Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

It is a very quiet Tuesday today, Valentine's Day not withstanding.  My darling husband presented me with half a pound of Divine chocolates from  Priscilla's Sweet Shoppe.  Quite unexpected!  I am not complaining.
Had a nice weekend with the Daughter and her family.  We have a long standing tradition of having a winter picnic in the snow every year.  It usually involves sleds, shovels, snow pants and sometimes skis and snowshoes.  We pack up easy to cook things like hot dogs and the like, and head out into the back pastures of my folk's place, forging through the snow until either the kids get tired and don't want to go any farther or the grownups get tired and don't want to go any farther!  Then, while the adults get the fire going, the kids make snowmen, sled and generally have a great time.
The question arose--Could we still have a winter picnic without snow?  The answer--heck yes! So we did.
Here are the photos to prove it.

Bringing the firewood

Getting food

We had to pretend that we were forging our way through the waist high snow.  Actually, the girls brought their skates in case there was still a beaver pond for them to try out.  There wasn't.  Still, one never knows what might be at the end of the trail.

Roasting bratwurst
It turned out to be a really decent fire and fun eating.  The girls didn't mind playing in the fire instead of the non-existing snow.  Fun day for all.

The other fun thing I did was start working on a sweater for myself with the lovely blue yarn I dyed last time.  It is coming along very nicely except I may have to drop back two stitches on the insides of the little cables to redo them as purl stitches.  I think that will make them "pop" better.   And hope that I really do have enough yarn to actually finish!
Pretty cables


  1. Lovely chocolates! Your cables are looking so pretty, Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  2. The chocolates are yummy, too! Thanks about the cables. Happy Valentine's Day to you in your new home.