Tuesday, December 6, 2011


She turned a year old in October, we picked her up on a very cold and snowy night in December. A year that has went flying by, watching her grow and wondering if we would ever get out of the puppy stage.

She stays in the yard (even when the neighbor kids and dogs look like they would be so much fun), we can walk in the park without wanting to stop and play with everyone we see, potty training is down pat, she always wants to sit in Tom's lap, which she is definitely too big for now but manages to sneak up when he is not looking. She knows everything - everything!! that is going on in the neighborhood - I think she can hear the mail truck a mile away and on cold nights she's a great foot warmer at the botton of the bed.

So after all that crazy puppy time (wondering if we were going to survive some of those days) - are we keeping her - definitely!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cowl knitting

Prettyimpressive pile of cowls if you ask me. Seven cowls knit since August for Christmas gift giving. (Also knit a scarf but forgot to put that in the pile) Pretty obvious to me by the picture which color I gravitate towards - blue or red is usually the color. (The scarf was blue too!) I am branching out though - see below - pink was a requested cowl color and the green was a BD gift. I would probably never pick that green for me but it was a gift, its Plucky Knitter yarn (cashmere and silk) and actually I can't wait to finish it. Its going to look great with my black jacket....

November just seemed to zip right by, as usual you blink and the month is over already. There was some gorgeous warm weather though and I made sure to get out and enjoy it. Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was a day of good company, good food, lots of dish washing (even with a dishwasher) and in general a great day.

Be back soon!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saving Sunday - 11/06/2011

Great weather for the first weekend in November!! Sunny and in the 50s. This is the same path I was down the beginning of October (the trees were full of leaves and they were just starting to turn). Wonder if I will be able to be on that path the first weekend in December?? This Sunday started with Milly and I taking an early morning walk through the park. Then Tom and I were off to Todd and Kris' for a barn raising. They are all ready for the trusses next weekend.

It was the perfect Saving Sunday!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saving Sunday

Thistledowns Wool Design started on her blog Saving Sunday. I have been wanting to join along on Flicker, but unfortunately seems to be to high tech for me at the moment, meaning I am going to have to get someone to help me with that. It's been fun seeing how other people are saving their Sunday. In the meantime though I am going to start keeping track of Sunday here on my blog. Yeah I know - today is Saturday, but I have a picture from last Sunday.

Sunday, 10/23/2011 we had Tom's family over for a clam bake. What is left of his mother's side of the family here in Ohio consists of an aunt, sister, cousin and their families. (Everyone else has relocated to warmer places.)

It was one of those perfect Fall days, T-shirt weater to start, sweatshirt weather later. Three generations showed up and the way everybody carried on you would have thought we saw them all the time. (We are lucky if it happens once every couple of years). We cooked 300 clams, had all the fixins to go with them and lots of desserts. There was corn hole playing, horseback riding and lots of talking, talking and more talking.

It seems like the months of September and October have had some very busy Sunday's for us. Tomorrow I am hoping my Saving Sunday post is all about football, knitting and relaxing. Hopefully I can pull that off!!

Lake Erie

Towards the end of the bridge tour we took a little detour and headed to Lake Erie - about 15 minutes off the tour. The pictures hardly do it justice. The water was so, so blue.

We walked around at one of the beaches and were actually on what was called a scenic highway so most of the time you could see the lake.

All in all our little road trip was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Next year we plan on going back and finishing the tour.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bridge tour - Part 2

Still cannot say enough about this Fall tour. The Boy Scouts were set up on the other side of this bridge - got to love the American flag peaking out on the other side.

At each bridge we would park and walk across the bridge, look out and see what we were driving over. The leaves were just starting to turn colors.

This bridge was decorated for Halloween!

That's all the bridges for now. Next year we have to go back and finish the tour. Instead of finishing we took a little detour and went to Lake Erie. Be back soon with those pictures.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10/09/2011 - Covered Bridge Road Trip

Finally, after awhile of saying we were going to do this - we did. Tom and I took off early Sunday morning (8:00 a.m.) and hit the road for Ashtabula County (Ohio). It took us about an hour to get there and we spent the better part of the day following the tour signs and checking out the covered bridges. There were actually 16 bridges on the tour and we managed to get 9 in. There are two different tours, both about 70 miles long. We took the one with the most bridges on the map. We only came across two bridges you could not drive over (below being one of them).

What was really neat was at each bridge you could pull off, get out, walk inside the bridge and in most places you could get down to the rivers that they were over. Also each bridge had its own welcoming group of people selling food and crafts.

For the most part the bridges were out away from the townships or cities that they were in. We traveled lots of dirt and gravel roads.

It was some of the nicest weather - I think the nicest weather we have had including Summer this year. I have more pictures to show but think I was overloading blogger as I couldn't upload anymore. I will be back tomorrow with the rest.

I'm on vacation for the next couple of days so I'm off to do some knitting and relaxing.