We are mere comments (of an undisclosed number) away from a milestone on this here blog. The 10,000th comment looms! Amazing, no? I can hardly believe it -- that I've written over 1000 posts and that y'all have been reading along. I can't tell you how much I appreciate your reading and taking the time to write to me -- but especially the reading -- and that you keep on writing even when it's clear that I totally suck at replies most of the time. Thank you.
That kind of thing just begs for a prize, doesn't it? I haven't mailed goodies to the contestants who won the last two prizes yet, but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying! I've never been so late with that sort of thing, but I've never been so busy, either. I'm working on it, and I most certainly haven't forgotten. Anyway, drop in and say, "Hey!" You might be the one -- the 10,000th one -- to win a very special prize from a very special place!
Speaking of contests, there's less than a week, over at Who's Gonna Be "The Boss" Now, for shower attendees to enter the Baby Matching Game! It's a hoot. It's never too late to join the party -- let me know and I'll send you the log-in/invite -- it's all about having fun! Eventually, we'll even let Cara in, too.
It was really fun knitting out last night. Maybe the change in the weather, maybe the coffee shop's Happy Hour -- whatever the reason, the result was a raucous bunch of knitters (+ one crocheter). New people! Lots of chat! Lots of laughs! I got plenty of knitting done and am past the half-way mark on Mom's shawl -- nothing but decreases to the end! I got a peak at Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One, and Deb brought the book's first project to show us. I did not want to want this book and was in full resistance mode... WAS being the operative word. This book will now be way up high on my Birthday/Christmas List -- right next to the Sterling Silver Needle Gauge Necklace (scroll all the way to the bottom, it's worth it) that I've been love with for over a year.
I've pretty much kept it on the down-low, but DH has been away for about two months. He sent the occasional dispatch, posted here, if you're interested in what one does on a boat in the bayou. The story begins on this post -- and, as of today, the boat is still in Louisiana. That's a bit of a bummer for DH, but what-cha-gonna-do? Anyway, I'm off to the airport tomorrow because the adventurer returns!