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Monday, April 10, 2006

CSI Miami and Project Spectrum

OK, so who on the CSI Miami film crew is a knitter? There has to be one (or at least a fan of Lolly's blog. I say this because as I am watching tonight's episode, almost every character (and every MAJOR character) is wearing a shade of orange shirt or an orange patterned shirt. Even the 'tough' cop is wearing an orange print tie?

How karmic is THAT???!!?

Catching up

Wow! Time goes by so fast. It's been a week since my last post and that one shouldn't even really count! I've been buried at work and it doesn't seem to want to end. Lots of sick people, not enough nurses and unsympathetic (both to the patients AND the nurses) doctors add up to a lot of mayhem and misery! YUCK!

Luckily though, we had a FABULOUS weekend. DH, DS and I went to see the Tribe at the home opener. We played a fabulous game (we even had a GRAND SLAM) and won quite handily! Woo Hoo! GO TRIBE!

OK, so from there we drove straight to Breezewood, PA and stayed there for the night. On Saturday morning we went on to D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. I have looked forward to going to see this for years. YEARS people! I'm talking for at least 14 years. So. . . . . What happened you might ask? Cold, rain and wind, that's what was happening. YUCK! I was so dissapointed b/c as we drove, I could see all the barren branches of hundreds of cherry trees. ARGH!

I must say I was being a bit of a brat, very sarcastic and quite a bit whiny (shhh don't tell DH that I've admitted that). DH kept a stiff upper lip and did his best to make me feel MY best. We went on the U.S.S. Barry and walked in the U.S. Navy Museum. We had never done either. VERY cool!

Here are DH and DS at the helm. This was DH's favorite part of being aboard.

Here is another bridge picture. Honestly, DH was just like a little kid up there. I enjoyed watching the 2 of them but mostly DH!

Here is the little man at his favorite post on the ship. The sonar room. He was enthralled by all the maps and graphs and sonar screens. Glad he enjoyed himself. I on the other hand enjoyed another portion of the ship. Actually 2 portions. Any guess as to what they may be????? The sleeping quarters and the sick bay.
It amazes me the sacrifices that the members of the armed forces go through to protect the freedom which we so often take for granted. AND, the sick bay, well, that was just my sick sense of nursing curiosity at it's best. ;->

The rest of the evening was spent driving around the city. We shopped in Georgetown for a bit (Stitch DC). Tee hee! and went to dinner here. The food was good and I relaxed after a margarita! HaHa!

Sunday was a gorgeous day. We walked around the city, saw the few blossoms left after the storm and then we saw the FDR monument which we had never visited. The great thing is that the way the monument is built, it protected quite a few of the trees and I saw some beautiful blossoms like:

I felt much better about the trip once I got to see a few trees covered in blossoms and I was anxiously awaiting the "meeting on the mall" that Lolly had organized. It was fabulous to get to meet some of my blog friends and other bloggers that I have read about. It was a gorgeous day and although I couldn't stay long (we had to drive back to OH that evening) I enjoyed the few moments that I got with the ladies. Here are a few pix to add to the one's Lolly already posted:
Lolly and I on the grounds at the base of the Washington Monument.
And here is the whole group that I got to meet:
Tee hee!!! Thank you ladies for a great afternoon! It was a pleasure taking a few moments out to sit and knit and enjoy the great company. Knitting amongst a group that appreciates it as much as I do just adds to my overall enjoyment of the process and for that, I thank each of you!

I will know leave you with (more - oops) gratuitous pix of our weekend including some Yellow & Orange Project Spectrum inspired shots!