Henry the Airedale Remained Unperturbed

Henry the Airedale sat serenely while Maura jumped around outside for a few minutes. She shed her coat. I had on wool socks, wool sweater, down vest and wool hat. I could hear my mother in my head, warning me about pneumonia weather or catching a chill. Maura thought that the sun being out and her running around made it an early Spring. She kept her hat on her head.   Then put her coat back on. Brrrr. My hands were cold when I got inside.

Henry just sat there, taking in the fresh cool air.  No “sit” or “stay”command given.

And no, I did NOT knit her hat.

 

The Towers at Ohio State University

The towers.  Abraham Lincoln Tower and Justin S. Morrill Tower, Completed in 1967

When we were driving past the Ohio State U  dorms this morning, on way to the swim meet, Jack asked which one did Steve live in when he was a student? We’re talking decades ago. They are still standing.   I had to ask Steve later.   The answer was freshman year he lived in Morrill Tower.  Now ask me which tower is which. I tried to figure out with the help of a campus map online. But I got pretty turned around. They look identical to me.  Here we are driving by (I was the passenger) after the swim meet. Still undergraduate housing from what I can find online  Steve lived there in the late seventies. A color photo that looks black and white.

 

 

 

Cousins at COSI Columbus

“Internationally renowned architect Arata Isozaki designed the 320,000 square foot building …. ” from COSI website

Jack Maura and Charlie had fun Thursday afternoon at

COSI Columbus Center of Science and Industry

Ordering Milkshakes at the Diner

Jack surveys the Juke Box selections

 

Learning about sound Singing Fingers App  Specifically- Pitch and Volume

Sock Drawer

This is a photo of my daughter Laura’s sock drawer. She texted it to me. She knew it would make me happy.

Why?

Because I knit them for her. You’ve seen the Good and Plenty and Wonder Woman featured on the blog and the yarn her husband James bought on a business trip in Seattle. The colors of flowers at Pike Market. I see some Alaskan yarn too.

When she told me she loved wearing the hand knit socks, I felt motivated to knit more.

Little Library in the Snow

My SIL James took this photo from the driver’s side, using my phone, on January 20 as we returned to Columbus. I’d seen the little library on our way into the street and I knew when we turned around, it wouldn’t be on my side. It’s the biggest Little Library I’ve seen.

Tidying Up

Tidying Up is on Netflix at Laura and James’ house where I’ve come to spend the weekend. Penny the Goldendoodle is mesmerized, watching Marie Kondo.

Have you emptied everything in your closet and drawers onto the bed and decided, item by item if it sparks joy?

From the archives- Walking in the Apple Orchard

Today’s post is from nine years ago-

“Photo from the archives. V suggested posting an occasional favorite photograph  from before I started the blog.  She requested this one.”

Anna, Erika and Michael walking in the apple orchard. Jack was home napping with Mark. Maura was born Nov 2008 the month after this photo was taken