Thursday, October 05, 2006

a cursory update...

...is all I'm good for, right now. I'm in the Olde Country, that is, Southwestern Virginia, enjoying spectacular fall weather, the last gasp of Indian Summer, really. My time here is too short; punctuated by intense visits with my nears and dears, and interspersed with extreme downtime at my parents' rural place, knitting and watching reruns on tv with my dad, while eating my mom's home cooking and the last gasp of garden produce. Blue skies, the smell of fresh-cut grass and a hazy lull cover everything. mmmmmmmmm....aaaahhhhhh....

Today, I'm dashing out of my sis' place in Roanoke, going to Target (because I've gone over a year w/o shopping at Target!!) and an astonishing bakery and tea house. Tonight, my mom's homemade lasagne and coconut cake. Tomorrow, more knitting and hanging out with the 'rents. Saturday, a long crawl up the Shenandoah Valley, to the Virginia Fall Fiber Festival, to admire all the wooly goodness, pet the sheepies, and possibly, just possibly, to find the perfect drop spindle and fleecy raw material for such a fleecy raw beginner as myself. Now I wasn't gonna touch the handspinning realm, but all this rurality, plus the reports from acornbud on her spinning adventures has made me brave. So wee shall see.

Meanwhile, it's all good. I am actually even looking forward, a wee bit, to returning to my life in Hawaii, which will happen with a big leap on Sunday morning. More on the other side...

4 comments:

Acornbud said...

Nestled in with the the 'rents, eating goodies cooked by mom, kind of like refueling, heh. Can't wait to see all your treasures.
I bet Virginia is beautiful this time of year. See you soon!

Michelle said...

Spinning? Now this is news! Have a great time testing them all! As for the foliage, drink in the deciduousness for me.

LA said...

Ooooo lovely! Glad to hear you're enjoying VA and the home folks. How fun that we're in the same time zone! I'm 500 miles north, but still...

Thanks for checking in, I was getting concerned. ~LA the Uber Mom to the Whole World

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you posted. I, too, was getting concerned. I'll be looking forward to "more on the other side."