Monday, January 26, 2015

Little of this, Little of that, Not much of anything

So, it’s been a pretty quiet January, hence the lack of Blogging.

It’s been nice to be quiet. We got back on our diets, back to the gym, quit drinking beer and wine for a while. Although watching the collapse of the Packers to the Seahawks drove us back to the bottle for the duration of the evening. However, we are cheering for the Seahawks and looking forward to next football season. It’s all we have now.

Damn you Jordy Nelson. OK, still little fan crush…..and still my favorite Wisconsin commercial ever.





Jack is super disappointed.


Abby has settled in and much to our surprise came into heat around the beginning of January. That was exciting. Beta didn’t know what to think.



Here she is looking all sweet-

She has broken 3 cat dishes getting up on the table.





Me and Abby takin’ a selfie




The secret to Abby is a looong walk. Which is hard for Beta. So yesterday I took Abby on a walk and Dave took Beta in the car so his feelings wouldn’t get hurt. Because they are dogs and think that way…right? Yeah.

Dave and I have been taking dance lessons. We are learning the nightclub two step at the Blue Moon. We are almost done with Level 1 and moving on to Level 2. Hopefully we don’t have to go to remedial classes.                                                                                                 Slow, quick quick, slooow, quick quick, turn, walk walk, laugh, stop. Try again.

Had dinner with the girls this month and didn’t take one picture. What? Hopefully next month or so we get at least one picture. Dave wasn’t home at the time so we didn’t have the photographer. I blame him.

Oh, I have been going to Hank and Purl’s every Tuesday for the Downton Abbey knit along. We are knitting a scarf with special colors of the characters of Downton. We discuss the episode we watched on Sunday and speculate what it all means. Love that.

And speaking of knitting, I am going in Feb to Stitches West with my sister for year two. Can’t wait for that. In addition to flying to and from Seattle first class. I am almost looking forward to flying! That is going to be here before I know it. I might think about getting my yarn and supplies ready….

Next weekend is the Downton events at the quilt shop. I will be dressing up as one of the nobility. My friend Lois will be the kitchen help. It is going to be soooo fun. That’s Saturday for the trunk show. Sunday is the annual SuperBowl Mystery quilt which I am also in charge of. That will also be a blast. I hope.

March I am off to Tucson for my nephew’s wedding. You can pick some music here—We are also going to Grand Forks to visit with Blane on my birthday weekend. Whoop Whoop!

I’ve signed up for several races now. I’ve got the St. Paul Human Race in March, Hot Chocolate in April, Med City in May, Chester Woods and Seattle Rock n Roll in June. (We won’t run straight on this RnR, run walk maybe and Dave is going too this time!). Then in July my friend Tiffani and I have signed up for Ragnar NW passage in Washington. What am I thinking? I don’t know. All I know is that it shouldn’t be that boiling hot hell that is Ragnar Great River from Winona to Mpls. Could be rainy and wet but I’ll take that over 90 hot humid degrees!! August should be Chatfield and then in October another RnR in St. Louis. Then I’ll probably be in Physical Therapy for months.

We made reservations for our June vacation in the PNW. Dave’s son in graduating from UDub on June 13th. So we decided to take Grampa on a little vacay to the coast before hand. We are staying at Peggy’s place. I hope Peggy treats us well. I guess we need to bring our own wine glasses. That was a big deal in the reviews. Jeesh people. Put a straw in the bottle.

I think that might be it. Mostly I have been making plans to go other places.  Work and plan to travel. I hardly even used up my vacation time-yet.

So, here’s to February and spring coming soon.



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Happy New Year Green Bay Packers!

We survived Christmas and went straight into New Year’s with a vengeance.

Because—the weekend after Christmas was-wait for it-the Green Bay/Detroit game.

And—who was there?? Wait for it-we were.

We left on Saturday AM and made the trip across Wisconsin to mecca Lambeau

View from hotel--



Yeppers. First stop-Atrium-Pro Shop.


I had to get decked out for the game--


Go Pack Go!! I am ready.

Dinner at the Bret Favre Steak House.

Not a big fan of Bret-but his steak house was rocking. (Seriously, go for the atmosphere, not the food-trust me)

IMG_1011 Bad Selfie at Bret’s house.

The next day, Sunday, big game day. They started on the tailgate at 9 AM. Cause that’s how they roll at Green Bay!


By 10:30 AM….


And full by noon.

Popular Packer Attire-the green and gold overalls.


Seriously ugly Packer Sweater-


And yes, that’s a beer at 10…AM. (What were they waiting for? The others started at 9)

Game time-3:25. Met up with our guests, Dave’s sister Barb and brother in law Tom.

Travelled over around one to sit in our comfy club seats!   We had our own waitress and everything (bring me a beer every 15-stat)



Dave in his hair hat. No comment


And view from our seats-

The sun was out so the shades were down, but they put them up for the game.


Packers out on the field. 




And even though Aaron went down, was out, and came back, we won!!

Bye week, playoff bound.

Celebratory Spotted Cow.


Happy Christmas and Happy Birthday Dave!! You deserved it.

Things to leave you with…..

Beautiful Christmas sunset…..


…and my new knitted tennies!