Where does the time go?? I’m not sure where the last two weeks went; they’ve flown by.
Last time I wrote, it was right before the reunion of my marching band. It was a hoot. Friday night we went out for music practice followed by an unexpected marching practice. I hadn’t marched like that in 10 years, but it all came flooding back. Then there was a get together. Saturday was the parade. I marched in the centre of the back row. There were over 400 alumni on parade. in rows of 9 that’s about 45 rows (at least). At one point the front half of the band was at my eye level, but the middle rows were in a dip. It was a sea of red and blue. Saturday night was the big social event, but I was so drained I didn’t last very long. I’m really disappointed about that. Sunday was the concert and it went really smoothly. I think I’m going to have to join the community concert band. I really enjoy making music with a group.
That’s me and my horn marching along.
The next few days were at a conference for grad students in my discipline. I fell asleep a few times on the first day, so on the second day I started a sock. I got up and around the heel in a day and a half of conference, I’m pretty impressed with the progress. It’s the second of the honeymoon socks, so I’m glad to see it well underway.
Photographing with a flash on white sheets in the dark really makes handknit socks POP!
Last weekend was a rush around one – errands that didn’t get done the last week and weekend with the reunion and the conference. D’s dad and stepmom came up to visit and we went to the 18 hole bentgrass putting course for a round of “mini golf”. I put that in quotes because it’s all real grass, with sand traps and rollers. It’s not windmills and clowns and concrete.
It was scorching hot at the beginning of the week so I was in hibernation mode. The humidity and smog around here give me headaches. It’s cooled off quite a bit now and this weekend (aka. Canada Day) will be almost a little chilly. We’re going to my cousin’s cottage but I doubt I’ll go swimming. This is a no electricity, no water place, I’m looking forward to a disconnected weekend. Hopefully I’ll have some good pictures on Tuesday!
To close today, I have Fred, the 9 pound kitten of doom. I can’t think of a caption…
but it’s all about the tongue.