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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Elsa vs. My Shoelaces

Good morning,

While we were visiting with Elsa on Sunday she discovered my shoe laces. 

I've uploaded a short video here so you can see her in action:

She is so much fun!


Monday, February 18, 2019

Elsa at Six Weeks

Good morning,

Catherine and I went to visit Elsa at her breeder's yesterday.  She has grown so fast!
We stayed for about an hour and played with Elsa and her siblings.
We had Elsa out for awhile and played with her while she played with (chewed on) my shoe laces and her toys.  Then Alicia let them all out to play.  It was like the great escape as they all ran around the room chasing each other, us, and their toys.

Alicia is a fabulous breeder.  Not only does she breed for the best physical attributes, she gives the pups all kinds of opportunities to learn and experience the big, beautiful world from the beginning.

More puppy pictures coming soon!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

It's Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

Good morning,

I had an extra turkey in the freezer from Thanksgiving so decided it was time to thaw and prepare it.  We also purchase extra fresh cranberries each November and freeze them to use the rest of the year so I made cranberry sauce, too.

It was marvelous to have another Thanksgiving in the middle of February.

It will be fun when the weather warms up and we can enjoy more time outside!



Saturday, February 16, 2019

So Much Love in those Eyes

Good morning,

Our Penny turned 14 years old a couple of weeks old. 

There is something so very special about the love of an old dog.

We love you, Penny.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day - The Day After

Good morning,

How was your Valentine's Day? 

Ours was lovely with flowers and candy, a trip to the wood store and lunch out, followed by an evening at home with the pups. 

Retirement is GOOD!

All the best,


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good morning and Happy Valentine's Day!

The bud in the image above is ready to bloom in our dining room.  It is so very welcome on these cold winter days!

I hope you're having a wonderful day with those you love.

All the very best,

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WIP Progress

Good morning,

I'm making progress on the basket weave tunic sweater that is my waiting room project.  When I snapped this picture yesterday I realized I was also wearing one of my basket weave sweaters.  You can see a tiny part of the blue tweed sweater at the bottom of this image.  That blue sweater was made about 2005 while we were aboard Majesty of the Seas.  These sweaters last forever!

I switch back and forth between knit and crochet to give some relief from repetitive movements for my fingers as I've mentioned earlier.  My home project afghan got too big to carry around anyway so it wasn't a candidate for the needlework waiting room project. 

What are you making now?

All the best,