Saturday, August 20, 2011

Catching up

As my grandson knows, viewing the world upside down not only gives new perspective on life but is darn fun! It has been a busy month since I last posted so thought I'd get you caught up in between house cleaning.

The highlight of the last month was a FUN trip to Iowa to visit my son and family. The weather was beautiful and the Iowa State Fair was a great time (though we missed seeing the traditional Butter Cow). We went to the parks, ate lots of good food and played Toy Story 3. I do a passable Woody when necessary. We did suffer through several days with no hot water which made bathing a speed sport. Before we left Guitar Guy and I recorded a book for the little guy so he can hear us every day. "More Grandma, More Pop" seems to be the refrain.

Nicole and I have made 2 trips to Phoenix for doctor appointments with great results both times. She is returning to work part time as an extern until she can build back up to full time. That is exciting news and makes us all smile a lot. She drove the 3.5 hours back from Phoenix our last trip! She's been to Washington DC and Spokane in the last month to visit friends and is headed back to the gym. We are extremely grateful for her recovery.

On the knitting front, I finished a pair of socks for me and 2 pairs for Rowan. Used Sock That Rock for mine and had issues with lots of thin places. I've always heard good things about STR yarn but probably would not buy again. Just started some fingerless mitts (Zen Yarn Garden Bamboolicious) and have a stegosaurus sweater planned for Rowan. Fall is coming, at least in some parts of the country. We still have a couple months of heat here in AZ.

Thinking maybe I should head to bed. Cleaned house and cooked dinner for Nicole and Patrick tonight. Coca Cola Pot Roast, mashed potatoes, salad and peach pie for desert. YUM


KnitTech said...

What a fun sounding summer. Traditional Butter Cow?

Donna Lee said...

I love state fairs. I miss the ones NJ had when I was younger. They're different now.

We have butter lambs for easter dinner and a butter turkey for Thanksgiving. I love butter but think a cow may be a bit much even for my family.....