Gosh it's been a long time since I posted. I find I don't take the time to sit down and punch in a few words and so time goes on and before I realize it, months have passed.
Life at my home is busy. DH and I just returned from the American Iris Society annual convention, held this year in Kansas City, K. It was good to see some of the people we've made friends with from all over the US and outside the US too, but Mother Nature was not cordial to us this year and we saw very few irises in bloom and of those, most were in very poor condition from the rains and winds. The following week we enjoyed the sights in the Kansas City area and ventured into Nebraska and Missouri. The most fun we had was in Kansas City at the Blue Room, a jazz club like you see in the old movies except it is smoke free and that helped make it a pleasure to be there. The music was good and there was a variety of local musicians on hand to entertain us. If I ever go back to KC I most definitely will drop in again.
I haven't done a lot of knitting recently other than the squares my TNKG is knitting for Christmas gifts. We each have 7 squares each now, 56 squares amongst us and until this week, here was no two squares alike. Actually, the two this week look very different for they were knitted with different yarns and in different colors. This has been so much fun and we each look forward to the 2nd week of each month when we normally have our exchange. This month the ladies decided to wait until I returned from vacation; we'll have just a short period to wait until the next exchange. Along with the two square we knit each month to exchange, we rotate our signature squares. Each of us knitted a solid white square to pass around for each person to work their initials in the square. At the end of the year the signature square will be a part of our afghan.
DH is getting the pool ready to open and I can't wait; I'm like a child dying to take that first dip of the season. Actually I use the pool for excerise and I'm anxious to get started and try to pull off these extra pounds I've put on this last year. I would like to start an exercise program but so far the cardologist hasn't given the okay.
The vegetable garden is doing beautifully. DS house-set for us while we were away and took care of the vegetables and strawberries. He cut, cleaned, cooked, and froze turnip greens and broccoli and he had more than two gallons of strawberries washed and capped and ready for me to put in the freezer when I got home. Today, I cut broccoli again, and collards for the freezer. Tomorrow I will pick strawberries again, this time to make jam for sweet Dariana's PB&J sandwiches.
- ► 2008 (26)