Earlier today, and I do mean earlier, we drove into Charlottesville to the farmer's market and then explored the campus of University of Virginia. What an awesome campus! Very, very interesting!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Susan is turning the sun room into her office (above) and the craft room photo is below.
IKEA bookcases are just the best!
While we tried to settle down and knit, I was tempted to do a happy dance and kept wandering around to see the farm. Later, a real treat was when Susan let all of the critters into the yard. Just steps away, the full lot mowed the lawn and landscaping!
All afternoon, Paulie and I sat on the back porch, gazing at the animals, listening to the sounds, and browsed through craft and cooking magazines from the UK, travel books, cooking books, knitting books, and had a field day. It wasn't until after 5 that I finally pulled out a bit of knitting and managed to cast on 39 stitches for the next block of the Picnic Afghan.
Already enamoured of the whole experience, we agreed to extend our stay an extra day, driving home on Monday instead of Sunday. Life is good.
A few miles down the road, our phone rang and Paul told us he had just gotten to the gate when we were driving away. No worries. Susan was out doing some grocery shopping and was soon back to give us a tour of our home away from home.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
We passed through Philippi and stopped to take a photo for Bob. Being a Civil War scholar, I'm sure he already knows about this. Our AAA trip tic (yes, they still make those paper guides) told us about the covered bridge, which wasn't too hard to find.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Maria and Mom were great helpers in keeping the animal kingdom in check during the past few weeks. Routine naps are now in order for most of the day while Ron and I are at work.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Last stretch of the summer is upon us. It is a beautiful Sandusky summer day. Yesterday was SULTRY. My new word to learn to accept hot and humid sounds so much better, doesn't it?
Ali-cat is getting bigger every day and is lots of fun to watch.
Meanwhile, Kate takes a brief nap on the couch. You missed the photo of me taking a nap in the hammock.
It wouldn't be summer without a visit to the LakeSide antique show! I got some ideas on how to use some of my button collection.
It's a good thing I enjoy the fall so much, otherwise I'd be pretty sad to see summer ending so soon.