Thursday, April 10, 2008

Cloud Nine


No, I am not on Cloud Nine. That, is the name of my college son's play. I'll be flying out to North Carolina to see him in his first college theatre production. Once you've read the play's synopsis, below, you'll understand my trepidation:

CLOUD NINE is about relationships -- between men and women, men and men, women and women. It is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, Queen Victoria and... sex. It unlocks the imagination, liberates the mind, and leaves you weak with laughter.

I'll certainly be weak, for sure, from cringing...



What I've been knitting....


A nubby, slubby vest

I sweet silk scarf

And, I'm making this shawl for my mother-in-law.


I love my mother-in-law. She lives far away in central america.

Of course this is many years ago when she was a very young woman. I don't think I ever looked that good.

It has been many years since we've last seen each other and I miss her wisdom, her laughter and most of all, how she keeps my husband in line!

This is a photo of one of the last times she visited us here in the States. Oh, and that's my father-in-law in the center, he's way cool too!

Well, I'm off to pack for my brief trip. Wish me luck 'cause how I'm 'spose to handle my son doing a love scene, I'll never know!

Life just seemed so much more simpler when they were young...

15 comments:

Heidi said...

Ooooooo I'm cringing for you! Eeeeek!

What a gorgeous pic of your mother-in-law. Looks worthy of publishing in a book, she looks lovely.

Scrumptious knitting as usual.

hope said...

Tell your son to 'break a leg'. You will be so proud I'm sure. Have a safe trip.

WandaWoman said...

Oh, my goodness, that play sounds like racy stuff. Knit away while you're cringing.

The shawl is so beautiful. The stitch pattern is very graceful. I'm sure your MIL would love it.

Rebecca said...

LOVE that scarf. have a safe trip to NC. and enjoy your son's performance. i'm sure he'll be wonderful.

Ina said...

Have a fabulous weekend! Hope various airline woes don't affect you. Your MIL is amazing.

hakucho said...

Oh, boy I feel for you. Love your silk scarf...very pretty pattern stitch. After the initial shock...hope you have a great time :)

Ava said...

You'll be fine, Mom!

Love your WIPs.

Your MIL looked great. My mom was that thin back then too. Weren't we all?

Virtuous said...

I hope we get to connect while you are here! Check your cell!!

OOh my that play is real interesting! LOL

del said...

Um, whose mansion is that in the background of that one photo? Yours? Oh my goodness, what a house.

That play sounds verrrry interesting...pretty avant garde. Hope it goes well for your ds!

Your knitting looks great, as usual.

Cat said...

Hey Deb,
Love the knitting as usual. As I said in my email, your son looks just like ya. He has your smile. Oh yeah, N.C. is not far from GA. Stop in for a coffee.

Claudia said...

Eeeeeeeeeehhh! Good luck on that!!! ... :-) I'm sure it'll be fine - and he'll do a great job! (he's a cutie, by the way!)

Sheila said...
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Sheila said...

That will be exciting to see your son participate in a play... it sounds very interesting. Anyways, I'm glad you can't knit while the play is in process... b/c I want to hear all the details...lol. Great knits.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Have a really good trip !

Sanjay said...

I feel for you Love your silk scarf very pretty pattern stitch.