Pure bliss…

Today feels like fall. The weather is so perfect, 70s, a gentle breeze, that I had the strong desire to take off my dress and walk around in the garden naked. I probably should have, but I have neighbors. I do have a fenced-in yard. I probably should have. We have loads of tomatoes. For…

A weird week…

I don’t know what to say about this week, other than I have felt very strange. I really didn’t do any of my normal things. Perhaps it was time for a shift, a shift in perspective and habits. It did feel good to crochet, although working with two strands of heavy cotton yarn is hard…

Waiting…

I’m sitting here waiting for my father-in-law to come start my car. The battery has died. I knew better than to keep driving it so seldom for short trips. I was too lazy last time I drove it to keep driving for 20 minutes to charge up the battery. I wanted to run errands before…

Progress!

I’m happy to report today – actually tonight – I have made progress in the studio! The main progress being the much-needed addition of a proper chair in which to work. For comparison’s sake, here is the chair I had been using… Not much to look at, is it? It wasn’t the worst chair I’ve…

The happy cat…

I wish that title was about having found a new home for one of the kittens, but, alas, they are all still here. There’s no room in the inn, so to speak. After making a number of attempts to take the kittens to the shelter, including a for-sure appointment last week, we were turned down…

July and stuff…

So, we’re well into… I noticed yesterday I hadn’t even registered the new calendar photo for the month. It’s like I was seeing it for the first time. Weird. In the back yard some of the sunflower plants are a good two feet over my head, most still not flowering yet. However, I did notice…

Just a bit…

Is it the lazy, hazy days of summer that are making me so sleepy? I was busy today, except for another mid-day nap. Naps are unusual for me, but I think I feel better because of resting more. Could be the hot humid mornings getting to me when I’m out doing chores. I’ve been working…

Finally flowers…

I woke up way too early this morning after way too little sleep to thoughts of what to do with the ducks, the pros and cons: Give them away. Not ready to give up yet, especially when they are so close to laying eggs…it’s what I’ve been waiting for. Clip their wings. Absolutely necessary. Create…

Aging and honesty…

Jude¬†was talking recently about how she is aging, how she sees it. I am on the tail end of my 40s, which is really hard for me to believe. There’s a birthday this month. My 40s were where I really started noticing how I was aging, although a lot of things started going off when…

It’s Friday…

Overall, it’s been a pleasant day so far. The garden is doing well…except for a few tomato plants that are looking droopy…not sure what that’s about. And there is….eeee!eeee!eeee!…this… The first start of a Rouge Vif D’Etampe squash! I’m so excited! This plant is really growing… It’s well outside of the little make-shift border I…

This morning’s garden…

I got an early start today, which was great, and went out to work in the garden for a couple of hours. Here are the red mums that are so big now, at least three times as big as they were when they were flowering in a pot last fall and more button sized… We…

Endearing…or Inappropriate?

When I visited my Mom Sunday she gave me these tea towels… She said she didn’t want to use them because she didn’t want to be inappropriate… And then she followed that by talking about someone she knows and then saying something inappropriate…oh well. The pictures are really cute, and the stitching is nicely done….