Monday, July 5, 2010

Long time no talk

Well, it has been a really long time since I last updated this.  Let's see, where were we?

The robin's nest in the back yard is now gone.  There were babies:

The mother robin was really mad at me for taking this picture.  She chased Paulette all the way up our driveway to the front of the house.

I transferred to a new job.  I am now the coordinator of Interlibrary Loan in Polk Library.  I worked in Polk for a long time before transferring around at the University.  I feel like I am home now.  I missed the library.

I went to the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention early in June.  Here's me knitting there:

I finished the tank top I was knitting:

It turned out really nice, but it was a very boring knit.

I have started a new shawl:

It's the Crocus Pocus shawl, which has really a lot of beads.  I am using Sea silk yarn and size 8 hex beads.  I am about 40 percent done right now.

We've really done a lot of work in the yard.

We planted a flowering crab tree to replace the ugly box elder.

Paulette made a hosta garden.

The garden in front of the house is getting really lovely now.

My birthday was last week Tuesday.  It was fun.  Paulette and I went to Madison shopping and out to lunch.  I bought yarn at the Sow's Ear in Verona.

Here are pictures from Independence Day weekend:

Here is my family waiting for the parade in Sheboygan to start.

Here is a picture of me, with my niece and my sister making faces in the background.  Gotta love your family.

Here is a nice picture of my sister Lora and my niece Melissa/

Here's me using Scott Walker literature as firestarter:

More firestarter, in the form of a Republican Party sign up form:

Yet more firestarter.  This is Tea Party literature:

Paulette burning a marshmallow:

Beth roasting a marshmallow:

S'more made with a strawberry marshmallow and a fudge stripe cookie:

And last, but not least, here's a picture of me and my sweet Churchill: