Eye Candy Friday

kiwanis thank you bouquet for carole knits

For this week’s Eye Candy I have a close up photo of the bouquet I received from Kiwanis last week at the installation of the new president. They were perfectly lovely and I have been admiring them all week long. The best part is that I never expected them. Sometimes the unexpected can be the best of all.

I hope you have some unexpected fun on this long-expected holiday weekend! See you on Tuesday!

A Day At The Faire

At least once every fall Dale and I spend at day at King Richard’s Faire. It makes for a day of merriment, fun, beer and laughs. This past weekend we went for the 2nd time and we brought our friends Tom & Anne with us.

krf parade for carole knits

We enjoyed the parade.

king and queen for carole knits

queen mum for carole knits

This is actually one of my favorite parts of the day. I love to see the King and Queen and all of their court, along with many of the merchants, parade through the site.

anne dancing for carole knits

We enjoyed the bagpipes and drums. And Anne enjoyed dancing with them.

dale tom and bellydancers for carole knits

Tom and Dale truly enjoyed the belly dancers. Ahem. Seriously, those women are talented and strong and very entertaining to watch.

We enjoyed shopping and people-watching and drinking beer. Lots of beer.

tom portajohns for carole knits

That, of course, led to something we didn’t enjoy so much. The portajohns. An evil necessity of ever there was one.

dale and carole krf 2014 for carole knits

We enjoyed and enjoyed and enjoyed. And then we went to Tom and Anne’s house to soak in their new hot tub – a truly fabulous way to end our day at the faire.

The end.


Ten On Tuesday

The spooky season is upon us, my friends. Scary entertainment abounds from movies to music to books. Today’s Ten on Tuesday topic is all about scary reading: 10 Favorite Thriller/Suspense Books. Let’s go!

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  1. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. Vampires at their very best.
  2. The Shining, also by Stephen King. Heeeeeere’s Johnny!
  3. Misery by Stephen King. Maybe I should have just made this topic 10 Favorite Stephen King books.
  4. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Another really good vampire story.
  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson. Of the trilogy, I enjoyed this one the most.
  6. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. So creepy and scary!
  7. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. It’s really all about Mrs. Danvers.
  8. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. The movie was crap but the book was great.
  9. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I love me a good gothic novel.
  10. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Before all the hoopla and hype and attention made it too trendy this was a great suspense story.

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A Month of Photos: September 2014

The beginning of October can only mean one thing when it comes to photos – it’s time to look back on the month of September.

september mosaic

Lots of good stuff there – home improvements continued, football started, there was entertaining and my birthday and it all made for a great month!

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