October 20, 2009

My long lost friend Ariel has recently started blogging again, after she moved her sorry ass out to crappy northern California which is full of golden sunshine, flowers, cheese and wine and left me here in awesome Massachusetts-where-it-fucking-snows-in-fucking-October.

It occurred to me that I never blog anymore, and the reason why is because I hate taking pictures, getting them onto my laptop, uploading them to Flickr and putting them here. I think I'm going to stop feeling like I have to do that. I'm also going to stop feeling like I have to put out tremendously exciting or lengthy blog posts. So there.

I went to Rhinebeck this weekend, and stayed in a big, fat house with like 12 women who were all totally, incredibly awesome, and only 2 of whom I had ever met before. It was very... how you say... kick ass? In particular I met this one woman named Muffinista (can you BELIEVE her parents named her that?!?) with whom I did a lot of Rhinebeck shopping, and a lot of Rhinebeck laughing. She actually reminds me a LOT of above mentioned friend Ariel. The two are kind of each other's bizarro twins. And they don't even know it. It's weird. In particular, I got to know this other woman named Kate a little bit better, and discovered that she's also freaking awesome. In particular, I got to hang out a bit more with my ever-shepherding friend Susie, who always puts a smile on my face.

In addition, there were so many other incredible people there with whom I'm sad I didn't get to spend even more time.

I did NOT go overboard on the spending. I am incredibly proud of myself here. I simply bought a rug hooking kit (I'M A HOOKER! A DIRTY, DIRTY HOOKER!), a few bits of roving with which I'm going to make thrummed mittens for myself and my new husband, some needles for needle felting, and a new small tahkli spindle with 3oz of baby camel. Not bad, right? Oh, and a lot of cheese and maple cotton candy!

We spent the weekend eating, drinking wine, telling stories, being snarky, fondling gorgeous fiber and laughing our asses off. All in all, a damn good weekend.

In other news, I'm a wife. That was pretty damn kickass too. :) I won't go into that now except to say that our wedding was like a big community barn raising, and if I had it to do over again I wouldn't change a damn thing. I'll post about it later, but for now here are some pictures. And here is a slideshow. Music plays on that slideshow, so if you're at work turn your speakers down.

In further news, we think this weekend we will be getting a dog! :) We found a beautiful, sweet, loving little Beagle to rescue, and we want to rescue her. They've checked our references and tomorrow night they are coming to do a home visit (ACK! I NEED TO CLEAN!) and we are very, very excited about it! We've been wanting a dog for years and it's finally time.

One more thing. If you have any interest in quilting at all, get this book.