Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fall Fun: Bring it on!

It's October, and fun is in the air! An anniversary, a baseball game, a pair of socks, and...a spindle?

Fun stuff:

1. Today marks the 3rd anniversary of B's and my first date. 2003 was an especially significant year for me, full of soul-wrenching lows and schoolgirl-like, giddy highs. The first few months of the year were the hardest of my life, with my mom's passing in March. Those first few months were a blur. But then, things looked up, and the year ended on a sweet note. With the laws of convergence working the way it does sometimes, I am able to look back on 2003 with some fondness, because I met B later that summer. We met through a random association of friends and neighbors, and went on our first official date 3 years ago today. My mom told me she would "work on" sending a great guy my way and boy did she come through! :)

2. Today is the first day of the MLB playoffs. Now, the playoffs and World Series are exciting only as long as your team is in the running. So, I'm into it for now, because the Padres are in it- for the second year in a row, I might add! Game 1 is today in San Diego and you have to know how much I'd rather be at Petco instead of my little office, so we'll just stop here. Go Padres!!

3. This month is Socktoberfest. To celebrate, I plan to tackle my first pair of knee-highs, of the toe-up variety...with contrasting toes, heels, and top ribbing, calf-shaping, the whole nine. I will probably follow parts of different patterns here and there, improvising as I go. I'm sooo excited! Stay tuned to find out whether I'm challenging myself just the right amount here, or if I'm being way too ambitious. I think I'll be just fine. Theoretically. ;)

4. And this is really freaking exciting- are you ready? This month, I plan to...dundundun... learn how to spin! What? You thought I swore off spinning, purposely averting my gaze out of fear a potential addiction, and with knitting already an addiction, there wouldn't be any room left for another, and what the heck would I be getting myself into anyway? Well, that's right. All true. But, I'm gonna try it anyway! Hah! I mean, it looks like way too much fun, and a girl can hold out for only so long. And knowing I will have a wonderfully generous, talented, and supportive group (of enablers) around me, I really have no excuse to not give it a go. So there, I said it, I give up! UNCLE! (Who knows- maybe I will be totally inept at it, or maybe I just won't care for it all that much. And yet, I can't help feeling like a person who's about to try crack for the first time. Why is that?) I'll let you know how it goes, of course. Wish me luck!

12 comments:

Julia said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad that your mom sent B. You're going to love spinning. Just remember there's a learning curve!

Lolly said...

That is a great story of you and B. Happy anniversary ;)

Thank you for being a part of Socktoberfest!

Have fun with the spinning!

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary!

Yay for the spinning! Hey, you know, I've got some extra roving, maybe 2 oz if you'd like it to mess around with it. It's really nice to spin, and it's dyed all the colors of the rainbow, so it's fun to watch. Let me know if you'd like it.

Disentangled said...

Wow! Simultaneously, I can't believe it's been 3 years and yet it seems like so many more! I'm so glad you 'found' him. Happy Anniversary you two!

Shelley said...

Happy Anniversary! And how about them Eagles? I feel the same way you do about spinning - who need another addiction. Thus far I've been able to hold off. But I am being surrounded!!!

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Not too sure how I feel about wishing you luck on an endeavor one would equate to trying crack for the first time. Something just seems wrong about that. But, hey, good luck, anyway.

Mary-Heather said...

You are so in trouble with the spinning. So much fun! Your knee-highs are going to rock.

Happy Anniversary!!!

amanda cathleen said...

yay! Have fun with spinning, can't wait to see your knee highs, and happy anniversary : )

Nasus said...

Omedeto!!

Amy Boogie said...

Happy Anniversary!
YAY! Spinning!!!

Monica said...

Happy Anniversary! And woowoo, spinning!

Dee said...

Happy happy anniversary to you and B! Yay! I know aunty is smiling down and blessing everyday. Okay, now I'm getting teary...

btw, I thought you meant spinning as in the exercise. Hows that for a clueless non-knitter?