I am very happy.
After teaching two classes today – both to amazing groups for the Buffalo Knitting Guild – I drove up to Rochester. The lace class was fun, the millinery class was a – challenge – for everyone, but it was also very rewarding. Sometimes the hard things are hard because you just have to fight through them. But with a little hand holding you can get there, and – like so many hard things – millinery has a pretty steep learning curve. Once you grasp some of the basic wire attaching concepts, you move foward SO quickly that it’s very exciting.
So off to Rochester I drove – a lovely afternoon, pretty farms, nice light, just a beautiful spring evening.
I arrived at The Inn On Broadway this evening, what a great place! It’s just lovely, the building is great, and my room is luxurious. When I walked in there was a hand-sewn knitting bag full of Rochester goodies from Wild Wools (where I’m teahcing tomorrow) and some lovely flowers.
I love a nice bathroom. As a matter of fact, give me a nice bathroom in a hotel room and I can practically do without a bed. The bathroom here is fabu. I’ve already had a nice, long, hot bath and now I’m relaxing in one of the most comfortable armchairs I’ve evern sat in. I may just sleep in the chair (except the bed looks so cushy)
Tony Soprano Made Me Cry
We don’t have cable, so I only get to see The Soprano’s when I’m on the road. Eh – I live in Essex County – so I can enjoy a certain Soprano-esqu atmosphere most days, anyway…
Tonight I was watching for the first time all season and TS – who apparently was in a coma – got out of the hospital and while sitting in his wheelchair said to his sister, “I was supposed to be dead, but I’m alive. From now on every day is a gift…”
I cried. Tomorrow, April 3rd, would have been my brother’s 47th birthday. He’s been on my mind a lot this week – I miss you, Jimmy!