Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hrumph Day

I've heard Wednesday called Hump Day, because it's in the middle of the week, and once you get past it, the weekend is right around Thursday. Yeah, true enough, but today was more of a HRUMPH kind of day. You know, the kind of day where every third minute, you have a reason for a wry expression, or to roll your eyes.

But firstly, it's not a bad day for everyone. Go wish Michelle and her lucky half a happy anniversary. Go on, I'll wait. Just don't forget to note the sweet Murphy pup, AND the kickin' shoes Michelle has on in the "over the threshold" shot!

You know it's a bad day when your co-worker husband calls you en route and tells you how bad it is. I'll skip the details, but folks, when it's a bad day in a family business, it's REALLY bad. I'd managed to keep my head down and my nose clean, when into my inbox popped an email notifying me that my favorite almost local yarn shop, Limerick Fibres, is going out of business. Not at the end of the year, but starting October 15th, with the big finale on the 27th. Craptastic, huh? I mean, I love a good sale, but not like this.

Here's a little shot of yours truly in front of said shop this summer, stolen from Anne's blog. To say that I'm bummed would be an understatement. The owners were down to earth, helpful, kind, just what LYS owners should be women, and evidently, that makes them an endangered species around here. Now, I respect their decision to "go out on top" but I don't have to like it. However, in the farewell alert, they did suggest a local "shop" I knew nothing about, which is about ten minutes from my work, and only about five from the McDonald's where my mother inlaw's beloved Vanilla Iced Coffee is found. It's one of those by appointment spots, but since it will FINALLY be cool enough to leave Mugsy in the vehicle for a few minutes tomorrow, guess who is going to try to see if Barbara of Stony Mountain Fibers is in? I'm betting she headed to Stitches East, but it's a local call, so it won't even cost anything to call.

The other silver lining to that little black rain cloud? The Knight and I will be driving within two blocks of Limerick's on the 27th anyway... During one of the positives of the day, we made plans with my favorite aunt and uncle for a combined Happy Anniversaries/We Miss You Nannie & Fred day that day. I think there's a yarn shop in old town Fredricksburg I need to get my aunt to take me to see too!

Oh - and all this talk of LYSes reminded me of this. Anne gives great prizes, and it really isn't hard to write up a review, even if it is for a shop that goes out of business six months later. (More eye rolling and wryness.)


NH Knitting Mama said...

That is craptastic.

I'm sorry you had a lousy day. May tomorrow be better for you... I'm here if you want to talk (some more)...

Scrabblequeen said...

I soo feel your pain! My awesome LYS just announced two weeks ago that it is closing this month, too. I hope your new option works out for you.

Bubblesknits said...

Geez. Good yarn shops are hard to find. I don't know what I'll do if mine ever go out. It's just not the same when you shop online. :-(

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

I have heard from Michelle about Fred. So sorry for your loss...

Sue J. said...

So sorry about your lousy day and loss of your LYS. But, who knows, you may love this new one. Great wedding photos with another doggie. I loved the tuxedo tie. Today will be better. Best advice I ever got-don't project your feelings into the future. One day at a time and deal with that day only. Unless, of course, it has to do with yarn and knitting.

Virtuous said...

Thank God for a NEW day!!

I hate that about the LYS closing their doors. But fab about discovering a new one! appointment only?

Looks like you will be showing us some major fiber pics soon!! :oD

I will be doing a yarn crawl soon but won't be splurging at all!

Michelle said...

Oh Yuck... raining morning, friends losing their LYSs

what's next?

I hope your day today is significantly better! PS.. thanks for sending folks to see our crazy wedding photos!