A Week with a Friend

As many of you know, Butch was here this last week visiting from Wyoming. Butch has grown VERY fond of Pho, so wherever he goes, he has to find a place to try local pho. (I could have tried harder and made that last sentence haiku).

IMG_1015As luck would have it, there is an amazing Pho restaurant just a block from here, so we popped in there probably 4 times throughout the week. If you’ve never had Pho, you’re missing out. A huge bowl of broth and noodles for cheap…..and RARELY can you finish the whole bowl. You get nice and warm and full.


IMG_1020We also went out to a new arcade that just opened around the corner. I have a fondness for air hockey, so we popped in some quarters and spent a good chunk of one afternoon slamming the puck across the table. Great time. I wont 2 out of 3 games. I felt like a freakin’ 15 year old.

We also went to the Science Center just up the road where I go such a massive case of vertigo in the dome cinema that I had to pull my hat down over my eyes and wait for the film to be over.

IMG_1036But, I have to say most of the week we rested and enjoyed the warm weather whilst I knit, which was actually all I truly wanted to do. That was my favorite part of his visit. Us just sitting and talking while I worked the needles, snacking on cheese and crackers, just enjoying each others company. It was a nice week with a friend. Reminds you that good friends don’t need to overly impress, or drag you everywhere. Good friends just want to be with you. Good friends sit with you while you knit 🙂

We did contact the realtor about my little white house. Haven’t heard back, but I’m not surprised. I mean, I can barely pay the rent each month for my little apartment, let alone ask for a mortgage on a house, despite whatever programs are out there. So, we press on, knitting bears and selling my book and patterns bundle. I’ll get there someday. If I work hard, I’ll get there. Have faith, young man. Have hope. You’ll get your little white house someday.

It’s a nice warm Saturday. Gonna head back out and get the needles back to work 🙂

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  1. good Friends are often measured by their silences and the peace you get in their company 🙂 you do not have to entertain nor put up any sort of facade, nor apologise for circumstance, nor worry about impression. With a good friend you just are! So nice to see how much Butch’s visit has meant to you 🙂 happy knitting.

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