Texas Adventures – Wichita Falls

So much fun! So cold! The first night anyway. It got down to 32 degrees. We purchased a sleeping bag that is rated to 10F and it worked fabulously!

I made the man make the fire and coffee that first morning – because I was busy staying warm in the sleeping bag. After warming up, I spent a few hours sitting by the lake “fishing”. By that I mean I had my pole out, but was really knitting and zoning out.

Morning two, (and my Saturday Sky) I made the fire and coffee. And did some more lake sitting. Just being out there alone for a few hours was amazing. We didn’t go out in the boat until Sunday, and that was fine. For such a popular fishing lake, there were no bites the whole 4 days. I think the cold front may have stunned the fish as much as it stunned us.

My stack of Stitched by JessaLu bags post washing. MAN! They all smelled like campfire! But the great thing is, they wash great and keep their shape. They kept me organized and kept everything inside smoke free.

And that brings me to my 15th Anniversary giveaway. I know there will be a Stitched by JessaLu bag and maybe something else depending upon the response.

  • Comment on a post get an entry
  • Make any donation to my Bike MS, get an entry. Any donation. Fifty cents? You’re in. $5? Yep!
  • Share any (or all) of the anniversary posts get an extra entry (just let me know where)

I even did an IG post about those fabulous bags that you can share for an entry.

Now, I’m off to pick up the fur balls and finish my 4th load of laundry. Socktoberfest update next week when I’m not busy being so chill that I forget I have a phone.

Happy Tuesday y’all! (and a belated Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!)

Saturday Sky

Long ago, Sandy wanted to see our skies, so here you go!

Today’s brought to you by a friend’s birthday celebration a block away from Fort Worth’s tree lighting ceremony. We came down early to avoid the mess that traffic is sure to be.

Luckily, we got here early enough to get parking less than a block away from the restaurant and a few blocks off the actual “square”.

Happy Holidays y’all!

There’s a Squatch in these woods.

We visited Mineral Wells State Park yesterday.  This is the place we were supposed to camp back in August when the temps hit 110. It was beautiful and I can’t wait to actually camp there.


We hiked out, had lunch and hiked back.  It would have been something to see when all the creeks were full this past spring.  Oh, and on the way in, you drive across the spill way.  However, the lake is ABOVE where your car drives.  Next time we go, I’ll have to get a good picture.


Sunday sky and other unsavory things

It’s faux fall over here. I can wear my zip hoodie in the morning and am reduced to hiding from the mid- to upper 90’s during the day. Some lucky people have snow in their area. Or it’s cold enough to wear hand knits. While that sky may look like rain, they’re saying no more. At least those clouds might keep it cool today.

If someone (aka Texas) doesn’t stop playing “I Love It” I may have to repossess his laptop and iPod. Especially when he plays it at 6 a.m.


So far, I have failed at the super secret knitting thing. I have everything together, I just haven’t worked on it. The half finished, semi-disemboweled bunny is sitting on the coffee table mocking me every time I think about working on something else.

We may or may not be mentioning that whole CMMDI embroidery thing later in the week. Does anyone remember what October was for?

So, how is your weekend going?

Saturday Sky 04


Sunset while sitting with the chicks.

It’s raining today, so Texas gets duck and chicken duty. Sweet! Unless he accidentally let the teenage ducks out while feeding them.  How hard is it to deal with teenagers?!?

Yeah, took me about 2 minutes to get them herded and back into their pen.

Why did no one tell me about Carhartt clothing sooner?

One mitt down, next one cast on for.  Perhaps I can chase Texas away and get some more work done today.


This! This is another reason I love the farming stuff. And the geese. Don’t tell Texas, but I could handle another goose or five.

Happy Saturday y’all!

Saturday Sky 03


Good morning aka way too flipping early.

Thanks go to Ms. Forrest the Goose.  Do you know how much noise they can make? I thought the rooster was going to be the problem. I’m reconsidering. If this keeps up, we’ll be having goose for dinner.

We also seem to be awful parents who don’t come out by 6 a.m. every morning to feed them and release them.  Hey! Don’t blame us, blame the time change horror perpetuated on us twice a year.  I won’t let them out until it is at least bright enough to see my hand in front of my face.


  • CMMDI 02 Mittens!
  • Pattern: Home Mittens
  • Start: 1/13/13
  • Finish: 1/18/13
  • Yarn: Silky Wool XL

I changed this pair up by doing a garter stitch cuff. Yes, my first pair of CMMDI mitts were the same pattern. They however,  were hijacked by my mom. The pattern is pretty simple and I got the first mitten done the the first day. I completed most of the second yesterday.

I will be kicking Texas out of the house again today. Like I kicked the last two baby ducks out this morning. Peanut and Chips are finally old enough, and it is warm enough for them to join everyone else.  This is the first time since May or June that we haven’t had baby somethings in the house.

I should scour, dust and disinfect the duck room. Should. Just to get it done. However, I feel like knitting. I can get at least one more pair of mitts cranked out this month.

Which means I will spend hours on Ravelry looking at patterns and accomplish absolutely nothing.

Happy Saturday y’all!