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Four years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Customer Service Update

I was pleased, but not surprised, to get a quick response from the clog people. They apologized profusely. The turquoise “seconds”, like the purple ones, had sold out, so they really had no choice but to refund my money. And they have offered me free shipping for next time.

So maybe there will BE a next time, but any future orders will be over the phone so I can confirm the width of the shoes and make sure that I get the promised free shipping.

In knitting news, my friend to whom I had given the brown leftover yarn from my rust and brown sweater, brought me the remnants. I now have enough yarn to finish repairing the moth-chomps. This will be a slow process, because those beasties took a bite here and a bite there, rather as if they fancied themselves at a Chinese restaurant.

I also have enough caramel(ish) raw silk yarn to cobble together a cowl of some sort, especially if I knit it on fat needles and alternate it with some of the cream polished silk. Maybe throw in some black yarn as well for the perfect neutral accessory? I will have to noodle around with that after I cross a few other items off my queue.

Franklin Habit has a lovely shawl on his blog. You know that I’m not much for blue, but the alternating blue and grey stars are breathtaking.

I wonder what it would look like in silk?

I got the ironing board set up and finished the patches on Beloved’s shorts and pocket. I am not pressing the new pearl grey jacket I bought a month or so ago (but have yet to wear) until I have a new ironing board cover. And possibly a new ironing board as well; the one which has been lurking in the garage since his first wife died, is dusty (that can be fixed) and possibly rusty. The ironing board cover is grubby (not a problem for shorts that went from the boat to Ms. Ravelled’s ministry to the wash). And near the bottom it feels a little greasy, as if Johnny Depp had been making grilled cheese sandwiches on it, a la “Benny and Joon”.

You have your guilty pleasures. I have mine.

Two of my kids asked for a movie review. Not for the Bitties, in my opinion. The kids are well-cast. And the little girl uses a word, quite innocently, that a child that age should never have heard. The expletive coming from the (teenage) son was perfectly in context and did not offend me. I am not excessively impressed with the lead actress. The sidekicks are, without exception, excellent. The teenage girl is very talented. I am confirmed in my opinion that I like Mr. Damon far better than his best friend, Mr. Affleck.

Time to take Beloved to chemo. Later, gators!

P.S. he is now sporting a rash on his face and neck that the nurses told him would be a sign that the new chemo drug is working. So no, I have not been using language that would be making him blush.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

I think Scarlett Johansson is the one that plays opposite and I do not really like her. Nothing I can put my finger on, but...