Minutes – November 17, 2014

::thankful – for cold weather, visit from Princess Pea, new friends, invitations to holiday celebrations, cranberries, Brazil nuts, favorable answers from the City on a drainage easement, great contractors and geotech firms.

::praying for - for new members of my cancer support group; those without warm place to sleep; for even more rain; for continued health.

::remission – I took a THREE MILE walk on Friday, and a FOUR MILE walk on Saturday!! Yahoo!!

::delicious –  Quick and warm are the demands for this week.

  • Dirty Rice and Roasted Veggies
  • Black Bean and Spinach Burritos
  • Orange Ginger Salmon
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Orange Chicken and Wonton Soup
  • Breakfast for Dinner – Pancakes, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs
  • Toasted Sandwiches, Veggie Soup

::fun - The boys are buckling down and studying for finals.  Only a month until winter break!  We have a fire in the fireplace tonight…I’m thinking about pulling out marshmallows.  Maybe even some hot cocoa.

::this week –  Perusing Christmas catalogs.  Considering starting a “Leggings are Not Pants” Campaign.  Starting preps for Thanksgiving – final grocery fetching, planning and inviting. Hunting down All the Friends who don’t have plans and inviting them here.  The More the Merrier!!

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Friday’s Letters – November 14, 2014

Friday's Letters

Dear Mr. Pea - You have rendered me speechless.  We sent our wedding bands and my solitaire engagement ring to the jeweler to be sized.  The solitaire came back with extra sparkle.  I’m silly giddy in love with you!

Dear Princess Grace - Welcome back to my world!! I’ve missed you!

2014.11.14 Princess Grace

Dear Nikon - You really need to have local repair facilities.  That being said, thank you for the amazing customer service – it was easy to get my lens packed up and sent to you, the estimate came back promptly and the cost was reasonable.  Now hurry up and fix it so I can take pictures again!

Patience is a Virtue.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Notes – November 12, 2014

How are you being crafty this week?  I’m working on these:


These socks.  THESE SOCKS have been in my needles for wa.a.a.a.a.y too long.  You see, I started them back around Valentine’s Day to learn how to knit toe up socks.  I worked on the first sock during chemo, then finished it and made it just past the heel on the second sock the week I was in the hospital with pneumonia. They sort of lounged around during the rest of the summer, because I wanted to work on other things.  I pulled them out a few weeks ago to wrap up, but realized that every time I touched the darn things, my head instantly went back to those awful weeks when I was so very, very sick. And I no longer liked the intricate cables that originally pulled me to the pattern. SO…I frogged the first sock back to the same level as the half finished second sock and strung them both on a single, very long cable needle so I could teach myself “Two Socks at a Time with Magic Loop”.  I fiddled around with making up a fancy leg, hated it, frogged again and am now declaring them to be plain vanilla toe up socks.  I have to get them done ASAP, because I need the cable needle to make Mr. Pea’s Christmas present!

Yarn – Colinette Jitterbug in Fuchsia

Reading?   More like Proofreading.  That storm water management plan laying under my socks. It’s due soon, and I need to wrap it up just a quickly as the socks!  I’m also still engrossed in the Outlander series; I finished both Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager, and am now a few chapters into An Echo in the Bone.  

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea