Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Dan and I watched Murderball last night. My friend Roberta, who is an occupational physician, told me about the movie when it came out last summer.

I had been feeling sorry for myself about not being able to knit, so watching this film was just the kick in the pants I needed. While I may not be able to do some of the things I love, and even though therapy has been very slow going, self-pity will get me nowhere!

Anyway, Dan and I really liked it. We laughed and laughed, and I cried a bit too. So go rent it! (Or for those with cable TV, watch it on A&E this week.)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Valentine mini-break

Dan and I took the beagle with us on a mini-break to Lake Tahoe last week.

Sunset over Lake Tahoe

Even though I was still recovering from a nasty bug, we had a lovely time...especially lucky with the weather...sunny, clear and not-too-cold...snowed a bit our last evening there, and the next morning everything was covered with a light dusting of snow...so magical!

Arrow testing her booties

We stayed in a dog-friendly cabin on the North Shore, where they had a big library of movies and lots of goodies...chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, make-your-own waffles at breakfast...they even lent us snowshoes and big round plastic discs to go sledding! We also went cross-country skiing with the pooch, strolled the shops in historic Truckee, and just relaxed by the fireplace, with s'mores...yum.

Pooch in boots
Pooch in booties

More pics on Flickr...such a nice break, but tomorrow it's back to work again!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Under the weather

The red amaryllis is blooming! So pretty.

Red amaryllis
Do you see a beagle relaxing in the background?

Not sure how long the flowers will last though, it's been so hot this week! Unfortunately I have not been able to take advantage of the springy weather, since I am not feeling well. Yech. So many teachers and students at school have been sick recently, and after last week's science fair/report card madness, I fear I too have succumbed to the bug...argh!

Four years ago today my Harley went to poochie heaven...I am thinking about the mischevious little terrier today...better give Arrow lots of pats, and then take a nap...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Knit sushi

Lookie! Knit sushi in the new MagKnits! Yum! A fine addition to the growing list of knit food...

Now if only I could knit this...still trying to be patient with hand therapy...maybe I need to eat some sushi in the meantime!

Monday, February 06, 2006

A little valentine

I decided to view the upcoming "holiday" as a crafting opportunity. Still not knitting...wahhh!... and I'm still limited in what I can do with my hands, so I attempted a little heart stamp, then tried to stamp some leftover fabric.

Heart stamping

The results left something to be desired, so I added a couple more felt hearts and a button to the other side. It's hanging from a window. Somewhat cheery, but it looks like one of my young students made it!

Lil' felt heart

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Happy mail


Love these new stamps, just discovered via Kraf-O-La. I must get some soon...and then mail good things with them!