Sunday, January 30, 2011

1-30-2011 Domesticity

Went to church this morning...
then came home
and made a pot of homemade chicken soup for lunch...

and spent the afternoon
learning to knit a fingerless mitten/wrist warmer...

and tonight I'll watch the pro-bowl football game...
just being a home body today!
Also got to see my son and his fiancé and her niece!
Thanks for stopping by on your way back home!

1-29-2011 Max Pollack

Tonight DH & I attended
a performance by
Max Pollack and Rumba Jazz...
Afro-Cuban-Brazilian-Puerto Rican-Bulgarian-Finland
jazz and tap...

Check it out:

1-28-2011 Stellar!!!

DH & I went to see the movie
"The King's Speech"
it was stellar...
best movie I've seen in ages!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

1-27-2011 Today's Blessings

Food from the earth...
we tried this new organic restauraut for lunch...

 Silver dollar sized snowflakes from the clouds...

and music from heaven...
at the Luther College Nordic Choir concert this evening...
I am blessed!
... to be able...
to taste...
and see...
and feel...
and hear...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1-25-2011 January Thaw?!?!?

Looks like the "January Thaw" has begun...
these foot-long icicles are beginning to form
as the snow melts off the roof.

1-24-2011 Who Cut the Cheese?!?!?

Chef Monika and her Sous Chef, Cathy!!!
They cut lots and lots and lots of cheese
for tonight's class of cheesy dishes!

Thanks, you two, for a great class,
delicious food
and sharing the recipes!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

1-23-2011 Packers NFC Champs!

and headed the Super Bowl XLV
against the Pittsburg Steelers
on February 6, 2011.
Go Packers!

1-22-2011 Cool Cat

After about one minute in the 0*F temps
my cat was eager to come back inside!

Friday, January 21, 2011

1-21-2011 A High of Zero *F

As outdoor temps reach a high of 0*F today
and indoor temps are a bit chilly
the cat has decided to take her cat naps
under the blankets we have lying around...
so I have to be careful when I sit down anywhere
or I'll have a cat pancake!

1-20-2011 Three Months Post-Op

Eye update:
3 months post-op check up today...
eye is healing perfectly, thank God!

compared to 10-20-2010, immediately post-op:
 and pre-op... showing the pterygium that was cut out:
Thank you soooooooo much, Dr. R.
My eye feels so much better now!
You're the best!!!  :*)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1-19-2011 Peachy Deliciousity

Last night I baked some peach bread pudding
for my gal pals at 'card club'...

Monday, January 17, 2011

1-17-2011 WOH#3

Finished knitting WOH#3 today...
just need to add the tassel to the top
and weave in the loose ends
and it is finished!  :*)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

1-16-2011 Super Bowl XLVI - 2012 Scarf

I've been knitting this scarf for the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI
while watching the playoff games this past two weekends.  :*)
I plan to add white fringes on the ends,
white stars on the edges,
and the words "Super Bowl XLVI" on one end
and "2012" on the other end.
Anyone who love to knit/crochet
can join in the fun... see:
I also plan to knit a white one with blue fringes and words...
and maybe try my hand at brioche for a third one!  :*)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

1-15-2011 Mississippi River

Went out to the Mississippi River this morning
to photograph the eagles...


Thursday, January 13, 2011

1-13-2011 Third Time's a Charm!

I've got my third 2010 Winter Olympics Hat
on the needles...
using a pattern I tweeked
(took out 10 sts and as many rows)
so hope this one fits perfectly!
They say,
"Third time's a charm!"

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

1-7-2011 Watch out for yellow snow!

Finished knitting this hat today...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

1-6-2011 At Home with Chef Monika

Cooking up a batch of Chef Monika's
'Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives'
for dinner!  OMG... the house smells so good!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1-5-2011 Little Dog Attacks Big Spider

My son's fiancé
got him a big remote control spider for Christmas
which their puppy loves to attack!

After taking our son and his fiancé out to lunch
to celebrate his birthday
we went ice skating!
It was the 3rd time in my life I've been on ice skates
and I did pretty well...
didn't fall down a single time!  :*)
Happy Birthday, son!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1-4-2011 Hawkeye Hat

in the works...

1-3-2010 Another One Bites the Dust

Our printer/copier/scanner bit the dust this weekend
so DH went to Best Buy
and came home with this new beauty!
Thanks, Sweetie!