Kate and I went to see Jule and Julia last night. I'll admit, I was reluctant. I am a huge fan of Julia Child and was a little nervous about seeing her portrayed on the screen.
I shouldn't have been. It was wonderful. I like to cook and it was fun to watch Amy Adams (who is so cute) whipping up these marvelous dishes. Ok, except for the aspics. Jelly made out of calf's feet does not float my boat. And I loved the insights into Julia and Pauls's lives. It's a fun movie.
Other than that, nothing much is happening. Pk and I are taking a long weekend over the Labor Day weekend (Sept 7 here in the US). He wants to go camping one night (I really don't) so I'm going to drop him and his backpack off in the woods on Thursday afternoon and then pick him up with a picnic dinner on Friday. Then we'll have three more days to just enjoy.
M1k1 (Jen) very generously sent me a small hank of malabrigo merino laceweight yarn. (I mentioned in a comment on someone's blog that I had never seen malabrigo in real life. Since then, my lys's newsletter says they are going to start stocking some in the fall!) It's leftover from a shawl/scarf she made for herself. It's called Emerald but as Jen says in her note, it looks more teal to me. It's soft and there's enough for maybe a small scarf. My non-knitting daughter said "oh that will make some nice socks." I laughed and said no, it wouldn't. They would wear out in the first wearing! Then I had to explain the concept of weight and why laceweight yarn is NOT used for socks. She'll eventually know more than she wants to about yarn.
In October, Pk and I will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. I know. I was a child bride. Actually, I was 23 which seems awfully young to me now. I found a special train excursion on October 17 that is an all day ride on this train. (I borrowed the photo from The ConRail Historical Society's webpage) . It's a restored diesel engine from the 1950's and has passenger cars which have all been restored as well. It'll ride through the Susquehannah Valley and Lancaster and up to Harrisburg then pick up the express rails and zip back to Philadelphia. Pk is a lifelong lover of trains (and planes but not automobiles) and he is excited about this. I am too but more for the excitement he'll get out of it. And I do get to spend the day with my best friend. I hope the weather is fall-like and the leaves are changing.
So, that's what's happening. It's been a quiet summer. No complaints, here. I'm off to eat my yogurt and granola for lunch. I wish I liked yogurt.......