Saturday, November 25, 2006


Final tally:
one turkey
three and half books of interest to myself
one Saturday San Francisco Chronicle
one last week's Chronicle book review
ten or so renditions of The Cat in the Hat
stacks of river rocks
One small sweater (half done to start, now all but assembled)
four trips to the coffee shop
two pairs of shoes made so wet by falling into Austen Creek that they couldn't be worn
nine Duraflame logs used
umpteen games of "make the baby laugh"
and many things I've left out.

That was my Thanksgiving in a cabin in Cazadero. Redwoods everywhere, only sporadic rain, a creek close enough for the kids to go throw rocks and make things as the spirit moved them, and a coffee shop just a short walk down the road. It's been very nice.

Knitting-wise? Not so great. I spent the drive up half-untangling a pound of beautiful green yarn over which no doubt Thing 1 and I are going to fight, so I didn't knit for those four hours of holiday traffic. Easier on the brain than knitting (and the eyes in case of an accident).

And, had I been able to use my brain, I wouldn't have knitted each of the sleeve starts at least twice. Got to remember that increase rate! But the sweater kit that I bought when Thing 2 was about six -- months -- is finally done. Thing 4 is going to look adorable in it, but I can't post pictures until I get home. I promise, after I unpack and hook up the cable, pictures tomorrow!

In lieu of that, this meme from Turtlegirl is going to have to suffice. I swear I've done this before, but what the heck. I can't find it in my archives. Without further ado, some Things About Stefaneener:

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Photo Mate
2. Dog poop scooper
3. Hurt book repairer
4. Graduate secretary

B) Four movies I would watch over and over
1. Raising Arizona
2. The Princess Bride
3. A Christmas Story
4. ummmmm, not much of a movie gal

C) Four places I have lived
1. Granada Hills, CA
2. Charlottesville, VA
3. Tempe, AZ
4. Knoxville, TN

D) Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. nothing currently

E) I have been on vacation:
1. Alaska's Inland Passage
2. Venice, Italy
3. upstate New York
4. Guerneville, CA

F) Websites visited daily:
1. Knitty Forum
2. Yahoo! mail
3. Bloglines
4. Random bopping around

G) Four of my favorite foods:
1. Toast
2. Chocolate
3. Coffee Heath Bar Crunch Ben and Jerry's ice cream
4. Blenheim apricots

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. My mythical farm I could have without leaving my urban place like this
2. Italy (just for a visit)
3. ummmm, the garden?
4. at my table, drinking tea and talking to Suzee

I don't tag, so if you want to do this, let me know you did.


K said...

Hey Stefaneer -

Drop me a note and I can probably point you to some nice horse folks that Thing 3 can spend a little time hanging out and learning about pones from. kyrieg at earthlink dot net

Sarabeada said...

The green yarn is mine!

Anonymous said...

You're so sweeeeeeeeeet. Thanks.

Four hours to Cazadero? Oh. My. God. I would have thrown myself into a puddle for drowning.

Glad it was worth the trip, though! It sounds like a great time.

allisonmariecat said...

Sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving :)

Ooh, memes can be fun. I *love* Coffee Heath Bar Crunch....wonder if I can get DH to bring me home a pint...