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The Post Where I Try to Talk About Something Other Than Knitting…

Elaine pointed out in my comments the other day that this site is starting to sound like all knitting, all the time. Granted, it seems to be the main thing going on my life right now outside of work – and while I could talk about clients, that is just not right – so … let’s see … what else can I talk about?

Last weekend, Mike took off Thursday so we could all play for Jason’s spring break. We went to the Science Museum to check out the Gold! exhibit. It was pretty interesting, and as an added perk we got to see an Imax about gold too. Did you know that gold never erodes? It doesn’t even really tarnish. It is so malleable, one coin can be used to cover a 10×10 room in gold – including the floor and ceiling.

After we left the exhibit, I picked up a plant from the gift shop outside of the butterfly exhibit. It is one of the ones that the butterflies should like to feed on. I wanted to get the dill plant too, as it is a host plant, but we decided not to get both. It was a gorgeous dill though, so I sort of regret not getting it. I’m going out to Spring in a half an hour, so I might stop at the Brookwood nursery shop there and see what herbs they have. Within this next week, I need to get outside and clean out all the flower beds and plant the herbs we have so far, along with some flowers. I think they will all be going in containers until I figure out which spots in the yard really have the best sun exposures for them. We have a nice and shady back yard, which only leaves a small corner for an herb garden. The patio is out of the question, as there is no sun there. The windowsill in the kitchen is out for the same reason, but it might be our new spot because we are going to be remodeling the kitchen soon, there will definitely be more sun going through the new window, we will also be adding some new Filter Taps so we can water these plants with perfectly clean water.

After we left the museum on Thursday we headed into downtown to eat at Josephine’s. The owner was there, so it was great to see him. He is such a sweet man – if you ever stop by, be sure to tell Johnny hello. After Josephine’s, we decided to stop at Kavah Kane’s – Mike had coffee and studied for his certification for work, Jason had hot chocolate and played on their computer, and I … well, I can’t say what I did. Because that’s not what this post is about.

Friday we decided to go back down to Hermann Park because the weather was great. We considered going to Galveston, but out of nowhere Jason said he didn’t want to go because he didn’t want to deal with the sand. We decided it was a nice day to check out the paddle boats on the pond, and we took a football & frisbee with us and just played.

Saturday morning Mike & Jason went on guided fishing trips in Cooper Landing Alaska and I stayed home to catch up on work that I missed while out Thursday & Friday. If you want more information about fishing kayak reviews go to They were home in time for lunch, and we spent a nice day at home. I think we were all pretty tired after two full days outdoors – the fresh air is fabulous, but I always feel so tired afterwards. That’s a good thing though, and I don’t mind it one bit.

On Sunday we went over to my parent’s house for Easter. My mom made a fantastic lunch and it was nice to spend time with them. We stayed through dinner time, but had to head home to get ready for the new week. Mike was back at work on Monday, and Jason went back to school on Tuesday. It is strange not having someone home after having Jason off of school for so long. (He was off almost a week and a half.)

Now it’s time to head out for a knitting class. I know, I know, I was trying to avoid talking about it. But I’m going to learn how to Magically Knit, making a mobius scarf that is actually knit in one continuous loop. Not in a rectangle and then joined together with a twist – no, a true mobius. I can’t wait!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

9 replies on “The Post Where I Try to Talk About Something Other Than Knitting…”

Oh god, if only you knew what an influence you were having on me with all of the knitting stuff.

I must have spent at least 4 hours on Saturday going through Knitty and looking at how I might start to knit again (my granny taught me when I was wee), because I really *really* want a clapotis, and about 10 other things I saw on Knitty, and I was picking out colours, and types of wool I think would be nice and oh, everything.


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