Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Handsome Son!!

Thought you'd like to see what a handsome son I have!! This is him and his girlfriend going out to a party on Friday night. The men in Tom's family are all bald by the time their 30 usually so he must take after my side of the family, although I can't quite remember anyone being this hairy.
Its Sunday night and my knitting is calling me. Talk to you later in the week.

Friday, October 23, 2009

What's been going on here??

Thanks to all of you for the BD wishes. Yes, I am now officially 60 - sounds old when you say it but one of my friends told me to embrace it - so I think I will try that for awhile. Tom and I both were on vacation last week. We started out our vacation by going to a steer show that Jessica and Tyler were in. It was in Medina and was quick. We were back in less than an hour. Jessica was her usual smiling self and did really good showing the calf. This was Tyler's first show but he handled it like he had been doing it all his life. He got first with his calf in the first class he ever went in!! Yeah Tyler!! They still need help from Dad and Grandpa.
On Tuesday we went to Columbus to the All American Quarter Horse Congress. We had never been there before and we were amazed to say the least. We watched some classes, saw some demonstrations, shopped and ate. We decided next year we will go for 2 days and see some of the bigger classes - like reining.
On Friday we headed to Kentucky. It was a great drive, beautiful Fall leaves and scenery. We ate out, went to the Kentucky Horse Park Farm and just did some seeing of the sites. Our favorite was a Blue Grass Driving Tour through all the thoroughbred farms. Just miles and miles of fence, big farms and horses. If you have ever seen the movie Dreamer it looked just like that.
After seeing all those beautiful farms I now want this (below) - board fence and stone walls. I think I'll be saving for awhile, but it certainly was spectacular.

Well its already Friday and raining. We have had several days of really nice weather which I spent entirely outside mowing, walking and generally enjoying the days (one weather forecaster said it was our Indian Summer). I do hope we get some nice weather - the joke in our house is that I have fence to paint - the board fence that we do have in that nice black color like above.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Wednesday

What's going on here today??

Vegetable beef soup cooking on the stove. Peach, blueberry cobbler to be made later. Some new knitting. The cropped cardigan did not work out - boy was that thing small - so rip, rip, rip and starting a new sweater - 28thirty. I think this yarn will be better suited for this sweater. Also some magazine reading and I bought some DMC thread for a little sewing project I'm going to attempt.

High wind warnings this morning, but then the sun came out so Marley and I were off for a walk. This is Tom's horse, Cooper standing at the fence. He followed us down the lane as far as he could go.

Marley enjoying running through the hay field.

One of those pictures that I uploaded and then went - Where did that come from?? Didn't know how to get rid of it either - The sun was shining, I was just aiming at the dog running through water but I don't see any of that here. Just ignore. Senior moment - I can definitely say that now, Monday I got a Golden Buckeye card - here in Ohio it gets you discounts at certain places and if you need to show proof that you are a senior you whip this card out. That was kind of depressing. They could have at least waited until after my BD.

Cooper wondering why he didn't get to go walking.

That's all I have for today. I'm off to do some knitting before I have to get back to work. Hope your having a good Wednesday!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Socktober and selfish knitting

Hey it's October!! One of my favorite months. Before I get started my last post was about getting some better weather from Mother Nature and she did let that happen yesterday. It was a beautiful day and I managed to get half of the grass mowed. Today though is a different story - its been raining since the wee hours of this morning and hasn't stopped. If we had a creek it would be rising!!

Below is my selfish knitting. That is what I have dubbed October. Selfish knitting month - meaning knitting for me. Do you know I have knit this cropped cardigan twice and still do not have one of my own. The yarn I am using is Malabrigo Stonechat - supposedly one of their most popular colors. Its scarlet red and different shades of brown - reminds me of chocolate so its truly fun to knit. I am almost to the the body - just a few more rows to go. I hope to have it done before Tom and I go on vacation. Yes, that's right. We are going on vacation. Something we never do. As a kid my family traveled all over the United States. His family didn't. So in about 10 days were off to see some sites - our first stop is the Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. He wants to see the horses - I'm going for the retail experience, which I hear can be very damaging to the wallet. From there I think we will be heading to the Smoky Mountains.

Below is a another sock. These are for Sara. Should go rather quickly since she has really small feet. Its yarn from Pagewood Farms. I'm not that experienced at saying what's the best yarn but I ripped this sock out no less than 8 times and when I started over each time it was still as good as when I first started.
(Note to Kris and Sara - selfish knitting month - don't expect your socks in October.)
Hope you all have a great weekend and the sun is shining in your neck of the woods!!