Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Look whose hanging around the tree. It's Shelly her new BF Herman, a felted pig. Shelly is rather obvious on a blue tree. Herman, on the other hand, is an undercover pig.
Yes, another Christmas and the traditions are being carried on. Mugg-dolf replaced moi, Jan-doff, as the delivery system of the presents. Here she is in her new sweater...
which just happens to match the sweater I made for Alaska....
and then made a winter knitting bag from the same yarn. We are a matched set!
This is the good side of buying yarn by the bag......

Friday, December 11, 2009


This is Baby...our beautiful girl. We were at least her third home and she was with us almost five years. She just passed away of acute leukemia. She has left a hole in our hearts.

This is a life with us in pictures.

Here she and Muggs are first getting acquainted.

Soon they were my favorite Hellhounds.
Basking in the sun together. As much as they fought they were always together.
Is there anything cuter?
Disrupted from sleep by yet another photo opportunity.

It's the eyes....
In her favorite spot among the pillows on my bed.

Fresh after a bath at the groomers.
Baby is constantly being stalked by this woman with a camera!

This past September.
This is my last shot when she came home from the hospital last Saturday. We thought it was a bout of hepatitis at the time. She's wearing her red badge of courage. She never complained and loved us unconditionally.
Yes, our beautiful girl...Baby
? - 9 December 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Snow!!

Having grown up in upstate New York in the "snow belt", I miss the snow...but none of the work. No, I don't miss waking an hour early so I can dig out my car. I don't miss the slipping or passing under a tree just when there is a puff of wind and snow falls down the back of my neck. And I certainly don't miss walking to school in -17F especially when the school has a dress code of dresses and skirts only. I blame the extra fat layer on my legs to the dress code. :-)

Now that we are retired in Tennessee I don't mind any part of the snow. It arrives like a good friend and doesn't overstay it's welcome. We just had our first snow. The fact that I had to go out in it first thing in the morning had it's good side. I was able to take this picture.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cumberland Mountain State Park - TN

We really picked a great place to retire and I often forget how close I live to this park. I do not take advantage of it enough. But today, my husband took me to lunch at the park. Banana pudding is a trademark here.They were decorating the inside for Christmas and it gave me the shove I needed to get in the holiday spirit. Isn't this a beautiful tree? I don't know if it's real or not. I hate the thought of them chopping down such a pretty tree.
This is our famous park bridge. I don't know if it's really famous but I see pictures of it everywhere and on everything.
Fall is a great time to get pics of the park. I just need to set my mental timer next year and do it. Happy Holidays!