Sunday, October 28, 2007

Funky Mood

I am in a definite funky mood especially with work. I am used to documenting everything and my boss here wants things with just the bare necessities. It is different than I had been used to doing, but I am going to try and adapt. At the same time, it appears every project is political, which I do not do well. It really is not part of my makeup. I will stand up to people but I do not like to do stuff too sneaky.

On the front of being too sneaky, I need to own up to a cryptic message that I posted last time. The married guy has separated from his wife. He came visiting last month. He cleaned my toilets. I know some are going girl what are you thinking, but I decided if he was free and did it for him and his son then I could get to know him. Well last weekend, your girl went to visit him. I had a great time. He scoped out a yarn shop and I saw a person fly fishing. He also attempted to cook me chicken fried steak, which was really good. I do like him. He is domesticated.

But I am scared. He reminds me of the ex-boyfriend. I know several of you are still going what about scarf guy. I was a wee bit thinking and went to visit while scarf was in San Diego. Scarf reminds me of my ex-hubby. But from what scarf has indicated I ponder if he really knows how to treat people. Why can't I locate a guy who has the good traits of both. Aaargh.

Oh well I do hope my friends realize I am trying to be happy, but with me it never is simple.

On to the knitting front: Still working on red shawl. I have to be in a good mindset to work on this project. I also started a Cotton Slip-Stitch pullover from a Nancie Wiseman book. Client had to help me figure out the ribbing. I am almost to the armhole on the back with about 2 weeks of knitting into it. Good for me.

Ipod questions: if you have your ipod synched to more than one computer than only the items that you purchase from the ipod store show up. How do you upload from the ipod to a new computer the music you add to your ipod from CDs? Also if you purchase movies is it only 24 hours or can you watch them endlessly? Same question for books. I am trying to not get too depressed. I am definitely glad I have purchased my Ipod, my computer, and my camera.

It is getting gray here. I am looking forward to more trips, which will hopefully bring more sunshine. At least one will bring me the pink one!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007



I know it has been awhile and my loyal friends are awaiting a report about the lovely client. So here we go:

Took Wednsaday off. Flew to Bologna where the client and her brother-in-law meet me at the airport. Ate dinner at the brother-in-law. Very good food and friendly. Stayed up talking with the client and catching up. They have a lovely home in Cento. Did I take pictures? Nope I thought it would be rude. Needless to say thought I am happy to report that the client does live in the comfort she deserves while in Italy.

Thursday - Went to Market in Centro. Very nice. It did rain a wee bit, but where was the client and I? In her local Italian yarn store of course. Okay folks! That is a yarn store. Prices were decent and the owner was very knowledgable. What did I purchase? Enough yarn for a short-sleeve sweater, 2 scaves worth and 2 shawls worth. Ummm you all know that yarn is stuffable right? In the afternoon, we watched movies and knitted like hell!!! What more could a girl asked for? Well for dinner the Brother-in-law and sister-in-law went with us to dinner at the oldest restaurant in Cento. Delicious. I hag tagentalle with a meat sauce and ate off a meat platter. Sausage was excellent.

Friday- Arose early and was driven to train station. Rita, client's stepdaughter, came with us. To where? Why Venice of course. We arrived and started to walk. I was told that the raised planks on the street was not a good sign. Well we were trying to locate our hotel we passed San Marco's square. We attempted to catch a look at the square, but it was kind of flooded. People were putting on these knee-high yellow boots to wade it. Us being the smart females that we are continued to hunt the hotel. Located hotel. Great spot. Ate lunch and started window shopping. We went to the Point al Realto. I have never bridged shop before but it was an experience. Did not really purchase anything. Then we were deciding on what to do next. And I said let's attempt San Marco. By this time of the day, it had dried up. Kind of weird if you ask me. But the shops and the buildings around the square were magnificient. Had a drink and called Bruno who deserted us. We did have a decent dinner.

Saturday - We woke up. Took a water taxi to the Isle of Murano. The first glass place gave a crappy demonstratation and we did not purchase anything. Cheesy salesman. But we did purchase glass for the two older brothers. Awaiting to here if they have received them. I know my package has made it to Kingsport. I did purchase a glass necklace, an ornament, and a pair of leather gloves (it gets cold in the Netherlands). Then we returned to Cento.

Sunday - We went to Florence with Rita and Guiberto (her boyfriend). We walked and I took tons of pictures. We ended up on a bridge withtons of jewelry. Decided to have a before lunch drink. There were tons of wine bottles around. Asked and wouldn't you know there was a winetasting event. Did we participate? Of course. Then we went for lunch. We had Florentian steaks which are thick T-bones and excellent!!! Best steak I have had since leaving KC. For dessert we took biscotti and soaked it in a dessert wine. YUM!

Monday - Flew back to the Netherlands and rain.

Work wise - making slow progress. I am becoming friends with the site manager's 18 yr old daughter who is taking a year off before college. We went to Antwerp yesterday and I bought a top and some yarn (yeah we located a yarnshop). Had a good time.

I am currently doing alright. I am planning my trip to Barcelona in early Dec. with the pink one. Work is giving me a free trip and I wanted someone who did not have attachments. So pink does not have any SO or stuff and the dog can be taken care of by mom.

I will update the picture website soon. It just is I enjoy relaxing at home.

Miss ya all tons.

Oh and the married guy is separated.