It’s Friday…

It’s Friday and I’m only just now sitting down to post. Even though I don’t have a regular “job,” I still somehow manage to stay super busy these days. In the mornings I take care of cats, ducks and garden. I am slowly getting things organized in the garden for the winter. I am leaving…

Beel Cleentohn…

I don’t know where H and I came up with that pronunciation…Beel Cleentohn…but it’s a favorite. We got to experience a little more of Bill Clinton on our trip. As I mentioned in my last post, it is important to me to make road trips as interesting as possible. We stopped half-way to our destination…

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

Gone tomorrow…

I watched the ducks swim in ice water yesterday. Even though I know they come equipped with a down comforter, it still amazes me they can do that. Of course, haven’t we all seen ducks floating in an icy pond as if it were the middle of summer? And in my kitchen, sitting in boxes,…

In with the old…

Where to begin??? Well, Saturday I wrecked my left shoulder lifting vintage furniture we bought from an artist/designer/furniture hoarder in our old town. This shoulder has been wrecked before – in an ATV accident – which may be why it’s a mess and the right one is fine. Anyway, it’s a big reason why it’s…

They’re Fired!

Buggar and Weanie… two of the fattest, laziest cats ever…are FIRED! They have allowed a mouse the run of the house for the past week. H and I were having breakfast this morning when said mouse came out to see what was going on, running all around the stove and our kitchen, right there in…

Where’d the dates go???

Suddenly the dates are gone from the tops of my posts on the main page. Is that yet another annoying new twist here on WordPress? Is there yet another virtual button I have to push now to get the dates back? Grrrr…. So, more photos from Saturday’s trip to Botanica in Wichita. I really liked…

Ho hum…

Not that I’m exactly bored… It’s been a year since I started writing this blog. I kept up with it pretty well, considering it’s the longest I ever kept a blog going. I haven’t had a lot of stitching to share. I’m not really sure I’ve stitched at all this month, which seems hard to…

The maple leaf…

I’ve been working diligently to finish this maple leaf shawl. Here’s what I have so far… This has been one of the most challenging crochet projects I’ve ever embarked upon. And I can’t figure out if I’ve made loads of mistakes or if the pattern is just full of errors. Regardless, it seems to be…

Winding down…

Things are sort of winding down in the garden. The cucumbers are done, although the tomatoes and okra are still going. This cosmos volunteer just began blooming. It is so gorgeous and the only one I’ve had of this color… I can’t remember if the cosmos was this color last year, but the others I’ve…

Two more days…

If I heard the weather report right we have two more days of summer weather, which is great news for us as that means two more swim days before we have to put the pool up. H toyed with the idea of getting a pool heater, but the good ones are quite pricey. With a…

The magic of mint…

I went out front this morning and was again amazed to see all the winged creatures climbing over the mint blossoms. I had no idea mint blooms were so popular… …or so delicious…they must be full of good stuff… Moths, bees, butterflies, giant flies, several kinds of wasps…it’s clear to see they’re all loving it……