Monday, October 27, 2014

We Hate Mondays

Miss Colie hates Mondays.  They require a hot bottsy and multiple episodes of Bubble Guppies to survive.

Fun Weekend

No pix of course, because I don't ever remember to take them (and when I do, they are terrible)

Pia and I headed out to Camp Lutherhaven on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene last weekend to meet up with Susna and the Knorthside Knitters for the annual knitting retreat.  And we had a great time.

This is a great group of ladies, of course Peeps was the youngest knitter (but not by much, you're no longer a teenager, P lol)  They meet every year for a weekend of knitting, eating, laughing and more knitting.  Susna is the queen of fixing everyone's projects and providing help.  She evidently owns Mary Poppins' carpetbag, because every time we needed something (from extension cords to iPod speakers, a rocking chair to extra knitting needles), she had it in her bag.  Amazing.  Plus she brought along show and tell projects that dazzled one and all.

I just brought myself and my various projects, but that was enough.  Everyone made me feel very welcome (and helped me overcome my phobia of social occasions) and had lots of compliments about my weight loss.  I finished Laura's Christmas stocking and started on a lovely sweater for ME.

Pia and I packed sensible snacks, and managed to eat pretty reasonably over the weekend.  A few handfuls of M&M's might have been consumed, but I resisted all the other goodies, including the Bundtinis Susna had me pick up from my nemesis, Nothing Bundt Cakes.  That's twice now I've had to buy cake there, despite my insistence it's the stupidest franchise ever and I was NEVER going to go there.  Must admit, they are good.  But still stupid.

I also managed to unload a bunch of yarn from my stash that I was never going to use.  Oddly enough, the stash wall doesn't look any less stuffed with yarn.  And I managed to come home with a new skein of yarn, how did that happen :-)

Looking forward to next year!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014


Colie is two now, which means she is developing her fashion sense. I love her pick for today: jorts, thermal shirt and patent leather Mary Janes 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Just A Little Update

Nothing super exciting to report. 

Our garden is yielding tomatoes but not much else. We failed at zucchini (we must be the only Gardeners ever who couldn't grow it), carrots were okay, got some potatoes, four green peppers, bunch of onions. Next year, more compost  

I've been on a weight loss plateau since July. Time to kick it up and lose the last 20 pounds

Putting in quite a few hours at the yarn store. And slowly learning the ins and outs of their computer system. Not intuitive at ALL. But it's fun, and I'm now the "knitting expert", so ego boost

Little Miss Moochie is learning so many words!  She has added Peppa Pig to the short list of favorite shows, so we are encouraging her to speak with an English accent. She's a joy, so cute!

Knitting various items, hoping my Crackerjack scarf project extends in the postseason. Go M's!

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Pia and I entered items in the South County Fair. Best in Show for my mittens hooray!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I received this book for my birthday from Zaide today (along with a cute knitting book):

So I'm thinking, "hmmm, okay I guess.  My sister wouldn't send me something bad to read."  OR WOULD SHE...

She teased me to solve the mystery of the cover.  I'm scared this is a 50 Shades thing and I'm going to have to read it because it's a birthday gift. 

Pore over the cover.  Is that girl a cartoon dog in real life?  Is there a weird threesome going on?  WHAT COULD IT BE.


So I cheated and googled it.  THE AUTHOR.  Our very own recorder playing, night walking niece and cousin Beth!

Pia, this is going directly into your classroom library.