Saturday, January 26, 2008

Diet Watch :(

141 pounds; up one pound for the week. Sigh.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quilt V

Here is a detail view of the "Adirondack" quilt top I just finished. I drop it off to be quilted on Friday. I'll post another photo once it is "in situ" on our bed at camp.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Boring Blog

I've been noticing that I don't post much when I'm in New Jersey. I guess I tend to do the same old things and nothing stands out to blog about. Not like the neat animals and beautiful snow in the Adirondacks.

Well, I've been quilting like mad and soon will have another quilt to photograph. So stay tuned.

Diet Watch :)

140 pounds; down 1/2 pound for the week. I've been bouncing around this weight for a couple of months. This is getting discouraging. I hope I can break into the 130's this week. I'm really enjoying Curves and am tempted to go more than 3 times a week. But I always overdo it and injure myself so I'll try to be patient.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Diet Watch :)

140.5 pounds; down 1/2 pound for the week.

I started Curves yesterday. I think it is going to be good. I'll try to get there 3 times a week.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

X-Country Skiing

Between too much snow and too cold temperatures, we didn't get out on our skis until yesterday. We explored some of the trails between LP Quinn School and the Wildcenter, starting from the northeast corner of the Wildcenter parking lot. It turned out the trail was better suited to snowshoes than skis because of some very steep spots. But the woods were beautiful with all the snow still on the trees, so it was a nice outing. It took a while for me to get my "ski legs" back, but I was feeling pretty sure of myself by the end of our hour-long outing.

Today we headed for Coreys and drove past the road closed signs and past the turn off for Axton Landing. The road was plowed past the parking lot for the Raquette Falls trail, which was our destination. However it was not sanded down there and I wouldn't venture that far down the road without 4-wheel drive. There were some nice ski tracks on the trail and it was great skiing; some of the best we have seen. We again only staying out for an hour since our legs weren't used to it. X-country skiing is such great exercise we figured that was enough.

Dear Deer

I just had to post this wonderful photo W took today.

Diet Watch :)

141 pounds; down 1.5 pounds for the week - whew. Of course this is still a pound over my low point. I hope to start exercising at Curves when I get back to NJ, so that should help.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Another New Bird

A flock of Pine Grosbeaks appeared in the woods today. They were gathering seed that fell to the ground from the new feeder W made. This is another new one for the life list. According to Sibley this is their southern range where they appear only in the winter. Pictures were hard to get since they flew around so much. This is a femaleand this is a male.
We also enjoyed 3 hairy woodpeckers that came for the seed.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


It was minus 12 degrees when we got up today. The high is forecast to be 3 degrees above zero. But like yesterday, when the temperature got all the way up to 5 degrees, the sun should be shining and the snow will be beautiful.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Several deer spent the day nestled in the snow near the house yesterday. This one got up and wondered closer to get his picture taken.
There was much excitement this morning at the appearance of a bird I had never seen before. This is a Common Redpoll. The picture doesn't do justice to the bright maroon spot on the top of its head.

Birthdays - and Snow

This post is so I'll have something to refer to at this time next year when I can't remember who the birthday girls were. We went to a wonderful neighborhood get-together last evening. The inspiration for the party was the discovery not long ago that of the 20 adults who live on the flow full time, December 31st is the birthday of 3 of them - Nancy, Carol, and Susan. The plan was to get together for a pot-luck supper and then pile into cars and go to First Night in Saranac Lake. We enjoyed the company so much we all stayed put and had a great visit.

On the subject of snow, again. It turns out that December 2007 was the 4th snowiest December on record with about 4 feet of snow. And with a foot of snow forecast for today into tomorrow morning, January is looking to be the same. The fellow who plows our drive is already complaining that he's having trouble finding a place for all the snow. We're looking forward to snowshoeing along the lake this afternoon since we definitely won't be going anywhere in the car for a while. Hopefully there will be enough of a break in the storms that we'll be able to drive back to NJ early next week.