My thought for today from 365 Day Brightners: Two are Better Than One:
"A true friend is one who is concerned about what we are becoming,
who sees beyond the present relationship,
and who cares deeply about us as a whole person."
Dinner tonight is a classic...spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread and salad. One of my favorites!!! Had to sub it in as a last minute thing as our year old Amana stove decided to frag the gas igniter switch. Our chicken last night had to be transferred to the rotissiere, which was a better decision actually. It cooked up quickly and deliciously, basting in its own juices and came out tastier than it would have had it been baked in the oven. Anyway, the oven repair guy came a little while ago and $105 later the oven is fixed. $105! Dad didn't dare try to fix it himself as the oven is one of the new fangled electronic models and he didn't want to break anything. It turns out the switch only cost $35 with the rest "labor." Next time Dad will do it himself now that he knows how! $105! Anyway, we've already subbed in the spaghetti dinner so we'll cook that up instead of baking something. I'm drooling already just thinking about it!
In checking Purl Diva's website yesterday I discovered a new yarn I would LOVE to have! It was the last one listed and it's called Margaree Vintage and it's a bulky weight yarn that comes in a hank of 410 yds. The colors are delightfully gorgeous but the price is up there. $45! Entirely justifyable as the hank is so generous!
Luscious, isn't it? Alas, it's still out of my price range. One of the sacrifices of my staying home with the wild man. She only has one hank of the Vintage colorway left too. Makes me sad it won't be coming home with me. :(
Wild man and I had another lovely excursion out of doors today. It was a bit too windy for me but the overall temperature you just can't beat for a January day! 39 degrees and the sun was shining. We walked all around, had a snowball fight, chased the dog, drove the big Tonka dump truck through the snow and played hide and seek. All in all a grand time! With red cheeks and runny noses we tramped back inside for lunch. He is now resting peacefully and I think I'm going to take advantage of the time remaining to do a little more work on the socks.
Be well, stay safe and happy knitting!