Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3-27-2012 Another Fence

Another neighbor next to us 
is putting in a backyard fence.
If we wait long enough
maybe our neighbor to the north
will put one in as well
and then OUR backyard will be all fenced
by THEIR fences!

3-26-2012 Hunger Games

DH had today off work
and since it was 40*F and windy and rainy outside
we decided to take in a movie:
The Hunger Games.
DH & I have read all 3 books in the series
and thought they were page-turners!
We couldn't put them down!
We were so please that the movie screenplay
follows the book so closely.  :*)

3-25-2012 Cocoon #1

During the drive to and from Wisconsin this past weekend
I finished knitting baby cocoon #1
and a matching hat.  :*)

3-24-2012 A Romantic Weekend Get-Away

To celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary
my DH planned a romantic weekend get-away
in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!

We did some shopping and dining in downtown Lake Geneva...
 and spent the night at the Mill Creek Hotel...
Our "room" was more like a one bedroom condo,
complete with kitchen...

dining table...

sitting area...




 living room with tv & fireplace and outdoor patio...

a "King Size" bed...

and a lovely jacuzzi in the bathroom!!!

We had breakfast at Egg Harbor...

lunch at Popeye's...

and dinner at Medusa's Bistro...


This was the first time we've really done anything special 
since our 30th anniversary cruise.
Thank you so much, DH!!!
I look forward to the next 38 years with you!
Love you!

Friday, March 23, 2012

3-22-2012 Bishop Hill IL

Think I'll buy my gas here!!!
We saw this on our road trip 
to Bishop Hill IL today.

We had lunch at the "Filling Station"
in this historic colony.

Then we went to the Colony Bakery
for some homemade breads 
to take home with us.

I loved the church pews
and shaker tables
in the Bakery's dining rooms:

It felt like stepping back in time.



3-21-2012 Corny

Today's the first day of spring in Iowa
but we've had such warm temps (80*F+)
these past two weeks
that the Iowa corn crops 
are ahead of schedule.

Our backyard vegetable garden however
is on a different time table
determined by DH's work schedule.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

3-20-2012 AC

I'm going on two road trips this week
and the AC in my car went out!
The mechanic who fixed it
noticed that my 'rotational' tires
were mounted incorrectly
and fixed them too.

3-19-2012 Buy H2O

The landfills overflowing with water bottles beg to differ!!!
Buy a re-usable water bottle, people!!!

3-18-2012 Marshmallow Bunnies

Saturday, March 17, 2012

3-17-2012 Happy St. Patrick's Day!


DH & I attended our first
QC St. Patrick's Day Parade today.
It began at 11:30am
and was still going 
when we finally left at 1:20pm!
We had fun watching people in the crowd
wearing their crazy get-ups!



3-16-2012 Daffodils


Blooms exploding
in the springtime sunshine
and a week of record breaking 80*F + temps...
Spring is on its way!

Friday, March 16, 2012

3-15-2012 A Few More Stitches

...and I finished up the Butterfly dish/wash/spa cloth...
...also... progress on my "Entrelac" scarf using Noro yarn...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3-14-2012 Spring Butterfly

Today I started a "Spring Butterfly" pattern...
a future gift for someone special.
:*)

3-13-2012 Shiver Me Timbers!!!

DH & I attended a performance
by the USA Navy Band Sea Chanters...
They were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Several of their songs gave me
goosebumps,
chills up my spine,
and shivered me timbers!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

3-12-2012 I know 2 people...

who would be somewhat envious...
that I had lunch in Madison, Wisconsin today!!!
(You know who you are!!!)
DH & I ate some awesome/delish Jamaican dishes
in this diner on Monona...
and brought home some of their
Jamaican Jerk sauce... spicy!!! Mmmm!!!
Thought about washing it down 
with some spiced rum, mon,
but we still had to drive home to Iowa...
and saw this cool barn art!

3-11-2012 Hello?



Saturday, March 10, 2012

3-10-2012 Fellowship Greens

Today I'm baking green mint cupcakes 
for fellowship hour 
after church worship service tomorrow...
in honor of St. Patrick's Day coming up this next week.
Also serving green peppers, broccoli and celery with green onion dip,
and green grapes.

3-9-2012 Back by Popular Demand?

Eggnog...
it's not for just Christmas anymore!
In your dairy case now...

3-6-2012 Mini Me(ap)

Created these amigurumis
Meap and Mini Me(ap)
inspired by the character Meap:

3-4-2012 War Requium

DH & I attended this symphony performance...
the review in the newspaper
said it was their most outstanding performance
in their 97 year history!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

3-3-2012 Entrelac Class

Learned a new knitting technique at class today...
entrelac.
It's a bit to wrap your brain around
but the more I do, the more I understand it.
It looks like a basket weave.
I'm using NORO yarn.

Friday, March 2, 2012

3-2-2012 Easter Chicks

...my latest amigurumi...