Thursday, January 30, 2014

Quick Trip

 
I am off for a quick trip to Ohio to see my son swim in two swim meets this weekend.  He has a big meet against West Virginia tomorrow, and on Saturday a really big meet against arch enemy Michigan.  I am so lucky to be able to pop up and see him.  I will get there just in time for the meet tomorrow evening.  Hopefully I can pop into my favorite yarn store for 20 minutes before I have to be at the meet on Saturday.  I think I have to revise my yarn diet restrictions a bit, if I buy yarn for others, or take a trip, I think I am allowed to buy yarn.  Other than that I am holding strong, It has been 33 days after all.......  Please send my boy some positive swimming mojo.  He needs it especially this weekend when future spots on the traveling team for the end of the year meets are established.  These pictures are from his high school days, they are still some of my favorites.  I will pop in and read blogs while I am gone, but probably won't comment, I am not so hot working with my ipad.

Have a wonderful weekend.


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45 comments:

Hannapat said...

How very exciting for you and the family. I wish him all the best of luck and I hope he does well and also enjoys it. Well done on abstaining from splurging on wool, I am suitably impressed. Enjoy your weekend xoxo

RedSetter said...

Sending lots of positive vibes to son and hoping you enjoy your visit.

Re: yarn diet - You could just go into the shop and browse and seek inspiration for new projects once you have used up all your stash. It is possible to browse and not purchase, be strong.

Ach, who am I kidding....! Just make sure you show us what new delicious yarny-ness you buy and we wont mention the yarn diet.

CJ said...

Brilliant photos, and I do hope your son does well. Of course if you are only visiting somewhere you absolutely must buy yarn, it would be madness not to. And clearly yarn for someone else is acceptable too. After all, it's your diet - you're allowed to buy food for someone else. Hope you have a lovely trip, CJ xx

Bridget said...

Have a wonderful trip, and good luck to your son.

I'm from West Virginia, but didn't go to WVU, so I guess you are safe there ... ;-)

elns said...

Have a good and safe trip and I'm definitely wishing your son the best of luck and winning times!

You know Mere, I'm only going to enable you. Get that yarn, and then show us whatcha got!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I will be in town tomorrow and Saturday too! Have fun and a good visit!
Hugs, Patti

Gerda said...

Good photo's!! Wishing your son the best of luck, and you enjoy your visit. Groetjes, Gerda

Betsy said...

Praying for a safe trip to visit your son and that he will do very well in his meets. As for the yarn...all bets are off when you're traveling. Of course you need to buy yarn while you're visiting. It's a souvenir and those are allowed! :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Taciana Simmons said...

So exciting and fun to go see your son. Have fun and enjoy this brief wonderful moments with him. ( hope you have some time for a little yarn goodness ... You deserve it :)

Taciana Simmons said...

So exciting and fun to go see your son. Have fun and enjoy this brief wonderful moments with him. ( hope you have some time for a little yarn goodness ... You deserve it :)

ColourMeCrochet said...

Oh Meredith have a lovely weekend with your boy. I'm sending all my good luckyness for him. The photos of him look amazing.
I feel that yarn buying is exceptable this weekend because your away from home on a weekend trip, so in away it's so bit like souvenir buying. Just make sure you share some photos.
Take care
Hugs
Sally xxx

Linda Powell said...

Dearest Meredith enjoy your weekend away and lots of positive mojo sent for your boy.

Home Meadows said...

Wishing your son all the best on his meets this weekend. It's warmed up a bit in Ohio from our previous cold bought. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Heather

Amy at love made my home said...

Good luck to your son, I hope that he does really well!! Hope you have a good trip too. Now, this yarn thing, does that go something like Hello my name is Meredith and I haven't bought any yarn for 33 days! xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I hope you, and your son of course, have the very best of weekends :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh Mere, I'm so glad you get to go see your boy compete. My husband considers West Virginia home since that is where he went to college straight from Kuwait. And I have family in Michigan. Ohio, too. :) Enjoy the weekend. And yes, I agree, traveling means you definitely get to check out the yarn stores. Hugs, Tammy

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Have a wonderful trip Meredith!! I pray that the weather cooperates with your journey and your son has completely recovered from his injury before Christmas.
ENJOY buying yarn!! Hope you're taking an extra suitcase to bring back full!!
God Bless!! God Speed!!

kristieinbc said...

Good luck to your son! That's so great that you are able to watch him swim in the meet! And of course you need to buy some souvenir yarn to remind you of your weekend. :-)

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith. I wish you son and his team lots of luck in their two meets.. He looks like a super swimmer.. Have fun up here in the Far North.. Hugs Judy

Chrissie said...

Best wishes for a fun trip, and good luck to your son! Chrissie x

Sarah Sweethearts said...

That's awesome! Hope you have a great time and that he does very well!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Yay! I just know he's gonna win...this is awesome.

Have fun at the yarn shop. :)

kathy b said...

BUy some yarn! Enjoy the meet. Hug your son…its all good

Jo said...

That sounds really exciting. Good Luck! Jo x

Beth P said...

How very exciting!!! Lots of swimming mojo on its way to Ohio as we speak :D Hmmm, yarn store... well I'm not one to talk and I have great talents, or so I'm told at being an enabler when it comes to the fluffy stuff! :D If you are purchasing yarn for others or on a road trip it DOES NOT COUNT toward your yarn diet! Not one single yarn calorie involved, at least that's what I hear from others who are even more experienced than I at enabling! (giggle)!
Hugs and have safe and fun trip!
Beth P

brsmaryland said...

Good luck to your Buckeye and the rest of the team too! Beat those Michigan weasels ;-) It is great that you are able to go there to support him and watch him swim. I'm sure that will add some speed to his strokes.
33 days is a long time...you deserve some souvenir yarn.
Safe travels and have fun!!

sweetpea family said...

Fingers crossed for your lovely boy and hope you find some delicious yarn x

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, Meredith.. I am so impressed with those photos.. and especially that 2nd one.. what a fantastic action shot of your son! I'm happy you get to go watch the meets.. very exciting and I'm sending your son positive mojo so he wins a spot!

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Olga said...

Enjoy your trip and best of luck to your son!

moonstruckcreations said...

Have a wonderful trip, hope your son has an amazing competition!

And of course, on occasions like this you are allowed to buy yarn - in fact you have to ;)

Helenxx

linda said...

Have a great weekend Meredith and Good luck to your son, sending positive vibes his way! Happy wool purchasing you have done great to abstain for so long.

Your mug cosies were the most clicked link for the December Link up congratulatons xx

Pradeepa said...

I guess you are enjoying your weekends and hope the swimming meet went well and your son gave his best. Have fun with your yarn purchasing!

Ladybird Diaries said...

Hope you have a lovely weekend! And good luck to your son.
Marianne x

Penny said...

Hello Meredith
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and all the very best to your son, oh and go on you deserve some yarn :o) xxx

Clare said...

Have a lovely weekend, wishing your son lots of luck.
Clare x

Karen Pior said...

I always think diet revisions keep us more committed to them if we can have a little rest every now and then!! Good luck to your son. Mine used to also swim competively. While he was at high school we would rise at 4.30am and head off to the pool for two hours, have brekky there, go to school and then back to the pool for more training. And then carnivals (what you call meets) on the weekends. Much as I loved watching him and being there can't say I was too sad when he decided he had had enough!! Especially as i was pregnant with another child through much of those 4.30am starts!!! Good luck to your son. Cheers, Karen

Astri Bowlin said...

Good luck to the boy! and you at that yarn shop. :-)

Gracie Saylor said...

Hi Meredith! I too am glad you are able to attend the meet, and I hope it went well :) I love the photos of your son's high school meet! Awesome! I'm wishing you safe travels...and just the right yarn you...need :)
xx

Rose Red said...

I hope he's done fantastically, and I hope you were able to get to the LYS. Since you are on a trip, that makes it souvenir yarn, and souvenir yarn doesn't count, we all know that!

Jennifer said...

Sorry I'm late, Meredith. I hope you've had a great trip and that your son did well. :)

Linda Gilbert said...

I'm late too. But, I hope your son did really well and you bought some yarn x x x

Susanne said...

Hope he does well, and so glad for you to be able to come to all this cold weather and snow, lol, girl, you will be so glad to hop on that plane and head back to the warmth of Florida. I woke up to another 6 inches of the most beautiful snow we have has so far, but honestly I am so sick of it.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Gillian said...

Safe trip and good luck to your son, I hope the swim meets go really well for him. x

Vicki Boster said...

Meredith - these pictures are killer! That last one should be made into a wall sized poster photo!

I just signed up to get your posts by email --- thought I was a follower -- but apparantly not - but I am now:)

Love
Vicki

Liz said...

Wow, 33 days? That's great. That doesn't happen for me. Love the photos, they're wonderful.
Liz