I just came home after leaving the house for a couple of hours. Things are sad in here. Girlfriend and her dad left for the other side of the globe last night. They got on a flight at 1:44 a.m. and as I type, they are still in the air. They won't be at their destination for awhile yet. I am sad and feeling alone.
Much of the time, Girlfriend drives me crazy. Anyone with a little one will attest to that. Kids just drive you nuts. Funny thing is, though, once she is gone I'm sad and I miss her.
On a typical day she asks me so many questions that I cannot answer. Almost so much, that I want to fling myself out the window.
"Hey mom. What is a coincidence?"
"Hey mom. Who is your favorite Muppet?"
"I like Miss Piggy, but Elmo is another favorite."
"Elmo isn't a Muppet, mom."
"Yes, he is."
"No, he's not."
And so on.
So I've been sad and they haven't even landed yet.
They'll be gone two weeks.
For now, I'll avoid the house and try to do some work (and have some wine).
I did ask Girlfriend to take a picture of something that interested her each day while she is away. And on her layover in Taipei she sent me this picture.
I am very pleased. She must take after her mom--in terms of her sense of humor, that is.
Meanwhile: I am working on those Mitini Mitts. I have so much time on my hands that I actually weighed the ball, then weighed one completed mitt before casting on for the second one. This pattern is supposed to take just one ball. Guess what? The finished mitt is 17 grams. The remaining yarn is just over 17 grams. The total ball weight before knitting? Just around 35 grams. Tonight, while I finish the second mitt, should be interesting...