Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Wild Snape - er Snipe- Chase

I was so psyched to spend Saturday reading Harry Potter. My sister had come down to pick up my nephew and they left our place. My nephew had spent the last week at our house trying to see if he could eat all of the food in our fridge. He darn near succeeded.

That's my Sister in the front and my Nephew and My Son in the back, riding up from the Barn with some more boards. About 45 minutes after she left we get a call; her truck blew a rod. My husband took the call and got directions to where she was. We took off without a thought to bringing a cell phone, or anything like that. This is probably where we should've started using brain cells.

My Sister, love her to pieces but her directions weren't even close! She said she was outside of Oregon, but she was actually in Verona. It took us 3 hours to find her, plus three phone calls. On a side note: if you need to use a stranger's cell phone....ask a guy. The ladies we asked got this vague, flaky look on their face and said, "Well, um.....my cell phone's kind of expensive." Yeah,whatever. They were sitting on the side of the road sweltering in the heat and cussing us out for being late. We got everyone loaded into our van. My brother-in-law towed the truck back to our house where they spent the night. Now they are also raising their 2 year old granddaughter and she was not happy with being stuck in the car for over three hours. She found everything we had in this house that could kill, maim or poison her within that first night. It took all of us to keep up with her. Harry Potter didn't even have a chance to get the cover opened.

Sunday was spent doing all those things we meant to do on Saturday: Pick and can beans, Clean up the spare bedroom, and do laundry. Between all that I did start the book and knit a bit. I got more done on the Mystery Stole and got to page oh...200 or so in Harry Potter.

Yesterday I got down to it. I finished up this week's bags and then started reading and knitting. I've never been a person to do one thing at once. So I knitted and read. I got a lot done in the old stole.

Now I am in the page 550's with Harry Potter, and onto clue 4 of the Mystery Stole. My husband has been very patiently waiting for me to finish that book. See, the reason I get to read it first, is that I read the fastest. The last book took 3 days. I'm not allowed to give much of the book away while I read it. I have to keep the gasps and such to myself.

The stole is coming along nicely. I've learned over the last weekend how to knit from a pattern while being constantly interrupted. It's a handy skill to have.

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