"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Monday, December 27, 2010

Rare Monday Sighting

Today was scheduled to be a day for me.  The office was closed and I had only planned three things:

  1. Take Eraser to the Vet
  2. Get the car inspected (and washed)
  3. Renew the registration for the car
That all sounds simple enough right?  So it seemed to me as well.  I got up with SF, amid all her protests that I should sleep in since it was my day off.  I wouldn't hear of it because I wanted to keep the regular hours that I am accustomed to so I would be certain to be ready for bed at the correct time.  Somehow, that first cup of coffee in the morning while she is getting herself ready is much more enjoyable.  We have time to chat a wee bit and she is in a good mood.

After she left, I fixed my breakfast and started a load of laundry.  I was only planning on washing what I needed for a three-day work week and holding off on the rest until this coming Friday.  The load finished while I was cleaning out my knitting bag.  It had become stuffed with WAY too many patterns and items I was not utilizing for any of the current projects.  I promptly placed the clothes in the dryer and began to gather up the things I needed to accomplish the THREE things on my to do list.  All very organized and efficient things to be doing.  Dryer finishes, clothes get folded, hung or laid out to finish drying.  Off I got to get showered, dressed and generally presentable.  So far everything is going as planned.

Now anyone with a cat can tell you that what you wear to take said cat to a vet's visit is interesting.  In Eraser's case, she sheds quite a bit more than normal when she gets nervous, so I never wear white or black, as her fur shows up far to easily on those colors.  But today with the cold I wore dark green corduroy pants, my cowboy boots and a black log-sleeved tee shirt from the last Lone Star Rally.  Seemed safe enough to me considering the weather and the fact that we were going to a feline specialist.  So, no make up since cat fur sticks to that and makes my face itch.  I scooped up the pet carrier and before Eraser knew it she was safely locked inside and we were headed out the door.

We arrive at the new vet, Feline Medical Center, with plenty of time to complete the new patient interview and history gathering phase.  They have a wonderful front staff that instantly put me at ease and listened to Eraser's issues without any negative feedback.  The vet herself was wonderful.  My thanks to Dr. Julie Molitor would not be enough if we are able to get Eraser back to "normal".  The "house" cat, Isabella tried to be nice to Eraser but she was not really in the mood to make new friends.  Dr. Molitor patiently took more history from me and as we talked, we discovered some potential issues that we agreed merited closer investigation.  Now, for those of you that don't deal with Her Highness on a regular basis, you will not understand the strength and aggression that she gains when she visits the Vet.  She becomes extremely hard to handle and has drawn blood on more than one occasion.

This visit was no exception.  The tried Feliway to make the exam easier but Eraser would have nothing to do with it.  It calmed her for about three seconds.  End of discussion.  We placed a large bath towel sprayed with it over her and then the Vet and I worked in tandem to examine her.  She only got bad one time and that was when the Vet needed to look at her teeth and gums.  Blood was drawn from the Vet but not too much or too bad of a bite.  We agreed that she needed to be sedated so that they could get a blood sample and a urine sample without stressing Eraser or anyone else out too much more.  Thirty minutes later the visit was concluded.  It took just over two hours to get all of it done.  I'll spare you all the details, but I certainly hope that the test results tomorrow show us anything else that will help get her back on track.

Off to get the car inspected.  Should be a snap since the car is only two years old, right?!  Guess again my friends.  I lug Eraser and my knitting inside and get comfortable.  About thirty minutes later the tech comes in and advises me that the car cannot pass due to a faulty gas cap.  Seriously, a faulty gas cap and I had to lug all the stuff back inside and call SF for the nearest Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealer.  She was wonderful.  She located one about five minutes away and even verified that they had the correct part before I drove there.  Another twenty two dollars later I was headed back to finish the inspection and get the car washed.  Once again, I lug Eraser and the knitting inside.  This time the car passes and in thirty minutes we are all finished and back in the car once again.

Eraser falls asleep from all the stress and the ride home is quiet.  I drop her off and then go tot the laundry mat to wash all the cat bedding.  Part of her "issue" causes this weekly trip.  After that, which was not scheduled, I drop off the bedding and head to the Kroger's to renew the registration.  I stand in line for forty-five minutes only to be informed that they no longer provide that service.  A thousand horrid words wanted to escape my mouth but they didn't.  I head back to the HEB and when I got to the Courtesy Booth there was no one in line.  BONUS!!!!  It took about five minutes and then I did a tiny bit of shopping and headed to the next stop.  I had to go to PetSmart for some canned cat food, a second litter pan, a scoop and a special litter.  I must really love this fluff ball.  Finally done I got back home at 4:45 PM.  I left home at 8:00 AM to start the day of three errands.  Not exactly how I planned to spend my day off.

Starting this evening, Eraser and Sassy get 1/4 cup of dry food and two table spoons of wet food.  Before I go to bed all food is to be removed.  They are no longer free feeders.  Ms. Eraser went up by almost two whole pounds from last year at this time.  They will get food two times a day and that is that.  They will need to learn to eat when the food is out.  We should have all the test results back by the end of the week, so i am hopeful that we can get to the bottom of the issues and get them all resolved before anything else develops.

Keep your fingers crossed and send healthy kitty mojo to her....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas set up and the Cookie Mouse

Friday Fill-Ins #204


Today's the last Friday you get a choice of the regular fill-ins OR a different kind of fill-in (or both). As you know, a friend emailed me a list where you have to identify Christmas songs by the initials of the first words of the first line of each song. If you'd like to play along, great! And...Merry Christmas eve to those who celebrate it!

So...here we go!

1. These are a few of my favorite new traditions: Christmas Eve dinner with Kevin and Kathy, Christmas Dinner with Jeannie and Pat and opening presents on Christmas Eve with SF.

2. We like to have chili for Christmas, quite a non-traditional holiday dinner.

3. What's that I hear that someone in my immediate family now wants me to knit hats and scarves for them  What a pleasant surprise.

4. A house on Christmas Day without kids is quiet, quiet.

5. Some of my favorite holiday memories include coming home after Christmas Eve Mass one year to find all of our presents in green garbage bags with labels on them.

6. Our house has been so quiet this week we didn't hear a peep from anyone, not even a mouse.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a quiet evening with SF and bed early, tomorrow my plans include dinner with Pat and Jeannie and Sunday, I want to chill out and relax!


37. HAHJC:

And here are the answers to last week's:

19. IDOAWCJLTOIUTK: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to kinow
20. CROAOFJFNAYN: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nippin' at your nose
21. IBTLALLC: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
22. OLTOBHSWSTL: Old little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie
23. SBRAYLITLSIG: Sleigh bells ring are you listenin' in the lane snow is glistening
24. IBHFC: I'll be home for Christmas
25. WWYAMCWWYAMC: We wish you a merry Chrisrmas...
26. IHTBOCD: I heard the bells on Christmas day
27. FTSIAJHS: Frosty the snowman is a jolly happy soul

Saturday, December 18, 2010

So, did you miss me?

Okay, as you may have noticed I have been a bit reclusive as of late.  It hasn't been because I have nothing to share.  Quite the contrary.  I have been super busy at work and most nights I barely have the energy to fix myself some dinner before I crash.  While this is not all bad, it has consumed all of my energy for the last few weeks.  Even my knitting has suffered.  So, I sat down and had a chat with myself.  Starting TODAY I will be making sure that I set aside time for myself again.  Time to catch up on Ravelry.  Time to "visit" FaceBook.  Time to knit.  Time to go to Panera on Monday to see the Clack gang.  And time to catch up on all my friends blogs.  I have a lot to catch up with, so bear with me if I comment on your old posts.

That is all for now....off to get this place cleaned up and get ready to see CLACK peeps!

Friday Fill-Ins #204


This week, I'm going to give you a choice of fill-ins OR a different kind of fill-in (or both). A friend emailed me a list where you have to identify Christmas songs by the initials of the first words of the first line of each song. Each Friday until Christmas Eve I'll post 9 more of these songs and if you'd like to play along, great!

So...here we go!

1. What in the world is wrong with me.  I seem to have lost my knitting mojo, or at least misplaced it.  If you see it, please return post haste.

2. SF has been on a mission this week to keep me well fed.

3. Go Pearland Oilers!  You can beat the other team Saturday.

4. ISE9 scarf sent to secret spoilee with other goodies.

5. I keep avoiding the radio channel that is playing only Christmas songs for some unknown reason.

6. I will make a trifle for Christmas, or not.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to quality snuggle time with SF before she goes on her trip, tomorrow my plans include last minute house cleaning and knitting with the CLACK peeps and Sunday, I want to get my Christmas cards finished so I can get them in the mail Monday!


24. IBHFC:

And here are the answers to last week's:

10. YKDADAPAVCACADAB: You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet & Cupid and Donner and Blitzen
11. ISMKSCUTMLN: I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause underneath the mistletoe last night
12. CSBSDIHS: City sidewalks busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style
13. HTHASGTTNK: Hark the herald angels sing glory to the newborn king
14. GGROBAR: Grandma got run over by a reindeer
15. OHNTSASB: O holy night the stars are shining brightly
16. AIWFCIMTFT: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
17. DTTSIAOHOS: Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh
18. WTKOOA: We three kings of orient are

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #203


This week, I'm going to give you a choice of fill-ins OR a different kind of fill-in (or both). A friend emailed me a list where you have to identify Christmas songs by the initials of the first words of the first line of each song. Each Friday until Christmas Eve I'll post 9 more of these songs and if you'd like to play along, great!

So...here we go!

1. I wish I could get motivated by something this month.

2. I would like a day at the spa...that's what I'm thinking.

3. Please bring an amazing chocolate dessert if you come for a visit.

4. Christmas through the eyes of kids is so amazing.

5. One of my fondest hopes is that I can close a chapter that still lingers open.

6. I have some amazing friends and I just wanted to say thank you.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing absolutely nothing, tomorrow my plans include a trip to the hairdresser for highlights and a trim and Sunday, I want to knit and do NOTHING!



And here are the answers to last week's:

1. HYAMLC: have yourself a merry little christmas
2. TFNTADS: the first noel the angels did say
3. GRYMGLNYD: god rest ye merry gentleman let nothing you dismay
4. ICUAMC: it came upon a midnight clear
5. SNHNAICAIB: silent night holy night all is calm all is bright
6. OTFDOCMTLGTM: on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me
7. DTHWBOHFLLLLLLLL: deck the halls with boughs of holly fa la la la la la la la la
8. YBWOYBNC: you better watch out you better not cry
9. JTTWTLHC: joy to the world the lord has come

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #202

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This week, I'm going to give you a choice of fill-ins OR a different kind of fill-in (or both). A friend emailed me a list where you have to identify Christmas songs by the initials of the first words of the first line of each song. Each Friday until Christmas Eve I'll post 9 more of these songs and if you'd like to play along, great!

So...here we go!

1. The best thing about a birthday celebration is getting the meal of my choice.

2. Anniversaries are a great example of the passage of time.

3. I went shopping recently and the most interesting thing I bought was a red blouse from Eddie Bauer.

4. Life is child's game that I still love to play.

5. The reason is sometimes hard to explain but is usually as clear as the glass on a new car.

6. I live in the South so I don't have to deal with snow and cold.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the company holiday party, tomorrow my plans include the Pearland versus Katy game and Sunday, I want to knit and watch football!



Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #201


Ahhhh...so stuffed with turkey I almost forgot! Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate.

So...here we go!

1. Three things I must have on my Thanksgiving table: are ,ashed potatoes, cornbread dressing and green bean casserole (my deviled eggs for appetizers too).

2. The male relatives in my family tend to end up sacked out on the couch.

3. This is a year that I am thankful for more things than I can express, so thank you to all my friends, all my family and to my wonderful partner.

4. The day after Thanksgiving is the day we established to decorate the house for Christmas.

5. Oh, man, thankfully it's cold and rainy today, so we will stay home and enjoy each others company.

6. I want to perfect the art of showing how simple home-made things do mean more than expensive substitutes.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching some key NCAA Football games, tomorrow my plans include knitting with Upstairs Studio and going to the Sisters Morales show with SF, Chuck and Jana and Sunday, I want to go to a Rocket's game!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Yarn P0rn

For your viewing pleasure.... Yarn P0rn:

Yes, I have a love affair with Cascade 220 Superwash at the moment and I don't see it ending any time soon...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #200

So...here we go!

1. Why does the traffic suck on the way home? You would think that people would drive correctly so that they could get home quicker. Go figure.

2. SF really needs to get her passport so that we can make plans to see the world.

3. Thank you for being there, caring and sharing. That goes out to each and every one of my fellow bloggers and those that I call my dear friends.

4. Thanksgiving really is my favorite holiday because I enjoy the cooking, the gathering of friends and family and the time to remember exactly how blessed I really am at this point in my life.

5. I am SO glad that this week is over. It has been an emotional rollercoaster, in a good way, but it has drained my energy.

6. We can be anything that we make up our minds to be.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to putting on the pj’s and chillin’, tomorrow my plans include cleaning house, going to Macy’s again for more slacks and a trip to Upstairs Studio to pick up my Third Place prize of a $50.00 gift certificate to the store (translation – I will be getting $50.00 worth of stuff to be determined) and pick up the socks and Sunday, I want to sleep in with SF and enjoy a day filled with whatever we decide to do together!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #199


So...here we go!

1. When pigs fly I'll begin to care what others think about my life and my choices.

2. A co-worker just told me "I think you're hot, would you like to go on a date sometime?".  When I politely declined he became abusive and aggressive, seriously?!

3. Call me crazy, I would rather spend the day knitting while watching sports than spending it shopping.

4. Life is too short to knit with yucky yarn and put up with bad relationships if you know what I mean.

5. The most entertaining person in my life is my friend Dave because he is just too damn honest and you always know where you stand.

6. Over you (and you know who you are), who's next?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a long over due celebration, tomorrow my plans include a trip to the hair dresser and tons of NCAA Football and Sunday, I want to bake and make some food in the crock pot!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #198

So...here we go!

1. Sometimes, a date on a "school night" is good for the relationship.

2. Creepy single guy at work hitting on me makes me mad because he assumes since he doesn't see a wedding/engagement ring that I automatically want him or need a man.  Pisses me off and that is how I feel  about the whole thing.

3. Small victories are best in my case.

4. The Six Thinking Hats method is very enlightening.

5. I keep meaning to take my leather coats to the cleaners but it hasn't happened so far and Winter is fast approaching.

6. I have not reached my weight and dress size goal ...yet.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting some much needed sleep, tomorrow my plans include attending the Lone Star Rally with SF and Sunday, I want to enjoy the day doing whatever we wake up feeling like we want to do, or not do, as the case may be!

Enjoy the weekend and don't forget to "Fall" back on Sunday!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I know that there are not supposed to be words, so I limit them to: Black Cherry.....40th Anniversary....can we say mid-life crisis?  And not my mid-life crisis I might add.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sock Yarn

I decided to break down and take pictures of the sock yarn portion of the stash.  The first drawer has a few other goodies inside.  There is some Nevada Sport yarn that will become a Chanel Jacket at some point this winter.  It was purchased from a yarn store in the Galleria back in 1985 and I never found the time to make it.  I have converted the pattern from two needles to a seamless one with three needle bind off for the shoulder seams.  There is also two skeins of CashSoft in a wonderful blue that will become a scarf or cowl.  There is also a skein of Artyarns Regal Silk that has been turned into a cake but has not decided what is wants to become.  And one lone skein of Cathay remains to join the newest acquisition from Ellen for the Deep V Sweater by Erika Knight.

Drawer two contains a lot of Indie yarns.  You may also see a few skeins from Malabrigo.  There is one of their sock yarns in colorway 801 Boticelli Red.  There is one of their lace yarns that was custom dyed for me in a swap.  Three is a their chunky and for the life of me I can't recall the name of the colorway.  I got it from Amy and still haven't done much more than fondle it.  You may also notice the lone skein of Manos Del Uruguay in the middle of the pile.  It too has not decided what to become and until it does, I just fondle it as well.

The funny part of all of this is that most of these beautiful skeins in the second drawer will become shawls, scarves or other pieces and not socks.  What about your sock yarn stash?  What does it look like?  Flash pictures...but I can assure you that I will be instituting a self-imposed sock of the month club myself and will begin posting about that in December.

Friday Fill-Ins #197

Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it!

1. While the cat's away I plan on hosting a knitting party for the CLACK family......, just don't tell her.

2. Pumpkin chili was fabuloso!

3. Children in costumes are fun to watch.

4. Tonight, there will be adult beverages and fast food for dinner when I get home from work or shopping or what have you.

5. This may seem odd, but I want to go to a drive-in and watch Alfred Hitchcock movies, and I don't like scary movies.

6. It's time for jeans and 3/4 length sleeves on the weekends and that seems like a fine idea to me!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the WVU football game on ESPN2, tomorrow my plans include watching The University of Tennessee game at 11:00 AM CST while knitting (of course) and Sunday, I want to sleep in, eat steak and spend time with SF!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Random Recipe

I blame not Martha for this.  I made it with the leftover pumpkin from when Eraser was not feeling well and it was yummy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Man in Kilt Alert

that is all for now....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scavener Hunt Swap Package - The Swap Stop

I was sufficiently spoiled with this package, the last one for 2010 for The Swap Stop group.  I am already using the cute little bag.  It has SWTC TOFUtsies inside for a pair of socks that I will be starting today.  The magnet is already on the side of the fridge holding important stuff (coupons for food and dry cleaning).  The yarn has been carefully placed into the drawer with all my other wonderful indie sock yarns that are longing to be used; soon my pretties, soon.  The pattern has been added to the pending pattern pile.  Almost as big as my queue in Ravelry....a bit frightening indeed but several may actually be duplicates of the Ravelry queue.  The treats have not been opened yet, but that may not last all week....I feel a moment of weakness coming.

Eraser will not be amused with this post

Just dashing by to share this link.....Eraser will not be amused!

Monday, October 25, 2010

USS Sock Competition Entry

These are the Shur'tugal Socks by Alice Yu.  The yarn was dyed by Lizzie at Upstairs Studio and is 45% Cashmere/45% Superwash Merino/10% Nylon.  It was a joy to knit and I have about 125 yards remaining from the skein.  I want to make fingerless mitts using the same pattern with it bit I may have to add some other color to have enough yarn to make them.  They will be on display at the store until November 1st.  At that time First and Second place will be announced.  First place gets a set of Addi Lace Click needles and a skein of sock yarn.  Second place gets a $100 gift certificate to the store.  I really want second place....and will trade first with second if I am fortunate enough to win....just sayin....

I can't wait to have them back and wear them....

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins #196

1. One of my strongest beliefs is everything happens for a reason.

2. The importance of finishing my degree has become huge!

3. The sky is cloudy with a threat of rain and wind and cold, so (if this were a reality in Texas) I can snuggle up with SF, watch TV and knit.

4. The love of friends and family is comforting to me.

5. I always thought I'd be infamous like my relatives, some day in the future that is.

6. I was feeling emotional and other twinges and then I went outside to look at the full moon.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching the Rangers beat that team from NY, tomorrow my plans include knitting and college football (Battle of the Piney Woods) and Sunday, I want to ride the motorcycle and spend quality couple time with SF!

A special message, today is Stephanie's 27th birthday.  I will be calling her around 5 PM to wish her Happy Birthday.  She has enriched my life and touched everyone she has come in contact with.  Bonus, she has given me my first grand child.  I love you Stephanie!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thoughts on Thursday

This my friends is the 2011 Chevy Camero - Convertible Edition.  This particular picture is from the Neiman Marcus Catalog.  They had 100 of them up for sale for $75,000.00 and they were all gone within THREE minutes.  If I had the money I would have grabbed one for SF.  She is a huge Camero fan and had one back in the day.  She has been lusting after this ever since she knew that they were back in production.  With the convertible edition on the market, rest assured that she will be watching the chat boards and the trade mags to see what everyone has to say about the new version.  I can say that this may be in our garage within the next two years.

This is the latest version of the Dodge Challenger.  The color is Furious Fuchsia.  I saw this yesterday while I was having the oil changed and the tires rotated on the Caliber.  I think it is one of the oddest colors I have seen in a while.  A salesman asked my opinion and I told him it was Butt Ass Ugly and it looked like something one would find in a Barbie catalog.  He acted like it was a personal affront to him.  I don't really give a rat's ass.  I would never pay the 46K for a car that color EVER!  Does that look like a color that a muscle car should be available in?  I think not.  Muscle cars should look tough and fuchsia does not scream "I am a muscle car" now does it?

Eraser wants me to share this story with everyone as well.  She has been a little out of sorts herself the last few days; however, the pumpkin seems to have worked magic on her and all is right with the world.  She wants me to measure her but I know that she is not anywhere near a record holder.  I will acquiesce and measure her just to avoid future issues.

Fall equals crock pot cooking to me and I have pulled out all my recipes and have been deciding what to make next.  The beef stew is amazing.  I'm thinking that I was to make a chicken dish next.  I'm thinking that I want Chicken and Dressing.  I'm also considering pork chops (thick cut) slow cooked in cream of mushroom soup and served over rice too.  I'm also thinking about a cake in a coffee mug as a way to make just enough to handle my sweet tooth.  I found this recipe and I may try it tonight.

I have been trying to get knitting finished up so that I will not get distracted in November for National Novel Writing Month.  I have ten more days to get as much done as possible.  I know I will get a lot done tomorrow.  I have an afternoon and the evening, while I watch the Rangers beat that team from NY.  As for Saturday, I'll be dropping off my socks at Upstairs Studio for the contest.  After that, I'll be parked in front of the TV watching college football.  Sunday, we'll have to see what games are on and what house work actually needs to be accomplished.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Temptations

I bet you wonder where my twisted brain is going now....

The first three pictures are of my favorite indulgences at the moment and I blame all three on SF.  She knows I have a HUGE sweet tooth and when she goes to the grocery store she comes home with something special for me.  I love her for that but it means harder work to keep them from ending up on my mid-section or hips.

The last one is my all time favorite actress, not really, but she is the only one I would consider cheating with if I was that kind of person....seriously, she is brilliantly intelligent, in excellent physical condition and is my age.  That means she is older than my stretch marks and that makes her eligible on the dating scale.  I love her smile and her eyes.

And what are all these?  Pieces that I would like to add to my collection.  Some are blue diamonds.  Some are Sapphires.  Some are Rubies.  Some are black diamonds.  Some are green amethyst.  Some are chocolate pearls.  I think that I deserve some more bling and these are calling to me in very loud voices.

At this very moment, there is beef stew cooking in my crock pot.  It is loaded with turnips, parsnips, carrots, baby red potatoes, onions and celery.  Plus the perfect beef and spices.  I'll be making cornbread as soon as I get home.  After I eat, I'll be finishing the secret knitting so that I can get it gifted this week.  That means that I'll be able to post pictures this week of the socks and this item.  I may even be close to being able to get a good shot of the shawl too.

What is tempting you these days?