Sunday, January 31, 2016

1-31-2016 Sun Salutation A Challenge



DH and I 
did a Sun Salutation A Challenge
during this past month.
Every single day
we would do one more Sun Salutation A, 
so on January 1, we did one,
on January 2, we did two,
and so on to January 31.
I am happy to say that 
we both made it to the end of the month!


During February
we plan to continue the SSAs, 
and add some Sun Salutation Bs.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

1-30-2016 Happy Second Birthday

Happy second birthday to our GD!!!
Mommy and Daddy had to work yesterday
on your actual birthday, 
so they scheduled your party for this morning.
We love you!
The tacos for lunch that mommy and daddy made, and
the pink and purple birthday cupcakes you made were yummy!



Friday, January 29, 2016

1-29-2016 Swimming in the Bubble Pool

The GDs put on their swimming suits
and got to go "swimming"
in Oma's "Bubble Pool"
and took turns pushing the button
that turns the jacuzzi jets off and on.
They had sooooooooo much fun!!!



Thursday, January 28, 2016

1-28-2016 Finished Clue #2

Today I finished Clue #2 for my sock KAL
while knitting at my LYS...

Patrons of the LYS
knit hats and scarves
to donate to the needy and homeless
and hang them on the fence outside the store
for the people to take for free.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

1-27-2016 Early Bird B-day Party

 Big sister wrapped the presents
and made and decorated cupcakes
for little sister's birthday party!



The birthday girl holding her "lovee"
and wearing her dragon slippers!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

1-26-2016 "The Doodler" Progress

Finally got the rest of my green yarn
and finished the cable at the top of my "Doodler" shawl.
Now I'm ready to start the scalloped edge at the bottom.

Monday, January 25, 2016

1-25-2016 Dragons Guarding their Treasures

 Oma,
these dragons 
are guarding their treasure!
Fun with Oma's Mah Jongg tiles!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

1-24-2016 Swedish Slippers

Finished these Swedish slippers for my DD today.
Hope they fit her!



Saturday, January 23, 2016

1-23-2016 Cabin Fever

Since the outdoor temps
got out of the subzero range
and up into the 20*F range today
with only 5 mph winds,
DH & I decided to go for a walk outside
along the Illinois River...
along with a gazillion other people
who had the same idea!




The trail led to a beautiful frozen waterfall.

 Icicles and fractals  at the waterfall...

Hmmm...I see zentangles in this rock cliff too!

Friday, January 22, 2016

1-22-2016 Bumps and Shadows

There's GOT to be 
a Zentangle pattern in here somewhere!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

1-20-2015 Kitty Puzzle Focus

Our 3-year-old GD
sat and worked a 50 piece KITTY puzzle today!
It took her about 45 minutes
and I thought she would give up after
the first 5 minutes, but no.
I was amazed by her focus.
After she finished the puzzle,
she took off all the edge pieces
and did the edge again.
Wasn't ready for this fun activity to end!
I told her that mommy used to do this puzzle
when she was a little girl.

Meanwhile,
little sister rolled play dough.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

1-19-2016 Kombucha

My favorite new drink:
I may have to learn how to make this at home!

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-kombucha-tea
-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-173858


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

1-17-2016 A Cold Start

A cold start to the day
as we head to church this morning!
 After church,
hubby took me to a local coffee chop
for some hot coffee...and...
...a BBQ braised pork crepe for brunch
from the Crepe Guy waving in the upper left.
Mmmmmm!
Then, in the afternoon
since outdoor temps only made it up to -2*F
we decided to do something indoors
and attended a hilarious play at the local barn.
Ended the evening with some Wendy's chili,
and knitting while watching football playoff games.
What a wonderful Sunday!



Saturday, January 16, 2016

1-16-2016 Icestravaganza


We went downtown to see the Icestravaganza
ice sculpture of eagles this morning.



Friday, January 15, 2016

1-15-2016 Slippers

The subzero outdoor temps
are making OMa's house a bit chilly,
and since the girls play in the basement
on a (cold) concrete floor
I thought it might be a good idea
to make them some house slippers!
I let each girl go thru my stash and pick out 2 colors
of yarn for their slippers.
The oldest GD picked out pink and 'rainbow'.

The younger GD picked out 2 yellows
(she has always seemed partial to yellows), 
and they are still on the needles.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

1-14-2016 Coloring

I'm in a coloring state of mind...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1-13-2016 Progress Comes to a Halt

Work has come to a halt on my "The Doodler" shawl...
I've run out of the green yarn while working the cable across the top.
Fortunately, the store from which I bought it
still has some on the shelf
so was able to order some more!
Whew!
I must say...
this is one FUN knit!
Loving it!
And I can't wait to wear it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

1-11-2016 Marvelous Mah Jongg

DH & I have started playing games
during the long winter evenings.
It is so much fun to have the Mah Jongg set out again!
We usually play with the cards from the
National Mah Jongg League,
but I ordered some Marvelous Mah Jongg cards...
so much fun to do some new hands!
We've also been playing Cribbage, 
and plan to do some puzzles as well.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

1-10-2016 Christmas Stockings

While reading a library book
about Christmas Stockings,
GD decided she wanted to WEAR
the Christmas Stockings I knitted.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1-9-2016 Scoreboard Scarf

 My Green Bay Packers scarf 
from the "2015-16 Scoreboard KAL" is finished.
I did not include the preseason or the playoffs...just the regular season.
I could tell the Packers had a winning season because I bought the same 
number of dark green (for the Packer's scores) 
and yellow (for the opponents' scores)
skeins of yarn, and almost ran out of green yarn
but had lots of yellow left. Go Packers!
The scarf tends to photograph black and gold
but it is really yellow and dark green.