Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside. Elizabeth von Arnim


Monday, November 30, 2009

Another beautiful morning for walking at least it was when I started out. I snapped this photo as I got to the lake. The lake is behind me. A very still morning, no breeze and the lake was like glass. The sun got no higher in the sky before the clouds took over and it was starting to sprinkle as I walked the last block home. I saw the heron along the path by the stream. It was too dark to get a picture but he was beautiful as he took off in flight.
I've been saying good morning to a runner for the last couple of weeks as we pass by and today I realized he was someone I met months ago. Ken and I met him when his townhouse was being built in our neighborhood when he came to see his house being built. We reintroduced ourselves and continued on our way. His name by the way is Tom.
Quite a few people out around the lake today. Lots of deer too and of course all the geese.
My blogger friend Kerri has a picture blog and all the photos she takes are spectacular. She has taken some of her photos and have had them put on note cards and journals and now sells them on CafePress. I have bought cards and a journal and they arrived in the mail today. I love them. The only problem was trying to decided which pictures I liked best. :-)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Once the rain started it rained all day so we had a dreary day. I went to the commissary to pick up a few things. I got the makings for Mexican Meatloaf and was going to make that for supper but then realized the recipe was for the slow cooker. I ended up mixing all the ingredients together and just putting it in the oven where it is now cooking. I'm also going to make roasted potatoes and some kind of vegetable.

Last night we watched the second Bourne movie and have the third to watch sometime this week. Dexter came in the mail from Netflix so we'll watch that tonight.

I'm off now to make those potatoes.
I hope your Monday was a good start to the week and you are happy today.
Karen :-)
Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you,
and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.
~ Charles M. Schwab

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yesterday and Today

It was pretty chilly out as I started on my walk this morning but the sun was out and it was crisp and clear. Great walking weather. I walked the usual 6 miles around the lake. I usually avoid the lake on Saturday because of the running club but left a bit early so I didn't see any of the club runners until I was three quarters the way around the lake.
A photo along the path.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ken and I stopped in at the library this morning to drop off a few books and to check out a few more. Then we drove to Annapolis and walked around the old part of town.
Here's a few pictures I took walking around town.Looking down a back street.I liked this little house between the bigger buildings.
We stopped at the Ram's Head and had lunch. You may remember me talking about the Ram's Head in previous posts. That has been a different one at Savage Mill.
That's as far as I got yesterday with this post. Now it's Sunday morning.
Yesterday at the library I picked up a movie called The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon. We both thought it was surprisingly good. Lots of action! There are two more movies in the series and we are going to watch them both. They are based on the books by Robert Ludlum.

For supper we made up more plates with Thanksgiving left overs and for our snack ate up the rest of the apple pie. There is one piece of pumpkin pie left and I'm being nice and saving it for Ken. :-)

I just got back from my walk this morning. It was only 30 degrees according to my thermometer on the deck. It was sunny and no wind and was another great walking day.

Now I'm off to get ready for church.
I'm planning on having a nice quiet afternoon at home knitting and reading.
I hope you all have a nice sunny happy Sunday.
Karen :-)
Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the Lord,
for He is good:
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Friday, November 27, 2009

My New Old Sewing Machine

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. I had done a lot the day before to make the day of Thanksgiving a more relaxed one. I was a bit concerned about the turkey because it didn't seem to be cooking fast enough. It took an hour longer than I thought it would. I didn't think the meat thermometer would ever reach 180 degrees but it finally did and our turkey was just perfect. Of course we all ate too much. I'll have to get in some extra walking miles. :-)

There is a dishwasher in my house that I have NEVER used until yesterday. I thought Thanksgiving with all the dishes that had to be washed would be a good day to start. Well..... I put the setting on normal wash and it took 65 minutes! That wouldn't be so bad if all the dishes came out clean, but they all didn't and I had to wash some of them anyway. I could have had everything washed, dried and put away in less then 65 minutes! I much prefer washing dishes by hand in the sink while looking out of the window. I guess I'm just an old fashioned girl!! :-)

Along with her pie yesterday, which was very good by the way, my mom brought me her old sewing machine. Lucky me. Thanks Mom!! Ken and my dad carted it up all the flights of stairs and here it now sits in my loft waiting for me to make who knows what. Ah the possibilities.
My parents are early risers and they were long gone this morning headed back to PA by the time I got up and headed out for my walk.
I took this picture of the swirling clouds in the sky this morning.
I walked 6 miles along what I call my "connect the path" route. Lots of deer along the path, I stopped counting after 14 of them!
Can you spot the fox? It's pretty far away. You'll have to click to enlarge the picture.I zoomed in and got this poor quality photo. I just can't seem to get close enough to the fox without him running away. I felt lucky to be able to get even this.A woman I've only seen walking around the lake before (we always say good morning) was walking down the same path as me this today. We stopped to chat and for a bit. I learned her name was Catherine.
Are you wondering if I walked yesterday? No, I didn't. I took the day off.

No early shopping for me this morning. I don't want anything bad enough to wait in line at 5:00 in the morning.

I did a quick vacuum and straightened things up around the house and started knitting another tiny hat for Bonnie's project. This time in yellow.

For lunch I made up a little Thanksgiving Day left over plate. No dessert though. I'll save a piece of pumpkin pie for my snack tonight.

Now, I'm off to do a little more knitting, maybe some reading, and then catch up on blog reading.

I hope your Friday is a happy one.
I am happy today to see the sun shining.
Karen :-)
There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
~ Logan Pearsall

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Another rainy morning walk. It was an uneventful and quiet walk around the lake today except for the geese. I think I woke them up. Most of them were all down one end of the lake where I start around it and as I passed they all started talking and moving along. Boy are they noisy! Only saw a couple of people today. It was either too wet for them or they got an early start on their traveling for Thanksgiving. This morning I walked 6.2 miles which was 12,738 steps. I took a few pictures but they had water spots on them so I didn't save any.
Sometimes as I'm walking along passing houses I smell breakfast cooking. Today I swear I smelled tomato soup!
I made myself a pancake for breakfast this morning.
Then I got out all my recipes for tomorrow to make sure I have everything I need. Didn't want to get started and then realize I had forgotten something.
I spent the first part of the day cleaning the downstairs.

This afternoon I made the Pumpkin Pie for tomorrow. Lately I've been buying ready made crusts but today I even made the crust.
Here it is, waiting for the filling.And here's the pie right out of the oven.
I always put a little extra filling
in a custard cup for Ken so he can have a little taste.

I made up the stuffing and have that in the refrigerator all ready to put in the turkey in the morning. Had a little mishap dicing the onions. Nothing bad, no stitches required. Just a band-aid.

I skipped my knitting group tonight because still had a few things to do for tomorrow. Not many people were going anyway. We will all be back next week.

My Christmas cactus has started to bloom already. Maybe they are Thanksgiving cactus.
After my shower it was nice to sit and watch an episode of A Touch of Frost and do a little knitting. Now I'll read awhile before bed.

I hope you all had a happy Wednesday.
Karen :-)
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
~ William A. Ward

To all who will be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow I wish for all of you a happy one and that you are with people you love.


More Than A Day

As Thanksgiving Day rolls around,
It brings up some facts, quite profound.
We may think that we're poor,
Feel like bums, insecure,
But in truth, our riches astound.

We have friends and family we love;
We have guidance from heaven above.
We have so much more
Than they sell in a store,
We're wealthy, when push comes to shove.

So add up your blessings, I say;
Make Thanksgiving last more than a day.
Enjoy what you've got;
Realize it's a lot,
And you'll make all your cares go away.

By Karl Fuchs

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tiny Hats

The rain didn't hold off for me today like yesterday. I had a 6.6 mile walk in the rain all decked out in my rain gear. Just walked on the streets today, no paths only sidewalks. I walked down one road turned left and walked to the end and then turned around here and walked back home. Only a couple of people out walking and I didn't see anyone I knew. I found a lucky penny. :-)
My parents are coming for Thanksgiving and today I got the room they will be staying in straightened up. I put all the totes in the closet and got the inflatable mattresses ready for them. They will be bringing sleeping bags to put on the mattresses. Its a good thing they are in good shape. I don't think many 79 year olds would be comfortable sleeping on the floor. :-) I am happy to say they are both in great shape!!

My friend Bonnie has a project started called 1000 booties 500 hats. Check out her website and if you like to knit maybe you would like to help her in this project.
Here is the first hat I've made for her. I have it on my hand so you can see how tiny it is. Isn't it the cutest little thing!!?
Out for dinner again with Kenny. This time we went to Mimi's Cafe and had chicken pot pies. A good choice for a wet cold evening.
We are going to watch a program on MPT later about dreams.
No snack tonight - I ate all of my pot pie!!

I hope your Tuesday was a happy day for you.
Karen :-)
Its not how much you'd be giving
if a million should fall to your lot.
but what you are doing today
with the buck and a quarter you've got.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This past weekend was one of sunny days and happy times. Mid Saturday morning we headed up I95 and 2 1/2 hours later we were in Mt Holly at David's house. Good to see him, Kim and our two grandkids, Scout and Japhy. We all enjoyed a walk around town in the nice weather and had pizza for lunch in their favorite pizza place. A stop and a sit on the bench for some picture taking. Me, Japhy, Scout, Ken.The ride there and back home went well - not too many crazy drivers and traffic moved along at a good pace. LOTS of cops out and we saw a lot stopped giving people tickets.

Sunday afternoon Ken and I went to the movies again. This time we saw 2012 which we really liked. It's a long movie, about 2 hours and 20 minutes but it seemed to go by in no time at all. What an action packed non stop movie!! If you like adventure this is for you. There are also some parts that get you thinking about things which is always good too. I'm glad we went to see it.

The nice sunny days have come to and end and today we have lots of clouds and its supposed to rain though it hasn't started yet. That is good because I got to take my walk this morning in dry weather. :-) I walked around the lake and I got to talking to a fellow walker and kept walking so I walked a bit farther than usual. I walked 7.2 miles which was 14,848 steps.
I took this picture which is at the far side of the lake from my house. I'm standing on a bridge. Down this end is the Wildlife Management Area where no fishing is allowed and no boats. There are a few signs like this one around to remind us.Finished reading The Cat Who Saw A Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun, another in the cat series. I liked this one too as well as all the others in the series.Stayed home so far today and don't plan on going anywhere either for the rest of the day. I'll do some cleaning, knitting, and of course start another book.

I hope the beginning of your week is going well. It will be a short one for many with Thanksgiving on Thursday.

And now before I start doing anything else I'm going to have some lunch and then get caught up on all of your blogs. I've gotten a bit behind this weekend and we all now how fast that happens.

Karen :-)
The world would sleep if things were run
by people who say, it can't be done.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A nice cool, crisp morning with no rain today for my walk. I took the shorter way around the lake route and only walked 5 miles because I knew I would be walking another 2 miles in the afternoon. Quite a few people out around the lake enjoying the beautiful morning.
This sidewalk leads from the back of the shopping center across the street from where I live to the front of it. I usually start my walk walking down this sidewalk.
A deer along the way.
Another photo here on the way back of the same deer. This photo is zoomed in a bit. That's why its a bit grainy.

Talked on the phone to my Mom this morning. We email a lot but its nice to hear her voice once in a while. :-)
Went to Walmart because someone told me the yarn I buy on the cone was for sale for $2.50 (regular $6.97). Only one color was for sale for $3 and since I asked about the other colors they gave me another color for $5. I only bought one of each because I have a lot of this yarn in reserve or as knitters call it "my stash."

Did a bit of reading early afternoon after lunch and then at later on I walked to a friends house a mile away. She is a knitter I met at my knit group and I took her a pair of needles that she wanted to borrow. I was supposed to meet her at 3 but she wasn't home when I got there. I left the needles by her door. She called me later to apologize for not being there - she got tied up at work. Well, it was a nice afternoon for an extra walk. I saw another deer on the way home too.

Kenny picked me up and went to Five Guys for supper. I know those French fries are not good for me but I love them. They are the best fries ever!!

I hope your Friday brought you a bit of happiness.
Karen :-)
No one is useless in the world who
lightens the burdens of another.
- Charles Dickens

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Slippers once again

Back to misty mornings. Not enough to get me wet, just a bit damp. I walked my 6 miles around the different neighborhoods without going on any particular route. I like to go up and down streets where I've not walked before. Sometimes what looks like a little side street ends up with lots of other streets off of it and I'm amazed at all the houses there are. Its easy to lose your way for a while - which I do! :-) Not many people out on such a dreary morning. I spotted quite a few deer and saw a fox as well. The fox never stays around to get his picture taken. He sees me and takes off like a flash.
It was a pretty dreary day with drizzle, mist and rain all day.
A good day to stay home and read and knit.
Here are the two pair of slippers for my two youngest grandkids - Scout and Japhy.
Here's the pattern for the slippers if any of you knitters out there want to knit a pair of your own.
Slippers - Basic Pattern
Size 5 knitting needles.

Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - K15, P1, K9, P1, K15

Repeat these two rows until 13 ridges.
Bind off 6 stitches at the beginning of next 2 rows.
K9, P1, K9, P1, K9

Continue till one inch of desired length.
Row 1 - P1, K1 all the way across row.
Row 2 - K1, P1 all the way across row.
Do these two rows 3 times.

Cut length of wool for sewing and with sewing needles pull through stitches on knitting needle and pull tight. Sew inside out.

I used size 3 needles and two strands of yarn.
You can make them with one strand and change yarn and needles to the
size you want.
I've used size one needles and baby weight yarn to make tiny slippers too.
Here's a picture of some baby slippers I made a while back.

I've finished one slipper of my own. Here's my foot modeling it.
I finished reading another book in the cat series by Lilian Jackson Braun called The Cat Who Lived High and it is number 11 in the series. I like all of these books.
A good evening for soup so I made some tomato soup and grilled cheese. A nice quick, easy and tasty supper.

I hope you enjoyed your Thursday and you had some happy times.
Karen :-)
Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not much to say today

A nice but cloudy morning for my walk today. I did my usual 6 miles. Walked around the neighborhoods and on some of the paths. I found some coins - two pennies and a nickel. Not many people out today and didn't see anyone I knew.
Here's today's walk picture.
Stayed around home during the day. Just did some house stuff, a little reading and some knitting.
Before I knew it, it was time to get ready for my weekly knitting group and I left the house at 5:30. The knitting group was on the small side this evening but those of us there had a good time. I knitted on slippers - finished the ones for Japhy and started some for myself. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Not much to write about tonight.
I'll watch a little television now that I'm home and then read until bedtime.

I hope you had a happy Wednesday.
Karen :-)
We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Slippers one and two

Good Morning.
This is what the sky looked like when I got to the lake.
A great Fall morning walk - cool and sunny. I walked my usual 6 miles. It was very calm again like yesterday and the lake was like glass. Almost everyone I saw today was wearing something red. I saw Jeanne walking and we stopped for a chat on one of the bridges we walk over.
I stopped to take this picture along the way.
Can you spot the heron?
Here is a close up - the zoom makes it a bit grainy.
Went out and about this morning. Didn't really have to go anywhere but it was so nice out and I felt like driving my car. I dropped a couple of books off at the library and then picked up a few items at the commissary. Such a beautiful sunny day.

I finished knitting the slippers for Scout and have started on the pair for my grandson Japhy who is her brother. I've chosen two different colors of green for his pair.Ken came over after work this evening and we went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Then back to the house to watch a little television and have some ice cream.
That's it till next time......

I hope something wonderful happened to you today.
Karen :-)
Live! Love! Laugh! Be Thankful!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The sun has returned

Ah yesterday and today we are having lots of sunshine and blue skies. I only walked 4 1/2 miles yesterday morning. I ran out of time before I had to get ready to go to church. But today I was back up to a walk of 6.3 miles. No wind at all today. The lake was very calm like a sheet of glass. Lots of people out this morning, all enjoying a beautiful morning!!

Yesterday afternoon Ken and I went for a drive and ended up in the historic part of a town called Mt Airy. We walked around the town and went in a few of the shops that were open. We stopped here at Laurienzo and ate lunch outside and watched people walking by. It was a lovely afternoon!

Once we got back we sat out on the deck for a little while and then I made us lasagna for supper. Afterwards we watched an episode of Dexter from Netflex and then Ken left.

I read Going Gray by Anne Kreamer.Anne decides to quit dying her hair and go gray and wrote this book about it. She researched this whole gray hair thing with some quite surprising results. I found it fascinating since I have just grown my gray hair out this past year and a half.

I've started knitting some slippers for my two youngest grandkids. This first pair I'm working on is for Scout who is 6. I'm using one stand of purple and one of yellow. I hope she likes the colors.

Got a bit of house cleaning done today including a couple loads of laundry that I got to hang outside since it was so nice and sunny out.

I had a lot of blog reading to catch up on. Staying away for a couple of days and I really got behind. I'm glad to be caught up again.

I still have a bit of time before I start thinking about supper so I guess I'll go and read awhile.

I hope your Monday was a happy one.
Karen :-)
It’s never too late to live happily every after.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A day out and about

This morning once again I walked in a mist. Just cloudy when I first started out but then came the mist and I was pretty damp by the time I got back home. I walked a 6 mile loop on streets and paths. I was hoping to see Gerti on this route but she wasn't out this morning. I did meet a woman and her dog and stopped to chat for a bit. Her dog was named Riley and he is a Blue Heeler, a breed that I have never heard off before. A very nice friendly dog.
A few runners were out and a few their walking dogs. A couple of deer about and LOTS of squirrels today.
I took 12,345 steps on my walk.
A picture taken while walking down one of the many roads I walked today.

Ken and I spent the day together. We did various errands around town and then went to the movies and saw Where the Wild Things Are. I wanted to see it because one person I know thought it was one of the best movies they ever saw and the other thought it was one of the worst. We think its somewhere in the middle. It was okay.
We went to the early showing at 12:10 so we had a late lunch afterwards. A few more errands, the last one was stopping at Weis and getting some long over due ice cream. :-)

It was another one of those dreary cloudy misty days all day. They are promising sunshine tomorrow with temperatures in the 60's. We can only hope.

I hope your Saturday so far has been a good one.
Karen :-)
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
- Nelson Mandela

Friday, November 13, 2009

Still more rain....

I must have needed a little extra sleep this morning because I didn't wake up until 7:20 so I got a bit of a late start walking. It wasn't raining when I left but it was very windy. There was a bit of a break in the clouds for just a few minutes and I saw this hint of blue sky. It didn't last long and by the time I got back home it was misting out. I didn't walk on any of my regular routes, just in and out of streets where ever I felt like going at the moment. A few people were out running and walking their dogs. I mentioned before that I don't find many coins on my walks anymore but this morning I found a quarter.
Today's walk was 12,255 steps.

It started raining hard again later in the morning and so we have had another day of rain. A good day for reading and I read some more of my book Relentless by Dean Koontz. Had some lunch and then finished reading Relentless. The book is about Cubby, a writer who gets one bad review from critic Shearman Waxx. This Waxx character is the critic from Hell and reviews books he doesn't like with more than words. Things get more and more complicated for Cubby, his wife, genius son, and their dog, who is a bit different than your average pet. Surprises all along the way in this book and it keeps you on the edge of your seat turning pages. I thought it was very good.

After reading I finally got around to do some of that house cleaning I've been trying to do all week! I worked until Ken came by.

Ken and I went out to eat, did a few errands and then came back to the house and watched an episode of Dexter from Netflix.

I hope your Friday was a happy one and a good start to your weekend.
Karen :-)
God had a sense of humor,
and because the world is wondrous,
He expects us to find reasons to smile
even on the darkest days.
- A quote from Relentless by Dean Koontz.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Rain

Another walk in the rain today, only this time add colder temperatures and wind. Once again I was decked out in my rain gear. I had to smile because here I was in tights, rain pants, a long sleeve tee shirt, sweat shirt, and rain slicker and a man runs past me in shorts, a tee shirt, and a ball cap like it was 70's degrees. :-)
I saw a very large deer with a full rack of antlers along one of the paths today. He was magnificent!! I walked through the neighborhoods and along the paths and on today's walk I took 12,342 steps.
A rainy day path.

Since the library was closed yesterday I had to go out in the rain again today to drop a few things off that were due today. Just dropped them off and didn't even look around.
It was only a short drive but I met a lot of crazy drivers anyway. It was one of those days when you feel like you're invisible, with people pulling out in front of you and cutting you off. I was glad to get home safe and sound to a nice warm cozy house.

Last night at my knitting group, a friend told me about a web site that has LOTS of free knitting patterns for anything you might want to knit. I checked it out today and spent lots of time finding all sorts of things to knit. You can spend hours there!!! If you knit you have to check this out.

This evening for supper I cut up
a yellow, red, and green bell pepper and an onion.
Sprayed a frying pan with Pam
and added the peppers and onion.
Cooked it down and browned it all until it looked like this.
Put it all on a vegetable flour tortilla,
added rice and sour cream.
Here it all is rolled up and ready to eat.
It was quite tasty. :-)

I did a bit of reading and knitting and I'm soon off to watch the next episode of Flash Forward.

I hope your Thursday was a happy one.
Karen :-)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired,
and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Baking Day

A walk around the lake in the rain for me this morning. It rained the whole time, but I took along my umbrella and wore my rain slicker and rain pants so stayed warm and dry. There were a few other people out as well, but not many. The deer, ducks and geese didn't seem to mind the rain either. I took 13,074 steps on this mornings walk.
Here just a picture I took while walking.

I was going to clean this morning but just never got around to it. I ended up reading and knitting.

By afternoon I really didn't feel like cleaning but I did feel like baking so that's what I did. As I listened to George Guidall read Foreign Body by Robin Cook to me I baked three loaves of Pumpkin Bread (my recipe makes three) and Chocolate Chip cookies.
After the baking was done I knitted a white square while George finished reading me the book. I thought the book was a good one. Jennifer Hernandez goes to New Delhi after her grandmother dies there after having hip replacement surgery. She uncovers a series of deaths.

I thought about not going to my knitting group this evening because it was still raining out and I hate to drive in the rain in the dark. But then I thought I've been home all day and it would be nice to get out for awhile and I shouldn't let a little rain keep me home so out I went. I stopped off at the library on my way there to drop off a couple of things but it was closed for Veterans Day. I'll have to make that trip again tomorrow.
I'm glad I went to the knitting group. Nice to see my knitting friends. :-) I just knitted on a dish cloth because they are easy and I didn't have to count stitches.
Its nice to be back home now though where its dry and warm.
I'll watch a little television and then read until I go to bed.

I hope you all had a good Wednesday and even if it was raining outside you found your own sunshine.
Karen :-)
A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Turkey

It was warmer than it is supposed to be for this time of the year this morning but it was cloudy so I didn't get to see the sun come up. Today my walk was along some of the paths and also along some streets around the neighborhoods. I took a picture of these two Standard Poodles. The second one is hard to see but he is there by the fence.
I see these two most mornings if my walk takes me by this way. They always give me a little good morning bark. :-)
My pedometer reading for today's walk says I took 12,576 steps.

With shopping list in hand I left to go to the commissary. I took my time going up and down all the aisles. I actually enjoy doing the shopping. There was hardly anyone there so there were no lines to wait on. I picked out "the turkey" for Thanksgiving today and here it is. Its 10 1/2 lbs. Not a very big one because it will just be Ken and I and my parents. But it will be a happy day and I am really looking forward to cooking a turkey this year with all the trimmings. My mom will be bringing her famous oh so good apple pie. :-)

I finished reading Run For Your Life by James Patterson. I haven't been that crazy about his latest few books but this one was a good one again!!
NYPD Detective Michael Bennet is after The Teacher who is a serial killer.
Back at home Bennet's 10 kids are sick with the flu.
I can't imagine having 10 kids let alone having them all sick!!

I just ripped out the baby blanket that I started last week. I keep doing something wrong and then I think I fix it and the same thing happens again in another couple of rows. I think there might be some mistake in the directions. Anyway it has ceased to be fun so I'm not going to make that one after all.

Tonight I'll knit on my ripple afghan and watch a little television. It's still a bit early to watch TV so I'll read some blogs and then start my next book.

I hope you had a happy Tuesday.
Karen :-)
Birds have bills too,
and they keep on singing.