Saturday, November 29, 2014

Scotland part 2

We ventured out to the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh castle. Saw a female bag piper, some other street performers, and took an audio tour of Holyrood. Elijah took me into the library at New College. We saw St. Giles cathedral and the original Greyfriers Bobby. Beautiful old city. Lots of walking. Enjoy the pictures.

In front of Holyrood palace.
In front of Edinburgh castle.
The courtyard of new college, I think.
Sunset behind Edinburgh castle.


Friday, November 28, 2014


I arrived safely this morning. Elijah and I took the bus (sat in the upper level, front row) to a stop about a 15-20 minute walk to their flat. Saw lots of beautiful old buildings.

The below building is where Elijah attends school. Fabulous, isn't it?

Reading to my baby girl. Love this baby!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nothing new

No sewing to show. I did cook a thanksgiving-like dinner for the hubby tonight since I won't be here on thanksgiving day.

The two cats seem to be doing a bit better. They are staying in the house together on cold days while we work and today, they actually slept together on the bed.
And my little happy girl is saying, "Mamaw, hurry up and get here!"

We met my brother, sister-in-law and their two boys, and a girlfriend, for dinner the other night. We had a nice time visiting. Even though they live fairly close, we don't get together very often.

And Emma says, "only six more sleeps, and my Mamaw will be here."


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Goin' to see my baby girl!

I am going. Yep, to Scotland. Edinburgh specifically. The awesome thing about it is, I get to see my grand girl Emma! The hubby is holding the fort down on this one. I'll check out the accessibility conditions there so we can determine if he will be able to go next year with me. He has a bad leg (polio) that really limits the amount of walking he can do.

So, I did some practice packing today. Love those space bags! From this:

To this:

I've really got to compact my things, because I am trying to take them some things they need, like Elijah's bagpipes. Every good Scot has got to play the bag pipes, right?

And... since I am going to be there for two weeks, and they have a Christmas 5k, I signed up!

My first "destination" race.

I am so thankful that the hubby has earned a lot of travel bucks this year. He is letting me use some for my trip. He's a nice guy like that.




Saturday, November 1, 2014

Souper Saturday

Roasted vegetable rosemary chicken......hope it's good.

This recipe was a Cooking Light category winner a few years ago. Also made the hubby his favorite chocolate cake for his birthday tomorrow. Then I decided to make up some S.O.S. mix -- soup or sauce. I've never tried it before but ran across the recipe and had all the ingredients.

I did a very cold 5k this morning. Improved my time a bit even though I placed fourth of four in the 50-59 age group. I am pretty sure I was the oldest woman participant. Glad I did it.