Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Coffee With Fathom

I spent the better part of today hanging out with Emily aka Fathom at Lakeside Fibers.

It was good to catch up a bit. Emily was the first person from online that I ever met in real life. Since then, I've gone on to fearlessly meet all sorts of other online folks, but it was kind of weird and kind of scary that first time. Now, I'm always happy when we're able to get together while she's in town.

Our Christmas cactus is a little confused about what season this is.

We had it out on our porch all summer and after it got indoors we realized it had set all these blooms. I had a hard time getting a good image this afternoon, but it has about 40 or 50 flowers like this one all over it.

Here are a couple of pictures I took at the Museum of Science and Industry last Friday.

Here you see the beginning of teen-age attitude. These guys were really delightful all day, but the moment the camera was pointed at them, the attitude goes up. This might be the last year for a while that Owen will be happy to do stuff with his mother, so I'd better enjoy it while it lasts.

And here's a giant alien. I'm thinking of designating a large box in my lair as Area 51, where all the UFOs will go to wait for me to decide their fate. I can print a big copy of this picture and put it on the box to remind me what's inside!

I didn't take a lot of pics at MSI because I didn't think the camera I took was behaving very well. But now, having just gotten around to looking at the few pics I did take, I see it was doing better than I thought.


Bezzie said...

I love your alien/Area 51/UFO box idea!

And thanks for the preview on pre-teenage boy attitude. I can't wait. Sigh.

Carol said...

Cool idea! Ah teens, the girls are worse! Love the sweater you posted yesterday. I've been so busy cooking, I haven't had time to blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Zonda said...

Yeah, I love the alien/Area 51 idea for your UFO's too!

Turtlegirl was the first online person/knittyhead I ever met! I was nervous too, but now, I want to meet someone everywhere I go! :)

Oh, my DS-turns 17 next month..I so know what you are about to face....secretly they still want to do things with you...secretly that is :)

jessie said...

I found your blog through the latest comment you left at the Panopticon. Thanksgiving = More Work for Mom . Amen to that. I thought I was the only one who felt that way.

This year, I've put my husband on notice that he had better step up or there's going to be some airborne turkey and fixin's.

And I got extra wine.

As for the boys, I have two stepsons, who are now 17 and 20. Great ages. Puberty was relatively smooth (which it won't be when my daughter hits it!) but they do go into a 3-year sulk. Then they turn 16, come out of their rooms, and act like decent human beings. It's quite a miraculous transformation!

Anonymous said...

Is that the robot from the Matrix movies? For some reason, that's what it remind me of.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have had a lovely day and that the teen attitude stayed away from the table and the kitchen. My kids were so hyper I thought I was going to banish them outdoors or something.

ericah64 said...

Oh, I LOVE the Area 51 idea!

The first online knitting pal I met in person was Merry from the Felted Bag KAL. She realized we lived near each other and arranged to descend upon me with yarn. Later, I met Lu from Maglia! (, then the ever-wonderful, unparallelled Zib. Knitters never cease to amaze me....

emily said...

haha, well, I am pretty weird and scary...;)
As always it was fun to hang out with you again. and nice photo!