Table top mirrors life
The degree of order and available free space seen here pretty much mirrors life these days. Until recently, that little bit of visible tabletop at lower left was occupied by one of my Larger Than Life swatch squares, which I often use as a coaster -- when it's not covered up by something else. The swatch/coaster was inadvertently grabbed off the table along with something else and, actually, I'm not quite sure where it is at the moment. I might have to find a new coaster. And, yeah, one of those hanks of yarn at upper right DID recently fall from its precarious, cantilevered perch.
The Hundertwasser leftovers (Argosy scarf) became squares for Oliver's American Blanket. I found some Lorna's leftovers (Celtic Braid socks) and made a muted one, too. That's about as complicated as I can handle with the knitting these days.
I've barely made a peep about Dancing With The Stars this year, but I've recorded and watched almost every single episode. WHO'S GOING HOME TONIGHT??? Marie? Jennie? WHO'S GOING TO WIN??? Melanie? Helio? When I see Marie, I think, "This one's for the girls!" (All grown up and filled out, like me.) (Go, Marie!) She isn't going to win it, but she sure is fun. Jennie really has improved and she's nice to watch, but it would be even more fun if she believed. (Bruno is so right.) How darn cute is Helio? He and Julianne make me think SHOWTIME and GLAMOUR and HOLLYWOOD, BABY! Maks & Mel are smokin'! They rule the paso (x2). I loved the whip -- and Len!!?? Should be fun...
Thursday's festivities are at my house and I think I've nailed it down. We're having lasagna. At one point, I was going to make my nod to the pilgrims by using turkey instead of beef, but I was talking to Michael last night and he said, No, make it like you usually do because it's the best. (Something sweet like that.) We agreed that it's the people, not the turkey, that are most important at Thanksgiving. I think I'm going to go all the way and make insalata caprese and minestrone soup and, of course, we'll have bread. My nod to Plymouth Rock will come at dessert: Zucca e Aranci Torta (Pumpkin and Orange Tart). Gobble that.