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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Magnificent Obsession

It's very clear
Our love is here to stay ;
Not for a year
But ever and a day.

The radio and the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies,
And in time may go !

But, oh my dear,
Our love is here to stay.
Together we're
Going a long, long way

In time the Rockies may crumble,
Gibraltar may tumble,
They're only made of clay,
But our love is here to stay.
- George Gershwin

Sooner or later, I reach the point in a project where the bloom is off the rose. I'm just not feelin' the whole infatuation thing anymore...

The honeymoon has ended...

The thrill is gone...

Elvis has left the building...

And he's taken his knitting needles with him.

Not gonna happen...

Not this time.

Because I gotta tell you, people...

I'm obsessed.

How obsessed? My hubby has an office party tonight with:
  • a stand up comedian
  • cooking classes
  • rumba lessons
  • a live band
  • a gourmet buffet
  • a dessert bar, including an ice cream sundae station
  • an open bar
All provided free of charge. That's F-R-E-E, as in "If it's cheap, it's cheery: if it's free, it's fun!"

And I don't want to go. All I want to do is cuddle up with Morocco...

And my husband...

In that order.

What's wrong with me, people?

It is such fun to watch the pattern develop and I am almost to the beginning of the center panel, where the Persian windows and beading make a return appearance.

I feel like a teenager,waiting at the bottom of the stairs for his prom date to make an entrance. What will she look like? Will her outfit match my expectations? And the really big question...

Will the corsage match?

And will tonight be THE night? When she shall be revealed in all her glory?

I'm sorry.

Cinderella wants to please. She really does. But she just can't go to the ball tonight.

She already has a date with long, warm, & handsome...

( Just look at the curves on that baby...)


Bea said...

Cute post! The party sounds like fun, and you hint of a shawl is just beautiful!

vi said...

as much as i adore this shawl....
they had ICECREAM?

i really like icecream
we could give you time off for knitting good behavior

ah.....could you bring ME back some icecream....peach if they have it?


Kim said...

I'm with you...when I am working on something I love, there is nothing I would prefer more than a glass of wine or a cup of tea and my knitting :-).

Good thing we have understanding hubbies!

Anonymous said...

We had dinner last night with 3 other couples that we *really* like. But it was not easy to tear myself away from Arabian Nights -- because she is just so beautiful and ... and...

I went but I plunged back into the knitting as soon as I got home.

Miss T said...

Nothing's wrong with you. That makes perfect sense!

Donna Lee said...

How do you spell obsession? Is it MORROCCO? It really is glorious and I can understand not wanting to leave the groove. It sometimes feels like it will be different if you leave and come back to it.

Lucia said...

Ice cream and rumba lessons? You're not obsessed, you're enthralled. Will you ever break the spell?