Hey all! Thanks for all the commiseration on my last post. Bad days suck, and bad weeks suck even more! Thankfully, this past week made up for it:
On Monday, I was able to drive up to LA to meet with members of my grad school class. They had postponed the dinner until I was able to make it! I had a lot of fun seeing them again, and we spent several long hours discussing all their H*ollywood careers and lives in the past year. I didn't make it back home to San Diego until 2:30 in the morning, but it was totally worth it.
On Monday and Tuesday The Brain and I were treated to front row seats at a drug raid across the street. Federal agents and armored trucks and explosives and circling helicopters, oh my! These pictures were taken at 6am on Monday after a bullhorn woke the neighborhood by telling these people to come out with their hands up...followed by a loud explosion as the SWAT team blew in the door and ran inside with their guns and dogs. The entire house was circled by a SWAT team, guns drawn. But no further drama ensued. They hauled a couple guys out...guys who were still wearing their rubber gloves. Who knew that in such a nice neighborhood, we had a meth lab right across the street?!?
Also on Tuesday: I got my second Year of Lace shipment in the mail and cast on right away! I'm already about halfway done. The yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Sea Lace: a 70/30% blend of superwash merino and seacell. The pattern is called the Wisteria Garden Shawl, and it was designed by Amy Swenson. I think the yarn is fabulous, although it's not a color I would have chosen for myself. The pattern is quite simple, but I like that I can just breeze right through it. I seem to have a lot of yarn to go though...I'll probably end up with a lot left over.
The remainder of the week seemed to glide past in a series of days in which nothing even remotely interesting happened. This was fine with me, of course, because I did not need any more drama! The Brain was excited to discover that he has today (Friday) off, as he is certainly in need of some stress-free days himself. We decided to make this weekend a great one, to make up for a crappy couple of weeks. We started it out right by sleeping in this morning, and I was all ready to enjoy the beginnings of a fabulous three days when I got this in the mail:
The universe certainly has a way of keeping balance, doesn't it?