Ponderings/Life · Snapshots

A Few Photos . . .

. . . from last week . . .


Our solar-powered dog recharging in the sunlight,

beautiful clouds before the rains,


taking a walk in the park,


and waiting with Dad for Mom to catch up;

. . . and this weekend . . .


Miss Moira playing with her wubba, her new favorite toy,


and enjoying autumn’s colors.

I hope the last week and weekend has been good to you too.

~  Janet

Ponderings/Life · Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots ~ Moira’s Birthday

This weekend was all about Miss Moira.  06-IMG_2695

Since she moved through shelters and rescue foster care before we adopted her in June,  we weren’t sure of her exact birthdate.  The records listed September 17, maybe the day she was born or  her rescue date.  We decided to stick with this date.  So Saturday, Moira turned 2-years-old.

First, a nice long walk with Dad.  Moira L♥VES her morning walks.


After breakfast we took her to pick out a birthday toy and rawhide chews.  So many choices.

And after a special hamburger lunch,


a car ride, which is her next favorite thing after morning walks, to High Bridge.

We’re grateful every day that Moira’s part of our family.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl!



Another Short Break

Hello, hello.  Another short blog break — for a very good reason.

Little Miss was here for a short visit and Gram and Granddad spent our time enjoying her company.


Little Miss and Moira met for the first time.  You can see how well they got along.  She kept us on our toes.

I apologize for being missing here and on your blogs.  I’m clearing the reader, starting new this week and trying to get back on track.

Thank you for visiting with me.




WIP Wednesday ~ 8.24.16

We’re enjoying another lovely, mild morning and Miss Moira and I have spent some extra time on the deck.  Summer is fine but I’m really rooting for an early autumn and it shows into today’s knitting project.


After finishing the Tidewater (FO post to come as soon as I take care of the loose ends), I decided it was time for a cool weather sweater.  I had been gifted the pattern for the Laurie pullover in a drawing on Ravelry, ordered the yarn (Knit Picks City Tweed) and cast on the day it was delivered.  The back yoke is knit first, blocked and then stitches are picked up for the front.  Normally I would ignore the part about blocking but I see the wisdom in the suggestion, so that’s what I’ll do today.


Miss Moira kept a close eye out for squirrels and bunnies while I was taking photos this morning.  When she realized I had turned the camera on her, she posed a couple of times and then plopped down.


“Please, Mom.  No more photos.  I’m exhausted.”

Happy Wednesday and enjoy the rest of your week.

~  Janet


WIP Wednesday ~ 8.17.16

It’s a wet, wet Wednesday here.  A good day to be inside watching the Olympics and knitting.


Trying to use up stash and leftovers, so I dug through the drawers and cast on for the Llama Una ombre slouch hat.  I finished the red/beige hat yesterday and immediately cast on another in charcoal and gray.  Fun.

With all the gray clouds it was a little challenging to find a place to set up for a photo.  Thank goodness I had help . . .


How are your projects coming along?

Happy Wednesday!

~  Janet