Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Back Home

In the last 10 days, I've driven to Mom's, then to St. Louis, where I got on a plane to Dallas. Coming back to St. Louis four days later, I drove to Iowa City, and 36 hours later, got into a car with two co-workers and drove eight hours to Troy, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Three days later (last night), we came back home. This weekend, I'll drive to Mom's again because the kitties have spent the last 10 days there, at "camp."

And I finished Shifting Sands (except for the blocking and mailing) and knit half a sock.

The pattern is a little pattern-y for the colorway, I guess, but I like it anyway.

I had so much knitting time because both trips were for knitting-friendly conferences. The first, in Dallas, was for the annual conference of the South Central Chapter (SCC) of the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Troy conference was for the Midwest Chapter of MLA. The first is my "old" chapter -- these are regional groups of MLA, so when you move, you may find yourself in a new chapter. However, I just can't quite let go of my old chapter -- it's full of good friends and good memories. My new chapter is good, too, and I even know some people in it, through work in "big" MLA. But so far, it doesn't feel like home, so I decided to attend both.

I wish I had taken decent pictures at either meeting. Although I don't have any good photos of people, this picture is indicative of the good time we had at SCC!


My new chapter had an event at the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is really impressive.

Diego Rivera mural at DIA
Diego Rivera mural

Detroit Institute of Art
Amazing ceiling in the Main Hall

And don't worry -- we drank a little at this party, too!

I also returned from SCC believing I desperately need an iPhone. All that's stopping me is the knowledge that AT&T's service is really lousy on my side of town!


Bezzie said...

Looks like a fun time for a biz trip!

Hee--kitty camp at Grandma's!

Steven said...

It was great seeing you! Wow -- I thought I was exhausted, and I've been back a week! Sorry I forgot to bring the Cat Bordhi book -- you' wouldn't have had time to look at it anyway. We love having you come visit your "old" chapter.

Chris said...

My goodness! I feel tired just reading about all that travel - what a jetsetter. :)

Anonymous said...

Whew, that is a lot of driving!

Kitty camp, now that sounds like fun. My boys are going to grandma doggy campt his weekend while we meet my parents in Davenport.

Amysatx said...

Glad to hear from you again! Whew! That IS a lot of traveling!!

Helen said...

You'll be practically HERE!! Stop by! come visit! Bring Daedelus ....

Melissa DeSantis said...

You don't really need any iPhone. There are other smartphones that are better and cheaper. :)