Friday, February 11, 2011

29 January – 4 February 2011

OK, other than lots of cold weather and the usual trips to the library, Wal Mart, Corpus Christi (shopping), lunch at Big Fisherman and the Mexican restaurant at Port Aransas; this was a slow week.  So, I knitted a lot and thought I would share some pictures of my hats…..

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This one was not finished yet…..but, it turned out really good!100_2951

And here are a couple that didn’t turn out so good…….100_2946

This one is supposed to be a beret but it doesn’t lay down right……I might try to fix it or not!!!!

This one came out way too small…..guess I’ll save it for the new baby??????  It wouldn’t even fit over my hat holder!!!!


Then I tried to make some gloves……what a mess…..fingers too short for adults and palm too big for kids!!!!!


I am excited to try out the new patterns I bought for Carla….she wants sock monkeys for the new baby so this will be a  project I start soon.2011 007 2011 011

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22-28 January 2011

22 Jan, Saturday:  I have been wanting biscuits and gravy for so long and that’s what I did today!!!

23 Jan, Sunday: Today was Nolan’s 68th birthday so we went out to lunch at Charlotte Plummers and I had those great crab cakes…..mmmmm good!  I ordered Nolan a demin jacket from NRA web store for his birthday.  I managed to keep it hidden and a secret til today…..he was surprised!  Another surprise for his birthday was that the toilet stopped working right. It wouldn’t put water in bowl.  Was a pretty good day though except for the rain!!!!

24 Jan, Monday:  Jacket was way too big….first time I’ve every bought him an XL and it was too big.  So, we made a trip to post office to return jacket.  We stopped by the library and Camper Clinic needed to see if we could just get the valve for the toilet that Nolan thinks needs to be replaced.

25 Jan, Tuesday:  Today we spent driving to Victoria to eat lunch with Sylvia and George.  Sylvia is a distant relative of mine that lives in Port Lavaca.  Before we ate lunch I had time to do a little shopping at Penneys…….and, I bought 2 new pair of shoes!!!  Had a great lunch and was good to meet George and talk to Sylvia.

26 Jan, Wednesday:  Today was “fix it” day.  I’m so thankful that Nolan can fix about anything……I just have to remember that he needs to do it at his own speed……the toilet hasn’t been working for 3 days so far.  However, today Nolan fixed the toilet for $33 and the vent cover from the hail storm for $16.  Yeah!!!!!!

27 Jan, Thursday:  Walked a mile today……it was so warm and sunny!

28 Jan, Friday:  The park planned a  Karoke and Music night but they changed and added in a Potluck and everyone knows how much I like to cook, so didn’t go!

15-21 January 2011

OK, this week not so much happened……

I decided that if we were not going to keep the 5th Wheel when we get back to Missouri, why was I spending so much money on new flooring.  So, I cancelled the carpet order and bought trim at Lowes.  Here is what it looks like now…..I don’t have a before picture…..100_2943

Made our bi-weekly trip to Library and Nolan washed the truck. We were gonna go to movie but nothing on we wanted to see.  Rod and Deb and Jim and Ellie left this week so their last night here we had happy hour at Rod and Debs then made a trip to Port Aransas for dinner at Fin’s.

During the Hail storm lots of leaves fell from the trees everywhere and almost everyone but us had racked and cleaned up a little…..Nolan finally racked leaves!

I’ve been knitting a lot so I mailed off a package to my sister with hats and a scarf this week.

We also decided it was time to by a dehumidifier so that was also accomplished this week. 

Not too exciting but there it is!

Oh, did I tell you how much I love my soda machine!

8- 14 January 2011

8 Jan, Saturday:  Great lunch at Butter Churn, it’s a restaurant that only has a buffett and they have the best fried chicken.  Happy Hour at Rod and Deb’s with Jim and Ellie.  Kind of nice to have friends around!!!

9 Jan, Sunday: OMG, we woke up around 4:30 am to the worst thunderstorm with hail.  It sounded terrible and we were so worried that something was getting broke by the hail.  Well, it did….the vent cover in the bathroom got holes in it and the air conditioners were damaged some.  The truck also received some damage.  Rod and Deb’s car had one of the side windows busted out and lots of the RV’s in the park were damaged.  As soon as I got up and around I called the insurance company and left a voice message.  After all the excitment, Ellie stopped by to invite us over for happy hour but I didn’t feel the best so we didn’t go over.

10 Jan, Monday:  Started to cool off a lot.  The insurance company called back with claim number, then claim adjuster called and will send out someone to give us an estimate.  Dinner at Rod and Deb’s……meatloaf, my favorite.  I had bought some of those frozen cinnamin rolls so I got those out to take over for dessert.  Boy are they good!  Started to knit another hat.

11 Jan, Tuesday:  Cold day so we had beans and ham for dinner.

12 Jan, Wednesday:  Insurance adjuster came today and Nolan took care of showing him everything.  Now to wait and see what they pay for.  We were tired of staying in because of the col so Nolan took me to Michaels and Joann’s in Corpus Christi for more yarn and patterns.  We almost always drive back across Mustang Island and then eat somewhere in Port Aransas.  Today we had lunch at DQ.

13 Jan, Thursday:  COLD AGAIN….but Nolan walked for an hour.

14 Jan, Friday: Deb sent me a text and asked if we wanted to meet them for lunch at Landry’s in Corpus Christi.2011 003

This was looking our the window at our table.  It was a rainy day and cold.

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I got my new soda making machine today and I love it…..