Sunday, August 26, 2007

Slow Sunday at Bubonicon

I'm having a slow Sunday morning. I've had a good time on vacation and at Bubonicon. Managed to play a good game of Arkham Horror last night, and will probably try to play another game this morning.

Sunday morning of a science fiction convention is always a bit slow. Everyone is tired from late nights on Friday and Saturday and not moving particularly fast.

I've had a good time catching up with friends that I sort of lost touch with. I'm happy that we managed to make it here. We (as usual) have bought too many books. We haven't bought too much else, mostly because of the issues of carting the things back home. I'm still debating on buying one thing as a gift for DH. I'll decide later on today. It would be an anniversary present if I do decide to get it, and it is something that I know he'd like.

I've gotten a bunch of knitting done on two different socks. Unfortunately, I had to suspend knitting on one, because I managed to break two of the needles in carting the socks around this weekend. That's why I prefer metal needles--I am much too hard on my needles and have a tendency to break them. I'll have to order some metal needles in several of the sock sizes when I get home. I haven't been able to find any when I've gone into stores, so it's time to just order them.

I think it's time to go veg out for a while. No one will be stirring for another half hour at least, so I can continue to relax.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vacation Time!

I'm heading out on vacation tomorrow. Planning to get in lots of knitting time.

We're going to Albuquerque, NM to visit old friends and go to Bubonicon, a science fiction convention that we used to attend regularly (once upon a time when we lived in Albuquerque). Definitely planning to go to Village Wools, which used to be a regular stop, though they've moved since I was last in Albuquerque. They're in a place that used to be the middle of nowhere.

And the fun doesn't stop there! Several wonderful places to eat are also in the plans. Monroe's, Sadies (which used to be in a bowling alley, but sadly moved from there before I left Albuquerque). Some shopping is in store at Palm's Trading Company, Nob Hill, and anywhere else that we can think of.

I'm also hoping to post a few times while we're gone. No guarantees though, since I tend to get unplugged by the end of my travels when I'm on vacation.

I'll definitely have more to say when I next appear here.