Saturday, November 29, 2008
So, today I'm posting here instead of in my little book, which, btw, is a very pretty pink and green girly print, so not my style that I actually love it.
I'm grateful that Thanksgiving went smoothly and for my so good husband who cooked the turkey, make the gravies, heated up everything and got it all on the table. Extremely grateful for him, especially given the fact that I was in bed for most of the day sick. He really did a great job.
I am grateful for my mother, who is my anchor, my friend, confidante and cohort in Scottie dog amusement, and for Daddy Bill, who is her great companion and my friend.
I'm grateful for the best 2 kids anybody could ever ask for: my stepson, Maniek, Jr., and my daughter-in-law, Maria. How lucky was I to get them in my life?
I'm grateful for my three aunts who have taken care of me and supported me for a major part of my life.
I'm grateful for my sister, for my nephews and niece, for little Charli, and for all my other relatives and our family friends.
I'm grateful for my job and the wonderful old house we live in.
I'm grateful that Obama was elected. I know, it seems off the point, but I am.
I'm grateful for the aforementioned little Scottie dogs, who bring joy and laughter to our lives.
I'm grateful to have the love of so many people.
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I think Allison left for Texas and I'm a little sad that I never got together with her before she left. Maybe Annie knows where she is. And meanwhile, Michelle is due any day and I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT BABY TO GET HERE!!!
So I guess I'm just rambling, but really, that's why I started this blog. For me. To ramble on, rambling rose. OMG I'm making myself sick.
On a hopefully different and upbeat note, been reading all the blogs, posts, news articles etc. about Barney Bush biting that reporter. Apparently Ms. or is it Miss Beasley bit one or two folks as well. Nobody ever said the Celts were a warm and friendly people - I mean, after all, it's cold, wet and dreary where we come from. And one should respect another's privacy and reserve instead of intruding into personal space. Scotties are a funny little breed - very independent and very standoffish except when it suits them. But I like that in a dog...Bella was much the same, going her own way and only going along with the program if it made sense to her. Having a mind of your own is a good thing. And anyway nobody likes a wimp.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Mary and Helen just got back from a trip down south during which they visited the Biltmore estate. While there they picked up this cunningly adorable Scottie milk pitcher. We love it! Thanks again, M&H!
I mentioned before that we started up the Thursday night stitching club again -- well somehow I let my sister talk me into learning how to knit. Ok, to be fair, I asked her because there are such cool things you can knit and crochet seems limited, but maybe that's because I'm not really advanced. Anyway she started me out with a simple project on circular needles. Hah! I think this is her way of getting revenge for nasty things I did to her when we were kids. It's horrible. My fingers are clumsy and it turns out I was knitting backwards, or inside out or something, which made it worse. Even after Annie corrected me it's still the pits. IHE.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Also on the front page right next to the Phils headling, but much smaller, was this article caption, "USDA kills school food program", reporting that children all over Philly will not be getting their free lunches and breakfasts any more - maybe the only solid meals they were getting on a daily basis.
Who really knows the true meaning of suffering?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Taking poor Aspri to the vet today; her back and belly are covered with pimples and she can't stop scratching. I was going to try to make her do without meds for 6 weeks so we could get her allergies tested but I can't stand her suffering like this. I'll see what relief we can get her, and then perhaps in the cold weather when it goes away I'll get her off the meds and over to Metro Vet for testing. The problem is we can't give her steroids because she gets way too aggressive and attacks Puki and Mavri. She had poor Puki in a necklock last time. So I'm hoping Dr. B. can give us something else to help her out.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
With apologies to M. Night Shyamalan, I See Phillies Fans. All around the area I see people, even toll takers in their little booths, wearing Phillies shirts and all; wonder if they were fans before now? Sure hope the team wins so the home crowd doesn't boo them out of town! I know, nasty, but Philadelphia fans, and I include myself, are notoriously fickle and vocal in their displeasure.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I decided to use up a huge skein of baby soft yarn from Lion Brand that I bought for Michelle's baby blanket but didn't use, so I'm making a scarf. So far it's looking good.
I have Teresa's baby's sweater to finish, and the amigurumi elephant, then I'm going to try felting. Bought some great wool to crochet slippers for M which then get felted. We'll see.
Meanwhile we started up the Thursday night stitching club again but with a serious paucity of members! Actually, it was Mr. C, Annie, Mom and me last week -- waiting to hear from Helen and M&H will be back next week. I think we should expand our little circle!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
On the other hand (or hook as the case may be) afghan/tunisian/african stitch is pretty cool and lots o' fun.....but do the tunisian simple stitch first. The others are a tad challenging. I'll post some pix tomorrow. And some good links for learning it.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
So, a little catching up to do.
Friday was our last day in Maine (thanks again, Dotty Kay and David!) so we decided to really go tourist and spend the day in Bah Hahbah - and it was just as pretty as we'd heard it would be. Weather was great, so we walked along the Ocean Trail and through the town -- what a dog-friendly place that is!
Almost every shop has a doggie water dish, and all the shop owners welcomed our little companions. They were even allowed with us while we ate! All the pix are on SmugMug here. Look in the Travel Gallery for all the Acadia photos.
On Saturday we drove down to Boston (Woburn, actually) to see Ryan but it was so tight we only got to spend 2 hours with him over dinner at Asgard in Cambridge. Food was really great (although alas not vegan for me - eggs in the pasta, shame on you). Still, great to see him at all! Next time will be the holidays, I guess.
We stayed at the Hilton in Woburn and speaking of dog friendly! Unbelievable! Check out the Hilton dog bed, placemat and bowls! Pampered, anyone? We're lucky they were so accomodating. While we were out to dinner, there was a lot of coming and going in the the hallway and the Scotswomen had a fit. They did quiet down (or so the wonderful front desk clerk told me) but they had a restless evening. We haven't had that happen before, so maybe it's time to brush up on our hotel manners.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
But this morning!!! Too beautiful in a misty cool way-took the dogs out first thing and there was the sound, mist drifting over, sun coming up behind the mountains across from us, clouds, reflections, one or two anchored boats-almost saccharine in its beauty if it wasn't somehow hardy and New Englandish. I think I'll have to move here.
Off for a day of hiking around Acadia.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
...is unbelievable, still, even as I sit here anticipating windswept storms, no power, no facilities, just battening down the hatches and getting through it. My 3 companions are napping, soft music is playing, crocheting awaits. Life IS good.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Arrived here around 4:00 PM so we made excellent time considering we left home at 4:30 AM and stopped about 4 times. Long drive, but worth it just to see the changing leaves and view here. It's mysteriously foggy, which creates a wonderful backdrop for the sound and the mountains and trees. Our temp landlord tells us that Somes Sound is actually a fjord - will have to research that.
Although.....quiet might not be what happens over the next few days - someone said there's a hurricane or at the very least a nor'easter headed this way? Gack.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Finished the baby afghan for Michelle's shower last Sat which I alas was not able to attend, but it came out pretty good. Also the goony-looking amigurumi penguin. Love that little bugger!bunny now and want to do the elephant, turtle and octopus. The baby is now due 11/1; still don't know what it will be except adorable!