My Corner of the World…

Killington, Vermont…

Killington is a wonderful little ski town in Vermont not far from where I live. It is perfect for a Sunday drive – and look what I came upon:

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This would be Rob and Big.  Bet you wonder how I know that!  Because there was a sign with a little box under it that had paper, pen, and business cards.  The sign stated that this was Rob and Big.  (Not sure who is who…) They are Scottish Highlander Breed bulls.  They were very interesting to watch.  We must have been there at lunch time…cause they never looked up much from the nice grass they were eating.robandbig4

They belong to Mosher Excavating, Inc.  in Killington…evidently the bulls have made a big impression and have become somewhat famous in the area.   Mosher invites you to take photos and let them know and send them a copy…Personally, I think that is really cool. 

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A little close-up of the boys…

And, thank you, Mosher Excavating, Inc…for letting us enjoy your beautiful animals!

Do you Skype?…

Inquiring minds want to know:  Do you Skype?  Of course, I have to wonder what Skype is paying a certain talk show host whose name starts with an O – because she has been really talking about and doing a lot with Skype lately.

Just wondering if there is a big learning curve…and if it is all worth it…

Short post today – yard sale went from 8:00 until 2:30.  Considering that I was selling mostly books with a few candle holders and Tupperware thrown in…I did okay! 

Tomorrow is the big quilt show!

Friday Fill-ins… #125…

1. Moving  is a pain in the neck even when it is somewhere you want to move to.

2. The best things in life are free.

3. My best quality is that I am a good friend.

4. Forget the details.

5. In nearly 10 years, I have not accomplished all I set out to do.

6. A good dose of creativity and the energy to carry it through is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to hanging around the house, tomorrow my plans include participating in the apartment complex’s yearly yard sale and Sunday, I want to go to church and then to the big quilt show that one of the local guilds is putting on!

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She's Starvin' Me…

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Killian, here…

Ever since we came back from that Vet person…she’s been starving me.  I should have listened better but I was scoping out the joint for some treats and trying to get close to that cool little stainless steel thing that purred. 

Flashes of conversation have floated into my mind … “over-weight”, “gained a pound since last visit” “21-1/2 pounds” “needs to get down to 16″  “not to mention diabetes in older cats”

So ever since we got home my bowl isn’t as full!  And, my treats – well, let me tell you – she used to give me 8 or 9 treats at a time and many times a day…now I’m lucky if I get 4 – I know I counted…and only 3 times a day. 

I counted the other morning and looked up at her as if to say -“Ok, Mom, where’s the rest of them…”  and she just shook her head and said no more for now.

She’s starving me…honest…

P.S.  Send treats – the mailman is my friend!

Quilt Guild Fun…

Last night was one of my quilt guild’s last meeting until September…we don’t meet in the summer.  Our last meeting is always a dinner meeting and last night was no different.  We met at Sophie and Zeke’s – a nice restaurant – right downtown. 

The food was awesome!  And, I ate my fair share!  Decided to have something that I don’t cook myself!  My dinner consisted of BBQ Baby Back Ribs, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, homemade bread, and root beer to drink.

I was not expecting the portion to be so huge – two sections of ribs with 7 or 8 ribs on each!  Needless to say – I am having baby back ribs for dinner tonight!

We had a lot of fun chatting and talking about projects that we were planning.  We will be doing a sewing day one Sunday during the summer…until then – we will wait for September to bring us all back together.

On the knitting front – am working hard on finishing a pair of socks for my friend, Colleen.  They are really lovely – and I know she will like them. 

On the quilting front – am finishing up a baby quilt for a friend of mine who is expecting in seven weeks!  And, cutting out two inch and two and a half inch squares…the 2 inch squares are florals…and the 2-1/2 inch are batiks…

Ten on Tuesday…

Ten Favorite Cities

1)  Boston, MA – I love Boston…it is close enough for a day trip…and just perfect for getting that Big City Fix.

2)  Portsmouth, NH – It is a lovely place – one the water with wonderful old buildings and a vibrant community.

3)  Vancouver, British Columbia and Victoria  – I would have moved there 15 years ago and never looked back had it not been so far from my family. (Not to mention that it was a foreign country) Vancouver is contemporary, gorgeous architecture, tons of things to do!  Victoria has the regal old buildings and a sense of beauty everywhere.  The ferry ride between the two takes my breath away.

4)  New York City – Nothing like it…the crowds, the hustle and bustle, the theatre, the food, the museums, the stores.  I love NYC!

5)  Washington, DC – Our nation’s capitol.  So many things to do and see!

6)  Aquadilla, Puerto Rico – where my mother was born and where we lived off and on when I was between the ages of one and five.  My grandfather had a grocery store and he would cut me a big piece of cheese  from this huge wheel of cheese that was wrapped in red and give me pickles out of a barrel. 

7) Philadelphia, PA – where I was born.  I never really saw it until I was in my early 20s and flew up to see my great aunt, Margaret.  The city is filled with so much history and things to do.  I’d love to go back now…and see it through my eyes.

8)  Honolulu, Hawaii – if for nothing else than the color of the water!  Have never before seen water that gorgeous!

9)  Asheville, NC – the artsy-fartsy city of Asheville.  It was forty-five minutes from where we lived in Jonesborough, TN and we would go often.  The Biltmore,  The Grove Park, the great bookstores, bead stores, yarn shops, fabric shops – just a great fun city.

10) Quebec City – I fell in love with Quebec City when we were there for a week.  It is at the top of my favorite cities.  Love the “European” feel, hearing the French language, the small shops, bakeries, flower shops, spas…the beautiful buildings….

As you can tell – most of the cities (if not all) are great walking cities….that is what I truly love – the ability to get around via my feet or great public transportation.

So what are your favorite cities?

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The Simple Woman's Daybook…

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FOR TODAY… May 18, 2009

Outside my window… it is rainy again … and the TV news anchor is saying we are going to have frost tonight.  I thought it was spring…

I am thinking… that I don’t understand why there has to be added language to our state’s marriage equality legislation that will prevent people from being sued if they won’t participate in marriage equality.  I wouldn’t want someone to bake my cake, help me plan, or perform my wedding if they didn’t want to.  Everyone seems to look at the negative side of things instead of the positive.

I am thankful for… my good health…even though my allergies have been running amouk this week.

From the learning rooms… Am learning that I really enjoy hand work – in both quilting and embroidery.  It is so relaxing.

From the kitchen… The menu for the week:

Monday:  Roast Beef Sandwich and homemade rice pudding for dessert.

Tuesday:  Dinner out with one of  my quilt guilds.  We end our year with a nice dinner out.

Wednesday:  Salmon with baked potato

Thursday:  Hamburger and homemade french fries.

Friday:  Liver and Onions and some type of potatoes

Saturday:  Hot dogs, baked beans and chips

Sunday:  Salad

I am wearing… white socks (no shoes) jeans, and an extra roomy tee-shirt

I am creating…a gift for my Kitchen Swap pal…(you’ll get to see it after it is mailed)

I am going… to a quilt show on Sunday afternoon…can’t wait!

I am reading… Winter Games  by John Lacombie

I am hoping… that it doesn’t turn really cold tonight

I am hearing…traffic noise as everyone comes home from work…and the news in the background.

Around the house…the floors need to be have the sweeper run over them and dishes from breakfast need to be done – somehow that and laundry never seem to go away.

One of my favorite things…is all the lilacs that are blooming right now…They look and smell beautiful!

A few plans for the rest of the week: participating in my apartment complex’s garage sale on Saturday morning;  Quilt Guild meeting on Thursday morning, and reading the new James Patterson book!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… 

nhsw092I wish you could see her eyelashes!  They are gorgeous!  She had been sheared and was looking her best at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool festival.

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