Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Turning 62

I had a birthday over the weekend - didn't know how I would feel about turning 62 - but, decided to just roll with it. 
My day started with breakfast out with my hubby. Breakfast is my very favorite meal in a restaurant -- maybe that's the reason I like places like IHOP and Denny's?!  As soon as we finished breakfast, it was onto our grandson’s last basketball game.  Just look at those boys hustling !   That's Joe in the black headband - Go Joe - Go !!

After the game, there was lunch with Joe, Laney and their parents -- while we waited on our food, my favorite 4 yr old and I did some serious coloring.  Our meal was followed by a warm chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream for dessert – so much better than cake & candles!! 

After lunch, it was time to run errands, with me riding 'shotgun' -- there were stops at the market for fresh fruit/veggies and also a stop at the local yarn shop for some 'fiber therapy'.   At this point, a nap was needed by the hubby so we headed home.  That evening it was take out pizza and a movie (The Ides of March - we both gave it a 'thumbs up').   Thanks to my family, turning 62 was so much fun --now I'm really looking forward to 63!   

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Day

Sweet names signed with love -- ( Laney's first time !)

Sweet old fashioned Valentine Card (picked out by their sweet Mama)
An unexpected surprise (from my 'sweetie') 
All in all -- a  very sweet day !!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Words on Monday

The smile on my face doesn't mean my life is perfect.
It means I appreciate what I have
and, what God has blessed me with.

Notes:  Baby quilt made in Stacked Coin Pattern.  Fabric from my stash (with the addition of some OU fabric and a little 'camo' from the baby's Marine Daddy.  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lunch at the Abbey

Lunch time knitting (with Downton Abbey)

I scarf (no pun intended) down (another drive-by pun)  my lunch and then settle in with my knitting for a nice visit with the family and staff at Downton Abbey.  I know, I know -- this is the same episode I just watched Sunday night; but, I can't seem to get enough of this story.  And, this episode was so sad -- lives have been changed, loved ones lost and the world will never be the same again.  I keep telling myself that by watching each episode at least twice - it will make the entire season last longer.  Or at least that's my plan  . . . .  will be so sorry to see this season end. 

Note:  current knitting project is the famous Honey Cowl -
Could not resist Kay @ Mason Dixon Knitting's posts/pictures of artfully draped cowls. 
Yarn: Plymouth Encore on size 8, 50" circular needles.  Loving the cowling so far and already have yarn picked out for another. 

Additional Note:  new 'header' is picture of the winter sky this morning at 7:45am, driving south on Kilpatrick Turnpike.  Thought it was fitting header for my final month of 'sky knitting'