Thursday, March 31, 2011

3-31-2011 First Super Scarf

Finished knitting my first 'Super Scarf' today...

3-30-2011 Meditation in Motion

DH & I have learned almost
the entire first section (of three)
of the Long Form Yang Style of Tai Chi...
meditation in motion.
We should finish up this section
in the next 2 classes.

3-29-2011 Is it Soup Yet?!?!?

Made another big pot of Chef Monika's Minestrone Soup
to help take off the chill
of these unseasonable cold days...

Monday, March 28, 2011

3-28-2011 Waiting...

for the warmer days of spring to arrive...

My DH is selling off his knife collection...
piece by piece...
and most are going overseas...
to Russia, the Ukraine,
Austria, Germany,
the Netherlands,
France, Thailand,
Australia and Brazil...

3-27-2011 Stash Creatures

Little creatures
emerging from my stash
of leftover yarns...

3-26-2011 Wilson

After attending yesterday's knife show in WI
DH & I drove to Chicago
where our son took us out for dinner and a movie
at Hollywood Boulevard/Ridgeview.
Movie memorabilia in the lobby
included "Wilson"
from my favorite movie, "Cast Away" with Tom Hanks.

3-25-2011 Badger Knife Show

DH & I braved 20*F temps and snow
on our road trip this weekend
to the Wisconsin Badger Knife Show.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

3-24-2011 Happy 37th Anniversary!

To celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary today
DH & I went out for dinner here...
and enjoyed a Lechee cosmo...
and Thai wraps...
...followed by Exotic entreés!!!
Thanks for a wonderful 37 years...
for all your love...
for sharing this life journey with me!
I love you, my high school sweetheart!
Here's to the next 37+ years together!

3-23-2011 John

...of the three Tai Chi classes and instructors I've had,
John is by far my favorite instructor!
I must say, this local YMCA
hires some awesome instructors...
They kick butt!!!


Spring has officially arrived in Iowa...
the Robins have migrated back!

3-21-2011 Remodel

the old homeplace is getting a remodel...

3-20-2011 My Cat is Weird!

She turns her nose up at meat, tuna, cream...
and prefers apples, broccoli, cantelope, cauliflower, strawberries and chips!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

3-19-2011 New Do

 Cut & Color...
(inspired by my DD!)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3-17-2011 Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

No one does it better than Chicago!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3-15-2011 Spring Tulips

...for my favorite Yorkie!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

3-12-2011 Shamrock Cupcakes

It is our turn to provide 'snacks'
for coffee hour after church
tomorrow morning...
so today I baked
8 dozen
Shamrock cupcakes
(green & peppermint)
which I will frost and decorate
in the morning...
we also plan to serve
grapes, peppers, broccoli, celery and dip.

Friday, March 11, 2011

3-11-2011 Rainbow Dinner

Made some purple cabbage salad for dinner tonight...
It was a beautiful rainbow of colors!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

3-10-2011 Tai Chi shoes

Check out my fancy new footwear
for my Tai Chi class!!!

3-9-2011 Finito!

Today I finished the fingerless gloves
that I've been knitting for my DH.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

3-8-2011 TianKong Choir

Last night, DH & I attended a choir concert
performed by the TianKong Choir of China...
next weekend they perform in Chicago
at the National Music Directors Conference.
They were AMAZING!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

3-7-2011 King Cake

I'm making a King Cake to celebrate Mardi Gras!
One last sweet indulgence before Lent...
Mardi Gras purple/green/gold decorates the top
and cream cheese/tart cherries fill the center!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

3-6-2011 A Pleasant Surprise!!!

DH & I got home from church this morning
and drove to our mailbox to pick up yesterday's mail...
which included this adorable 'mouse pad' for our computer
from my dear sister-in-law!
Thanks so much, my dear... I love it!!!
What an unexpected and pleasant surprise! :*)

And speaking of knitting...
here is an update pix on my current project:
fingerless gloves for my DH...
(see my post on 2-26-2011)

3-5-2011 The Planets

 planet Uranus
photo by Hubble telescope:
 'former' planet Pluto
photo by Hubble telescope:
Tonight DH & I attend the symphony performance
of Gustov Holst's "The Planets" (1916)...
a seven movement suite portraying each planet's
astrological character:
1) "Mars, The Bringer of War"
2) "Venus, The Bringer of Peace"
3) "Mercury, The Winged Messenger"
4) "Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity"
5) "Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age"
6) "Uranus, The Magician"
7) "Neptune, The Mystic"
Each of the seven movements
was accompanied by a high-def short film about the planet
(created by José Francisco Salgado of the Adler Planetarium/Chicago).
It was mind-blowing!!!!

3-4-2011 Hobgoblin

Saw this at the grocery story today
and just had to pick them up
and give them a try!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3-3-2011 Gluten Free

^ Chef Monika in her 'Charlie's Angel' pose...

DH & I attended Chef Monika's
Gluten Free cooking class last night!
We learned so much
and had a fantastic meal!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3-2-2011 Flat As A Pancake

Glad it happened in the garage
and not on the snowy roadside!