Thrift…

It’s half-price week at my local thrift store. This event only happens twice a year. I found some really nice clothing to deconstruct and repurpose. From left to right here: a short linen skirt cut on the bias, a linen/rayon? blend machine embroidered skirt, a linen dress suit with a solid dress and print jacket,…

Tulsa…

We had plans to go to Kansas City over the weekend, but they got cancelled. Then we thought maybe Hot Springs. We really want to go back. But it was hot as balz there, hotter than here, and expensive. It’s an expensive destination anyway, but we couldn’t justify the expense or the drive for just…

Summertime…

Summer seems to be clicking right along. I am out in the garden a lot in the mornings. I know I keep saying that. But each day is new with different things growing and flourishing. Yesterday I got all the duck water changed again. It is hard work. But the algae grows so quickly, I…

Dirty…

Hello! I love the garden, but it’s dirty work. Every morning it doesn’t rain I go out and do the watering, tying, rearranging, etc… By the time I’m finished I’m so sweaty I can literally ring the water out of my shirt. A subsequent shower is a must. And it’s too hot to wear shoes….

Earthquake and good Chi…

Most of the earthquakes we have here these days are pretty mild, just rumbles with a little bit of house shaking or a punch to the walls. (BTW, Kansas is not supposed to have earthquakes. We are land locked and generally considered stable territory. That has all changed, thanks perhaps entirely to the oil and…

A Pale Horse…

We just had another heavy shower. That must put us well over 3 inches of rain since Friday. I can’t complain as that means once again I don’t have to water the garden. But we’re at the point where we need more sun because, when it’s cloudy, the garden doesn’t grow as much. Here in…

First blooms…

I have so many E!E!E! I’m so excited!¬†things happening in the garden! Like the first sunflower blooms. They make me oh so happy. I feel like I’ve been waiting and waiting… Technically, this is the second bloom… The first bloom is pointed towards the neighbors…hmph! These are velvet queens. The neighbors could have had sunflowers…

The weather is FAB…

Rain a couple days ago and now the weather is so FABulous! I should be outside enjoying it some more, but I’m tired from my morning’s gardening work and itching to go upstairs and stitch. Every time we get a rain it seems like the garden just explodes. I was surprised to see how much…

Birthday month blues?

Things are feeling so weird here. There’s the drained pool and the squash bug attack from yesterday. H thought he had the van fixed, but it seems it’s near death’s door, so now both of our vehicles are in the driveway awaiting fixing. H hit some kind of animal, he’s not sure exactly what, about…

Disaster…

How did things go so wrong? Yesterday I was in a state of bliss over the garden, the pool, summer… Today, my perspective is changed and I feel more than a little struggle with it. Also, it’s my birthday. But things started turning last night. H and I were enjoying the pool when the corner…