Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dogs on Thursday

I can't believe how close we are to Christmas. I have yet to decorate anything, which means the girls don't have their Santa suits unpacked yet. But that will make a nice DOT post sometime in the near future. For now the weather is still mild with highs in the 50/60s. The leaves are still hanging on the branches and are a lovely array of fall colors. Lots of yellow and orange. The acorns are unbelievable this year. I thought with the drought there would be small and not very plentiful, but boy was I wrong. We can't take the dogs out with them getting some piece of an acorn pod stuck between their paw pads.
we had the girls out for a walk night before last and Molly suddenly start limping, no wimpering, just a sudden limp. It was dark out so we stopped under a street light and pulled an acorn pod thingy from between her pads.
Then yesterday, Rosie came in from the back yard and was walking funny but not really limping. When I went to investigate, you guessed another little pod thingy between the pads. The bad thing is we don't live in an area where the deer will feel comfortable to come and eat the acorns and there are more than the squirrels can handle. Not to mention the hawk couple that has taken up residence in the neighborhood has thinned the squirrel population a bit.

Lily and Molly though continue to have a good time looking for critters entering the yard.

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And Lily is eager to play.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

A lot to be thankful for...

This is the close of a long weekend for me. Giving me only four days left at my old job before starting my new on next Monday.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and many things to be thankful for.
I had intended pictures for this post but right now technology is not cooperating so let me just say that I am thankful for the following:

Spending Thanksgiving with family and the new little ones our family will be enjoying soon.
Our freedoms, the ability to travel freely in our country without fear or checkpoints.
A warm home, plenty of food and a job that provides enough to support my family.
Friends, at home and in blogland! A special hello to Amanda, Margaret and the Dogs on Thursday gang!
Having my Christmas shopping completed. :-)

In knitting news, I have completed a second facecloth and soap bag. I have finished one slipper and working on the second. The slippers dont' look like they do in the picture but I followed the pattern very carefully. The leg portion and cuff is in a knit pattern though clearly the picture is not. But, they look nice just the same. I have worked out the problems with the scarf that were plagueing me, more on that later. I plan to have pictures soon as possible.

I have discovered the trick to shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving, forget Friday all together go at 9pm or later on Saturday and Sunday, I did both nights and you wouldn't believe it, there was hardly anybody in the stores, which were well stocked and still had sales! So with the exception of one or two items I have completed my Christmas shopping!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Confounding Weekend

Okay so I was hopeful, I was even encouraged I was ready to start the I-Cord trim on the baby bog jacket. So at first for the life of me I couldn't remember how to do an I-cord trim on the jacket, I could make the I-cord itself but couldn't remember the procedure for attaching it to the jacket. I have no idea why, I've done it before, so in a fit of impatience I decided I would put a different trim on it and couldn't find anything I liked so I started crocheting a trim edge on it. Why is that news, because i don't know how to crochet. So I can't remember to the I-cord I have before and suddenly I know who to crochet. Okay. Then next I find a fatal flaw on the collar and sleeves and have to frog everything I had done on it that weekend.

I became frustrated with it and put it aside for a day or so and worked on my set spa set. Since they knit up quickly it satisified my need to feel as if I had made progress this weekend.

One thing I did accomplish this past week is this:

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And took a few pictures of the sky. For some reason I managed to not take knitting pictures probably a subconscience response to baby bog jackets plot against me.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Pictures of my Hunters by request

Here are some pictures of my fearless protectors and hunters. My flower garden is safe from hungry critters with these two on patrol.

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Lily and Molly:
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Rosie (there sister) "don't bother me I'm sleeping"
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Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wees had an exciting night

Mommy went to bed early last night so being the good companion that I ams, I went wif her. But by twos in the morning mees and mollys was bored. So wees protrolled the house. Mollys took the den and saw an intruder so she called for mees. I confirmed there was in fact a vicious intruder lurking near the fence.
I wanted to save my beautiful falcetto voice for when the intruder actually came ontos our property, but Mollys couldn't wait and having a voice of a car alarm she sounded the warning. I could hears mommy running up the hallway in her slippers. She came to the door by humans having poor eyes couldn't sees the intruder and so she opened the door and out we went, that stinking bunny rabbit won't come back for a long times. We ran up to the fence and told it to get away and not eat our mommys mums.
Mollys and I checked rest of the yard and everthings was fine, so we went back to bed. Mommys petted us and said we did a good job sounding the intruder alert, but maybe bunnies weren't so dangerous! NO Appreciation, I tells you!

Lily B. Hound

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to all you are serving, have served are have a loved one in the military.
My dad served on teh USS Gainard, DD-706 during the 70s. My grandfather served during WWII and lost half of his leg to a land mine. So to all those who have served and especially those who were wounded. Thank you!

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I am off today as the County is closed today in honor of Veteran's Day.

So I am using the day to relax a little and get some knitting done. I have scrapped the scarf for the moment, it was not turning out the way I wanted and I was afraid if I stared over it wouldn't get done in time for Christmas. So I have tucked it in the knitting bag and started some spa sets that are quick and easy to knit up. They consist of a facecloth, soap bag, slippers, and eye mask. I have the facecloth and soap bag done and half done with the eye mask and I plan to have that finished today and start the slippers today as well. I am knitting everything but the slippers in cotton.

Yesterday was also a day of backing. I baked a loaf of white bread for sandwiches this week and a loaf of banana bread. Although I have to admit that neither was from scratch this time. The banana bread mix I thought at Trader Joe's on Saturday and it turned out really well.

I hope everyone else is enjoying the holiday!
Happy Knitting.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Happy Joy Joy

This has been a really week! First, I got a new job, so excited about that!I will be working as a Planner in a neighboring county. I'm looking forward to that! I was interviewed on Friday and got the call on Monday afternoon. The people who I have met so far seem really nice and the buildings are all new so it looks like a nice place.
Larry got a clean bill of health this week so we are excited about that! But, now Lily is limping don't know why but I don't think it is her paw but maybe her elbow. So will have to take her to the vet.

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Also, I need to buy a new PDA, does anyone use one that they really love and recommend? I don't want a phone/PDA just a regular PDA. I'm thinking of an ASUS.

In knitting news I'm making a lot of progress this wee on both the scarf and the jacket, so that is good.

I have a meeting at 7pm tonight for work so I am going in late so I have spent part of the morning knitting.

Also, Halloween was fun. If you ever thought your job was hell, imagine going to work and seeing this!
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It's hard to see the horns in that picture but trust me there are there.
We had a lunch on the lawn activity our employees associates sponsors them once a month and they have grilled chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, whatever, this month was also the employee Halloween party and chili cook-off. If you went to the lunch in costume you received a free dessert. So naturally we had a few takers in our office.

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play!
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And remember the magic 8 ball? Well we had a walking talking one, but you can see the 8 in the pic, just the magic window!

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And of course, the Halloween tradition may not have started in the U.S. but that doesn't mean we can participate with American pride!

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And here is the gang on the way to lunch.
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It was a fun day. And the week is almost over and I have one more week to go before I start my new job. These are some of the people I will miss, they are a great group and the people that helped me the most while I was there! Jason, Matt, Leanne, Ellen and Cheryl, I'll miss you guys! And can only hope I meet people just as nice and generious with their time and knowledge as you were to me!

Happy Knitting Everyone!