Once again, I’ve been reminded that it’s been a little bit since an update—-not as long as the last laps of course, but an update is in order following my plea from last time. First off, thank you from the bottom of my pancreas (medical joke, sorry) for your generosity in donating to the Step Out event.
Our little team earned over $700, mostly at the last minute, and largely because of you. Our ‘team’ consisted of 11, counting the very charming children of my colleagues, the Bakers. We had a great time, the weather was perfect and the zoo was a perfect venue.
We have been extraordinarily busy around here. The same weekend that we had the Step Out event we had the annual “dining out” for Brad’s department, keeping us out rather late the evening before the walk. After the walk, we had another social thing with the department, and by Sunday, we were just done. Monday brought a visit from my uncle, who has never been to visit—-even when I lived in the same county. We had a nice visit with he and his girlfriend, a break on their way to Texas. The following week at work was among the worst I can remember—-I was way too busy, working through lunches and staying late and feeling completely overwhelmed.
That made my escape to Boulder all the sweeter. Last week at this time I was driving north to attend a one day seminar on diabetes, for work. I checked into a lovely room at the Marriott around 2:30, and then headed out to do some tourist-y stuff.
I began with the Celestial Seasonings (factory??) Tea Shop. I had missed the last tour of the day, but the fabulous tea shop was still open, so I did some shopping.
From there, I took the opportunity to go on up to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes (anybody surprised??). I got into the park right before dusk, perfect for elk-ing 🙂
(this is the hood of my car—-I was outside the car leaning on the passenger side)
Back at the hotel, I enjoyed a gourmet meal (slimfast and string cheese) and settled into the huge bed to watch the Rockies game. I didn’t last until the end (I finally turned off the telly with the score at 6-1, after falling asleep about three times), but I will say, it’s been exciting around here……………….and with the season the Bronco’s have been having…………………….well, ’nuff said. We are definitely looking forward the the series.
After the seminar—which was excellent—I swung by Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins before heading home. I picked up a plying head for the Lendrum, and couple skeins of Koigu for a pair of Cat Bordhi’s fancy Coriolis socks. Knitting progress has been painfully slow, I’m not sure what has happened to my motivation. I’m not sure when I last did any knitting, matter of fact. Perhaps I should do something about that today. Or spinning—-the last bit of spinning net me something like 450 yards of 3 ply vanilla colored bond/corriedale wool.
I have another 8oz of bond/corridale in a gorgeous chocolate color. When knit with the vanilla, I am seeing fair isle (perhaps thrummed) mittens.
Better get moving; I want to get on the treadmill before I dash out the door to run a few errands and get a haircut.