I Miss the Eastland Mall of Yore…

They’re trying to tear the mall down and build a bunch of houses and stuff. When I was a kid, there was NO better place to go than Eastland mall….South Park Mall was nothing, Carolina Place, Concord Mills, and Northlake Mall all didn’t even exist. Eastland was always full of people…had beautiful water fountains. Dillard’s used to be called Ivy’s, and there was a clear glass elevator in the store. There was an Eckerd that still had a lunch counter. Now, it’s just a shell of its former self….the city managers put all of their money into North and South Charlotte, and left East Charlotte to deteriorate. It upsets me. I grew up in East Charlotte, and my parents still live there. I have such fond memories.

Yesterday, I didn’t even get out of my pajamas. Unfortunately, I was awake at 6:30, so I went ahead and got up and watched the news. I spent all morning knitting, and I finally learned something new! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

My first attempt at circular knitting with double pointed needles!!! I was talking on the phone with my grandma and she was mentioning her arm being sore from a little arthritis, and I jokingly told her I’d have to knit her an armwarmer….well, she might actually get one at this point;). I’ll see how this turns out when it’s long enough to use. If not, I’ll have to make another, but I do feel good at having gotten the technique of juggling all of those needles!

Otherwise, I spent most of the rest of the day with the Kins.

Mommy, do you really think everyone in blogland wants to watch me licking my foot??

And Joey spent the rest of the day working on his paper.

Honest, I’m thinking about it…really…

He finished it near midnight and emailed it off, so we’re one step closer to him being done with his first semester as a PhD student. And that much closer to my starting my first semester as a graduate student. I wish I could actually go to class and have the full experience of the Master’s Program, but I’ll take it however I can get it, honestly.
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