Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sweet home... massachusetts?

Home. It's a nice word, but it means so many things to different people. My 'home' is actually three places: my parent's house on the North Shore, a small pond near Sunapee NH, and anywhere I am in PC's arms. Our apartment is 'home' for now... someday, there will be another 'home'.

We finally got home from DC late afternoon on Monday. What a wonderful trip... I have tons of photos (need to upload camera) and will be sharing them. Some knitting via Amtrak, but a lot of looking out the window and staring. FYI: Maryland has a lot of tunnels. Connecticut coastline is gorgeous. Amtrak goes through the ugliest part of Jersey.

Our arrival in DC was begun with the Amtrak police boarding our car to arrest someone while we were getting off the train. Then (in the same day), we saw a baby (18 mos?) left alone in a car with the windows down and not in a car seat. And did I mention the bomb in the post office yet? yeah, we ate dinner a little late b/c they needed to detonate a bomb under the restaurant (in the post office).

Now, time to eat a little crow. I have always thought Bostonians were kind people with very open liberal minds. Um. No. Nothing like the people of DC. We were asked over and over on the Metro if we needed help finding a stop or getting somewhere. And they were ready to provide real help! Our guest house was minimal but clean and comfortable... the people were very friendly. Overall, a great experience.

Tomorrow, there will be photos and such... and a knitting update on Josephine. :)

Later, gater....


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Leavin' on a Jet Plane....

Well, actually no. No plane. A train! PC and I are off tomorrow for our little vacation to our nation's capital (and no, not the capital of Red Sox Nation... we already live there). A very early train will be carrying us from Boston through NYC and Philadelphia to DC.

I know... you are all thinking it... 8 hours of uninterrupted knitting. :)

I am downloading some audiobooks and bringing some socks-in-progress (and a new pattern, b/c well... c'mon, sometimes you need something new!) and have packed snacks. PC will be listening to music and staring out the window. He loves trains.

I haven't posted in forever. There is actually so much going on with packing and stuff and also some "mid life crisis at 29" kinda stuff. Like career reconsideration. That's a huge chunk of a lot of stuff--- I am trying to figure out what my path in life is, career wise, and am facing the idea that while I may love science, the lab may not love me. On top of all of this, PC's landed in the ER (minor) and we've both been sneezing our way to sleep....

Pumpkin is at her "grandparents" for a few days (easier than leaving her here with someone coming in).... and I miss her terribly.

Ok, I miss her sitting on the tv less.

Onto the knitting!

Josephine tank top... LOVE IT.

Yarn: lime green cotton/silk blend.

50% done with back

Socks! FO!!!
I think this is the Westport Wave pattern by Jean Townsend....

Yarn: Lisa Souza Sock! in SKy Dreams.

See you when we get back!