Right so I was so good with the blogging for a week there. Oh well. This week has been all family all the time with a healthy dose of randomness thrown in. How about a list:
1.) Last weekend we went to Bay Point where my Grandma Bobbie has had a place for years (since waaaay before the fancy-schmancy website). Playing in the giant Lake Erie northeasterly waves is just as much fun at 27 as it was at 7. Possibly even more fun. So is playing around on the beach:
As is admiring the view of Cedar Point:
photos thanks to my dad
Also there is a yarn store in Marblehead that looked pretty good… I’ll have to go back sometime and check it out for real.
2.) Matt’s parents were in town this week passing through on their trip across the country. They just retired and are spending some time traveling before moving to North Carolina… It was really good to see them although I have to say that being around that many beautiful travel photos is dangerous. Now I really, really want to go to Crater Lake:
photo courtesy of here
How long until I can retire?
3.) I am the commissioner of a Fantasy football team. WTF? Yup. Last year in a stroke of pure genius (after listening to our significant others talk football for like 48 hours straight) Alyson and I decided that we needed our own fantasy league. It’s going to be awesome. We have 3 rules – you must be a chick, you can never have played fantasy before, and most importantly your husband/boyfriend cannot help you. I don’t really even know what a tightend is at this point let alone the names of any players or any of that… but neither do my opponents. So far we're way more fascinated by the Avatars than by researching players.
Do you guys know anything about fantasy football?
4.) We (meaning my bro and husband) have recently rediscovered Fireball Island. Remember that game? In case you forgot (or you're not a child of the '80's) here’s the commercial for it from back in the day (dude I figured out how to link from youtube! Awesome!):
5.) Anyone want to come on a Pub Crawl? My brother is organizing the 1st annual Ohio City – Tremont Pub Crawl for Saturday, August 11. We’re going to 10 different bars between the two regions starting at the Garage Bar and ending at The Flying Monkey. It’s going to be way fun. Way fun. We even had t-shirts made. Let me know if you want to come and I’ll send more details!
6.) 4 years ago today Matt proposed. This weekend we’re celebrating this the way we always do – by going back to the scene of the crime to enjoy a nice evening picnic. Not really an anniversary most people celebrate but it gives us a reason to get out there once a year. Crazy to think it was that long ago…
7.) Knitting has come to a halt around here. Tonight, though, I have a hot date with my Sahara. Thank you so much for all of your opinions and input! You guys are the best. I totally know what I want to do now. Lots more on that tomorrow after I actually do it.
8.) Yesterday on the way home I met another very nice knitter on the bus…. And I broke my #1 Rule (never, ever talk to anyone on the bus ever). It was a guy knitter which is rare to see out in the wild, and I had to know what the yarn he was using was. It was beautiful and tiny and very clearly being made into a sweater of some sort. (this was the yarn) It turns out his wife is a knitter too…to which I totally blurted out “wait, what? how do you keep your yarn separate?!” Apparently they don’t. I love my husband but I don’t think either of us could handle the type of marital discord that having to share my stash would cause.
9.) 4 weeks and 1 day. August might just be the longest month ever.