First freeze of the year. Just down to 29F in the night and is up to 32F. There is NO wind which is a bit strange for Oklahoma so it really isn't bad out there at all. At least it wasn't bad for the few minutes I was out.
I had a Saturday Sky shot that I took from the car window on my way to the store early yesterday morning. Alas, I didn't really look closely at it until I got home. There was a spectacular sunrise marred by some HUGE blob of glare/smoke/who knows. You'll just have to take my word for it. And no, LOL I didn't take it through a closed window as a friend thought.
The slight plan I had for Saturday got rearranged rather suddenly. Groceries were purchased, laundry underway as was some ironing. And then The Girl called about 11 asking if I would like to go with her, and her mom and her mom's friend to this big craft/antique/fine art/gift/collectible show called Affair of the Heart. Well...sure! It's held twice a year at the fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. It's been years since I've gone but it was always fun...if sometimes awash in home made bunnies. Somewhat juried I think so things were good quality and also there was always a lot of *stuff* that you could use to make your own whatevers.
There were lots of Christmas and Halloween decorations and a lot of Christian stuff too. Short on antiques and other old stuff. My first score though was an old zinc canning lid with a glass insert. I love old canning jars and use them to store pasta and such. Second score was what I thought was raspberry tea. The booth had those big thermos servers with all their flavors and I tried the little tiny cup of raspberry. Pretty darn tasty so I got a bag. When I got home, however, I discovered that it's more like a drink mix. 2 teaspoons to a cup with lots of other stuff in it. Still good..but not zactly what I wanted. I found some camo tennis shoes that I really, really wanted but since I hadn't planned on this show I didn't have much cash with me. Oddly enough, when I got home and pulled my leftover cash out of my pocket I discovered that separated from the $1 bills was a $20. So...I could have got them, but I'm guessing it wasn't to be.
Their friend was just loads of fun and I really enjoyed getting to know her a bit. I recruited her in my search for a teapot and although I found a few, the only one that called my name was way to expensive for my budget. She's recently moved back to Oklahoma and told me that she thinks she has a teapot and cups packed somewhere that might be just the ticket..and if, they ever turn up I can have them. :::crossing fingers:::
The Girl, her mom, and I stopped on the way home for some haute cuisine at Taco Bueno. It seems to be our custom now. This time though, eating was interrupted with a huge giggle fit. One of those *you had to be there* things, but I can't remember laughing that hard or that long in a very long time. My cheeks hurt, my stomach hurt, tears running down my face. It felt really good...especially since I managed to neither spew my drink or choke on it!
Last night was spent snuggling with the cats and a heating pad. Those 4 big buildings and their concrete floors make me creaky. I started the heel flap on a sock. For the first time, I am using reinforcing yarn/thread. It's amazing how much difference that skinny piece of wool makes things. And my fingers kept trying to make each stitch into two. I think now though that they've been accustomed to the feel so hopefully it will go better today.
Today, besides knitting, I need to find my warmer clothes. It's definitely time to haul out the flannel and find my comforter. I can do all that and still pout because I'm not at Rhinebeck, right?