New Stuff (aka: I haven’t ‘blogged in a long time, and lots of things have happened).
Cactus Kate ‘Blog anniversary. January 20th was the 3rd anniversary of this ‘blog. Can’t believe I’ve been at it for 3 years!
The Big Trip. Obviously, since I am here writing this, Rich and I returned from our RV-retrieval trip safely. It was a fun, stressful, trying, exciting trip. We got lots of photos, and actually managed to post on our travel ‘blog (CLICK HERE) frequently. I am really glad to be home, but I want to say that I really liked Corpus Christi, Texas – a lot more than I thought I would. It seems like a pretty laid-back place with warm-ish weather, and good Mexican food. It has colleges, birds, warm winters, palm trees, and WORK. Everywhere we went, there was a ‘now hiring’ sign in the window.
Here are a couple comparison photos from this trip, and a similar or same photo from when Rich and I visited Texas in 1999. First pics from 1999, then from 2011 (11 years seems like a long time, but doesn’t look like such a long time):
Caverns of Sonora
New Phone. It was time for my phone upgrade through Verizon, and I decided to upgrade to a Droid X. This is my first ‘smart phone’, and I am still marveling at all the things it can do. It gets online, takes calls, has a GPS (a real one, not just the emergency location thing), is a mobile WiFi hotspot for other devices, and even lets me play Scrabble with Janelle. 🙂 It came two days ago, and I haven’t stopped playing with it. Here is a short story, starting with the Fed-Ex truck arriving with my new ‘device’. In picture #5, you can see how big this thing is compared to my old phone.
Socks. I finally completed my first pair of ‘sock yarn’ socks. Sock yarn is VERY fine yarn – almost like embroidery floss. It took what seemed like forever to complete this pair of socks, but I really like how they look, and I will definitely knit with sock yarn again. I am impressed with them. I have already cast on the next pair of socks. There are 2 pics of the finished socks, and 2 pics of the new socks.
Thanks for reading, commenting, and keeping me motivated to continue my ‘blog! 🙂