Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday

"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."
--Douglas Adams

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dog Gone It Anyway

I thought this was just about the most creative writing i have ever seen. It was reported to have been in the Atlanta Journal: Single Black Female seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work wearing only what nature gave me...Call 875-6420 and ask for Annie, I'll be waiting.

150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society. I hope little Annie found a good home. She reminds me of my black lab, Henry. Only, she looks soooo sweet, and some days i swear Henry came straight from hell...he's getting better though. i think. really.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Is this super cool or what? Love, love love it. Now, Lord knows, i'm quite certain i have enough books in the house. But do i have all the hues to make an impact like this...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Frighteningly Good

I Really debated whether or not to buy this one. I knew i wouldn't be disappointed or anything like that (and i wasn't), but really? $9.95? Really??? I have purchased fewer magazines this last year due to the rising cost. Anyone else notice this? Whats up with that?
And the backside. I've always wanted to do this with bottles. Of course Martha has the labels on her website. I just might have to get in gear and get it done this year. Also cute ideas inside for candy jar labels like: Twisted Treats, Deadly Morsels and Devilish Delights. VERY cute stuff!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Decor

Here is a corner on my kitchen counter. it didn't photo very well with the lights in the pumpkin on, but looked even worse with them off. So there you have it. i'm kinda partial to the sign, but i really don't need any comments from anyone....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday

A pumpkin by any other name is still a pumpkin.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Bike!

You didn't really think i was going to ride one, did you??? Not when they are sooo neat to decorate with! I started the ritual Autumn decorating last weekend. I got a lot of the outside stuff done, but now i'm looking at my dining room table (that's where everything gets unpacked until i figure out where to put it), and it's not seeming to come together in the house.
I am, however, VERY satisfied here. this display is out on my boulevard so i am hoping i won't see all the pumpkins smashed in the street some morning. At lease for a while. if you notice them gone, you will know why. Happy Fall decorating!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buffalo Ridge con't

Here is a view of the little lake they have. it was pretty quiet that day as it was chilly. Notice the teepee? there are three and you can even stay night in them. Isn't that so cool???
Here is an old tree along one of the paths. Its hard to see from the picture, but there are old boards up there. Just imagine how long ago it must have been that some little boys were building their fort and what fun they must have had.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Buffalo Ridge, Gary SD

There is this place. I've driven past it a few times although quite a few years ago. It is in Gary, SD (The Gateway to the Dakotas, as it was known back then). It was the state school for the blind in the late 1800's. It had fallen into a state of major disrepair. And by that i mean the walls were falling down, windows were broken out, vandalism, you name it. Then a few years back i heard that someone came in and was restoring everything.
I remember my dad telling me that he would see the blind children going down to the creek nearby holding onto a rope that was tied between the trees so that they knew the way. I thought, what history there must be there! So I took off and went one day.
I was not disappointed!!! I took a walk on the trails they have by the lake. Didn't even know that part existed! Beautiful, i tell you! Did some journaling, did some reading, did some photos.
Then had lunch at the Rock Room. It is actually the kitchen/dining area from when it was the school. the stone foundation is original and i tell you absolutely BEAUTIFUL! See?
It is that same way on the inside. I sat at a small side table since there was only one of me. i actually could reach over and touch the rock wall. and i did. can you imagine all the work that went in to building that foundation??? Then, as i was eating my lunch, a wonderful man from the historical society introduced himself and told me i could join his next tour. Thank you Mr. Baer! It is simply outstanding the things i learned! You can go there now and camp, hike, stay night at the newly renovated hotel (used to be the boys dormitory), have lunch/dinner/drinks at the Rock Room, they even have facilities for family reunions, weddings, birthdays, you name it, they can do it. And, it is all surrounded by beautiful grounds!
Oh, ya, forgot to mention that all the buildings are connected through underground tunnels. How else would the children get from place to place in the winter? Those tunnels are also included in the tour you will get! How utterly interesting is that???
Now, as you can see, i can't say enough about the place! you simply MUST go yourself! You can tell i am impressed as i have never had a post this long! I have more pictures to post tomorrow of the trail, so come on back!


Friday, September 17, 2010

New Blanket

So I see this really cool pattern online. Absolutely LOVE the little octagons, something different you know? Break out of the grannie square mentality. Not so hip to be square. No sir, not any more. The only problem is the book is in Japanese. See???
So, I say to myself: "self, can you really challenge yourself to this degree?" Obviously the answer was yes. It was not without it's difficulties. Very good thing they also have little diagrams to follow and not just the writing. Really. I'm not about to learn Japanese, see how hard it would be?


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Stitch In Time

Well, here it is. I think it turned out quite nice. I did gain substantial knowledge about yarn content as well. I have found that i prefer cotton, so much better to work with. I have already started my next project. In fact, it's almost done! More on that tomorrow...