Thursday, September 30, 2010

9-30-2010 Fair Isle Class

Today I went to my local yarn shoppe...
and attended a class
held outdoors in the courtyard
from 9am-3pm ...
and learned to knit a hat
with a Fair Isle technique/pattern!
Here is a pix of my half-finished hat!  :*)

9-29-2010 Daylilies Disappear

My daylily bed disappeared today...
DH & I dug them up
and planted grass
instead.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9-28-2010 Synergy Brass Quintet

Last night
DH & I had the pleasure
of hearing these guys in concert
at St. Ambrose University!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

9-26-2010 Pure Gold!

Thanks, Dad,
for picking out and gifting us
4 cups of fresh black walnuts...
pure gold
as far as I'm concerned!
Mmmm...

9-25-2010 Starla Cookie

This cookie at HyVee
reminds me
of Starla:

9-24-2010 Wedding in the Family

Congratulations, Logan and Celia!
Thanks for inviting us
to share in your wedding celebration!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

9-23-2010 Armed and Dangerous!

Chef Monika
(from the Chestnut Street Inn)
is armed and dangerous
at her 'Tour of the Mediterranean' cooking class tonight
which DH & I attended
Mmmmmmm!
Orange and Olive Salad (Morocco)
Minestrone Soup (Italy)
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus bi Tahina (MidEast)
Paella (Spain)
Crème Brulée (France)
Thanks for an entertaining evening
an educational class
and a tasty meal!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

9-22-2010 Morange

9-21-2010 Profound!

9-20-2010 Brueggers Bagels

DH & I went to Brueggers Bagels
for breakfast this morning...
just couldn't face
yet another bowl of oatmeal!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

9-19-2010 My Inner Child

...wishes her body was still 4 years old
so she could go to this birthday party
(in our backyard neighbor's yard)
and jump in this inflated castle!

Friday, September 17, 2010

9-18-2010 Opa!

This weekend...
the Big Fat Greek Festival...
Ouzo
Gyros
Baklava
dancers from Chicago
a perfect evening under the stars!

9-17-2010 Garden Goodies

Today I harvested the last of the garden's goodies.
Thank you, sunshine, rain, soil and seeds
for feeding us all summer!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

9-16-2010 First Flu Shot


Today I went and got my very first flu shot ever...
given to me by my DD...
working on her doctorate in Pharmacy!
Thanks, sweetie!
DH got one too...
video

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

9-15-2010 Got the Blues

Two more dialysis sleeves...
my first projects using only
continental knitting!
I think I've got the hang of it... YAY!

9-14-2010 Bean Cuisine!

Tonight DH & I attended another cooking class
(at our local Hy-Vee grocery store)
with Chef Monica!
Yum!!!

Beans, beans,
the musical fruit...
the more you eat...
the more you toot...
the more you toot...
the better you feel...
so let's have beans
at every meal!!!

9-13-2010 Vampire Eyes

What my eyes looked like today
after the eye doctor put in
dilation drops!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

9-12-2010 Chicago Boat Tour

Today DH & I
spent the day with our son and his fiancé
on the Chicago River
taking an architectural tour
of the skyscrapers in downtown Chicago
by boat...
DH & myself...
and our son and his fiancé...
Afterwards, we had a late lunch
and went to visit their new fur baby
at the Pocket Puppies store...
She's a Teacup Yorkie.  :*)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9-11-2010 FANatics

video
DD, DH & I had fun walking around and watching all the crazy Iowa fans surrounding the stadium at today's Iowa vs. Iowa State game! Iowa won 34-0.
Thanks for a fun day!  :*)  SIL... your chili was delish!

9-10-2010 Iowa Apparel

DD & SIL invited us to Iowa City
to tail gate tpmorrow
at the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game
so we decided it was time to invest
in some Iowa apparel!
We're bringing banana bread (for breakfast)
and brownies and beer (for lunch)
to go with the chili they made for us!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

9-9-2010 Let the Games Begin!!!

Tonight!!!
Go Vikings!!!

9-8-2010 Socks progress

I've turned the heel and am heading up the leg!

Monday, September 6, 2010

9-7-2010 Mall of America


DH & I spent Labor Day weekend
at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN...
the first time there for both of us!
In preparing to post pix for my blog
I accidentally deleted ALL the digital pix and videos on my camera~ARGH!!!
I hate it when that happens!
So, here are some pix from the www.

9-6-2010 Labor Day

Rosie Riveter

9-5-2010 U of Iowa Health Center

DD & SIL took us to see the new health center
at the University of Iowa today...
wowza!

9-4-2010 Thinking of mom

as I bake her banana bread recipe...
miss you, mom.

9-3-2010 Scarlet

Sunset

9-2-2010 Azteca

Mmmm,  Mmmm, good!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9-1-2010 Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

video

I've decided to try and teach this old dog (me, above)

a new trick  (Continental Knitting!!!)

since I'm doing quite a bit of knitting lately
and the old English/American/throw method
is beginning to feel really slow!
Wish me luck! I think I'm getting the hang of it! YAY! 

8-31-2010 Pastels

8-30-2010 Pink & Purple