February 8, 2016

Keanu needs you!

At first, I thought there was no way that this was a real movie. I thought it was one of those spoof previews for a fake movie. But, surprise! It's real.

The movie looks kind of silly, but I still found the preview to be really funny. Yep. I totally see myself watching this once it's on DVD. It's a movie about a kitten! Who wouldn't want to see a movie about a kitten?




January 30, 2016

2015: A year in yarn

There wasn't too much happening in the crochet/knitting department last year.

I only completed one yarn project in 2015 and it was from the very start of the year. Lately, I have had limited thumb movement and it hurts when I move or even touch them. So using my hooks and needles has kind of been put on hold.

August 7, 2015


I did manage to crochet a couple of squares for my Tiny Squares blanket but the only completed project was my Anna ripple. I finished it in January and then took a year to weave in the ends. Out of all my ripples, this one is my favorite. All the different colors are so very pretty. My Mom has deemed it the most beautiful of blankets.


〰 Ripples 〰

Anna [ripple]

The Anna ripple is finally finished and has been given to my niece. My Mom has deemed it the most beautiful of blankets. ☺️

: :  Anna {ripple}  : :

Pattern:  Neat Ripple Pattern by Attic24
Yarn:  Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Hook:  5.5 mm (I) 

Finished Size:  51 x 51 inches




January 29, 2016

2015: A year in photos

Nothing says procrastination like posting an End of Year post for 2015 at the end of January.

I haven't turned on the computer since my last blog post. That's 42 days ago! Needless to say, blogging has not been the only thing that I have been putting off around here.

2015 was a bit of a blur. But here is what I remember...


January started with snow.

On New Year's Eve 2014 we said goodbye to my Cairo kitty. At midnight, on New Year's day, it snowed. It was a nice little happy moment on an otherwise sad day.

2015


In January, I saw quite a few sunrises. I am not a person that is usually up before the sun. So to catch a sunrise is always a treat. For some reason it makes me feel like a grown up. And there you go, I am a grown woman who doesn't feel like a grown up. Sigh... maybe some day.

Up earlier than the sun


In February, my brother invited us to go Quading. It was fun watching the kids and I fell in love with all that wide open space.

Back in February, my brother invited us to go quading. It was the perfect day for it too. ⛅️
Goodnight, Sun


In March, I went to one of the prettiest weddings that I have ever seen.


A couple of months ago, I attended one of the prettiest weddings that I have ever seen. ��


I also cut my hair. It was a pretty big deal really. The last time I had cut my hair was back in 2008.

What has this new haircut done to me? There will be pictures of me for days!


In April, the husband and I went to the County Fair and we worked on our Selfie game. We still have to work on it but we'll get there someday.

Carousel ��
I think we might be getting better at this whole couple selfie thing.


In May, I caught the sunset any way that I could and I managed to keep a succulent alive for over a month! And so begins my addiction to succulents.

I'll take the sunset anyway that I can get it.
I've had this little guy since March and it's still alive! ��


In June, I got my first iPhone. Of course, the first shot I took just had to be a sunset.

Back in June, I got my first iPhone. Of course, the first shot I took just had to be a sunset.��

We also had two of our nieces come to visit. Lots of going out to dinner and out to the movies.

Wait.  Picture purfect!

In July, I found my new favorite movie theater. Dinner and a movie all in reclined comfort.

Dinner and a movie all in reclined comfort. I think I found my new favorite movie theatre. ����

Our new dining room table also arrived. It's the first table we have ever bought.


August 2, 2015


In August, we went shopping for a new front door.


Front door shopping...��


And in September, it was installed.

In celebration of getting a new front door, I decided to try a Kneaders Vanilla Chai Latte. I found it to be a bit too sweet for my liking. ☕️


September had some beautiful sunsets.


Sunset swirl ��


October was spent taking care of Cleo. She had been sick since January and just wasn't getting better.

Warmth ☀️
This is one of the last photos taken of my sweet Cleo kitty. Sadly, she passed away the middle of November.


Sadly, in November, I said good-bye to my sweet Cleo kitty.

August 1, 2015


And because I fell in love with succulents, in December everyone got one for Christmas.

Succulents in the kitchen ��


One of the highlights of the year was during the Christmas/New Year's holiday. My sister came home for a visit and I finally got to meet her boyfriend. The four of us (and my brother) all went bowling. I had the best time!


Bowling buddies




Other years in review: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


 

December 16, 2015

December Reflections :: Fave Photo of 2015

December Reflections :: Fave Photo of 2015


Something that I love to do, whenever there's a lightning storm, is play around with long exposure on my DSLR camera. Which usually entails me keeping my fingers crossed the entire time that I actually catch something good.

One August evening, I was driving across town in the middle of the most amazing lightning storm. While waiting at a train crossing, I pointed my camera through the windshield, crossed my fingers and waited. This is the photo that I got. It's totally my favorite photo for the year.

Here is the original uncropped version of the above photo. Click on the photo if you would like to view a larger version.


August 11, 2015



December 7, 2015

December Reflections :: Branches

I have never met a tree branch that I didn't like. Well, except for maybe that one that hit me in the face when I was two years old.

I took this photo during this year's August Break. It is my favorite photo of branches that I have taken so far this year.

December Reflections :: Branches


December 4, 2015

December Reflections :: Red

Today my Reflection is about the color Red. 

Being that I still have not put out any Christmas decorations, this is pretty much the only Red thing that I currently have in my house. Well, except for my laptop and a super old flip phone. But those don't really count. 

I think this star was meant to be used as a Christmas decoration. I bought it one year around Christmas time and it has stayed out ever since.

December Reflections :: Red



December 3, 2015

December Reflections :: Best Day of 2015

Back in February, my brother invited us to go quading. It was the perfect day for it too.

The air was crisp and the sky was full of clouds. It was cool enough for long sleeves but yet not cold enough for a jacket.

The place we went to was a bit of a drive outside of town. I drove my car, but once we got off the freeway I ended up having to park and leave it there in the middle of nowhere since it doesn't have 4-wheel drive. We then all squeezed into my brother's truck to drive off-road to where we needed to be. But the time spent driving was worth it. The area was so pretty. So wide and so open. I loved just looking around and what made it even better was that we were the only people out there.

We were there for hours. The husband took his turn riding, but I mainly tagged along just to watch. I enjoyed my time sitting with the kids while they waited to ride and then watching them once they got their turn.

I would love to go back. I hope I get the chance to some day.

December Reflections :: Best Day of 2015


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