Sunday, August 9, 2009

Taking A Break!

Yes, I'm still knitting! But I've been frogging as much as knitting.

I'm going to be away from my blog for awhile. I need to take a break....I'm exhausted with so much going on that I can't seem to resolve.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tatting and Kissing Mr. A.

Tatting Chic had her giveaway today and I didn't win but I'm excited that there will be a new tatter out there besides me. It was meant for me to learn to tat because I went to a new Jo'Ann's today and look at what I found at 40% new adventure for August.

I think it was Lizzie who blogged the other day about taking up one more new hobby and feeling neglectful of the others. I'm feeling that way but I'm still going to learn to tat.

In another post, I will tell you why I want to learn to tat. It has to do with the love of one of my relatives.

Like Deb, who likes to collect knitting needles like crayons, I like to collect floss, yarn, etc. in a variety of colors. It brings back the excitement of opening that new box of Crayola crayons as a child with the nice new sharp tips, all the while planning how colorful my coloring book would be.

And then this happened............

Mr. A_ _ _ _ _ _ and I kissed today quite by accident. (hehe...hint!) It took me by surprise to say the least and not what I expected. It was far from exciting. He was in his '50's, scruffy, a couple day's beard growth, yucky t-shirt, and appearance questioned as to whether or not he had showered in a few days!!! I wish I had thought to have my cell phone camera handy so I could take a picture.

I was returning home after the above tatting purchase. I was in Montpelier, Vermont's capital, and about 45 miles from home. I was a little thirsty so I went to the drive-up at McDonald's to quench my thirst with a diet coke.

Mr. A_ _ _ _ _ _ was behind me. Notice that I am letting you fill in the blanks to his name. I heard this thump and felt a slight movement. Sure enough this guy's bumper had just kissed mine. This is how the event developed.

Joan: Opens car door and gets out to assess the situation.

Mr. A: "Yeah, yeah, lady, I just hit your car. Get in your car and keep going." (as he is also ordering his burger and fries)

Joan: "Excuse me!!!!" "I need to make sure there is no damage to my car."

Mr. A: "There isn't"

Joan: "How do you know?" "You haven't even gotten out of the car to look."

Joan: "Please back up." "Your bumper is on mine and I can't tell if there is damage or not."

Now, foolish me....I'm thinking he will at least say "I'm sorry!".

Mr. A: "No, I won't back up." "You move forward."

Joan: "Back up or I'll call the police for an accident report."

Obviously having a bad day, he backs up and is totalling fuming at me.

No damage, I get back in my car, move forward and I pay for my beverage. The clerk offers to call the manager for assistance as this guy is being beligerent.

"No". "It'll be ok." I'm thankful that I don't have to visit a body shop. I hoped this guy's day would improve. Something very upsetting must have happened to him earlier in the day to make him so angry.

I drove off looking forward to reading my tatting book once I arrive home.

Happy Knitting!