Well, I realized I hadn't blogged since my monumental failure of the Clinical Social Work Exam. When I re-did the math, I actually failed by 2.3 questions. That is all I'm going to say about the clinical exam since I can't take it again for 83 more days.
Speaking of countdowns, 101 days until Spring Training starts (roughly) . Dad and I are counting to February 15th which is around the day the equipment truck leaves. By the way, Yankees, Giants...please FEEL FREE to take Pat Burrell off our hands. We so want to make some moves that involve David Delucci in left and Alfonso Soriano at 3rd base...Well, that is if I was the Phillies GM.
Anyway, it's been crazy busy (and sad) at work all week and then there was HALLOWEEN! Halloween was AWESOME. I will post pics tomorrow as they seems to work better when loaded from the T1 line at the HUP. After Halloween, came Mr. Eko's death on LOST (somewhat of a shocker!) and then, Thursday, the arrival of my parents and their beagles. Yes, it is true...the six pack is alive and kicking at the Joyhouse "South."
Mom and I have been busy---we went to Wegman's. She too is in love with the World's greatest grocery store...located just 7 miles from my home in Cherry Hill. We had dinner at the cafe-I had Maryland Crab Rolls...Sushi with HUGE lump crab wrapped in the normal seaweed and rice, rolled in Old Bay. It's the next best thing since Crab Fries at the ball park. After, we shopped 'till we dropped. We've cooked some fabu meals this weekend. We've also had a few casualties in the form of pumpkin bread and pot roast gravy...but its been fun to try some recipes out prior to our family Thanksgiving feast.
Mom also helped me pick out a new kitchen sink and faucet! Yeah...Home Improvement rocks. Tom in "Fashion Bath" at the Lowe's on Columbus Blvd is great and I HIGHLY recommend him for your bath and kitchen plumbing needs.
Today was a big day-Stitches in Baltimore. I must say I was disappointed in the location. We arrived at the Baltimore Convention Center, only to find there was no onsite parking. On top of this, there was a Raven's footbal game today---so parking was JACKED UP to at least $25 and we had to fight Raven's fans for spots. Then the Convention Center was so badly marked, we walked around it before we found HOW to get in to Stitches. Things went well for a while. We vistied the Blue Moon Fiber Arts booth; all of the medium weight Socks that Rocks was gone. But I did grab two of their others yarns, also in their fabu colorways: I got a lace weight yarn called Geisha in "Rooster Rock," and a bulky called Periwinkle in "Puck's Mischeif." I already started knitting Puck...into a bias knit scarf. Should knit up very quickly as it is on size 13 needles. I also got some undyed Lace Weight and Sport Weight at the YarnBarn of Kansas to try my hand at dyeing. I bought a GORGEOUS wood shawl pin, the new "Victorian Lace Today" book, which is lovely. I plan on knitting a great deal from that book. Then it was KOIGU KOIGU KOIGU. I bought 12 matching skeins to knit "Lucy" from Knitty.com-it is an amazing pink/mauve/fuschia colorway. Can't wait to start my first post phase 1 weight loss sweater. I also picked up some great patterns...socks, shawls, scarfs...the usual.
I interviewed the ladies from Rosie's, Kaci from Blue Moon and Angela from Pearl's Wisdom for the P-cast...hopefully you'll hear those soon. It was a pretty good yarn aquistion day--but I don't plan on going to Stitches next year. I think I'll stick to the fiber fests...6 shorts months until Maryland Sheep and Wool.
Pics of stash aquisition and Halloween to follow tomorrow...
PS Maggie ate the cashmere clapotis. I can't type any more about it due to PTSD---Grace and I are considering options for what remains. I have forgiven Maggie---for now.