Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yarn Along




I  am down to the border on Color Affection. One lone ball of yarn to work with which is nice. No more untangling balls of yarn!

I have been listening to audio books like crazy. Today I'm starting 

This is a first for me. I heard so many had read it in school. Not me!

What are you knitting and reading these days?

Joining Ginny

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekending





As usual the weekend was over way too fast
Saturday was one of the nicest days of the summer weather-wise
76 degrees, sunny, no humidity and a gentle breeze blowing 
I started the day at the beach 
After I puttered around the house 
I enjoyed the rest of the day outside
I don't think we even came back in the house until after 11 pm
Sunday started out cloudy and quickly turned humid 
Overnight we had constant thunderstorms through today at around 11 am 
Crazy!  

How was your weekend? 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yarn Along




I cast on another sock because I  needed a simple one to work on without thinking.  I am so in love with this yarn.  It's Mad Tosh Sock (I think?).  They are more gift socks that aren't due till September so there's no rush.

I have been all about the audio books recently.  I'm almost half done with this.  


A nice light "listen".

So what are you reading and yarning around with?  Join us over at Ginny's

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekending - The Fast Version


Another fast weekend went by but it was jam packed with lots of action
Saturday was a bit of knitting 
And some shopping
Along with hanging out with the parents and having a drink at one of our fun spots
Sunday we were up early and out the door to take my Dad to the New England Dragway
I hadn't been to the drag races since I was a kid 
My dad raced for years when we were little but got out of it as us kids grew up


One of my favorite races was this between these two Camaros
I was partial to the old one on the left because I had one just like it in white
I didn't think it was much of a match with the brand new one on the right
The old Camaro won the race though
Who says new is better?

How was your weekend?

Joining Karen

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Smaller Than I Remember

On our trip to NY this past weekend we made a stop at my grandfather's house.  It has been sold and it was time to clean some stuff out of his garage.  Unfortunately most of the stuff in the house had been ruined last year to a flood from a busted pipe.  I walked around and took pictures of the yard that my brother and I played in when we were kids.  


To the left of the garbage barrel was a pool that was 18' around.  My grandparents put it in when we were little so we could play.  After my grandmother died in 1988 my grandfather took it down.


The house itself is tiny.  Maybe 700 square feet?  I still can't believe they raised two children in that house.  As small as it seemed when I was little - it seems that much smaller now that I'm an adult.  It was surreal to walk around the rooms (that by the way, have totally changed since they had to do the major renovation from the flood) that I grew up in and played during the summer.  I could still see my grandmother cooking in the kitchen, my grandpa working in his garage and I could hear my brother chasing me in the yard. 


The one big tree is so overgrown.  The new owners will probably have to take it down.  I can't imagine what damage the roots have done.  


Those were my grandfather's gardens.  He would plant tons of basil and tomatoes and lettuce.  It's so sad to see them overgrown.  He hadn't lived there for about 4 years prior to his passing so it was all pretty much neglected.

As sad as it is to see the house go it will be nice to see a new growing family living there.  That's what makes a house a home.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yarn Along





Color Affection has been my main knitting project. Although I'm having second thoughts about the beige I picked for the "sand" color I think it will look ok once the third color is added.

I bought myself a new knitting bag and it's so perfect for a two color project. It has two separate compartments to separate your skeins along with a tab so you can "guide" your yarn. I love it. I found quite a few bags at Daisy Said so you have been warned. Click at your own risk! (I just clicked and she seems to be on vacation so my credit card is thankful).

I have about an hour left to listen of Sheepish and have the next book loaded and ready to go. It's also time for a library trip to pick up some new reading material there as well. 

Joining Ginny

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

Should I be embarrassed to say this ToT took me under 3 minutes to complete?  It's all about ice cream and that is my favorite. I blame my grandfather. Every night he had his dish of ice cream while watching his TV shows. When he got into his 90's he would ask my grandmother for another bowlful - he claimed he never got the first serving (we said it was the start of his dementia but I think he knew what he was doing).  So I'm joining Carole in bringing you My 10 Favorite Ice Cream Flavors.



Let's do this by location, shall we?

If I'm at Baskin Robins I'm eating
1.  Bubblegum.  I lived on this during my pregnancy.  And yes, my daughter loves it too..
2.  Pralines and Cream.  Heavenly....

If I'm at Carvel I'm having
3.  Plain old vanilla in a cone with colored sprinkles

If I'm at my local ice cream place, Greys in Tiverton I'm eating
4.  Pumpkin (but only in season)
5.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

If we take a trip to Friendly's I like
6.  Hunka Chunka PB Fudge (especially in a Reese's Sundae)
7.  Mint Chocolate Chip

Now if I plan on just sitting home and eating it out of the carton I'm buying

Ben and Jerry's
8.  Phish Food
9.  Cinnamon Buns
10.  Heath Bar Crunch

And you can be sure that tonight will include a trip for some ice cream.

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