Saturday, July 24, 2021
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Well my friends this is as good as I have got this weekend. Pictures of Little Buddy. It has been another working weekend for me. We are getting ready to paint the main areas of the house and it involves a lot of prep work. I am not painting but I am prepping. Yesterday I worked for nine hours, with the exception of dropping off and picking up my car to get a new battery. I think I went up and down the ladder 500 times. I have big planter shelves in my home that needed to be deep cleaned before paint can be applied. Planter shelves are a very bad 1990's Florida home building trend. How I wish I did not have them because all they do is collect dust. And then everything all the way down to the floor needs to be cleaned as well. I cleaned items that were up high on the shelf, packed away some pictures and decorative things and wiped down the baseboards. Also included in cleaning were the windows that I can only reach when I am on tiptoes on a ladder. I had to clean them inside and out and believe me even though I clean them regularly they are a mess. Actually I recleaned the outside ones today and there are still smudges. Gah!!!!! I am about to lose my cleaning mind! So there you have it, my week has been about work, paperwork and cleaning. And I still have much to pack away before the painters get here to start the first week in August.
This is exactly how I feel right now, totally exhausted!
Have a wonderful week my friends, stay smart and safe as that Delta variant looms all around us.
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Hello my friends? How are you? Did you have a good week? First off let me thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes, you all made my week, and made me feel very special.
This week was very strange with Hurricane Elsa popping in for a brief visit. No one here in Florida was worried. It was funny to be at the store the day before her arrival and no one, I mean no one was buying things to prepare for her. No water in carts, toilet paper or batteries. I think most people were preparing for the Stanley Cup Final, Go Lightening!!!! I did have a Little Boy have a sleep over in my room the evening she was to arrive. He is not fond of thunder and he sleeps all the way across the house from me so it is better to have him close if there is a chance he might get scared. He slept soundly all night because all we had was rain and a bit of wind but nothing to get concerned about.
We had had a ton of rain prior to Elsa so my garden has bloomed like crazy. And is blooming with weeds too I might add. Also blooming is all the mold growing around my pavers on my pool deck. One thing I can't stand about summer is the sheer amount of time those pavers take me to keep them relatively clean. I just finished up cleaning and bleaching them a while ago and that took me ten hours over the last three days. Yes I have a husband and two grown boys, but my husband has circulation issues so standing for long periods of time is a no for him. He can ride a bike for 5 hours but standing a lot causes him pain. My two older sons do not live here and they work all week long so I am not going to ask them to clean pavers on the weekend. It is my job and frankly as much as I hate it is has to be done. I believe Florida is the mold and mildew capitol of the world.
And more blooms, new bedding. I love new bedding and found this at JoAnn's on massive sale. Who knew they had bedding? I also bought this great picture and popped it right on my antique church pew. The picture was on sale for a whopping $14.99! The extra white pillows on the bed are from Amazon and the gold ones are from Ikea. A super fun and inexpensive update to my bedroom. I went there for needle point kits for two young women I work with and came home with those and this bedding! And with all my coupons it was a steal!
The boys had a spa day yesterday and believe me they were not happy about it at all. Hank finally got his mullet cut off. He had so much long hair by the back of his head we actually put it up in a bun last weekend for fun. I am so glad his hair is growing in healthy and strong. Now he has it all evened out so it can grow out looking much nicer. You can see both before photos and this last after photo really show a difference in how he looks.
This morning while taking a break from paver cleaning, we went to the splash park and playground. It has been a few weeks since we have visited so it was a lot of fun. Now all restrictions have been lifted so there are more children there. Still Little Buddy was able to navigate the slide independently and even gave encouragement to those coming down it, I believe I heard him say, "Good job little fellow."
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Well today is my birthday my friends. I usually don't even mention it on this space because really it isn't a big deal to me but since my lovely blogging friend Kathy B of Compassionknit asked me to warn you all that her blog isn't cooperating right now I thought I would post. It is bad enough that her letter L wasn't working on her keyboard but now apparently Wordpress isn't behaving. So there you go if you don't have problems with the letter L then it is going to be something else that drives you crazy. This was the last photo of a 10 year old celebrating his birthday, with a birthday sloth named Sally on his head.
Friday, June 25, 2021
He finally got to download the game Roblox on his iPad. He got all sorts of presents and books including two $10 bills in the mail! This boy loves to count money so now he thinks he is rich! He also got a Roblox gift card so he feels he has his own credit card now. Oh boy, I had better watch out!
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Harebell number 3 is complete as of last night when the buttons were sewn on. Made with Berroco Summer Sesame in the color, Ocean. Size 7 needles to make the body and sleeves, size 6 for the ribbing. I used about 1,100 yards to make this and I love it as you already know since this is three in a row. I added one inch in length to the body and sleeves. I am 5' 10 after all, or at least I used to be in my prime. I am starting #4 today because as I have said now over and over this is the perfect cardigan pattern. It can be made any length and with any yarn, it has the perfect neckline, and is easy to make. I made a medium size and it fits perfectly.
A special sunny yarn surprise came in the mail this week from a very, very dear blogging friend. Little Buddy also got a book about race cars. He immediately started to read it even though we were half way through another book. Lots of reading is in store for the summer to keep his brain active. Thank you my dear friend for the surprises for both of us.
A surprise early birthday treat occurred yesterday after I picked up Little Buddy from camp. We drove to my friend Lynda's for cupcakes, presents and time to play with Susan who was down visiting from North Carolina. Little Boy had so much fun. They even had a bounce house but I can't show you those photos because it was so wet inside it from all the rain Little Buddy had to go in there with just his underpants on. He thought it was a hoot! He rolled and rolled all over it with Susan who jumped and made him bounce. He can't stand in it, but crawling and rolling were just perfect.
This photo just made me laugh at him in the bounce house. Enjoy your weekend and Father's Day tomorrow if you are celebrating or remembering your Father. It can be a difficult day for many reasons.
Have a wonderful weekend my friends.