What with one thing and another, I’ve barely been home at all this week – except Tuesday, when I spent three hours working on the Balsam Hill project (and that hardly counts as being “home”).Â Tonight’s my first evening at home, and my first order of business is to catch up on sleep.Â Â Tomorrow will be a busy day.
Plans for tomorrow:
- Get up early and hit the farmer’s market
- Pick up the package of sodium alginate (dye thickener) at the post office
- Do a 45-mile bike ride (about 3.5 hours), probably from Menlo Park to Los Gatos and back (if it’s more than 45 miles I’ll turn back sooner)
- Select colors and mix up dyes for the warp I’m painting for my handwoven AIDS Lifecycle outfit (fabulous blues, magentas, purples, flecks of yellows and orange)
- (after it’s dark and I can’t work outside anymore) Start beading fringe for garnet shawl.
Plans for Sunday:
- Â 30 mile bike ride (probably from Menlo Park to Route 92 and back)
- Paint the warp, put in oven to batch
- Continue beading fringe on garnet shawl
- Start working through exercises in Bonnie’s book again
- Pick Mike up at airport (yay! he’s coming home!)
And one very important moment: I have now raised $2570 for the AIDS Foundation!Â This means I am an “official” rider; I’ve raised the minimum needed to ride.Â Now I just need to keep on keeping on to reach my goal of $6000, which means I need to send out my fundraising letter soon, probably this weekend.Â Every penny counts for SFAF’s clients.Â I have fun doing the Ride, but it’s also very seriously about raising money for AIDS services.Â So while I’m pleased that I reached the minimum, I’m also hoping to raise significantly more.Â (Reminder: if you are so inspired, you can sponsor me at http://www.aidslifecycle.org/1017 .Â Every donation helps – I’ve had donations as small as $5 and as big as $1000, and it’s all gratefully appreciated.)
That’s it!Â Off to bed (way early, but I need to catch up on sleep).Â Tomorrow is a big day.