Dude, seriously? When a runner as slow as I am these days is keeping pace with you driving that big ole SUV on the road next to me, yer *driving too slow*. Either hang up the f’g cell phone or pull over to the side of the road!! Do NOT drive for an entire block at 5 MPH. It was a sight that I admittedly have not seen before – a driver so incapable of talking on the cell phone and driving at the same time that he had to slow down to a crawl.
I snuck in a short run yesterday before leaving to spend the day with my IRL BFF. The run was good! Still slow as molasses, but I just kept my little mantra going in my head: “A drag-ass slower than molasses run is still better than sitting on the couch”. It does help. LOL
Kept it to only 2 miles since I was going to be late. Going to head out for another run this morning shortly, though I’m not sure how far I’m going today. I need to start getting back in to the habit of long run Sunday, of course. Though I need to get back up to a solid 25 miles a week before I do that, I’m thinking. We shall see. :)
I actually haven’t accomplished a whole lot in this area this past week. I try to add one more square to the sock yarn blanket every day. I haven’t even finished the 3rd row, though I am very close! I’m thinking it’s going to take something like 40-50 rows to be the length I want. Yep, this project is going to be a very, very long ongoing one!! :D
Today, however, I am swatching the new pattern ideas & casting on with the gorgeous new yarn. I am SO excited about it!!!
In my full day yesterday with the IRL BFF, our first stop was to a LYS that I haven’t been to before. It’s not a new shop by any means, but new to me. It was a complete treat! The owner carries all sorts of utterly gorgeous yarns, PLUS fiber for spinning (which isn’t as common to see).
My own LYS relies more on the steadfast yarns – yarns that have more of an acrylic blend… and cotton. She has the widest variety of cottons and they are almost all just gorgeous!! Yet another LYS has a nice selection, but the pressure to buy is a bit heavy there. I’m not comfortable when a salesperson follows every move I make, commenting on everything I touch or look at. I prefer to be left alone, meandering through the yarns, needles & hooks. :D
I found one skein of a gorgeous red sock yarn – it’s not enough for 2 socks by itself, so will use it with some solid black for socks for the youngest manlet. I also got some utterly wonderful laceweight – it’s 100% merino wool in a royal blue. Soft with stunning color – I’m looking forward to knitting something up with it! :) Most amazing of all was the price – only $14 for 1460 yards!!
This & That
So I woke up with this song stuck in my head…
… which is quite appropriate, actually. In our travels yesterday, I picked up a new coffee flavor, Black Cherry. It will be a nice segue to my latest addiction, Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. I prefer the Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper normally, but it’s getting more difficult to find lately. Anyway, I seem to have cherry stuck in my head today! LOL
Also in our travels yesterday, we saw TWO movies. We both love movies, what can I say? LOL First we saw Obsessed. I gotta say – I really, really had fun with this one! We laughed through the movie & were still laughing after we each got home via Facebook. The audience was a perfect blend of race – I think I enjoyed the outbursts from some of the members more than the movie itself. The lady sitting next to me was from the islands, had a wonderful accent. She & I kept a bit of dialog going through the movie about the stupidity of the leading male’s character & how typical some of his actions were. There were quite a few outbursts while Beyoncé was kicking some serious psycho girl butt – including a hearty burst of applause from my IRL BFF that spawned a whole bunch more. It was like watching a movie at home with the family – but with a really big family. ROFL!
We also saw State of Play, which was a completely different atmosphere, of course. But the movie was excellent, even if it was a bit of a shock to see Russell Crowe look that out of shape. :)
Today’s Ravelry Search
Naturally, what else could I search for today?! he he he As always, anything you like, click the picture to take you straight to the pattern page on Ravelry. ;) Enjoy!
* Free pattern
Happy Sunday, all!