I am now safely back in the land of the saguaro and have been hugged and purred by all members of my family. Pippin has hardly left my side all night so I guess I was missed!
It was a good visit with my dad and I got 3/4 of a sock done. We mostly went to take care of errands he has been saving up and ventured out to eat once. That's the first time Dad has been out to eat since the beginning of October. He discovered the restaurant was manageable with his walker so hopefully will return to eating out with his best friend. They've been going to Red Lobster every other week for about 10 years, so the routine has been much missed.
This week on Ravelry I committed to do the Sanguine Gryphon KAL of the Embossed Leaves sock pattern using Bugga yarn (a merino, cashmere,nylon blend). I have a skein I've been saving to try, so now is the time. The fact that I have 3 other socks in progress was no deterrent. We don't start until this weekend which gives me time to find the pattern and finish up my DIL's Phoenix Suns socks.
I also ordered yarn for the February Lady sweater for the same DIL. Since she is so tiny, I will be making the XXS, so shouldn't take too long (famous last words!). There are tons of suggestions on Ravelry so hopefully I can avoid some of the struggles others have had with this project.
Thursday night is the annual meeting I've been planning. We are now down to the nitty gritty and my stress level is going up. I discovered today that whatever centerpieces the restaurant supplied last year are no longer there and I need to come up with something. I'm going down tomorrow to see what they do have on hand and then will make a quick trip to Walmart for any supplies. Of course I should have checked in to this weeks ago but assumed it was taken care of. In any event, the whole thing will be over in two days and I won't have to deal with it for another year (or not at all if I can find a new patsy).
If you have any simple but elegant centerpiece ideas please send them my way!