Friday, April 04, 2014

Storms & Trashy Neighbors

We had scary storms last night.
Look at the size of the hail!
It was the first storm of the spring, and man, it was a doozy.
The tornadoes went just north of us, thank goodness.
Others were not so lucky.

You know how there's always that one trashy house on every street?
The trashy one on our street is right on the corner where we enter our alley.
Look what appeared a couple of days ago...


And look at their peeling paint and that shitty, shitty, shitty Wisteria hanging off the shed. I hate that thing! See how it hangs out into the alley? You have to veer over to the left all year to avoid it scratching the top part of your car. So annoying! Wisteria is pretty, but you must control it people! Especially when it affects your neighbors. they don't care because they don't have to drive past it. Their driveway is just before that shed.

Anyway...I got distracted...
Yes, that's their CHRISTMAS TREE!!
Can you believe they had that giant fire hazard in their house all this time?
It's likely to spontaneously combust at any moment it's so dry.
Gawd! Trashy-asses.

Sammi and Ollie were a little nervous during the storms.
But they weren't hiding in the bathroom like Janie.
Poor thing. Can you imagine being blind during a thunder and hail storm?

Sammi is looking old.
What a sweet girl.

I grabbed this book at Hobby Lobby yesterday because it had a clearance sticker on it for $5. It's a good one!  If you see it, I recommend it.  Here are a couple of my favorites, but there are many more I'd like to make...

This one made with thread is first on my list.
Love that embroidery part.
There are some free ones similar to this on Ravelry, just FYI.

This one is pretty too.

Did I tell you I made Kris' Corn Beef Sandwiches?

On rye bread with her special mustard mixed with sour cream sauce, cabbage, bacon...

So freakin' good!
Thanks, Kris!

I can always count on you for a great recipe. Still eating the leftovers. I had one on a slider bun with plain mustard last night and just the corn beef. YUM!

Nothing to show you on the knitting front. I've ripped out everything I've started because of mistakes, or I drop some stitches off my hook accidentally and can't figure out which ones or how to get them back on. DUH. I'm really good at casting on and the knit stitch now, if I do say so myself.

I decided to let the knitting lie today and got out some yarn and a hook to start a pillow. I've got to say, it felt good to be back in familiar territory!