Wednesday, December 20, 2006

In Texas

We arrived in Texas safely, after two absolutely problem-free flights on Southwest. John did have some trouble at PDX, he didn't realize his license had expired on his birthday 3 weeks ago, and airport security treated the invalid license as "NO ID." Funny, though. It took him a third of the time to go through extra security as it did the rest of us to stand in line for the regular TSA routine.

It's great to see the Texas family. Grandma Hamill is a looking a little frail this year. At 98 I suppose it was bound to happen sometime. Connie (John's step-mom) is working too hard. She's currently the only social worker at a 117 bed hospital, and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. She hasn't been around much. John's Dad is enjoying retirement. He just finished a months-long project of putting bamboo flooring in his music (audiophile music, not musician-type music) room. It looks really great.

Audrey and I made tags for the 15 stockings we'll have up Christmas morning here at the Texas Hamill's. We've done some baking. I have yet to get batteries in the camera, and I left the camera cable at home, drat it all. John and James have made a new air cannon and have been launching marshmallows impressive distances. They are going to try birdseed tomorrow.

I have started Hello Yarn's "Irish Hiking Scarf" in alpaca/silk. I haven't gotten much done, though. Airport security didn't bat an eye over the bamboo needles or the metal stitch holder I took on board the plane, but I didn't have the pattern with me. So I read a trashy novel instead.


Blogger Deborah said...

I forgot to tell you to get yourself a set of Denise needles just for traveling. You'll have a plastic and compact variety of needles to try your hand at every possible gauge swatch you want...

Also, it might help if you invested in some additional RAM chips for the brain... oops, that technlogy hasn't been invented yet!

Have fun and happy holidays!

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