Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hello, Spring!
The leaves are unfurling and flowers blooming. Spring, at last! It's been a long, long winter, and a tough one. Unemployment is rampant in our area, as it is in most places. We are both still working, but Rich's job is slow. We shall dig in and hang on.

Here is our big, handsome boy!

Some things that have
happened: Rich got the bike out and had his first ride of the year in early March. He has been riding quite a bit in this warmer weather, and I have ridden with him a couple of times.

My sister and her husband bought a brand-new GoldWing.

A long-time friend of our family
sent me this picture from 1942. That's my mother in the first row, second from the right, and her sister in the second row, third from the left. Pretty cool to have this picture from their Junior High School years!

The marsh marigolds bloome
Aren't they beautiful? They line the banks of the stream and are always one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring.
Our grandson loves to go out and look for fishies in our little stream...

And play on Dead Walnut Tree:

That's his daddy there with him. Robby was walking alongside the tree and saw a branch that had fallen to the ground. He said, "That's broken, Daddy." Then he turned away and said, "I don't want to see that." :D

I am woefully behind on my deadlines for the 50States socks...Laura has been very patient, but I think I need to kick it into a much higher gear and get it done. New sock pics coming soon!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Three More States on the Way...
This is North Carolina, in Crystal Palace Maizy.

This is Kansas in Crystal Palace Panda Silk.

This is Texas, in Panda Silk DK.

These yarns all all just yummy! Soft, nice hand, great to work with. NC and KS will be in the mail to ProfLaura in a couple of days, and TX should be done shortly thereafter.