Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A List

It's been a really busy week.
But in a really, really good way.

#1- I went climbing- probably for the last time while she lives in Minnesota- with lady Val!

Val is moving to Boston come August 1st this year, which is really great for her but also really sad.  Luckily, we were able to get together for one last climb out at Palisade Head.  The weather was overcast but warm, which is perfect climbing weather!

Val is a fantastic partner to climb with, and I'm really going to miss her when she goes.  I'll just have to jump on a plane out to Massachusetts to visit her... and possibly go climbing out on the east coast while I'm at it!

#2- I made pesto.  From scratch.  From this awesome recipe.  And then I ate it on pasta for three days straight.  And I don't regret any of it.

It was SO GOOD.  I did make a tiny modification- while doubling the recipe, it called for 6 cloves of garlic.  I may have put 7.  Or 8.  I can't remember.  Things got fuzzy when the food processor was going and things were just flying in on their accord.  And though this is tough for me to admit- it may have been too much garlic.
As in, my first taste of it off the spoon made my eyes water.
But it was SOOO GOOD... so I didn't care. :)

#3- I started yet another knitting project- the Onward Shawl.

I can feel your eyes judging.  Yes, my yarn drawer is starting to get rather stuffed full, and yes, my ravelry page now has 6 WIP.  But I needed to start this because it's Christmas knitting, and we all know that starting a Christmas project in July is pertinent to Christmas knitting success.  Especially since I plan on doing one more full pattern repeat than called for, to make sure that this project is huge and gorgeous and worthy of the recipient.
So I'm being safe and starting it early enough that there are no excuses come December 24th at 11 pm with extra wine and chocolate and too much holly jolly.
Even though I really don't need another thing to knit, especially since my days are now full.
Why, you might ask?

#4- I was picked to serve on a jury.

I'm actually kind of excited to see how this whole process goes down, especially after being on my High School's Mock Trial team for 5 years, including being a captain my senior year (yes, I was indeed that cool).  Only two things stand in the way of making this whole jury experience fairly enjoyable.
a) No knitting in the courtroom.  These courtroom types have no idea what happens when a part of me can't move.  I will be bouncing off the walls now for 4 days with nothing for my hands to do.  I may have to tap my toes under my seat to make up for it.

oh, and the worst... the absolute worst...

b) No coffee in the courtroom.

Words cannot express my anguish at this time.


nancy88 said...

How could they expect anyone to function under those conditions?!?! Honestly!

I hope you are done before your trip! :)

Katie said...

It's abysmal. You'd think some lady at some point in their lives would educate them on the need for knitting in a courtroom. I hope so too- I think I'll be done by Monday or Tuesday, thank goodness!