Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Crochet Baby Blanket

Oh, this baby blanket.  Thought I was just going to burn through getting it done.  I was excited about the simple, repeating pattern, the colors, and that I would easily have it done in less than a week. Started in on it full blast and then, I don't know what happened, it sat in the box since Christmas.  I even kept it right in front of my chair so I would feel like I needed to work on it. I think part of the problem is that I just don't see as well at night as I use to.  There, I admit I have old eyes.  Finally this last week I picked it up and did more than a quarter of it in the past couple days.  Now that it is done I love it,  No baby to give it to on the horizon, but I think I will put it in the fair this summer.

The pattern is leaping stripes and blocks.  A tutorial can be found at Moogly Blog   

Monday, May 29, 2017

Planting the herb garden

A Happy Anniversary

Celebrated our 28th anniversary at the movies. Went to Pirates of the Caribbean because that is what the kids wanted to see.

 I didn't think it was as funny as the other Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but it did have lots of action and we enjoyed it immensely.

 We didn't see 47 Meters Down, just loved the display they had set up.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Old Glory Run 5K

 Rain or Shine.  When I sign up for these events and see rain or shine on the form, I never even give it a second thought because, of course, it is going to be shine.  Well, joke was on me this morning, it was rain.  And not just sprinkles. It was heavy rain.  

It didn't stop us though. 

See, we are still smiling at the end!

Mother's Day Bliss

Celebrated my 20th Mother's Day this year.  Wow.  Also celebrated my first Mother's Day without a mother. Wow.

Dancer worked on the actual Mother's Day so she and I celebrated a few days early.  Her gift to me, or should I say treat to me, was a pedicure.  I had never had a pedicure, I'm not one to like people, especially people I don't know, fussing over me.  Also the cost. Dancer and I paint each other's nails at home, so it seemed frivolous to pay someone to apply a little polish on something that spends most of the time in my socks.  But then I sat down in that massage chair and oh, my, goodness. Then the nice lady, who I held off telling her I loved her because it would seem odd, massaged my feet and legs and double oh, my, goodness. She did paint my toes a beautiful shade of purple, but I am counting that more of a souvenir of my time in the massage chair. Wonderful, I will be back. 

On Mother's Day my family gifted me with two gifts.  One was an extra battery for my phone. You can never have to much battery. My phone seems to use much more battery away from home than it does at home. Odd how that works.

My second gift was this metal rooster.  I love this bird, he is so well behaved! He doesn't get up early and crow outside my bedroom window looking for the cat food bucket. And he doesn't poop on the porch or deck. He is suppose to be a lawn ornament, but I think he is better suited for the living room. Besides, we have plenty of chickens outside roaming the lawn. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Let The Sun Shine

As a family we did a run/walk for mental health.  Although this picture says run we are walkers.

We choose this one because it is only 2.2 miles instead of the usual 5K and a good way to get our feet wet in the spring for walking.

Dancer at the finish line.  There were well over a 1,500 people who completed the event. 

Dad and Spark finishing.  At the end you got a bottle of water and a huge chocolate chip cookie so any calories burned off we put right back on.