Are His Hands Cold Yet?
I just hope someone is wresting his gun out of his cold, dead hands as I type.
I have never been one to go by the adage that you should speak well of the dead. I don't think it's time to start now.
Truth be told, while I have never understood the obsession with guns held by the consensus of the NRA, I didn't particularly like the part in Michael Moore's movie where he doggedly pursued a confused and daft Charlton Heston. It was clear the man was no longer in his prime, and that Moore was picking on someone with a clear handicap. However, when Heston was vibrant and sane, I found his views on morality and gun control to be either hateful or ignorant or both.
This weekend was all about birthday dinners, setting up my new craft area and completing tax documents.
For weeks I had been anticipating going to dinner at one of my new favorite restaurants. It's a small Italian restaurant in the middle of New Hope that most folks have never heard of, but Joe, the owner-chef cooks food that is the best I've had since I was in Italy. When we got there, Joe wasn't there...he had had a heart attack the week before and his family was cooking and cleaning and preparing and serving to keep Joe's business running. The food wasn't as good, but I still enjoyed myself a lot, especially when Joe made an appearance and sat and chat with us for a while. Good people.
New Craft Area
As part of the carpet installation and the Ikea desk assembly, Thaddeus and I are also re-organizing our downstairs area to make three distinct sections...TV viewing area, office area and craft area.
Here's the desk completely assembled.
Which started out with MANY more parts than this diagram shows.
In addition, Thaddeus and I set up two work tables (in the corner) and four stacks of storage drawers (all from Ikea as well). Once I've gotten all my yarn and tools transferred to the craft area, I'll post pictures.
I used this new desk to complete tax filings for eight different taxing authorities (Federal and state and local taxes for both Thaddeus and I and two additional states since I worked in two states other than my home state). Taxes turn into my annual nightmare.
As such, I didn't get a ton of knitting done...I finished up through round 112. I won't have a progress picture until Friday.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Overall, despite how non-standard my birthday weekend was, I enjoyed myself a lot.