Sunday, December 12, 2010

Something Finished!!

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Yes... it's my long-in-progress Central Park Hoodie, finally done and being worn by its intended recipient, Meg, aka D4. There's actually been a rash of finishing here so look for a couple of other pictures--two sweaters are done except for buttons!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What? What?

Originally uploaded by theleming
Love this picture--thanks, Court! The hats are from Auntie Foosh (aka D1) and Abby is demonstrating to Audrey the "down side" of having a mobile little sister!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Today was a play date at Grandma's, which allowed lots of room for scooting, sliding, and yes, crawling. I didn't think anything of it when she was up on all fours and actually crawling--she was so close last Friday, I just figured she'd mastered it over the weekend.

Nope. After she and mom got home, I got a text message asking what I'd done since she's now full-on crawling! One of those kind of double-edged milestones: now she's mobile, which means keep an eye on her!

There are a couple more pics on my Flickr page for today, including one that shows her sharp little teeth--yes, she bites! But she's so cute and so sweet, we can't get too upset with her!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Rockin' Good Time

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
..except he kept saying he was bouncing. He really likes that chair!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Play Ball!!

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Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Whose favorite team? Well, here's a hint: the man is riding a bicycle 200 miles on Saturday, the THIRD time he's done it this year!

He also believes in indoctrinating fans young...

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
A little bit blurry--but she's hardly ever still, and the camera is once again refusing to take pictures unless the flash is turned off. The longer exposure time means there's a split-second more for someone to move.

And move she does!

Monday, October 04, 2010

Tree and Arbor Wrap

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
This is a project for a KAL on Rav--it's a FickleKnitter design, and the yarn is Alpha B's Sexy B in Escapade. The yarn is soft and wonderful and the shaded purples are lovely.

Not that you can tell from this craptastic photo, however. Camera is giving me fits (yet again) and I think it's time to take it shopping for its replacement. When I've done that in the past, it shapes up and behaves. Let's see if that still works!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Another Day...

...another post. Don't really have a picture to post today, since today's activities were anything but photogenic. Let's just say, two women sweating and (maybe a little swearing too) moving boxes and bins and "stuff" around are not a pretty sight. Even though D5 was wearing her really nice jeans.

After the massive renovations a couple of years ago, there have been some boxes left over that were still packed--using the term loosely as the "packers" were more like "let's see how much damage we can do shoving stuff in boxes" kind of guys. So today we tackled a few of them.

I still don't have a "real" plan in mind as to what I want to do with myself, but I do know that whatever future I have, this house needs to be lightened of "stuff." So things in boxes need to go. There's going to be a yard sale--kind of a Giant Antiques, Collectibles, and Stuff Sale. As hard as it is to part with some things, it's too hard to keep on hanging on to them.

Now, please excuse me while I go read the next chapter of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat? Gotta love Peter Walsh!

Friday, October 01, 2010


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Someone's very very close to crawling--she actually did a couple of times today. She's definitely full of beans!

I thought this would be an appropriate photo for my first "play" blog post of the month! Kind of squeaking under the wire, time-wise, but it all counts. (Right?)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Li'l Miss Happyface

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Abby loves to be talked to, and she's beginning to "talk" back. She has a habit of smiling and grinning as soon as the camera's done clicking!

Abby's Baptism

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Abby with her parents and godparents--and, of course, sister Audrey! It was a lovely day and a nice ceremony to welcome her into our Catholic community!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mad Sippycup Skillz!

Abby can hold her own sippycup, drink from it, swing it around, and have another swallow. She doesn't want help, either!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Another Birthday

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Today (8-8) would have been my dad's 94th birthday. He didn't quite make it--my father-in-law passed away on his 94th--but all he had cared about was living to be older than his mother. And that he succeeded in doing!

So, kind of a bittersweet day today, remembering the "old days" and the good past times. I sure hope he and Ma are having a good time together again!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A Last Goodbye

Family visit
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
This was taken on my last visit with my Dad, on June 18. He passed away peacefully on June 30.

Vaya con dios, Dad. You will be missed, and long remembered.

My Accomplishment!

My Accomplishment!
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
From Dear Jane at Asilomar: the blue and white ones are mine. This is what I have to show for a week of concentrated effort! 6 blocks and 3 triangles--plus I have 4-5 more blocks in partial stages of completion. Jane A. Stickle was very fond of appliqueing melons, apparently!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Apple Farm

Apple Farm
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Lunch stop, on the way to Asilomar. Staying in Santa Cruz for the night, then tomorrow off to Carmel and Pacific Grove. Mass @ Holy Cross church, which is also home to Mission Santa Cruz.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pea Pod Baby

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Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Abby loves to be talked to! Today she was in a very mellow mood, although she didn't have much to "say."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Family visit

Family visit
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Visiting with my dad at the Soldiers Home. And yes, I will be starting my diet right away!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Mom and kids. Brian is now a junior so in two years we'll repeat this scene! Way to go, Kristin! We're so proud and happy for you! Your dad would be thrilled and delighted too. (I'm sure he and your Grandpa Bob are up there cheering you on!)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

After a Long Night of Knitting...

... I could still manage a smile! I did it! 10 pm to 8am, knitting and rocking to raise money for a cure!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Belle Nuit, with Fur

Had a photo shoot on some of my current WIPs tonight. Hi-Hi was helping out. The blue beads are actually part of the shawl; the green ones are stitch markers.

More pictures of yarny goodness (and catly beauty) on my Flickr page. I seem to be suffering from terminal tiredness today (for no good reason) so this is it. Hey, it's a post, right?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Abby's learning to smile for the camera--or for Grandma, who's behind the camera.

Yes, this blog is still alive. I'm not committing to NaBloPoMo, but I am going to try to post more regularly.

But this is all you're getting today. More Abigail cuteness on my Flickr page--linky's over there!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
A toast to Robert on his birthday. Remembering the good times and wishing things could have been different.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My blue suede shoes

Went on a shoe-shopping spree and this is one of the pairs I got. I also got the same style in a light beige. I haven't had new shoes, with one exception, since I got back from my trip to France--in 2007! So it was high time.

The one exception was the pair of New Balances with the oversized laces--the ones that got caught in the screen door and tripped me up! Yes, I'm still trying to recover from that fall--haven't worn those shoes since. I'm mad at them!

Anyway, I took a little trip down to the outlet mall at Lake Elsinore, and found the Naturalizer outlet. Oh my. Shoes with Dr. Scholl's gel insoles and extra heel padding! My feet are almost happy!

Monday, February 15, 2010

First Family Portrait

The whole new family--mom, dad, Audrey and Abigail.


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
When you can't go to the hospital to see Mom and new baby sister, at least you can check her out on line, right?

New Baby

New Baby
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Meet my newest granddaughter! She doesn't have a name yet, but we'll find out soon what it is. She was born on Valentine's Day, weighs 7 lbs 11 oz, and she and Mom and Dad are all doing well. We'll find out pretty soon what Li'l Missy thinks of her Li'l Sissy!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

View from Upstairs

View from Upstairs
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
This is a test, to see how well Flickr and Blogger talk to each other! I like the idea of being able to blog without having to upload photos from my computer (lazy much?) but I think the down side is that I can only do one per entry.

Of course, that does mean that the entry is started, and from there I can edit it to add more photos. Hmmm... Blog more often, maybe?

We'll see how it works out!