Wednesday, July 27, 2016

happy wednesday . . .



Our Summer temperatures are up around 105 - 109 degrees this week.  Since I really like the heat I don't let it stop me from walking.  I may not walk as far . . . I drink a lot of water . . . and use plenty of sunscreen.  I walked about 3 miles yesterday. The area I was in is all new housing developments - only a few signs of the more rural area it used to be.  I do believe I liked it better before.  I don't think vegetables are sold at this spot any longer . . . I almost wanted to ask them if I could have the "TOMATOES" sign. 
JOY in the small stuff!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunday Funday!








Walking around Old Town is always a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon . . . even when the temperatures are over 100.  Tomorrow's high is predicted to be 108.  I don't mind our Summer weather . . . although I do have to get out early if I am going to walk or ride my bike.  Our Sunday afternoon of antique stores was cut a little short . . . we decide lunch and a cold drink was needed.  I think I drank a whole pitcher of iced tea.

GOOD THINGS THIS WEEK!
1.  Reading . . . and more reading!  
2. Helping my friend Julie organize her house . . . We are getting quite a bit done, but also get easily distracted.  Today as we were working on her kitchen . . . we decided to make cookies.
3. Taking the braids out of Charlotte's hair . . . she loved it!
4. Riding my bike
5. Antique stores and lunch with Richard
6. Still on Summer break!
7. Taking pictures
8. Painting
9. Seeing Charlotte's face light up when she got the "fat cat" toy she wanted in her Happy Meal.
10. Seeing Richard's face when she asked if he would get her McDonald's and if he could get the "fat cat toy" . . . like he could tell her no.  

JOY IN THE SMALL STUFF!

playing with charlotte . . .




I had to give in and let her play games on my phone while we did the braiding.  
She had to put on a princess dress when we took the braids out.  
It is always fun playing with Charlotte.

Friday, July 22, 2016

fun with index cards . . .

 I was a little impatient with this card . . . but I like the idea.  


 This one was just a card that I tried paint, brushes, and pens on.  I liked the way it looked so decided to include it as one of my ICAD cards.  

happy weekend!



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

wandering with Lily , , ,







I picked up Lily yesterday and what a great afternoon.  
Walking . . . frozen yogurt . . . that park . . . her chatting about everything . . . drawing . . .
popcorn and root beer when we got home . . . it was a good day!
PEACE ~ LOVE ~ LILY


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

coffee and cards . . .

I get behind on posting my index cards.  I am actually just behind on posting anything . . . 
I thought I better put something up here. 
 My mom left this past weekend and it has been sort of quiet with her gone.  I am still off work . . . I am beginning to believe I get more accomplished when I am in a routine and going to work - (if that makes sense) . . . since when I am working I always seem to complain that I need more time.  I tend to be a mess of contradictions though always.  
(I am pretty sure it is both why I make Richard crazy and also why he loves me.) 
 . . . I guess I just need to embrace that - whether I am working or on vacation.  
I had a plan to go into work today to get a couple of things done.  I am putting that off until tomorrow.  
I think I am going to go pick up Lily . . . and we may just wander today!









Wednesday, July 13, 2016

button magnets


I found some pins made out of buttons that my Aunt Sue made.  I decided to make magnets out of them.  Beer tabs and buttons . . . I will think of my aunt every time I look at them.  

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

quick post . . .

Shopping with Charlotte . . . always fun!
This one loves to shop!

 A few cards from last week.  I am a little behind, but working on getting caught up.  
My mom is still visiting and I am making the most of the time she is still here.  She leaves the end of this week and I am already dreading saying good bye.  


I had to make cream puffs while mom was here.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

early morning . . .

I have way to much on my mind lately. 
It has helped to get up early and enjoy the quiet of early morning. 
Sometimes I wish that time of day could last just a little bit longer.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

happy tuesday . . .



 I think I am glad the holiday weekend is over . . . even though holiday weekends are fun.
Family, fireworks, homemade pie . . . 
This week is going to be full of relaxing, creating, and being good to myself. 
HAPPY TUESDAY!