Tuesday, June 28, 2011

6-28-2011 Twenty One Cup Salute

Arranged by her husband
and friends
for my neighbor's birthday!  :*)

6-27-2011 EGGS

6-26-2011 Because I love PURPLE

I decided to knit my
Fair Isle Christmas stocking
using purple yarn!!!
It's not the traditional red/green/white
Christmas colors...
but that's fine by me!!!

6-25-2011 Fair Isle Class

Attended a Fair Isle knitting class
at a  local yarn shop today
(Serendipity in Muscatine)...
we are making a Christmas stocking
to learn and practice the techniques.
These are the charts we were given in class.

Friday, June 24, 2011

6-24-2011 Robin Babies

The Robin babies ^ about which I posted on June 7th
have fledged and are now out and about 
under mama's watchful eye.

6-23-2011 Current Read

...was finally tested
and diagnosed
as hypothyroid.
This book was recommended by my doc
to learn about what's going on.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6-22-2011 Thunder Bay Grill

Thunder Bay Grill
had its first ever
"Beer Dinner"
and each of the 5 courses 
had a beer pairing.
DH & I attended.
It was so much fun!   :*)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

6-22-2011 Mosaic Knitting

Taught myself another knitting technique this morning: 
"Mosaic Knitting"...
and now that I've finished the swatch...
I'm thinking that if I did this with a tan background and black spots, 
it would look like a leopard skin!!! 
That would make a cute dog sweater!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

6-21-2011 Greek Yogurt, anyone?

DD & I attended another of Chef Monika's cooking classes this evening.
Always a good time... with great food!

6-20-2011 Annual

It's that time of year again...
time for my annual 'Well Woman Check-up'...
hoping for a clean bill of health
again this year!
Early detection with regular checkups!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

6-19-2011 Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, Dear Hubby!!!
You have been, and still are
the most amazing father
to our children!
Love you!

6-18-2011 Thunder Without Clouds

The Blue Angels are in town this weekend.

Friday, June 17, 2011

6-17-2011 Puff the Magic Dragon

is stuck inside a building in Iowa!

6-16-2011 Flowers at Lunch and Dinner

 floral arrangement at the LemonGrass CafĂ© (Thai)

dinner centerpiece of summer daisies at the iMAX

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

6-15-2011 Birthday Gifts

~my gift to myself: a mammogram
~a free piece of birthday cake after lunch with a friend
~some beautiful flowers in a purple vase from my son
~phone calls from my children
~cards from family and friends
~tons of happy birthday wishes on FaceBook
~dinner out with my dear husband
~and a surprise package from my sister-in-law in California!!!

Thank you one and all for making my birthday such a happy day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

6-13-2011 Parallel Universe

While on my jog through the woods this morning

I decided to photograph some flowers in bloom

 and this shimmery parallel universe
caught my eye
as I ran by:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

6-11-2011 Strength & Grace

Strength & Grace...
what you find
in every cancer survivor
and the people who support them!
DH & I participated
in the Susan G. Komen 5k this morning.

6-10-2011 Strength & Grace

I am blessed
to see these polo horses
every morning!
They are the perfect embodiment
of strength and grace.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

6-9-2011 Stormy Weather

These bad boys have been rolling through for the past 12 hours...
bringing lots of lightning, rain, strong winds and downed trees...
thousands of folks are without power...
and more storms are on the way...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

6-7-2011 Cheep Cheep

Under our deck
(and in the front yard tree)
baby robins cheep cheep...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

6-5-2011 Bridal Shower

DH, DD and I drove to Chicago today
for our son's fiancé's Bridal Shower.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

6-4-2011 National Donut Day

In honor of National Donut Day (yesterday)
DH & I found a Dunkin' Donuts
and indulged (today)!

Took this pix (^) at 7:30 a.m.
when DH & I got home from running 5K+...
took a shower and went to Yoga class...
came home and took another shower...
and decided to find an 'indoor' activity for today:
the Titanic Exhibit at the museum...