Sunday, January 30, 2011

In A Word...

This is the sum of life friends and neighbors.  
Love, Love, Love. All you need is love! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free Form Knitting...

Tonight a lovely group of ladies came to my house to knit.  It's a knitting club of sorts.  Everyone brought a project that they're working on, oh and some are crocheting.  I'm working on a big chunky blanket. I call it free form knitting, I don't use a pattern, I just don't want to.  I add colors when I want and just knit, knit, knit.  All of these other knitters are pattern people, and great knitters.  One red haired crazy lady that made some great cookies for our little club, is what they call a "Continental" knitter, she throws (another new term I learned) with her left hand, its the way her grandma taught her to knit.  I'd never heard of such a thing before tonight but loved the term "Continental," it sounds fabulous doesn't it?   Good times tonight with the lovely knitting ladies!

Good night knitters, Good night yarn
Good night to the old lady whispering "Free Form Knitting." 
Good night noises everywhere! 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snowy Saturday

It's been a busy couple of weeks for me, I've been training for a new position where I work.  My  brain is full of new things to sort through, make sense of and put into practice, in a word I'm "EXHAUSTED!" This morning I got to sleep in and woke to a very pretty snowy day.  

 Here's one of my favorite books that I read to my kids when they were little,
 "The Snowy Day," by Ezra Jack Keats (what a great name).  
It's such a nice book!

Happy Snowy Saturday... 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lovely Ladies...

In keeping with our family tradition of "Girl's Birthday Breakfast," we recently went  for my birthday breakfast.  When it's your birthday you get to choose where to eat.  I choose to go to the newly named "San Chez Cafe" formerly "Mezze."  It's a great breakfast spot.  They have big pots of french press coffee they bring to your table, locally grown food, fun interior and wonderful staff.  I really am a fan.  If this was Facebook I'd click the "Like" button right now.   We each had varying forms of eggs and for breakfast dessert we shared a homemade cinnamon roll  doused in orange cream cheese frosting topped with pecans.  I'm here to tell you it was all "yummo-licious!"  I know, I know this is not a word, I just made it up.  But honestly there are not words to describe the delight of the food, but, the company was even more delightful. 

 Look at these lovely ladies.  I sure love them! Thanks girls for being lovely and you! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breakfast by Candle Light...

Before Christmas my two oldest grand kids spent the night, which included movies and copious amounts of popcorn.  In the morning I made french toast, bacon and hot coco which we ate by candle light, with some tunes playing in the background.  I started taking some photos and the oldest said, "I didn't think we'd be taking pictures?" It was a question.  My response, "This is photo worthy stuff right here mister."  He asked if I was a photographer?  I said "Yes, I am." That seemed to satisfy him.  After breakfast we moved on to art time!   Markers, glitter, mod-podge, paint brushes and tissue paper.  What a gluey, glittery mess we made!   

 Here's some photos from our time together 
because I'm a photographer don't ya know...


 While they were here one of the neighborhood squirrels showed up.  As we watched him they had lot's of questions about squirrels so I had to google "Squirrel Facts" to find out if they ate meat and slept a lot in the winter.   I asked what we should name him, they came up with several names, my favorite "Mr. Bushy Tail Nut Eater."  We'll leave it at that! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Snowy Day

Earlier this week we had a very pretty "Snowy Day."

Abstract "Snowy Day"
Night time "Snowy Day"