Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another Monday Adventure...(pics!)

How do you and your department spend your days off? We spend ours like this:
at places like this:
And got our pictures taken with cute guys:
Basically, we did a marathon Disneyland day. We drove down Sunday night after the show and got a hotel, then hit the park at 9:00a when the gates opened. We left at 9:15p after the fireworks and got back into Santa Maria around 2:00a this morning. It was Kara's virgin Disneyland trip, so we had to initiate her properly. We hit all the rides, including Space Mountain twice. (Oh my gosh, has that ride changed! It is so fast and cool now!) We shopped and shopped and shopped. (My Christmas shopping is done, but oh, does my charge card hurt - it's going into hiding now until I can get that paid off!) We were able to talk to the stage manager of the Jedi Training Academy show very randomly. Guys in black wearing headsets tend to stick out to people like us, and they were very nice about our sudden attack of questions. And, of course, we finished the day with fireworks, churros, and In-n-Out on the way home. I just had to get a t-shirt with the new Pirates of the Caribbean slogan: The beatings will continue until morale improves. I'm totally wearing it tomorrow to call the show. Chrissy and I did a lot of co-shopping: we both got Princess ears (mine are Pirate Princess ears, of course, her Pretty Princess ears are just a little girly for me), bead-your-own keychains, and stuffed Eeyores. I also got a new zip-up sweatshirt (I really really can't resist those things, it's a sickness) and two t-shirts. Plus my Christmas shopping. It was great!

And, when I got home (granted, I was not conscious enough to appreciate these at the time, but now I am), two envelopes were waiting for me. The first was the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern that I ordered online. Now that I have half of them done already. I'm really really glad that I happened upon the pattern at the LYS - I'd be tearing my hair out at this point otherwise! I have one more men's large to do and then Mom's, and I should be done by this weekend. Anyone interested in buying one of the copies of the pattern from me? Or swapping for something?

The second was my Stitches West confirmation! I didn't get into the finishing class that I wanted, but did get into two basic designing classes and the two-handed colorwork class! I can't wait! I can't wait! By the way, did I mention I can't wait?

Oh, and I turned the heel on the first of Mom's socks. Perfect, the first time. Sigh. Maybe Dad's are just cursed?


Coleen said...

Oh! so jealous! I've never been to Disneyland but I LOVE Disneyworld!

Looks like you had a blast!

Amy said...

I love Disneyland. Such a fun way to spend the day. Some yarn is cursed. I've had to set some socks aside to be done later. (Eventually the curse wears off)

Hooray for Stitches :) Have fun.

Kathleen C. said...

Oh yeah, our days off are just like that. Only without the fast and cool rides. Or the sunny weather and the perfect landscapes. And the pretty castles. And the theme shopping. And without the big headed characters.
Well, maybe a few big headed characters...

I'm stalking the mailbox twice a day now... can't wait to see the socky/stripey/grapey/alpacay goodness coming my way!