Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
I'm thinking ahead...
since I will be celebrating Christmas
over the Thanksgiving holiday this year...
I've only got 3-4 weeks
to finish up several Christmas knits!
Thought I would knit a few of these
for the LYS.
Still have to put on the tree and snowflake
and then seam up the back.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
DH & I attended
a weenie roast in our church yard.
On the way there
we were trying to remember
the last time we've eaten a hot dog...
I think it was at the 2009 Auto Show in Chicago
with our son Chad.
So, tonight we had a hot dog and S'mores for dinner!
We also celebrated
Jerry and Al's birthdays.
Today is our daughter's b-day too.
We were going to take her out to dinner tonight
but she had to work...
so we'll do it tomorrow.
Love you, baby!
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
While in Chicago visiting our son and his family today,
DH helped our son fix the sofa/chair
he 'accidentally broke' yesterday
while standing on it to clean the window sill.
We all had a good laugh at his expense. :*)
I also got to hold my precious grandson
for several hours!!!
Thank you, son and d-i-l
for the gift of 'grandma tiime!'
(And, thank you dd for the use of your car for our trip!)
Love you all soooooo much!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Today DH picked the last of the jalapeño peppers in the garden
and then pulled up the plants.
I cut them into slices and placed them in my Gevalia crock...
covered them with Michael Symon's pickle brine...
closed the lid and put them in the refrigerator...
I will let them soak for at least a week or two
before we start eating them.
Mmmm... some hot, hot, hot heat
for the upcoming cold, cold, cold Iowa winter!
Ahh, the JOYS of home ownership!!!
We discovered a leaky outdoor faucet today
so DH took it apart...
made a quick trip to the hardware store...
and replaced all the black washers in the faucet fixture
with some of these colorful beauties!
Well done, DH!
No more drips.
Now we are ready for winter!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
DH & I attended the season opener
of the QC Symphony Orchestra
It was amazing, as always:
1) Richard Wagner's Overture to Rienzi
2) Max Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
featuring our new concertmaster: Naha Greenholtz
3) Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88