Friday, September 22, 2006

Waiting...

I thought I'd do a post while waiting for Sock Wars to begin. The pattern and dossier on our targets are supposed to be emailed out sometime today, so I am anxiously awaiting the information so I can get started. I just don't want to be "killed" right off the bat.

I had to go up to Chanute, Kansas, (my birthplace!) yesterday to take care of some things involving my grandparents' estate.

It's about a two-hour drive from Tulsa on a mostly two-lane highway and you always get stuck behind a farmer on a tractor going really slow.

It was rainy and chilly out yesterday, and I drove the whole way through intermittant rainshowers and sprinkles. I love that kind of weather, but only when I'm cozy at home. While driving, it just makes me sleepy.

I know that western Kansas is flatter than this part of the state (and, if you have Google Earth, take a look at western Kansas. What is with all the circles? If anyone knows, please tell me!), but, having grown up in Kentucky, it still amazes me how very flat is it out there. I do find this landscape very intriguing though, and it was beautiful yesterday under gray skies, and just the slightest tinge of fall colors.

7 comments:

Marianne said...

Good luck with the SockWars...
I love days like yesterday, and your road trip being a relatively short one, but long enough to think about all kinds of things...I enjoy those.

Fannie Pie said...

I'm armed and ready... waiting for the pattern!!!!! I've checked my mail eleventy seven times today. Possibly the hurricane/tropical storm going over belfast now has the power out... that's the speculation on the forum.

the circles are from the irrigation systems. They are a long long pole type thing on wheels and one side stays put and the other rotates, making big cicles.... make sense now?

Emma said...

Ah, I thought it might be something like that. It's so interesting to see it from the satellite perspective. I wonder what it looks like in person? It'd be a long drive to find out!

And I've been stalking my email and the Sock Wars forum too. Who knew they had hurricanes in the UK?!?

Anonymous said...

IT'S UP!! On yarnmokey's blog!!!

Anonymous said...

http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com/

Jae said...

I've been anxiously awaiting the start of sock wars. Not because I'm in it, but because I can't wait to see the whole thing play out. Good luck!

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Yes those circles are caused by center pivot irrigation systems. In Texas they even have blinking lights so it looks like an alien invasion at night.
Deb