Mark Twain

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Late fall walk and a handsome boy!

This morning I took a regular walk. The day was beautiful - cool and sunny. But about half way through the walk, I got to thinking that I had walked all the sidewalks and paths near my house. Without getting into my car and driving out of my neighborhood, there were no unexplored routes. hmm ...

And then I took a side step.

Here is my normal path (walked a gazillion times).

Here is the hill next to my normal path (walked on ... never).

Here is someone's back yard at the top of that hill (new glorious adventure).

Oh well, it was fun to branch out no matter how short the joy was. I need to find some new walking routes.

Glad to have my iPod to keep me company on my walks.

Last night I finished knitting Milo's sweater. This sweater was made from yarn that was left over from my daughter's sweater and my sweater. He is one handsome boy, don't you think?

I took careful measurements of Milo's body before and during working on this project, but I kept second guessing my sizing. I couldn't help thinking that the sweater looked too big. Yikes. I measured the sweater multiple times and it matched his measurements, but I did hold my breath a bit when he arrived today and I slipped the sweater on him. Perfect!!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I am so thankful that I have another holiday with my family. I am thankful that I don't have to travel far to see my family. I am thankful that my sister loves to cook, that she is a good cook and that I don't have to cook. I am happy to bring a few dishes and some wine, but I am glad the turkey is at her house and not mine. Besides my oven is a fire hazard.

Yes, I have a self-cleaning oven, but if I turned on that feature now, I would need to open my windows to keep the smoke alarms from going off. One year I turned on the cleaning function of my oven - in January! Never clean your oven in January!! I had to turn off the heat, open the windows and sit with my coat on for about 3 hours. Maybe if I cleaned my oven more frequently than every other year ... I know, 2011 - one of my resolutions will be to clean my oven ... at some point.

No sense raising the bar too high. :-)

If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, hope your travels are safe. Happy Turkey Day to all.


  1. What a beautiful sweater! :) He's so cute.

  2. Lovely sweater- but I can't believe that Milo let you put it on him, my cats would have clawed and sulked. Maybe he's being good in hope of an extra bit of turkey?

  3. A gorgeous sweater for a very lucky and adorable granddog! You do wonderful work!


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