Here's a picture for you, Carissa. Amber (neighbor girl) made a snowman in the swale in the front yard. It' pretty out there, but I think it's gonna melt today. Dad, Jeff and Todd (Steve wasn't feeling up to par - probably too much food the day before :-) went four wheeling yesterday and you can see some pictures on Dad's picasa album.
Early Sunday morning when Dad and I went out for our walk the leaves on the roses in the front yard were coated with dew just on the outside - like the edges were dipped in sugar - (I'm not trying to keep up with you photographers - or wait - maybe I am :-).
This morning I am taking Clair to the doctor and then this afternoon will be doing some getting ready for Thanksgiving things.
It's in the low 20's today. Tim got a call right at 6 sharp from one of the fellows, who has the "flu" and will not be in today - vomiting, the works. It's quite common and one begins to wonder how many times a person can have the flu! Anyway, this means he is one man short and will probably have to spend some time working outside, so he went upstairs and added some layers of clothes. He doesn't mind it, though - he actually enjoys some physical work, always has.
We had Sunday lunch here yesterday and had Doug Arestead with us - he is a brother to Gwen from Wisconsin.
No pictures to post this time - you can see a few on Tim's picasa site from their Saturday four-wheeling trip.
I saw this attachment for the Kitchen Aid, which I really think is neat. The beater has little blades like windshield wiper blades on it. The reviews I read on it were very positive. This is my one complaint with the Kitchen Aid - it is hard to get a scraper down to the bottom. I was trying to cut and paste a picture of it, but am not successful. You can see it here. Plus this web site is neat.
Diane Thom had a tree in her yard that needed to come down and asked Tim if he wanted to do it and then he could have the wood. What do you think he said? Yes, you guessed it, he DID want the wood. Last night he and Steve (thank you, Steve) worked for the evening, starting at 4:15 to take the tree down and haul the wood over here. Now here is what the other half of the garage that used to house the pick-up looks like. He and wood is kinda like me and fabric, very hard to resist! The picture is a little dark, but you can see the wood - the shop will be toasty this winter.
I decided to venture over Post Falls way today since I had seen a couple of thrift stores that I wanted to go to. Since I was going near the PF library, I stopped in. They have that used book store in the lobby and I found a rack of magazines -FREE. You could take what you wanted and then bring some in exchange. I felt guilty taking them since I hadn't brought any, but I have a bunch I will bring next time I go that way. Only about half of these were from that free bunch - half I got at a goodwill store.
When dad got home we decided to go to Applebees. The lobby was so full I couldn't even get up to the hostess to give our name. We left and went to I Hop. Browsed Barnes & Noble for awhile and came home.
Here's the start to our day, which promises to be sunny. Those pink and yellow-lined clouds are so pretty that I had to take a picture.
Here's the potholders that I made. Naturally I couldn't do anything simple, so it took me awhile to make this pattern, but it was fun. What size are the ones you made? These are 10 inches, plenty big, I think.
Time for my workout - I got a DVD out of the library "Keeping fit in your 50's" - so I am trying that. A little more interesting than the treadmill.
with myself, that is. I had 10 ladies here this morning for brunch and I forgot to take a single picture. I even had put a new battery in the camera and had it sitting on the fridge (of course, a mistake - should have had it in plainer sight). Oh, well, sigh. Lots and lots of good food - we had several pastry dishes, some with fruit fillings etc. One was a scone with devonshire cream - now that is pretty classy.
Oh, well, guess I'll have to post a picture of Hunter instead then. He was having a snack of chocolate chips, since he was a good boy and had eaten his supper.
Our new computer cord came yesterday - just in time - as I couldn't wiggle the cord any more to get it working - so I was without a computer for about 2 hours (gasp) until the UPS man rang the doorbell. So all is well.
Here's the quilting that I am doing on the baby quilt. I hope someone has a baby boy so this quilt can find a home! I am trying to simulate the ruff of hair on the duckie's head with the quilting. I'd like to do some sayings around the border. Seems like I remember a song we sang in kindergarten about a "holiday with our pails and shovels." Some words from that song would be cute if I could remember.
Say, Carissa, where did you get the pattern for those potholders you made with the divider on the back side to put your hands in? I'd like to make a couple...
A rainy day in which I don't really feel like going out, but I think I will anyway - and do a couple of little errands.
Be sure and look at Carissa's Picasa pictures - they're under the October 8 pictures which show the ocean and bridge. There's a hilarious video of Ben doing a skit.
Carissa, I'm finishing that old baby quilt top with the baby ducks playing on the beach that I did in log cabin. It will wait for a boy baby to give to!! Then I am going to work on the picture that I have started of my mom