Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
The picture below of Gabby is my latest favorite. It's her ball, which she loves above all things. I believe food is next on her list, followed by Dale, Mr. Brown, and then me. She has to include me on the list because I am her primary feeder, and every once in a while I can be called upon to throw that nasty little ball she loves so much.
Ahh, yes I did do some fancy black and white pictures of the yard as well. This is a white hydrangea in her yard, that also has a special name. Again, mom's not home to answer her phone.......
Lake Minnetonak in the early afternoon......
View of the lake from mom's grass garden, I've decided that next year, I'm going to rip out nearly everything around my pond and put in a grass garden. It's really pretty......I apologize again that mom's not home to answer her phone otherwise I could tell you all what variety of grasses she has in there......
This is Dale enjoying the stone chair.....
This next photo was taken with my phone so it's hard to make out the figures on the deck but that is my husband, Dale and my brothers oldest son fishing in the evening.
This is the stone chair that mom found in Sedona, Arizona. It is seriously the most comfortable chair you'll ever sit in. I love it. It's a nice place to sit to. It's situated in the grass garden on the point right by the shore, so in the mornings you'll hear the Loons calling, the lake slapping the shore, and the fishing boats trolling by.
And, the newest member of our family........Rupert. My younger brother adopted Rupert while I was home. Isn't he fantastic! He has the softest black nose you'll ever want to touch and the sweetest demeanor, laid back and full of love.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It's September.....actually, it's the middle of september. You know how I know, besides the calendar telling me so? Yarn. The fall yarn has come in with a vengance.
Can you believe that I am so overwhelmed with knitting right now that I have actually created an excel spreadsheet just to organize it. Along with printed/copied necessary patterns, purchased the yarn, and put everything in a ziploc bag with a note card attached that has the recipients name, likes, dislikes, and color preferences. This is just for christmas. I'm making a surprise for my friends birthday party coming up and if I could I'd post picutres but then it would ruin it and I don't want to ruin it. I have a hard enough time keeping a surprise secret, especially when I'm the one giving the surprise that it's amazed me that I haven't told her up to this point. Don't even think about it ML. I'm not telling. It's going to be amazing!! Probably more amazing once the party gets started but still.......
Went to Minnesota for a visit with the family at the begining of September so I'm a bit flabergasted that it's September 17th already. Apparently the older you get the fast time flies. I swear I blink, have a melt down, and a year has gone by. Meltdowns? I have them once in a while. Something will set me off and I'll be all wonky for a bit. I straighten out eventually. A sure sign that something is bothering me is that I start rearranging things. This happens mostly at work if I have something new that I'm learning how to code for a surgery. Surgery coding at best is simple, but you add into it new codes, new implants, etc, you have to wrap your brain around it and try to make it work, or figure out how to say, 'sorry, this is not going to work'.
1. Breast Cancer 3-Day 2010
2. Lose another 50 pounds (don't know why I can't do it again, but clearly I've had some trouble these past couple years, and I think that trouble is spelled H-A-P-P-Y H-O-U-R)
3. Run the Race for a Cure.
4. Seattle to Portland bike ride (done it once, should probably do it again, especially since there is now an official club of people who have done it for 20+ years) go to http://www.cascade.org/ to learn more about it and other rides in our community.
and this is the really hard one....
5. Finish the knitting projects I've started, AFTER I finish my Christmas knitting of course.
Tomorrow, I'll post some pictures of what I've been working on, and no ML I won't be posting pictures of your surprise. I would do it tonight but for some reason when both my husband and I are using the wi-fi posting pictures causes it to drag like a banana slug through the forest.
Good Night All
Mary Kay Ash