First, Madeleine's early TV sensibilities seemed to go from Rugrats to Crocodile Hunter to Emeril, it seems, so it was Maddy that my mom thought of first when she saw the news of Steve Irwin's death yesterday morning and alerted us. You can't help but feel sorry for his family, and it's so tragic and freaky, but, crikey, it somehow seems right that he died doing what he loved.
I helped Ali move to college yesterday. She's never really been away from home before. It's different. She is so excited, though. I was mopey for a while, but I've been caught up a little more in her excitement this past week, making sure she has everything, etc. Lunch on Friday helped. She has a new job at the mall, which is a mile from where I work, and school is 20 miles down the highway, so it's not like we won't ever see each other. It's not like when I delivered Katie to school the first time and left her there, thousands of miles away, knowing I wouldn't see her at all 'til Christmas. I rode home with Ali's friend/roommate's parents and both of us mothers recounted the story of the first child's emotional delivery to school. I will likely see Ali on Thursday...
DH continued to work on the pergola. True to form, we had quite a complete and specific plan -- to a point. Now, we're flying and designing by the seat of our pants. Slow going, plus there was a bit of a rain delay yesterday.
Fibonacci is all seamed. I cannot describe the extreme sense of accomplishment and pleasure I had from matching up those stripes -- perfectly -- and seaming this sweater! I am so pleased. The first of the buttonbands was completed last night, leaving only button placement, and the second (buttonhole) band and collar to be knit. It won't be long now. ; )