Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Along with the apron I included a knitted dishcloth I made from cotton string used to tie together the linen bundles at the hospital where I work. One of the housekeepers found a bag of this string beside one of the linen bins and I am having great fun tying the string together and knitting up dishcloths. I'm taking pictures of the dishcloths posing with the many pieces of hospital memorabilia I've acquired over the years. I love forward to hearing her response and seeing the other aprons as pictures are posted.
Yes, I am exercising - mostly riding my exercise bike for 30 minutes each day and taking the stairs at work...there is also the annual charity 5k I plan to run next weekend.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
During my walk to the yarn shop I spotted this local diner and just had to snap a photo...
On the Lamb occupies the downstairs of a wonderfully rustic home - Joe, the owner, lives upstairs....oh, to be so close to all that beautiful yarn....
Continuing on my walk .....Autumn leaves sprinkled with dew ....
Close up of tile work depicting a....
Oh, yeah, I learned how to work with mitered squares.....
Local caterer that did a great job of putting together box lunched for the group both days..... I had free time in the evening to explore dinner options. Friday night I had dinner at L'Italia - situated in a multistory house I walked up and up and up to a lovely dining room complete with a fireplace and pepper mills on the table (I love fresh coarsely ground pepper). I dined on a salad of baby greens, gorgonzola,pears, walnuts and grape tomatoes with a tangy raspberry vinaigrette. The eggplant parmigiana was thinly sliced with a fresh, simple tomato sauce. Tasty but not spectacular......Oh, my Saturday night - Staunton Grocery was recommended to me by one of the local knitters at the shop, my, oh my! After a challenging day of knitting I was ready for a good leisurely meal. Completely accommodating to my vegetarian style, I feasted on a baby beet salad and house made fettuccine with wild mushrooms, broccoli rabe and meyer lemon comfit. Portions were tiny and exquisitely presented....certainly one of the absolute best and most expensive vegetarian meals I've ever had! Yum - I will return........yes, I walked a lot while in Staunton to and from the yarn shop both days and to the dinner restaurants both nights....
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I spent a rather blustery Sunday morning watching my DH play golf at Countryside Golf Course. This public course has been in the news quite a bit lately since the future management and continued operation is under scrutiny. A farm once occupied this land as evidenced by the barn and silo on the property.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
get up with the alarm clock around 6a or so
do a little housework - laundry, dishes, whatever
check out eyebrows
pick up around the house a little
get packed lunch out of fridge
drive to work while listening to NPR
look at the river as I walk across the bridge from the parking garage
speak to all my co workers
check my email throughout the day when I have a moment
punch out at the end of the workday
take out trash and compost materials
eat dinner with hubby
straighten up kitchen
pack lunch for next day
check email, read blogs
write in blog
get ready for bed
read in bed a while
sleep - maybe getting up once to go to bathroom
wake up and have another beautiful day