Eye Candy Friday – cold weather

Although it feels like a lifetime ago, my post diving says that about 12 years ago, Sundara (formerly of a blog called Purly Whites) started posting a a picture on Friday and called it Eye Candy Friday.

It finally got chilly enough for me to toss the hand knit bin this morning. While I grabbed my go to Sockhead and Forest Canopy, this came tumbling out and I can’t wait to see if it gets cold enough to wear it this year.

What eye candy are you looking at today?

Cool & Breezy on a Sunday

And a Monday. Because I can start all the blog posts I want, I just don’t always finish them.


The weather is cold! (at least for Texas) We went right from Summer to Winter temps. 48 F this morning. I had to put on a pair of hand knit socks for the first time Saturday.  I don’t know how long this is going to last, they’re saying we’ll be back into fall weather (high 80’s during the day and high 60’s at night) by the end of the week. I’ve had all of the windows open and am taking full advantage of it.

Texas and I did an American Horror Story marathon and are ready for the new season. It took a while to get into season one. Season two was better and I’m excited for three to start this week.

Sadly, I’m not doing much of anything else. I broke 3 embroidery hoop things this week and the cold is not playing well with the floppy paw. I’m trying to finish off the two or three socks that I have on the needles, but it is slow going, only being able to do a few rows at a time.

Cookie says I need a sock machine, but being able to find one is not so easy. I’m guessing wool socks weren’t that popular in Texas.

BTW, tomorrow I’ll have been blogging for 9 years. Nine years. Where did the time go?

Happy Monday y’all!

I’m about to lose my mind

Yeah, no comments about that title. I know it has been gone for a long time.  I just have a song stuck in my head. Eminem of all things.

I think Curvy Wurvy is becoming Foldy Woldy.

Or something.

Is any of this post making sense yet? Maybe I am losing my mind.



I got your eye candy right here. The storm clouds the other day. East Texas had 12 confirmed tornadoes from them. None near us, luckily.

Life is never dull.

We’re off to the lake today. Hope y’all have a good one!

Eye Candy 03

cookie brandy

Cookie is on the left. Her sweeter and meeker sister is on the right.

Have you ever tried to photograph  herd of ducks? (Yes Toni, herd is the proper word)


First they run this way.


Then they run that way.

They are in no way cooperative. Ever. Unless you have treats in your hand. Oh and yes, that is a plastic ball in the background. Yes, my livestock have toys. And plenty of treats.  A head of cabbage this morning as a matter of fact. Which they treated like a ball until the chickens stepped in. They promptly started ripping it to shreds.  Which made the ducks happy too.

We won’t speak of what happened in the other pen with the geese and their head of cabbage. O.o Dexter makes less of a mess.  Just sayin’

I’ve chased Texas out of the house today and if my bank’s website cooperates, after I pay the bills, I will have some knitting time.

I need to get my wins where I can this week.

Happy Friday y’all!


Waco…um, I mean San Antonio Day One…erg Seven

Yeah, I don’t know what happened to the past couple of days week either. I know I have pictures to download. I just have to get there.

Texas ended up having to work for a bit on Sunday before we made our way to San Antonio. We shall not speak about the fubars that occurred at the hotel when we first got here. O.o

Today Monday, I swam, did a grocery run and bought tickets to SeaWorld and Six Flags. My friend Jenny is on a bus headed this way as I type arrived late Monday night. YEAH! It’s her birthday next Monday, so Texas is paying paid for her room and I’ll have I had some one to play with while he’s working he worked.

Because, really? There is only so much fun you can have by yourself.

In the four days she was here, we did SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn and Riverwalk/ Alamo. We crammed about eight days of vacation into four. I had an awesome time, felt like a kid again and made some great memories. Now I need the next week to recover.


Happy Saturday y’all!

P.s. Carrie K! For some reason, your email addy is wrong in the comments and I can’t make it right when I try to respond. I am not ignoring you. Well, maybe a little cause Hez sez to.

So sayeth teh Universe

day 1

Changing what you have, Stacey, comes from changing who you are.

And changing who you are comes from changing what you think.

Which is why I made the latter so easy.

Hey, I think it’s Friday…
The Universe

day 2

Stacey, trust yourself.

The Universe

old and new

Hey, Stacey… It’s OK. Everything is fine. You’ve always been guided. Even now you are watched, and held, and adored. You’ve made great stuff happen, and you will make more great stuff happen. You’ve changed lives. You’ve changed your own. You’ve moved mountains and done the impossible. You’ve been scared and you overcame. You’ve been knocked down and you rose. And you’ve been lost, or so you thought, only to discover it was just the calm before another storm of creativity, love, and fun.

Humbled like the rest of ’em,
The Universe


Carpet in: check

Flooring in: happening today

Super special water stuff: hopefully next week?

Stuff back in place: not in this lifetime

Eye Candy? With a dash of random.

heater cat

You get heater cat.  I took some pictures of buds and SPRING! and fun stuff, but my crappy camera (even with the closeup stuff) made it all ugly.  I totaly need one of those SLR’s for my birthday.  If only I hadn’t put that gun on layaway, I’d totally go buy one.

Plus, the Magsters is kind of limpy this morning.  I don’t know why.  I’m about to call the vet except that she’s sleeping and I don’t want to traumatize her by putting her in her carrier.

Now, for some Friday Fill-Ins:

1. Why are you making my head hurt like that… SHUT UP!?!
2. I want you to take me to places I’ve never been.
3. When all the nuts get shaken from the tree, then it will be on my terms.
4. Let’s add this to that and see what happens.
5. I could use a graphic designer to make me a logo for free and I’ll pimp the crap out of you.
6. I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to playing with fiber and zombies, tomorrow my plans include going to the gym, playing with fiber and resting and Sunday, I want to clean and play with fiberI know.  So interesting.  But I haz things!  Big things!  That I need to get done.

Oh and seriously… anyone know anyone good with helping me come up with a simple logo/graphic for cheap/free?

Happy Friday y’all!

Eye Candy and a little Fill-In action

love shack 015

It’s Friday again

1. The lesson I learned yesterday was don’t be nice to strangers people.
2. Knit blogs! where friends and family meet.
3. All these years I never knew what I was missing.
4. Time stood still when I arrived in the cheese aisle.
5. The truth is I have a cold dark and ebil heart.
6. His  totally adorable awkwardness, extreme kindness,  and his sweet, sweet kisses is what I remember most from that day.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going to bed, tomorrow my plans include picking up Texas and Sunday, I want to be left alone with Texas!

Happy Friday y’all!

p.s. don’t forget what happens this weekend!