Friday, January 04, 2008

staying out of trouble

It is a cold and rainy night. Not very original, but it is. Rare for Los Angeles, a wet, sunless day like this. I ventured out to see Juno with Natalie. Cute movie, fun afternoon. I had a general desire to curse all of humanity because The Grove was packed to the rafters when we thought it would be sparsely populated. I focused on Natalie's good company and made it through without calling anyone (or everyone) a foul name. (There is something about crutches that turns a person into an instant curmudgeon.) I even had a pleasant encounter when we ran into a lovely friend and had a nice conversation with her.

Though I enjoyed myself I was relieved to return home because wet pavement and crutches, I discovered, do not mix. I said a little prayer with every step and promised never to be so foolhardy again.

Now I'm all cozied up and pondering what to knit. I'm supposed to be doing a pair of mittens on commission for a co-worker, but I've never done mittens and I'm not sure I'm in the mood to learn any new tricks. Maybe I'll crochet. Or work on a sweater.

Or maybe I'll refill my favorite mug with Trader Joe's cocoa and unbelievable peppermint marshmallows. The marshmallows are only offered for the holiday season, thank God, and once I heard about them I hunted down the last and asked Bubs to go on a rescue mission. They're just the right thing for a night like this. Eating them, I feel all wintry and ready to work with wool.


woolanthropy said...

mmmmmmarshmallows. Had some hot cocoa myself this evening. time for bed.

Adrienne said...

Glad you had a good time! Peppermint!!!? YUM! LOL

Ellen Bloom said...

Crochet? Did you say you were going to crochet? Excellent!!! Let me know if you need any crochet tips! Hi, my name is Ellen and I'm a crochet-a-holic.

Cambria said...

Damn it! now I want some pepperment marshmallows and i can't get them out here. I'll have to settle for some Lake Champlain chocolates... Milk chocolate, sea salt & almonds!

sappmama said...

Ellen -- Heh heh. Yes! I've started a little crochet project. I'm nearly done with it, just a few finishing touches and blocking. I was able to do it thanks to you! I'll blog it so you can see.

Cambria -- We'll have to do ourselves a little exchange next year. Oh yeah. :)