Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It is almost over

One more doctor's appointment this week and then hopefully things will start looking up for the holidays. T

The weather has finally changed & it is wonderful outside.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Velvet Night

Years ago there was a man by the name of Hank Ketcham who had a great talent. Not only could he draw a cartoon strip but he could also think like a 5 year old boy.

One of my favorite cartoon strips of all time go as follows:

Dennis the Menace sit up in his bed in his darkened room wide awake.
He tip toes down the hall to his parents room and they are asleep.
So he tip toes out of their room and down the stairs.
He promptly opens the front door and walks down the sidewalk.
After a short stroll he says, "There is nothing like a night that feels like velvet."

And tonight the night feels like velvet.

Breathe of Fall

Did you feel it?

It was fleeting like the shadow from the corner of your eye. By the time the feeling is recognized it is gone. Leaving only the feeling of loss and the yearning for more.

It is the tinge of autumn that rides the early morning breeze. Welcomed after the blazing of summer heat. It is the promise of tomorrow that leads us forward into more summer's blazing, knowing that soon enough the weather will cool & the days will shorten.

It is a Monday

You know it is Monday when:
1. You sleep for 1 hour and are awake four.
2. If there is something to trip over, you trip over it. (including your own feet)
3. The dogs & cat act like they never learned any manners.
4. All the things you planned on doing are now put off till manana.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Yes, it is morning. Ugh!!! Usually I am a morning person but today (well actually last night or maybe the wee hours of the morning) I had to take some meds. I am now paying for it. So much to do today. Right now all I want is to curl up and sleep.

To top everything off it is going to be another day above 90 degrees again today. I have stopped counting but it has been a long, hot summer. I want & need some cool weather.

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Quest

Since I seem to be unable to get anything in my house to become organized, cleaned or otherwise presentable. Also every knit project I start I seem to get it partially done and then decide that the challenge is gone from that project so it holds no interest for me.

I have set myself a quest. My quest is to find all the information that I can find about left handed knitting. Most articles & books seem to stop at "this is how you knit and this is how you purl". No I have been knitting about 20 odd years and don't claim to know much about knitting but everything I have read about left handed knitting answers few of my growing list of question.

So the quest begins. I will let you know how it goes.


Argh! I have accomplished nothing constructive today. It is almost 9PM and my quandary from today will be the the same quandary that I have everyday. I start to feel light headed. I know that I must either stop what I am doing and rest or my world will spin out of control. One way or another I will accomplish nothing. Oh well! At least I have a challenge to face tomorrow. Night to all!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


So Mia went to her new home on Saturday. Yeah! I think it is a great fit.

2 nights without the heating pad & muscle pills, Yeah!

It is still hot out but it feels like fall is just around the corner. All the schools are back in session. Yeah!

I need to shampoo my throw rug, restack the wood on the porch, mow the yard one more time, buckle down & get a Christmas present I started done, move a bed upstairs & reorganize my workroom. Then after all the doctor visit next month start compiling Christmas presents so they can get mailed out before Thanksgiving. Ahhhh!

I love fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Busy or Buzy

Busy or Buzy, which ever way you say it this summer has been crazy. As summer closes it is time to update.

Mia will hopefully go to her new home this week. 8 homes in 4 years has been her life. I am praying that the 8th will be her forever home. Her new mom is the perfect person. She loves these giants and is making preparations to welcome Mia to her new home.

My son pounded posts and helped me put panels up for the new dog yard. Thanks Josh. While his wonderful and sweet wife bought us all lunch. So the Dynamic Duo have a new place to run and play that is outside.

My back needs winter to come so that I stoop working it so hard. It has been protesting since Saturday

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Blog Change

I am changing the scope & perspective of this blog. From this day forth it is becoming someone else's story. I believe that every life force in this universe we call home has a purpose. Now this may a strange statement that seems to be at odds with the fact that I am a born-again Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is God & my Lord and Savior. It is only through Him that I may enter heaven.

Before some of you start screaming that I am a heretic, (audio, vide, percipio), listen, see & learn.

We each have an essence. Everything living thing has an essence. That essence, the real, permanent, individual & ultimate nature of a thing (from Webster's Dictionary). This is how we tell a tree from grass, a fish from a snake, etc.

We as people each have our own essence. Since we are the ultimate life force created by God, we have certain responsibilities. We are responsible for our own choices. A tree never has choices, as an example.

Since we have choices we have responsibilities for the things we choose to do. Doing nothing in a situation is a choice. We are responsible for our actions and how they impact the rest of the living forces around us.

So enough of my philosophy. This blog is about I choose to impact other life forces. These life forces are named Chewbacca, Loki, Daffy & Mia. This will chronicle their lives.

Friday, July 22, 2011


I am craving Shrimp ceviche tacos with avocados, cilantro & lime.. Just saying

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


No matter your definition of a hot day, this is it!!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011


Love, love , love Panzanella Salad. Of course I am a bread junkie. Yum!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Tree Houses

I like living in my Tree House. Well it is not actually a tree house. you see it sits on the edge of a little ridge and the hill slope steeply down so I am at tree top level. I love being able to see off in the distance.

I also have the advantage of being able to see the wildlife at all levels. Ground level has opossums, worms, lizards, turtles, salamanders, foxes, deer, roadrunners, snakes & rabbits.

Mid level of low branches and tall shrubs have small birds, praying mantis, lady bugs & butterflies.

Tree tops are larger song birds, squirrels, hawks, crows.

There is always something to watch from the tree house.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Hunter & Gathers

This is a blog for all who are or wish they could be hunter & gathers. http://georgiapellegrini.com/ Check it out!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Long Night

It is going to be a long night. Actually the next 3 days are going to long since we are in the middle of the bullseye for severe storms. Basement is almost step up. Think I will just leave it set up over the winter so I don't have to go through all this work next year. Well off to watch some more radar. Everyone stay safe.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One Step Closer

It has been a long winter, short spring and now summer is here . I'M NOT READY. Oh well, it is here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Master Classes

Well, I decided to jump off the pier into the deep water this last weekend. I just decided to start my Master Knitting Certification classes. I also decided to start at the very basics. Hopefully I can complete all of these courses before my grandchildren graduate from college.

So back to knitting. Have a wonderful evening.

P.S. These wonderful hats patterns were designed by Jared Flood. He has the most beautiful designs. You can find him on Ravelry or at Brooklyn Tweed

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rain Clouds!!!! Southern Missouri is floating down stream already. I know one thing for sure - 12 inches of rain is a huge amount of water.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Time Phlys

Time passes at warp speed these day. Spring weather has developed it's own schizophrenic personality.

First we have snow, then heat close to 90, then cold below freezing, then back into the 70's, and now...... Does someone have an Ark we can borrow? In the last week we have had 10 inches of rain. Spring is usually 2 to 4 inches. Clouds, rain, hail, tornadoes,and wind. pond and creeks are flowing over.

But this is Missouri so give us 5 minutes and the weather will change.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Seven days ago the temperature was 80 degrees. Alas today it is below freezing but there is still beauty.

Monday, March 21, 2011


There is a time in the night when all is at peace. The world is silent. Nothing stirs, there is no sound. It is a time of rest.

Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Spring has sprung here. Today I mowed but only about an acre, started tilling the garden and discovered a new fun play toy. The best part is it is free!

I love to read but I also love to knit. I have always had problem knitting while reading. Balancing book, knitting directions, yarn and needle was just beyond my capacity. So I discovered Kindle for my PC and since I have a 13" laptop I can now read books and knit at the same time.

The best part is that most of the great classics are free and so is the Kindle app.

I love reading the classics. This is a very good spring indeed.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Water in it's mild forms is gentle, comforting & beautiful. When it becomes vicious it is horrific. Please remember the people of Japan. Most if the deaths are not from the earthquake it was the tsunami. They had 20 to 30 minutes from the time of the hardest earthquake to the tsunami to get to the highest point nearby.

Prayers for the people of Japan.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Stop the World.

Today started out with me being, literally, dizzy. Since my Meniere's disease has decided to flare I have been riding a tilt-a-wheel almost every day. Not getting much done. This to shall pass.

Spring is almost here. We change time next weekend. Now if we can get rid of this cold raw weather. I am ready for the red bud and dogwood to bloom. The grass to green and the trees to leaf out.

I love spring.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Ahh Saturday

Saturday has turned into food day.

Made yogurt it won't be ready until tonight or tomorrow. Vegetables ready to go into the oven for roasting. Love roasted veggies. They can be eaten as they are or in a stew or blended down into a mole for burritos.

Next is to do the refried beans and rice. Now off to make bread and then maybe some orange & yogurt "ice cream".

Good eats the rest of the weeks!

Friday, March 04, 2011

I know

I know that I didn't blog yesterday. Yesterday's schedule was up early and out the door. Not home until dinner time. I had a great time all day. Just no time to blog. So I will forgive myself and go on.

Today made Lemon Drops cookies and had my hair cut. I have the absolute best young lady who cuts my hair. She is my youngest daughters bestest friend, great mom., wife & a so kind.

So tonight I need to knit. Which I may do. Then again I may not, haven't decided yet.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

It is about time!

I am making some changes in this blog and my life.
1) I am going to blog every day except when I have no internet connection.
2) I am going to get rid of some more of the clutter in my life.
3) I am going to stop making so many plan and go with the flow more.
4) I am going to stop feeling guilty about doing nothing.
5) I will stop now because I am getting bored.

Tomorrow on to doctors and a lovely day with one of my girls.
Now back to Tasty Kitchen.I love a good recipe and they have many.

Friday, February 04, 2011


Today is one of those nothing days. I don't want to knit. I don't want housework. I actually want to so nothing. But I must do something. I have a deadline to meet. I dislike deadlines actually love the sound as deadlines go quizzing by ( line borrowed from Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy). I want to go sledding. I want to walk in the snow while it is snowing. I want to eat. I want to cook and I want to eat.

So because of circumstances beyond my control. I must do things I don't wish to do and by pass things I would love to do.

The End

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I love the word quandaries. It just sound like its self. I also like quagmires. Maybe it is a Q thing. I love the word I do not like the reality. Today I have a quandary. Exercise or no exercise, for most people this would be a no brainier. For me it means exercise brings weight control & feeling better Exercise is good for my body and emotional well being but it brings on my meniere's attacks. So that is my quandary to exercise or not to exercise that is the question. (My apologize to Mr. Shakespeare)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Oh What To Do

I have no lack of house work that needs to be accomplished. Actually my work room should be at the top of the list. Every time I look at my work table & desk I cringe and then close the door. Since there are no deadlines looming it shall wait for another day. Back to my knitting!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Much ado about nothing

It is cold, the sky is grey. Will we get snow or won't we? Here in the hills one never knows. We shall wait and see.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


I want Pazole, foamy, spicy, tongue searing Pazole.
But I am settling for Gumbo. I want something hot, spicy, & soupy. Gumbo with lots of rice, beans & tomatoes will do the trick. If I had more ambition I would make some water crackers with chili powder. But when my cold moved in my ambition moved out. So Gumbo here I come.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


I hate having a cold. I always know when I am going to be sick. I crave junk food and then WHAM! I come down with a cold. I just hate having a cold.