I’m in Atlanta for a quick work meeting, which means three things:
- I scooped up a few more Delta frequent flyer miles. Always a plus.
- I’m eating a lot of candy. In advertising, candy and meetings seem to go together like Bert and Ernie.
- I got to spend 14 delicious hours with my sister, Michelle. (Although seven of them were wasted sleeping.)
Mich picked me up from the airport last night and we met her boyfriend, Gabor, at this little Indian hole-in-the-wall. (Or should I say hole-in-the-strip-mall? All the best eats in Atlanta seem to be hidden in strip malls. Weird, but always tasty none-the-less.) Of course, I left with the typical rice-pudding hangover—that horrible feeling of stomach stretch from topping off the meal with a completely unnecessary inflatable dessert. We rolled our puffy selves to my hotel and attempted to a do a little midnight crocheting. Mostly, I just admired Mich’s fantastic work-in-progress Claudia Scarf. (Download the free pattern here!) Mich is making hers with Paton’s Grace yarn in “Clay” which is working beautifully. This thing looks straight out of Anthropologie. It LOVE how it’s lacy, but not too delicate. Organic, but not too hippie. Complex-looking but easy to whip up. My fingers are twitching with anticipation of making it myself. Will I be able to put it off in order to do a little more selfless holiday crafting? We’ll see… This morning we woke up, threw open the gloriously-dark hotel curtains and got ready for our respective days together. There’s something about having a sister or two nearby that makes curling my eyelashes far less tedious and actually kind of enjoyable. Throw in some Today show and a quick room-service breakfast, and life is good. Fourteen hours with Michelle would have been an intolerably short visit if, and only if, she wasn’t going to be coming to my neck of the woods for a turkey-thon really soon. These 14 hours were just a warm up for our Thanksgiving weekend marathon, which will commence in exactly one week. How awesome, huh? Major yay for family and feasting.