This will be mostly a non-knitting blog post, as I catch ya'll up on what I've been doing.
First, work. At a retail store. During December and before Christmas. When several people have either quit or been let go. 'Nuf said?
Next, we took a trip to Miami.
Our main stop was here:
To see this:
If you look closely, you can see DS#1 on the big screen, shaking hands with Donna Shalala, the president of UM, congratulating him on his GRADUATION!
Even though he has that professional baseball career, he still has a slightly panicked, "gee, what's next in life" look to his eyes. Plus the whole "I'm glad finals are finally over so I can catch up on sleep" look around the edges.
How many campuses have palm trees growing? (Probably a lot in the south, but it's new to me.)
While in Florida, we decided to take a trip to Key West. Here we are at the buoy that designates the southernmost point of the continental U.S. (Take a close look-- DD#1 and DH are in this picture--they don't show up very often as one is camera shy and the other is never home.)
We went to Mile 0 of route 1, which starts the highway which goes up to Canada, I believe. (Not completely sure, but I think so.)
We spent some time at the beach where DH took some cool photos. Here's one:
The weather was overcast and breezy for most of the time. However, it still didn't seem like mid-December. It just didn't seem right looking at Christmas decorations while we had flip flops on. It was a shock to arrive back home in 30 degree weather, with the temperature in the teens this morning. It is Christmas time, after all.
(I guess it's a totally non-knitting post. I'll save the knitting photos, such as they are, for the next one.)