Friday, September 28, 2012

Almost Gone

Ah, September is almost gone...yet it seems like in just got started. Today is my youngest's birthday. He's 36. I guess if I was a seriously dedicated blogger I would have dug out one of his baby pictures and posted it...or maybe the naked-in-the-bath- tub picture....every kid has one of those, right?

Nope, and I'm not posting pictures of the jars of pears I've canned. Or the jars of apples before that. Or the jars of beef I canned today. Or the pear pies I've made. Yum!!

There hasn't been any sewing or quilting going on.

There was a little genealogy excitement. One of the DH's ancestors who has been very hard to find has seemingly turned up thanks to a great ancestor hunter in Iowa. With her last name spelled differently than any of us had.  This ancestors father-in-law is still a bit of a brick wall. We know his name, but not his father's name.....and there were a gazillion Baileys in the NY-VT-NH area. Often several in one generation with the same name, but not even closely related.

So there you have it. My September. How was yours?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sew, Kitty, Sew!!

I want a kitty like this!

Every quilter needs one!!  All mine do is eat expensive cat food.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Is Here

While it seemed like the long, hot, dry summer would go on forever, Fall is here. Warm, sunny days with a little cool breeze. Cool nights, perfect for sleeping with the windows open a little, but the AC & fan shut off. So quiet.  It was actually cool enough last night that there was frost in places in town. Not at our place, but in the southeast part of town were it's a little lower.  I want more ripe peppers so I hope it holds off a little longer.

To me, Fall is Pear Pie time and here's the first one of the season. I suppose you could make it out of canned pears but it wouldn't be the same.

Note we've already enjoyed a good portion of it.

I've also made my favorite Potato & Butternut Squash Scallop. Another seasonal dish.  Pretty simple to make really. Sliced potatoes & squash, browned pork sausage, chopped onion, salt, pepper and cream to cover.  Bake until potatoes and squash are tender. YUM.

My kitties will be jealous, but here's some doggie pics taken during my dog-sitting stint a couple weeks ago.

Ollie's favorite spot on the back of the couch. Yes, Roscoe is missing a front leg.

Note the one ear perked up, one ear flopped over and the soulful eyes. He uses this look very effectively.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It Seems Like The House Grew

My doggie buddies went home this morning. The kids got back from Glacier NP and picked them up on the way home. I don't know who was happier...the dogs or the kids.

Oops...same picture as last post. :)

My house, especially the living room, seems so much bigger without the three dogs, their beds, their toys and the one's kennel. I miss them!!  My cats don't.

A little sewing went on today....VERY LITTLE.  Long-term projects do drag on. Maybe I need to start something new to get my mojo back. Last year I was thinking of making a Twister Halloween quilt. Now would be a good time to do it. Or would it just turn into another UFO??

Monday, September 3, 2012

This Week........ dogsitting week.  Son & daughter-in-law went to Glacier NP on vacation so their dogs are on vacation my house.  Since there are three of them, I'm really glad they're all good dogs.

Roscoe, Zoey and Ollie

They look content enough, don't they?  I enjoy them. My cats??  Not so much!!


No, not the garden.  This past week has been the official "Week of Weeding" in the Northeast Library System. The idea is to encourage all the libraries to weed out their collections to make room on the shelves, get rid of things that are no longer useful to the collection and to freshen up the look of the library.  Participating libraries also get their name thrown in the hat for a drawing for a Kindle.

My goal was to get the adult general fiction shelves weeded. They had become so crowded that it was hard to put books away. I should have taken some "before" pictures but didn't, so here are the "after pictures."

These two pictures are the books removed from the shelves.  Books are HEAVY!!  (Library Boards...remember that when you look for a  librarian. She/he must be able to handle heavy boxes of books.)

They aren't all removed from the database yet. Hopefully that will be done in the next couple weeks.
I'm estimating that close to 400 were weeded.

These next pictures show the shelves "after."  Please notice that there is some space on EVERY shelf for adding more books and for face-out display.   Some rearranging needs to be done to equalize the space, but at least there IS space.