One, More, Pair…

I’ve been working on the pair of lacy socks. I love the simple pattern and all, but it’s slow going and my wrists hurt after about an hour of knitting. I’ve added another inch to the cuff but needed a break and I really, really want to work on another pair of simple, stocking stitchContinue reading “One, More, Pair…”

Good Morning Monday!

By 8 am the sun was creeping over the tops of the trees, frost on the ground started to disappear, blue skies and big fluffy clouds floating by. Gorgeous Monday morning. I’m looking forward to our morning walk shortly. It’s already 50° at 10 am so we might be able to have the front doorContinue reading “Good Morning Monday!”

Early Mornings

I’m waking up earlier in the mornings than usual for some reason lately. I like early mornings but I’ve not been much of a morning person most of my life. Maybe that is changing. I like seeing the sun coming up behind the trees when the skies aren’t overcast. We don’t get much of aContinue reading “Early Mornings”

What a Gorgeous Day!

It was 37° this morning at 8 am, mostly clear and no breeze to speak of. It’s 53° now and it’s nearly 5 pm. Clear, no breeze. Thankfully. Brad and I just took a stroll out to the road to see if our trash got picked up. It did. They forgot it earlier and IContinue reading “What a Gorgeous Day!”

The Best Laid Plans…

So, things didn’t go according to plan yesterday. First of all, I intended to have the house open and enjoying fresh air and a nice breeze. Except it was impossible to ignore the awful stench wafting up from the creek…something with mange is prowling around out there. Possibly a scabrous coyote. Nothing, absolutely nothing, isContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans…”

More BBQ Chicken

The photo is from the last batch I cooked when I used the shallower crock pot insert. I’m using the deep one this time around since I’m cooking six boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves. I prepared them the same way as before, just made two layers in the pot. I am out of the HickoryContinue reading “More BBQ Chicken”

More Hand Towels

The first hand towel that I knitted with this pattern was white with yellow and blue stripes. I decided to do a yellow one and blue one as well and add them to the dishcloths for Audrey’s kitchen. I have plenty of yarn to work with. These towels will have the fold-over tab and aContinue reading “More Hand Towels”

Inclement Weather and Indoor Activities

It stormed off and on most of last night and kept us awake for quite awhile. Just about the time we’d drop back off to sleep we’d wake up to another clap of thunder loud enough to shake the house. It was a wild night to say the least and we had less than anContinue reading “Inclement Weather and Indoor Activities”

Smart Phones and Old Friends

I haven’t had a call on my cell phone in weeks then out of the blue it rang while I was sorting laundry. I didn’t recognize the number but it was a knitting buddy I haven’t talked to in ages. She also has a new ‘smart’ phone and a new number. We used to meetContinue reading “Smart Phones and Old Friends”

Clean Air! No Howling Wind!

Finally! After a night of thunderstorms, over five inches of rain and flash flooding across the road and our property, we have a reasonable, cool breeze with sunny skies and fresh, clean air! It’s a bit too breezy to have both doors open but it makes a huge difference with the front door open. IContinue reading “Clean Air! No Howling Wind!”