Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring-Sprung

Spring is here for real and we're all glad, of course, and trying to ignore the fact that it isn't impossible to get snow in March. I have some spring bulbs blooming in the neglected bed beneath the kitchen window.  And it appears there are some gnomes in danger of drowning...

Not safe for bathing yet!

Last weekend Russ, Frankie and I rode up to the RV to do some cleanup there.  It was a beautiful day and while Russ and Frankie worked outside on the manly things like Awning Deployment, I cleaned counter and cabinets and, well... kitchen work.  But Frankie did do windows from the outside and I didn't have to cook so you can't call that a bad day.  I think Russ is planning for us to go for our first stay the first weekend of April and I'm ready for that.

Lately, between crocheting, knitting and life, I've been thinking hard about the nonfiction book I want to write this year.  A new page on my blog with info and photos might be in order and I will work on getting that done, so stay tuned.  My logical side says that spending some time alone at the RV will be conducive to writing.  I don't need to tell you what the other side says, do I? 

It's time to get on with my day here so I will sign off.  Feel free to leave comments, even if they pertain to the cruelty of unguarded bird baths that prove dangerous to gnomes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gathering Gadgets

It's beautiful today, almost as if spring has really come.  The sun is shining and I've got the kitchen window open.  I might get outside a bit to enjoy it.

But right now I'm casting on 90 stitches very slowly (I only knit at one speed) for a mitered hanging towel for the RV.  Gathering things for the RV has been fun and I have a bag of things just sitting on the sofa waiting to go.  Russ and I are heading up there on Saturday to check things out and I can't wait.  We won't be able to stay over yet, but I want to stock, and take stock, of the items we have and need. 

What's in the bag so far?  Well, there are about ten paperbacks that will go on a shelf in a cabinet, an extra food chopping gadget I had here going to waste, a few lock-top containers for left overs and a pitcher.  There are four of those small solar lights you can stake down into the ground and a little string of fish lights that Frankie gave to Russ in the bag as well, all to insure a festive campsite.  I will also carry up a project bag filled with cotton thread, small hooks and several filet patterns.

Now, will I finish the hand towel in time for the Saturday visit?  I'll let you know.