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Sunday, July 20, 2014

This and that...

The weather here in NE Ohio has been GORGEOUS!! We've actually had the windows open all week. Yesterday was the first time we turned on the air because it was raining and that made it somewhat humid inside and we wanted to get started on painting the bookcase.

Last weekend we spent the day with Jennifer and Dan in their neck of the woods...Toledo. Went to the zoo:


We then went to a pizza place and met Dan's parents. Real nice people.

I stopped by to visit Aunt Gert and she was telling me about one of her talents, she can actually write the alphabet upside down! I thought she was talking about backwards but nope...
Not bad for a 91 year old. I know people that age that can't write right side up LOL! 

It was kind of funny when she got out a tablet of paper and tore out a piece and then turned it upside down...because she wanted the large margin at the top when she was done!

Paul and I barbecued Friday night...

I can't remember the last time we did this alone, just the two of us.

Last night I had a knitting buddy...

Eric and Jess are having a wonderful time in VA. They went to the Lotus Garden and Botanical Gardens recently...


I miss them.

Yesterday I was chatting with Paul and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a deer in the backyard! First time since we moved in have I seen one...


Paul ran out to get this pic but didn't get to them before they ate ALL his tomato buds :(.

Toby says....
Hi! 
As always....

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Facebook helped me realize how blessed I am!

This might have been a perfect post for July 4th. Sitting here this morning and perusing Facebook like I usually do in the morning, I came across a post in my knitting group that just touched my heart. I don't know why but maybe it's because here in the United States we take something as simple as enjoying a morning cup of coffee for granted?  I will be thinking of this girl as knit....

Hey guys, I just wanted share something that happened to me yesterday.
I live in Israel and, as you might have seen on the news, the situation is pretty scary here now. There are rockets falling all the time, and when they do, a siren goes off, warning all residents in that particular area to go to a safe room (most buildings have a shelter for that). Where I live, I have a little over a minute to get there before the rocket strikes.
Anyways, last night I was working on a simple pattern, but with a lot of repetitions that I need to keep track of. The sirens went off when I was trying to count my stitches, and I have to admit, I started panicking more because I was going to lose track of the pattern than the rocket itself... lol
I ended up taking my WIP with me to the shelter and the neighbors were staring at me like I was crazy...
On a side note, I'm so thankful for being able to knit right now. It helps me keep calm and not obsess so much about the situation. When I start to worry about when the siren is gonna go off again, I try to focus as much as possible on my project, and it helps me calm down. Talk about a good therapy!

Talk about blessed!! Yes I am and I will be hard-pressed to forget that any time soon. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Lots to do besides cleaning. We got our bookshelves made for the front living room (where Dory used to live) so now we just have to prime and paint.


I think we're going to start calling this room the library. It's just hard for us to even think we have a library LOL. I have a library!! Sounds so snooty to me. Oh well.

I ordered some really cool looking Beach stitch markers for my knitting. Ooooh!


Which should arrive any day now. Can't wait to use them. Anything beach related I'm all for :)

Got my hairs cut yesterday!


I really like it. I think it will be a lot easier to take care of. I ran this morning and managed to put it up and wear a headband and it worked great! I could never run with hair on my neck, even short hair.

I got to face-time with Logan and Emmy yesterday! Wow was that fun! I miss them!

So, that's all for today! As always...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Stephen turns 33!

My little boy turns 33 today! Time sure flew by, let me tell ya! I decided to scan the scrapbook pages I did for his album many years ago, but after scanning 7 or 8 pages, I soon realized those would showcase my scrapbooking more than Steve's personality. So, here's a few pics of my son whom I love more than words can say...






That's Steve on the right.
Steve with his cousin Nicole.





I must remember to get at least one decent photo with Steve. 




As always....

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th a day later!

The 4th was rather dull for us. Not having the grands here and Jenn not being here made it pretty boring. We picked up Aunt Gert and Paul's mom Dory, both from elderly facilities. Wendy's home for the weekend so she came over and Steve came.  I had asked Paul earlier in the week if he wanted to go watch fireworks, of course he said no. Then I asked Steve and he said unless he's in NY watching them shoot off of the boats in the river, forget it. Wendy was tired from her flight the day before. Bunch of old fuddy duddies tell ya.

Funny story though, I called Aunt Gert earlier in the day to ask her if she'd like to come over for a barbecue. Now mind you she's 91. She tells me she was just going to call me and suggest we go watch fireworks later that night and bring a blanket to sit on! 91! Plus she just got out of rehab 2 days ago recovered from a fall and having a fractured pelvis. She's a little wonder is what she is! Of course by 6:00 she was tired and the fireworks suggestion was a distant memory. We had a nice cook out though and decided to go with an American tradition and we had apple pie and ice cream. Paul and I both miss Logan and Emmy something fierce.
Anyway, on a lighter note....



Way to go Madge!! As always....