Monday, November 29, 2010

We survived Thanksgiving week!! Not that we really need to survive anything, but it was super busy and crazy in a good way. The whole family showed up. For my family that is becoming a major event. We ended up with 16 adults and 4 toddlers here for both Thanksgiving day and the following Saturday.

Missy was in heaven. She adores babies and little kids and loved the opportunity to follow them all around. But Kipp and Kenzi spent extra time in their kennels. They have not yet learned the fine art of schmoozing off little ones without over whelming them. Or the fact that if you sit there and look longingly (instead of trying to help yourself) someone will come share turkey scraps with you.

But the two younger rascals survived (Missy was sacked out 1/2 the day on Sunday recovering from her busy week!) and were very eager to get back to work after the excitement died down.

We've had a couple days of really nice weather for late November in MI. Tonight I bribed the little sister to go hide in the woods for Kenzi. Kenzi worked really nice. There was a nice breeze coming from the east and she picked up H's scent pretty quickly from about 50 yards away and worked her way in. Kenz worked second problem with equally nice results. We'll see what this translates to at SAR training on Wednesday night. I'm really feeling like everything is finally starting to click together for her.

On the knitting front - I finished up a pair of fingerless mitts with Mirasol Hacho yarn. I enjoyed knitting with the Hacho so much that I started in on a pair of socks using more Hacho in another colorway - soft, squishy Merino in bright colors. I love it. I also tried out a traveling cable in both projects decided that it's not nearly as hard as I'd thought it would be.

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