Monday, July 11, 2011

As we get ready to leave

It's going to be a crazy-busy day: packing, cleaning, organizing, and writing up a quick synopsis of what I expect the next 4 books in the MG Fantasy series to cover (no small task in itself). We're leaving tomorrow morning, and I'll post from the road- there are sure to be some pretty mountain pictures on the way. We're spending Thursday night in Portland with a dear friend (with stops in Sheridan WY and Coeur d'Alene, ID on the way), and then heading to Cannon Beach on Friday (where there will definitely be some pretty pictures) and The Wedding.

We had some interesting weather last night. Lots of updrafty/downdrafty clouds, though luckily, only a little rain, a little boom and flash, and no hail. The temp dropped from a stifling 98 degrees (with a 76 degree dewpoint, so you know how terrible it was), down to 71 degrees in about 15 minutes.

These little low-hanging clouds were all traveling to the beat of their own drummers- each one was going in a different direction. Lots of unfocused rotation, with unfocused being the operative word.

And now that the shawl is done, I've been doing a little easy knitting- socks and fingerless mittens with mitered square cuffs (which class I am teaching at various venues this summer and fall). I won't have time for a lot of knitting once we get to the beach, but since I cannot (and never have been able to) read in the car, I will be doing about 3,000 miles worth of road knitting in the next couple of weeks.

Well, those suitcases aren't going to pack next post will probably come from Sheridan. Yeehaw!

1 comment:

joannamauselina said...

Lovely cloud pictures. There might be nice clouds in Cannon Beach if you are lucky. Some, but not too many. It is one of my favorite places, and will make a wonderful setting for a wedding.

I have never read a Tarzan book, although I did read Fu Manchu when I was little. Similar genre, I think.

You might enjoy "Murder in Pearl Harbor" by Max Allen Collins - a somewhat historical fiction in which Edgar Rice Burroughs is the detective. These novels are lots of fun.