It was a pretty darned nice weekend. Busy, but nice. Mardi Gras was celebrated down in Soulard (a cool neighborhood in the city of St. Louis) without too many incidents of rowdy drunken behavior. Lord help me. I am too old and it was too cold to go and stand around outside, drinking and trying to catch beads thrown from floats. It sure looked like the people there were having fun, but that is not how I roll these days. That, and I had the family (BB, BSIL, Peanut and her boyfriend “P”)over for dinner Saturday night. Damn, we have some fun. We had a marinated pork butt roast on the grill (thanks to BB who saved us from a seriously burned main dish;-P) and a fabulous potato salad (I got the recipe from the Food Network). That, plus wine, port and chocolate. It was great. Then, Sunday morning I awakened at 5:00 a.m. and made breakfast for the homeless our church houses one night every month. I was exhausted, but it is so energizing and heartwarming to do it. I will do it as long as I can.
But, you didn’t come here for that, did you? No!!! You came for the incredible knitting photography and exciting knitting/spinning stories. Right? I watched 10 minutes of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics and gave up. Too much yelling, overproduction and I couldn’t understand a word they were saying. So, I knit a while and then went to bed……..but not before I took a picture of the Ribby Cardi. Please excuse Ms. Stinky McFartbutt. As my photostylist she has yet to understand that that does NOT mean she is in the picture.
I did some spinning during the Sunday afternoon Olympic games. I’m mesmerized by the lesser known sports. The men’s and women’s biathlon was fascinating to watch. Grueling. And, how exactly do they steady their breathing enough to shoot? Very impressive. I can tell as soon as the coverage is totally about the popular sports, I’ll lose interest and mosey on my way. But, until that time, I will enjoy the lessers. I’m hoping I can see the curling competition.
To send you on your way this bleary-eyed sleepy Monday morning, more Bob. Here he is with the Band doing “I Can’t Come in with a Broken Heart”. They aren’t kidding when they called it a basement tape.
Have a wonderful Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!