Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Morning After...

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We had a crazy wind storm coming through last night! The winds were howling around the house and the garden furniture was flying around the yard. 

Miss M. was visiting friends and we decided that she'd better spent the night over there rather then drive home. Good thing too since several roads were blocked by fallen trees! At one point around 150.000 people were without power, not us thankfully...

This morning everything is really fresh and bright outside, a great time to take some pics... (and do a lot of yard work to clean up the mess!)








Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Weekend...


Last weekend Mr. G. and myself went on a little road trip to visit Master C. at his university in Spokane, WA. (Gonzaga) I guess I'm becoming a true American now when thinking that four and a half hours one way is perfectly fine for only one overnight...

The views on the way through Eastern Washington were simply stunning. You can find more of my pics on Instagram, but here are a few anyway...





Our only reason to drive all this way was of course to see Master C. Here is a happy momma with her son:

Master C.

On our way back (oh boy was it hard to say goodbye for 5 weeks again!) we stopped by the Columbia Gorge, a great place to take a selfie! <wink>

Mr. G. and me...


I'm also glad to report that I have finally gotten over that dreadful cold and am back on active 'duty' at Little Bit, managed to get a short run in and went to my third yoga class this week. Yay, let the energy flow!





Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Maren Update...

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Can I just go for the record here and tell you that I am in love with my new Maren sweater/ cardigan! {smile}

I'm on day 8 of being sick (and being sick of it too!) so have had quite a bit of time to do some work on this Craftsy knitting project. Yesterday I joined the front to the back of the body and off we go, racing down to the bottom hem.

Last week Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat (no forewarning no nothing) and whammo, down for the count. Today is the first day that I'm truly feeling that I'm on the road to recovery, but man, it is so slow... No energy to be found. Just a cold for crying out loud! (ok, I'm truly rambling now)

Anyway, it has also been kind of nice just hanging around at home with nothing on the agenda, since I had to cancel all my volunteering and my newly found yoga class. I've been fiddling with a new header for the blog, done some knitting, did some lounging in front of the tv, did some rearranging in the front living room. (we have a house with two living rooms...) etc. Nesting while waiting for the looming darker days of Fall and Winter...

And yes, I made the Dutch map in the background.
Designed by Thea Gouverneur, all in tiny cross-stitch!

We did stop by the Pumpking Patch with Miss M.last week sometime. The weather was gorgeous and Miss M. so enjoys a visit to the pumpkin patch. Can you believe this will have been the last time we have done this together? (next year she will be off to university)

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In a couple of days Mr. G. and I will be off for an overnight trip to Spokane to visit with Master C. I haven't seen him for almost two months and waiting until Thanksgiving is just too long. So looking forward to seeing him again!  {smile}

Playing with new apps, this one is called Fragment...


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rainy Days...

... don't get me down! (the Carpenters) Yep, still lots of rain here, but much higher temperatures and we've even enjoyed ...