Thank you so much for your wonderful, positive thoughts for my son. Mr. 20 year old did well on Friday against West Virginia, not as good on Saturday against Michigan, so who knows if he will be picked for the big, final swim meet. He is eternally hopeful, I might be thinking a bit more realistically, really only time will tell. These swimmers work so hard. Training 4 to 6 hours a day, 6 days a week, for years, and years, and years. They are a different breed. Lap after lap, early mornings, weights, training and more laps, all to lose a mere fraction of a second in a race.
This is where Mr. 20 year old spends most of his time. It is a beautiful facility. I can picture him at 6 AM, five days a week walking in here getting ready to train. He is also spends every afternoon here but Sunday, that is a lot of time.
He is gorgeous, my boy. And frankly would not be happy about me posting this picture of him standing behind the block, getting ready to race. We had such a wonderful time. I was able to eat four whole meals with him! That might be a record. We had dinner on Friday night after his meet, and lunch on Saturday after his team just barely lost to Michigan their arch rival. Saturday evening I took Mr. 20 year old and 5 of his roommates out to dinner. They are really lovely young men, or at least they can pull it together for a two hour meal with a parent. Then again on Sunday morning before I left for the airport we went out for breakfast. Nice talks, nice easy time spent together, it was wonderful. He is becoming a man, while he still needs time to cook a bit before he goes out into the real world, I see signs that he is maturing, they may be small but they are there. We have discussions now, not so much lectures, that in itself is progress.
Oh yes there was time for yarn shopping even though I thought there might not be. The schedule I had for his meets was not correct. I thought his meet on Friday started at 5, well no it was 6 which left me time to pop into The Yarn Shop. I love this store. It is so jam packed full of fun yarn. Every corner you turn leads you to something beautiful to see.
So you need some needles or hook? They are plentiful. They even have supplies for tatting and needlepoint. The book selection was very impressive for both knitting and crochet.
Beautiful yarn everywhere, what could be better?
For my cross-stitch friends I give you Cross My Heart cross-stitch shop. It is three doors down from The Yarn Store. I popped in, walked around and popped out. You see it was like being in a foreign land for me, cross-stitch is not something I understand, but I love that many of you do.
I did limit myself to just a little bit of yarn, as many of you said that souvenir yarn is just fine to buy when you are away from home on a trip. Two skeins of Berroco Boboli Lace to make a linen stitch scarf. I have been seeing them all over Pinterest and Ravelry lately and I am intrigued. And speaking of intrigued this Bamboo Bloom from Universal Yarn, caught my eye and would not let me leave without it.
So while I have gone 38 days without buying yarn from home, I have only gone 4 days without buying souvenir yarn.
I did not go on my blog once while I was gone. I came back to my hotel room and I knit and read. I will tell you about my knitting experience at the meet in my next post.
Hope you all had a great weekend, I am planning to catch up with you all in the next few days.