Saturday, February 21, 2009

Works in Progress

Today you get to see what's on my needles - and one that's just off my needles and is blocking.

This is Synocapted Lace - a shawl from the Seven Deadly S(p)ins club. The "sin" is Pride and I'm sure I will be proud to wear it. It shades gorgeously from orange/pink to pink/purple. It's pinned out here blocking and in a couple days (maybe) I'll have a photo wearing it.

Next up, from the Ram's Club Sock Club is Goodyear Treads.

These are for Wayne and shade from brown to grey. I have a bit more of the leg, then the cuff ribbing and they will be done. I started them while in Puerto Rico.

Lastly, a bright pair for myself. I'm knitting along with several friends on Ravelry. These are called Firestarters.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

My sweetie and I are planning a quiet dinner at home tonight. He's cooking salmon on the grill and I'm fixing the rest of the meal. A nice bottle of wine is chilling in the refrigerator. I even made dessert; something I rarely do. Or maybe I should say I tried to make dessert. He loves lemon and wanted to make something other than Lemon Meringue Pie. When I saw a unique recipe for Lemon Cake I hoped he would like it.

I guess when the recipe said to spray the pan with the cooking spray that has flour in it, there was a reason they specified that kind.

The crumbs are delicious!

I hope you are enjoying your Valentine's Day.

Family Time in Uvalde

W & I have returned from visiting S and family. The biggest surprise was how much the Peanut is talking now. Four and five word sentences are not uncommon - when we last saw her three months ago she only said a few words and most were hard for us to understand. Now we can have conversations with her and we loved it. It is fascinating to watch her mind work and hear the words come out.

She was intrigued with Grandpa's beard... (she called him Granpapa a lot)

She helped Uncle C build with Legos (C's favorite toy!)

When she saw me rolling out the noodle dough, she rushed to find her rolling pin in her toy kitchen so she could help...

She thinks she's ready to go to the rodeo after UC found her boots and hat in the closet.

Well, maybe not quite ready. She got in some "rodeo practice" before we left for San Antonio.

She wasn't ready to ride the pony at first, but it didn't take her long to enjoy it once the pony started moving.

We finished up the rodeo day with the best treat ever!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

W & I have returned from our yearly winter trip to Puerto Rico. Have no doubt, it was wonderful time.

We spent the first two days in Rincon, on the beach, sunning, reading, and taking it easy.

This lighthouse in Rincon is situated in a very nice waterfront park. We strolled around, took pictures, and read our books. There were less than 5 people in the park while we were there so it felt as if we were in our own back yard - I wish!

The remainder of our time in Puerto Rico was spent with the Princess. She just turned 5 so we celebrated her birthday by taking her shopping for a new outfit and then to see the movie, Hotel for Dogs. She had a great time!

Grandpa most enjoyed the beach time with her - and we spent quite a few hours there as we were staying just steps away from the beach.

We had a couple free hours before we needed to be at the airport so we headed to yet another beach and one of our favorites - the quiet, deserted beach at Pinones where the only sound was the waves.

All too quickly it was time to return home. Our souvenirs are our wonderful memories and the anticipation of time together again.