Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Singin' in the rain"............

I mowed yesterday because rain was coming and it did.  Just a nice gentle rain and now the sun is out but more rain is coming tomorrow.  I had to cancel my twice a year doctor appointment (I only go so they'll refill my prescriptions) because tomorrow there might be storms and I won't drive through those hills for over an hour one way.  Who needs that?  I just cancel and reschedule until we can convene on a sunny, dry day! LOL!
I finished all the crocheting for the hooky pillow and did my first button hole....so easy!  Now I just have to sew it together which will be the tricky part for me.
 Did I tell you I "rigged up" a clothesline away from the tick infested cedar trees so I can hang my clothes out!  Yay!  I missed it so!  Determination is a great motivator!  It's a sad clothesline but it works!
See all the dead trees back there?  That's the telephone company.....they spray now and kill off things under the power line and then they all fall in my yard and I have to lug them out to my burn pile and burn them.  I can see why older people get condos. Plus, the water department dug up 2 spots in my yard and the ruts from the gas truck all contributed to a rough ride on the mower yesterday.  But a hot bath last night and I was good to go again this morning!  Thank you, Lord!
I finished book #3 by Jacqueline Winspear but need to order some more.  It was good per usual! 
I started reading this book by P.D. James who I have always wanted to read but I am very disappointed...........it's dry and slow and I will finish it and maybe by then I will have changed my mind but so far not so thrilled. 
I need to pick out another non-fiction too.  BTW, this coming weekend is the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon 
I thought of doing it and I may still but I have to read their site more.  I don't think it would be healthy for me to sit and read for 24 hours straight or anyone for that matter!  But it always sounds like so much fun and they make treats and gather snacks and get everything ready and choose their books.  It does sound like fun to just sit all day?  But, I would probably not be able to move after sitting that long and what a strain on my eyes!  We'll see but I would need to order books too....mercy!  Anyway, check it out!  I know several people that absolutely wouldn't miss it!  I may have to give it a go.
My clemaitis are blooming...well this one is and the other one (different) has buds.  I always wanted a deep purple clemaitis and she's a winner!

Happy Trails!

 























11 comments:

  1. Your flower is sooo pretty. Congrats on finishing the back panels of your pillow. Crocheted buttonholes are wonderfully easy. I miss clotheslines too. Lucky you have a place for one. The smell of bed sheets off a clothesline can't be beat.

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    1. The crochet looks a little "wonky" but I'm hoping blocking will help. Yes, you can't beat the smell of "line dried by the outdoors"...lol!

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  2. Congrats on finishing the back panel of your pillow
    I love clothes line so much.
    And pretty flowers too :)

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    1. thank you , Cucki. What have you been working on? I need to stop by and see but it's busy here with indoor and outdoor work now too. I could use a gardener and a house cleaner!

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  3. Your clematis is lovely. Sorry you have such a hassle w/those dang trees. I can't wait until Saturday for the read-a-thon.

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    1. I'm not sure I'll do it but I will be keeping an eye on you and Kim for sure!

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  4. Your purple clematis is gorgeous! My favorite color. Good for you in getting your clothesline up and going. I love the smell of clothes after they've dried in the sunshine. I'll be happy to make one of those needle holders for you. Alex is coming home tomorrow for three weeks so I don't know how quick I'll get it done, because I want to spend every minute he'll have me around, with him. 2 1/2 years is way too long to go without seeing your children. Anyway, I'll make you one as soon as I get a minute.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. You are too kind! Yes, 2 1/2 years is quite a while....you must be so excited and I bet he is too! I need to write down your schedule....you are one busy lady but so much fun stuff! Enjoy!

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  5. That Clematis is beautiful! I couldn't read for 24 hours either:(

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    1. I can't do much of anything straight for 24 hours! LOL!

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  6. Forgot to tell you I love your clothesline. I love taking photos of FO's on one. Plus clotheslines are nostalgia. You just reminded me about snacks. Hmmm...nothing special I think. We always have homemade, weekend brunches and I'll have my teas.

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