Monday, November 30, 2009


The last rainy day of November, I am still working on setting up this new computer. I am very slow at learning the new system.
We did have a long relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Nicole and her reindeer.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yesterday's Sunrise

Yesterday morning, we open the garage to a beautiful sunrise. I am heading to work. Gary and Meggen hop in his truck, drive about a mile to take these lovely photos. The sunrise reflects in the standing water in the fields, as we have had lots of rain. Thank you, Gary for the photos. Meggen thanks you for the truck ride.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well, the highlight of the evening was a budget hearing for fire district 5. I am a fire commissioner, so we talked about money and planned a budget.

On the knitting front, I am going to knit myself a sweater. I saw the pattern on the cover of the winter edition of Interweave Knits. Then for the last 4 days, I have been looking at yarn and colors. I made the color decision, today, it is brick red heather, not bright red, kind of red/brown. I have been to WildFibers every day for the last 4 days, looking at colors.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Yesterday morning, I am heading to town for a sock class. The goats were loaded up in a truck and heading to their winter location. I have enjoyed watching the goats in the tent on rainy days, out in the field, and various position on their mound of dirt. It was nice to see them head out and hope they come back in the spring.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Nicole, playing soccer with friends

Peace, Nicole

Nicole, clowning around.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Finished knitting a pair of socks, today.
We are in the rainy and windy season, here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Furry Friend

Nicole and a hamster

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slow Progress

I am making baby steps of progress on my new computer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Nicole with Garfield

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Computer

I did buy a new computer, today. Hopefully, my hair is short enough, so I can't pull it out, getting the new puter set up. Breath and walk away.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ways to Communicate

For my birthday, I received wishes in different communication modes, snail mail birthday cards, wishes on this blog, email, telephone calls, ravelry and facebook wishes. How time has changed things. I did have a nice birthday.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Month

Well, it November and I feel randomly chatty.

Yesterday, Halloween, I was on ham radio, as my call sign ends in BOO. So, I called for conversations and then a bunch of hams wanted to talk to me, because of the BOO call sign. I was on the radio for 2 hours, talked to over a 100 people, got overloaded and walked away from the radio. It was kind of fun, kind of hectic as I am not a radio talker most of the time. It is Gary's thing, once a year it can be my thing, too.

I am teaching a sock knitting class, that started yesterday. Socks are a little complex, shaping for the heel, little yarn, little needles. One of the students didn't know how to knit, she did catch on fairly quickly. I felt a little challenged, not ever teaching basic knitting. I have some not ideal knitting habits and would rather have students get good basic skills. Her first sock is started. A couple of the down towns have afternoon trick-r-treat events, at the end of class a little Superman was walking through the yarn shop. Kind of an unusual sight.
I have started a few new knitting projects, yes, I start more than one at a time.
Some knitters are very good, start a project, finish it, then repeat the process. Well, I like the choices of knitting on this or that project, color, and then the easy portable project for little bits of knitting at lunch hour or other bits of time.

My thoughts on change, my brother Jeff and his wife Julie have a new house. A good change for them, putting it together into their home. With a shop, which will be Jeff's.

Today is the last day that I will be 56 years old. Where has the time gone? It is just a number, but a milestone at the same time. I feel well and positive, onto the next number. I do get a bit more selective with my time and how I spend it, as time does have a limit.

One little frustration, I have been shopping for a new computer and wanted to buy local. It does seem the local shop is not very interested, so researching other options. I had wanted to learn more about computers, backup systems. Looks like I have will the opportunity, if I buy from a "big box" store. Maybe a little more opportunity, than I would choose. Ah, well a learning opportunity.

It was a sunny early, a nice way to start the day with coffee and sunshine. Today being the first Sunday in November, meaning it is sock Sunday at WildFibers and I am the sock star or at least the person to ask questions about sock knitting.