Sunday, August 28, 2011

8-28-2011 Party Time

Our backyard neighbors had a party...
our invite must have gotten lost in the mail...

8-27-2011 Urban Decay @ ULTA

Our local ULTA
hosted an Urban Decay Cosmetics
National Make Up Artists event
where you could go in for a free makeover...
I took these snapshots while waiting for my turn.
Afterwards, I looks so hideous (think... MIMI) that
I immediately went home and washed off all the makeup!
And no, I will not be posting any pix of how I looked...
tho I did take a few.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

8-20-2011 FLOATZILLA

Today DH & I participated
in a Guinness Book of World Records attempt
of the world's largest FLOATZILLA.
Not sure when we find out
if we made the world record...
but will update when I do!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

8-18-2011 Bon A Petiet

Julia Child and husband Paul
in the house tonight!
Chef Monika and Cathy's tribute
in honor of Julia's 99th birthday on August 15th...
thanks for a wonderfully entertaining
cooking class tonight!
You belong on the Food Network!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

8-16-2011 BSJ finished

Now that I've knit this 'practice' BSJ
and have learned how the pattern works
I know of quite a few changes
I'll make next time I knit it!
It was a fun learning experience tho...
first time I've done an I-cord bind-off!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

8-14-2011 Coconut Joy

DH, DD & I rode our bikes
7 miles to get some ice cream
after dinner tonight.
I tried 'Coconut Joy' ice cream
for the first time.
It was sunset by the time we got back home.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

8-13-2011 Salsa Time

Fresh tomatoes and jalapenos from the garden...
it's salsa time!

8-12-2011 Full Moon

Tonight's full moon
made it difficult to see
the meteorite shower...

Friday, August 12, 2011

8-12-2011 BSJ Progress

Here's a pix of how far I've knitted
on my first BSJ
(see post from 8-5-2011)
and this is what it looks like
when you fold it up:
So far, so good!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

8-10-2011 Crazy for Cantaloupe!!!

My cat is crazy for cantaloupe...
she turns her nose up at meat and dairy...
but loves fruits and veggies!

Monday, August 8, 2011

8-8-2011 Over an Inch

Over an inch of rain in 5 minutes!!!
Followed by this beautiful rainbow!

8-7-2011 Welcome Home Newlyweds!

DH & I drove to Chicago today
to welcome home the newlyweds
from their honeymoon
and deliver their wedding gift.

We had lunch with them at a Japanese Steak House
where they prepare the food in front of you
on a Hibachi grill...
very entertaining!

Friday, August 5, 2011

8-5-2011 Turned a Corner

...and knitted the socks' heels
using Eye of Partridge stitch.
(which I think may make an awesome dog sweater!)
Now I just continue knitting in the round
until the sock is as tall as I'd like it...
or until I run out of yarn...
whichever comes first!

I also cast on
Eliz. Zimmerman's BSJ...
and am hoping I can figure out the pattern!
This 'simple' Baby Jacket/Sweater
usually has folks giving up
after the first 5 rows.
There are dozens of instructional videos on the www
as well as pages and pages of 'help'
to decipher this 'simple' pattern.
Wish me luck!!!  :*)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

8-1-2011 Gotta Love Iowa :*)

Ya gotta love Iowa...
a John Deer tractor
with it's bucket full of sweetcorn
greets us as we enter 
our local Hy-Vee grocery store.  :*)