Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
My arms are tired. My legs are tired. My back hurts. I'm sunburned. No. Wait. I remembered the sunblock! I just feel hot. More water. But, I feel GOOD. AND my fingernails are clean. I love these gloves . . .
I've had lots of gardening gloves before, but my hands and fingernails always wound up dirty anyway. And I couldn't get my fingernails clean. I used to think it was the city dirt with gunk from the airport and all the cars. That maybe the dirt was a bit oily. But, no, country dirt doesn't come out either. And it's not like working with the horses. Your hands and fingernails get dirty then, too, but they come clean. And there's the bonus that they smell good. mmm, horsey smell. Back to the point - these gloves are awesome - I need to stock up.
Friday, May 22, 2009
So I've been doing a lot of this . . .
The good thing is that I could pick the pinwheel blocks whose points didn't meet up so nice but that I was too lazy to pull apart just for that. Now I have a reason to pull them apart!
And speaking of duh . . . I called my local quilt shop to talk to one of the owners and he wasn't in. I was told "he's in the field today". So I start thinking "Awesome. I wonder what cool quilt things a Quilt Shop owner gets to look at when they are "in the field"? An hour later, as I was digging up my garden, I think, duh, this is farm country, he's in the FIELD.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wait, I like my privacy. The cook will have separate quarters but be available for any meal. And she should get plenty of time off so she still likes her job so there will have to be at least two cooks so they can switch off.
Anyway, the cook will fix me a hot breakfast. Eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and toast buttered all the way to the edges. Or waffles with strawberries. Or a Denver Omelet (or do you say omelette?) with English Muffins. And she is going to cut my grapefruit for me: in half, and around each piece so it comes out effortlessly with a spoon, a little sugar sprinkled on it, and a cherry in the center. Just like Mom used to do.
In the mean time it's cereal, toast and orange juice. Sometimes because I'm lazy. Sometimes because I want to hurry up and get on with my day and not waste time cooking. Also, I LIKE cereal, toast and orange juice.
The cook will also be in charge of remembering to buy the orange juice.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
And the binky . . . Scott just found that in the pouch on the back of his scooter. I guess Zak stashed in there in case of emergency when he was here last week.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
From all my siblings I learned about loyalty, love, duty, charity, respect and honor.
Thanks Mom & Dad for all these wonderful teachers.
All these things you taught me too, Mom, but as you always told us, the younger ones are watching and will learn from the older ones. It also worked the other way - the olders ones learned from the younger ones. So, thanks Mom, for teaching all these things to all your children so I could learn from them.
I love you.
Happy Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Sarah finished a shirt and made several baby leg warmers . . . . little legs! I worked on my little girl quilt - those are pieces on the couch.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I like the way the quilting looks on the back.
I know loading this 12" X 15" quilt on a 10 foot frame was kind of like pulling a one horse trailer with a dually, but it's sooooo much easier to quilt this way.
That's right - the coffee pot is EMPTY! HELP!!!!!