Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hello May

Hello May, but where did April go?  It zoomed past with a whirlwind of filled days.  April started with a visit from my sister.  There are so many things we want to do while she is here.   No matter how long she stays, it's never long enough.  We did spend a day in Washington D.C. doing our touristy things.

We saw the Lincoln Memorial from a distance.  After walking around the National Mall we went to the National Postal Museum.  It is located very close to Union Station.

There were mailboxes of all shapes, colors, and sizes.  I always thought it would be fun to have a mail slot in our front door but we have a box at the curb.

We had such a fun time there.  There were so many fascinating stamps to see.  I enjoyed trying to find stamps I remembered using as a child.

These are enlarged stamps on the ceiling of the museum.

We giggled like teenagers making our own personal postage stamp.

It's a shame you won't find these issued by the United States Postal Service anytime soon.  I'm sure they would become quite the collectable!

After our trip to D.C. we spent the rest of her visit close to home.  My daughter had to have her ACL repaired.  The surgery was a success but the recovery is slower than she would like.  I miss her ability to drive.  She's only had her car since the fall but how quickly I came to rely on that independence.

We were able to manage a trip to Barnes and Noble bookstore and the local yarn store.  We both made a cowl from this book.  I wish I had taken a picture of her cowl.  Hers was a blueish color, very pretty.  I am really enjoying this book.  I haven't bought many crochet books for a while.  This one has such lovely and easy patterns.  There are two cowl patterns, slippers, a blanket, and many other things.  I bought the yarn to make the second cowl.  It's a chunkier weight yarn and will feel so cozy.

Yes, that is a hot dog in the lower right corner.  It's a pencil pouch I use to hold my hooks and scissors.  It has a little weight due to the hooks and such so it's also used to hold open pattern books.

The weather has been very bizarre.  It snowed on my daffodils and then we've had summertime temperatures.  We are behind on our rainfall but tomorrow there will be thunderstorms.  The poor plants don't know what to make of all the craziness.  It was nice to see a few pink bloom in the front flower bed.  However the weeds are thriving, ugh.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.   Lisa


  1. Hope your daughter is "back on her feet" and behind the wheel again soon. I'm sure she misses her freedom as much as you do.

    To respond to YOUR question: The househunting is slow. The market is tight and there haven't been many homes for sale. The one we really liked got a contract while we were standing on the porch after looking at it. (Sorry to answer on your blog. I lost your email address.)

  2. I love your hot dog!!! Looks like you had a fun time, I haven't been to DC in years!! Hope your daughter heals quickly and speedily!!