Just Spitballin’

That’s what we say when we don’t really have much to talk about, but we want to say something. Could be because we’re bored. Or lonely. Or, like me right now, there’s just something that’s churning and, even though it hasn’t formed yet you got to get something out.

I guess that tonight I’m lonely. I’m homesick. I miss Upstate NY – the only place that has truly felt like my home. I may have been born in WI, but I just don’t feel like it’s my home. I don’t know that I ever did. I was always happier… away.

That photo was taken in Stillwater at one of the Hudson River locks near the Battlefields.

This is Ballston Spa – here I used to live. Looking down the hill from Cunningham’s Laundry. I lived half a block from here in a converted old Vic in the historic district. East High St. I’d load my laundry into my ‘granny grocery cart’ every Sunday and walk over to Cunningham’s. Sometimes, if I was there alone Mr. Cunningham would spot me a couple washes or spins in a dryer. I think he had a crush on me. 🙂 It’s a lovely little town. I’d never lived in a small town before and I loved it instantly. It was truly a place where everyone knew my name.

I often struggle with the idea of moving back, but that would be like trying to capture lightening in a bottle. It was a place, yes, but it was also a time. And the time is what I’ll never be able to recapture.

<sigh> Now I’m a body without a home.


I’m finally warm!

This was the view from my porch tonight

Yes – I’m sitting on the porch this evening after work spinning….Barefoot. Bliss! Not too hot (76 degrees F). Humid, but with the lower temp, bearable. Clear skies. And I finally felt warm enough to go without socks or a shawl. (The fiber is Dyabolical in color way Jo Rides a Motorbike) It’s supposed to get warmer with a small chance for storms this weekend, but I will continue to try to not complain about the heat.

I did finish spinning that braid – the two bobbins look different but that’s just because of the way the colors came off the braid, nothing special that I did.

So, there will be plying this weekend. I am seriously considering going out to Delafield on Sunday to Knitch for their spinning group meeting. I wish there was somewhere closer, but the local Guild – which meets close by at the Library – only meets during the day on Friday. I still work full time, so that isn’t possible for me. So, if I want to spin with company and hopefully learn then Knitch is it. I will report out if I manage to get there.