My recovery time after a flight is a couple of days. I'm not sure how the Flyer does it. I'm positive that those presidential clubs dotting the terminals help. I kept thinking maybe I could sneak in, but I noticed that there was a woman sitting just inside the door checking credentials. I thought about just letting myself leak all over the place & then plead to her womanly side. Maybe Flyer does it well because he isn't sitting on toilets pumping every three hours. The sight of Flyer pumping isn't a good way to start your Friday morning. I tip my hat to you Mr. Flyer.
One fabulous reason to fly, tons of reading time. I finished A Simple Prosperity during the first leg. I was so happy with this book. This is the first time in a while that I wasn't reading a book about food. However there was chapter dedicated to food, the importance of a garden & eating whole foods. I'm trying to get SK to read the book. We like to call him Old Man SK because of his elder rants. The book has that flavor in the very beginning, but then provides a number of reason why a sustainable lifestyle makes sense. When I picked up A New Earth, I thought it would read like S.P. While it is a good book with an almost religious feel, S.P. has real-world examples that work in my head. I'll go back & finish reading A New Earth, but the library emailed me that my copy of In Defense of Food is ready. Back to food, but I'll stop after this one. Promise!
What's a girl to do as she counts the minutes to her next pumping jag? Something! I was digging through my purse looking for anything exciting. I have children! Shouldn't I have crayons or little cars hanging out in the bottom? A old container of Cheerios even? Nope. But then just as I was moving my second pack of old receipts, there she sat! You know that scene in Goonies where they find Chester Copperpot's treasure? That's how I felt hanging out in the airport. I had found my sock bag sitting in the bottom of my purse!
I've been knitting this sock since before Tuck was born. I love the color, but when I knit with the yarn it has a squeaky feel almost like an oiled yarn. But I had something to do, so I sat & knit for the remaining flight. The pattern is Jeweled Steps from New Pathways, but I think that it has a "Dixie Chick" feel. I remember hearing that the Chicks got chick feet tattoos to mark milestones. The wrapped stitches are staggered & look like little footprints. Fortunately I'm singing Chick songs every time I pick up this sock. It's usually Good-bye Earl or Sin Wagon. Occasionally Top of the World or Godspeed pops in & then I'm crying (yep just started right now).
Have you gotten your Summer IK yet? Summer is always my least favorite issue, so I'm not real surprised with my reaction. Once again about 2 likable patterns & the rest make me shake my head. At this point, I'm not sure that I'll renew my subscription. At least throw in a couple articles, Eunny! I think that there's 2 articles in this entire issue. At least that's all I could remember & that isn't a good thing since I've looked a the magazine 3 times. I miss the staff projects a lot. I didn't realize that I enjoyed seeing different project takes until it was snatch away from me. Free the staff! Unlike most people, I like the photos. I know that there always seems to be a big controversy over the photographs. If the projects were nicer, would people be bitching about the pictures? I'd say, "NO" but in those same forums everyone is still raving about the magazine (sans the pictures).
Today is a big day in our house. The new counter-tops are coming! When we bought the house, the kitchen still had the original pink tile & glittery Formica counter-tops. I was going through a pink phase, so it was fate. But 4 years & lots of hard use, the counters had to go. I hope the installers won't flip out when I hug them at the end. That's happening, people. SK is seeing Iron Man tonight & I'll be watching my counters. Oh the muffins I'm going to make on you...
p.s. Ava is trying to decide if she's going to be able to use some personal days & come to Lola-land. She still has to check a couple things before she commits. I hate those couple of days because my fingers ache from being crossed.