Somewhere northwest of Sacramento
Monday September 06th 2010, 9:18 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit

Remember when I said I was researching treadmills? Ruth, whom I usually only get to see at Stitches every February, blew me away by offering hers.

Today, then, was the day.  Having gotten the master cylinder crisis already over with and the car okayed by my mechanic, my husband took the back seats out, mine being the car that was big enough, and we drove it to a place Far, Far Away.  (Shrek-and-see Deutsch?)

Where Ruth picked out a shawl and got a chocolate torte (frozen beforehand to be safe) and made us lunch and her son helped load the thing up for us. Hardly a fair trade.

“We have to take pictures for Chan.”

You’re right, we do.

She wanted me to model her shawl. Well, okay, blues with blue.

Never hand the husband the camera while teasing him.

Dear, wait–okay, could you take another one?  I think you got me at a bad moment. (As in, I *know* you did.)

“But the battery’s almost dead!”

I should have said, And we would need that battery for… what?…before we got home?

Oh. Right. Got to show those Central Valley tomato trucks, where you wonder about the ones at the bottom of that mound–now *there’s* a store-bought tomato for you! We tried to get closer, but there was a traffic jam and just no way to pass nor ketchup to it.

In Heinz-sight, it was probably for the jest, though.

(And yes, we did crank up that treadmill fast enough to flip me off the back, just to see if we could. But I’m ketchingup quickly.)

Thank you, Ruth!!!

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Hey, I don’t see any tomato truck!! It wouldn’t be right to have you come all this way and not get behind such a beast…Thanks for all…until Stitches, you’ll keep me in stitches here.

Comment by Ruth 09.06.10 @ 10:02 pm

I’m glad both parties got what they wanted and were happy with the deal. Now I have to say all hail to the pun queen!! LOL

You look very nice in the picture as does Ruth and her shawl (on you).

Comment by Mary 09.07.10 @ 2:35 am

I like the photo he took :-}
And your tortes, from what I hear, are priceless!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 09.07.10 @ 5:08 am

Just watch your step; those things are dangerous!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.07.10 @ 6:24 am

Hooray!! That’s almost as good as being there. Tread lightly with your new toy!

Comment by Channon 09.07.10 @ 7:43 am

Start out slow… superwoman tricks! A shawl for a treadmill….she got a great deal especially seeing it was knitted by you and you’ve written a book. :>)

Comment by Joansie 09.07.10 @ 9:08 am

hmmm, fresh tomato sauce, right off the truck — goes with the local road kill cafe?

you’re looking good — and whizzing by on that tread mill too I’ll bet

Comment by Bev 09.07.10 @ 9:12 am

“In Heinz-sight” I love it!
Do let us know if you ever find out how the tomatoes at the bottom turn out, or up, or …

Which brings me to a one-liner that came in this morning:

Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.07.10 @ 9:19 am

I love the photo – two happy knitters, what’s not to love? (she said through her tears brought on by such punishing prose)

Comment by twinsetellen 09.07.10 @ 8:11 pm

Love the post and pictures enjoy the treadmill I like to listen to a book on my mp3 player when I walk it makes it go by faster;)Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 09.08.10 @ 7:12 am

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