Wednesday, February 14, 2007



See the tiny shoots at the end of each branch? I may be cured of my resentment of the tree; it appears I may have saved it, and that feels extremely... a little less hateful than I used to feel... So, the tree will live to be killed another day.

This is good news, as my mother just gave me an orchid for Valentine's Day. She insists that it only needs to be watered once a week, just like the tree, just like the other house plants I've been trying to vanquish... Have I changed my evil ways? The new orchid sure is pretty. Of course, they're always pretty before the flowers fall off...

And there's been much knitting, but not much finishing... The second pair of Jaywalkers is underway. In fact, the entire first sock, Jaywalker 2.1, is finished though not perfect. And I'm okay with that. I'm not even going to point out its flaw(s). I am about 2.5 inches down the cuff of Jaywalker 2.2. They're a little big for me this time, but I may keep them anyway.

They are a lot less pink than this in real life... in fact, they are primarily navy blue and brown, but don't tell my camera. It is very sensitive about its shortcomings.

I am also a mere two inches away from the neck shaping on the back of Senor's sweater!!! It has become my television knitting de rigeur, and it is helping a lot! I'll get there. Then I can swatch the "Capecho" from Vogue knitting's cover. And then on to Senor's sleeve. I'll save the front for later. I just don't have the heart.

SOOOO. What are your Valentine's plans? I don't know what mine are, precisely. Here is what I know:
1. We're going somewhere we've never been but have been talking about going.
2. It's not in El Segundo.
3. Eating is not the primary activity (speaking of: I lost 3.5 lbs this past week, yay!).
4. It's in a one story building.
5. I don't need to wear anything fancy or specific for the activity.
6. We don't have to rush right out as soon as we get home from work, but we shouldn't dilly-dally...

That's all. I have my suspicions, which are almost guaranteed to be wrong because they are mine, but I'm interested to know: Where do YOU think we're going?


American_Grl said...

Ooh, a guessing game date - how fun! Can I put in my two guesses??
1) Mini golf
2) The aquarium
Can't wait to hear what it was!

p.s. Congrats on the tree :-)

amandarama said...

I say the AFI movie theater - isn't it one story?