We spent a quiet weekend at home. Pk and I were planning to have a Star Wars marathon but we lent out our boxed set of the last three (#4,#5,#6) movies. Not to be deterred, we went to Best Buy to get 4 and 5 (because I picked up 6 at a used cd table) and get ready to sit back and enjoy a large bowl of popcorn and some space opera fun.
Imagine our surprise when we got ready to watch 4 on Saturday and discovered that we didn't buy 4 and 5, we bought 5 and 6. So now we have 1,2,3,5,6,6. Not terribly helpful since we really wanted to start with 4. Fortunately, Best Buy will allow us to return our extra 6 and get a 4. The marathon is postponed.
(In the meantime, I am caught up in watching Torchwood. What a strange series but oddly compelling. Pk is a few episodes ahead of me so we're not watching it together but we are both enjoying it)
I am less in love with the red sweater. I got gauge but I don't like the fabric. It's too tight. I'm trying to see if the gauge swatch loosened up any when I washed it but I don't think so. I may rip it out and start on a larger size needles. I put it away for a bit and I'll reassess it in a few days.
whoopie pies. I haven't made them in ages so I decided to surprise her. They're like round devil dogs. Chocolate cake filled with frosting. I think they're a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe (at least that's where I saw them first) and a family favorite. (photo from epicurious.com). They're not difficult but a little time consuming. I made a triple batch and there are only a few left. There are only a few chicken legs left but enough potato salad for dinner tomorrow with some ham.
We sat and talked until the sun was going down and the Ranger was making her rounds reminding us that the park closes at dusk.
Em was talking about her fund raising efforts and I offered her my Evenstar shawl to auction off on ebay to raise a little money. I don't have any illusions about it raising a lot of money but every dollar helps. ( I hope it raises a little but I've heard enough stories about how disappointing this can be.) Maybe some rabid LOTR fans out there will be interested. Em is working hard but money is tight right now for a lot of people.
Time to find some mindless knitting and sit and watch some mindless show and get ready for bed. As Em put it, "it's a school night". Neither of us is in school but the feeling of needing to get to bed early enough to get sleep is deeply engrained. And that alarm is going to ring very early.