I took some time off this weekend for my first trip away from my boys (in this case, I consider Joe one of the boys). I think the last time I was away from my family for more than a day was Sock Summit in '09, so I think it was time for a girls getaway, don't you? Mine included cross stitch, kntting, relaxing by a fire (in JULY. Who knew?!), not cutting up anyone's food or wiping anyone's behind, shopping in quaint stores without hearing the phrase "I'm bo-ored", sitting on the beach with my eyes closed, eating foods that don't have the phrase "-n-cheese" in them. It was awesome.
Now it's back to reality. Thankfully, I like my reality. It's full of little pudgy little hands, shouts of MAMA and, oh yeah, all the yarn I could ever want.
I now have four-ish of these squares complete in a Halloween Sampler from this website. These ladies are awesomely talented and I may have splurged on several patterns.
Joe's nearly completed sock in Jeans from this new line.
The fire I sat by in the evening in Northport, MI. A fire in JULY. What the heck, nature? I'm not really complaining, but it certainly wasn't expected.
What was your first trip away from your family? Was it something awesome like Paris? Or something closer to home like the shore? Do tell.