Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Love this picture....

This old print hangs above our sideboard in the living room and I've always loved it.  And..one of the Bible apps have a daily verse you can put on  your own photo, loving that also.

 Last evening we watched a movie we bought at Walmart's for only $5.00.   I thought it would probably be boring and a dud...BUT...I absolutely loved it.  It is the story of a Seal named 'Andre', based on a true story.  Wow!  what a keeper.  Just so you know, I am still knitting away on my sock.  It is coming along toward the toe now,  isn't that something you were dying to know? lol.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sweet Violet...

When I clean house....Violet is never far behind me, testing out a freshly washed chair cover or hassock towel.  I don't mind a bit though. She is a wonderful companion.  I've been ironing today and washing things up, a good accomplishment, and satisfying.

I watched the animal rescue program on our local channel, today it was about the recovery of a sea lion...or should I say seal?  I think they are different.  Some brute shot the poor thing with a pellet gun up close.  The vets at Sea World counted 100 pellets in the face and around its eye,  The seal lost its eye due to this abuse and a nasty infection from the pellets.  The seal almost died in the midst of the recovery process,  but finally recovered and was set free,  and the vets felt sure it would be able to survive,  even with one eye.

I had seen a video on you tube quite a while back....about Sea World abusing the whales (?).  The creatures then supposedly took it out on the show-time performers ramming them and such other scary scenarios.  So this was good to see....

Friday, March 16, 2018

A Lemon!

I could  hardly believe my eyes!  Last week at my local library,  I noticed that the library had a lemon tree....and it had lemons on it.  Sure, it is spindly but this is the first time I ever saw a lemon tree bloom and produce lemons in March, in Pennsylvania! (or any other month).

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

My Shamrock....

 My Shamrock is messy because the delicate flowers die off daily and make a tangled mess that hangs over the edge of the pot. But! .....Every day the shamrocks open and new flowers spring up, delicate and yet sturdy, no matter what the weather is like!   (It has tubers instead of roots)     I like the way the shamrocks open every morning and close up at night. It is undoubtedly my favorite houseplant. As I was watering it this morning, I thought to make it the item of interest on my blog. What is your favorite houseplant?  Wax  begonia would be my second favorite.
I just looked up its info and learned that there are more than 800 species of Lucky Shamrock, or Oxalis Regnelii.  I was amazed to see that there are Shamrocks with red leaves, or  red flowers, pink ones, all kinds of variations.  I want, I want.....I want....

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Too Tiny!

Have you tried to knit with these new size 1, 9 inch circulars for socks?  I have and do not like them. I finally put my sock stitches on the double pointed knitting needles.....with relief!  What a tedious thing, like trying to knit with toothpicks.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

I am....

I am knitting a pair of socks and just finished the 'heel flap'.   Its been a while since I knitted socks so its a good thing I have friends at our knitting group that help explain whatever I need help with.

While I knit I listened to this audio book I got from the library. Loved...loved...loved it!  Kate Winslet is an awesome 'reader'.  She is the queen of drama,  all in a delightful English accent.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I am reading up a storm.....and enjoying myself.  I finished watching the Netflix 'Anne of Green Gables' and really liked it.  I'm rewatching it but slower paced this time.  We had chocolates galore and flowers for Valentine's Day.  At least the flowers aren't fattening....haha.  The older I get,  the harder it is to say no to myself!  Its pouring down rain at times today.  We had to go out to for my haircut appt. but are glad to be back home and cozy.