Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
It looks blurry because the color changes created ridges on the wrong side. The right side looks like this:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Bucky has been on antibiotics and pepcid for the last week or so for his pancreatitis. His digestive tract is in a tender state, for the pancreatitis and his nasty reaction to the pain killers in the previous week. The vet ordered us a bland diet for the puggy till he recovers. First I tried to feed him rice, he didn't like it. We only have brown rice and mix multi grain rice and apparently the grains are too harsh for his tender belly. Then I tried mashed potatoes, mixed with various foods I dig up from the back of the fridge. Some meals he really liked, when I used real mashed potatoes with butter and chicken broth, which I'm concerned was not exactly bland and in fact quite fattening. Some meals he didn't like; and when I say he didn't like I mean he threw up, which was when the taste of the broth was too strong or store brought food with too much spice. I cut back on the add-ins after he threw up, and gave him plain mashed potato with a slight hint of broth. That my friend, was not real food in my puggy's dictionary, so he refused to eat. Today I tried potato with broth, mixed with some cooked egg, tiny pieces of peas and carrots. He swallowed it down. But I'm seriously short on ideas now. What else can you dress up plain mashed potato so it's nice and tasty yet still bland?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Henry class did a stage show early this week as part of their Gold Rush study. Here is Henry singing solo in the show. He's the young man on the right, without a bandanna.
Me thinks these kids needed more practice and maybe just a little more enthusiasm. Some of the boys really didn't want to be there at all, looked more like performing a torture scene. The girls, now they sure had loads of fun.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Project: Pink Shawl
Pattern: Anthracite Shawl by Shawn Stoner, published in Knitters magazine Spring 2003
Yarn: hand spun wool received in a knitting retreat gift exchange
Size: 71 x 33 (about 6ft x 3 ft)
Project: Fisherman Blanket
Yarn: Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool, used to be available at Michael's and I bought them every week with those 40% off coupons
Needles: US Size 8
Finished Size: 87 x 62 (about 7ft x 5ft)
Notes: Made for my 6’4 husband, so he would have a blanket to cover him from head to toes. The pattern is mitered squares with applied i-cord edging. I didn’t care too much about the direction of the squares, just started a skein of yarn and knitted till I ran out, then started the next skein, picking up somewhere along the existing squares. It was knitted all in one piece, until it grew big enough.