December 6th, 2009

storyteller doll

Winter with Young at Heart

The weather forecast yesterday was for rain in the morning, followed by 1-3 inches of snow. When I set out to run a couple of quick errands in the morning, claimed there was light rain, but there were actually already big wet fluffy snowflakes. Not a big deal since it was a short trip to the dry cleaners, CVS (to pick up photos), and the supermarket (to mock all the people buying toilet paper, bread, and milk, instead of the perfectly reasonable eggs and salad stuff I needed).

The snow was sticking by the time I got back. Fortunately my afternoon plans were doable by public transit. The walk to the metro (which is, essentially, crossing a 6 lane street) was mildly annoying. But there was just rain in the city when I got there.

My outing was to see the Young at Heart Chorus at the Warner Theatre. I'd enjoyed the documentary about this group of elderly people (ages 70-90+) who sing rock songs. I'm pleased to say their energy and enthusiasm was as much fun in person. I'm particularly glad they did "She's Not There," which is one of my favorite rock songs of all time. It was clear they were having fun and that always makes a concert more enjoyable.

Today was sunny, though not really warmer. I had a hard time getting myself started in the morning, but I did actually finish the entire Sunday paper on Sunday. (That is, alas, not always the case). Even though I had other things undone, I did go off to knitting group. I've now finished 2/9 of the back of one sweater. (I can tell that, since it's done in nine blocks.) And I passed around my "it's not stash, it's souvenir" alpaca from Peru for everyone to fondle. I'm really going to make an effort to go more often next year, but I've said that before.

And now I should make an effort to actually do some housework.