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A Few Sprinkles

April 13, 2008

It kept trying to rain, but we only got a few sprinkles from time to time. I went for two short dog walks today. My legs ached so badly last night that I had to take the heavy duty stuff in order to get some sleep. This morning I was sleepy and my knees weren’t functioning very well. I went for a longer walk this afternoon and felt better. I did some quilting this afternoon. I also got a fair amount of knitting done on my sock. I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet. Maude joined me out on the porch.

Enjoying the Day

March 4, 2008
It was a great day for a walk. It was almost warm. I didn’t need a sweater, just gloves and a sun hat which I almost lost to the wind.

It was also a good day to hang out the wash. Here is the other direction. Enjoy your day.

Too Tired

January 12, 2008
I had a very busy day. When I did have time to sit down at the computer, it was acting weird so I’m going to bed.

New Stuff

January 6, 2008
I had a nice hot shower and washed my hair this afternoon. Then I stepped out into a cosy warm bathroom. It felt so good. Usually I have to steel myself for the cold air, but the new heat lamps are great. They really do the job. That little bathroom is at the end of the house and never gets warm. There is now a heat, vent, fan thingy in the big bathroom. I don’t like that shower, the bathtub sucks and there are no windows so I will stick to my little bathroom. We had some switches redirected so we could have ceiling fans with lights put in our bedroom and family room. Two days with strange men in the house is two days too many.

Almost done.

There was still a little ice this morning and I was really cold when I went out with the dog.

I’m just not a winter person. It takes forever to get dressed and my feet are always cold.

Bald Eagles

January 3, 2008

I had quite a treat this morning. I was eating breakfast looking out at the creek when I spotted something white moving by the water’s edge. I got the binoculars and it was a third year Bald Eagle with a fish. Soon, another third year came and finally a full adult. It was quite a sight. Each wanted a piece. Soon, they were airborne and even sat in my trees for a while. I was so excited! All this right outside my window! I entirely forgot about taking pictures. Sorry.

You Can Go Back

November 29, 2007

I’m going back to Reisterstown tomorrow. It’s supposed to rain on Sunday and I would rather drive back home than go to the cemetery. I plan on taking a nice long bath Friday morning. I love that bathtub. I don’t even use the one here. Well, I do shower. Then, I will go to the cemetery and decorate for Christmas. Saturday morning, Jenn and I will go Christmas shopping. This works pretty well for us. Males are so hard to buy for. And we are not above saying to each other what we want. We’ve been doing it for several years now. We have a good time. It is supposed to be in the upper 40’s so I will take extra sweaters and gloves. Did I mention that gloves are my favorite thing to make?

Speaking of gloves, I finished the scarf to go with Jenn’s gloves. I actually made it twice. The first time, it wasn’t long enough so I cast on just enough to do one pattern. Now, it’s long and skinny.

And here is the scarf that I finally made to go with my gloves.

This is probably my last blog for November unless I can get over to my daughter’s house on Friday.

Life Goes On

November 28, 2007

I bought Christmas decorations for the cemetery today. I found some bright sparkling garland, some bows and a tiny Christmas tree. I pretend that they are standing there with me as I pick out stuff. I miss Louie. I miss Nannie and Pop too. You expect your grandparents to die, but not your child.

Here’s my daughter, Jenn, and Kevin, my grandson.

Here’s my husband, Doug and my son, Winston. What would I do without them?

Dental Benefits

November 26, 2007

My head hurts. I just spent nearly three hours reading about dental plans. I have to pick something by Dec. 10. I have four plans to choose from and I have narrowed it down to two. AARRGGHH!! Somehow, my husband has managed to break two pairs of his glasses this year so I guess I am going to add him to my vision plan.

We watches a good movie last night, Hogfather, based on a book by Terry Pratchett. I have read some of his books, but not this one. I called my son as it was starting. He found out he got Ion and put it on. He was really excited. I think he has read every one of his books. My girlfriend called right after I hung up. I really didn’t want to answer it. She was actually civil. We talked for about ten minutes when her brother called. Fine with me. I was trying to watch the movie and crochet. Then my daughter called. I had called earlier, but she wasn’t home. We had some plans to make. We didn’t talk too long. Since I am used to multi-tasking, I didn’t miss any of the movie. I can talk on the phone, watch TV and knit at the same time, but not crochet. I was very happy when the phone finally stopped ringing. I got a fair amount of crocheting done by the time the movie was over.

Can you tell that I crochet left-handed?

It’s Winter

November 25, 2007

Suddenly, winter is with us. All the leaves fell in one day.Myuushi does not like leaves on the porch. They are supposed to be on the ground like God intended them. Elvis, on the hand, prefers a warm heat duct.

Thursday, I wore cotton short sleeve shirt and matching pants to my neighbors. I took a thin sweater with me. The next day, it was heavy socks(which I hate), jeans, turtleneck, heavy sweater, wool hat and gloves. I keep telling myself that I least I get to show off my knitting.

After Thanksgiving

November 24, 2007

Well, I tried to post Thursday and Friday, but I had elephant fingers and couldn’t hit a single key right. I couldn’t even take decent pictures. I wanted to show off my favorite gadget. I forgot about the flash but you can still see. I don’t see how I managed to make all those pies all those years without it.

Doug did his best, but the cats kept him down.