Archive for November, 2009

Warmer Today

November 30, 2009

It was only 35 degrees this morning, but by the time we left for our walk it was pretty nice.  The sun was out and there was no wind.  I got a fair amount of work done on my little quilt and I’m almost finished the baby sweater.  I’m going to Reisterstown tomorrow morning so I need to get a few things together.

I Did Something

November 29, 2009

It’s was pretty windy this morning on our walk.  I had a little confrontation with this idiot who thought it was all right to let their dog have the run of the property where they were working.  The owner was not at home at the time.  The dog was ready to attack my dog.  We have permission to walk through with our dog who is always kept leashed when out.  They acted like I should leave.  But, did I?  You better believe I didn’t!  I walked down driveway and had a seat on the pier just like any other day.

The Day After

November 28, 2009

My son left this morning with some leftovers and his favorite cake.  Since I already had the turkey out, I cut off the rest of the meat and threw the carcass out.  My husband asked if I was going to boil the carcass to make soup.  I looked at him like he was out of his mind.  I gave Gus and the kitties some of the yucky stuff.  Olive said, ‘no, thanks’.  Flo ate a good deal of it.  I had to give her a separate plate because she kept growling at everyone else.  I think she is going to be one of those round kitties.  I’ll do what I can, but it’s hard with other cats to feed.

It’s Over

November 27, 2009

I don’t think I’ll do this anymore.  I did it mainly because my son was coming.  It was nice having him.  Before I retired, I usually worked on the day after Thanksgiving.  It was a great day to work.  I got a lot done since there was so few people there and no one to bother me.  When Winston was little, we would go to the Smithsonian.  If the weather was nice, we would got tot he zoo.  If not, we did a museum.  We also went to the movies a couple of times.  I miss that.


November 26, 2009

I made my pies.  We had burritos for supper.  Now I’m waiting for my son which is stupid because he hasn’t even left yet.  It takes two hours to get here.  It’s a terrible day to be driving.  That’s why he is waiting until 7PM to leave.  I hope he remembers the cider and pumpkin pie.  I’m waiting.

The Babies Stopped By

November 24, 2009

They’re all grown up now.  They wandered around for a few hours and then sailed off down the river.

I’ve been trying to make these little round numbers to applique.  They are making me crazy.  I almost threw them out.  I probably would have if I hadn’t embroidered them.  I hated to waste them.  Now I’m trying to decide how I want to make the back.  I still have some wide red strips that would look nice. 


Rain Again

November 24, 2009

So, no dog walk.  I made some mashed potatoes and took a shower.  When the potatoes cooled, I made roll dough and put them in the refrigerator until tomorrow.   While Doug made up his mind as to what he wanted to bake, I finished the embroidery.

I love my embroidery machine.  This is going to be a label to put on the back.    I’m also doing some applique.







Here’s another picture of the label.







Doug went with cherry almond muffins.  It was a mix that I bought in Intercourse last week.  And they were good, too.  Maybe, I’ll make buckwheat pancakes Thrusday morning.  It’s another mix, too.

Gus and Flo

November 23, 2009













Herringbone Kimono

November 22, 2009

I am very happy with the way this is looking.  There are no shoulder seams.  You knit down from the back.It nice to do something different.  The yarn is a lovely combination of cotton, wool and nylon.  It feels soft and is easy to knit.

 Olive helped.Cora is doing her exercises.  She likes to drag herself across the rug.

I Had to Go to Food Lion

November 21, 2009

Doug talked me into it.  They have the carpet stuff that he likes to use.  I was hoping for butter pecan syrup, but it seems they don’t carry it anymore.  Bummer.  We bought a bunch of stuff that I know I wouldn’t have bought otherwise.  I also got a ham and a turkey.  Now I’ll have to cook them.  I like to make yeast rolls and apple pies, but all that smelly meat is too much.  I’m not a vegetarian.  I’m just not a big meat-eater—- or cooker.  My son is off on Thanksgiving and Friday so he’s coming down and I’ll have another person to eat it.  I am feeling better the last few days so I think I’ll be better this year.  I think going to the cemetery early this year was the right thing to do.