Best. Day. Ever!

OK,maybe not ever…..

This week I was approved to try an OWL.  This is a knitting challenge for those who are on Ravelry and are in the Harry Potter House Cup group.   I have not tried a sweater in an adult size for a few years as the first was a bit large and took quite a while to finish.

I am planning to make a sweater.   I had the yarn from a knitter I used to know who was clearing out her stash in prep for a move.   She had  over a sweater’s amount of this yarn – it is a lovely blue/grey – and I think I found the most perfect pattern.  It’s wrap sweater with some almost cabley ribbing on the bottom and the sleeves.

Feel  free to visit  the link to see my progress.



The last celebration I had, other then Christmas, was a family birthday party for our December birthdays (family is heavily December births…) I baked a gingerbread cake,my sister made burrito stuffings and allowed each person to make burrito salad or … Continue reading

Theme of 2017


As the day draws to a close, on this, the first day of 2017, I set my theme of the year.

I wish to refine my appearance, firm up my workout plans, be a better person, and act more ladylike.

I have started to set up my planner – getting set up for success.  I have ensured my clothes are clean and ready to wear for my first day  out of the year.   (As today was spent cleaning up from the party we had, and start to gather up Christmas decorations.)

I have even spent a little time looking over etiquette rules and ensure  I am up to date and ensure I can act with kindness in all interactions.

Do you have a theme for the year?


One of my favorite months has arrived!

Pumpkin and cloves, cinnamon brooms and Halloween…  I do love this month.

Living in Florida has its challenges for one wanting to celebrate each season as it comes through.  While I am dying to wear my boots and knitted items and ride a hay ride while watching the glorious leaves – it is still in the 90’s here and we are currently threatened by Matthew.  I really hope it avoids us.  I am not keen on a Hurricane now.


All said though – I can decorate and turn my air down a bit – try and make the season in the home at least.

Summer Fun

Hi all – yes, it has been a while.

Summer hit and has taken me out of my normal process.

I am going to better plan, and expect to have a LOT of photos to share in another week or so.

For now, here’s some of what I have been up to!


I’ve hit the Fresh Market a handful of times – got some fresh veggies and a gift or two.

I also saw this cutie in the window on the way back to my car one time –


I’ve had a girls’ night with my sister


We generally grab dinner then maybe a coffee or a wander around some cute shop before heading home.  She still has little guys, so home for bedtime is usually a priority.

I tried a new tea.  Chocolate Orange.  Not bad, but I had a bit of time blending it to my liking.  I think I’ll be sticking to the already blended ones.

Hubby and I visited his Mom for the Fourth of July weekend – it was nice to see her and the family there for a bit.  While we were there I was introduced to an ice cream shop called Rodeo Whip – is this not the kitchiest picture ever?!


I went to an event for my new role in the GFWC.  It was a weekend of planning at the lovely Gainesville Women’s Club Clubhouse.  They were so nice to invite us all to visit and we got to work!

There was some fun too, though….



Met my dear friend for some chat and a snack – since our schedules have been conflicting recently.  Good food – not fantastic, but yum.

And this guy was at the door.  I laughed too hard.


And I did a little shopping.

Someone is going to start making clothes again!



So far, that’s the highlights – what have you been up to?