Sunday, March 12, 2006
Back in Egypt
I'm home again. Finding it hard to get back into the swing of things. Still feeling groggy after all that travelling. We got in last night (sans two out of three pieces of luggage, one of which went to Cincinatti without us and the other which is just plain missing) and I slept really well, but still felt it necessary to take a nap with the kittens this afternoon.
Our time in Florida was wonderful and refreshing. Clean air and sunshine does wonders. It was so relaxing to be able to smile and look a man in the eyes without giving the message "I'm a slut" and to walk along a sidewalk without men hissing and clicking their tongues. And to cross my knees and let the sole of my shoe show (very big no-no in the middle east). And crossing streets at crosswalks where the cars actually stop. Yup, it was good to be back in the States.
I didn't end up doing any clothes shopping - pretty surprising. I did buy a bunch of seed beads tho - as shown in the picture at the top. Most of these will be for bead embroidery projects (my patriotic one which I've been working on for years and the eye I started last september) but some will probably end up in jewelry if I ever get back into that again.
I managed one trip to the quilt store, buying almost-solids and fabrics without too strong of a print - the kinds of fabrics I use most these days. All of the beads and most of the fabric was in my carry-on and amazingly the rest was in the one duffle that made it. Woohoo. What didn't make it back (yet) was all the kitty treats and the quilting book I bought.
I did do some work on the Little Devil Thready I took with me - he's almost done. But I didn't really do much handwork. I did get some books from the library (oh, dear sweet library, how I've missed you) and finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova (too long and I expected more from the end after trudging all the way through it) and "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly, who's always a good read.
We didn't go to a single movie. I was only interested in Woody Allen's "Match Point" and there wasn't a chance in heck of getting my hubby to see that one. We did watch a lot of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" which wasn't hard since it's on for hours and hours every night.
That's everything I can think of that's even vaguely interesting. I have scaffolding outside my windows so I'm going to be a mole woman for awhile and probably pretty darn cranky about it. Good to be back and good talking to ya'all.