Weekend Review

It was a long and busy, but relaxing weekend. Thursday night, the Check Engine Light came on in my new (used) car. The Check Engine Light and emissions issues that were causing it is actually why I replaced my old car… so that was not a good sign. In fact, I was so worried/mad, that … Continue reading

December Goals

The holiday season is upon us! And now for some goals to get us started: Yoga 1-2 times per week. Forever goal. Knit at leastĀ 3 more hats to give to family this Christmas. Plus the 2 that MM’s mom requested. That’s a lot but will give me 8 for family, which is hopefully a good … Continue reading

November Goals Review

December is here! That means it is time to check out my goals from last month and see how I did. Finish knitting runner for new blanket chest. Carry over from last month. Finished! Hike with Sara 1-2 times per week. I think this will repeat until it gets too cold and dark. As I … Continue reading

Weekend Review

Another short weekend. But an exciting one! I BOUGHT A CAR! It’s a Honda Fit, only a couple of years old. And I paid cash! That was a nice feeling. My Emergency Fund isĀ  a little lower than I had wanted it to get but it was worth it to not deal with the hassle … Continue reading

Pizza Recipe

I made three of these and put them directly in the freezer and then made 1 for dinner the other day. Directions are for 1 pizza. Each pizza serves 2-3. The pizzas are pretty thin and therefore not very filling. Ingredients Pizza Dough mix (check package for additional ingredients – mine just needed warm water) … Continue reading

Eyelet Lace Elegance Hat

Eyelet Lace Elegance Hat Original pattern here. I used the “in-the-round” version which someone posted in the comments. Needles: Size 8, 16 inch circulars, Size 8 double points. Cast on 84 stitches. Place marker at beginning of round and do 3 rows of K1, P1 ribbing. Pattern: Row 1: *P2, K5. Repeat from * Row … Continue reading

Weekend Review

This post is a day late, but last night got busy and I didn’t have time to recap the weekend. And what a pleasant long weekend it was… I took off work Wednesday, which I decided to do Tuesday night. After seeing how bad the traffic in the area was on Tuesday, I decided I … Continue reading

Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, I will be spending the holiday with MM’s family. I’ll probably be doing much of the cooking with MM’s mom. Hope you all have a great holiday! Meanwhile, enjoy this recipe for the seeds from that pumpkin you pureed for pie! Original recipe here. Ingredients Seeds from a pumpkin 4 Tbsp … Continue reading

Camp Rapidan Hike Review

Hurricane Sandy made it snow in the Shenandoah Mountains! Did you know that? Because I didn’t until we showed up to hike to Camp Rapidan. We didn’t even see the snow until we were already in the park… We were driving along Skyline Drive on our way to Milam Gap parking area, and the snow … Continue reading

Weekend Review

Too many long weekends lately make short weekends seem to go by way too fast. The weekend was a pretty short one. I got a bad headache on the way home from work Friday night so I went to bed pretty much right after dinner. Saturday MM had an autocross so I went to that. … Continue reading