Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blog Vacation

Summer is going by much too quickly for me, so these next few weeks I won't be making much of an appearance here. Too many projects to finish. Too many fun things to do. You understand.

Please enjoy yourself. I intend to.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Photo Finish Friday!

My birthday was last weekend and my wonderful husband made this flower holder from junk metal for me. My son gave me the two potted plants that the junk man is holding. Yeah, I'm a lucky girl.

We've been collecting junk metal so we can create some lawn/garden art. Andy (my husband), knows how to weld and has promised to teach me. I can't wait to start.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Photo Finish Friday!

 A nice way to end the week - with some crochet.

I made this shawl for a really great lady who attends my church. She celebrated her 75th birthday at the end of May (yes, I realize I'm 6 weeks late).

I would have never guessed her age because she looks much younger and has wonderful energy. 
She's also the best hugger I know. I'm truly blessed to know her.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Taking the Time

Finally, a Morning Glory!

              I took today off work. By ‘today’ I mean five morning hours. I only work part-time but it’s a tiring schedule. I feel robbed of my summer because I come home around 10:30 a.m. and, well, the best part of morning is gone – the calm, cool dampness, the birds waking. You understand. I’ve longed to sit outside with my morning coffee and just take it all in.
               I also climb into bed pretty early due to my work schedule. And, again, feel robbed of the best parts of summer. The cool grass beneath my bare feet; a twilight 4-wheeler ride with my best friend; and just sitting outside with my evening peppermint tea and enjoying the bedtime farewells of the day time animals.
               I had a nice long weekend off work due to the holiday and I found that I absolutely could not, not even a little, keep my eyes open past 10 p.m. And this morning was the first morning where at 9 a.m. I asked myself why I was having my morning coffee inside at my dining room table?  The last morning of my mini vacation and I’m finally outside sitting with my coffee, pen and paper.
               It’s as I’ve feared. I’m the one preventing myself from enjoying the best parts of summer.
               Darn it!

               So this is what I enjoyed this morning:
*  There are no clouds in the blue sky, until two wisps suddenly materialize. The wind twirls them until they meld into one and continue on their way.
*  The buzz and hum of winged insects going about their daily chores.
*  The wind encouraging the leaves to join in the conversation with the chickadees, robins, and red-winged blackbirds.
*  My dogs resting in the shade but attentive to my every move.

Life is so good.

God is so great.

Monday, July 4, 2016


Wave in.

Wave out.
  We are free.

I thought about that as my husband and I headed down the road today. We are free.

Free as adults to come and go as we please. Free as parents because our children had other plans.
Free as Americans to go and enjoy the day as we liked.

Packing a picnic. Driving to a beach. Walking. Enjoying the sun, waves.

There was literally, not a care.
We are free.

Thank you to all of those who have made this possible.
Thank you.