Monday, August 4, 2008

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle

Oh, there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them.....

This little balad sums up my weekend quite nicely. Summer weekends are always so busy and a long weekend seems more hectic than the rest. The Dude and I spent much of last week preparing to paint the main floor of our house. Taping and washing, moving and rearranging to achieve maximum painting efficiency. The prep work took a very long time and the painting took longer. No wonder people hire this sort of thing out.

On Friday night, we had some respite in the form of Spamalot. I had bought tickets months ago and the date happened to coincide with our painting project. I have to say that we laughed out loud (That's lol for you, T.) and overall had a fun time doing something we don't have enough time for now that we're parents.

Saturday, the Princess and I got the heck out of Dodge and took a holiday at my parent's house. This is something I don't do enough of, either. To have someone scoop up your child and play with her and occupy her while you get a chance to catch your breath is priceless. And I didn't have to cook or do dishes or wash clothes or anything! Just visit and enjoy being someone's daughter.

Sunday, we returned to the castle where the Dude had just wrapped up his second day of painting. Good man, my Dude. My house looks great and the colours I picked please both myself and my spouse. That's all that matters. We're still in the process of reassembling our lives and I have a feeling that could take a few days since time is short and we have a lot of crap.

Today is Heritage Day and in Edmonton, that means a big festival where local communities and cultural groups get together to serve their own special cuisines and perform music and dance for a large and appreciative audience. I look forward to this event all year. Not only is the food amazing, but I always see people I know who are happy to give you a little extra Pad Thai or an extra perogy. The Princess danced to the music and we ate our way through most of the civilized world.

So a busy weekend packed with fun and travel but not a lot of knitting. I have made some progress on the STR socks. I have one and a half socks to show for my limited efforts.

Note the new paint colour in the background. Hopefully I'll have enough time to finish them before the Ravelympics start on Friday.

I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with.

(Excerpts from "Time In a Bottle" by Jim Croce. I'm pretty sure he wasn't referring to knitting but you never know.)


Emily said...

Love that colour!

T. said...

Glad you made it to Heritage Festival b/c I know you love going.

And the paint colour is fab!

catknip said...

Love the paint colour and the socks. We saw Spamalot in London and it was tres tres LOL. The Dude and I were kindred spirits this weekend. I finished painting our front porch. You should drive by and check it out. There are two comfy chairs to sit and knit and a small table to put out tea.

J. said...

I'm there. Don't tell T. though. She'll want to come, too.