OK. First of all, it's October 29th. The autumn air should be crisp and clear. I should be hearing the shoosh of leaves beneath my feet as I walk. Kids should be getting ready to go trick or treating and comlaining that they have to wear a light jacket to protect them from the chilly fall weather.
And yet, when I look out my window, I am confronted with this.
Uuuummmm, I re-check the calendar, wondering if I've missed my vacation in November altogether and gone right to Christmas.
Nope. Still October 29th. Huh. Mother Nature sure has a bug up her ass this year, eh? Pull it out, old lady! Pull. It. Out. Boy, oh boy, I sure can't wait for the hailstorm of ants she's been working on. I heard she was thinking about a Fun Fur tornado, too. She loves the novelty yarns.
Second, I have been thoroughly and completely busted by Julie in the comments. I purposely didn't mention it in the previous post. I was repeating the knitters' mantra "No one else will notice, no one else will notice, no one else will notice it . . . ." But I was wrong. The afforepictured basketweave scarf (yep, it is to be a scarf) has a bit of wonk in the lower left corner. I have decided to pretend that it's my "signature" and that I did it with all of my faculties engaged. Otherwise, it would drive me crazy and I would have to put it right into the garbage disposal. Of course, we don't have a garbage disposal, so I'd have to go to the hardware store, buy one, and install it just to get the dark thought of that lower left corner out of my head. So, in order to save me the trouble, it's my knitting signature and that's that. Don't make me send the Feline Home Protection Brigade ofter you. They'll curl up right on you and you'll be pinned for hours.
Lastly, since I'm leaving for a two-week vacation on a redeye flight next Friday, I thought it was time to ask my fellow bloggers if they've been to London and what have they seen. Charlene and I are going to be spending a week in Andalucia, Spain, but it's with a tour, so we'll be pretty well taken care of there. After Spain, we'll be in London for 5 days looking for some fun stuff to do. We'll be there from the 13th through the 17th and we already have plans Monday night. We have 4th row seats to see Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls. Woo-hoo!
So if you have any tips (yes, I've been warned about the pick-pocketers, especially in Spain), know of any good shows or concerts going on, need to tell us what to avoid because it sucks, know where all the cheap Rowan yarn is, or have any particular destination in or around London that we should visit, now is the time to cough it up.
We have already decided to go to the V & A. They're having a Diane Arbus show and I loves me some Diane Arbus! So, what else should we do?