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keeping busy!

Posted on: April 22, 2009

Purl left on her epic journey last night and was upset to leave – she was very teary at the airport. However, I have since heard that she made it to Dubai without too much drama and will head out in about half an hour for Istanbul and then on to Canakkale on a bus. Then Friday a tour of the Gallipoli Peninsula, and of course Saturday is ANZAC Day. I had quite the minor breakdown last night! I am okay now – she is in good hands and will have the time of her life!

I am trying to keep very busy. At work this is not a problem – there is never a dull moment! I teach Historical Inquiry and met a new class today. I started the day with 18 students and had 27 by the end. I am sure they have all heard what a fantastic class it is (cough choke) and it’s not that they couldn’t be bothered going to football (choke splutter!). Anyway, we had a good start and they have some fantastic ideas about what they are going to Inquire about.

This weekend, we are having a STAYCATION inspired by this blog. We have showers and rain forecast, so it seems like a good idea to batten down the hatches somewhat and have fun at home. We may, or may not, go out. I am cutting out door signs and itineraries. Tiny Madam is going to sleep in Purl’s room for the weekend (shh don’t tell! While the cat’s on the other side of the world . . .) and they can have room service and some pampering. I might even go as far as getting them a little chocolate for their pillows! Sounds like fun, don’t you think?

This evening whilst watching the brilliant Wednesday night television line up I am going to unknit the Nut Brown Seamless Sweater I made the Spunk. I can’t stand to look at it a minute longer.  He has ordered a round neck jumper in Graphite Bendigo 8 ply as a substitution, rather than having the same yarn knitted into a different jumper. Now I need to find a pattern for myself with the nut brown yarn. I think there needs to be some texture, as the yarn is not terribly inspiring really. Any suggestions? I could make another Central Park Hoodie, but leave off the hoodie bit. Rogue has been in my queue for just about forever. I even bought the pattern. Should I try that?

Sans pictures today. Sorry!

7 Responses to "keeping busy!"

I love the idea of a staycation, but I never seem to manage it. They become errand-cations, which are not relaxing in the slightest.

Staycations – what a fabulous idea!

Now there are just two of us, and WM works three out of every four Saturdays, most weekends for me are prep-arations!

I saw Little Purl in the newspaper: glad you are over your mini break down and now you are having a mini break at home!!! Hope you find something to knit!!

Love the idea of a staycation! And chocolates on the pillows – sweet idea! Hope you have a good weekend.

hey hun want us to see if we can toss together an extra knitting get together next week (or weekend) to see if we can keep your mind off things? during week at evening somewhere?

Hope you all have a lovely “staycation”. Lovely knitting weather at the moment.
Purl IS having the time of her life and she deserves it all. ;-)

It does get easier (sort of) to send them off in the world. Especially now with modern communications, you can know that she is ok.

I think of my great-grandparents and grandparents, heading off in a ship, knowing that they would never see the rest of their families again….

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