The (Not So) Small One and her boyfriend (if he's sticking around, and I think he might be, I'll have to give him a name..) took me out on Saturday night, to see a Smiths tribute band. Those two know as much about the music as I do, and I was there the first time round, in the eighties, with the albums and the baggy shirts. Many of us singing and shouting on Saturday night were looking for the nostalgia, so I wasn't the most ancient of the audience. There was that guy: the bouncer who threw me out of the Students Union once, for trying to get in on somebody else's student card. I never forget a face. We've stayed in the same area. I see him around. If I'd known he was a Smiths fan way back then, I might have thought to distract him with a clever Morrissey based question. You live and learn.
Take recovery, for example. Now I know how much it takes, these days, after a night out. You can probably hear that I'm still a bit hoarse. Though I could see the stage! In the first check-up to have gone the right way in many months here I discovered that my eyes haven't changed this year. So I left the opticians and walked up the street feeling no older and carrying a purse feeling no lighter. Then I got home.
Did you go out in those old lady boots?
my dear daughter asked. How can biker boots be old lady?
If you have to ask, she said..
So I ignored her and opened my post, which contained three richly coloured skeins of Rosy Green Wool. For a shawl.
I give up! she shouted, and made to leave.
When you see this finished, you are going to want one for yourself, young lady. There's nothing "old" about wanting to try something new. I've never knitted a shawl: there'll be techniques to try and colour combinations to explore if I like this one, dozens of them to look forward to.
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before I said (and if you were singing on Saturday night you'll see what I did there). You'll never be as young again as you are today. And that counts for both of us.
I seem to have come up with another rambling memo for this week. How about you? Any news? Anything in your mail? Or have you learned anything new? We'd love to hear . Make a memo! And have a great week!
Melissa, Deb, Ruth, Helena, Jane, Alison, Barb, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Maggie, Alexandra, Barbara, KraftyKaren, Honore, Karen and Mitra all joined in last week. Go on, give 'em a wave!