Sunday, August 30, 2015

State Fair 2015

Went to the fair today with Girl-child, DIL and The Babies.

Food was eaten.

We took the Sky-ride.

The giant slide was experienced (I used to love that as a teenager...we always got stoned first).

Can anyone explain to me what the problem is with iPhoto and Photos on Mac?  Why can I not rotate photos and then upload them vertically?

Anyway, we had fun.

I failed to take bunny or knitting photos, but it was all good.   

Suddenly I feel old and unable to adapt to new technologies :(

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gone South and East and Back

I was in Hotlanta for work ... the Hyatt has a Willy Wonka elevator that goes through the roof to a rotating restaurant, so of course we went.

Because of last-minute confusion on the flight from Atlanta to DC (I was standby for that leg, going to see Boy-child) I got the last seat on the plane and it happened to be in first class.

It was nice to see Boy-child without having to go to a funeral.

I got to see where he lives and works.

And get eaten alive by mosquitoes in his backyard.

The hotel in Arlington had really weird carpeting.

We squeezed in a visit to the Hirshhorn Museum.  There was a modern odalisque on display.

And assorted cool stuff, which is always to be expected there.

I love these figures in the sculpture garden.

And since I had a little extra time I nipped down to Alexandria to visit Fibre Space where I found some Miss Babs sock yarn.

I do like my souvenir yarn :D  

It was a good trip and now I'm as caught-up as I'm going to be ... back to the salt mines!

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I am, at my core, a glutton for punishment. This would explain why I get into projects like my floor project (started over a year ago). This weekend and last were both spent moving furniture. First, everything from the bedrooms into the living room and dining room so that the floors in the bedrooms could be done, and currently everything from the living and dining into the bedrooms. 

Amazingly, most of it fit into Boy-child's room:

The books, while time consuming, were not the hardest part.  The sofa was among the most difficult pieces. 

Now the rooms are empty and ready for the cement guys to return.

I'm calling the finished, polished concrete "rustic, urban chic" :-D

I am knitting, albeit not much, and with many, many, stupid mistakes.  These socks, for Girl-child this Christmas, are passable, but not without their issues.  Other socks have had to be ripped out.

Note the difference between the dull, stained concrete above and the high-gloss rustic, urban chic below ...

Last weekend I went to Open Streets with The Girls and The Babies for a break.

  It was entertaining, but very hot.

We had a good time, and it was a break from moving furniture.

Girl-child has special talents with tubes, both horizontally,

and vertically.

Nothing like street food whilst sitting in the street.

This weekend The Girls took me (and The Babies) to Sunday Assembly, which definitely has potential.