Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm back after a long break from the blog

I know I've been gone for a little while and many of you have sent me e-mails. Thanks for the wishes and I really appreciate the good thoughts. Everything is good here at Casa De Twisted.

I'll try to keep the updates brief and go forward from here.

A few weeks ago my son came to visit on his own and took his first flight. I know you are all thinking what's the big deal but normally I have to go see them and now he is growing up and now he is coming here. My oldest Brother hosted a little BBQ in his back yard and for once in 5 years we were all together(my dad & the 3 brothers and my Son). I know the family should get together more often but it's easier said than done. I talked to my oldest brother and mentioned he was coming and in a few days it went from just us to a whole full blown family get together.

I thought I would share this one too because it reminded us of the cell phone advertisement with the bars in line. This is my oldest brother and his wife. Just for a frame of reference, my brother is six feet tall. My Brother and I have connected again and it was so nice to see him open up and bond with My son. I won't bore you with rest of the family pictures that are meaningless to everyone outside our little family.
One of the places he wanted to visit while he was here was Amoeba in Hollywood. Some of you may be familiar but for those of you not it's a wonderful place to find used CDs of any genre. Between the three of us we came home with 23 new to us CDs. Another surprise was how he has grown in his taste for a wide variety of music. He made his music loving Dad proud.

We had a wonderful time while he was here and already planning for the next visit.

Yesterday at lunch I finished another book that had me on the fence until the end. My lunch hour is like my mini escape from work where I lose myself into the book of choice and sometimes with my MP3 player drowning out the noise surrounding me at the lunch place du jour. I know a lot of you are carnivorous readers including Mrs Twisted but I tend to read a little less than most and I've just resolved that my 'lunch" is one of those reserved blocks of time. The book was called "Black Olives" and it reminded me of the movies they used to put on "Lifetime" where the woman was betrayed by her long time man and she didn't get over him like it appeared he got over her. They cross paths 9 months later and she takes you on a sometimes creepy journey where she tells the back story. While I was reading it I would have given it a 3 of 10 but after finishing it it was a 6 of 10. No she didn't button it all up nice and tidy but it sure changed my opinion of the lady in the story. It was a nice change of pace for me and more than once I caught myself talking to the book "No don't go there you silly woman!"

On a fibery note.....
I received two very large boxes in the last month and I will not have to purchase any spinning fiber anytime soon. Seven more fleeces arrived from Morro Fleece Works. Yes that was 7 more Cormo fleeces pin drafted and ready to spin. I just barely put a dent in last years fleeces but now I have plenty spin for sweater quantities. I haven't taken pictures of the fiber because I'm leaving it in the boxes so it won't take over the room. Those of you who buy a bump worth at a time know what I'm talking about. Since we last talked I also bought more dye in various colors to broaden my color pallet so I should have some dye pictures soon.

Another break ended recently . After more than a year, I felt inspired to play guitar again. Even if it's just small steps it feels good to be in a good place with my hobby.

That's enough for now.

Life Is Good


  1. Anonymous3:07 PM

    good to see you back in blogland. Happy to hear that all is well and that you had a good visit with your son. How is your daughter doing?

  2. Nice to hear from you. I think of you and Mrs. Twisted often and send positive thoughts your way. Glad everything is good.

  3. Twisted!!!!!! I'm so happy to hear from you again! Glad to know everything is ok - I was a bit concerned!

    Enjoy the guitar - my DH has been playing for a couple of years now and really enjoys it.

    I finally got my dyeing and website going. I don't mean that as an advertisement, but you were always very encouraging to me on Plurk so I just wanted to let you know that I finally did it!

    Our little Plurk community is still going strong if you ever want to come back!

  4. Hey, nice to hear from you again! Cool pics of the family, too. I hope your son never expects a hand-spun and hand-knitted sweater. I think I'd stick to hats & scarves for him!

    I know what you mean about the instruments--just opened the piano the other day for the first time in about a year myself.

  5. Great to hear from you again! Are you coming to our beach picnic on Sat. Aug. 29th? Heisler Park in Laguna Beach. (All are welcome).
    Renata, Melyssa and I will be there and we'd love to see you and Mrs. Twisted again.

  6. I was really worried about you! I am so glad all is well and your family is happy and healthy.

  7. YAY! I was getting worried too, especially since I don't remember seeing any plurks from you recently either. Glad to hear all is well :)

  8. Whew, I had been worried about you, but it is so good to know you are back blogging. Hopefully your plurks will begin again also! Take care!

  9. YEA>>>your back. I've also been very worried about you but thought you probably were drowning in the new job.
    Glad to have you back.


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