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Unfinished Objects – Knitting December 14, 2017

Filed under: Knitting — Janet @ 5:12 pm

IMG_4898 Just one of my many unfinished knitting projects.  It’s just too tempting to leap into the next project before I really finish the current one.  New Year’s resolution – Tackle this issue!


Latest Reading December 12, 2017

Filed under: Authors,Birthdays,Books,Cats,Janet's Books,Lakota Indians,Reading — Janet @ 4:19 pm

IMG_4893  a book by Alexandra Fuller – Quiet Until the Thaw.  This is about the Lakota Indians of the Dakotas.  Whether writing about Africa or the western part of the United States, she is one of my favorite authors.


Puzzle Mayhem December 10, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Jigsaw Puzzles,Katerina — Janet @ 8:38 pm

IMG_4872  Turn my back for a second and the cat pounces – is she deliberately doing this?  I did get her the cat food she likes – her action is inexcusable!


Images of Reading December 9, 2017

Filed under: Knitting,Reading — Janet @ 7:46 pm

20992854_10214264136457771_7477828268968732139_n  do you think my granddaughter has the right idea?   a book, the cat companion, a favorite drink

edward hopper room in new york 1932  or this man reading the newspaper in the painting by Edward Hopper

DSC00186  reading and knitting – the right combination for me – Dublin 1998?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  In this case the reader took the picture – a sunny day in Dundrum – a good time for reading in the garden

knitting-al-fresco  Reading al fresco in the conservatory under construction, Dundrum 2009

knitting-and-reading.thumbnail   reading at home




Trying To Work On The Jigsaw Puzzle December 8, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Jigsaw Puzzles,Katerina — Janet @ 7:26 pm

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Needless to say, Katerina was not the ideal puzzling companion.  In fact she delighted in rolling on the pieces, scratching herself and the puzzle pieces and pulling  the puzzle apart.  All for a bit of attention and hope for something more to eat.  Love that cat!


A New Cat In The Neighborhood December 6, 2017

Filed under: Cats — Janet @ 3:59 pm

24232434_10154894292446126_6004210712434661631_n                  Travis aka Joe, the neighbor hood cat

IMG_4792      The new cat –  a white cat at that

IMG_4789    seen on my walk to the post box – this is orange (Travis) cat territory – a new member of the local cat gang?


Mt Kilimanjaro – Highest Peak In Africa December 4, 2017

Filed under: Africa,Books,Mountaineering — Janet @ 10:56 pm

IMG_4811   A good read for mountaineering  enthusiasts