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!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Happiness is...

A daytime nap on a pile of my favorite toys!!!

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Loss of a True Hero

Rest in Peace Senator John McCain.
You will be sorely missed.
I can't put it better than President Obama:

"John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible – and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John’s best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. "

Thursday, August 23, 2018

I Like Thursdays: August 23, 2018

 Good Morning!  Please join those of us who add something happy to the internet on Thursdays.  I Like Thursdays are sponsored by our sweet hostess, LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.  Be sure to check out all the participants!
This week I like that we hada few days of sunshine.  Even if we got a couple more inches of rain on Tuesday night, at least we saw some sunshine recently!

I'm sorry.  Many of you have been commenting and I didn't realize it because I wasn't getting the comments sent to my email.  I'm not sure why but I am looking on the website now and thank you for giving me a shout out!
I like these pretty mushrooms that popped up in Kathy and Earl's planters.  This type of mushroom can grow in potting soil.  Anyway, I thought it was pretty (yes it is not edible).  

I like not driving as much.  Carol has been moved to a nursing home closer to us.  She is getting stronger physically but is having a lot of moments of confusion.  Her daughter had to go home to get her own children ready to start school on Monday and at least I can be accessable in a few minutes.  We are still unsure how she is and her daughter is looking for a new neurologist right now.  The shorter commute does make my life easier and is an easier ride for Scout to visit her.

I like work.  I like working.  I haven't been able to get much done this summer due to Carol and my Mom's health situations.  This week I am getting a lot of work done on programs.  Last month I actually managed to finish a 2 quilt tops.

Well I have to walk Scout so I can get to work soon.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

I like Thursdays, August 16,2018

I was under the weather last Thursday and still haven't checked out the blogs.  I'm hoping to catch up this weekend!

I did have a lot to like!  Sandra and Dennis were here from Canada!
This is from the day we went to tour Crystal Cave :)  We had a wonderful visit and I am still missing them.  Scout is missing Dennis in particular.  That dog adored Dennis and would sprawl all over him for attention!

I like fabric shopping with friends.  I only bought what I could use and Sandra is of the same mind. 
We just have to use what we have!

 I like finding a small clump of water lilies in our park's lagoon!

I love the finches which frequent my garden!

Have a wonderful week!


Flood report:
The weather has been dreadful.  Normal precipitation for our city is 1.76 inches of rain.  We were over 8 inches as of Tuesday (we are probably at 10 inches now). I'm grateful we live on top of the hill.  We may have some dampness but not the flooding that others are coping with these days.  West of us is flooded again and there is standing water everywhere.
This puddle not only has ducks swimming in it but had a few trout too.  Some nice fishermen tried to get the trout back into the creek yesterday.