Sunday, May 17, 2015

An inside day

After a great day yesterday you can't really complain about a rainy day today.  Plus I really needed to do some housework. Since it's not my favorite thing, the rain was good to eliminate outside temptations.  I even made a batch of biscuits in my new oven this morning.  

After things looked better around here I focused on this pile of wool worms 

I can't seem to get rid of them and it's starting to really bug me.  So I decided one way or another I will win this battle. I grabbed a piece of linen, drew out a rectangle and decided to just freestyle.  Seemed like such a great idea.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking.  I don't know where I was going with this either!  Lol. Did you ever think something was great in your head but just makes no sense?  I ripped it out and grabbed a sharpie

Maybe this will be better.  I will win this war on worms.  I swear I will.  

A special treat for supper -  fiddlehead greens are out!  They are only around for a couple of weeks. I cooked a big pot and saved some for tomorrow. 

 I'm thinking fiddlehead quiche might be good to try next. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

All according to plan

Oh baby, the nice weather has finally arrived.  So far my weekend is going exactly as planned!  The crimes of last week seem a distant memory. The sun was shining, the windows and doors were flung open and the curtains blew in the breeze.  Ahhhhhh
I started my morning with the downtown market and coffee with a few gals as one of my other friends performed in the coffee house.  Love her version of Wagon Wheel. Lol 

Then I claimed my spot in the backyard. 

A sunny spot, a cool beverage, a good book on my lap, and of course those stark white winter legs were finally revealed!  

Pretty darn near perfect afternoon I'd say.  And then a nice light summertime supper

And to top it all off, the first little dandelion of the year has popped up.  The lawn mower has been tuned up so in a few days I expect the lawn will get its first haircut. I can't wait to smell the fresh cut grass.  

Life is good 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

If you're looking for me....

Work week from hell.  One more day and then a long weekend.  Whew....I think I can make it. But I'm planning to just hibernate for those 3 days.  Those bears really know what they're doing.

The weather is suppose to be spring-like.  Lawn chairs, a good book, maybe a little wine..... I might putter around the house, inside and out.  The window frames need to be scraped and painted. I might tidy up the flower beds.  Or I might get curl up in my adult blanket fort.  

This week has involved a lot of people.  A lot of different people.  Tough week for an introvert-at-heart. 

One more day.......

Monday, May 11, 2015

Just monday

I always start every Monday in a state of delusion.  Yet Monday never disappoints.  Lol

But the bright spot of my day was getting a new photo of the puppy today.  This is Scout at 4 weeks old.  He's the handsome one in the middle.  

I hope you're not sick of seeing puppy pictures.  I can't wait to get this little guy home. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day

Auntie and I went to church together this morning.  I had sponsored today's church bulletin in Mom's memory.  This white carnation came home with me.  It's a tradition in our church (maybe others but I'm not sure). On Mothers Day all the women in church get a carnation.  Red if your Mother is still with you and white if your Mom is in heaven.  I just love that tradition.  

After church I made lunch for auntie and I - lobster rolls, another tradition.  I can home later and had tea in Moms favorite mug.  She would always only use this mug.  I only use it on special occasions. I guess I'm scared to break it

I was a little disappointed as I headed to the cemetary to visit moms grave.  The gates were locked!  Mothers Day is always the first day they open the gates.  But a bit later a friend told me a gate near the far end was open.  Some of the lane ways are closed because the ground is so soft and they are trying to repair the paths. So I went in later, drove partway and then walked in the rest.  It might sound silly to some but I really needed to visit her today.  Last year on this day she had not been buried yet and was still in the vault.  I hated having no place to visit. So I had my visit, pulled a few weeds and felt better.  In a few weeks I'll be burying sweet Millie with her.  

A couple of daffodils have sprouted up in front of the house.  So cheerful. They were a nice treat to find this morning.

I hope everyone had a lovely day.  Happy Mothers Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Rocking the weekend

Four wild women took the afternoon off Friday and heading out on a road trip to the big city! We arrived late afternoon, checked into a very nice hotel, put on some war paint, threw on some party clothes and hit the city.   

We found a great little restaurant/wine bar and ordered a few glasses of Pino Grigio.  

After a few sips we looked at the menu and realized what we ordered was $18 a glass.  A GLASS..... (Thankfully when she brought our bills she made a mistake and it was only $13 a glass.  Sheesh, oh well, we don't go wild every day)

I had this delicious squash stuffed ravioli and followed it with some amazing chocolate gelato.  A really great meal.

Then we headed off to the main event.  We had concert tickets to see Alan Doyle.  Front row seats to the sold out show!!!

The show was incredible. Absolutely incredible!  We had such a great time that it seems we forgot we were middle aged women.  We convinced ourselves we were in our 20's or something.  We headed to the the Old Triangle Irish Pub where we sang and danced some more.  But this was the best part - the 2 guys playing at the Triangle had a guest on stage

See the lady sitting on stage in the middle?  She was 89 years old and was up there playing the spoons!  She was so cool in her funky hat.  The old doll had rhythm.  She played until midnight when her son decided to take her home.  We all hope we can be as vibrant as her in our golden years. 

We closed the pub and then wandered up to what is known as Pizza Corner. It's the spot where everyone ends up after the bars close to eat street food.  We were clearly the oldest people in the area (by at least 25 years).  Nothing like eating questionable street food at 2am.  Lol

I will say this morning was a little rough. I'm too old to keep up that pace anymore. I had to have a nap in the car while the rest of the girls hit Costco.  Sad but true.  

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Spot and Scout

Finally finished with hooking the "Spot" pattern.  I embraced the wonkyness so.......that kind of led me to the finish of the bottom border.  

I'm so glad to be finished with this one.  And speaking of finished......did anyone notice??'s all bound!  Lauren, are you proud of me?  Lol

But somehow it didn't seem to put a dent in my pile of worms.  I really do think they multiply like rabbits in the night 

I think I need to hook another project to get rid of these.  In other news, I got a new photo of little Scout.  He's 2 and a half weeks old in this picture. He's growing fast.  He is the handsome devil in the middle.  The one who is "too cool" to look at the camera.  Lol 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A great start

This weekend is off to a great start.  I hope this is the sign of a trend.  The sun was shining this morning for the first time in a week.  And the first time on a weekend since I can remember.  This morning I posted on facebook it was the kind of day that put the Zippity back in my Doo-Dah!  Lol.  But then I couldn't get that darn song out of my head all day.  

The sunshine and warmer temps just have me so much energy. I got a butt-load of chores done this morning.  First thing I wanted to do was hang clothes on the line.  I haven't been able to until now.  I love having a clothesline.  

I'm just showing you the shadow.  Didn't want to post a pic of my "unmentionables". Lol

Last night was Girls Night Out.  A few of us met for a nice supper and then off to a local theatre production.  We had a great time.  I was feeling a little bold so I decided to wear a pair of funky leggings.  They are all the rage around here.  

Wild legs and high know we had fun on our minds.  

Up until last night I've only worn them around the house.  But I guess I felt like being a little cheeky last night.  Lol.  

Yes, its a name tag.  Don't ask ;)

Hope you're all enjoying this beautiful Spring weekend.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Update on Spot's progress

A little more has been hooked on Spot.  This was a freebie pattern by Sally Van Nuys.  I admit it's been fun to play with the pile of worms. It doesn't seem to have made a dent in them though.

I've embraced the wonkyness.  The next time I post about Spot, it will be done

I'm not sure what to do with that bottom bar.  I was going to do hit and miss in straight horizontal lines but my worms are all different sizes from 6 to 8.5 and with the lines not being straight I don't think that will work.  Well actually I KNOW it won't work.  

I'm going to put it aside tonight and give it some more thought. I think it needs something a little more subtle to offset the crazy of the rest of it.  I hate to cut more worms...... 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Practicing Part 2 (and a mini rant)

Well, the day started with snow.  It snowed!  Can you believe it? I guess I jinxed it by bragging about my crocuses.   And that was just the beginning.  I'd like to say I'm a little Ray of Sunshine who went through my day burping bubbles and farting rainbows but the truth is by mid morning I wanted to tell anyone who dared look at me to "kiss my arse".  Lol

So that seems like a good introduction for my latest project update. I discovered long ago that some projects are just learning experiences.  I fear poor Spot is destined to just be one of those projects.  I have made rookie mistakes right from the beginning.  

I have learned that hit and miss is more about planning than random.  That's ok, it will prove to be useful in the future.  However, as I worked around the border I discovered it was not even close to straight.  A good lesson is not to quickly draw out a pattern, in a hurry, and in a poorly lit room.  Some of the squares were 2, 3 or even 4 holes off from one end to the other.  Frustrating yes, but a good reminder for the future.  Spot will be wonky and I can live with that (this time)

He won't be a "masterpiece" but I'll love him just the same