Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Today is "Christ the King" Sunday at our church.
I found the above "Christ the King" icon at
and this beautiful icon at
and here is a picture of the
oldest surviving icon panel of Christ
c. 6th century.
and another beautiful icon !
and you can find this
magnificent icon here .
For more information about icons,
visit this informative site.
Is Christ your King?
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The night B4 Thanksgiving
my son texted me from Chicago with this pix
and asked if I thought I could make this hat
(that they had seen on the www)
for his baby son...
Using yarns I already had at home
(a kelly green instead of a lime green)
and no pattern but my imagination
I think I came pretty close
(just by looking at the above pix
that son texted to me)...
We tried it on the baby
when they arrived for Thanksgiving
and it fit him nicely! YAY!
I love it when that happens!
Now, with his new elf hat
to go with his "Santa's Elf" costume
he will be ready for his Christmas pictures!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dinner Rolls and Pumpkin Pies are baked...
Table is set...
Turkey is in the brine...
and side dishes are mixed and ready to go!
Now all we need is family to arrive
and we are all set for a happy Thanksgiving!
We wish those of you in our extended family, and friends,
a happy Thanksgiving as well.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
DH & I are switching back to satellite TV...
we have not been happy with Mediacom's cable service...
it went out at least once every two weeks
taking us offline
and giving us pixel-ly TV every day.
We never had those problems before
when we had DirecTV...
so we are switching back!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong".
Today the decking company began resurfacing our back deck.
First, the drills gave out...
Then the nail gun broke...
So instead of finishing the deck today
they only got a few boards down.
They have to buy a new nail gun
and plan to have it shipped overnight
if that's possible.
I'm guessing that Murphy's Law
will kick in for the shipping too!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Using our turn by turn navigation on our iPhones...
DH & I went on a road trip yesterday in search of
a wood working store in Peoria, IL...
(he has looked all over Iowa to no avail)
He's now in woodworkers' heaven...
he found a place to buy lumber!!!
And my DH, being the sweetheart that he is...
also looked up several yarn stores in Peoria
and took me along to check them out!
Do I have the best husband ever, or what?!?!?!?
After shopping, he took me to lunch at "Beignet's On The Corner"
...a quaint New Orleans style restaurant...
where we enjoyed some Cajun gumbo
and a po'boy sandwich.
The side of their building was painted with a Mardi Gras mural...