Friday, February 24, 2012
February 23. 70 degrees and sunny! Z carefully bungeed the bikes into the minivan and I drove us to the oceanfront so we could ride on the bike path next to the boardwalk. The weather was beautiful, the driving was extremely stressful. I'm really hoping our next move takes us somewhere with awesome public transportation!
February 22. A new Goodwill opened recently so Z and I went to check it out. We did make a purchase, but it was not a figurine of a cat in a basket of yarn balls. Our choice was much more sophisticated- a set of four mugs, each celebrating a different kind of whale.
February 20. Forgot it was a holiday and decided to take Z to the grocery and thrift stores (looking for buns and blazers, he was successful on both counts). Here he is flexing those good thrifting muscles...being able to flip quickly through racks of clothing while keeping a sharp watch for garishly printed shirts is a well-honed skill.
February 19. My first try was unsalvageable so I started over. I did feel a tiny bit defeated when I realized I had to knit 15,480 stitches again but this panel is going to be part of a final project for someone's MFA and it has to be right!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
February 6: Dad took Z and me to the Social Security office to apply for replacement cards and then...he took me out for some sweet driving and parking practice. Note the empty Powerade bottle- when I was struggling to visualize how much space the van takes up, he found some trash to prove to me I wasn't going over the line. Love my dad.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Awesome mail today! This envelope is from a third cousin I've never met...it went from New York to San Francisco, where the new occupant of my old apartment tried three times to get it to me. It finally arrived yesterday and was well worth the wait since it contained a lot of great family information and photos.
A frustrating and dangerous bike ride followed by a frustrating and less dangerous attempt at making friendship bracelets. I just have to accept that I don't know how to do any summer camp things: can't ride a horse, can't make a friendship bracelet, can't...um...play volleyball?