I am a wimp
Leavin' on a jet plane....

AAAaarrrrrrrgh!

    I can't believe I missed "Talk Like A Pirate Day"!!  It was yesterday, and I was busy talking like - well - like a Grouchy Mom, instead.  So in (belated) honor of the day - AAAAAaaaaarrrrgh!  Avast, me hearties!  Me and the crew of the Grouchy Mom wish ye a fine day of pillaging, plundering and other piratey activities. 

    Now that that's out of the way - !!  It's been a pretty busy week, although looking back, I can't really tell you why.  Don't you hate that?  Anyhoo, the rat race continues!  I signed Clover up for a puppy obedience class that starts next week, so that should be interesting.  Maybe they can tell me how to persuade her that Lily the kitten is not, in fact, a chew toy.  She's not malicious about it, just persistent.  The funny thing is that Lily doesn't seem to mind.  She could get away from Clover if she wanted, but she pretty much just takes it and winds up covered in puppy drool at least once a day.  Silly cat.
    I found out this morning that the friend who was supposed to be visiting this weekend can't come.  She is having some fairly scary health issues and decided not to make the trip.  I'm bummed, but I understand, and I'd much rather she take care of herself than drive up here.  Guess that just means more time to work on things around the house, eh?  Yeah.  Yay. 
    Having completely stalled out on the socks for my niece, I'm working away on another pair for myself (heehee) and trying to decide what else to start.  Mind you, I discovered an appalling number of UFO's when I unpacked our stuff from Germany, and we won't even talk about the fact that my torch is still languishing in a box in the workshop.  Irrelevant!  I'm in knitting mode, folks!  What to do next?  It's a toss-up between a lace scarf and a sweater.   I have some yummy laceweight in a gorgeous sunset colorway, and some equally yummy merino in a luscious plum color.  Which goes first?
Weigh in here, folks! 
    Now I'm off to take darling daughter for a haircut.  I got my ears lowered yesterday (thank God!) so today is her turn.  We were both starting to look like fuzzy mushrooms - not our best look, as you can imagine.  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather, folks!
     

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