After a bumpy flight home, I'm back! I had a great time at my sister's, and in order to fit in all I have to tell you without burdening you with a mile-long post, I'll bullet some highlights.
1. I got to congratulate my sister in person on her engagement! Her boyfriend popped the question while they were sifting for gems; he planted her ring in a bucket of dirt. How's that for optimism? J. had no fear that his beloved would miss the ring and let it wash down the stream. Luckily, she saw it and after figuring out what was going on, she answered "yes" when he asked if she'd marry him.
Scout has already promised to dye the yarn for the wedding stole that I promised to make her. More lace for me!
2. I had not one, but two visits with one of my favorite peeps in the world. Sheila and her lovely (no other word for him!) husband Tim joined MB and me for dinner, and then we met up on Sunday for knitting. How happy was I? Very.
3. I got to hang out with some cool chicas and meet some of my favorite bloggers in person. I missed linking to a whole bunch of the coolios I met (sorry!); there were that many fun knitters in the Nashville area!
4. I started yoga.
5. I finished The Gravedigger's Daughter; review to come.
To top off all this excitement, get a load of this: Neal became a great uncle last night! His niece had a healthy 6 lb 15 oz. daughter (Meadow Lynn) at around 9 p.m. So, technically, I guess I'm a great aunt now. If only I could become a grandmother as easily!