Friday, March 28, 2008

Home, Home, We Are Home

Yeah, after a long drive of 10 hours yesterday, we are home! I slept like a log last night and woke up exhausted today!! And it's COLD here, with rain and hail and I've heard there's snow, but haven't seen it locally.

I tried blogging from hotels and they don't like uploading stuff for me, so I waited until I got home.

My January Dragon Dance socks saw a mine near Edwards AFB, and were finished just in time to sit by a cozy fire while in the San Jose area.

There are rarely pictures of me on our vacations, or they are horrible pictures. Kim got two of me that aren't too bad. We were at the top of the peak in JTNP (you could actually see the Salton Sea, it wasn't too smoggy) on Monday.

Ok, so last year I blogged here about the trip. And there are pictures of the smoggy valley. This year the pictures are much better!!

Towards Riverside and LA.

I think that is Palm Springs down there. We've never been down there, so I am just guessing.

Right above those peaks you can see the Salton Sea.

These were most of the flowers that we saw at Joshua Tree NP. In fact, this was at just one spot along the road, all of these flowers were within probably 100 feet.

This one I thought was eggs at first, but upon closer inspection, there is a gourd plant there.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Blogging from the desert

Thank you for the well-wishes. I am so glad everything is fine!!

The desert is wonderful. So far we are being very lazy and staying at the house. Tomorrow we are going to visit Joshua Tree and do one of the guided hikes to an old ranch. It is in the low 70's with a breeze that needs a sweater. The sun is wonderful. I think I need to retire to the desert. I am sure Robert would love that. :(

Sweater Day
. I first read about it on Lime n Violet's Daily Chum. The city of Pittsburgh was doing a Won't You Be My Neighbor celebration including the birthday of Mr. Rogers. I loved watching Mr. Rogers when I was a kid, and I was saddened by his death.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sweater Day

Kim and me at Rogue River State Park Rest Area this morning wearing our favorite sweaters for Mr. Roger's Sweater Day. :)


Good news, no problems with the suspected lump on the left breast, just a cyst. I'm good 'til next year!

We are on our drive to the desert and I can finally get on line. Dinner tonight was at Andersen's Pea Soup in Santa Nella. Yummy!!! We saw Mt Shasta this morning with almost no clouds and lots of sunshine. So far the warmest I have seen is 71 F. It feels so good!

Jelly Belly Factory.

Full moon over the Central Valley.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Play it again, Sam

I got a letter from the Breast Center to come in for my routine mammogram. Did that early Tuesday morning and still made it to work pretty much on time. Today a call from them saying they want to take more images of the left breast. Didn't I just do this last year?!? Oh, that was the right one. I'm a little bit disgusted with my breasts, though I shouldn't complain, I'm sure it will be just the same as last year, mammograms every 6 months. Hmm, I wonder what it will be next year?

Friday, March 07, 2008

What do you do............

October 2005

With a newly turned 14 year old? (and I don't mean in the spoiled milk category) Take her shopping of course! Kim turned 14 today so we went on a shopping spree. She has become more slender over the last year and her jeans haven't fit for quite a while. We found two pairs that are really cute on her, lots of new shirts and even a summery dress. It's a little short and she thinks it will look better paired with some jeans. I realized as I was looking for some photo's to upload, that I haven't taken any of Kim since I finished her sweater!

February 2008

We had a fun time but now I'm tired and have a ton of knitting I want to do. I haven't finished anything, but just keep starting new projects. I need to get at least one of my projects done before Spring Break, as we leave in less than 2 weeks for a trip to the S. Cal desert. It's a 1/2 birthday swap project and is due while we are gone. Then I come home and have two more projects due by the 10th af April, go to sock camp on the 13th, and have another project due for camp. There's also a baby coming very soon in our family and it's a girl, so I want to make the BSJ for her. It's not supposed to be due until April 20, but my cousin has gone into labor twice now, and is on bed rest until at least April 1. That baby has got to keep growing!(on the inside)

Robert and I also celebrated 19 years of marriage this week. Yeah us! I am always flabbergasted by how long we have been married. So many around us have gone through divorce.