Thursday, October 11, 2018

Work is Good: Thursday Likes, October 11, 2018

So I'm now having problem posting on your blogs.  The emails get bounced back to me.  I'm not sure what to do with this latest situation.  The explainations  I find boggle me these days.

How is your week going?

Well Carol came home on Tuesday and that is good!
We go for walks in the morning (we got caught in the rain this morning and took shelter at our friends' porch).  Scout is very glad to see her friend!  Carol is doing much better physically but has a ways to go yet with her cognition.  Everything takes time.
I finished a stack of mug rug thingys for the kids in our lives and am sending Halloween packages out this weekend.

I like collecting gardening ideas.  When the weather allows, I'm clearing out plants I'm just tired of or that have become overgrown.  I like this idea I found at the rose garden of heuchera (coral bells) under this bush.  

This is really my life most days now.  I'm writing every day for about 5 hours and it is hard work.  I have a rough draft done for one progam and am hoping to complete a draft for a second program by the end of next week.
Work is keeping me going these days and it is my escape during these bleak days.  I hope you are finding solace somewhere as well.




Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Be kind and other positive things...October 5, 2018

I like this photograph I saw on Facebook:


Halloween pups and my Mom's bear.  She dresses it up for every holiday.

Cutie pie Scout!

Arts Fest at our park last week.  I love the tents along the lake!

 Roses.  I love them!  My tea roses are not doing well and it might be time to replace them (the bush roses are fine).  Of course we have had really challenging weather this summer.  I'm photographing roses I like for ideas for next spring in case I have to put some new ones in.  I really like these varigated roses:



Cleaning out!  I am cleaning out the garden and getting rid of a LOT of older perennials.  Sometimes you just get tired of things after 10 or 20 years.  Some plants take over.  I'd like to play with more annuals next year so I'm getting things ready this fall.

This girl is sooooooo spoiled.  She wakes me up in the morning so she can have the whole bed to herself.  She is such a diva but such good and entertaining company! 

For more positive posts, link up to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cherry mornings I like...


Good morning and happy autumn!  Back after a busy week, I want to encourage you to visit LeeAnna our hostess at Not Afraid of Color and visit other happy websites.

FIRST NEWS:  Carol is coming home October 8!!!  She had her stroke in June and will still require 24 hour care at home but at least she can come home!!!  Physically she has gotten much stronger but she is still very confused which is why she needs support.

Scout and I are walking every morning at the park.  We have been enjoying the 10 or so ducks each morning that we see in the same place.  Turns out that ducks like cherries and we see them under the cherry tree every day!
The ducks can't actually chew the cherries so they gum --er--beak the fruit into submission.  They look hilarious as they do this.  They must REALLY love cherries.  They hop into the lake when I approach with Scout but as soon as we pass, they are running back to their beloved tree.  You can see the mallard below (to the right) with one.

 Earlier in the summer, I noticed a young heron.  The heron is almost through adolescence now and lives on the island in the lake.   The bird has grown so fast!

I like clouds.  I like these formations which I think are called Cirrus.  I just call them beach clouds because to me, they seem to mimick the ocean rolling on the sand.

I can't seem to get your comments unless I hunt for them these days and I apologize for not responding to what you write.  Someone asked if the roses on the top of the page are from my garden.  Yes, but it is an older photograph because our roses have been suffering because of all the rain.  The yellow rose above the Carol paragraph bloomed before the last rain storm.

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

I like Thursday: September 13, 2018

Keeping all in the path of Hurricane Flo in our prayers and thoughts!  Please stay safe dear friends!

Good morning!  Today is Thursday and time for some positive thoughts through the blogosphere!  Check out more happy posts at LeeAnna's!  

Don't you love your first cup of coffee of the morning?  I do.  It's especially necessary when the mornings are so dark now.

I like how green the grass looks after rain.  With all the rain we have had, our grass is REALLY green 😊


Our weather is so weird we actually had the rainbow before the rainstorm:

I like ladybugs!

I took Scout to our local Woofstock celebration and she discovered she didn't like storm troopers :)  She did have a wonderful time and I wish I had a photo of her face when we drove in the park.  This is the park we walk in every morning and when she saw it was filled with dogs, she looked absolutely surprised and delighted!  We had a wonderful time!

We are expecting company from Maine next week so I'm not sure I'll be blogging next week.  Have a wonderful day!





Monday, September 10, 2018

Another top done!

Nothing like a rainy Sunday to catch up on sewing.  This morning I finished another top.  I just liked the fabric and am going to do something with some of the scraps as well. 
Poppy lap quilt
The color is off slightly because of the drab weather right now but you get the idea.

I hope you are having better weather than we are!  It's going to be a soggy week for us.  Let's all say prayers for those folks along the eastern coastal region who may be in Hurricane Florence's path!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

I Like Thursday, September 6, 2018

It feels very weird for it to be September already.  The summer just slipped away.  Join LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for more positive energy!

I like mornings in the park!

 When I was a child I was fascinated with all the stepping stones that crossed the lagoon at various areas.  It seemed magical to me!



I like finishing Peter and Jessica's quilt!

I like the visit we received from my friend Diana and her granddaughter--3 year old Nora.  Nora and Scout had a wonderful day playing!


And then, just like that, they both fell sleep in deep naps!


I hope you have a wonderful day!





Monday, September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

Have a fun and restful day!  I thought you would enjoy seeing this old photo in my collection.  According to the script at the bottom of the photograph, this is the Labor Day Committe of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and their Ladies Auxilary.  I even have the pin that goes with the photograph.
Have a safe and happy holiday!


Thursday, August 30, 2018

I like Thursdays: September 30, 2018

Well it is the dog days of summer here but we still find things we like!  Join our group of positive bloggers by visiting our hostess LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color!

We are in the last day (hopefully) of still another heatwave.  The park is an eery place since the air is so hot and humid and the lake water is cooler because of the temperatures we had last week.  It makes for cool photos:


I like friends, new and old!
Scout and her friend George the cat:
My neighbor lost one of her terriers and her remaining dog, Toby is now having playdates with Scout.  They really enjoy each other!
Of course, Scout is enjoying our daily visits with neighbors :)  And they are spoiling her with double massages:
Such a spoiled puppy!

I like yard sales!  I love this pitcher I found last week:

Well it's already hot and humid so I'm off to walk Scout before it becomes unsufferable.  Have a wonderful day!