Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hope all those in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving day...for others just think of something you are thankful for, afterall...that's what it's all about. It doesn't have to be one day out of the year, Thanksgiving can be everyday!

So you ask why have I been to busy to post? Well, besides being a new puppy mom and working on my Christmas knitting...I've been in training!

Today I'm running my second 5K race, which is also a fundraiser for a major local charity organization...the Roanoke Rescue Mission. This annual event is called The Drumstick Dash and has a great moto:

"Move Your Feet So Others Can Eat"

Courtesy Rescue Mission website

I'm not expecting any great gains in my previous time, but I do expect to eat as much turkey dinner as I want later today! Many members of my family are doing the "walk" part, my brother chickened out on the "running" part with me! Yeah, I can say that...because he doesn't read my blog!
I was so worried the weather was going to be cold & rainy, that's been a major factor in my training for this event...but today's going to be a beautiful day.

I am concerned I'll be too pooped to play in our annual "Granny Bowl" football game this afternoon...we'll have to wait and see!
Then, we're leaving for Eastern Va to visit Hubby's family!

Happy Thanksgiving...

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Yeah, I know I've missed a couple weeks...

This is disturbing:

Is your cat plotting to kill you?

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!
Since my days are numbered I'll try to get as much done as possible!

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's Me Again...I'm trying!

Blog Fodder...sorry, it's all I can come up with. Things are just too busy these days!

The things I have done are in BOLD!

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon (ran my first 5K this summer)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (ALMOST!)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (with today's economy, are you kidding?)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (indoor)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (not killed but prepared!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (I donate blood!)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant list ain't half bad. There are some things I WILL fill in but others you won't catch me bungee jumping!

What about you?

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BIG day!

Yes, you are seeing correctly...2 posts in one day.

Today is a VERY special day! It's Milo's 1st birthday~~

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Milo!
Happy Birthday to you!

Believe it or not Rudy and I went to the card store together to pick out his cards. I was surprised when the shop owner allowed us to "shop"...but then again how can one say "no" to such a sweet face? Well, I have to just about's hard but there are those times when "NO" is a must!
Since we had sort of a muddy backyard...Rudy signed his card all by himself!

Here's the picture of Milo on his birthday with his present & cards!

Happy Birthday Sweetie! See you next week!!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Opening Day 5 months away! No knitting content this time either!

I'm SO excited!!! (Yes, I am a Baltimore Oriole fan...but team #2 is The BoSox...because of Son#2, not to mention I have to have a winning team to cheer for) It'll be a lot of fun when the Frederick Keys come to town!

It was revealed yesterday...the new team logo.
(courtesy of WDBJ7)

Hubby went out to see the 2004 World Series Trophy yesterday.

The guards wouldn't let him touch it!

I love the new name Salem Red Sox

In my lifetime there's always been a MLB farm team in town, but it's had many different names & affiliates:
Salem Rebels (Pittsbrg Pirates)
Salem Pirates (Pittsburg Pirates)
Salem RedBirds (St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers)
Salem Buccaneers (again Pittsburg Pirates)
Salem Avalanche (Colorado Rockies)
Salem Avalanche (Houston Astros)
till present time!

We've had some pretty major stars play here too including Boston's Tim Wakefield (he was in the Pirates system back then)...oh, I could name others but I won't bore ya!

We already have our tickets for opening day! 5 months and counting....

Maybe I can knit some socks for the new upcoming season?!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Rudster!

We've been having such a great time with Rudy...this is a heavily photo laden post!

Here he is peeking into BlogLand!

Just a gratuitous close-up of the most precious face!

He has his first "hand-me-down"...the sweater I knit for Milo!

Have you ever seen those "fainting goats"?

That's the exact reaction he had!

He had his first bath last weekend...

Is this not the cutest face you've ever seen?

Then after all the playing is done~~

...we CRASH!

Ace has surprisingly accepted a point, Rudy's not allowed near his bed! Especially since Rudy has several of his own to choose from, Ole Cat has ONE favorite bed (that currently is so nasty I need to wash it). They sniff each other and Rudy wants so bad for "the black & white thing" to play with him, not gonna happen Dude! It's really funny when Ace does the "scratchy box"~~Rudy will get on it after Ace and try to figure out what the big deal is!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Tap-Tap-Tap..... this thing on? Hey...remember me?

Yeah, I'm still searching for the lost mojo. While I hunt I hope you'll enjoy this bit of BlogFodder!

This one happens to pretty much hit the nail on the head! Well, with the exception of me being shy & withdrawn.
Besides the fact Blueberry muffins are my favorite!

You Are a Blueberry Muffin

You are a nurturing, domestic, homey person.

Of all the types, you are the most likely to make your own muffins at home.

You don't like to rock the boat, and you're most content when you're making everyone else happy.

You are very loyal. You'll defend your family and friends, even if you secretly disapprove of what they're doing.

You tend to be a bit shy and withdrawn. You don't make friends quickly or easily.

But once you do make a good friend, the chances are high that you'll be friends for life.

Rest assured everything is fine here at The Coop, I'm just spending lots of time playing with Lil Rudy. We've been taking lots of pictures to post. Please hang in there with me...I promise to be back!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!