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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Totally Random.

Yep, I've got nothing today but a little extra time and a cute photo of my dog.

I left my comfy perch at the kitchen counter for just a minute and when I came back, Holly wasn't in her bed. I looked in the normal places like the rug by the front door, or under my desk, or in the living room, but no Holly. ...and then there she is

tucked into a space that only she could fit into. I knelt down and asked her to smile. Forward ears and bright eyes is her way of smiling, I think.

I'm now back at the counter and she's now back in her bed. All is again right in our little world.

Here are some other random thoughts for today:

1. My Instagram feed is full of people on fabulous vacations ... nothing like a bit of vicarious beach, ocean, Scottish highlands, delicious food and fun cocktails.

2. Marc emailed me a recipe for sweet potato bagels. I proceeded to Amazon and ordered a spiralizer and a bagel mold. They're arriving tomorrow and I plan to surprise him with sweet potato bagels for dinner.

3. I hope he emailed me the recipe because he thought it looked good.

4. I have nine more rounds of 1x1 ribbing before I bind off the body of my Tide Chart sweater. 1x1 ribbing on 3mm needles is really slow.

5. We are enjoying a most pleasant break from the rain. It was 61 degrees (with 95% humidity - it is Georgia in June) on today's early morning walk.

6. I am completely in awe of Joji's Inspiration for the Starting Point Shawl. I did not join the MKAL - and I'm still not sure I'd want to knit a 5-color shawl with 2,000 yards of fingering weight yarn, but I cannot stop thinking about it. (or pulling up the photos on my phone to show everyone else.)

7. I've been blogging for almost 10-1/2 years. This will be my 2003rd post. I totally meant to celebrate that 2000th post (last Thursday). and to reiterate my thanks to all of you for visiting and being part of it.

8. I am grateful every single day for the wonderful community we've built here.

Happy Tuesday!



Blogger Vera said...

I'm a blogging newbie - only a year or so. But what a welcoming (enabling and supportive) community.

I made bagels years ago, but never heard of a mold for them. Let us know how they are!

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017  
Blogger Honoré said...

Super Super Mile stone. Here's to ya! 2K+! I AM Impressed and have enjoyed every word I've read! Carry on!
Love the photos of Holly and looking fwd to the review of the bagel. They sound good.


Tuesday, 27 June, 2017  
Blogger Bonny said...

I was busy patting myself on the back when I had reached 500 posts, but 2003 is incredible and I'm so very glad to have found you somewhere along the line. (Ten on Tuesday? Ravelry? I don't remember, but am grateful!) Congratulations and I am raising my glass to you!

I made bagels twice and found them fussy and time-intensive (boiling before baking wasn't for me) but maybe one of your next couple posts will be a bagel and/or spiralizer tutorial. I don't like beets, but my sil is trying to convince me that they taste great if spiralized. The photo she sent looked like there had been a bloodbath in her kitchen, but I don't think yams will present that problem.

Also, I love Holly's smile and your Instagram feed will be full of fabulous vacation photos in just a couple months!

Tuesday, 27 June, 2017  
Blogger Lydia said...

At first I was thinking Holly was mad and pouting-in the second photo she clearly is not~ that face!

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger Kym said...

Oh, Holly! What a sweet, sweet face! (I wonder what she was up - tucked into that little space. Dogs are such goofy creatures.) I'm eager to hear about your bagel baking -- like Bonny mentioned, it's always looked like more hassle than I'm willing to try -- and I'm even more eager to hear about your adventures with the spiralizer! (That looks more intriguing to me than bagel baking.) Congratulations on all the blogging. :-) So glad you're here. XO

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger Bridget said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary!

Holly is so adorable, I wish I could give her a kiss (unless of course she wouldn't approve ...)

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

I love this bagel idea! And, I too hope that Marc emailed them to you for that purpose! And, happy over 2,000th post! I am so happy to have found you (via dear Bonny, I believe)

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Anonymous Patty said...

10 years! Congratulations. I know I've been reading you for at least 8 as we've been through high school and college graduations and beyond! We'll be waiting and watching to see those bagels!

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

#3 - Haha!! I hope so, too! I also just ordered a spiralizer; I haven't had time to use it yet, but I am in love with zoodles.

Congratulations on your blogging milestone!!

#8 - Me, too!

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger karen said...

congrats on your blogging marathon, not many are left blogging it seems. My Mini schnauz hides under the ottoman all the time, now it's his special place. He will hide in the weirdest spots...he also chooses when to come when we call his name. I like to imagine he is thinking about it...

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

Oh, Holly! Such a sweet face. Can't wait to have my own little babe to share! Very happy to have met you here in blogland. You're a constant and joyful presence, Mary!

Thursday, 29 June, 2017  
Blogger margene said...

PS. I love my spiralizer as it makes great "pasta" out of any squash.

Thursday, 29 June, 2017  

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