A Long Weekend with Web Guy

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Guess what I got to do over the weekend? WH and I flew down for a long weekend with Web Guy (who also happens to be our #1 son!). We had a great time and it was so good to see him. I’m just not a fan of kids moving 18 hours away from home. Why in the heck would they want to do that? Luckily, we do still get to see him from time to time. Last fall, I flew down by myself to fill up his freezer and get some long-term Loopy plans discussed. It was nice to have Paul along this year. That way, I can show you what sunrise at Deerfield Beach looks like (because he went and took this photo while I slept a little longer):

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And another (click to make it bigger – you can almost hear those waves):

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He also took a photo of a cute raccoon. There is a big family of them who like to investigate the tidbits that are in the dumpster at the apartment complex. I find this charming, because I’m a sucker for animals. Most of the residents of the complex (and definitely the guy who has to clean up after them each morning) find this a nuisance.

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There is also a crane Great Blue Heron (thanks Wendy T!) who lives by the lake at the complex. Web Guy ways he has a damaged wing and can’t fly any farther than the other side of the (small) lake. So he’s a resident that pretty much stays put, much like the raccoons.

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I did some more cooking and filling of the freezer, because as a mom, it makes me feel like I’m taking care of Web Guy a little bit. He does just fine taking care of himself, but his freezer WAS a little on the empty side. Long work hours and not a lot of time to cook. I filled it back up for him. (Burger Goo, cooking in the background. I was going to link to the recipe, but I see that I have never shared that with you. I’ll make it again and will photo it to share!)

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All in all, it was a very fun weekend. By the time we arrived back home last night, it was hard to believe that we had been walking along the beach, just that morning. And I miss Web Guy again. :-(

Today I was back at Loopy, catching up and getting ready for the Monday Update. Tonight we added in:

Malabrigo Rios - This 4-ply superwash worsted weight is gorgeous, and comes in 19 colors. Great for sweaters, hats, scarves, and heavier weight shawls (like the Tesni Shawl, which I think I need to do out of Rios.)

Knitcellaneous Mitten Keychains – back in stock and just as cute as the first batch, of course.

Alpaca With a Twist – Re-stocks in Baby Jumbo (everyone needs one skein of this, just to look at and touch when things get hectic), Fino, Socrates, and Roving.

Ysolda Teague patterns – We have both of Ysolda’s booklets – Whimsical Knits 1 and 2. There are 10 patterns in the first book and 13 in the second book.

Bye Bye Blues Kit - We had some extra kits from this Loopy Lite offering in the spring. Once these are gone, that’s it for this kit. They contain a skein of String Theory Caper in “Bye Bye Blues”, two patterns, and a set of Oh Snap Red pouches.

Loopy Scissors/Tape Measure - This went out with our summer kit to all regular Sock Club members, but we bought extras so that we could share them later on the website, too. I think you need a set in each knitting bag. (And if you’re a reasonable person, you probably have one or two knitting bags. If it’s somewhat of a problem collection interest for you, then you might have a few more than that. Like me.)

Pop over and check out the fun!

Sheri whocanseesomeREDleavesinthetreeacrosstheparkinglot.Yay,Fall!


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17 comments on “A Long Weekend with Web Guy

  1. It looks like a little Loopy jumped in your suitcase as well, unless Web Guy has one for a “guardian angel” on his shoulder.
    Glad you got a chance to get away for a wonderful weekend before the cold and s— blow in. We haven’t turned the heat on yet, but I washed most of my sweaters last week.

  2. I ask myself the same question every day, mine lives 2 hours flying from us. Also fill up his freezer when I visit, is a mother’s duty and makes you feel SOOOO much better, the feeling that one is doing something for them…. Beautiful things today, got some Rio for a shawl.

  3. Sheri -
    Great photos by Paul. Please thank him for his wonderful photo work that we all enjoy on the website. Most of us probably forget that he does all the photos and corrections and take it for granted. I’ve never been disappointed with an order from a color standpoint thanks to his great eye.

    Glad you had a nice visit with Web Guy. My mom used to come down to Santa Cruz and visit me while I was in college and she would cook for me. :) She still does it sometimes, even now and I’m almost 34!! Most of the time we enjoy cooking together though and my older son likes to jump in and help out. I hope I can do this for my sons when they are grown and living on their own.

  4. So happy you got to visit Web-Guy. That’s what mom’s do.Fill frezzer’s, give hug’s & lot’s of support & love. My son & his family live 3 1/2 hrs. away up in Columbia,mo. I can’t wait to have him visit. It’s the same even that he is 42 years old.I cook him all the stuff he loves. And I dote on him a little too. I’m very lucky to have a great doughter-in-law & two sweet granddoughter’s……You have a happy future to look forward to. Oh I so enjoyed your trip photo’s. And the hamburger-goo looks good.

  5. Isn’t it amazing how good you feel to just touch those kids? It’s even worse now that I have grandchildren.
    We had that “I can’t believe I was gone” this weekend, too. Went to Boston which we loved–the food, the history, the kindness of local people. But there was only one yarn store nearby with almost nothing in it. I guess all the knitters there order from the Loopy Ewe. Or they should.

  6. So glad you had a nice long vacation visiting your son. My son is still at home but I know my day will come when he will leave the nest. Sniff.

    Love the pics of the animals. The raccoon is too cute! I think that is a great blue heron? Gorgeous bird.

  7. What a cute raccoon! I know they are supposed to be “pests”, but I love all critters…as long as they don’t try to enter my home. In return for their cooperation, I throw produce, bread, and other food out there for our furry neighbors.

  8. Yeah fall!

    I’ll admit that I moved away from home (not 18 hours, but now my parents have moved even further) because people who stayed in my small town were never expected to amount to anything. I wanted to break away from that, and found that with my personality I do better living near a city rather than in Tourist Trap, ME.

  9. I live in Wisconsin ,my oldest daughter lives in Austin, Texas, recipes fly back and forth and I send her care packages still, Things she can’t get in Texas, decent cheese, sausage, Slacks jam and jellies and other things, cheese curds. Also knit hings too, doesn’t care how old they get we always take care of them.

  10. The beach photos are beautiful, but my favorite is the photo of you and #1 son in the kitchen. Every mom can relate to how happy you were at that moment. And, Web Guy is happy to have a freezer full of Made-By-Mom food!