Dh and I really squeezed the best out of this weekend! He made cinnamon rolls. We met my brother and nephew for breakfast during their layover from Hawaii to Redmond. My dear brother went to Hawaii to visit his daughter for Thanksgiving, and came down with appendicitis. A trip to the emergency room and laproscopic surgery followed, and he wound up staying several days longer than anticipated. My nephew flew over to escort him back because he was still a bit shaky on his pins. So I got to spend several hours chatting with three of my favorite guys. I am so tickled that the men in my family approve of the man I married.
After buying groceries and getting them put away, we met friends to see "The Life of Pi." Visually stunning! there were scenes that have graven themselves on the back of my skull and will stand as symbols for ineffable concepts for the rest of may days. I prefer to see the story as a splendid allegory, but I leave it to you to make your own decisions.
then we went to a restaurant that has been in business for decades, thatDHandI had tried years ago and found unsatisfactory, but our friends had a coupon,so we were ready to give it another try. We were SO pleasantly surprised! Tasty food, superb service,a charming location and reasonable prices. Amadeus in Milwaukie is a dress-up fancy dinner place that we will visit repeatedly.
I finished another fish hat, and during the movie, got a good start on a basic stocking cap for the dad of the family.
Then Sunday we got the tree from a lot where the owner is donating trees to veterans and their families. We like to support the good guys. We got the tree up and decorated. We got the lights up (DH is aHERO!) and we even had enough time at the end of Sunday afternoon to visit a local estate sale. The folks are trying to clear the stuff out. The prices were wonderful, and the estate belonged to a bit of a hoarder. We sort of went nuts.
For starters, here's the yarn I got. There's silk, wool, exotic blends, eyelash with mylar, sequins on thread, cotton, rayon chenille - - - If I bought it new, I would have over $200 here. I got it for $20. I got a couple teacups made in occupied Japan (My focus for collecting now. There isn't enough room in the house for all the teacups that strike my fancy) DH found some funny Christmas lights. There were china plates and glass fruit bowls and mouth-blown wine glasses . . . I have a sink full of hand washing to do before I put it all away. When I'm washing the really delicate stuff, I get superstitious and put a terry towel in the bottom of the sink to pad it. Then hot water and soap, and bare hands so I can feel for chips and scratches.
It was a splendid day. My Cards are out, and today I will start on the rum balls! Woohoo!