3TT: Hello, March
The Final Countdown


T is for... Try, try again!

We're flying Iberia to Spain next week and, though I was tempted by their very nice offer to upgrade to Business Plus, with its diverse menu, wine cellar and reclining bed, I opted to just choose and/or purchase our Economy seats in advance. I tried and tried and tried... and finally, this morning, was able to make it all the way through the process -- in English and without getting kicked off the site. We have confirmed seats on every leg of our journey, now, except from Valencia to London, and that's a fairly short flight so I'm not too concerned. It's the 8+ hours on a plane when I need a little wiggle room... preferably with a view.

G is for... Galicia!

We're so excited to explore the Costa da Morte in the Atlantic Northwest! I feel very lucky to be going there -- thanks to cheap flights -- because it would be way too far for us to drive there from Valencia, given our timeline, even for road-tripper vacationers like us! I thought that Spain was probably a little bigger than Wisconsin, but didn't realize that it's 3X bigger!!

I is for... Inventory!

It's release day for Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 10: Downtown!


I have a few available in the coffee shop and a few online -- I'd be happy to send you one! (I am dying to make some of those nesting cowls.)

F is for... (not) Freaking out!

I'm going on vacation in a few days -- for two weeks! I haven't been on a 2-week vacation from work since the early '80s. Ha! I realized that I didn't even take ONE full week off last year, it all got parsed in 4- or 5-day long weekends.... quite a few of those, I guess, and that's fine, but there's something about a whole week off. Two. Man, I just don't even know. Anyway, I'm trying not to freak out about the house & the cat (we have a great -sitter), and whether it's going to snow while we're gone (because, ugh!), and how/what I should pack, and travel knitting (the above-mentioned cowls, if I have some suitable yarn, otherwise I'm leaning toward another pair of worsted socks), and when we should leave for the airport, and the language, and currency...

This weekend will be devoted to laundry & packing. And, hopefully, watching some snow melt.

P.S. I didn't receive a single email notification of comments on yesterday's post! Ugh. It's such a pain sometimes. Typepad said that they had some problems yesterday morning, but that all seemed to be working by afternoon. I still haven't received a notification. I'm curious about today. It's kind of a pain responding to comments when I don't get an email. Thank you all, so much! I am thrilled that I was able to find such a perfect gift idea for Lady Kate, and love that some of you might have future Lairds and Ladies in the family, too.



Have a great vacation. It sounds very exciting!


I haven't flown since last fall, and boy, have things changed with airlines. I spent three hours last night trying to make simple domestic reservations from PHL to DEN, and finally got flights, but they are at crazy times and no seat choice. I did count it as a win that I could take a carry on. I would imagine that multiple flights in Spain would be a little more complicated, not to mention, language, currency, etc. But you are a resourceful person in a resourceful family, so I bet it will be just fine. When I win the lottery, I'm flying first class, and I'll treat you to Business Plus on Iberia!


I think those two weeks will fly by and quickly! It sounds like you will have the most amazing trip! Have fun and I can't wait to see the photos and hear the stories! XO


Your vacation sounds fabulous and a little daunting - to me anyway! Two weeks off is the best. I do that every August and don't ever want to give it up!


Good luck with Iberia. Matthew and I flew them to South Africa and back. My suitcase did not make it into the luggage carousel at La Guardia; when we went to the lost luggage office (it was there, yay!) the people behind the counter said they have more lost luggage complaints about that airline than any other. (I hope I didn't just jinx your trip!)


At one point in my career, I worked for a bank, and we were required to take two weeks off at once (something to do with fraud detection) .... one of my favorite parts was that weekend in the middle and having TWO Sundays without worrying about work. Best wishes and Safe travels ... your trip is gonna be Amazing!!

Robby H.

I'm so looking forward to your "postcards" from Spain. Have a wonderful trip!


Have a GREAT trip, Vicki!
I can't wait to see/hear all about it.


Your trip sounds SO fabulous - have a great and safe one. Can't wait to read all about it (and see your great pictures).


Have a wonderful trip Vicki! It's going to be so great to be gone 2 weeks! Woo Hoo!

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