Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy fourth of July! This is my 600th blog post.! Let there be firework in the parks, parades on the streets, dancing on the beaches and necking in the parlors! Yee Ha! Everyone who comments, even if you just give me a woo hoo, gets entered in a drawing for some bamboo yarn. Blogdom has been such a delight for me, and I have made such grand friends! I am wishing you laughter and contentment for the next 600 posts.

Even though this is a knitting blog, I have no knitting photos for you. Which is not to say that knitting isn’t going on, (three hours in the car one way is bound to engender a lot of progress.) I’m doing a right-angles scarf in the Zen Art Walk yarn of a few months ago, inspired by Renoir’s painting, “Discarded Roses.” I think it’s the prettiest yarn Roxanne has come up with. But no photos today because connection on the air card is soooo slow.

And I gotta show you a photo of the little welcome wagon lady for the neighborhood. Talk about blasé about all the passing traffic. She just stood there, grazing calmly while we pulled up and took her portrait. She has nothing to fear from humans. You can’t use a gun because it’s all residential here, yet there are so many undeveloped, wildly overgrown lots that she and her family and friends have all sorts of pleasant habitat. So you see deer around all the time. No wonder I don’t see many rose bushes.

Here is a shot of DH and RW in the upstairs sitting area. MJ joined us later in the venerable seaport of Astoria where we had an interesting Bosnian dinner. Tasty substantial food that will stick to your ribs and keep you going all day in the winter. I totally blew my points allotment for Weight Watchers. Interesting spicing. Lots of garlic. Paprika. Pickled condiments. Enormous portions! Everyone leaving the restaurant was carrying doggie bags.
Today we are going to make a tactical strike on the nearby fireworks stand, establish a beachhead with a bonfire, and wait for it to get dark enough. Fourth of July falls on a friday? Heck, we won't even need our own fireworks, we can just enjoy the flash-booms around us. People are camping in backyards, and the numbers of campers and RVs parked in driveways is astounding. If ya wanna do fireworks, shooting them out over the ocean seems like a pretty good idea. There is also talk of power-washing the deck and doing a little work on the beach house, but it's eight am already, and the power-washers haven't even yawned.
I love, love, love being the only one up in the house. I am wrapped in my ratty huge grey shawl, feeling cozy toasty in the cool morning, watching the rain drip off the eaves, and listening to the surf and an occasional cranky gull. I'm savoring a cup of pepermint tea, and life is good. No wonder larks sing so gloriously! Mornings are such a gift!


  • At 11:21 AM , Anonymous Linda G said...

    Happy, happy fourth! Dancing and necking has commenced, O Favorite Blogger of Mine!

  • At 1:50 PM , Blogger Galad said...

    Congratulations on 600 blogs! It sounds like you are wonderful time - but then you seem to wherever you are. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

  • At 2:40 PM , Blogger Bells said...

    woohoo! happy 4th of july.

    I love the idea of deer walking around happily amongst people. What a sight. Probably no stranger to you than kangaroos being in a nearby paddock down the road for us.

  • At 5:12 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    What a lovely visit--and the food sounds WONDERFUL. And I'll give you more than a woo-hoo, lady--you're wonderful. Your blogposts make my day and your friendship makes me a better person! Congratulations on your 600th post!

  • At 10:02 PM , Blogger Pat K said...

    Woo hoo! I knew all those fireworks tonight had to be celebrating your 600th post!

  • At 10:08 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Woo hoo! Congrats on 600 posts!

    We managed to miss seeing the fireworks here. We walked around to a place where we could see them and came face to face with -- another hill. Bummer! I hope you enjoyed yours and no one got hurt.

  • At 3:40 PM , Anonymous Norma said...

    Happy 4th!

    I don't know. I like the sight of deer, too...but I'd rather they stay in the forest (but of course there's the rub, eh?) because I don't want them eating my stuff and leaving ticks all around.

  • At 7:46 PM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    We have started to see deer in our area and it's a very developed area with only small stands of trees. We were thrilled! It was so cool to have them in our neighborhood until one of them got killed on the main road that runs to the Jersey shore. Then I wished they were far away and safe.

    I love being the only one up in the morning. The peace and quiet is a gift. And I have a DH who doesn't let me get cold either. THAT is quite a gift, too, isn't it.

  • At 7:45 AM , Blogger Shan said...

    I live in a somewhat rural area and this year we've seen more deer out and about than ever before.

    Congratulations on your 600th post. That's quite an accomplishment!

  • At 8:16 AM , Blogger Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

    600 posts?! Holy moly. It looks like you've been blogggin since june 2006 like me...I'm only at 375? And YOUR posts are interesting. I hope you enjoyed your weekend, it does sound like it! I only know fireworks over the ocean/water, can't imagine anything else! I love quiet mornings around here too. Just the birds, me and Reggae! Re: my hydrangeas. nope, I don't fiddle with the soil. The regular ones come in so magenta/purple, I must have neutral soil. I love their coloring. The lacecaps right next to them are very blue this year.

  • At 1:09 PM , Blogger the boogeyman's wife said...

    congrats! 600 posts is a ton, way to go! bosnian food sounds intriguing, i'll have to keep an eye out for it in the future.

  • At 6:58 PM , Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

    Congrats! on the 600 posts!

    Sounds like you had one of the bestest kinds of days.


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