6.19.2007

Short Vacation

We’re back from vacation! What? Oh, yeah, we were away on one of the San Juan Islands. I forgot to tell you? Well, let me tell you now. ..

We left for a little relaxing at a beach-side cabin. So first you drive for an hour and a half (sounds good, right, a little knitting time?) and I was riding in the passenger seat working away on my Grownup Bonnet. And then I get to the part that says switch to smaller needles. Bam! I didn’t see that one coming, and I have no smaller needles. Ok, I try not to panic, let’s see...I have socks in need of toes that I can work on and… Ahh!!! That’s all I packed for four days!

Get on the cell phone. There must be a yarn shop on the way...Yes! It’s Wild Fibers in Mt. Vernon. We have a boat to catch so I’m cutting it a little close. Jump out of the car. Run in and grab the needles. Don’t get distracted by the pretty yarn, hurry and get to the register. Don’t let them see the panic in my eyes as I try and patiently wait to be rung up whilst picturing my husband in the car ticking down the minutes on his watch. I think I cut ahead of someone that wandered away from the register. I am ruthless in my panic.



Back in the car. Red merino sock yarn? How did that get in my bag? I swear I wasn’t shopping for yarn. (Dang clear plastic shopping bags!)

Hurry to the marina. Get the kids into lifejackets. Hurry to boat and check my watch. Whew, four minutes to spare. Do you think I would’ve lived down that one if I’d made us miss the boat?

That same night at the cabin my daughter’s cough took a turn for the worse, and when your 3 year old would rather be home than at the beach it’s time to call the Water Taxi and admit defeat.

Four day vacation shortened into 14 hour vacation. At least my little dear is doing a slight bit better with medication. The Grownup Bonnet however did not fare well after all that, and I'm not saying more about it for now.

7 comments:

Ali said...

So sorry your break was cut short - nice yarn though!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

I love the looks of the bonnet and can't wait to see what yours will look like once it's completed.

A 14-hour vacation is better than no vacation, eh? I hope your little one is feeling better :-)

Melissa
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Jen said...

Jeez, that sounds like the worst vacation ever. Except for the part where you mysteriously acquired some new sock yarn. Glad your girl is better!

Susan said...

At least you got some yarn...

Katie said...

Glad to hear that the little one is feeling better but I am sorry to hear you had to cut your trip short, that always sucks! I remember my family had our trips to the beach in NC cut short two years in a row due to hurricane evacuations when I was in high school.

Felicia said...

Glad you had a good vacation (except for the needle situation). Love that new red yarn :)

nuttnbunny said...

Sometimes coming home is my favorite part anyway :-)

Small consolation with a little sick one but still...