I apologize that it's been over two months since I last posted to my blog. The dust has settled from the sale of my house. I must say again, thanks for all the encouraging words throughout that process. On the job front, I've been working temporary jobs. Now, for the BIG news:


I'm very fortunate that the sale of the house allowed me enough of a profit that I'll be able to fulfill one of my dreams that I've had for almost all my life. I'm leaving June 1st and coming back on June 15th. Yes, two weeks in La Belle Paris. My hotel is in the Marais arrondissement (city district) of Paris which is known for being the gay section of Paris. It's also the Main Jewish area of Paris.

While I'm very excited, I'm somewhat nervous. I haven't traveled (alone) outside the U. S. since the early 80's when I went to England. That, and trying to get around Paris without any knowledge of the layout of the city just has me nervous. As far as the language, while I'm not fluent, I think that I'll be able to get by. If anyone has any suggestions, etc. that you think may help, please send them my way. They will be most appreciated.

On the knitting front, since all of my knitting books, patterns, etc. are in storage, most of what I've been knitting is dishcloths. I have a book that I made that has a hugh selection of dishcloth patterns in it that I've found on the Internet. I still haven't finished my mom's sweater. I know, bad son. I think something is wrong with the pattern for the neckline. So, until I can figure out how to alter the pattern, it's still going to be on the needles. I will NEVER do this pattern again.

I hope that everyone is doing well and I leave you with this. I found this on Dave's blog and thought that it was the funniest thing. Enjoy!


Blogger ~drew emborsky~ said...

Wow, have an amazing time!!! (and don't drop any stitches)

5:41 PM  
Blogger Andy's Crafts said...

You are alive, great!!! Send your new address and phone so that I can call you. I am happy for you, you deserve it.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Tallguy said...

Oh, so happy to see you back amongst the world! And what wonderful news about your trip -- being alone can be fun, since there is only you, and you can do what you want, and can meet up with some good locals. Learn a bit of French, don't be American! and enjoy everything there is to see and do and touch and eat! We will be wanting details! hehehee

Moving is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. Just take time to recover-- there is no rush!

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Cat said...

I am so glad you sold the house, congrats! Will you be staying in SC? OMG Paris that is so awesome, can't wait for your post on that trip. You hurry back now, you'll be missed.
OMG I just had to post my word verification txhfcknc - hmm is it telling me that texas houston F*&^s North Carolina? LOLOL

11:51 AM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Drew: Thank you very much. Dropping stitches with a cute Frenchman could be fun, n'est-ce pas?!

Andy: Thanks, hon.

Tallguy: Thanks, Tallguy. I know some French, so I'm not too worried. I've always loved other cultures and being around foreigners, so I know there's a lot of life to celebrate. I hope to travel to Montreal/Quebec City/Sherbrooke sometime in the next year or so.

Cat: Thanks for your kind words.
I'll post about my trip. That is too funny about your word verification!

2:35 PM  
Blogger James said...

I guess you'll get to find out first hand wht they call it Gay Paree`. Have fun.

4:44 AM  

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