Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just imagine you are in the tropics...

that's what my neighbor said to me as he was leaving my yard carrying this.....

Last Sunday, taking a rest from working in the yard, I sat down to have lunch. I looked up and saw an iguana hanging in the mimosa tree and I thought to myself, ok, which one of my friends is trying to drive me over the edge. Then I saw it's eyes move. F&*(%$# it's alive. (sorry to all of my Soulard friends for being suspicious of you doing something you had nothing to do with)

So, I have to have evidence, I run into the house for my camera. By the time I got back outside, it was no longer in the tree. Now what??? But it was just below the tree. I snapped a bunch of photos, 2 of which are above. Then it started down the walk next to the garage. What am I going to do to stop it??? Into the garage I went and found one of those plastic storage boxes (for those of you who know Dave - we always have plenty of them on hand) This should do it, so off to trap the iguana. I moved too fast at first, but after slowing down, I trapped it under the box. I made sure it could get some air, and ran back into the house to call the neighbor.

When the neighbor answered the phone, I said, J*& are you missing an iguana? He said, "Is he over there? I'll be right there." He abruptly hung up. Oh, boy, I'm thinking, I hope he hasn't had his adult beverages already today. As soon as he arrived, I told him where it was and he tried to explain to me that he had it in this big birdcage on his deck and couldn't understand how it escaped. So after giving him dirty looks and the "evil eye" he said "Just imagine you are in the tropics." I did not say another word to him. If looks could kill, he would not be walking on this planet right now.

So, I'm wondering how many reptiles he is housing again and how many are illegal????

Anyway, here are a few shots which are a result of my weekend work in the yard....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graduation & Mother's Day Weekend

Celebrated Christopher's Graduation from Moravian College and Mother's Day at the Caras' Honeysuckle Manor with family.

More photos in the albums on the right.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Where have I been? Spending a lot of time on Ravelry, an online knitting & crocheting community and hibernating! The calendar says it is spring, but the weather isn't cooperating. I am sooooo ready for warm weather. At least the crocus are in bloom and the daffodils and tulips are coming up. I want to get in the garden. Garden gloves are ready. Need to order the zinnia seeds.

Finished a pair of socks just for me today.....
Love them!
Working on a special request of a Fair Isle Sock creation for a dear friend. Picture of what I'm attempting and where I am with the creation...

Lots of stuff happened over the last few months - pictures in the albums on the right...

Road trip to Memphis to see Gil & Carlas with Doc Severenson and the Symphony

Maria & Dave got married on 12th Night

Soulard Mardi Gras 2008

Happy Spring!!