Crazy as a Loom

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leaping Lizards.

Here I am on vacay, and poor L is holding the fort.

But it's not all wonderful here.

Today we went for a long walk........

We have walked this path before, and then we saw THIS.
We watched him swim around.   And he looks kind of LARGE.
If we had known there were alligators in this water, we would not have been walking on a path all around the edge of this lake.
Can anyone say change of plans????

The rest of the walk was lovely.
Although a bit nerve wracking, now that we knew.

So enjoy our walk..........and don't lag, if you know what I mean.

This hawk seemed to be enjoying her perch.......

 And then across the water, here comes her partner....

On a mission it seems....

I couldn't zoom in any closer, but I think hawk chicks are in the making by the looks and sounds.

Look close.....this guy is blending in with his background.

This is my favorite shot of the day.

By this time, we had worked up a sweat, time to sit by the pool.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Our rental in Florida......a 7 hour drive from Atlanta.

Lovely neighborhood, quiet.

The house has its own little pool, heated.

 And in the back yard a huge lake, filled with all kinds of birds.

And not far, is the Gulf of Mexico.

 Where there was a lot of fishing going on.

 The marina was busy.

 The beach deserted......

It was very windy, but still 70 degrees, and the sun was incredible.

After a lot of walking and just enjoying the fresh air, the evening was lovely, too.

I may be looking serious here, but trust me, I am having a blast.

Vacay, ya gotta love it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Some truths:

A simple cold knocks me flat for 2-3 weeks.  Coughing is not indicated for my neck/head issues.  The relief I feel when it's over is immense.

Sometimes going south to get warmer doesn't work.  Sometimes the cold follows you.  It's best to be happy where you are.

Chicken doors are temperamental.  Fresh eggs are priceless. Having a friend like L who keeps your girls......all of them, chicks and, priceless as well.

Some sweater patterns found on Ravelry are poorly done, or simply  over the top.  Tearing out THREE times is contraindicated in a simple life.  The whole thing needs to be re-thought.  Knit simple, that's my motto.

"Altered books"  is a new medium that is incredibly addictive.  Just what I need.  Who knew retirement could be so much fun?

Oh, I'm sure there is a ton a room for improvement, but the thing with this altered book endeavor is that there are no mistakes.  You either like it, or you don't.

You can say anything to your best friends.  They get it.
"Pulling into the Kroger's parking lot.  Starts to swing into space clearly marked for PREGNANT women.   I tell her:  it's ok, you could probably get away with it.  She calls me a bitch.  We laugh hysterically."    We are that comfortable with each other.  Priceless.

Roy is the best traveling dog on the planet.

And wherever you land, he's happy.

That's the best way to be.

Welcome to my world.

Because every thread counts

Because every thread counts