I have been away from the blog for too long, but definitely not on purpose. We had a wonderful getaway in Freeport last weekend, and then late Monday night/early Tuesday morning I woke up with a monstrous case of the stomach flu. I don’t think I have been this sick in 12 years. Been home from work the rest of the week and am gradually getting my strength back, but it was a rough one. I have not done any reading, spinning, knitting or even podcast listening. This is about the first time I have spent on the computer. What a nasty waste of a week.
But, the NETA Spa weekend was wonderful! I actually only have a couple photos from the weekend, both taken by friends. I may be able to get more from someone else, but if anyone is interested in the group, you can join by going to the home here and requesting membership. Yahoo continues to be something of a cumbersome site, but I am not sure there is anything else like it out there anymore. (We have a lovely Ravelry group if anyone is interested as well – New England Textile Arts Network, NETA).
The weekend was full of friends and fun, with lots of midwinter shopping therapy available. Some of our friends stayed in Freeport, some just joined us for the day on Saturday. During a lull on Saturday afternoon, a bunch of us swam in one of the hotel pools and then adjourned for some libations and hors d’oeuvres in our room, relaxing before the late afternoon fashion show. (Those are the only two photos I have copies of so far!).
The week may have been a waste, but the weather is finally showing some signs of moderation. It’s about time. We still have something of an ice jam on one side of the house, but the rest of the roof looks clear, and it was a pleasure to be out doing chores today. I spent some time up with the girlie goats, got a lot of kisses and requests for head and neck scratches, and Zorro the llama hung over me like some hairy dinosaur looking for treats. Had to even remove my hat and gloves it was so beautiful! No significant precip in the forecast, either. What a relief. I am dreaming of green.