Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
When Ben was in high school, his first car was a sweet little 1986 Saab hatchback. That Saab's been sitting in a shed here at home since 2006. We finally got it sent to the junk yard last week.
Every spring, the local EMS sets up a mock crash at the high school. Usually it's before prom,to fully frighten the kids into good behavior, but this year they were snowed out. The weather finally cooperated and they were able to do the mock crash.
Two days later his car returned to the high school.
Looks a little beat up after they cut the (mock) injured students out of it. Poor thing.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sorry Southern Minnesotans. Blame us. We wanted Paul to have today off as a holiday, and that was only going to happen if it rained.
We had a marvelously relaxing day. Big brunch. Movies (we watched Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook). Reading. Knitting.
Sunstruck is complete.
Honestly, the border took as long as the whole rest of the shawl. Tomorrow I'll block it.
I think I'll really like this one.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Finished and set to block on Thursday.
Modeled by Girl of the House today.
A graduation gift that will go off to Michigan in the fall.
These are the second pair of this pattern that I've knit. The pattern is well written and a quick knit. I really like the Classic Elite Fresco yarn. The addition of alpaca and angora give them a nice halo and they are so soft.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
This FitBit is pretty fun to play with. I can sync it to the app in my phone for instant updates.
Here's my stats for today:
Anyone else have one?
Wanna play along? I'm looking for friends! One of my work buddies has one, and she's definitely way out in front of me.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Apparently I have the attention span of Doug the dog from the movie "Up".
I'm off on another mitten chase. This pair will be a graduation gift for a girl that will be off to college in far northern Michigan. Damn near to Canada.
She was there last weekend to register and it snowed.
Sounds like mittens are definitely in order...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Girls summer soccer has begun, as evidenced by our 70 mile (one way) trip to Watertown this evening for the first game.
Luckily, this summer our league has four teams that are a minimum distance of 70 miles. There's one team 20 miles away. We're glad only half the games are away.
Hey, we won!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Local eggs for breakfast.
Don't you just love the speckled one?
Paul and I went to the Shepherd's Harvest festival today.
I managed to score some fun treats.
An Ellie Lida basket, some River's Edge Progressions merino sock yarn, and a double Yarn Buddy from Sun Valley Fibers.
I'm so looking forward to using them all!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The only other people I saw this evening while out for a run in the arb were two college age guys.
It was a beautiful evening.
I really expected to see more people.
But I did see one real harbinger of spring.
Trout lilies are starting to bloom.