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Friday, July 29, 2011

Camping Capers

I returned this week from our second annual sister and adopted sister camping trip. This year we tried a different campground, and I can't believe I didn't take any pictures during our stay. The sites were nice, we had our usual belly laughs, and just plain fun.
Last year, we had the tent fiasco, with ourselves and guys from two other sites trying to figure out how to put my tent up, before Nancy, our family friend and adopted sister, bought a new one. This year was also without a smooth sail. Well, up to the last day that is, when my sisters car broke down. So this is how it ended. Someday we may look back on it and laugh!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Really hot! It reached 100 here today, and as far as I'm concerned, it was much hotter than that! Factor in the humidity and it's unbearable!! I walked outside to make sure the chickens still had cool water, and it only took a couple seconds to check and come back in. They are faring well, with plenty of shade and a corner of cool dirt to lay in. I'm ready to find a dirt pile for myself!
I am keeping cool though, by staying inside by the ac, drinking lots of cold water, and working on my embroidery. I'll be so glad when it breaks Sunday, although the weather men say that a cold front is going through tonight, bringing the high tomorrow to 90. Really!? What are you doing to stay cool, if you're in the middle of this heat wave?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hoo Hummmm

Nothing will make my eyes glaze over faster than my husband coming in from a long night next door in the garage telling me what he and my nephew worked on, and how they fixed it. I mean really, it would be like me coming home from Tisha's, where I get my embroidery supplies and telling him about the new stitches I learned. I go into tune out mode, with the occasional uh-huh to make him think I'm really listening, but really I couldn't be more bored listening to him ramble on. So I decided to take the what happens approach. I simply reply, "What happens in the garage STAYS in the garage! Let's see how long it works!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Needlework and Bluebirds

Today I spent a very relaxing day sitting in my Adirondack chair, doing my embroidery and watching the bluebirds feed their young.
Dad made this bird house from a hollow tree branch, and it, along with several others, hung from the trees in our front yard. He also made bluebird houses, one of which I have, but they preferred this house. It hangs from the pine tree by my chair.
I watched as the mother and father took turns feeding the three babies nestled in the house.
I was able to aim the camera inside to get this quick picture between feedings. This little one looked right up at the lense. It was worth the wait!
I hope all of you had a wonderful fourth!