Archive for January, 2007

Img_1133 This hotel can only be described as posh The Westbury,  we were upgraded to skyline roImg_1131oms when we checked in.  I think this room is bigger than my first apartment.  I am enjo ying the space here,  but desparately miss being at home with my husband and kitty.  Here are a few pictures from the Dublin area….  the hotel,  the ceiling detail at The Bank on College Green, our lunch spot for today, Christ Church Cathedral,  a fun sculpture spoted onImg_1154 the waImg_1147y to St. Patrick's Cathedral.Img_1151 Img_1149_1

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Emerald Isle

  Img_1119 If I hadn't mentioned it before,  I travel.  A LOT. Both for work and pleasure,  but mostly work.  I am in Ireland this week and next week visitImg_1115_1ing 5 different cities.  I started the week landing in Belfast and am working in an area called Ballymoney,  near the King's Causeway.  Here are a few snapshots from tonight's dinner.  My second Guinness since my arrival,  they really are better here :)  Our host took us to the Bushmills Inn/Distillery for a lovely dinner.  The fire was roaring,  a shot of my Guinness, and this was the sculpture on the side of the building.  200pxirelanda2003004_1  Img_1116     Img_1120 

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It just sort of came out when I saw the kitchen in what I hoped would be our next home.  Our realtor along with my wonderful husband both cracked up.  I think that just signified how warm and inviting the house is.  The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster.  We put in our offer late yesterday afternoon and then I went off to knitting with my fingers crossed.  I have to say that I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such great women, knitters, friends.  I had brought only the mittens and in my scattered state of mind couldn't possibly work on those, one of these knitters generously let me start a more mindless project she had with her while we awaited a response from the sellers.  The realtor called,  then my husband,  long story short they countered, we countered, they countered……and now we are UNDER CONTRACT.  I still am loving the way that sounds :)  It has been a whirlwind of a week, we started our relocation process just last Thursday.  By Thursday Night I was booked on a flight to rendezvous with my husband in Boulder to look at houses, contacted the realtor in Boulder (she rocks), then Friday I met with two realtors about listing our house, applied for a mortgage.  Saturday I flew to LA then to Denver thanks to the ice storm in Dallas.  Sunday it was snowing beautifully while we attempted to drive the neighborhoods we were interested in before meeting with our agent.  Monday  a more focused look at the areas we were considering after a wonderful breakfast at Huckleberry (awesome Eggs Benedict).  Tuesday A marathon to house hunting and our first look at our future place.  Wednesday I flew home thwarted again by Dallas weather giving me many hours to review the past days.  and then we are back to yesterday and today.

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Taking the Plunge

Not that one, we did that last year.  My husband and I, are moving.  Currently, we are living in New England but are in the process of relocating to Colorado.  I just arrived back from our first house hunting trip this evening.  We had a productive day yesterday and saw about 30 houses in the greater Boulder area. 

Although it was a busy weekend, we did enjoy staying here Boulderado.  A very quaint older hotel in downtown.  We also experienced the recent flurry of snow storms hitting the greater Denver area.  I have to admit it was beautiful,  it has been rather drab in New England this winter.  And it seems to be a much milder cold,  the highs were in the teens but the sun more than compensated.  I even took off my coat for most of the day yesterday.

In knitting news,  this is a knitting blog,  I am working on the Anemoi Mittens 

Img_1104 I am using Sport Weight FroImg_1105_1 g Tree Alpaca in a baby pink and grey.


Img_1112 I also just recently finished a scarf for my step father.  I can't remember the yarn right off the top of my head, but it was a lovely merino and silk blend that I picked up on a recent trip to Webs with Julie.  They are in the process of moving from Southern Georgia to Northern Illinois, I think it might come in handy.

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