Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot

It's become a really hot & drought-y summer here in Minnesota, USA. I haven't been able to knit very much due to time constraints, and because, frankly, it's not as appealing to knit in the summer. That said, I've started to sew together my modular sweater (sorry, no photos yet), and I'm almost done with the body of the Karibbean Kotton sweater I'm knitting. The last one is due mainly to sitting at the auto dealership for an hour yesterday while my car was being serviced.

Next week I go to Disney World with two 13-year old girls and an 8-year old boy. I know, you're probably thinking I'm crazy because it's going to be 90+ degrees & very humid. Of course, that's what the weather is here, too... Plus, I've got a plan. Hit the parks early (we can get in at 8 a.m. because we're staying at a Disney resort hotel), leave around lunch time, hange out by the pool or in our room or someplace else cool through the afternoon, then head back to the parks in the late afternoon/evening. I'm really psyched about the whole trip, especially now that I'm a Disney Vacation Club member. I'm very organized for this, my third, trip to Disney World, thanks in large part to my PassPorter Walt Disney World Guide. This guide is fantastic. It gives reviews of resort hotels, restaurants, theme parks and rides, etc., plus lots of helpful hints about packing, using the meal plan, and all of the extras (Cirque du Soleil, DisneyQuest, etc.). If you're planning on going to any of the Disney properties, you should really check out PassPorter's guide books!

Anyway, I'm still trying to decide if I'll even take knitting with me on this trip. I think last time we went, I took some with me and never even touched it. I probably won't even be able to knit on the plane, because I'll be dealing with my 8-year old, and I imagine most of the time in the room will be spent lounging in bed, resting up!