Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Watch Wednesday

Because this girl is so freaking cool!


Monday, January 02, 2017

2016 Year In Review

2016 was a great year.  Loads of vacations, travel and fun.  I have also made a plan to start half decade birthday adventures.  45 is coming up and I either want to go treking or run a fun marathon.  Now to just decide and plan!  I know that 2016 had a lot of emotional ups and down for folks with elections and change, but for me - it was a centering good year.  Some of my totals are below:

Books Read (13)
Ghouls just haunt to have fun - 4
Ghouls gone wild -4
Travel - 1
English as a second language - 3
Ghouls, ghouls, ghouls - 5
Ghouls Interrupted - 4
Fire Touched - 5
What a ghoul wants - 5
Emperor's Edge - 3
The ghoul next door - 3
The Perils of Effrijim - 5
The first truth - 3
A girls guide to ghouls and murder - 4

Audible Books (22)
Cast in court light - 5
Cast in secret - 5
Forged - 5
Sweep in Peace - 5
House Rules - 5
In the company of vampires - 5
Nightwalkers - 5
Written in red - 5
Cast in fury - 5
Murder of crows - 5
Biting bad - 5
Cast in silence - 5
Kicking it - 3
Wild Things - 5
The Atlantis Plague - 4
Cast in chaos - 5
Magic Stars - 5
Visions in Silver - 5
The Adventure of Tom Stranger - 5+
Cast in Ruin - 5
Dragon storm - 5
Dragon Soul - 5

I knit 8,854 yards and again didn't spin.  The spinning upsets me because I have been knitting with a lot of handspun this year and I do so love it.  I think this next year I'll have to spin more.

On tap for adventures this year - another trip to Hawaii, more camping and a lot more hiking.  I think that Z is now old enough to start putting in some serious miles!

HAPPY 2017 everyone.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ten on Tuesday - the 5 edition

Carol asked us for this week:  5 best things I did this summer and 5 things I'm looking forward to this fall.

5 best things I did this summer would be:
1. Hooking back up with only friends
2. Camping and fishing with hubby & Z
3. Outdoor yoga
4. Getting back into hiking!
5. Glorious time in our back yard!

5 things I'm looking forward to this fall:
1. Cool weather - hand knits!!
2. Halloween!
3. Warm baked meals
4. Starting up the wood burning stove
5. All the smells and colors of fall!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Colorado Fun

We spent the past week in Colorado.  Ouray -> Salida -> Denver -> Salida

It was incredible.  The leaves are starting to change color.  There was a light dusting of snow all over the mountains.  The best part was seeing old friends.

A raccoon got into our car and tore it apart - but that is what adventures are made of!

A few things that I've noticed on this trip.
1. My kid loves maps
2. We all love rocks
3. Pink eye spreads really easily
4. We need to figure out a way to help a kid who can't write journal
5. The wilderness must be explored!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ten on Tuesday

I've decided to take back up with Carol's Ten on Tuesday.  Her question for this week is 10 things I did this weekend.

1. I picked fruit from my trees.
2. I made peach, pear, ginger butter.
3. I took my kid to gymnastics.
4. I got over a cold (thank goodness).
5. I had a bbq with great friends.
6. I reorganized my jewelry.
7. I cleaned (who ever gets away with a weekend of not cleaning?)
8. I finished a book (it was so-so).
9. I've been cleaning out closets and thinking about project 333 again.
10. I finished a pair of mittens.

Next time I promise to have a few more photos!

Friday, January 01, 2016

2015 Year In Review

It is that time again.  2015 has come to a close and I look back on what an amazing year we had.  Besides all of the adventures and family time I did manage to get a bit of reading in this year.

Books Listened To (I don't count these are reading) **** 33****
Up in smoke - 5 stars
Immune - 5 stars
Book of the dead - 5,
The wheel of darkness -5
Envy - 5
Wormhole - 5
Me and my shadow - 5
Mind games - 5
The unbearable lightness of dragon -5
Sparks Fly - 5
Stolen Dreams - 5
One bite with a stranger - 5
Monster Love - 5
Derik's Bane - 5
Rapture - 5
Cemetery Dance - 5
Big Bad Wolf - 5
Phantom shadows - 5
Forever - 5
Some Girls Bite - 5
Friday night bites - 5
Twice Bitten - 5
Dragon Fall - 5
Second Hand Souls -5
Men in kilts - 4
Drink deep - 5
Time thief - 5
Magic shifts - 5
Forsaken - 5 
Biting Cold - 5
The art of stealing time - 5
Sorcerers Stone - 5
The Atlantis gene - 5

Books Read ****10****
Lost Empire 2
Zen and the art of vampires - 4
Nancy Drew Secret of the Old Clock - 5 
Crouching Vampire Hidden Fang - 5
Aphrodite's Kiss - 5
Nancy Drew Hidden Stairs- 5 
Aphrodite's Secret - 3
Love, lust and pixie dust - 5
Aragon - 3.5
A Charmed Death - 4

8158 yards of knitting
I started off 2015 by trying to knock out the needle point I started in 2014.  I made it to October and decided to wait and finish the last two months.  Maybe I'll get on those this year.  Of the knitting. I made 4 sweaters, a handful of hats, mittens, sewed up a shirt and 2 dresses.  I also took up needle punching and latch hooking.  Over all a bit of a crap shoot for projects, but good.

In other news I did a massive destash this year and finally feel like my collection of yarn is under control and totally knitable.
I didn't spin at all this year.  A goal for 2016. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Garden Update

Well this year was okay for the garden - but not fantastic.  A number of seeds just didn't grow well.  The beets, cucumbers and peas all did terrible.  Potatoes, herbs, pumpkins and squash did well.  The tomatoes were just sad and tired all summer.  Too much rain I think.

 In other growing news I pulled out the front bed of our house - which was just bushes and planted flowers.  It will take a 
while for it to fill in ... 
But it will get there!