Have you ever had one of those days that just seemed like such a perfect day? One that you never want to end? I had one of those days today.
I went to Yarntopia today to meet Jeanie in person. We had such a blast! Well, ok, we had a blast once she got there, since Yahoo Maps tried to send her on a wild goose chase. Then we got to play in the yarn, look at patterns, talk about yarn, admire more patterns, and talk with Amy and Sheryl for a bit inbetween customers. We also got check out the Hill Country Sock yarn that Jeanie brought with her FOR US! I am now the proud owner of Sweet Feet Sock Yarn in Mountain Laurel and Purple Mountain. They are *so* beautiful! I also got to pick up my Yarntopia Sock Posse yarn, where we are all using the sock yarn that is custom dyed for Yarntopia in their store colors by Fleece Artists. Hopefully I will find the perfect pattern for it this weekend so I can kick off the socks next week!
Jeanie is every bit as wonderful in person as she is on her blog and on Crochet Cast, and then some. Oh my goodness, she is just adorable! She has a son that is close to Jason in age, so we are already discussing some excursions this summer that involve getting the boys together too. Between Jeanie and Sheryl, I almost felt the urge to crochet again!
After I came home from my yarn festival at Yarntopia, I ate dinner and then we all left again to hear the Lager Rhythms perform tonight at Mojo Risin’ Coffee House. Originally, I suggested to Mike that he just go to the show alone, since it was a school night. The more I thought about it, I really wanted to go, and I knew Jason would want to go too. He has his last full day of school tomorrow, but since finals are over and tomorrow will pretty much be a blow-off day, we decided that he could sleep in a little bit later in the morning and I’ll take him in during second period. It isn’t like they are going to be teaching anything in Algebra on the 2nd to last day of school. So we all got to go see the show. Yeah!
This is the first time that they have performed since basically half of the group left due to moves, life changing events (new babies) or just basic burnout. (Mike left back in January, 2005 for the burnout reason.) Mike has not seen them perform from the audience perspective since he left the group – and he was singing along at our table for the majority of the show. We all had such a good time, and I am so glad we were able to make it out to see everyone.