Sunday, October 14, 2007


Is where you park it! That may be our motto in a few years! At least for 6 months out of the year! We discovered that theres a "special package" deal for campers from October to April....hmmmm.

We're home...the beach was great, even if the weather did turn cooler on Thursday...Mr Ace has eaten us alive, I can't even go to the bathroom alone!

As has always been the case, we met some great people while at the beach. The first was our neighbors who came in right away to check us out...

The picture is blurred because she kept flinching when the flash went off.

Here, this one is better!

While we didn't take a lot of pictures, we stayed very busy. I managed to put in anywhere from 5 to 7 miles a day whether I was walking or biking. I hope the scales show my activity tomorrow night. And yes, I was very careful about what I ate...even if I did earn an ice cream on Tues night!

The Thursday Knit Group was very nice, though small we all had a great time. I spent my time spinning, and possibly helped to "enable" another lady into the world of spinning. Thanks for allowing me to visit, you were all so wonderful and welcoming!
I didn't find the Yarn Store I told you about...we ended up in the wrong direction, however, the ladies at the Knitting Group gave me very good directions, but I never did get another chance to go again. So, you'll have to wait until next time for that Yarn Store Review!

This part can be entitled~
What I Did On My Vacation!

I finished up spinning Setting Sun for my Honeybee Stole.

Worked on Dad's Vest...which I wish he didn't have so much girth, I think I'd be done by now!
Finished one of BIL's be honest with you I nearly threw the thing out the window of the truck on the way down, my first toe-up sock and I was having difficulty turning the heel...I just had to listen to my own motto~"frog it and start over" Second time's the charm!
And for the "Hot Pink" I teased you with earlier...still working on it, any more guesses?

One last thing I need to tell you about~~My buddy Bobbi is having a contest, I just need to mention this so you can check out her "List" of contests that she found. I don't care how many I enter I'm just not lucky that way. I wonder if I keep saying "Contest" (contest, contest...) that will increase my luck in all the contests I enter?!?!

One other thing I need to mention...did anyone see the comment left by my friend Terri (from down-unda)? About the fella in the speedo? Budgie Smuggler!! Oh my, I've never laughed so hard and now everytime I think about it I start laughing!
What about the story Becky told me, it's not in the comments she "made" me ask for the story! I won't make her relive it by telling you herself...let me just say that she witnessed a old, fat fella removing his speedo to shake the sand out of it! Hey Becky....think "Budgie Smuggler" next time!
Boy, who would have thought that a speedo would conjure up so many memories?

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!! Enter a Contest will ya?


Margaret said...

That Cheltenham is such a pretty stitch pattern - good thing, since there's a lot of it ;)

Hmmm, is that hot pink a BSJ?

Terri said...

Hey welcome home! Glad you had such a great time and I'm so impressed that you managed to fit so much in and STILL keep up with the exercise and sensible eating. WAY TO GO!!! Glad the 'budgie smugglers' gave you a giggle. It really is a perfect description. Hee hee.

Mary said...

I was gonna guess the same thing as Margaret -- a solid-colored BSJ for that new baby in the family?

Looks like a wonderful trip -- glad you enjoyed yourself! :-)

Dana said...

Welcome home! It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation and I'm glad for you. The "Setting Sun" you spun is gorgeous!

Becky said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a good time!

lemmie said...

I love the Sunset yarn! Beautiful! And, I'm off now to enter a contest :)

Are you going to the Knitter's Retreat at Grave's Mountain in November?

gourdongirl said...

Welcome home. Looks like you had a great time. Will "chat" later.