Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fall — Already????

Wow, I have been busy lately!  I have thought about updating the blog, but then get busy with something else and fail to get it done.

Lots of new things going on.  Some great, some not so great.  The fashionista decided to come home from the east coast.  Things were just not working out for her there, and of course, a week before I needed to send her money for the trip home my car died.  I had gone with a friend to see a sneak preview of Eat Pray Love (which, btw, I loved the book and surprisingly, I also loved the movie — usually I don’t see movies of books I read) and when she dropped me off at my car, it was dead as a doornail.  Had to have it towed to the mechanic and it required a new starter.  Those things are not cheap!  And then the fashionista had a near miss on her trip home — she needed two new front tires — she had a flat at her apt.  and the father of a friend took it off, took her to get a new tire, and then put the new one on.  She later bought a second tire for the front before heading home.  Just west of St. Louis, she pulled over because she heard a scraping noise and she couldn’t tell where it was coming from.  Turned out all but one lug nut had come off the front tire on the passenger side!  But — we got it towed and fixed in under 3 hours and she was back on the road.  That was definitely a God thing!!

It is good to have her home — in some ways.  I was getting used to living by myself, so I am having to adjust to having her around again.  But in other ways it is nice.  We enjoy a lot of the same things, and we do quite a few things together.  We went to the First Friday music crawl at the beginning of September and sat on the patio at Oeno’s and sipped wine.  We went to the Final Friday art crawl this past Friday evening.  There was faculty show at the pottery studio where I take a class, so we stopped in there.  Then we headed to Old Town and met up with one of the fashionista’s friends and her mother.  We went to several galleries, and then sat on the patio at Oeno’s and chatted over a drink. 

One of my friends and I started a Tuesday night cooking group at our church.  It has been fun, but a lot of preparation and work.  The fashionista has been going with me and helping out with the prep work, so that has been nice. 

So Monday and Tuesday nights are taken up with classes. Wednesday is a free night.  And I need one tonight.

This weekend I am meeting the Little Buddy’s dad in St. Louis. The Little Buddy is on fall break from Pre-K the first week in October, so he is coming to visit Meme.  YAY!  I am really looking forward to it.  It is hard to believe he is in PRE-K!!  Time really flies.  And he plays organized soccer now — uniform and all.  I am taking a week of vacation and have all kinds of fun things planned.  Shopping for a Halloween costume, going to the pumpkin patch, the park, the space museum.  He loves to play games, so I got out all the under 5 games.  Updated my toys.  I have a play date arranged with another 4 yo boy.  It will be a great week.

Knitting projects — right now I am knitting a lace scarf.  I have two aprons cut out to sew.  Last week I made a cute quilted bag for a ten year old, but forgot to take a photo of it. And the fashionista picked out a pattern and fabric for a Marie Antoinette costume for Halloween. I have lots on my plate at the moment.

Trimmed bowl before bisque firing

Latte mug pre-trimming

Homemade pizza – before baking

Homemade pizza - after baking

              And homemade pizza – after baking! Yum!