running high on the yarn fumes. Even though I wasn’t supposed to be buying anything, after pulling a 20% ticket, I managed to talk myself into the Jojoland Melody for the swirl scarf that my mother and sister want to knit with me, the Trekking Hand Art sock yarn that I’d been eyeing on Friday, and some gorgeous http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/images2/Mochi-newstripe2010webLg.jpg that was just too beautiful to pass up. I got two skeins, so either socks (which I’ve been thinking I need to get back into knitting!) or a shawl will get knit with it. It’s yummy!
Now I’m home, to do more spinning and maybe some knitting while I watch the Olympics. It is, after all, the Knitting Olympics, too! LOL!