Sunday, January 22, 2012

West Coast weekend good things

1.  Noticing that a quilt is moving...
2.  Discovering why!
3.  Being allowed to chew a bone (a very old, clean one) on the sofa.
4.  Remembering.
5.  A new load of firewood.
6.  Lights left over from the August party for Erika, staying up all year now.
7.  A kitty cruising around the backyard, but not too far from an open door to the house.
8.  Being on the opposite side from the dogs.
9.  Greens that the dogs sniff but aren't interested in eating.
10. Sniffing the compost pile.
11.  Sniffing the air above the compost pile. 
12.  Nasturtiums in January.
13.  Disobeying the rules.
14.  REALLY sniffing the compost pile.

15.  Sweater for Erika's tea pot, finished.
16.  Chilly, top-down drive to get...
17. ...frozen yogurt at the new place in (our) town.

We had a good weekend. Hope you did, too!

Here's to a good, new week!


scotsmad said...

Great things to be thankful for....we love the 'disobeying the rules' best.

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Anyone roll in the compost yet?

Taryn said...

So what kind of car is your convertible? I had a Beetle Convertible and before that a VW Cabrio....until I needed a "dog car" that is.....

Boo's Mom said...

Daisy, I was happy to get that shot of the girls on the wrong side of the fence. Taryn, the convertible is Glenn's 1970(74?) 914 Porsche. The "poor man's Porsche" he calls it. The car he was driving when we got married. Shortly after, he bought a work truck and the Porsche sat and wasn't taken care of. Three years ago, he decided to refurbish it and took it totally and completely apart until all that sat on the side of the house was the frame; everything else was in boxes or standing or hanging somewhere in the garage. Bit, by bit the pieces went back together again and earlier this year he drove it again for the first time in years and years. It is gorgeous! It still needs some work -- double clutching is required here and there -- but we are having fun taking it out on back road jaunts. I can't wait until he decides I get to drive it! I haven't drive a stick in 20 years; I wonder if I'll remember how??

Sarge said...

Wow, what a wonderful list and group of pix! I bet that compost pile is full of amazing snifflies. BOL. I also bet that yogurt was yummy.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Taryn said...

Glenn's Porsche sounds like the quinntessential SoCal convertible! You will have to sneak a picture of the girls sitting in it ;-)

Francesca said...

very good photos!
why did I never think of leaving a pen inside my daily calendar holder?! it's fun this second year, isn't it?

Lois said...

Fun read, great the ordinary splendors ! Thanks for sharing.

Boo's Mom said...

Sarge, fortunately, the compost pile doesn't have any smell to me, but the girls sure like exploring it. Taryn, the thought of letting the girls get in Glenn's precious car makes me perspire. (Only kidding.) Francesca, compliments from you on photography are special. Lois, I like that expression "ordinary splendors." I might steal it from you (I'll give you credit!)

Charlene said...

Did you have a pattern for the tea pot cozzie? Would love to know where I could get it. Just love it!

Boo's Mom said...

Charlene, I found the pattern on Ravelry. Do you belong? If not, you should! The pattern is called "Mistake Rib Tea Cosy." It's free and here is a link: You'll have to join Ravelry to get it, but if you don't want to, maybe you could do a Google search for it... Good luck. Happy Knitting.