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…

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…

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…

The power of the juice…

I woke up early this morning at 6 and couldn’t go back to sleep. That’s early for me, but I did go to bed shortly after 9 p.m. It seems I get a max of about 8 hours and that’s it. I used this early start to get outside and change out all the duck…

A moment of panic…

The whole week went by with me intending to get a few posts written. One is better than none. I continued work on India1 and enjoyed it. Alas, a blurry photo. I could not get the light right. Silk, cotton, linen and synthetic fibers, walnut and tea-dyed fabrics and laces, hand made needle tatting (by…

Hearts n flowers…

What happened to jacket weather? It hardly seems to exist these days. It’s either brutally hot and humid, or miserably cold. Yesterday we were supposed to get a big storm. We were promised tornadoes, hail and rain…but only got a few sprinkles. Not that I’m complaining. I would like more rain. It was really warm,…

The house in the garden, #18 and many thanks…

  Today I have many photos and many thoughts in my head. So, I’m going to write and post photos along the way. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get going in the mornings. Maybe it’s a phase I’m going through, where I wake up and feel like going right back to bed. Where I…

Repeating history and I told you so…

I am still smarting from the loss of a year-long friendship with someone with whom I had shared a lot. I have always been a loyal and trustworthy friend, and when you reach a point where that is not reciprocated it can be very painful. I’m also not into surface relationships, so this makes finding…

Lots in my head…

I have lots of thought in my head today, lots of feelings. It’s been like this for several days now. I had meant to post sooner, but at one point felt a bit overwhelmed by recent events. I post obits on the news site H and I run together. Sometimes it’s a bit sobering. And…

Getting on…

I feel a bit like I’m just getting on with things. I’m still recovering from stomach flu and a strained (torn?) hip. I managed to walk a half mile on the back yard path this morning, but didn’t feel so great. I tackled this dress a few days ago. I bought it online and really…