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……

Another day…

Been up since 5:30 a.m., mostly doing things around the house and outside. I got a few sunflower heads cut. One of my largest didn’t get dry on the back side and was molding so I’m hoping it will now that I’ve stuck it on a table by the pool. It’s fairly windy again to…

10 fewer things…

My clutter has been getting to me lately… It’s nothing new. Clutter has been a thing for me since childhood. I think for some reason I feel better, more comfortable, with more things around me. At the same time, it’s annoying…and not very pretty… It’s amazing how quickly things pile up. I find I have…

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…