My Uncle Robert, my mother Marian, my Grandfather Judd VanSickle, my Uncle John and my Grandmother Charlotte
We were watching the Super Bowl Sunday night.
Kansas City came from behind and beat San Francisco. It was a very exciting game and knowing family in Kansas was rooting for them, swayed our cheering for Patrick Mahomes and Coach Andy Reid, too.
I was knitting a sock. In all the excitement I dropped 3 stitches at various intervals and had to get up and move into a stronger light to pick them back up.
Heres what I photographed on a Thursday, January 30.
This vacation plate is on sale in Ayla’s Acres No- Kill Animal Rescue Thrift Shop on King Street in St Augustine, Florida.
We were walking around Alexanderplatz looking for a spot to sit to sip a Radler, and my son said, “There’s a man rappelling up on the Fernsehturm” (TV tower).
You can see him in the second, third and fourth photo. Maybe he was cleaning the windows? Can’t see any equipment, though. There’s an observation deck and a restaurant inside the tower where you can get a great view when the sky is this blue.
I never would have seen him if he hadn’t pointed him out to me. Didn’t travel with a big camera this trip, so no 70-200 lens to get a clear view.
“Share your happy place” asked Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.
A place you want to return to again and again. A favorite place.
Sunrise at a beach, the ocean waves rhythmic sound, and the added bonus – knitting and coffee.
My house is quiet this morning and it’s zero degrees with a windchill of plenty below.
I got back to Pittsburgh yesterday evening. I miss them all now, having spent two weeks with my families in Ohio.
This morning in my kitchen I see my 33 year old self looking at me making toast and wonder where the time flew – I took a cake decorating class in Germany with my friend J when Laura was small.
There’s the reliable top of the line toaster from my dear friend V.
Best 50th birthday present, still working wonderfully fifteen years later.
There’s the new ceramic pour over I received from James and Laura this Christmas. The family photo mug Marlene created for me last Christmas waiting for hot coffee to drip in it. The new spices and tiny lidded butter dish from J in Florida. Oh and the new spices on the rack from her,too. There are Christmas cards to read, bills to pay, Laundry, ordinary life stuff.
At my daughter’s home it’s “pour over” and mugs of places traveled. Every morning my DIL would make a fresh carafe of coffee. Both types delicious. How lovely it is to have someone serve you coffee. I made a pot in their fancy machine but I know they like it a certain way.
Five grandchildren in two homes guarantee fun, laughter and lots of activity. I like playing. Here at home, I’m thinking about finishing knitting projects, checking out a book at the library, hoping the pipes don’t freeze, going to a doctor’s appointment, meeting friends for lunch next week and continuing my efforts to reduce the accumulations in the house with multiple thrift shop trips with donations. I found I had difficulty doing this ongoing task so hired an expert to assist me, spur me on. Need to clear out my third floor.
It’s good to be home in my kitchen.
I’ll catch up on the blog and reply to comments, think about what’s next.
Schedule a battery replacement for my iPhone, (link to a Washington Post Article Below Run Don’t Walk To Replace Iphone Battery for $29). I won’t be running to the nearby Apple store as there is no availability support said to try tomorrow to schedule.
Photographed by son Mark- guest blog.
Maura read the sign. Mark photographed her. Carolina Beach, North Carolina- the Boardwalk. (My sister said, “think of all the calories saved”)
Good to g0 away.
Good to come home.
From my airplane window, Saturday afternoon.
The weekly photo challenge was to illustrate- What it means to be alone.
Erin kayaking at dawn, enjoying a moment of solitude – St. George Island Florida