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Today, I am...

Reading . . . The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay (brilliant) and Following Atticus by Tom Ryan-if you have a pet (especially a dog) you will love this book

Knitting . . . Chicane (of course)

Listening to. . . my favorite (community) radio station KRCL and John Florenceā€™s Acoustic Sunrise

Thinking about . . . what it will be like to have a new refrigerator(today!)

Dreading . . . Quill (although I truly do want to finish it)

Planning . . . to knit with Cookie's handspun (red!)

Excited about . . . SPRING!

Drinking . . . my morning tea

Itching to . . . go Microspike hiking

Needing to . . . clean the pantry

Organizing . . . the patio


Delighted by. . . Carole! She can give you the deets. Isn't it pretty?! I LOVE IT!

Living Now

I'm a spoilsport, a complete wet blanket, when it comes to dreaming about lottery winnings. Filling my head up with desire gives rise to the attachment of the outcome.  I realize dreaming isn't a bad thing and I enjoyed reading the fun dreams of others, but I'm not certain dreaming is worth the risk.

One day I mentioned to Smith that someday I'd like a refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. Within a month of that comment the freezer started to go on the blink, which led Smith to give the back of the monstrosity a good vacuuming. We held our collective breath and watched as the situation degraded. The refrigerator portion, which ran constantly, slowly stopped working, as well. The one thing not on my TBP (to be purchased) list was a new appliance, although I will now have a fridge with a freezer on the bottom. Let's just say I'm not sure I dare to dream!


I'll keep my dreams simple and dream of warming weather (which is coming day by day) and time to finished my Chicane (which is also happening)! Despite a minor set back, reknitting of a sleeve cap (I did not read the directions carefully enough), the second sleeve is very near completion. My thought of the moment is for calm winds and smooth knitting until she's done.

Oops, I Blew It

If your feed reader picked up my too early post yesterday I'm sorry, as I got trigger happy and pushed the wrong button. Once again I am in midst of busy week and have no idea if I'll have post together by tomorrow. I'm too much a spoilsport to do ToT this week and the early posting took the wind out of my sails. I'll be back when I can get everything together. In the meantime, have fun!

It Was a !*^# Cold Weekend

An inch of snow covered the jolly jonquils
despite the snow, the weekend went on undaunted filling up with food, friends and laughter
Chef Rick made a beautiful plate of sushi for two of us to share (GF of course)
Mango on top made it sweet and delicious
I love heat and sweet together
I purchased my first prescription sunglass (bifocals) and they're very cute and cool (even if I say so myself)
Photos when they arrive....promise

Hopefully, there will be a use for sunglasses in the near future
Mom nature-we're ready for a warm-up, please

Springtime in the Rockies

When it's springtime in the Rockies you never know from one minute to the next what the weather will bring.Comingdownhard


The snow and sun exchanged places throughout the day, but at the end of the day it was beautifully blue (and cold!).  The next couple of days may have much the same in store.

Touching Base

Crazy days in the office
Laughter of grrlfriends all evening
Blog days neglected

I missed my 9th blogging anniversary and missed the first day of spring, but I've been crazy busy either working my fingers to the bone, or laughing with friends. It's all good.

The only picture available for your viewing pleasure (or not) is of me wearing a wonderful cowl Laurie knit for me.

The only thing I remember about this warm and beautifully blue cowl is the yarn, Blue Moon Medium Weight Sock in Midsummers Night. The construction is very cool, as the alternating sections of stockinette disappear, so the lace sections come to the fore. I love the color and love the Laurie hug.

Spring is her fickle self. The weather has gone from blue skies to rain, and snow is in the forecast. No matter the weather I hope you're out enjoying life!! Anything good happening?

Randomly Yours

It's cold and gray here, which puts us, once again, within the confines of the house. And, I know many of you are now getting snow or rain and we are all wishing, hoping and praying for spring. That is, with the exception of Cookie, and few of you others who do not care for warm weather.


Speaking of Cookie...she sent me the most beautiful handspun I have ever held in my hands.I cannot wait to knit with it (although I really must finish my sweater first). I'm searching for shawl patterns for this incredible blue (merino/bamboo/silk fiber from Cupcake Fiber Company) and the stunningly elegant red (cashmere/silk fiber from from Spirit Trail Fiberworks).

I am awed by the beauty of the yarn and by Cookie's ability to spin.


Speaking of shawls...I haven't touched my Quill for quite some time, as I'm trying to stay a monogamous and committed knitter in order to finish my sweater. I remain determined.

Speaking of knitting...I did not knit over my long weekend, except for Sunday afternoon while at SnB. Truthfully, I didn't really even think about knitting, except when dreaming about the above handspun.

Speaking of needlepoint students brought cupcakes to our Saturday class, which was the only time I had cake for my birthday (yes they were GF). Only on rare occasions do I miss "real" cake, but this weekend was not one of those occasions, as I was just having too much fun in general.

Speaking of fun...part of my fun week included an ethereal visit with Laurie. She is here and then, in a flash, she is gone again and I am missing her before our visit is over.

Well, that might be random enough to be loosely interpreted to be a (not quite) Ten on Tuesday with Carole.

Green Gamble

Bulbs do it...

strawberries do it...

so, we did it, too. The carport garden is planted with a few tiny shoots from Smith's under-the-stairway greenhouse. Spinach, radishes, a variety of lettuce and his big gamble, romanesco.

The warmth of the last week may have added to garden fever, but it's not too early for to plant peas, broccoli, spinach, beets, and other root veggies, which Smith did in our community garden plot. Gardner's always gamble, often with big rewards, so we went for it!

Eye Candy Fun

Yesterday couldn't have been a more perfect day for a birthday. The sky blue canvas of sky was painted with feathery clouds, the temperatures near record highs, and the air clear and clean. We hiked up Elbow Fork in Millcreek Canyon and reveled in the perfection of the day. Afterwards, I just just enough time for a pedicure (Bite Me, thanks, Cookie!) and ended the day with sushi!


I call this "the perfect bite".

Thank you for the wonderful birthdway wishes! I have the best friends and know the nicest people. xoxo

Happy Weekend!!