Saturday, October 11, 2014

A cool morning

The day has begun in a cool way.  But the skies are trying to lighten up as the day goes along.  I am fine with that....actually looking forward to a few minutes of sun if that is possible. I am done weary of dark cloudy days.

I don't think Tootie will be here till tomorrow.  I know her mom was wanting a clear day to work in her yard before heading this way.  So thought I might as well post one more post.

I started ironing my fabric from my recycled shirts yesterday evening....that was fun.  And I did feel like I accomplished something...which that was not all.  That was what I let myself do as a reward for getting a little something done ;-)

So, I am off here to enjoy the day.  Will probably catch up with people in bits of time through the day....

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time for the Friday 5

I almost forgot that it is time for Willy-Nilly Friday 5....and really want to join this time as I may not get to for a couple weeks.

1.  Lorelei and her mom will be coming for a couple weeks...we will be keeping Lorelei while her mom goes to training.  While she is here, not sure how much blogging I will be doing. 

2.  I can just hear Lorelei's voice and my day improves.  Honestly. 

3.  I don't know why, but tugboats and barges fascinate me.  As well as the big rivers...we have the Wabash flowing close to us, but next to the Ohio and the Mississippi, it is so small.  This tugboat was on the Ohio River.

4.  I have started the book A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert.   I think I am going to enjoy it.  It seems as I get older, I have a harder time finding a book that really draws me in.

5.  I did absolutely nothing today.  Not one single thing did I accomplish.  I seldom have a day where I don't do something, and I suffer a lot of guilt when I don't do something.  I just always like to feel I accomplish something, even if it is doing laundry.  But when that is all I do, I still feel like I haven't done enough.  How are you with doing nothing?  

Linking to Willy Nilly Friday thankful to have it to link to.  I just love reading everyone's thoughts.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

East of the Sun and West of the moon...

We ran around this morn in Terre the time we came home, I just did not want to go in another store...much less a Super Walmart.  Yet, this evening, I got to thinking I would like to go and get it done and not have to go tomorrow or the next Roger said he was willing...
The sky was we decided to do a little cloud/sunset chasing on the way.

You might have to enlarge this to see the moon peeping out.
so this was in the east....(and it is East of the sun)
And there was the wonderful sunset, that is West of the moon...
but not until I was going through the pictures and seen this particular shot of the awesome cloud did I think of that old fairytale, East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

That was my favorite fairytale of all time when I was a child.  I read it more than any other.  And a couple years ago, my sister-in-law/BFF got me a copy of it.  Now I read it to Lorelei sometimes when she is here.

Just wondering, what is the childhood story that sticks in your mind.  This is not the only one for me...I just happened to have an old schoolbook that had it in it.

I loved The Little Red Hen, The Little Engine that Could, plus one or two that I don't recall  their title.  And my favorite poem of all time when I was little was Little Boy Blue! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

From Patton's Corner for Rubbish Tuesday

I don't think I have posted this yet, though I have meant to for ages and ages.  I love to have it to hang on the garage here or on the house.  I consider it another treasure from Patton's corner.

An then I have still more from Patton's Corner.
How about these old seats?
I would like to go back and spend more time there.  There is just so much to see and look at.  The past does not seem so far behind us when we are there.  Wouldn't you just love to be able to step in to a way-back machine...just to be able to go and actually observe things.

Thanks to Betty for hosting Rubbish Tuesday...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Look at those faces!

Another snag from Facebook...doesn't Otto look like he is just so content?  An look at those missing teeth!  As my brother used to say...a picket fence with the gate open.

Had to turn the heat on this morn...and supposed to be down to 36ยบ tonight.  It stayed chilly throughout the day today.  I am not quite ready to give up sitting on the porch.  I feel like I have not got my fill of that this year at all.  Still, I am enjoying the autumn colors.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


I snagged this from Facebook...I don't think Jeremy will mind.  This is Otto and Kitty Soft Paws...waiting for their little person.

It so reminded me of this one taken many moons ago of Sarah's dog waiting for her to come home.  What loyal and loving buddies. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Time for Willy Nilly Friday 5

Its time for the Friday 5!

1.  For the first thing I wanted to share the above Simon's Cat is the latest..make that pile of clothes into quilts, and it would be Bubbie.    I think my favorite Simon's Cat video of all is still the first one I ever saw, Cat Man Do.  It just so fit our Bubbie.  But the one above is not far off..

2.  Even though it rained off and on, we did get the windows washed in living room and dining room.  That had been weighing on my mind.  Since I have had so much trouble with my shoulders, I had to have Roger help me.  I lost strength in them.  I can get the one window flipped in to wash the outside but have to have him flip the other one in.

3.  How many of you have started your Christmas shopping?  I have, but just barely.  I would like to get a lot of it done before cold weather gets here.

4.  I made a pot of potato soup a week or two ago, and I am ready to make another.  I love soups...doesn't matter if it is summer or winter.  Roger doesn't care a lot for them in the summer.

5.  Hope you don't mind another video.  I think all of my regular visitors will laugh...hoping some of the rest of you enjoy it:

Linking to Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday 5.  I am so glad she started least when I get to participate.  I love reading what everyone else has to say.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

At loose ends

Do you ever have days where you know you need to be busy but you just can't decide what to do.  Or where to start?  What do you do when you are that way?  I have been that way all week.  Cannot decide what I want to start on...some things I need to do but just don't feel like starting for one reason or another.

I can't even decide what to sew.  I made a couple sawtooth star quilt blocks.  I thought I would make them into potholders, but they are so pretty, I am having trouble doing that even.  Yet they are not the size I would want if I were to make them for a quilt.