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4/04/2008

Friday Fill-In and More!!

1. Tonight I saw all the mistakes I made in a new knitting pattern I'm doing. Fixed now!

2. Joyfulness and thanksgiving makes me wanna dance!

3. Splitting a few appetizers between friends: Me, "Do you want to split one?" Friend, "Oh yes, They look decadent!" Moments of eating pleasure, then Me, "Do you want to split another one?" Friend, "Of course! Why not?"

4. Alecia, a gracious woman at church, is someone I'd like to get to know better.

5. The smell of Easter lilies reminds me so much of springtime!

6. A kiss from DH and that made it all better.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to recuperating from a tough week of health problems, tomorrow my plans include continue recuperating with the help of meds and breathing treatments and Sunday, I want to have fun at the Rockies/Diamondbacks game at Coors Field. I plan to have reasonably recovered by then!

In Response to Questions in the Comments (Love comments!)
The Santa Fe pic on Wordless Wednesday was taken about two weeks ago when DH and I took a road trip to Tucson to see some Rockies games at Spring training camp. And now, the season has begun! We drove through two days of white-out blizzards in Raton Pass in northern NM.
While in Santa Fe, we visited the Georgia O'Keefe Museum for the first time. I was enchanted by the peaceful atmosphere, the simplicity, and the thrill of seeing original O'Keefe works! I bought a couple more small prints to add to my collection.



Arriving in Tuscon meant trading snow for mild sunburns!




Then on to Scottsdale for another Rockies game.



And, yes, we did drive a little way on Route 66. My first trip on 66 was in the '60s when my grandparents took my middle sister and I from NE Ohio to San Diego and many other interesting places in the West. I remember Colorado and Denver on the drive home and decided CO was a most amazing place. Never in my wildest imaginary journeys did I ever consider that I'd move to CO in 1974 and remain here to this very day!

Moving right along....

The Friday Night Knitter's Club by Kate Jacobs
My notation in my reading journal says, "so-so/got bored with it." Knowing that its a huge hit among knitters, and apparently others as well, I feel like a turn-coat, a heretic. But, here's the thing, I stayed with it to page 204 and could not get engaged with the characters. It seemed predictable with some stereotypical characterizations. I put a bookmark after page 204 and returned it to the bookshelf where it is resting comfortably.
So that's my true confession. But, that's just me. I'm just saying....

On Max being relaxed.... Poor boy. Though always Mellow Max by nature, he now suffers with arthritis at 10+ years of age. So, yes, he may be a bit zoned-out on pain meds and the anti-inflammatory med, well also, the Benedryl and thyroid med--all prescribed after weeks of tests at the Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital and our personal vet. Maybe he's groovin' to the Eagles (who completely predate Max) or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band or "How Much is That Doggy in the Window". Anyway, he's not crying...or moaning. Nope, not many action shots of Max, good ol' boy... My sweet Max. :)

4 comments:

Digging for Pearls said...

I loved the snow pictures. Hope you are feeling better.

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Sharon said...

I completely agree with you about Friday Night Knitters Club. I abandoned it halfway thru. But now my book club has picked it, so I'll have to finish it...grumble grumble. Maybe there will be something in the end that redeems it. I can hope.

teabird said...

One of my goals is to visit the O'Keeffe museum - she's one of my idols. The first book I picked up on this week's visit to The Strand (the most awesome bookstore in NYC) was a wonderful little biography with color plates in context - what could be a better read?

Janet said...

I hope you're feeling better and enjoying that game today!

btw, I have a dog named Max, too; he'll be 11 this month!

Thanks for playing :-)