Knitting, spinning, pets, food and other thoughts

Holiday and other things …


We had a great time visiting our daughters and families in Kansas City over Christmas, even though 2 storms caused some revisions at both ends of the trip. First there was snow and ice in KC on the way over, then snow at home when we were coming back – we managed to avoid the worst of both.

Christmas morning.

Christmas morning.

Daisy (dog) and Holly (spooky cat) ;)

Daisy (dog) and Holly (spooky cat)

Cat game!

Cat game!

We nearly made it back with no incidents when a deer ran in front of us about 10 miles from home – we were fine, though very startled, but neither the Outback (nor the deer) came out of it quite as well 😦 The front grille completely disappeared, the hood, 1 headlight, and the left fender took most of the impact, but the airbags didn’t go off. We feel very blessed to have come out of it so well! We called the insurance company this morning and the adjustor has already (!) called us back, so that’s in the works. Next step is to get an estimate, we hope on 1

car 2The trip was fun, but it’s also good to be home. After I picked up the pets, Toby went out in the yard and just kept running lots of loops in the snow. Meanwhile we’re still sorting through all the mail πŸ˜‰

Bringing in all the mail!

Bringing in all the mail!

Happy New Year to all – hope you all have a great 2013!


Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

4 thoughts on “Holiday and other things …

  1. Sorry about your encounter with the deer cut glad you are both okay. Loved the pets and tree pics.. Holly probably had the most fun. Kitties always think Christmas wrappings are for them, whether before or after the gifts are opened. Happy New Year! Jackie

  2. Fun to see the pics, Mom! Glad you and Dad came through the deer incident okay. It was great to get to spend time with you! Love you both!


  3. Happy New Year. Give “H” a hug from me and take a big one for yourself. And, little Toby? So happy to be home and so much snow to plow through!!!!

  4. I hope the car is all better by now. Did you get ice this week?

    The weather is going to be a bit below zero up here in the next few days. Thank goodness we’ve acclimated for the season, I think. πŸ˜€

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