Wednesday, August 23, 2006

On Top of the World

Well, at least on the highest point in the lower 48 states. Tom called me early this afternoon from the summit of Mt. Whitney (elevation 14,491 feet). How cool is that? Before he left, he had said something about calling me from the summit. I was amazed that he could get a cell phone signal there. The transmission was pretty bad; most of what he said I couldn't decipher. But I did catch that it was a good hike.

Even though it's kind of nice that he could place a phone call from a remote place, it's also sad, too. There are now very few places where you can truly escape from it all. Of course, you can always choose not to the use the technology, but that fact that it's there is enticing.

Our cat, Jezebel, is not very happy that Tom is gone. Perhaps it's because he's the main feeder. She's been a bit subdued and not very playful. I suspect that she'll perk up when he returns.

After I ate my very delicious ginger chocolate chip cookie from Lola Cookies, I finished the Milanese Lace Scarf, with just over two yards of yarn left. I need to weave in the ends and block it, which I'll do on Saturday. After Tom returns with the camera, I'll post a picture. I think it turned out well. I couldn't memorize the stitch pattern, but it was easy to knit and easy to figure out where I was. Or more importantly, where the mistakes were.

Daily Horoscope
This was part of my horoscope today:

Bargains and heavy discounts will help you feed your piggy bank, and that's a good thing -- you need to put a little more effort into your rainy-day fund. Something big is coming up and the extra cash will help you become a part of something exciting.

Hmmm...could that "something exciting" be my very own yarn shop?


Sheepish Annie said...

I'd say its a sign!!! Save those pennies...

Anonymous said...

I love that you took that horoscope text and saw it as a positive thing. That is an awesome trait.

Yay! for finishing the scarf! That's awesome, but what are you going to knit on now?

Poor Jezebel. Aren't cats silly and picky like that? We have four cats and they each believe that they have a specific owner, one that they are bonded to more than the other, no matter who feeds, cares for, or plays with them more.

Lazuli said...

Sounds like you're gettting a lot of knitting done while Tom is scaling mountains! It is odd how far-reaching cell service is, especially when hiking, but probably a good thing in case of emergencies.