Odds are good that I don’t have much to talk about. Laughing at that. And these two odd pictures seemed to round out the odds. Laughing a bit more at that. I have some friends, who reach out and want to stay in touch – thinking the best way is thru Facebook and that is the worst place to see what I’m up to in life. They claim they read my blog, but I haven’t been doing it lately – they are so correct. So this posting is about the odd things I do. Apparently my routine is not so mundane to others.
So let’s address the draft photo. I’ve been weaving since 1994 and I recognized that that draft/pattern was for a lift plan for a dobby loom. I don’t have a dobby loom, so have always ignored these patterns. Well lo and behold, I have just learned how to read them and I am just floored at how easy it is. I won’t bore you with what it says, as I would lose you long before I finished explaining, but I am so jazzed by this new discovery. But I’m not using that to dress my looms, so will translate at a later time.
And this orange fruit!! This is an Orange Watermelon. An outstanding watermelon. My mouth just waters thinking of how good it was and hoping they have another one when I stop by the fruit stand today. The texture is a cross between a watermelon and a honey dew melon, but the flavor is not similar to anything I’ve ever tasted, but it is so darn yummy. A delightful surprise! They also had a yellow watermelon, I found it way too sweet compared to regular watermelon and this orange watermelon.
The zoo of people heading to Oregon for the eclipse, postponed my leaving WA. Still not sure if I’m giving enough leeway to escape the mass of people traveling, but time will tell. My timing is also indicative of the Labor Day weekend, I hope I will find some hole in the wilderness to hibernate in for that holiday weekend between here and where I’m going. An unusual feature of this adventure for me is that I have a deadline, an expected date of arrival. I am giving myself ample roaming time to get there, but its still an oddity for me to ever do a date imposed trip. That is the big difference between full timers and part timers, and I will take the full timers method of travel hands down no questions asked method every time.
Interesting enough, that deadline is less now then when it was first decided on. I was heading to friends to house sit/dog sit/cat sit while they go off to Belize for 10 days or so. They felt bad that they dumped that job onto me, considering we haven’t seen each other in decades, so they gave the job to another. But I was looking forward to doing it, alas… now I am freed up to go as soon as they leave. Problem is, the rest of the friends aren’t available… so where do I go play until then? Time will tell.. Now this is something I can sink my teeth into… go explore the unknown.