knitnana: Hot Saturday in June

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hot Saturday in June

Today, my sis-in-law and I hostessed a picnic in the park for our Ravishing Reds of Roanoke, Red Hat Ladies group. We bought prepared chicken, and everyone brought a dish, we decorated in a red-white-blue patriotic theme as the event fell between Flag Day and the Fourth of July. My contribution to the food was this:
It was a last minute thing, as we thought we had enough desserts, but were short when someone dropped out. So I phoned Kroger and ordered this. In chocolate.

It's a wonderfully done decorated cake. And it was very good. But it wasn't chocolate. I was disappointed.

While we laughed and chatted and ate and fought the wind (which at one point, blew over an entire 2 liter Diet Coke in one big gust - it was wild out there, and very very hot!) and I knitted these:
That's number 15 and 16 is on the needles...

My sis-in-law was in charge of decorations and favors (she not only enjoys doing it, she's very good at it). She also did a three bean salad at the last minute (it was wonderful!). Her favors where little red and purple net bags with Dark Chocolate Kisses and Andre chocolate mints.

When I got home, I set mine on the desk and proceeded to untie it...I soon had company:
(I can't believe my sweet little dark chocolate porker could neatly sit her pudgy bottom on the tiny ledge of my desk there...)

She was terribly interested in the little net bag of chocolates...
not tied up with string, but with a piece of red yarn (really soft stuff, I must ask her what it is...).
I wasn't too surprised to see how intrigued she was by the chocolate smell...
But I was surprised especially to find that she wanted the red yarn (she usually leaves yarn alone).
In the precise moment I snapped this shot, she was off the desk, yarn in teeth, and I snagged it (don't ask how, I don't know, I'm not usually that fast)...

She was down on the floor looking blank and bewildered - Where'd it go?

Ah...Mommie's got it

PLAY, Mommie!

Well, that's how I spent my Saturday - a very hot, humid, and windy one in June!

How'd you spend yours?

6 Comments:

Anonymous Carrie K said...

Running errands and napping. Yours sounds nicer. Even if the cake wasn't chocolate. What kind was it?

Play, mommy, play!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Whew! I'm glad you didn't get blown away :) And it looks like the Meezer benefited from the goodie bags, too. We spent the morning cleaning the house, and the afternoon getting shoes for kids and going to the zoo. Thank goodness it wasn't as windy here as it was there!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Shrinky Inky said...

it's funny just how random those silly kitties can be. that's why I love them so. love those pictures!

we nearly came home with one yesterday, a lovely 2 year old tortie with extra toes on each foot, but we're just not ready and it wouldn't be fair until Mr. Boo has a clean bill of health.

6:05 AM  
Blogger elaines630 said...

Theres really something about red string that cats really seem to like!! They are so cute~!!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

i spent my saturday shopping! i got a new pair of sandals. :)

i love the play by play with meezer. too cute!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

I think the Red Hat groups are wonderful. Ill ask again though, DO YOU EVER SLEEP???? Busy, busy...

Meezer, the "kids" here send there best.

Hugs, G

3:37 PM  

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