Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I'm becoming birder . . .

I'm up with the birds because of my cats. 4:00-4:30 and if they're nice 4:50. Since I'm up I been going for a walk as the sun is coming up and birds are waking up. Robins, Cardinals, Starlings and Finches mostly. But down by the river at the bottom of my hill, if I'm quiet enough there is a Great Blue Heron hanging out. I'm obsessed with him [I'm making an assumption as usually female birds aren't as pretty]. 

I wish I had better camera to get a shot of him. But here's a crappy shot from my iPhone through the railing of the bridge. He didn't know I was there. I happen to be quiet that morning. He make funny clucking sound. Not what I expected. I've seen another neighbor looking for him on the other side of the bridge. I keep looking for his nest in the trees. Maybe next time I'll get a better shot.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Life Changes

It's been a long while since my last post and I've been debating if I should continue Princess Hot Flash. 

Two and half months ago my life changed dramatically. My love of my life suddenly past away from a sudden heart attack. Since then I've been trying to get everything in order with his estate and my life. Or just back to a facsimile of normal. 

My energy level is very low, sleep is not my friend and my hot flashes have gotten worst (I figure that is due to stress) and all I really I would like to do is curl up into a ball and just sleep for a really long time. But I'm trying my best to beat that urge. Been walking and doing hot yoga as well a catching up will every British murder mystery series on Prime/Netflix. 

Ollie and Orange have been my best companions. Running about and making a mess of all the paperwork I've been sorting through.

I'll try and post when I can. I don't have my passion to bake or jam or cook at the moment.  I don't have my favorite taster anymore. I do have recipes in the queue and hope to make something soon. When I do I'm sure I'll post some pictures for you. 

Been walking when I can. Mostly around the neighborhood or on the JC waterfront. Here's one from a cooler day on by the Hoboken terminal. Love how the remnants of old pier looks in the water. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

morning walks: week of 11.06.16

Starting fresh. Hope to be posting more.

This week's morning walk.

11.07.16: first day after the time change. Sun was up about the building in downtown NYC.

11.08.16 Election Day walk around the neighborhood after I voted

Ended my walk in my back yard at my garden. Too bad I put the pumpkin in too late. Got a bunch a flowers. Oh well, next year.

11.09.16 Gloomy Day

11.10.16 Beautiful morning

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What I've been doing--part 1

Got a little busy this spring. Here's  some highlights of what I've been doing. Here's a link to the Spring 2016 album on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/princesshotflash/albums/72157670307956684

Morning walks

manhattan from the jersey city waterfront
all fogged in
sunrise over lower Manhattan

my new presssure cooker

Friday, August 5, 2016

Middlesex County Best of the Best

It's time to vote for Middlesex County Best of the Best Readers Choice contest. 
Please consider voting for Cafe Bua in the Home News Tribune Best of the Best Readers Choice Contest 2016 Middlesex County. Categories to consider for us: 
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Brunch
  • Burger
  • BYOB
  • Casual Dining
  • Dine
  • Family Friendly
  • Seafood. 

We appreciate all your votes and support for our restaurant.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I braved the heatwave

I can't believe I been away so long. Just my crazy life taking over. Thought I'd start out slow with a quick post from my morning walk. Should have gone out earlier than I did. But got in 1/2 hour before I melted.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Commuter Projects 2015

Started commuting to Hoboken last February, set a goal of 12 projects by the end of the year. I post about setting that goal here. Here's the final count and just a quick run down of what I knitted and crochet this year.

Around 19+ project finished this year. Many made on the train/bus. I thought I documented all my finished projects but . . . But not too shabby for a year and all from my stash. Still knitting my stash away. Maybe next year it will all be gone?

Project 1: Linoleum dishcloth by Kay Gardiner x 2

many end to be woven in
Project 3: Seed Stitch Pouch
Finishing: hand stitching zipper in
Project 4–6: Set of 6 Crochet Buttons x 3
brunt orange buttons
Project 7: Crazy Yarn Log Cabin Throw
ends need to be woven in
Project 8–11: Market bag x 4
cotton scraps makes for fun market bag
Project 12–13: crocheted tiaras x 2
Princesses with their new tiaras
Project 14: crocheted basket
new basket, new cat
Project 15: lacy cowl
nice lightweight for the spring
Project 16–17: Graham hat for donations
for donation to Operation Gratitude
Project 18: Earflap hat for WG
This came out great. No picture. Thinking of making another hat in this pattern but need to find yarn in my stash.

Project 19: Eggplant for Ollie
Ollie and eggplant
I know there are a couple of other projects that I can't remember. But this is all I can remember. This is why my wrist hurt so much.