Friday, May 18, 2007

The Week That Was

First, we arrived in Seattle.


















We had a lovely dinner at Ivar's Pier 54 (where I happened to buy a souvenir t-shirt).


Then we got back to our rental van. Guess whose suitcase was the only thing snagged, out of fifteen passengers'? Imagine the look of disappointment on the thief's face upon opening the suitcase of a frugal and hopelessly unchic 45 yo woman.










While the huckers and poppers hucked and popped on Saturday, I shopped (wearing my Ivar's t-shirt and yesterday's pants).

Costco, it turns out, sells suitcases, pajamas, underwear and socks. Spandex cotton underwear? I'm a convert.

Joe's Sporting Goods had Columbia jeans and fancy t-shirts on sale. A Safeway run for toiletries, and I was good to go, a happy woman.

Great Ultimate was played, although not a lot of games won by the good guys.

















By Sunday afternoon, sleeping on the cold wet ground had become the priority for the kids, beating out M&Ms, cheering on one's teammates, listening to award ceremonies.

We flew home Sunday night (too, too late), happy but completely exhausted.


Monday I came down with the cold going around the office. Tuesday I stayed in bed and made this out of leftover Rowan cotton blend from the brown sweater.

Wednesday and Thursday were extraordinarily stressful days at work (although I did wear the scarf on Thursday...that was a high point). Craft-free evenings. Evenings spent grousing to my family and watching Stewart and Colbert and taking to bed at 9:00pm.

And we're full circle back to Friday.

3 comments:

bfmomma said...

Oh, wow! What an adventure. That's one way to get new clothing (maybe I should try that, as I live in my hopelessly outdated stuff).

Looks like tons of fun!

Is the scarf crocheted? looks funky.

and I'm enjoying G.'s break between semesters because on mornings that I don't have to get up with the kids, I can stay awake long enough for Stewart and Colbert! :)

Stefaneener said...

Bummer about the suitcase -- I hope the retail therapy was a little helpful. New undies! What a score!

And the scarf is testament to your ever-expanding crafty IQ. Sorry about work. They don't appreciate you enough!

meg said...

Oh, my- sounds like life around here; I'm smiling (in sympathy, of course) over the thief's reaction to his haul- when some dum-dum broke into my 14 yo car, the 2 things he got was my dance bag- filled with stretched out leather ghillies, wadded up used tissues, & several pairs of unwashed men's sock- & my bible case :)
The sweater looks great- hope your weekend fares better then the week did!