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…

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…

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…

Indian Summer…

H informed me recently that in September we would be experiencing Indian Summer, and it seems we are. The temperature is 92 degrees now, with a week of this expected. We may even get to swim. I have managed to manifest some interesting things at the thrift store lately. I thought it would be nice…

The end of summer…

I went outside to enjoy the fall weather and noticed Turtle running through the yard with something in her mouth, Yoyo right behind her. It was a snake. I got to watch her eat this garter (some call it gardener) snake 3 times! Yes, 3 times! It crawled out twice! This is the third snake…

Eclipsed…

Still posting from the iPad…not real fun. Anyway, I was outside during the eclipse for a bit ┬áThe light was so odd… The greens had such an emerald, blue green tint to them, almost sickly really… I read a brief story about the Navajo and how they stay inside and do not observe the eclipse,…

Still busy…

We worked all weekend on the house. My back feels it this morning. A new collage piece… Painting is nearly completed, but we purchased two much-needed ceiling fans at Costco and H spent all of yesterday installing one of them. They are Hunter fans, very good quality, but a bit more complicated to put together….