Earlier this week we had snow–as in a foot of snow! And temps in the low 20’s! At first the weather was OK with us but now we are over it! It’s hard to exercise as in walk when you are wearing Muck boots and heavy coats. Emmi gets cold mostly because the Cowboy rolls snowballs for her and she eats the balls trying to destroy them. Plus when the snow melts it creates a muddy mess and Emmi has to be rinsed off every time she comes inside–she isn’t impressed!
I’ve been quilting–I longarm quilted two quilt tops that our daughter in law LoraLee completed at some point in time before she died. I have some other quilt blocks LoraLee made and I’m working on those. Our little quilt shop in Big Timber is 20 years old this week and I attended their celebration Wednesday night–the Cowboy drove into town with me as we weren’t sure how the roads would be. Found some binding fabrics and enjoyed visiting with fellow quilters. I still don’t have my quilting mojo back, maybe one of these days?? I have been knitting–
This is a sweater I am knitting in the round for myself, the yarn is a beautiful red wool and so soft. That off color line you see toward the bottom of the piece is a lifeline–a piece of yarn threaded through the stitches as you are knitting a row. If you make a mistake you can then rip back to that lifeline and use it to help you guide the stitches back onto your needles. As you can see I might need to insert another lifeline soon!
Twenty seven years ago Saturday the Cowboy and I were married in the home of friends during an October snowstorm. During covid in 2020 I cooked every occasion meal we ate–I looked back through the blog and read that I made chicken enchiladas of all things for our anniversary. The Cowboy isn’t fond of chicken–was I mad at him?? 😍For this anniversary we went to Billings and had lunch at a new to us restaurant–it was OK but not outstanding. I asked the question of our Facebook friends–“where do you like to eat in Billings” and this new restaurant was on that list. CJ’s, our favorite is a great place but I’m weary of their food, so we will work through that Facebook list and try some new places.
Tonight we are off to Lonn’s to celebrate birthdays. The little ones have once again had mild cases of covid so our September celebrations were delayed and we’ve moved into the October birthdays. I’ve made a cake and have the presents all set to go. The weather is cooperating–beautiful sunny, breezy days in the 50’s. Most of the snow is gone but the mud is still with us.
One more doctor’s appointment, routine for me and we just might be ready to find some warmer weather.