Saturday, April 30, 2011

4-30-2011 JDRF "Walk for the Cure"

My DD was in town for just a few hours this morning
volunteering at the JDRF "Walk for the Cure"
held at the Niabi Zoo.
She graciously let me tag along and help
so I could spend a few hours with her!
Thanks sweetie! It was fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

4-26-2011 What a Difference 2 Weeks Can Make!

eaglets with the mother...
eaglets with the father..
Pink FG update:
I loved knitting with this yarn. 
It reminded me of cotton candy and bubble gum! :*)
They go in the mail tomorrow morning!

Monday, April 25, 2011

5-25-2011 Uprising

The mighty Mississippi River
declared an uprising
against the shores
and levees
and confines
and won.
My tulips by my front door are ready to bloom!
Pink FG update:
finished the top... have only the thumbs left to do!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

4-24-2011 In The Garden

Hope everyone has a blessed Easter!
finished the thumb gussett...

Friday, April 22, 2011

4-22-2011 The Color Red

Christ's blood, shed for me.

 Pink Fingerless Gloves update:
wrist cuffs are done...
ready to start the thumb gussett!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

4-21-2011 Date Night

Martinis at the IMAX...
3D movie about the International Space Station!
Far out!!! 

4-20-2011 M'orange

Trying to embrace
a more healthy vegetarian/vegan lifestyle,
I got a new vegan cookbook
based on the colors of the rainbow...
tonight's dish came from the 'orange' section:
butternut squash, carrots, yams, orange peppers,
orange spices and brown rice.  YUM!
One friend calls me an idiot for going vegan.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

4-17-2011 River Run 5K

Our DD invited us to participate with her
in the River Run 5K in Iowa City this morning...
the above pix was taken minutes before the start of the race.
38*F and 10-15 mph winds...
at least it was sunny...
Yesterday it was snowing!
Some bongo drums encourage runners
at the 2 mile mark...

DH & DD at the finish line...
I'm behind the camera
but I made it too.  :*)
Thanks for inviting us to join you, DD!
It was fun.

Now I plan to put my feet up for the rest of the day and knit!
I just started this pair of fingerless gloves
for the dear lady who lives in a pink condo!
(You know who you are!!!)

4-16-2011 A Sip of Midori

World renowned Violinist, Midori...
performed at the QC Symphony
Her performance was intoxicating!

Friday, April 15, 2011

4-15-2011 Letting Go

... by 'Spring Cleaning' my closet...

...letting go...
of items to which I have sentimental attachment
but have not worn in years

...letting go...
of the dream that
I will be able to fit into this again

...letting go...
of my parents' frugality values
from 'the great depression' era
that taught me to use things up
and wear them out completely
before getting rid of them

It's a start.
...letting go...
to make room for what comes next.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

4-14-2011 Hazelnut Ale

with Chef Monika's
Chickpea/pepper salad for supper tonight...


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

4-13-2011 Super Hero... the parking lot of the grocery store...

4-12-2011 Vegetarian

Vegetarian cooking class today at Bettendorf Hy-Vee with Chef Monika: Egyptian Red Lentil Soup, Roasted Pepper Preserved Lemon Chickpea and Feta Salad, Quinoa Cakes with Remoulade Sauce, Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cream. Mmmm.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

4-11-2011 Vibram Five Finger "Barefoot' Running Shoes

I love them...
training to run a 5K this coming weekend...
There is one almost every weekend 
during the spring and  summer
here in the QC!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

4-10-2011 Pushing 80

Temps were pushing 80*F today
so DH planted a few more rows in our garden:
onions, beets, swiss chard and spinach!
Thanks for all your hard work, sweetie!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

4-9-2011 Thumb Gussett

Starting the thumb gussett
on my fourth pair
of fingerless gloves...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

4-3-11 What A Difference..

... a few days makes!!!
(see 3/28/2011 post)
DH & I went to Chef Monika's cooking class this afternoon
for a Passover cooking demonstration:

 Her Matza Ball Soup was heavenly... was everything else on the menu!
Thanks for a great class, Chef M...
and thanks for the recipes!
Now I need to google "schmaltz..."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

4-2-2011 Dirty

DH decided to get down and dirty today
and started planting our garden...
onions and spinach went in today.  :*)

Friday, April 1, 2011