Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tatting and Pathfinder

 Saturday was the Triangle Tatters' meeting. My friend wasn't available so I went alone. I brought my books to show off and worked on my beanile necklace. I also found the size 10 thread I was using for my bottle holder. I had a great time and there were a total of 10 of us at the meeting.

Sunday was the Pathfinder game. There were some scheduling conflicts, so we had a short day; only 2 pm to 6 pm (well, by the time we were packed up, it was about 7 pm) and then went out to supper. I handled the tactics pretty well this time and really challenged them.

My two new students started on Monday. I finally have someone to cover my lunch hour and my meetings. Which is good since I had a 2+ hour meeting today.

Need to know about a movie before you shell out for a ticket or DVD or whatever? Here's a collection of review sites.
One: if you or someone you know has problems with certain themes or content (ie blood and gore are fine as long as no kids or animals are hurt, or No explosions, period), this tumblr site is working on a list to let you know before you view.
Two: How accurate is that outfit? Frock Flicks lets you know.
Three: aggregate of professional critics review movies on Rotten Tomatoes and they have a separate audience score
Four: general audience (ie whoever wants to) reviews on the internet movie database.
okra blossom

some kind of bean


muscadine grapes

display at library

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Home again, home again

I'm home from my trips. There was a trip to see friends in Maryland. We went to the Orchid Cellar and a mead tasting. I bought some scented lotion bars. The tasting room is quite rustic looking, with log walls and a fireplace stove in a brick nook. They have original art on the walls. There was also outdoor seating, but it was too cool out for us to sit there comfortably.

I was great seeing M & B and their kids. I haven't seen them in 2 years. We also watched Princess and the Frog on DVD. I hadn't seen it before. It's really good. I took lots of pictures, but since I haven't gotten permission to post pictures of people, I'm sorry, you won't see faces.
but the little girls were learning how to take selfies.
Since it was so unexpectedly cool, I bought a cotton blanket for the car and a hooded sweatshirt. I'm keeping them in the car for cold weather emergencies.

Surprisingly, I didn't fall asleep on the way home. And we got back kind of late. I tried to sleep in on Tuesday but failed. Tuesday, CD and I just rested. Wednesday, we did errands; including me packing my clothes and my tatting.

Wednesday night, I put my overnight bag and my tatting bag in the car. It made getting out the door easier. I even managed to get on the road on time; 7 am.

At that time, the trip to Anitra's went quickly. We got her stuff in the car and back on the road. Just in time to hit some really bad rush hour traffic. Nonetheless, we got to ME's house in good time. We didn't hit any more bad traffic but we ate lunch quickly. As a result, we got to the convention center in time to get our stuff in our rooms and for Anitra and I to get to the teachers' and aides' meeting just in time.

As usual, the goodie bags were fabulous. I should have taken better pictures. I did get my bracelet finished, and Erin said it looked good.

Here are a few. I'm still kind of tired.

Brag table

And someone got a little silly. She couldn't make it, but she sent these.
There were some really cool costumes at the banquet.

There's more but I'm just too tired to type anymore.