Sunday, March 30, 2014

3-30-2014 Brass and Pipe Organ

DH & I attended a concert this evening
featuring the QC Brass (& friends)
and St. Paul's pipe organ
and organist.
It was FABULOUS!!!!!!


3-29-2014 Blue Skies and Sunshine

The outdoor temps
finally got over 40*F
so DH & I opened the paint cans
and painted the children's arbors he made.
The paint colors make me think of 
blue skies and sunshine!

And speaking of sunshine...
(all my grand babies are the sunshine of my life)
the girls came for a visit today!
GD#1 working a new puzzle made by Papa.

GD#2 just takin' a snooze... 'cause that's what babies do!


Friday, March 28, 2014

3-28-2014 Ear Plugs

Went to a Shemekia Copeland concert...
other than being WAY too loud
it was a really good concert!
Wish I had taken some ear plugs!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3-27-2014 MKAL progress

Mystery Knit-A-Long 
Week 2 progress
on "Pattycake"...
she looks like she is waiting
for me to bring her
breakfast in bed.
:*)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

3-26-2014 Two New Places

 Today I got to visit
two new places
I've never been before...
CVM (scary!)
and
Two Rivers UMC (delightful!).

3-25-2014 Someone Forgot

Someone forgot to tell
Old Man Winter
that it is now Spring!
Still snowing in Iowa
and 10*F...


So, DH & I took advantage of "Discount Day"
at the movie theatre
and went to see "Divergent."


Monday, March 24, 2014

3-24-2014 Stay-cation Day 3

 Spicy Basil Fried Rice
and a
Lychee Cosmo
to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary!
Love you dear husband!
Here's to the next 40 years together!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

3-23-2014 Stay-cation Day 2

Today's outings...

...and a pipe organ recital
featuring 8 pianists
playing
Bach.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

3-22-2014 Stay-cation Day 1

 This weekend
my DH and I celebrate
our 40th wedding anniversary!
Since the church choir (in which we sing)
has this Sunday off
we had hoped to take a weekend get-away
to celebrate our anniversary.
However, things came up,
so we are doing a mini "stay-cation" instead
of a mini vacation.

We have decided to go out to eat 
at new or favorite restaurants
over the next 3 days
(today's choice was Johnny's Italian Steakhouse)...

...and get out of the house...
so we attended the Spring Home and Garden Show.
It was wonderful to see and smell these hothouse flowers
when it is still freezing outside!


3-21-2014 Sit & Knit

I love Friday nights
chillin' with my "Sit & Knit" buddies!
Silly girls...
look at this pix they took on my iPhone tonight
when I accidentally left it at the LYS.




Thursday, March 20, 2014

3-20-2014 Ready to Paint

DH has cut, assembled and sanded
the garden arbors
(see Posts from 3/13-14/2014).
Now they are ready to paint!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3-19-2014 MKAL

Started a new 
MKAL
(Mystery Knit-A-Long)
this week.
This is the pattern so far...
head and body of a doll
named Pattycakes.

And here is the Entrelac Slouch Tam
blocked:



3-18-2014 Entrelac Slouchy

 Except for blocking,
is finished!

3-17-2014 OXOXOXOXOXOXOX

Grandson...resting with mama...

Granddaughter...organizing...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

3-16-2014 Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter
has not released his grasp
on Iowa quite yet.
Woke up to 18*F and more snow this morning.
This has been a record-breaking winter
in terms of cold temps
and snowfall inches.

3-15-2014 St. Patty's Day Parade

My girls
at the St. Patty's Day Parade!
I love how children develop
a smile for the camera
after having had their pictures taken so often.
"Smile!"  Say "cheese!"
And this is what you get.
Hee, hee!


3-14-2014 Thinking Springtime

Here is a pix from the www
that DH is building.
Although it is pictured in blue,
we decided to make ours Sunshine Yellow...
thinking Spring!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

3-13-2014 Garden Arbor



DH is thinking SPRING
and planning to make this
for our backyard.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

3-12-2014 Butterfly Kisses

 Got some butterfly kisses from my granddaughters today!
This one tasted like cookie dough.

3-11-2014 Tumblin' Bunny


Monday, March 10, 2014

3-10-2014 EKG

Had my first EKG today.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

3-9-2014 Wabi-Sabi Born

Tonight
my Panda-monium Bear
was born.
I named him
Wabi-Sabi...
the art of imperfection.

3-8-2014 Rock Island Line

DH & I attended
the symphony performance last night
and heard the world premiere
of "Rock Island Line"
by Jacob Bancks,
a local living composer
who wrote the piece
inspired by the sights and sounds of the QC
specifically for this QC symphony orchestra.
I must admit that I enjoyed the piece
much more than the remainder of the program...
Beethoven's Symphony No. 8
and 
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

3-7-2014 Shopping

Today DH & I drove to Peoria, IL
to go wood shopping for his next project.
I must admit, I love going to the woodworking store...
touching wood samples,
seeing all the varieties,
smelling sawdust! 
Mmmmm.

Yesterday, the girls and I 
went shopping for some fabrics
(Minny Mouse, Sesame Street, Hello Kitty)
so my DD 
can make some fun pillowcases
for my GD...
an incentive to sleep in her 'big girl bed!'


3-6-2014 Panda Progress

Have all the 'appendages' knit up...
now to seam and stuff and assemble them!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3-5-2014 Three More Inches Snow

 Still snowing...
puts us over 62 inches for this winter!

So...
more indoor activities:
for my GD to hold when she takes her naps...

 ...and let the Pandamonium begin!
Today begins the Panda Bear Workshop
on my knitting forum,
and my GD loves Pandas!
Finished the body:

Today is also Ash Wednesday.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

3-4-2014 Mosaic/Illusion Knitting

this morning
(see 2/28/2014 post)
after going out for breakfast,
going for a 3 mile walk at the mall,
and working on taxes for an hour.

3-3-2014 Mmmm

Saw this recipe
in a magazine 
while waiting at the doctor's office today.
Looks yummy!


3-2-2014 Transfiguration Sunday

One day,
we will ALL get to see Him
in all His glory!

We got another 6" of snow overnight...
DH & I had to shovel out the driveway
in order to attend church this morning.