Saturday, June 29, 2024

Another finish

 I finished this last week, I think.  You might think I spend way too much time on puzzles.  You would probably be correct.  I need to get something situated to do by hand in the odd moments that I am waiting.  I feel like I spend a lot time waiting on things...waiting for oven to heat up or on the timer in cooking, waiting a few minutes on the dryer to be done, waiting to put laundry from washer to dryer, etc.

I used to always have some hand sewing to do in spare moments.  And for moments I managed to fine.  And I still like hand sewing...I just don't seem to do anything about it.

We just had a storm roll got almost dark for a few minutes, and now the sun is out...for the first time today.  I need to walk out and get the mail before another storm rolls in...unless maybe it really is done.  

Copper's favorite place for a true storm is in our closet...and he spent the worst of it in there.  He is a character...he has eyes for no one else when his mom is home...unless he wants something when we are eating.  He knows I am the one more apt to share with him.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Lovely things...

 From the antique mall...Gilley's in Plainfield, Indiana to be exact.  I thought this set beautiful.  I have no place to put it but I did think of another blogger and wondered if she would like it.  It is not her usual style, but I think she would still think it pretty,

************                                                                                                                 I made a run to Walmart his morning...I go every week without fail almost.  The bad thing is, I thought of something I needed before I got up but could not think what it was after I was up.  I tried going through the aisles mentally, picturing what is in them and nothing jumped out at me.  

Ah, well, I would not mind going back in a few days as something is starting to bloom outside the parking lot, and I for sure want to be there to take pictures at some point.

I think I am fixing BLTs for supper.  A BLT sounds good to me, no matter what time of year it is.  I will first check with Roger and see if it sounds agreeable to him.  I have yet to see him not want one but there is a first time for everything.

I have been upstairs to vacuum but did not play with fabric or sewing at all.  I am hoping to feel like going back up later.

Monday, June 24, 2024

From Eagle Creek Nursery

This is another flower from the Eagle Creek Nursery.

It is another hot day here in Indiana...I did get out this morning and pull some thistles out of the flowers.  I don't think they are the big pretty kind.  I sure would like to see some of them blooming.  

I did a bit of housework...vacuuming, laundry, etc.  I have not made it up to sew a single stitch.  I need to give Roger his meds and I will basically be done for the night except for a snack for him later.

How was your day?  Did you do anything fun?  I did enjoy your answers to the term you use for being very tired.  I use worn to a frazzle, exhausted, too weary to do another thing...and more besides.  Every evening about this time, I feel that way, but sometimes if I rest, I will feel like doing something more.

Saturday, June 22, 2024



I for on the computer to check the weather...instead of checking my phone.  Imagine my surprise when this popped up.  It even has the right date and everything.  But that is not what cracked me up.

I got my kindle and went outside to read, and had nor more than sat down till the ice cream van was coming through the neighborhood.  He goes so fast, kids do not have time to get out to get anything.  But anyway, guess what song he was playing?

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.  I

 laughed till I cried.  I told my daughter how appropriate.  Sometimes simple things like that strike me so funny, and at other times not so much.  But add to that my daughter was trying a new sprinkler, and Copper has to help test it out.  So was laughing at him, too.  I need to try to get a video of that.

It is actually 91° it is warm.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

A short little post...

The is a view at Eagle Creek Nursery...daughter and I picked up Lorelei and we went there and looked at shrubs and trees on Wednesday.  It was so hot and muggy it was sort of hard to fully enjoy it.  But still, I would go back again in a heartbeat. 

Do you have a term or phrase you use a lot when you are tired...I have several.  I won't bore you with them but I am tired.  I was to be at daughter's house to let in delivery people at 9:30 this morn.  That is not early.  However, almost any time I have to do something a bit out of my routine, I either wake early--this morning, was right at 4:00 a.m. and did not go back to sleep.  Thankfully I had gone to bed at 11:30...

I either do that, or I wake up every hour...I have no idea why I do that.  But the delivery guys came shortly after 9:30 so did not have to sit and wait, and I got to run on and do my walmart shopping.  Then home...put things away, go get Copper and take him out.  Oh, my, you should have seen him...he could not leave me alone because he had to sniff and sniff and sniff because I had held Rosie and played with Gus...I am sure he knew where I had been.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New kid on the block

 Another daylily is blooming and it is totally gorgeous.  It makes my heart sing when I go out and look at it.


The trip to the dermatologist was so easy.  I was really dreading the drive.  I did have to pause once because a new power line pole was being put in.  But the road that said it had been closed the day before...I could see no place where work had been done.  Maybe it was utility work.  

In town it had said this one highway was down to one lane.  Which I thought meant flagmen. went from 4 lanes down to two lanes, and it had meant just one lane going each way.  It can be a rather busy place sometimes, and I was really dreading it if it were a flagman.  

So I was there early, the girl that registers me said I might be waiting a while.  (I was at least half an hour early)  But i had rather be there early as to wait and have to rush to try to get there.  So I no more than sat down till I was called back.  I figured that I would get back there and have to wait.

Wrong dr. came in and the places I was concerned about she froze them.  She doesn't think they are anything, but if they come back, call and come in again. During this she told me it was her last day...she is quitting/retiring till she can babysit her granddaughter.  She had wanted to quit last year, but could not find someone to take over the practice and she did not want to leave us, her patients, without anyone.  As it is it is a nurse practitioner and and a Physicians asst.  

She and her husband have an apt in New Jersey, their granddaughter goes to preschool a couple hours a couple days a week, they go get her and then babysit her the rest of the week.  She was so happy -- it was contagious.  I will really miss her, but oh, her granddaughter is only little once.  I would not give up the time I had with Lorelei when she was a baby for any amount of money...


It poured the rain this morning...and is overcast again.  but we did have a bit of sun at one point.  I have done a couple loads of laundry, vacuumed upstairs, trying to declutter more stuff from out room.  I just don't have a lot left to get rid of.  

I wish there was a way to insert short videos...I will see if I can leave a link.  Apparently THIS horse THIS horse loves his/her farrier.  Even Roger found it funny.  It cracks me up.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

A finish

 This is the latest finished puzzle... I wish I had taken photos of all that I have finished till I would have a record of them.  But I didn't and there is no going back and doing it.                                                                     

***********                                                                                                                      I have not did much this day.  I needed to get gas this morning and forgot.  I have been debating on going back and getting it or just waiting.  I am afraid since it is Father's Day that the gas station would be super busy.  So I will decide to wait till in the morning.  Then a bit later, I will think do I really want to wait till tomorrow, because I have dermotologist's appt tomorrow.  It is not till 12:30, but in the best of times I cannot make the drive in under an hour and a half.  I  just now checked INDOT's road closings and restrictions, and one that was closed is now open I guess.  I don't know if I dare trust it or not.  It showed it closed just the other day. 

I will be so glad when it is over, as there are two or three things I am concerned a bit about.  I don't really sit and worry about them...not even like now.  But I do dread appts.  No matter what they are for.  Even to get my hair cut.  Is anyone else like that? 

Anyway, another example of my drives me crazy.   I do think I will just wait now that I know the one road is open.   

I have sat outside and read a little while...and just enjoyed being still...I think I will check on Roger and head upstairs and sew a little bit.  Or just mess around with things.

Friday, June 14, 2024

The mama and the papa

 They belong to a cousin...I am not sure if they still have them.  These were from several years ago.  I think they are beautiful.

We had a storm last did not last long.  Today has been a gorgeous has been another this and that day...laundry, etc.  It was the last day I had to take Lorelei to her driver's education class.  There is always things that need to be done if I can just have the energy to do them.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024


 I don't know about you, but I think the Coral Bell leaves are just gorgeous...and seems like I never get a good image.  This time, I am undecided.  On my phone I like the shot but on 'this' computer, it doesn't look near as good as on my phone.  If I think, I will look on the old computer at some point.


Not much going on here again.  I did a bit of house work, picked up Lorelei from driver's ed, took her home.  She has band practice in the afternoon.


Here is a funny story for you.  The kitty is terrified of Copper.  If she would just meet him, he would be fine.  Except she would probably be wet from head to foot where he smelled her.  But that is another thing to talk about at some point but not now.

Charlie, short for Charlotte, but I call her Kitty.  She comes down here when Copper is in his room, or when he is with his mom.  She was down here messing around when I was headed to go get Lorelei.  She was here by the back door, watching the birds, etc.  As I walked through the kitchen, she heard a noise and thought it was Copper already up here.  She made a mad dash to the stairs.  And I do mean mad dash.  She was going so fast, I really do not know what she was meaning to do, but she hit the 3rd step face first.  

The force she was running with flipped her on up on top of the step....and she sped on upstairs.  I know I cannot explain it to you, but it was just exactly like a cartoon figure would do.  I laughed  and laughed, and the tears were streaming from laughing so hard.  And she wasn't hurt...she is back down here now playing with the cords to the blinds and into this and that.  Now here by me...

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Getting ready to sunbathe

 One of many photos I have of turtles.  They are always fun to see and watch.  

It is a quiet day here in Indiana...daughter is slow cooking a roast on the grill.  We have had tastes and it is delicious.  Copper things he should be given a share.

I have been reading an old an author who died in 1919....a novel set in the time of the French and Indian wars.  It just lets my mind take a rest from everyday things.

I have a load of clothes in the dryer...have did dishes twice trying to keep things done up....and worked on a puzzle a little bit. When doing that I am listening to Belgrave Square by Anne Perry.  Whether reading or listneing to her books, they are hard to put down.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

An old photo

 I really need to get out and look for things to photograph...however it is so much fun to look back through the archives and see things I have completely forgotten.  I went in search of thistle blooms but got distracted by other things.
********************                                                                                                 It has been a nice day...warm and sunny...and windy of course.  I have actually sat outside and read some both yesterday and today.  That is one thing I miss in winter.  

I have just did almost nothing this day...pick up Lorelei from Driver's Ed, and ran to Walmart.  Due to timing, I had to wait till after I took her home.  I figures Walmart would be a lot busier, but it wasn't at all.  Still, I hurried...I seldom go anywhere that I do not hurry.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

New lap dog

 You might have to click and expand the view to understand this.  I am in the recliner and Copper is in my lap.  It was raining, and dark, and the wind was blowing...not really nasty weather but he was anxious.  He has gotten in my lap before, so I thought we will try it now.  He was completely satisfied there.  I cannot move when he is there...he lay there about a half hour and by then the rain was over....he got down and started waiting for his mom to be home from work.  

Sunday, June 2, 2024

The real Oso Easy Italian Ice rose

You can see by the buds surround it that it is a rose of many colors...

It is a lazy, Sunday afternoon and I do not have two cents worth to say.  It is overcast, and the wind is gently blowing.  The girls have gone shopping for bit...I wanted to stay home plus Roger was feeling bad for a bit.  

Lorelei starts Driver's Ed tomorrow...can you believe that???  I find it hard to  believe it myself.