Life in the crazy lane
3TT: So long, February

Right Now: March ahead

It's been ages since I've done this!

Anticipating... Sunday night and the OSCARS! But first, tomorrow is Day 2 of the Best Picture Festival: The Favourite, Vice, Black Panther, and Bohemian Rhapsody, along with the Animated Shorts.

Celebrating... the approaching end of February -- less than a week to go!

Excited about... March! I am so ready.

Itching to... put some catch-up book work behind me, and I'm getting close!


Looking forward to... VACATION!!

Three weeks from today we'll be exploring Costa de Morte along the Galician coast in Spain -- the "Atlantic Northwest."


I have my International Driving Permit, our Airbnb is booked, and I am ready!!

Needing... to get some footwear suitable for traipsing around the "Atlantic Northwest." I'm really in need of some waterproof/hiking shoes. We're going to be traveling very light, and footwear is always the most challenging part of that situation.


Planning... "DYE" days. I've only missed one calendar date so far!

Sewing... Nothing, really, at the moment -- at least not actively. I have dreams, though. I might bring a small Alabama Chanin project on vacation for Annie & me, and possibly for a friend of hers.

Watching... Soundbreaking. I happened upon E4 by chance once night on PBS as I was actually turning off the TV but was immediately hooked and stayed up to watch it all!

"Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording––and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge technology and human artistry that has created the soundtrack of our lives."

Wondering... What's up in your world?

Wishing... you a Happy Weekend!!



Hi Vicki:

For footwear suitable for traveling and for walking, if you have a local shop that specializes in footwear for walking, that is the place I would definitely start. We have one near me and I happily buy any and all travel footwear from them. They insist on measuring each of your feet and they really listen to what you want from the shoes. Way better than trying to pick something out at a department store and finding out when you break them in that they really aren't suitable. So there you have my two cents' worth.



Do you have an REI nearby? I am going to Shetland next September for Shetland Wool Week and bought a pair of low hikers there, not cheap but waterproof which is what I need for there. Sharon


You sound so organized, competent, and full of plans! For waterproof hiking boots, I bought a pair of Merrells last summer and have been quite happy. I have MOABs (Mother of all boots!), and they come in ankle height, low height, and wide width. I also have several pairs of Merrell waterproof hiking sandals that I wear all summer. Good luck finding something that works for you!

In my world, it's tax time. I spent the morning gathering tax stuff (for us and the kids, as I still "help" Ryan and Justin), so I'm feeling disorganized and full of the dread that tax season always makes me feel. But like Katrina Rodabaugh and Kat say, I need to Just Begin. On Monday; I have baby socks to finish over the weekend.


Had the same experience with Soundbreaking. Found it late one night stayed up and watched the whole thing. Have since watched each episode at least twice and some even more since then. Fascinating series .

Robby H.

Your dye pot looks ready for Spring! And I am also over February, but it's staying for at least 5" more of snow this weekend. Blech.


I also recommend REI, if there is one near you. I would also suggest Zappos, but for hiking shoes - I really want to try them on.

I am with you - MARCH ON!! YES! :)


I love the bright green in those dye pots and I'm so excited for your next travel adventure!


I'm getting excited for your March! I love watching the Oscars. I was going to go to the film fest to see the ones I missed but pneumonia has sidelined me since mid-January. I couldn't even knit since the meds made me spacey. I tried to work on my 'stupid' knitting and messed it up. Spain sounds fun- looking forward to your pix. How are the grands? Congrats on the ABnB rentals.


Well, as an armchair tourist, I am very excited for your trip. I agree with finding a Walk shop or an REI. I have had great service in both places. Footwear is so important. Your dyeing is always so interesting! Come on, March!


Wow! So much going on - and all good!! I also recommend REI and Merrells. You'll find something, I'm sure. I loved The Favourite, so was very happy that Olivia Colman won - she was amazing in that film. I still want to see The Wife. Your dye pot looks so Spring-like!!! MARCH on!

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