I made it out to Tacoma the 3rd week in February to take my equipment back to work and finish out my final two days. (The Monday I was there was a holiday…yay me).
I spent Saturday and Sunday watching Hallmark movies with Nina, drinking wine and wrapped up with the cat. Did a bit of knitting too but mostly I just supervised Nina’s puzzle work and critiqued the movies.
I met up with a coworker who isn’t really working there anymore and her baby--
that is one cute baby. And he was sooo good while we had lunch. At the bagel place in Lakewood by the old apartment. Sigh.
We also had a group dinner which I didn’t get one picture of. WTH? I’m so slipping as a blogger, but my mind is really elsewhere.
(I am posting this well into March and just finishing my 3rd week of the new job. Today I thought I was on the 6th floor when I was on the 4th floor and took the elevator down to get to the 5th floor. THEN, coming back, the guy in the elevator pushed 3, I pushed 5, and I got off with him on 3. So, it’s sort of the accumulation of two months of going crazy. I think I’ve peaked though)
Anyway—the bottom line is I left NPN and on Thursday really, really early I went to the airport, met up with Martha and our adopted sister Julie, and flew to California to go to Stitches.
Of course, as soon as I arrived the weather took a turn for the colder. Because where ever I go the temperature drops a good 15 degrees below normal. So in Santa Clara this year we had 40-50 degree weather and rain…..Except for one sunny day over Levi Stadium
We were very tired after a day of flying, teacher lunch, AND a class. But being the fearless knitters that we are we managed a spin around the market….
I saw this at the market too--
It was a blast. Classes were great, we had fun, we took a walk….
We also ate some delicious pizza AND had some delicious wine----
We went to the fashion show and I saw this shawl on a model
I was super good on the shopping front until then--
Well that was over---
Bought the book and the yarn….
Our fun group at the fashion show where I saw the beautiful shawl!!!
Really good seats…..
The head of Stitches…..Benjamin Levisay—yay for him for sure.
The whole trip was great fun—except for this on the return flight from Seattle--
Can you see that herd of about 150 people between me and the far wall all wanting to get through Security? Exactly the the reason I am a two hour before flight time person.
I made my flight. The girls on their way to Mexico?? Not so much..
During the whole trip on 4 planes not one precheck. So in April I’ll be buying the TSA Precheck ticket good for 5 years…And then I won’t be travelling nearly as much. But when I do—none of this for me.
So, I’m back and living AND working in my own town and I love that. Started back to school and working through spring.
I do miss my little dog though, and I found a picture that made me happy and sad all at the same time--
Stay tuned for birthday updates……