Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Just a short note...I'm on the road again early tomorrow morning. This time John and I are heading down the road to Dearborn, Michigan for a car show at Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, as it's a 3 day event!
Busy day...went shopping for some clothes. Spent more than I intended to...but I never buy anything "new" for myself. I always shop "second hand". But today was a different story. I did find a skirt at one of the thrift shops last week...black and white design and floor length. Well, today I cut it back , hemmed it...and it looks like a new skirt...updated and ready to go!! Two of the tops I bought today will match it!
The scalloped edge on the baby afghan is about half way done!!! I'll finish it up when I get back next week...should take me about an hour. I'll share the finished project with you then!
Spent some time taking a few pictures of the garden and the kitties... Magnolia and Sunny. The entertainment was pretty exciting--2 chipmunks and a few squirrels were on the deck for peanuts. It just drives those cats "wild". Keeps them occupied for hours!!
Talk to you you soon...I'm out of here for the next 6 days! See you when we get back!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I've been MIA for the last little bit...I figure if I have nothing to chat about...OR nothing good to say, I should just stay away.
You see...I have this "nagging torment" going on inside of me. I have always been a bubbly, outgoing type of person with a ton of friends. But lately...I have an attitude problem. I think it's the fact that I have been "crapped" on by a few of my friends lately...and at my age...I don't really care anymore. I'm far better off being by myself, as I can keep myself amused without any problem....AND my animals give me more joy than most people do lately. So...to refrain from hurting any one's feelings...(yes, I still have that attribute lurking somewhere inside of me)...I will remain content to stay at home and do MY THING!!!
Now...on to a more pleasant subject. Yesterday was an AWESOME day! Sunny skies and warm temperatures! The black flies were at a minimum until later in the afternoon...so working in my rock garden was awesome!! And today...is a duplicate of yesterday!!
John and I went to one of the second hand stores in the area this morning...I've had my eye on this particular planter...a ceramic bunny...and I just had to have it. For 50 cents...it was MINE!! I'm not sure what type of plant I'll stick in it...but I'm sure I'll find something I like!!! Pretty cute, don't ya think?
I'm just about done with that baby afghan--with the exception of the final two rows and the edging. I'll sure be glad when this one is completed.
I started working in my craft room earlier this afternoon...might be a good idea to stay with this project for a few hours!!! I'd like to hem a skirt...another find at the thrift store for 2.00...but need to find the top of my ironing board first!!
In the mean time....keep a positive attitude!!! Talk to you soon!!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
My buddy, Karen...gave me this "awesome" recipe for peach cobbler. I finally tried it...and it is soooooooo good!!! THANK YOU KAREN!!!!!! We live in "blueberry country" and I'm anxiously waiting for the season. Can you imagine this recipe with fresh blueberries????
We had a yard sale on Saturday...and did quite well. Managed to get rid of quite abit...but that was only the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure we'll have another sale later in the season...as the clutter has got to GO!!!!
Spent the morning at the hospital with John. He has been having terrible pain in the lower abdomen. He goes in for an ultra-sound on the 17th -- bladder and prostate. In the meantime..he's on some "heavy duty" antibiotics...something the size of a small piece of chalk!!! If the pain doesn't subside, I'm sure we'll be going back in. He never complains, so I need to watch his facial expressions. A typical man!!! (Bless his heart!)
The baby afghan is moving right along. I'll glad when it's done, as I'm certainly getting tired of the color pink!!!
The hockey game is on tonight...better get ready for bed...grab that crochet hook and sit in front of the t.v. Go RED WINGS!!!!
See you soon....
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It's just an "awesome" day....not a cloud in the sky and the temps are in the 70's. Is this PERFECT or what??? My only complaint is that the black flies are hungry...and I must look like a mighty tasty morsel....they just love me. Nothing alittle bug spray won't take care of...Elliot Lake Cologne as it's well know as!!
John worked at organizing a few more things for the yard sale this morning...his fishing tackle. The urge struck...and he called his buddy to do alittle fishing this afternoon. He didn't go out at all last year, so hopefully he'll have some fun!!
So...with this...I'm going out in my rock garden and pull a few weeds. It's looking pretty good!!!!
Oh by the way...that Moody Blues concert on PBS last night wasn't all that wonderful....from the year 2000....at The Royal Albert Hall. They only sang about 4 songs that I actually recognized.
See ya later......
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So tell me...what do you think so far? Not a bad stitch...the crocheted version of the feather and fan stitch!! But...you certainly need to pay attention! Not the best picture, but I think you get the idea!! Cute duck!!!
Certainly have been keeping busy. John made a cover for some unsightly cement we had in the back yard. It's now ready for our sun dial and a planter or two. A much needed improvement. (My Man is so damn handy!!)
Also getting ready for a yard sale this Saturday. We have so much "stuff"....and I've been trying so hard to get rid of the clutter. I took a bag of clothing to one of the thrift stores in town this morning and working on another.
But for the rest of the evening...I'm going to sit and relax. PLUS...there's a Moody Blues concert on PBS tonight and I'm all "fired up" for this one!!
If you have the time...sit, relax and enjoy concert...it certainly will bring back some memories!!!!
Until next time...PEACE!!!