Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11-30-2016 Glitter Bombs for Christmas this Year

Our Christmas cards this year.
They are 'glitter bombs'!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

11-28-2016 Fantastic Beasts

DH and I went to see a movie this morning!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

11-27-2016 Bundled Up

Bundled up for my morning walk to the 
coffee shop and grocery store!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

11-24-2016 Happy Thanksgiving

This year I used Chef Curtis Stone's Cajun Turkey recipe!

Some Christmas cookies that the girls made
to eat while they open their Christmas presents.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

11-23-2016 New Washer

After learning that the high efficiency
washing machine I purchased last year
(See July 1, 2015 post)
has been recalled (for exploding!)
DH and I went shopping this morning 
for a new washing machine.
I cannot even tell you how much
I hated this new 'high efficiency' washer
that takes over an hour and 20 minutes
to wash one load of laundry 
in 2" of water!!!
So, this time, I looked for the old fashioned kind...
that lets me choose the water level and temperature
and yes, a beloved 'agitator!'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

11-22-2016 Tiny Tom

Just the right size for little hands to hold and hide!

Monday, November 21, 2016

11-21-2016 Stravaigin

Finished my 'Stravaigin Cowl' KAL today.
Love this yak yarn! Soooooo soft!
I plan to use the leftovers next month
on the "Project Peace" cowl KAL.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

11-19-2016 Hawkeye Arm Party

Here's my CBA 'arm party'
for today's Iowa Hawkeye's game!
Love, love, love these bracelets!

Friday, November 18, 2016

11-18-2016 We want the TIRE park!!!

The GDs wanted to go to the TIRE park today...
"You know, Oma, the one with the tires"
and it turned out tho be this park.
You can understand my confusion!
The girls name each park by one of it's features...
bug park, spider park, etc.
This one is TIRE park.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11-15-2016 New Game

This is a new game (Virus)
that we have been playing with the GDs.
Altho the game has strategies for adults,
we just dump out all the pieces
and then see if we can get them all back in again!

Monday, November 14, 2016

11-14-2016 Breakfast Baking

Today I did some breakfast baking
for our upcoming Thanksgiving get-together...
to bring my mom (her banana bread)
and my mother-in-law (her fruited coffee cake)
to the table and family gathering
since they have passed.
Hopefully the tastes and aromas
of the baked items for which they were known
will bring them to mind
to those who eat them.

...and of course,
my poppyseed  bread!

Also, looking forward to tonight's super moon!!!
It was already spectacular last night
tho I don't have a good camera to photograph it...
just a snapshot on my phone...
COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Mark your calendars. On the night of Monday, Nov. 14, you’ll see the biggest moon in the sky in 70 years!

Supermoons aren’t all that rare. They happen when a full moon makes a close pass to earth, making it appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.

But the supermoon on November 14 will be very rare.

“The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016, but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century,” NASA said in a news release.

It will also be the only supermoon of 2016 to be completely full. It’s also the closest moon to Earth since 1948, back when a gallon of gas cost just 16 cents.

“When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects,” NASA said. “The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience.”

The moon won’t appear to be this big again until 2034.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

11-12-2016 KANSAS Jenni

Happy Belated Birthday, Jenni!
Hope you like your Dorothy
Wizard of OZ 
Your Kansas Jenni
got to live in Kansas,
have all her student loans paid
and lived debt free.
She can afford ruby red slippers!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

11-10-2015 I See A Sweater

While on my morning stroll around the neighborhood
I noticed this criss cross pattern in the clouds.

 Later, while at the coffee shop with my knitting buddies
I looked at the coffee cups on the table and thought, 
"Hmmmmm.... I see a sweater pattern!"
Maybe I will use these to make another
fair isle sweater and call it my
coffee shop sweater!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

11-9-2016 Reactions

Some of the 'printable' reactions on Facebook
to yesterdays election...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

11-8-2016 Election Day!

My red, white and blue 'arm party' for Election Day!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

11-6-2016 FGs Finished

 Finished my Fingerless Gloves with 14" of yarn to spare! 
Whew! That was close!

And started a mKAL Cowl...Stravaigin ...
by "The Healthy Knitter"
QC Symphony was amazing this afternoon...
and the GB Packers lost their game.  :-(

Saturday, November 5, 2016

11-5-2016 It's Beginning To Smell A lot Like Christmas

Our Christmas celebration is in 3 weeks
(at Thanksgiving)
so it's time to bake some Christmas cookies
and throw them in the freezer!

And it's great having some little Christmas elves
to help me decorate them!