Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tax Season and Jesus in Cowboy Boots

I'm still mired in tax season, but slogging through it all. I do have good distractions this week, though. Last Sunday I was able to watch my hometeam, the Saints, win the Superbowl and this weekend is Daytona. Tax Season isn't nearly as hard to deal with when there are such good distractions.

I promised last week that I tell y'all more about the roadtrip I took in December. I left after work and drove to Mt. Pleasant, Texas. I had plans to meet my friend, Erica, in southern Oklahoma the next day for lunch and to have time to get there and see Paris, Texas on the way I decided to leave a bit early. I stopped at a Super 8 Motel along I-35 and thought I'd get the typical cheap hotel room. Nope. I wound up with a freaking whirlpool tub. When I discovered that I could lounge in it and watch tv and read I thought about just staying in Mt. Pleasant for the duration.

The next day I went to Paris. Pretty little town with some random art installations. There is a replica of the Eiffel Tower with a giant cowboy hat on top and a statue of Jesus wearing cowboy boots on a grave.

More on that later. I'll just leave you to contemplate those two photos. Hopefully this time next week I'll actually have some pictures of my knitting to share. Wouldn't that be awesome?

BTW. Who Dat and Go Kurt!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Have Not Forgotten About This

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted something to this blog. I'm now mired in Tax Season and just trying to keep my head above water. So no cool news about running off to join the circus or seeing just how many miles I can drive in five days anytime soon.

I've been knitting, though. I'm bound and determined to get a few WIPs out of the way. I think they've been breeding again. I got a lot done while watching the 24 Hours of Daytona Grand-Am race. No sleep, but lots of knitting. I am, however getting excited for the new season of Formula One. So many driver changes. I'm confused about having to root for Fernando Alonso now and attempting to jeer at Michael Schumacher. I refuse to give up my Michael Schumacher Seven Time World Champion Ferrari hat, though. It's comfortable and it still makes me laugh to think of the look on Kurt Busch's face when I showed up to an autograph signing wearing it.

My new projects for this year have been to read 100 books and knit 100 skeins of yarn. I finished book number seven this morning and I'm working on skein number 21. Hmmmm - something seems a bit off here. Let's guess what Laura's been more in the mood to do for the last month.

The only real excitement is the men that have been digging random holes in the field across the street from my office. There's been one guy showing up randomly for the past three weeks and digging. Today there were five of them and by the time I noticed them they had dug (by hand) a hole big enough that two of them were standing in it and only the tops of their heads were visible. Later one of the men went and started a new hole, but he didn't seem to get too excited about it. They also all drive white pick-up trucks. The plot thickens.

I'll sign off with a picture to whet your appetite about the four day roadtrip I took in December. I'll post about that in more detail later.