Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekly update

Our Saturday sky
picture taken at 4:20 pm.
(the last eruption was at 3:30)
didn't get any actual footage of the eruption.

And then Sunday evening
we were back to this......

coke a cola cake anyone?
recipe from recipzaar.
did cut the ingredient in 1/2.
(very rich)

haven't had Athena pic's lately...
(bumpkins decided Athena needed a tent).
Attack of the spiders....
"have i eaten one to many?"
oh, thought i was dreaming.....

Knitting: not going to get DM's socks completed on time. but did figure out a way for them to fit wider feet.

Redoubt has been very active. check out the AVO link, there are some incredible pictures.

Now i understand about everyone who has trouble blogging due to having to share a computer with the fam. I have my own but we are no longer networked, so I have to wait my turn for the internet. And blogging takes some thought and cannot be rushed.

This last Thursday I broke out in hives. Only thing I have done different was to wash Hugo. After much discussion in finding out what is causing the hives, DH thinks it is because of the volcano. Reasons: 1) the only known medication I am allergic to is Septra- it is a sulfuric compound. that gives me hives. 2) there is a lot of sulfur in the air right now.
any thoughts on this one?

Bumpkins and Hugo both had a busy day today. Hugo pulled the large tub of margarine off of the table. Bumpkins picked it up, the only thing destroyed was the lid. Thankfully he didn't get into the margarine. After he was in time out for that one, I let him outside. Where he promptly jumped up on some guitar students. He then had to go on the dog run. very subdued pup after a bit. Bumpkins meanwhile decided to turn her hair gray w/baby powder. While she was doing this I was doing some deep cleaning vacuuming (the inside of the dryer, under the furnace, top of the hot water heater, sucked up specimens of bugs that i didn't identify, more cobwebs than you can imagine, and enough cat hair to transplant on another whole cat)

Well that is life in a nutshell.

Weather: sunny and temps 26F. (the sun now has warmth to it.)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Redoubt update...

Mt Redoubt has become
extremely active.

Has blown 5 times today.
DM reports some ash already.
Princess should be getting some later today.
And we lost power for a couple of hours this morn,
the main power line from Anchorage went down.
we get 90% of our power from Anchorage.
So the whole Kenai Peninsula was out.
link for Redoubt.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


not really Saturday sky...
but this is a Pizza Delivery car
we spotted last Saturday while in Homer.

(notice the minimal ground clearance?)

baby beanie
Made for :
Janet along over in Ravelry
Harry Potter House Cup
and possibly Charity Knitting for Destiny Podcast.
Needles: US 2 and US 4
Yarn: Bernat Softee
Size: possibly 3 mos.
Cast on Sunday March 15 and wove in ends March 21.

Baby Bootie:
finished back in January.

an example of optical knitting.
do you see a paw print?
this is for the
Harry Potter House Cup
Care of Magical Creatures- March.
knitted using US 8
yarn: Sugar and Cream cotton
very fast.
only took 2 nights.

My socks that I knitted 2 at a time.
(notice the size difference?)
will be making another pair.
Needles: US 5
Yarn: Woo Ease
finished finally back in Feb?

Knitting: have been knitting lots lately. finished a sock for DM, now to cast on another and finish before March 26th.
And now my total of finished items for this year is: 10. not to bad as we are in week 11 of the 2009. (for one of my finished items please check out Ravelry- it is an Easter Present).

Spring Break is finally over and it was crazy out at the pool. Wednesday i fell in while attempting a rescue (the person who i landed by thought i jumped though).

update on why i haven't been blogging, what with the hard drive crashing, then about the time i thought about blogging more the 1 G memory card for the camera went missing. we found it today, Bumpkins had stuffed it into the card slot sideways.

Mt. Redoubt has been steaming alot- will try to take camera tomorrow with us in the car for pictures. Last Sunday there was a minor eruption. but nothing since.

Dinner: made an inexpensive dinner with stir fry veggies and 1 round steak. fed us and was under $7.00 (that includes rice, veggies, soy sauce and steak).

we still are having negative temps in the am and the batteries in my remote start key fob are dead.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

i'm back... i hope!

Athena meets a pygmy Puff......oh this is nice a critter just for me....

What's this.... doing up here?
it must have moved......

it's mine!

Details: Cast on with size US 2 DPN's on Feb 1
Yarn: yellow Fun Fur
Event: Harry Potter House Cup
Care of Magical Creatures
forget what pattern:
knitted it up during the superbowl
but stuffed and sewed together on Feb 27.
Athena loves it!

well i think i am back....
we might be going to
cell phone technology for internet.
downside is that it keeps disconnecting.
not sure if it is faster or not.
(ok it isn't faster than satellite
still took forever to upload my pictures).

i have been knitting until the last couple of days.
but lately i have been working some very long hours.
today was a webcast at work for Red Cross recert.

High School Soccer and High School Track and field have
started. But all the fields and tracks are covered snow.
next week is Spring Break.

Todays weather: snowy and very slick roads.

Dinner: corned beef with cabbage, steamed potatoes and carrots. Family says that cooking the carrots and potatoes gives a better flavor than steaming. (the fatty, salty juice makes the veggies better). also the Fred Meyer brand corned beef is drier and less fatty than the IGA brand.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sunday Quotes

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
Hal Borland

we are suffering internet problems at
this time.
and can only upload 1 gigabyte of
info each month.

so no piccies.
also i am reading blogs
but sometimes/oftentimes
cannot comment.