I have to say I love the fall time change weekend. Today was the first time in ages I've gone to work feeling rested. It was nice to wake up with the alarm and although I didn't get out of bed, I just rolled over and snuggled a little longer.
I stayed up far too late on Friday night talking to R's mom. She was going to a conference in the area and asked to stay with us. Figures, I turn around and it's 3am and she and I both have to be out the door around 8/8:15. Short night, lots of black tea and I was off to a craft show.
I mentioned my mom sells her sewing on an Etsy site. For the most part, her sales are from craft shows in November. My mom has very poor hearing, busy shows can be very hard on her because she doesn't always realize people are talking to her or are behind her. In a busy room, I can stand behind her and say "Mom" and she won't notice, I have to touch her. She has hearing aids, but they really don't help in noisy rooms, it just makes the background noises loud too. Last year this show was a zoo, she didn't sell quite as much this year but there were lots of people. It's good to see a well attended show.
Thursday I stopped at Fabricland and I bought a remnant of what seems to be tea towelling, I thought it could be a nice gift. I was given a book for my birthday of cross stitch and embroidery patterns. I haven't done cross stitch since I was a teen, just little Christmas ornaments and then I got bored because how many ornaments did I need? Anyhow, I do like to make some gifts for Christmas, this might be a good three for one - use the book, give a gift and have something to do while hanging out with Mr. Lina. The remnant was cut horribly crooked, it took a while to get it all squared off. Then I realized I didn't have matching thread to sew the edges. Sigh. It's all pressed but the raw edges are still raw.
So guess where I went for lunch today? Somehow a spool of thread (50% off) and embroidery thread turned into $24.99 at the till. Strange how that happens. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the 2m of red edged tea towelling I bought (I do have 3 households I could do this for and it was also 50% off) nor the two other remnants I bought. Or the hoop, or the black thread (did I mention 50% off?), the little red buttons...
I started a knit top last night, but it's not going to be done before our vacation, so I'll blog about that when it's finished. We're off to New Orleans on Wednesday morning. I have the bulk of my clothing packed now, I won't have time for much tomorrow because of bowling. Mr. Lina being who he is, we will likely have a laptop or playbook or something along with us, so while I don't think I'll be posting, I might comment or check in while we're away.
It is good timing for me to go away I think, a break from work, time to be with Mr. Lina and step out of reality for a bit. Mr. Lina is more excited about the city than I am, this has been on his wish list for ages. I'm happy to go anywhere and spend time with him, so this is as good as anywhere else to me. My preference for travel is actually within Canada, it's so huge and there is so much to see. I have only been to Kelowna in BC, Calgary for 3 days for work and layovers in Calgary and Edmonton airports going to/from Kelowna. LOTS of time in Manitoba but I've yet to see Saskatchewan. I've seen a lot of Montreal and the areas north of there and a bit to the south (St Bruno specifically) but I haven't been to Quebec City since I was 12. I loved Halifax, Dartmouth, Wolfvale, but I haven't seen the rest of the Maritimes. Outside of Canada, either cheap all inclusive for some winter sunshine or I'd like to see where my great grandparents came from in England and Scotland. One day. For now, we'll be walking a lot, eating a lot and hopefully catching a LOT of live music.