Monday, April 10, 2006

Perspective

I am super excited that my B comes home tomorrow. I know I've sounded poopy lately and I really needed to get some perspective. That perspective came this morning when I realized that my co-worker's husband is also coming home this week. Only her husband has spent the last 7 months in Iraq. B was only gone 3 weeks and was in France. And although France has seemed to enjoy some not-so-peaceful protests as of late (or at least that is what has been on the news here), it's still France. I was certainly never worried about B's safety while he was gone. (Although he had another one of those annoying experiences where he was made fun of because he was taking a picture of a beautiful building in a beautiful country. Don't those people go on vacation? And wouldn't you want to bet those people have vacation photos at home, too?)

Anyway, one thing that his being gone got me, was a lot of knitting time. Here is the finished back of my Starsky:


I also finished the left front yesterday while watching the Lord of the Rings. Notice how I didn't say "Return of the King" or "the Two Towers"? Yup - I watched the whole dang thing, extended version and all. Not sure why, but I just did.

Have no fear I did get outside a bit on Sunday to enjoy that amazing San Diego spring day we had. I even had a friend come join me. This is Jenny's friend, Kitty. I tried to get him to be cute and take a fun picture with my knitting, like certain other kittys so kindly do, but he looked at me like I was nuts.

"You want me to do what? Who do you think I am, Chaos?"

And since I had to order at least $25 to get the free shipping from Amazon while ordering a DVD for my niece, look what they put in the box for me!

9 comments:

Mouse said...

ahh.. no wonder my Amazon order is taking so long, they sent it to YOU instead! I ordered the same two books with the addition of that "One Skein" book- Amazon is holding it hostage though because I got the free supersaver shipping. Actually.. its because I really REALLY wanted some new books to read.. Murphy's Law and all.

amanda cathleen said...

Look at Starsky go! I love the cables they look sooo cool!! Yes, your cat is looking at you like your crazy. Maybe if treats where involved?

Nasus said...

The Starsky is beeeuuutiful!

Dave said...

Your Starsky is looking great !!

Theresa said...

Incredible how they just KNEW exactly what you wanted! Psychic!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Wow! Looking great! And, in reference to a previous post, I believe this picture is perfect proof that you are a "good knitter". If you're able to do that, you're good. You may not be at the expert level you're striving for, but I'm thinking that takes YEARS. And, I think you're well on your way.

Chris said...

Hee hee. I think Kitty has at least one of Chaos' mannerisms down - the "I can't believe you're trying to get me to do that" look.

I can't believe how fast your Starsky is coming together! Yay, you!!

And cool that B's coming home today. :D

Marisa said...

Starsky's just flying along!

I'm enjoying 'Happy Hooker' so far - it's really a great book.

Melissa said...

your starsky is looking great! You guys are going to be all done by the time I can afford to get yarn for it! I might buy some yarn when I get my tax money....