I occasionally have a blog entry in draft mode and sometimes I get so stuck I can't finish it or post it. There's one in here now, unpublished. It's not because it's a difficult or unpleasant topic -- quite the contrary! I attempted to go back and find all my favorite 2007 blog posts written by other knitbloggers. It's turned out to be a huge undertaking because I have SO many favorites. I'm going to keep working on it and might eventually post it. But surely you know my TRUE fear -- that there will be that ONE that gets left out -- that one that I should have included and failed to do so.
So instead, I will tell you about my haircut yesterday; I won't show it to you because it's too dark to shoot a photo. I went in wanting what I got this past August -- a concave bob (an inverted v- or inverted u-shape in the back), but I got what I most feared getting -- a PLAIN bob. I've HAD those most of my life. And even a TRUE concave bob eventually grows out to be a plain bob after a month or so. And do you know what a PLAIN bob looks like on me? Anchorwoman hair. Pageant hair.
At least it's better than country singer hair.
For the record, I've never been any of those things. The first photo was for an author bio in a magazine in which I'd had an article published. The second photo has never been seen by anybody except Paul (when we were dating). First he laughed . . . then he forbade me to share them with anybody. I think 15 years is enough time and distance and I hope you all can laugh WITH me. (And, yes, there are more cheesy poses and more bad outfits).
Since my recipe request post, I've been able to try a few of the recipes I've linked to -- and one of the recipes in my comments. I can't take good food photos so I have none to share. But I was very happy with the recipes I've tried -- the Minestra di Lenticchie (quite good and it makes A LOT!), the Salsa Mexicana (I'll add more Serrano peppers next time - I just used two) and the Macaroni and Cheese (though my Vermont sharp cheddar was TOO sharp). All of them were quite good! Thanks for sharing, ladies!
The holiday party with my son's fourth grade class went well -- we had a blast! Nine year olds know how to party! We played holiday-themed Pictionary, made an ornament, decorated some cookies with icing, red hots and M&M's and had a fun book exchange. It's his last year in elementary school which suddenly feels quite strange now that I typed it. The second grader had a similar celebration and between the two of them, they were quite sugared up and we have two new ornaments for the tree. It signaled the official start of our holiday break.
I was just sharing with my family how I'm looking forward to December 26th and some serious relaxation and knitting. I have a lot of lovely yarn to play with too . . .
What will you be working on when you have no more holiday knitting deadlines?