Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Go take a look! I'm really pleased as punch that she would hang something I made in her beautiful home!!! Thanks, Becky, you're a real confidence booster!!!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Let me tell you something about Glen. If you want to have a cracker jack successful bar-b-que invite Glen!!! I kid you not, he has to keep busy - all the time. He is our resident grill master. Janice told me once that if he doesn't have something to do he'll stay for a little and then go home. He doesn't like to sit around. When he's here for a bar-b-que he mans the grill and I'm his sous chef. He tells me what he needs and I get it. His food is always awesome. Sounds like a plan to me!!!
We had such a great time eating, visiting and sharing stories. Of course I had to pick the hottest day of the year to have this thing. At first it was only going to be in the 90's but as the date got closer it changed. It was over 100 degrees. So after eating in the shade on the patio, us girls quickly retired to the air conditioned house. I didn't take pictures as I was to busy being a sous chef, eating and being hot. So the only picture I took was my little decoration on the vintage patio set I have outside
Our son is in the military and will be deployed the end of the year. This is such a special time to be with him. He's going home next weekend and will be in Denver for only another month. Then it's off to different locals for training and then he'll be deployed. He'll return to Denver next year and you can bet I'll be at the airport waiting for him, flags waving. So heat or no heat, I'll take all the mom time I can get
Have a lovely week and stay cool.
Friday, June 25, 2010
"A kindred spirit is someone you seem to know, even though you only just met - not like a soul mate, but in the same sense. Its the kind of person you seem to just know would be a good friend. They are the people you can laugh easily with, share secrets with and find out that they have the same secret. When you say something that might be taken the wrong way, they are the ones who get it the first time, and understand. The only important thing is that they rarely disappoint you.... and you can build lasting friendships with them and feel safe doing so. "
Another was this: "A kindred spirit is someone who feels and thinks the way you do." However, I feel that this is to simplistic of a description. A better one might be this, "Kindred Spirits are two people that make a special connection by sharing a bond that has joined them by the means of an experience that has drawn them together on a higher level of consciousness. This connection can be from the same experience at the same time or two separate experiences similar in nature. "
Whatever definition you might choose, I've found mine. Do you have a friend in your life that is a kindred spirit? I pray that you do.
Have a lovely weekend!
Monday, June 21, 2010
It's going to be a busy week in Miss Jean's garden. Our son is coming home from Denver for a week on Saturday. We'll be celebrating with a bar-b-que with family and friends on Sunday so I have lots to do to get ready. He's going to be deployed in the fall so I'm looking forward to spending some quality time together.
Have a wonderful week!!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I put a sleeve on the back so it can be hung on the wall. It's all ready to go to it's new owner. When she's ready to unveil her newly re-decorated guest room I'll let you know where to go see it. I originally purchased this as a kit from Quilter's Paradise in Clovis, California and it is one of their own designs. It has a beautiful appliqued border but it wasn't going to work for where it was to be hung, so I left it off. The kit is still available if you are interested.
In the meantime, one down, four to go.......
Saturday, June 12, 2010
The Julia Child rose is a beautiful, strong yellow rose that is very hardy and disease resistant. I have mine in a pot (gophers!) right next to another rose. Julia is always shiny green, glossy and free of disease and insects. My other rose (whose name escapes me) is a mess of shriveled powdery mildew leaves and branches. Same area, same care. Obviously all roses are not created equal. So what am I going to do? Rip out the sickly rose and get another Julia!
After all, we can never have too much Julia Child in our lives.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
We thought we'd get away from it so off Sweety and I went with mom, the grandson's and even Maggie in tow over to the coast to Half Moon Bay. It was freezing! That's my luck, but that's alright. I like cool coastal weather more than inland heat any day. The boys had a good time. Check out the dimple on Mr. R on the left there. These two boys are the BEST!!
Half Moon Bay is so pretty and picturesque. The seagulls are always more than happy to pose.
Maggie had a wonderful time. There are lots of interesting noises and smells to keep her busy.
No, this isn't from the coast. I thought I'd sneak this picture in and introduce you to one of the newest members of our family. This is Rocky who owns my Uncle Carl. Notice I didn't say "is owned by". As dog owners, we all know who owns who. He's a sweet little guy who never stops moving. Yes, he's full grown and just about as big as a minute. He still has a few personal hygiene problems (needs to know the difference between going outside and inside) but he's making progress. One of these days I'm going to get brave and introduce him to Maggie.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I went to a local street fair in Pleasanton, California last month. The entire downtown was filled with antique vendors. Although I had hurt my back and could hardly move, I managed to drag my crippled little self along. I wasn't gonna miss out so I popped a few pills, put on the game face and off I went. I apologize to all our you who were there who thought I was rude for not getting out of the way. Fact is, I couldn't move fast enough to be polite. There were lots of great items and lots of people with there dogs. This little cutey won the prize. Is she adorable or what? Course that's because there wasn't a scotty in sight!
It's Saturday night so I think I'll go watch a good movie and rest up for next week. Stay safe out there friends.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I bought half a flat and washed and trimmed the stems off. I cut them in half and sprinkle them with sugar. Lots of sugar. No need to skimp here. Lots of sugar means lots of juice!
Oh, one more ingredient is needed and it's the most important. Assemble a room full of family and friends that you love and enjoy!