Sunday, May 03, 2009

Coming in From the Cold

I've been missing in action, burying my face in CSPAN programming watching everything and anything associated with the new White House trying to convince myself that while the economic sky is falling it is way better than listening to those clowns from the former administration f%$#up the country. Now, with that said, and to keep from indulging in a full on pity party, this is some of what I've been up to.

went to visit son #1 in North Carolina to hear him sing with the North Carolina Symphony


This is a partial sound recording of the Carmina Burana. Not my favorite choral piece, sort of reminds me of a scary movie but it was my chile singing so...




Got caught in the historic nor' easter snow storm. Tried to get out of town before it hit and the lady at the airline checkin said, "honey, if anybody in North Carolina thinks it's gonna snow, we close down the city! Better find you a hotel and sleep in." Well, after I checked out of my very nice hotel with a great wine list and midnight cheese and fruit platter room service -


I found myself thankful for any room at the airport hotel. Even the crows were confused.




Made this gorgeous Radiating Star Blanket as a baby gift (pattern found on Ravelry).


Tried to follow the Harlot's advice with the stash...

FAILED



Why did I keep these??

There were months that brought me little or no joy - except for this occasional backyard visitor.

My pal Phyllis tried hard to lift the gloom, we explored yarn stores and old fashioned soda fountains. I had my first vanilla ice cream soda in many years!




She even baked me a cake and brought me some noro sock yarn and those cool square needles!

I pulled myself together long enough to host one of those local Obama house meetings.

There were a few of them around my town. My friend Arlene, a professional chef, did one with desserts and champagne!


Went to hear a Cornel West lecture with my boys. That was a really good day.


Attended my town's library's author luncheon. Guess who?

I auctioned off several baskets with baby hats. And, the poster below from the Democratic Convention's Women's Caucus that Michelle Obama presided over.

So, hope still remains and is perhaps all that is left when we succumb to our darkest worries and can't seem to see the light. Thanks to all of you who have written to encourage me to write again and to report on my whereabouts. I'm sorry I've been gone so long.

P.S. if you would like one of these historic posters, I have another that I would like to share so, just comment here with your name and I'll do one of those random selection thingies and send one to you, sorry, it is not signed and I won't be able to frame it.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Hey stranger!!!! Glad to hear from you again. I was beginning to worry abt you. First thing you need to do, step away from the tv!! I suggest mass doses of yarn shopping and other mindless entertainment, at least for a short time. The world will still be going to hell in a handbasket, I promise. ;-)

I love the harlot's calendar advice and I love the shot of the yarn pile.

Hope to see more of you!

cici said...

great update, you seem to have been pretty busy..I love your photos

Virtuous said...

I HAVE been worried about you and so glad you re-surfaced!

Hate I missed you in NC that was a crazy weekend!

Your stash is insane!! Haha! And loved the baby blanket you made (Yay still knitting!!) Have you tried out the squared needles yet??

OOh! Cornel West THAT was a good day!!

Well I am very must interesed in the poster :o)

WB you have been missed!!

Beeb said...

Glad you've peeked in for a while. It looks like you've been busy.
I love that blanket you made - beautiful. I'm putting it in my queue right now.

Mary Anne said...

I'm so glad to see you here again. Hope - yes, that is what keeps us going through the tough times, sometimes it's the only thing that keeps us going.

I love your yarn stash, that is amazing. I want to jump in and roll around in all that yummy yarn :)

I'm wishing you better and better days, Deborah.

Ava said...

fortunately, these low times go away.

I watch MSNBC. They are more positive.

Beatriz said...

I try not to watch too much TV news. Your update is filled with so much, I don't know where to start. I'd love to have the opportunity to hear Dr. Cornel West. Your Marcus will look back fondly on that for years to come. The Spiral Blanket is so beautiful! You did a wonderful job with that project. Congratulations.

Beverly said...

Welcome back. Glad to see that you've been having a very interesting time.

The spiral blanket is beautiful and your stash is crazy.

Rebecca said...

you HAVE been busy. so glad to see you back. And seriously envy you getting to hear/meet Cornel West.

Ina said...

Hey, glad you're back! (The triste is no trifling matter, it's a victory to keep on keeping on.) I just got a set of square needles at MDS&W -- they're really different. If you're willing to part with a poster, I'd enjoy the chance to have one.

Theresa said...

It's me girl, Theresa Dickinson. I have been checking in on your blog and was delighted to know that you did spend time with your chile :) You are so photogenic, is that spelled correctly???? How do you find time to do so much? What can I swap for the poster? You and Noel looked so in love on Friday nite, so nice.

hopieknits said...

So happy to see you posting again. I've really missed reading your blog. I encourage you to keep working on your other writing project too.

Also my husband was so pleased with the Camina Burana reference. He, too sang it in chorus and loves the piece.

Beate said...

Did you figure out why you saved all those tags?hi,hi,hi...I love your stash..I just bought 2 new bedrollerbags!!!!!!Do I ever stop??