Friday, August 28, 2009

Busy Times

The last couple of weeks have been busy.

I got Doc20 off to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with our daughter, CareBear. They'll be camping out in tents for 3 or 4 nights. I don't do tents. They'll also be "doing" the Amazon and sleeping on platforms. I don't do that either. He'll be gone for a couple of weeks. I've gotten a couple of e-mails from them and it sounds like they are having a good time so far.

My nephew, with his wife and daughter, were here for a few days. They are on there way to a new assignment in Alaska where he is a pilot in the Air Force.

I have been doing a lot of knitting -- finishing up some Christmas gifts and also finished a hibernating project or two. Since my camera is in Peru, I'll try to post some photos when it gets home. Tonight, I've been invited to go to the theater with some friends and that should be a lot of fun. Monday, after Baby Bird goes home, I'm going to Denver to play with Baby M for a few days. I KNOW that will be lots of fun.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures that I took with my phone, of Baby Bird eating guacamole at Mid-week Mexican this week.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Favorite Photo Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the favorite photo blog hop.

This is one of my favorite photos. My daughter was studying abroad in Paris for a semester. We went to visit and took a side trip to the D-Day Cementary in Normandy one cold, foggy Sunday morning.

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, August 9, 2009


As most of you know, I try to avoid cooking (and ironing for that matter) as much as possible. However, since August is our month to have our Supper Club meet at our house, some cooking is in order. The plan is to have "make your own tacos" a la Fuzzy's Tacos. I'm going to cook a pork roast, a beef roast and chicken in the crock pot (on different days of course), and shred the meat to be used for the tacos. I found some recipes on line, went to the grocery store (which I also try to avoid whenever possible), and the pork is cooking now. Can't wait for Saturday!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Side Trips

I know I haven't posted in a while, but we've been busy. Last weekend we made a run to Denver so Doc20 could have a visit with Linz, the Husker and Baby M before his upcoming trip. The flights were full and kind of tricky for stand-by, but we were able to make it on. We had a great time visiting with them. And, I managed to fit in visits to a couple of new to me yarn stores in the area.

Another project I've been slowly working on is our Den/TV room. I've never really been happy with the furniture arrangement, which I've worked on recently, and also some of the furniture. I didn't like the way the modern, black wood and glass TV stand (for our rather large flat screen TV) looked with the rest of the furniture. If I had to call our furniture style something, I think it would be traditional eclectic with a touch of antique and southwestern thrown in for good measure. So... we'd been thinking that something like an "antique" looking buffet or sideboard type piece of furniture would be the perfect choice. But, finding one we liked and could afford, and was the right size, color, etc., hasn't been easy. For the past few weekends, when we were at home, we've been checking out antique stores, and malls for the perfect piece.

Yesterday, we left early and went to some of the small towns nearby (within an hour or two drive) to see what we could find. First stop was Stephenville, (nothing there) then Hico, (they have a lot of really nice shops, but not what we were looking for -- we ate lunch here....

try the jalapeno, cream cheese burger - we split one - and the pie).

Next we drove to Hamilton, (nothing there), then Meridan (they had some good shops, but not the perfect piece), then to Glen Rose, where we had been a couple of weeks ago.

We checked the same shops we had gone to before, and voila, there it was!

The shop owner said she had only had it out for 4 days and it had come from a house in Plano.

Any one want to buy a wood and glass TV stand? I posted it on Craigs List...

Oh, and I also finished this...
for Baby M.