Summer is here. Where I live just outside of Toronto, Ontario we've had ourselves some pretty scorching weather recently. It's hard on us humans but even worse for our furry family members so I thought I'd give you a few tips to help them cope with the summer heat. Water, water and more water! This… Continue reading Beat the Heat for Canines
Sorry I missed posting last week but we were a wee bit busy. My son placed second in his go kart race, only his 4th race ever! Then it was his birthday midweek. And the icing on the cake was attending a celebration at his high school on the Friday where he was presented with… Continue reading Happily Distracted
I’m just gonna admit it. I’m getting discouraged. This summer shawl I’ve been working on is never going to be finished. I’ve been knitting forever and I’m still not done the body and have yet to even begin tackling that beautiful Celtic knot border. This is the first time in a very long time that… Continue reading Endless WIP
If you've read my previous post introducing Buddy, you know that he is a very mischievous, daredevil of a cat that has presented us with many challenges. Buddy is only allowed out of his room, my son's bedroom, when we are home and can supervise him. This is for his own safety. Returning him to… Continue reading Buddy the… puppy???
I started a poncho at the beginning of October. Or was that September? I can't remember but it was in the Fall and seems like forever ago. I loved the pattern and it was knitting up quite quickly. Then I put it aside to tackle a number of baby gifts. Then I got sidetracked by… Continue reading Take a deep breath and rip it!
Lately I've been working quite hard on learning a new song on my guitar. A deceptively simple song that I just fell in love with. It should come as no surprise to anyone that it's a country song. This is Country Heart after all. I should have known better than to think the song would… Continue reading The Sweet Sound of Success
Over a year ago I organized a knitting club at work at the request of a co-worker. We are a small group of women who gather together at lunchtime twice a week to work on our current projects and chat. We help each other with our patterns, with figuring out a new stitch and with… Continue reading Knitting Club or Therapy Group?
Winter overstayed her visit this year but Spring seems to have finally stepped in and evicted her bitter cousin. I'm excited to see the irises blooming and fresh leaves just making their appearance on my hydrangea and rose bushes. The birds are chirping and the sun is shining. The grass is green thanks to a… Continue reading Spring (aka Shedding Season)
I thought I’d go ahead and introduce you to our 4th furbaby. I’ve left this one to last as he is the oldest of our little zoo and this will be the most difficult one to write about. Meet Chevy. Chevy is our 6-year-old Siberian Husky German Shepherd cross. We rescued him when he was… Continue reading Chevy
It’s time to introduce you to yet another of my fur babies. Check out previous posts to meet Buddy and Cassie. (Just FYI, I’ve been doing these youngest to oldest.) Allow me to introduce you to Keera. She is a Golden Mountain Dog which is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain… Continue reading Keera “The Tank”