Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiger Yarn

has finally come to my stash. Seriously, I have been wanting this particular yarn for several years, but it is really hard to come by. Thanks to something Gaylen mentioned the other day, I found a store online that had it in stock.

They had "Monarch" as well, so at some point I (and perhaps someone else in my family) will be sporting wild animals and/or migrating insects on their feet.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


I do know how to do crafty things besides knitting.


Punch needle embroidery (I promise, this was the best reference link I could find).

(Just in case you wanted something for scale.)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

No, it wasn't weeds

tonight either. It started with roots and fungus,

then some other stuff was added to it. When all was said and done, it was soup. (I used a whole pound of mushrooms, seeing as they come in multiples of eight.)
While I was fixing dinner, Hubband was playing with Google Goggles on his phone. (He has had it for sometime, and uses it when he is out and about, he just doesn't usually need it at home.)

I guess he was testing its translation capabilities (I am guessing he wished it did Chinese too) and then he decided to see if it really did solve Sudoku puzzles.

The answer is "Yes."
(BTW, if you have a "smart phone" and don't have the GG app, you might want to get it. It is pretty useful, as well as entertaining.)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

She still loves

her coasters best of all. Shortly after I took this picture, she sweetly shared it with me by dropping it next to me on the computer. Then she picked it up again, dropped it in my lap, and then decided it needed another tour of the house. Who knows why, since it has seen it several times a day or night forever. (This one seems to be her most favorite, though there are two others on our bedroom floor, as well as one in the family room, and probably a few others scattered about.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Maybe I should

consider washing the kitchen window again if I'm going to keep taking pictures through it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

He hasn't been traveling

much at all today, other than to the office and back. I'm not feeding him weeds for dinner either. (Not that I have any clue why anyone would think that looked like weeds, or even what is wrong with weeds, if by "weeds" someone means salad.) I am feeding him something very fitting for a snow day.


Apparently Oribel missed him while he was at work today. She parked herself on top of my computer when he sat down at it to check some stuff, and then when he moved to the table,
she followed him right over to the top of his newspaper.


Because really, it is all about paying attention to her.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My owls

have toes. Or maybe my toes have owls. Whichever it is, I am really happy with them.




On Thursday,

I had a visitor show up in the mail. Wandering Woolomena gets to be here for a short visit/adventure until she heads out to her next stop.

Since I was in the midst of making cookies when the box arrived, she and Astrid helped supervise and inspect the finished product.

On Friday the three of us went to the grocery store, and the two of them were rather bossy about what was put into the basket and where.

On Saturday morning Woolie went with me help with stuff at church,

and then she inspected the "Birthday Party in a bag" project we do every year during Epiphany for the local Women's Shelter.

After that we stopped off to get my hair trimmed,

and then went home to fill water and food dishes inside and out. Woolie was glad she was inside when the turkeys came along for a snack. From there it was a pretty non-adventuresome Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

This morning Hubband

looked out our window down to the bird bath and said, "It looks like it got too cold for the birdbath to cope last night." (It was some number of degrees below zero, but I don't know how many exactly.) I came over to look, and sure enough, it looked like it was frozen over and then snowed upon. I can't say I was terribly happy about this since it meant either the birdbath was defective/broken, or that the outlet had broken or gone defective overnight. Later on I went out with a pitcher of water, my gloves and camera to document and remedy the situation. It turns out that nothing had gone belly up, nor was the water frozen over.
I have seen steam rising out of the water on some cold mornings and I think we just had a great visible example of science. I think the steam froze around the rim like it has before, but since it was so cold the ice crystals just made for a catalyst for more frost/ice to form a bridge. The ice is actually sitting about a fourth of an inch above the water.

Yep, there are a lot of pictures and they look almost all the same, but couldn't decide which one(s) I liked the best. Totally worth doing the embiggen thing too.(I promise, there are more I didn't share.)