Friday, June 25, 2010
It started today with her choice of a restaurant. She choose Joe's Crab Shack (good choice!).
Gary got to do most of the work on the king crab legs.
Tomorrow we bake a cake - triple chocolate with fudge icing (can you feel the calories just in reading the name?)
Sunday is "the day". There will be a little get-together in the afternoon complete with buffalo burgers on the grill and swimming in the pool. Yes, you read that correctly...BUFFALO burgers. She loves them.
Plus we're making homemade ice cream to go with the cake. (I'll be spending a lot of time doing laps next week as well as extra time on the bike.)
Stop by if you're in the area!
Fortunately I got the Pokemon plushies finished in time to give her on Sunday because her *real* present didn't arrive yet. (Why does tracking now come with a date it was scanned in but doesn't bother with where it was scanned at???)
Anyway, Torchic and Jiggypuff are done. Thanks again to Wolfdreamer for her terrific patterns. :)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Nevertheless, I have been crocheting.
Working on 2 Pokemon plushies for daughter's birthday (thanks to Wolfdreamer!). I need to get these finished by Sunday.
But most of my spare time has been spent playing with beads.
I have a chart underway for a beadweaving design that has been vegetating in my head for over 2 years. It seems like time for it to evolve beyond an idea, eh?
Flower beds are starting to look like.....well, FLOWER beds. ha! Gladiolas have started to bloom despite the heat.
And another calla lily has bloomed.
Maybe I can do this gardening thing after all?
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Back from vacation for 5 days and I haven’t managed to spend more then 10 minutes on the computer. It’s all this “doing” stuff which has included unpacking and cleaning the motor home, laundry, weeding the flower beds, and doctor appointments. And today daughter and I gave the non-traveling home a good cleaning. Good thing we had a long, restful vacation before all this doing!
Speaking of vacation…the last part was nice and relaxing. We spent time in
We also went to Deadwood where my daughter tried her first slot machine.
She won too! Must be “first time gambler” luck. Of course I gave her the ole spill about only taking the amount of money you can give away to the casino. Then when she won, I encouraged her to leave a winner (in other words, cash in). She listened and happily walked away with profit.
A very nice vacation indeed.
“The calla lilies are in bloom again….” (Stage Door, Katharine Hepburn)
It’s my first calla lily ever….I am so proud!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The first couple of nights were spent at friend’s farm in
From there we headed north out of
Up on a mountain
About 8 years ago we saw Crazy Horse for the first time. It made a profound impression upon us…the commitment of the Ziolkowski family, as well as the meaning behind the Memorial Foundation.
That prompted us to become regular contributors to help in completion of the vision.
Since we are regular contributors, this year we had the pleasure and honor of going to the top of the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Down into a cave
Most interesting tidbit – 723 steps according to the guide (I didn’t actually count them). Yes, the ultimate stair master.
Witnessed an explosion
Sometime the work on Crazy Horse requires blowing up (off?) part of the mountain to get to the area where the work is to be done. An explosion was on the schedule for Memorial Day – an event! And we were there.
Gotta admit….Gary (hubby) really knows how to show we gals (Angela and I) a good time.
We still have another 1 ½ weeks left before we’ll be home. If I have a chance, and if WiFi is available, I will blog again about the Great Family Adventure 2010.