05 March 2006

home again, home again, jiggity jig!

And I'm back... well, i've been back for a few days now, but haven't had the energy to post. I was supposed to drive back on Tuesday, but was having such a good time over there in Memphis that I delayed my trip for two more days (my excuse? it seemed like a shame to drive on Mardi Gras). I did almost everything i wanted to while in Memphis. I saw the Mississippi. I went to Arkansas (well, West Memphis Arkansas, which is hardly Arkansas at all, but at least I passed under the state sign!). I went to a 'real' juke joint (the Blue Worm) and a 'fake' juke joint (the B.B. King Blues Club on Beale Street). I drank whiskey in a bar and coffee in multiple coffee shops. I went to Al Green's church on Sunday. I went to Graceland. I even got to do some of the things I like best, whether in Memphis or not - like hang out all afternoon on the couch with Jennifer, knitting and watching the Gilmore Girls. I ate. I ate A LOT. and.... i seriously broke my pledge not to buy more than a skein or two of yarn. in my own defense, everything I bought was on sale. But I bought a lot of yarn. Pictures will come later today, now that the sun is out and my camera battery is almost recharged. But... I have lots of new projects in the works and lots of one-skein 'test yarns' that are screaming for good (useful!) one-skein projects.

Anyway... it's good to be back home. I'm slowly catching up on everyone else's knitting -- amazing Olympic projects! I miss the Memphis weather, though. It was 70 when I left Memphis. My first day back in the mountains the high was 34. sigh... I know the coolness will pay off when summer rolls around, but I'm ready for spring.

More photos later today!

1 comment:

Laura said...

I'm just getting caught up here on my blogs. It sounds like you had a great time in Memphis! I did not know that Al Green's church is in Memphis. I love Al Green -- I learned to love him from my mom. And now, my younger son's favorite song is Let's Stay Together, so it's a family tradition. :)