10 November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's 2 weeks early, but here in My World, it's Thanksgiving. See, the Fam is all going to Me-hi-ko for a week starting next Saturday to take advantage of several advantageous circumstances that involved 6 free tickets on Alaska Airlines and only 8 family members who needed to be at this little reunion of sorts. Since I am leaving ManCandy and his lack of vacation days behind to serve the cats, we've decided with some other friends to have Thanksgiving so that everyone who wants it can have turkey and mashed potatoes and punkin pie and my mother's (or is it my father's? they argue about who owns the) broccoli casserole.

In other news, I've discovered something. I can write little bits of blog posts and save them and finish them later. Color me shocked - it never occured to me, so I've been sitting down and trying to get All The News into every post. Ridiculous, when you think about it. Which I clearly never did. *ahem*

So here are some things on my plate right now that will come up in future blog posts. I know I promise that, and then I fail to deliver, but just be secure in the fact that it's 'cause I'm living a fabulously elegant life full of rock stars and Chanel no. 5 and turkey and mashed potatoes and and and... right. Did I mention it's Thanksgiving? This might be my favorite holiday, and this year I get two!! Anyway, the stuff on the plate:

1) The nature of forgiveness
2) Graduating from college (no really this time, I swear!)
3) Moving out of The Bay to an as-yet undisclosed location
4) Learning to spin and how roving doesn't count as stash (or falling off the yarn-diet wagon)
5) The sending off of sundry packages that are WAY TOO LATE for my comfort
6) The requisite Yarn Pr0n that's been building up until the last time I sinned (Oct. 27, for those who are counting)

I've been knitting away on the Spiders Web Shawl for my Eng 56B class. I'm a row away from the second chart, but I've stopped for the last couple of days due to a rampaging headache on Thursday that kept me home from class. It's knitting up beautifully, and now the only decision is whether I want one more repeat of the center bit. I've got 1300 yards instead of the 900 called-for, so I think I'd be good on that front. I'm just not sure about finishing the darn thing in time if I make it bigger. Of course, "catching up" on all my knitting blogs doesn't help me get my shawl finished. *ahem*

Off to make turkey! Happy Turkey Day, and may you not be able to remember all the reasons you're thankful. I know I can't, and I'm thankful that my life is blessed in so many ways, I can't count them all.