Home Again Home Again Jiggety-Jig
Well, not home home, but my Daddy’s house, so close enough. After three planes and two very short layovers, I’m in Florida. I had to clear customs and immigration, pick up and recheck my bags in sixty minutes. I did a Korean-style queue jump and got there as the flight was boarding.
On Friday, we (seventeen of my closest family members) are going to Disney for a week. Thanks, Dad! This will be the first time we have been in the same place at the same time in 11 years. Although seventeen may seem like a high number, I’m not going to see my mother and “her family” (stepfather and their two kids), so it’s not a perfect trip, but I’m sure Mickey will ease the pain. 🙂
I got a fair bit of knitting done on the flight- a pair of Noro fingerless mitts (no pattern- so they are not symmetrical, but they aren’t for me, so I can live with it) and the first sock for the Sock Madness pattern. I got the pattern written up and sent off (I think tomorrow is the deadline) and I’ll get the other sock knit up this week. The mitts are for my mother who was complaining about her cold classroom and getting cold hands when typing. I hope to get her another pair done before the Disney trip is over (so they can be carried back to her by one of my siblings), then she’ll have a pair for work (the silk sockweight yarn I bought recently) and another for home (the Noro).
I have been shopping till I drop for the past few days, so it’s a good thing I brought my Army duffel bag inside my other suitcase. I’m pretty sure both will be full. I got myself some clothes, since I’m rather too bootylicious for Korean pants and their pants tend to be man-shaped anyway. Is that a word? You know what I mean- lacking in a tapered waistline.
I also got some Kool Aid (lemon and grape) for making those LSU socks that I’m determined to make, but the fates seem to be working against me. Someone on a yahoo group recommended Knitpicks Pansy, but failed to mention the pink, which doesn’t show in the photo (I was prepared to live with the black). I got a hefty bag of yarn from them.
I also got myself random and sundry foods, like Crystal Light and cornbread mix and deodorant, that are hard/ impossible to find. I also got a DVD/ VCR combo, which I had been planning to buy when I went back to Korea, which Daddy actually paid for for me (score!). A big box just arrived for me from Amazon. I know there’s more, but you get the idea.
So, I guess that’s a pretty comprehensive update. I’ve pretty much just been soaking up the sun (it’s been over 70 degrees!) and hanging out with the folks.