Sunday, September 03, 2006

Random thoughts for a holiday weekend

Friday morning I missed my train (I've had trouble making my train all week), so I decided to treat myself to a latte at the coffee shop in Babylon Village. As I pulled up in front of the shop, look what I saw across the street.


Can you read that sign?

YES! COMING SOON! MY OWN LYS! BARELY THREE MILES FROM MY HOUSE!!!

I. am. psyched. Can you tell? ;-)

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Friday night I worked until 9, and Saturday I had to go back into the office again. What better way to celebrate labor day than to put in a 12-hour work day. Well, at least I got a Saturday Sky picture out of it.

Babylon LIRR station

Just another drizzly, wind swept day.

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I'm trying to decide on my next knitting project--definitely has to be one of my UFOs. I was going to get back to the cryptic "Christmas Gift #3" A.K.A "Bluefoot" (just a pair of basic 2x2 rib socks in Karabella's Majestic (knitting both at the same time)), but I can't tell where I am with them. It looks like I didn't quite finish the heel turn on one of them, and it looks like I picked up twice as many gusset stitches than I should have on the other. You know, I think it's been about nine months since I last touched them and looking at them now I can really see that I've learned a whole lot about sock knitting. What a difference a year makes!

So, do muddle through and try to figure out where I am and how to proceed, or should I pay a visit to Frog Pond? I have no idea what I should do.

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Well, later this morning (it is already Sunday morning), I'm heading up to the Columbia County Fair. First of all--my reenacting unit has a display set up, and Jim's been there since Tuesday. Secondly--Jim's giving the truck and gun to another member of the unit for the unit's next event, which Jim and I will miss because I'm going with him on one of his Elderhotel programs, so I have to give him a ride home from the fair. We won't get home until really, really late on Monday, so I'm going to work from the house (in Vermont) on Tuesday. And then drive home Tuesday night. (Can I do any more traveling this weekend???)

And the best part--there's really no place for me to change into period attire when I get to the fair, so I have to dress before I leave the house. Oh yeah, a 3-hour drive wearing a corset. Not a good thing--19th century undergarments and 21st century car seats are definitely not compatible. Of course, maybe a pit stop at Morehouse Merino will make it more tolerable. I just might have to see if it helps...

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Labor day weekend. The end of the summer. The beginning of our busy season at work. And a 12-day working vacation.

September's going to be an interesting month...

3 comments:

Carole said...

I know all about those long car rides wearing a corset. Good luck and give Jim a hug from me.

crzjane said...

Lucky your a LYS! I remember the days of period costume. But back then I weighed 98 pounds and a corset only added bult didn't confine the bulk *grin*. Today, with a few pounds added, I don't think I would want to wear the corset and drive. I would be concerned with the possibality of "blacking out" from lack of breathing.
On the socks, Frog it, start fresh. Otherwise you will probably be frustrated and just end up taking out the stitches you added to the project. Just a though.
Hope you enjoy you way too busy holiday weekend.

JessaLu said...

Hey we're planning on going to the fair later this afternoon - maybe we'll see you! :o)