Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bacon Explosion

Maybe I missed this when it first made the internet rounds, but I have it now and I'm not giving it up. We can get decent smoking action from our little Weber grill. As soon as we both have a whole weekend off to digest we are making THIS!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Baby Project

No! Get all your dirty minds out of the gutter. I am not with child despite everyone's fervent wishes and hopes. Two babies, two different sets of friends. Gifts must be created. I bring you:


Hot pink angora baby booties! I think they are super cute. Super easy as well. Each one takes about an hour each to knit up. Pattern is thanks to Purl.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

More about my Valentine's weekend

I'm heading into a huge crunch at work....minimum 6 months, but for now with no end in sight. C and I decided to have an over the top vacation to make up for it. We also really needed to escape the cold, cloudy weather here. We made it simple and stayed in the continent states. We ended up in Key West, Florida and spent most of our time at Little Palm Island. It was warm. It was wonderful. It ended all too soon.
We did a lot of lounging, reading, and soaking up the sun. I went on a snorkeling trip to Looe Key. It was the first time I had been snorkeling in "open" waters that were not near shore. It was a bit nerve wracking and I quickly got used to it. I was also out there by myself, as C decided to stay on the boat and chat with the Captain. I got to see a lot of barracuda, yellow snapper, many types of coral and a baby blacktip reef shark.


The sunset from Little Palm Island.


Many things to do on Little Palm Island.


Sunset from Key West


Key Lime Pie...on a stick...dipped in dark chocolate. YUM!


Tropical refreshment for a tropical vacation.