Yes, I did finish those socks before my in-laws arrived last week. The stripes even match and my mother-in-law seemed to like them.
We had a lovely visit with my in-laws over the weekend of the fourth, well, apart from the food poisoning that I got after the day we spent in wine country. This is the first time that they have actually stayed with us for a visit rather than at a hotel and I have to say that it was really nice. They are wonderful people who raised a son that I love. On this visit, I tried hard to appreciate the fact that my mother-in-law likes to clean and decided to be thankful when she constantly cleaned up the kitchen (despite the fact that we have a robot that she bought us to do that work), instead of thinking that she thinks I am a slob. After nine years of being with her son, I have finally convinced myself that she just really, really likes to clean. I also reconfirmed my knowledge that my father-in-law really, really likes italian wine, as pretty much every wine we drank over the weekend was compared to italian wines. Honestly though, it was a wonderful visit. We got to see some of the Russian River Valley (where I had never been before) as well as a beautiful stretch of the California coast.
The fourth (our three year anniversary) was very low key. We took my in-laws to the airport and watched one of the local fireworks displays. Evan bought me my favorite flowers (despite the fact that they are pretty much out of season) and is treating me to a weekend at Wawona Lodge in Yosemite this weekend. As long as I don’t poison myself again or fall off any cliffs, it should be a great weekend.