Tuesday, August 29, 2017

29 AUGUST 2017

I spent the last 2 weeks in Yellowstone National Park! This was our 9th year in YSNP, the earliest we have been up there and the last time we will be up in the park mid-August. So-so busy! 
But...the park itself delivered another amazing 2 weeks! We fished, knitted, hiked, ate, read, spun, experienced the eclipse and hiked some more. Yes, on a healing foot from a break in May, I was hiking-5-6 miles! This year we hiked up to an amazing lake-so beautiful I was in awe! YS is the place to go if a body/soul needs to heal, relax or be in AWE.
I completed several UFO's while vacationing, and that felt great. I really have way to many started projects and need to get serious about a lot more finishes! It's so exciting to start a project and I must remember the feelings of satisfaction in completing the project!
Coming home I'm a little overwhelmed with all that is going on....Houston, the ugliness POTUS has created and continues to create, family members dealing with health issues, broken relationships and life-some days just seeming a little too big to deal with all the issues. Today, I will look at the small things in my life and relish them, finding joy in small simple things. Keep it Simple today!

Monday, August 7, 2017

7 AUGUST 2017

Last week we took Miss B camping with us for 2 nights, (the longest we have had her and that she has been away from her Mom and Dad). It went beautifully! She played in the dirt, rocks and river, took long walks both in stroller and on foot. She ate a lot, fresh air always builds a BIG appetite and makes all food taste amazing! And....she slept 10 hours at night! We didn't, checking on her all night long. We hope to get in maybe, 2 more short camping trips before the mountains get too cold at night with Miss B. Yes, it rained, hard and long while we were camping, thank goodness for our camper!
The quilt is one I finished for a brother, who is long over due a quilt from me. I am really into scrap quilts and mindless sewing. If you saw my sewing room you would understand my need to make scrap quilts, plus how can one go wrong with a scrap quilt...no rules!
I have had second sockitis with Eric's socks...ugh. I took them camping with me and knitted and knitted, only to realize I made a mistake that I could not fix without ripping back several inches ;-{. I am back on track now and getting ready to turn the heel. I really need to get these done!  No more solid plain socks, they are painful knits.
Weather here is to be gloomy and wet all week. That's OK, I live on a high dessert and rain is always welcomed. Our grass is so GREEN this year, it looks like a picture in a gardening magazine. Brings tears to my eyes.
I almost forgot, I am in a gym shoe and walking again. 10 weeks after breaking my foot I am getting around again. JOY, JOY, JOY!


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