Monday, March 29, 2010

Last night of our spring break weekend

There's still some snow left up here.  High temps remain under 40˚.

The mouth of the Temperance river as it enters Lake Superior is still blocked with ice.

We hiked, following the Temperance River upstream.

I've done some knitting in front of the fire.  

Even managed to crochet a steek, readying to make this into a cardigan.

The full moon is tonight, and it was gorgeous rising into the clouds.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bluefin Bay for spring break 2010

For the second year in a row, we've headed to the north shore of Lake Superior to Bluefin Bay.  Once again, Girl of the House and Ben have different spring breaks.  However, they overlap on the weekend, so Ben and Bekky have joined us for the final weekend of their college break.

It's drizzly and cold (36˚) but we've got a wood fire in the fireplace, good tunes on the stereo and games, books, jigsaw puzzles and knitting to keep us entertained.  

Well, OK, the knitting only entertains me.

I've got a lovely view and a comfy chair in my knitting spot.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Silent Auction

Every year, we have a silent auction at my hospital to benefit the local food shelf.  Last year I got a really sweet deal on a years worth of free range organic eggs, delivered right to my desk once a week.  Awesome.

I usually contribute a baby sweater.

This year, I've got a couple of different items.

A little pair of tiger baby socks.

A pair of Hippocampus mittens (my third pair - these are so much fun!)

In other news, spring has finally arrived in Northfield!  We still have piles of snow in the yard, but it reached 55 degrees today.

Paul joined me for a run, then we sat on the deck for our cool down.  Yup, he's wearing shorts on the 14th of March!  It's spring, I say, SPRING!