Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's Saturday night and I've got a glass of wine and

I'm curled into the couch while the rain beats against the windows. It's actually only a drizzle now, but the way its been raining here in New York lately makes it feels like everything is damp and the constant pounding of the drops has become the usual. The Princess Bride is the movie on the television - I just completed an hour of messing around on Farm Town via Facebook (if you know what I'm talking about - you understand the addiction. Why should working on a virtual farm be fun? It shouldn't be. But it is! Crops grow - cows moo, trees grow fruit and you even have neighbors!) I digress.

We're in the place. It's a totally new experience and to date C. and I feel like we're just waiting to go home. We feel like we're in a hotel. I attribute this to the fact that we've had little time to unpack ourselves. Since the moment we moved in I've had two big work programs and next week we're leaving for our trip to Ireland. We're waiting for our storage to become available on June 1st and we just haven't had it in us to start with more box unpacking and breaking down. It's a killer.

This new town is beautiful though - little deer have taken to hanging out in my backyard - right under the window. I love them. I know they can be destructive little critters, but the good Lord knew what He was doing when he created things - so pretty!

And here's a look at the view just down the road from us - I love being so close to the river. Everywhere we turn in the car seems to be headed toward the river and the view is amazing this spring. I can't even begin to wonder what the fall is going to be like. The Tappan Zee Bridge is the background there.

Ireland is next in the sights - I've been working out the things I want to do while we're in Dublin. Getting Jonny and Aisling married off is at the top - but after that I want to see a castle! I want to drink a pint of Guinness in a pub! I want to see Trinity College! There's so much out there for us to do. The Cliffs of Moher? Yes, please! Kiss the Blarney Stone? You bet! I'm game.

Oh! We're at the part in the Princess Bride when she pushes the Dread Pirate Roberts down the hill and he yells out: "As Yooooouuuuuu Wiiiishsshshhshhhhh" and she looks, and she realizes that it's him! It's her Wesley! And so she tumbles down after him... I love this movie. : )

Knitting, knitting - so I'm working on the Falling Water scarf right now and I need to find the box with my knitting books in it toot-sweet in order to plan out what travel knitting I want to take with me. I know I'm going to really need a nice portable project and I'm thinking socks at this point... or another scarf or a shawl -- but it needs to be slightly mindless as I know I'm going to be a little sleep deprived at times when I'll need the knitting the most. I'll keep you posted. For now, this is all the news that's fit to knit!