What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

I will admit up front that I am an “Ant,” not a mom, so things that strike me as noteworthy may appear a bit ho-hum to some of you. Nonetheless…

1. Ten-year-old pitchers develop speed before accuracy. In other words, those balls will come at you fast and from angles you never expected.

2. A fifteen-year-old boy can eat steak, noodles, biscuits, veggies, and three cupcakes for dinner and still be ravenous again before bedtime.

3. A teenage girl can tangle up a ball of yarn better than a kitten can.

4. Line-dried t-shirts are less desirable than machine-dried ones because they are—quote—”too crispy.”

5. When you are the spectator with the McDonald’s lucky player signature on your LumberKings baseball program you win a prize!: a coupon for one McDonald’s hamburger, valid only at a handful of participating local franchises. (Still this beats having the local-cell-phone-company lucky signature, in which case you get a foam beer-can cooler with the company’s logo.)

6. When you root for the SF Giants and your nephew’s favorite color is blue, he will pick the LA Dodgers mini-helmet to hold his sundae, and you will pay for it without complaining.

On the knitting front
I got four more balls of Soft Delight Extremes at Hobby Lobby and plan to undo the bind off on my first Easy Triangular Shawl, so that I can enlarge it significantly. (I do like a shawl that I can wrap over my head and around my body a time or two. You can never tell when the weather’s going to go all Dr. Zhivago on you.)

After some more knitting, I’ve decided I come down on the Peaches & Creme side of the Peaches & Creme versus Sugar ‘n Cream debate. The Peaches & Creme has a tighter twist, which results in far fewer split stitches.

P.S. Sparky is happy to be back from Oaktown, but behaved so nicely that he has been invited for a return visit whenever he likes. Mighty Bezoar survived her stay at Kitty Hill Resort. Apparently the shock of the new setting gave her an out-of-body experience of some sort, as the Kitty Hill folks reported that she was consistently affectionate and good-natured. We’re sharing some lovely “Home, Sweet Home” moments.

July 03 2007 01:45 pm | Cats

2 Responses to “What I Learned on My Summer Vacation”

  1. Laurie on 04 Jul 2007 at 10:12 am #

    Thanks for your comment on my blog about the dishcloth. So far I’ve only tried Sugar ‘n Cream, but I’ll have to try Peaches & Creme, based on your recommendation.

  2. lella on 06 Jul 2007 at 8:44 am #

    Ahhhhhhh, home again, the cats, the snuggles, the knitting, and the daily laundry. Whoow!

    Welcome back! I will try some of the Peaches and Creme, as I hate Sugar’n’Cream with an undying passion.

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