...and hope to do again today:
Knit on a sweater made with yarn from the lovely Beaverslide Dry Goods in Montana.
The photo doesn't do the color justice--it's a gorgeous blue called "Huckleberry Heather."
I hope you get to do something you want to do this Saturday!
Sammy left a comment telling me what he is doing on this lovely Saturday--he, Baily, the Pumpkin-girl and Leda (and who knows how many other of the 22 dogs who live at Leda's house) are at a dog show in Gray Summit, Missouri. Sounds like "running around the hotel room" just might be the highlight of the trip. I hope Pumpkin behaves and learns not to make too much noise in her crate, so she can be good on our flight home to California next month!
I had never heard of Gray Summit so I Googled it! (If I were responsible for policing the Google brand, I would correct me and say that GOOGLE is a trademark, the proper use of which in this context is "I performed a GOOGLE search") Sadly, most of the first Google entries are about a terrible school bus crash in April of this year. But, I also learned that Gray Summit is on the famous Route 66 (so be sure to get your kicks, OK, Sammy?) and the population in the county is about 3,000 with a density of about 377 people per square mile which is considered very low. The tornado activity is slightly above average for Missouri, meaning 106% greater than the US overall average.
But, by far, the most interesting information was "Most popular first names in Gray Summit, MO among deceased individuals and their ages at death:" Check it out -- I guess there is at least one benefit to being named "Bertha."(I apologize to any readers who are named Bertha or have a loved one named Bertha.)
Name Count Lived (average)
George 6 76.2 years
John 5 71.6 years
Joseph 4 62.8 years
William 4 77.8 years
Edward 3 83.0 years
Charles 3 82.4 years
James 3 69.7 years
Bertha 3 88.9 years
Anna 3 73.0 years
Grace 3 88.0 years
(My sister says I have too much free time. Whatever would prompt her to say that?)