Posts Tagged ‘Maude’

Pretend You’re a Pig

February 1, 2009

It was really cold today.  And the wind didn’t help matters any.  We didn’t even get to the end of the road.  Gus was glad to turn back also. 

In an ongoing effort to combat boredom, Maude has been trying to invent new  games.  Today, it was “Pretend you’re a Pig”.  p10106951

She had a lot of fun with this one until she forgot how to get down.  She shamed herself by crying.


On Line Shopping

January 22, 2009

Normally, this is the best way to find what I want.  Not today.  The scissors, the book and the needles I wanted were out of stock.  I finally found the book elsewhere, but I didn’t want to pay the price.  I had no luck with the scissors.  My day went downhill from there.

p1010628Maude still likes me.  She even posed for me.

Pretend It’s Saturday

January 19, 2009

I was going to blog yesterday.  Really.  I was all set.  I had new pictures.  But the internet said no.  I don’t know why.  It’s really been a nice Internet.  Maybe it knew that I was still being grumpy and it didn’t want to have anything to do with that.

p1010619For the second day, the creek iced over.  It was so cold, I didn’t even go out to walk the dog.  I did get a lot of sewing done and the finished the baby socks.p10106141





I had plenty of help.p1010587  Olive pinned.  Maude sewed.   Zippo ironed.



p1010623And the Sacred Wiener Dog supervised.


One More Day

December 31, 2008

Olive watching the Pixel Pixies.


Maude trying to sleep.


Well, I’m Home

December 28, 2008

I had a great time, but it’s nice to be home. 


I think Maude was happy with her present.  Even though the song was pretty bad this year.


I certainly liked mine.  Look how tiny it is!  Please do not enlarge this picture.  My hands look awful.

One Latvian Sock

December 22, 2008

I finished it at knitting group this afternoon.  I need to try it on before it’s official.  I have even started the second sock.   The toe was supposed to be solid, but I twined knitted with both colors for more durability.


It rained all night and until noon today.  Maude was very vocal about it.  We have got to stop doing this.  It’s all our fault you know that she can’t go out.  Olive is learning a lot from Maude.


Luckily for us, the rain stopped and she got to go out.  Olive is still too young to go out, but she has been practicing on the Christmas tree for when the time comes.

Maude is Still Out

December 16, 2008

You can see her there in the yard.  She said, “It’s not cold.  I”m not coming in.”


Here she is sitting on the deck railing this afternoon. 


Since I don’t have very many ornaments that can stand up to this kind of treatment, it didn’t take me long to trim the Christmas tree.  I have also decided to display the Nativity in the glassed in china closet.


Indian Summer

November 2, 2008

Sunny and 73 degrees today so I got my knitting and a chair and went outside. 

I finished the first sock.  It fits very well.  These are definitely keepers.

Here’s another keeper.  See how nicely he’s folding my fabric?  I washed and hung it out this morning and he brought it in for me. 

Maude enjoyed the day, too.   However, she was not happy when I took that tick off her.

And this is the last rose of summer.

Even Elvis enjoyed the sun.

New Header

October 13, 2008

I’m not sure whether I like this one.  It seems too busy to me.  Maybe I’ll change it to this. 

Now that the weather is getting a little cooler, we sometimes have mornings like this.  I like the fog.  Everything seems different.  When I was young, we used to go camping in Maine.  I liked to walk along the rocks and watch the waves.  I would pretend that I was the only person on the island.  I’d like to go again sometime, maybe with Nancy.  Doug doesn’t like to travel.  It’s hard enough dragging him to the ocean in Delaware.

Einstein Coat

October 13, 2008

I started pulling the coat apart last night while trying to find something to watch on TV.  There is never anything on Saturdays any more.  I don’t watch reality shows, game shows or sports.  Most comedies are so bad that I find myself grinding my teeth in under ten minutes.  Most dramas might as well be fantasy for all the sense they make and I usually figure out who did it by the second commercial.  Often, I pretend that the comedy is a drama and the drama is a comedy.  It’s much more believable that way.

Here, I have starting unraveling.  I didn’t get any done toady because Maude took a very long nap.

She was out until midnight last night.  She got up at 6 this morning and went out.  It was almost noon before she had breakfast.  She slept right through the boys’ supper.  We finally woke her up and pushed her out the door around 6PM without any supper.  If we had fed her, she probably would have stayed out until 2AM.

It was a nice afternoon so I worked on my sock. 

I normally use six needles at this point.  There is a lost less stress on the needles and there is no gap going down the bottom of the sock.