Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
As long as we are talking baking, I want to share an old family recipe for Apple Joy Cake. I made two for last Sunday's adventure. Not sure where the recipe originated from, but I do remember my Mom, Nana & Aunt Sandy making this cake. My Uncle Scott commented that "Ma stopped putting the glaze on because it was too sweet for me". He always referred to my late Aunt Sandy as "Ma". I was happy to have made something that brought back memories from the past and especially of my Dear Aunt. I love her.
Here is some of my new "stash" including the dark brown "fisherman's wool" that I purchased today to make Jay these for his birthday, next week. I think these will be perfect for him since he often works in harsh weather, but can't wear the bulky gloves. These mitts might go over well for hunting season, also. Madison's new LL Bean coat should be delivered tomorrow. The orange, variegated alpaca is for her scarf & hat. Emily's scarf is off the needles.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
One tired little Anna after a long day of looking for clues....
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I just realized that Jay and I have the house to ourselves this evening. Madison is at the Comfort Inn, spending the night at a birthday party and Logan just left to meet some friends. Now..this doesn't come around very often! wink, wink
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I missed dance observation night tonight. Mads was so excited to have her Grandma and Dad go, that I'm sure she didn't miss me too much. I stopped at Joannes Fabric, last night, and purchased aqua, "sparklie" fabric. Mom was nice enough to fire up the sewing machine and "help" me make a surprise dance skirt for Mads at 10:00 pm,(well..actually..she sewed the entire thing and I watched). Mom snapped this picture for me, tonight. Endless Mountains Dance Center is putting on a special Christmas recital this year..can't wait!
The Logster had night practice this evening. He arrived home, hungry as a bear, around 9:30. I finally got his senior pictures arranged for next Wednesday at Reflections. Jody is planning to get some shots outside with the Mustang and up to the football field, then back for some traditionals. Hopefully, there will still be some color left on the trees.
One last weekend before clinicals start back up. Weekend is jammed full of fun stuff! Heading to Loyalsock Friday night for football, Saturday is the much anticipated WINE TRIP! Sunday is the family fall weenie roast up on the hill and I understand that my Dad is really getting into this scavenger hunt thing..let's hope for nice weather!
Stay warm, my friends! Hey...don't forget to vote if you have not done so..I see there was a tie today on a few of the activities!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Mads & Emily stop for a pose in Watkins Glen. More like sisters, than cousins.
Spent the day with Mom, Amy, Mads & Emily on Saturday. We headed up to the Windmill, then stopped back in Watkins Glen to the yarn shop. I was like a kid in a candy shop..almost overwhelmed with the many selections & colors.
Emily was as excited about the yarn shop as I was - she can sit for hours and use her round knit-wit..and she's patiently waiting for Aunt Karen to teach her to knit with needles. Amy purchased some alpaca handpainted yarn that was made locally, with the intentions that I would make Emily a scarf & hat to match her new pea coat.Saturday night was spent studying, but I couldn't wait to get started on Emmy's scarf, so I studied, knitted, studied, knitted, studied..until late into the night.
After church on Sunday, we joined everyone for a Pastor's appreciation dinner. Jay and Madison spent a lot of time together Sunday afternoon, while I continued to study.
Off today, exam at 5:00.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Knit up with double-pointed needles. A very quick self -gratifying type project. Just in time for a cold night at the football game, (temp supposed to drop to 40's). I found a great site for all kinds of fingerless mitts..fun! I'm thinking that my guys might like something like this, especially when it comes to hunting. I'm hoping to make a quick stop at the Finger Lakes Fiber Store this weekend to finally get some yarn for the shawl that I'm patiently waiting to knit.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
She threatened that she would wear a bike helmet and snow boots...now look at this picture...she's a confident, babe..and looks like a natural on her horse! Guess this means I need to conquer my fears and go down-hill skiing with her this winter! Here's to turning 40 and broadening the spectrum on life! WooHoo, Karen, Way to go!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Came home to find that Madison had sold the remainder of Gertrude Hawk candy bars, tonight. Not too shabby - two boxes in one day, (thanks to Amy selling a box, also). Selling these to benefit our graduation dinner party.
BCC mid-semester break Monday & Tuesday.
Let's get this weekend started! Woohoo!