We now return to our regularly scheduled programming

I’m glad y’all enjoyed my quirky vacation pictures! I have to admit, I had such a wonderful time and met so many great people and took so many pictures that I’m a bit overwhelmed at the thought of trying to document it all here… Baby steps, right?

Missed out on the Estes goodies? Imbrium is giving away a skein of Brooks Farm sock yarn that she bought at Estes – simply leave her a comment with your favorite joke before midnight MDT, June 28, and that sock yarn might be yours!

The Crazy Haberdasher is having a contest – leave her a comment about what you collect and you could win a lovely purple-blue piebird.

A few more tummy pictures appeared while I was on vacation…

Reading Update
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (audiobooks). If you haven’t had the chance to listen to any of the audiobooks, you should! Jim Dale does an absolutely amazing job. In fact, I haven’t actually read any of the books – just listened to them all.
Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger. The second book in this series about yarn store owner Ariadne Evans features a murder at a small fiber festival. I’m glad Estes wasn’t that dramatic!
In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie. A Kincaid and James mystery – I fear I’m nearly caught up to present with this series!
Charmed and Ready by Candace Havens. The second book in the Bronwyn the Witch series – silly, but I do have the third one in my library queue…
Tall, Dark, and Dead by Tate Hallaway. Another witchy tale, this time set in Madison, WI, and featuring sexy vampire guys and evil Vatican witch hunters.

Stumbling Over Chris: The Party

After driving through rain for most of the day, I arrived at Michaele’s place in Denver mid-afternoon Tuesday, June 12. I had just enough time to hop in the shower before Ruth came over. Ruth is a skilled massage therapist and what better way to start vacation than with a massage?! Plus Ruth brought me some new gluten-free baking mixes I hadn’t tried. Thank you, Ruth – you definitely worked out those kinks from two days of driving, and I’m looking forward to doing some baking now that I’m home.

Michaele threw a “Stumbling Over Chris” party so I could meet and chat with some of the area knitbloggers. She made lots of tasty food and sangria (well documented by Ruth). Thank you so much, Michaele – it was a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere in which to match faces to the names and words.

Wanda and Michaele (with some of that tasty food in the background!)

Michaele, the back of Wanda’s head, and Ruth


Anne (I’m pretty sure only one of those glasses is hers…)

Kim, Stacey, and Michelle

Jenifer and Cathi (Isn’t everyone great at not looking at the camera?!)

Michaele sent me home with gifts for Chaos and Mayhem – a kitty dvd that we haven’t tried yet (I will definitely be set up to take pictures when we do!), a funky square mouse (May’s already added it to her fetch toy rotation), and a catnip toy beloved by both Mayhem (hugging it below) and Chaos (who spends a lot of time licking the toy…).

“I will hug it and cuddle it and be its best friend forever! No, big kitty, that is not just the ‘nip talking.” -Mayhem

47 thoughts on “We now return to our regularly scheduled programming”

  1. Wow! Great party, lucky girl! And great pictures, so nice to put faces and names together. Hard to believe 2 weeks has gone by already.

    How were the kiddies when you got home??! How was the condo?!

    Welcome back! 🙂

  2. Poor Stacey! Why didn’t she have any knitting to concentrate on while the pic was being taken?!

    Where are the pics of the destruction done by tornadoes Mayhem & Chaos?

  3. Chris,
    Glad you are home safe and I know the kitties were glad to see you or did they pout? I enjoyed seeing all of the pictures from your traveles too.

  4. you met all my peeps!! (and then some). Looks/sounds like you had a very fun time in Denver… I’m sure the furbabies are glad you’re back.

  5. Welcome back from vacation! The Stumbling Over Chaos party looks like it was quite a fun place to be. Cuteness Mayhem, enjoy your toys before your brother sees them 🙂

  6. Glad you made it home okay 🙂 It was great meeting you and I hope you’ll come back to Denver soon(at least for Estes next year).

    Give the kitties a good rub down for me. I can’t wait to see what they think about that video–it was a riot watching Michaele’s cats watching it.

  7. How great to have a blog party thrown in your honor. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Glad you had a nice vacation. Nice pic of you on the other blog…pretty smile 🙂 made me smile

    It looks like the fur children faired well on their own.

  8. Looks like a fun party! Glad you had such a great time, and that you had a safe trip.

    Bringing the kitties catnip toys must have made you even more welcome when you returned home!

  9. Glad you had such a good vacation!

    And yes, Jim Dale does a fabulous job, but it’s still better to do the reading yourself. (In my opinion, at least!)

  10. Welcome home and thanks for sharing all those great photos! It looks like you had an absolutely amazing time especially at the knitblogger party. But May and Chaos really made out in the souvenirs department!

  11. Yay! I’m glad you’re home…but I’m sure not as good as the kitties. The trip is sounding great…can’t wait to hear more. 🙂

  12. “Stumbling over Chris” I LOVE it. I hope to meet up with a few bloggers while I’m in Denver this August. The last time I was there I intended to meet Im, but my family had other ideas. This time I’m writing in a “1-afternoon with the knits” clause into my vacatgion itinerary. Hopefully, someone will come get me and whisk me off to a yarn shop or 2

  13. Looks like a fabulous vacation! Are you feeling a litle discombobulated now that you are back? I always do after a good vacation!

  14. Welcome back! Here’s to hoping that while all may not be forgiven, everyone’s agreed to disagree. No more biting, plenty of fetch and no additional shredded paper (cat toy goodness MUST outweigh papery goodness). Perhaps you could/should invent a feline Chuck-It and retire…..

  15. Welcome home welcome home! Looks like so much fun! Food, friends, drinks, a massage…whoo hoo! We have really enjoyed the HP books on tape too. We should just buy them, we have them out so often from the library! Have you listened to the Abhorsen trilogy? Tim Curry is the reader-he’s great too! We enjoyed his readings of ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ too.

  16. Welcome home!

    I am now starting Goblet of Fire. The UK version is narrated by Stephen Fry. It’s very good. I might listen to some of the US version to compare. I am really enjoying them. I can’t wait to get to the next two books, since I don’t know the stories yet.

  17. Wow, looks like one fabulous vacation, and what a great party! I’m tempted to check out the vampire book just for the Madison, WI setting — I just bought a Barbara Delinsky book (not usu. one of my favorite authors) just for the Madison stuff, too.

    Thanks for the Knitflix vote!

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