Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nuns on the Run

So last night Steve and I are hanging out, watched a little American Idol, did a little work and then decided to call it a day. Get ourselves all cuddled into bed and Steve is watching Glen Beck on CNN, who I don't personally care for. Not sure why, he just kind of grates me. I am starting to nod off when all of a sudden Steve shouts "something about knitting and losing $777K just went by on the ticker at the bottom of the screen!" I say "yes dear, I'm sure something like that just went by". "No, really Kath, there was something about knitting". I say, "well, it was probably Spinrite or one of the craft stores" (remember, I was nearly asleep - of course $777K would really be pocket change for Spinrite or one of the big box chains). So now we are glued to the ticker, I have my glasses back on, waiting and waiting for the story to come by again. We curse every commercial. Finally, I suggest to Steve to go back downstairs and search for the story on cnn.com, which he does. He finds nothing, which to me, confirms he is over tired and losing his mind. I tell him to not fall asleep with the t.v. on and off to sleep I go until, of course, the t.v. awakens me in the middle of the night (Steve is sleeping soundly. . . . grrr).

I am getting ready this morning and Steve comes upstairs - he has found the story on-line - praise the knitting gods, we can all go about our regular business. "What is the big scandal I ask?" Steve replies, "Nuns gone bad. . . . "

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/01/30/nuns.crime.reut/index.html

A group of nuns in Greece have run up $777,000 in debt from their knitting business and have gone into hiding. . . . . what is the world coming to? Knitting, nuns and bad debt - is nothing sacred?

Kathy

P.S. For anyone who doesn't normally read January One's blog, you must go over and visit the last 2 or 3 posts to see the incredible knitting gymnastics she has been doing. It's pretty freakin' amazing stuff. www.januaryone.com

4 comments:

Dena said...

You never know when a nun goes bad. Funny story.

So, there's American Idol watching in your house? Interesting. Now I don't feel so guilty about my viewing.

JanuaryOne Cara said...

You are so sweet! Thank you! It's been quite the knitterly excitement around here.

And I LOVED that story about the Greek Nuns. My husband's family is Greek (my father-in-law is actually a priest) and all the relatives I emailed the story to got quite the kick out of it. I won't say what they said about their bretheren, but let's just say no one's surprised. ;-)

Kathy said...

Dena - Oh, there's much mindless reality tv watching in my house. More than I will ever own up too!

Cara - anything involving knitted items and cutting makes me want to vomit. You are my hero.

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