A Cold List

Today, for you, is a cold list.  That is, a list because I have a cold and I'm tired and can't come up with anything else.  NOT because it is cold outside.  Because it's totally not.  A balmy 66 degrees which feels hot compared to the 20 degree weather we had recently.  Anyway, on with the list....1) Paul finished the puzzle without me:...more

Owl Hats and Apple Pie (Because they go so well together....)

Saturday morning around here was cooooooooold.  The pond even started icing over:....and the grass was crunchy....more

Not Quite Ready

Last night this happened:Can you see it? (No, it's not that I need to take down the hummingbird feeder.... but I do.)...more

A List and a Realization

Before I go to work at the yarn shop today, a list:1) On one of the last days before it started getting dark at 2pm, Paul and I went for a walk at Thacher Park.  So pretty.  We always say we should do that more often but only do it sometimes....more

Time

We set the clocks back an hour this weekend.  Apparently that was the end of daylight savings time.  I never know the difference - just that we have to move the clocks back or forward.  Every year, for the whole the day before we move the clocks, Paul walks around saying things like, "It's 5 o'clock, but really it's 4 o'clock"  or "It's 11pm but really it's 10pm so it's still early" as a way of gearing up for it.  Then the whole day after we change the clocks, I walk around saying, "It's 11am but gee, it ...more

Synesthesia - do YOU have it?

I was supposed to blog about synesthesia a while ago but it got lost in a jumble of knitting, spinning and food items.  I heard about Synesthesia on a podcast when a woman was talking about associating certain people with colors.  As the podcast went on, I realized that I have a form of this, the "spatial sequence" form....more

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Oh, you know... we had the usual:  eggs, sausage, toast with homemade strawberry jam and a five pound chocolate bar.We've been putting off opening this humongous thing, until just the right time.  And Sunday morning breakfast it was....more

There Is No Knitting in Prison

Some days working at the yarn shop just cracks me up.  This weekend, starting today, is the yearly Old Songs Festival at the local fairgrounds.  Every year there are some new customers who discover the shop while attending the festival but also "regulars" who only come to the shop once a year when they come to the festival....more

Problems. I Have Them.

It's good to know that others have the same 'problem' I have. I have to close my eyes as I walk ...more

Why?

The doodlebugs have hit the "Why?" stage.  Wish me luck getting through it....Conversation the other day with B:B: (as he is getting into the stroller and sees a leaf on the seat) "Can I eat that?"Me: "No. You cannot eat that."B: "Why can't I eat that?"Me: "Because we don't eat leaves."B: "Why don't we eat leaves?"Me: "Well, actually, we can eat lettuce leaves. But only lettuce leaves."B: "Why can we eat lettuce leaves?"Me: "Because they are good for us."...more