Saturday, June 30, 2012

Letter From Camp

Grace and I survived the first month of Camp Loopy. We both completed our projects and received full credit.

My Aranami shawl modeled by Grace

Grace's Sherilyn shawl
 Project 2 is really going to be a challenge. We have 1 month to knit something using at least 800 yards of yarn. The project has to be knit out of a color found in your nations flag (continuing with the Olympics theme). We will be knitting sweaters. Grace is using a pretty red yarn and I'm using a shade of blue.

I am just telling you up front that I've never knit a whole sweater in just a month and I'm feeling a little stressed. Camp should not be a stressful thing. It should be fun and relaxing. Thank goodness for AC because there is absolutely no way that I'd be knitting right now without it. We made it up to 105 yesterday and expecting more of the same today. I wish that I had a lake to go jump in. I might have to go run through the sprinkler. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

Friday, June 29, 2012

We're Having A Heat Wave

So, what do you like to do when it's 102 degrees outside? My first response would be "as little as possible". I'm not kidding. but since our local weather guy is telling us that it's going to stay this hot for at least the next 6 days, doing nothing is probably not really an option. Trying to stay cool will be my primary objective and so today Grace and I are going to the movies. I'm guessing that everyone else in Louisville will also think that this is a great idea. My hope is that they all do not want to watch Tom Cruise sing and dance. We are going to see Rock of Ages, because we want too and Alan says he'll wait for it to come out on Net Flix. I personally think it's a BIG screen must.
Call me crazy. I'll let you know what I think.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last Weekend

I still seem to be having a little trouble getting my "Blog Act" together.  I'm not sure what the deal is... There just doesn't seem to be much going on around here. Alan came home form San Fransisco with a nasty California cold. He slept most of the weekend, but roused enough on Saturday to walk at the zoo with Grace and I. I'm so glad that he did because I didn't think to bring my camera, and it was the best animal viewing day ever. Isn't that the way? He used his "fancy phone" to take the next few pictures for me. I feel like I should warn you up front that the picture of the hippos is a little graphic. You have been warned.

The weather was perfect for us and the animals. We were able to see the grizzly bear cubs, the polar bear cub, the elephants, lemurs and most of the regulars. The tiger is usually out pasing his enclosure, but we actually got to see him having fun in the water for the first time. My favorite animals to watch are the hippos. The zoo has two, a girl and a guy. Most of the time only one is out at a time, so you can imagine our suprise when we rounded the corner and saw both of them...

together... doing what looks like a little hippo humping... Sorry about that. I did warn you. We didn't stay long, because it felt like we were intruding if you know what I mean.
After the zoo we took Alan home so that he could go back to bed. Really, I think he slept most of Saturday.
Grace and I headed off to the Farmer's Market. This is what we were able to buy for $20.00.
We were probably most excited about the fresh eggs. We ate them for breakfast on Sunday and they were delicious.

Someday when I get my sheep I'm going to get some chickens too. I did find out that we can actually keep a few chickens in our backyard. Not real sure what Maggie would think about that. Considering the way she goes after squirrels and devours her bones, I'm not sure the poor things would stand a chance.
We also got that ginormous bone at the farmer's market it just didn't amke it inside for the picture.
I'm hoping to update my project page and recipe page tomorrow. I've got lots to show you, so come on back.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Weekend Visit

I mentioned yesterday that my friend Jacqueline came for a visit a couple of weekends ago. We had such a good time doing all of the things we all enjoy like walking at the zoo, eating breakfast at Wild Eggs, betting on the horses at Churchill Downs and drinking our fair share of wine.

Saturday June 9th was National Knit in Public Day. I promise that I am not making that up. Grace, Jacqueline and I took our needles and yarn to the race track. We got a couple of funny looks, but we just kept on knitting.

You don't think we're nuts do you?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Blogging MOJO Where Did You Go?

Well, it's officially summer. I don't know about you, but we are sure feeling the heat here in Louisville. As you can tell from my lack of posting, my blogging mojo seems to have taken a little vacation. I know it's hard to believe that I might have run out of things to say... I'm sure that my desire to document every little detail of my life will return eventually. It's not like nothing blog worthy has been happening since I last wrote on June 7th, Life goes on for sure. I'm going to attempt to catch you up on what's been going on over the past few weeks. That way I can just start fresh next week and no one will ever remember my two weeks of laziness. So here goes...

My Dad came to visit for just one night. The next day he left to visit family in Tennessee.

The day my Dad left, my friend Jacqueline arrived. She stayed for a long weekend and we had a great time.

My Dad came back and spent another 5 days with us. He and Grace did a lot of car shopping.

My friend Daphne was in town for a week and she and I spent a whole day visiting.

Alan left for a conference in San Fransisco

I spent 25 hours earning continuing education units participating in an online course about augmentative communication.

I finished several knitting projects and started a few new ones.

Alan came back from San Fransisco ( All of today's pictures were taken on his trip. I wish I could have gone with him. What a beautiful city)

I think that pretty much sums it up. Never a dull moment around here.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sticking with me.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Look What Can Happen In A Month

I showed you all pictures of my just planted vegetable garden back on May 9th. I was hopeful that this years plantings would be a success. We have had the warmest spring on record in Louisville, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that all of my little sprouts took off like crazy.

In just one month amazing things have happened. Tiny little cherry tomatoes are just about to start turning red. Baby bell peppers and cute little green beans are popping up daily. Now if we can just keep whatever has decided to eat up all of our yellow squash and zucchini blossoms at bay I will be one happy farmer.
What are you growing this summer?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday on the Veranda

We had the most lovely day today. Not too hot and not too cold. Perfect for just sitting out on the deck and spending time together while in fact we were each kind of doing our own thing. That's Grace in the background knitting away on a pair of socks.
Alan says that he's trying to get some work done, but I'm not so sure he isn't just playing computer games.

I decided to give spinning outside a try. I have to say that I totally enjoyed it and if Grace will share her wheel with me again this will be my new "spinning spot"

Here's what I've done so far. Pretty shades of pinks and greens. It reminds me a bit of spring which is funny, because the actual fluff before it got spun looked much more like fall. I can never tell from looking at the fluff how the yarn will turn out it's just a big, happy surprise every time. I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon as much as we are.