Sunday, August 29, 2010
I have a few hours until my next shift...so I'm taking a much needed break. It was very busy at work this morning...almost too busy for one person. I hope things aren't quite as hectic tonight.
Take a peek at those apples. John and I found an apple tree on one of our walks...and picked a good size bag full. I made a batch of apple butter...which turned out really nice---tart, but nice and thick and yummy on toast, pork chops....etc. Still have quite a few left...looks like I'll get some apple sauce made for the freezer.
Have managed to do some crocheting. I finished up the green slouchy tam and I'm now working on a mulberry colored, mock ear flap cap. I'll get pictures taken as soon as I have some time.
Better get the cats fed and coffee set up for tomorrow morning. I hope you're enjoying your week-end...it's been a real beauty!!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I love vegetables...especially this time of year when everything is fresh and wonderful right out of the garden!! My Mom gave us the tomatoes and red onions, along with a few green peppers. The beans were a gift from my neighbor, Ann...and were they EVER tasty!! A real treat!! Damn...I wish we had the room for a garden...maybe someday.
John and I started working on the rock garden yesterday...thinned out the ground cover and moved around a few plants. Looks bare...but beautiful. Well, it will be beautiful next year when everything is in bloom. Still work left to do...hopefully we'll get back at it over the week-end.
Haven't done much crocheting...maybe this afternoon. Will see what the afternoon holds.
Nothing real exciting..it's all good...
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Isn't he handsome?? All dressed up for my son's wedding. That's the 3rd time in 11 years I've seen him in a sports coat and dress pants. Hubba-hubba!!!
The wedding was just beautiful....alittle confusing at times, but it all worked out. All four of my grand-daughters were in the wedding...alittle costly for my oldest son, Jason, and his family. But...a good time was had by all...and thank goodness, it's over with!!
Haven't been doing much since we got home. We got a new desk top computer while we were in The States...still a few bugs to work out and it's almost like learning to ride a bicycle all over again. I'm glad John knows what he's doing!!!
Started a new hat a few days ago...it's another tam...dark aqua...but looks gray-green in color to me. I heard from Quilter's Plus a few days ago...they dropped me off an application to be in their craft show this year. First week-end in November. A few more hats and neck warmers and I should be "good to go".
Working a "split shift" again today...need to get the kitties fed, get myself cleaned up, and head back to work.
Have a great Sunday!!!!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
It certainly has been a long day...I worked a split shift-6 1/2 hours this morning and a 4 hour shift this evening. Not bad at all...but my body is now telling me that I'm just not as young as I think I am. Who wants to admit that it takes "everything you have to give" to work these hours at my age???? Not that I'm an old lady...and can still work circles around some of the others....but......I think you know where I'm coming from.
I was thinking...it's been soooo long since I've actually sat down and crocheted. I have an afghan to finish for my daughter-in-law for a Christmas gift....started it 2 years ago. I think it's time to get it finished up, don't you??? Plus...there's a few craft show I want to reserve tables for...so I really need to get more hats and scarves finished. Lord knows I have the yarn..... :)
Take a look at this tree. The day John and I went for a picnic, we took a path that ran along the river. I call it "The Beaver Tree"...obvious reason why. It looks so shiny...I think from the sap that has run through it....almost appears as though someone took the varnish to it. It's was absolutely beautiful!!
Hubby will be home tomorrow...probably late afternoon. It sure will be good to have him home. I never sleep well when he's gone!!!
So...on that note...I'll say "good night"!! I'm on my way to take a bath!!!