Monday, October 10, 2011

The Geekend That Was

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I meant to write all sorts of posts this weekend, but that didn't happen.

Friday after some minor dermatological surgery, I headed to a mall to kill an hour or so before I met up with Teresa, in town for work, and Jean (and unexpected bonus Ann!) I scored some major bargains at Macy's...including a skirt where they botched the security tag (two halves of different types put together). Originally $80; I got it for $8.50. The security tag's still on...their machine wouldn't take it off. I figure with a hammer, and maybe a hack saw, I can liberate it. We'll see.

After lovely butternut squash ravioli (I'm helpless to resist), we headed to Teresa's palatial hotel suite to stitch. Well, I stitched on Chocolat while poor Teresa finished work and Jean attempted to assimilate me to The Beekeeper's Quilt. I remain puff-free...for now.

Saturday Michael and I had a lunch on the deck, enjoying the lovely weather and the bees buzzing among the basil and mint. I have no idea where these bees come from! One guy had so much pollen it looked like he was carrying little yellow buckets on his legs...I'd never seen that live and in person before. After some Dance Central to combat my two weeks of complete lack of exercise due to sickness, we rounded out the day by driving out to visit Michael's parents who are about to go out of the country again (two vacations in three weeks...that's the life!)

Sunday we picked up the first installment of Michael's Cupcake of the Month Club. This month was Pumpkin Pie. These cupcakes are very yummy; they are 70% organic and so not "super sugary" (not that there's anything wrong with that) and very lightweight (though still not "lite", I am sure). Afterwards we finally saw The Help. Fantastic movie, and I immediately downloaded the book and started it this morning.

And there was stitching! I'm now on row 6 out of 7 of Chocolat.

See The Help. Macy's has killer sales right now. Bees have pollen buckets; who knew? The only good thing best thing about Fall: pumpkin-flavored things.


Jean in Georgia said...

You will be assimilated. And my sadly neglected blog has a new address: :-)

Annie said...

Sounds like you recovered quite nicely from that surgery. What a fabulous weekend. And please, show us photos of your battle with the bargain skirt!

Delusional Knitter said...

Good for you! I also have remained puff free! Cupcake of the month club?!?!?! How cool!!

woolwoman said...

our DF Teresa put that beekeeper HEX on me - Sorry to say I've been too busy to try it out yet but soon! Wish I could have been with you gals in Atlanta - hopefully you'll be able to come and see us sometime soon ??? Mel

Jackie's Stitches said...

I've been assimilated by The Borg too! I heard resistance is futile.

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