Saturday, March 26, 2011


I took a few pictures on our outing today...
The lions are here! The lions are here!
The Lions Bridge in St. Augustine is looking better and better...especially now that the lions are here! We drove to St. Augustine to check them out and to see some Spinners at the Visitor's Center, but it was just too darn crowded to find parking. So we drove through town, saw what we wanted and high-tailed it out of there.

The park areas on either side of the bridge are still under construction, but you can see tons of progress. We noticed some new palm trees around the American Legion building and it looks like more are going to go around the Ponce de Leon statue, too.
Then on the way home we spotted the Weinermobile!!
Totally awesome!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Cheap Chicks

While checking out the fliers that come with my daily paper, I ran across this one from Tractor Supply. Never in my life have I seen advertisements for chickens (well, chicks not chickens, I guess)! And they're dirt cheap! There's no denying that I'm a "city girl", I thought this was so funny (Carol...stop laughing!). But it was the cheap price that got my wheels turning. There was a starter kit you could buy if you wanted to start raising your own chicks, and it was only $19.99. I was really tempted...but we have enough darn animals around this farm as it is!
So if you want fresh eggs, this is how you get started...

Thursday, March 17, 2011


This gorgeous shawl is called Eiki (strength). The talented designer is donating all the proceeds to relief efforts in Japan. I bought it yesterday and cast on...and thinking/praying with every stitch for those poor people in Japan while they work though this catastrophe. Join me!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This is the winter drumline...Velocity! Guess you probably figured that out by their t-shirts, huh? Can you spot my two? Veronica is on the bottom row, second from left and Joey middle row far right.

Not too much to report around here...I'm still working (taking it one day at a time while things are crazy at work), busy with kids, knitting a ton, knees hurting so not alot of running, but some biking...same old, same old.

I'm so glad today is Thursday. Tomorrow is my day off and I'm doing the usual...laundry, catching up on recorded shows (CSI, Survivor and Hawaii Five-O, if it's a new one). I really tried to resist Survivor this time, but with Boston Rob coming back, how could I possibly?!

So yesterday was Ash Wednesday. Did you go to church for your yearly reminder that we are all but dust. Not butt-dust! Ok, that's a funny joke around the office, maybe not so much if you don't work at a church. Oh well. Don't quit my day job, right? Are you giving up something for Lent? I remember one time in church, the priest talking about "giving up" for Lent, and he suggested maybe doing something that was difficult or a struggle, instead of just giving something up. I thought that made much more sense and would probably be harder to do. I'm not doing either. I don't go to church at all these days, so I've taken myself out of the loop, so to speak.

On the knitting front, I just finished a pair of socks (pics to come, promise) and have a couple pair in the works for b-days coming up for friends. I'm working on a new sweater, too. Trying VERY hard to resist casting on another shawl (Girasole by Jared Flood), I really should finish by Bridgewater before I cast on another biggie. I may start a pair of mitts though...starteritis, I got it bad!

Have a great weekend...I maybe back before then to post knit pics.