Monday, October 15, 2007

One last thing

Ok, before I head off into conference land.

I have been knitting...

Projects on the go:
1. Socks for Mr. Happy - Burnt orange 6-ply Opal - the man has size 11 feet, you think I'm insane enough to use 4-ply?
2. Turtleneck shrug for moi
3. Silk scarf - for ?


Projects recently finished:
1. My dad's Christmas present. (sorry, not telling you what it is, but knitters will know - the Magic Loop ROCKS!)
2. Another Sweet Baby cap - for Tangled Skeins this time!

And I've been stashing...

...and Crap. I wanted to say something else, but I can't remember what it was.

Silly conference... sucking out all my brain cells.

Tuesday morning: I remember now!

It's time for the annual Home Heating Hold Out!

It's the yearly contest of the wills to see how long Mr. Happy and I can last without turning on the furnace. We usually give in some time in early November, when we can see our breath in the morning, and I start using the hairdryer to heat up my pants before putting them on.

Mr. Happy is heading off to the U.K. next week* and will be gone until November 1st. I'll be on my own, wearing my multiple layers of fleece and watching steam curl off my coffee in the morning.

Good times.


*Mr. Happy will be creating a "making of" video for a local musician who is recording in Dover right now.

9 comments:

  1. I wish you great luck with the conference. And a not to horrible post stress crash.

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  2. You'll be fine - you always throw a kickass conference. (Remember to bring lots of chocolate for bribes and nerves.) And I'm a total wuss when it comes to heating the house. As Mr. Ninja says, better to pay the heating company than a doctor. :P

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  3. 3. Silk scarf for Lesley

    Obviously.

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  4. Home Heating Holdout is my favorite game! Too bad I'm on my in-laws' team this year again. They're the wussiest Canadians ever.

    The furnace has been on since Sept 30.

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  5. See now I thought I was the only one who played Home Heating Holdout. This is why I love the internet. My acceptable turn on date it Oct. 1st with a turn off date of the May long weekend. Truth be told, I think I got it from L.M. Montgomery's novel The Blue Castle.
    Anyhoo, hope the conference goes well!

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  6. Hey there! In response to your question in my comments, the beach photos were taken at Summerville Beach in Port Mouton. Not far from White Point actually. A beautiful mile long white sand beach...and being on it a couple of days before Thanksgiving wasn't too shabby either!

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  7. I've been reading your blog for a while, but have been horribly slack about commenting before. My hub and I also play the Home Heating Holdout game (we're in Massachusetts). We usually make it into November. Normally, I would be willing to cave earlier, but he insists on waiting because I'll still be cold whether we turn on the heat or not, so I just bundle up and wait until he decides it's cold enough. This year we only made it through to last week because HE got a cold and had chills and couldn't take it anymore.

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  8. you are so weird. we already have our furnace on. heh heh. This way I can keep wearing tank tops all year.

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  9. HA! We play the same game! Curently, it's 50 degrees outside. They are predicting a high of 82 today. I've told my husband that we won't need the furnace at all this winter -- with all the hotter than h*** days this summer, I think I've stored up enough heat to get us through the winter months.

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