Monday, March 31, 2008


Finally, Cleo laid an egg ON the sand instead of in the water. This is egg #8 or so. I have found many in the water eaten. I now have it incubating. It takes about 50 days. There is a large dent in the side, so probably not viable. But, we are practicing. So I will keep you posted. K~

Friday, March 28, 2008

Another left over

This is another small left over afghan that I just finished. The un-square center square is originally a pillow front I made. I knit/perled the center orange and then crocheted around it. The small squares are mostly knitting swatches. I then, crocheted around to finish off the blanket. I put a flower frill on the edge. The thing I like the most, is that it is cotton! K~

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Snow snow snow

Ah, March. It just keeps snowing and raining and being wet all the time. Bing gets these snowballs wrapped around his hair in this kind of weather. We sit and have to get them off. He gets so cold. The kids love forts. They really enjoyed building this one. K~

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday D!!

Nothing like tucking a 9th birthday party in right on Easter weekend. It went really well, however. D had some friends over for a sleep over on Thursday and they stayed until late Friday afternoon. That is the entire gang sleeping on the floor.

Then on Monday the 24th, It was D's actual b-day. We had a candle in the pastry for breakfast. Then, off the the Mall of America for a Volcano. Yes, that is 4 pieces of heavy fudge cake, set on a pile of vanilla ice cream. The ball on top is whipping cream drizzles and dripped in fudge and carmel. And of course, the sparkler. It is all brought out with all the restaurant staff screaming VOLCANOOOOOO. That was very fun. High on sugar, we all rolled home for a screaming, over tired, emotionally upset nigh nigh time. Go figure. Anyway, here sit, a bit numb and trying hard to catch up a bit.


Sunday, March 23, 2008


Too Funny. I saw this on a fellow bloggers sight. I LOVED IT!

Really the only photos I could post of the pre-Easter Eve and Easter morning. The boys insisted in egg hunting in their undies, oh I mean "pajamas".

Now all of you folks out there that have a direct connection with our Lord, should pray that we get back to church and soon. This morning, as I was getting ready for our 2 family visits (one to Grandma's and one to my sister) and as I was combing my hair and I hesitated and had to think hard..... "now is Easter when Jesus rose from the dead or was he crucified?" I am hoping that this confusion came from the lack of being able to walk on my right foot. I woke up this way....or that I have had a sleep over birthday on Thursday night with boys, was going nuts Friday with all of them home still with all the boys, and then alone on Saturday cleaning and cleaning up after the boys. But anyway, I have already spoken to God and I am feeling better about things.

I hope your Easter was blessed and touching.

I also hope you were all more lucid and not so gimpy as myself.
I think that makes an injury on every holiday since Halloween.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The perfect snow

I just love this kind of snow. It is my very favorite. It was just falling from the trees in friendly glops. I love the impressions that the snow makes on the ground when it falls from the tree. I really needed this beauty yesterday.

Things are crazy here and I have just pretty much given up trying to have any kind of assemblance to my life right now. I could feel this coming about mid February. I thought I could pull up. But, alas, I have found myself buried under must do's, maybe do's and don't do. They are all mixed together and now I need to sort them all out again! AAAHHH

Anyway, the snow was pretty and I am glad I stopped to photograph it. K~

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St, Pat's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone. C did a great job at her flute recital on Saturday. She looks so grown up. She played very well and was just GREAT!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

showing his age

Sweet little Puff is showing his age as of late. I have found him 2 times now, on his back in his habitat. He seems OK today. I was going to bring him with me on my errands, but he looked so comfortable in his blanket, that I just put his harness on and set him in his favorite place. Good thing I didn't have him, I ended up going to lunch with Rick and some of his co workers. That would have made for interesting conversation.
Had to remove an egg from Cleo this morning. It appeared to be stuck. That makes 5 so far. No possible turtles. So sad.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Making my own spring

I can't even think of the last time I went to a plant store in the "winter" and bought a house plant. I usually get all my plants in the warm weather. However, I just needed to see more flowers and green. I can not believe how long this winter has seemed!

I also went and got my pedicure. It FELT GREAT!! I know it is kind of stupid to do it now. I wear stuff on my feet all day. But, I needed to feel summery, and boy, it worked! I loved it.
It's supposed to be nice today. 42! Wow. Let's see.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

after 13 years!!

New bathroom faucet - $30.00

New "working" oven hood - $30.00

Apron "curtains" (my creation) $3.48 a piece - $6.98
Total = $66.98
Feeling - Priceless!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What Ever!

Yuri is absolutely crazy, too. The photo is just for a photo's sake.

I have had a head ache now since Friday night! I am so sick of it! I almost went to the doctor today, but it has subsided a bit since this afternoon. I tell ya. If it isn't one thing it is another. I am trying to "relax" a bit tonight and use a lot of "vanishing" odor Ben Gay, Yeah, That is not true. I smell like a nursing home resident. I also need to go and get a filling back on one of my teeth. It fell off once, had it replaced and it then fell off again about 2 weeks later. It is finally starting to hurt! sheesh. At first I was thinking the head ache had to do with my tooth, then I figured it is just bad blood flow to my brain again. Yes, I know that explains a lot. Just a falling apart here!! K~

Monday, March 03, 2008

Going 3-D

This is a new experiment that I am working on. I made a little box. The box is about 1-1/2" square. It needs finishing on the inside and a clasp yet. Kind of neat feeling. K~