Today was supposed to be a snow day – there were dire winter storm advisories all weekend and last night's news reports were full of school closings. But here's this morning's breakfast.
There's no need for French toast roundabout Exit 151, not today.
No doubt because of impending storm frenzy, I accidentally bought (and opened) a combo-pack of the wrong printer cartridges. [Eyeroll]
I can't return 'em to the store, but would hate to just discard them – can anyone out there use HP 74 and 75 cartridges? The 74 (black) is pristine, the 75 (tri-color) was opened but not used. I paid $30, make me an offer.
Over the weekend I finished more yarn: the Barneswallow Farms Lincoln cross batt in two-tone colorway Cappuccino and some Grafton Fibers gold Merino. (I thought I had pix of the batts, but no.) I'd been somewhat disappointed with other Lincoln wools, but the Barneswallow Farms batt was lovely, with cloud-like long fibers and downy, uh, down fibers, very satisfying to spin. It finished at DK-weight.
Grafton Fibers batts are superlative in all respects, including price. I decided to spin this one into laceweight to get more value out of it. The finished yarn is beauteous, IMHO (although not quite as red as the photo).
Governor Jon Corzine held a town hall meeting on Saturday at Livingston High School (Exit 145) to promote his plan to improve transportation infrastructure and reduce state debt. It was a good presentation, low-key, with handouts for policy wonks [g]. Plus it was good to see the governor walking easily after his auto accident last spring. The capacity crowd was great – engaged, savvy, and largely self-regulating. During the Q-and-A, which was not limited to the day's topic, the crowd told microphone-hogging pols variously to get to their question or "Go run for governor!", but earnest questioners like the trembling mom with a special needs child got a respectful hearing. There will be 20 more town hall meetings – I'd commend the experience.