Monday, June 11, 2012

I had some company drop in over the weekend........................

Every Spring I get a herd of turtles coming through my yard to bury their eggs.  This gal was a good size one and I love the beautiful markings on her shell.  This picture made me realize how little grass I have is so dry here but hopefully we have a 60% chance of rain today!  I better go out and do my rain dance to ensure it! LOL!

  I "harvested" more rocks to outline my "sidewalk" and placed them.  Rocks grow wild here and are extremely plentiful except they are "wild" and you have to pull and push and drag to get them to come with you but once they're put in place they pretty much stay put.  They know when they've got it good!

I have a lot to learn and caulking and grouting are just a few!  But thanks to the internet and blogs and Ehow and YouTube etc.....even I can learn how to do things.  It took me 45 minutes just to figure out how to load the darn caulk gun!  Plus,  they always assume you know what you're doing! Ha! Ha!  I may not have made much progress but I learned a few things and now I'm "on my way"'ll probably see me on This Old House before long! LOL!

Not too bad for an  certainly isn't any worse than this which was done by a supposed "professional"..............this is what I am trying to remove and replace and there's lots of it too!  Dang!

Made some bread dough too....Whoa Nellie!  Stand back, I think this babies getting ready to blow!  At least there's one thing the heat and humidity are good for!

so before that happened I made some bread...........

 and baked it, of course.........

A couple of wings and some antennae and this loaf would look just like a bumble bee! Ha! Ha!  These are the kinds of random thoughts one has when one lives may be crazy but it's fun!
And then.....the end to a perfect day............some sun tea in my horse glass to watch the Belmont Stakes 

and my new Mollie Makes magazine that came all the way from England!  Jolly Good I'd say!!!!

Do you see those darling red flower buttons that came with it?  OMG!!!!  What a great day it was!
I hope you had things that made you happy over the weekend too!  


  1. Don't you just love the internet! One can learn SO many things from searching on it.
    I say you did a MUCH better job than the "pros"...OMG..I would not have been happy seeing that mess. Kudos to you girl!


  2. You have been a busy little bee. I tried to figure out a caulk gun once and gave up. Tricky thing it is. How wonderful that the turtles come back every year to lay their eggs. Homemade bread is the best. Now you can kick up your feet after all that work and enjoy the magazine. I've asked a friend who has gone to the States for the summer to bring one back for me if she can find it. Have a great week. Tammy

  3. Oh girl...
    you are lucky to have the turtles.
    How cool!

    If I lived closer to you , I could have had you working the caulk gun like a pro.
    I buy my caulk in bulk from Lowe's or Home Depot.
    Guess that's what comes with fixing up old houses ~~~LOL!

    Nothing makes a home feel more cozy and inviting than the smell of freshly baked bread... yummy!

    Never heard of the magazine that you mentioned.. but those buttons are adorable!

    Have a good one!

  4. Those turtles are amazing. What a cool thing. Yummy bread!!

  5. What a lovely post. I hate doin the sealant stuff, I always find that it isn't flowin well and then you can't get I too stop or can't go fast enough to keep up, you did a great job!

    Can't get over your turtles, amazing! We've been haven continuous rain and wind here, not at all seasonal fo June, but nothing is a suprise when it comes to weather.


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