Thursday, July 31, 2014
Our love is an endless season. I think we are now in late summer, early autumn!
It is hard to believe that 38 years have passed since that day. What we didn't know was a lot, all we knew was love. It has sustained us through all these years, and made our bond a powerful one. I still swoon when I see his beautiful brown eyes smile at me, and that happens every time we look at each other. Through great times, hard times, we manage to have a good time together. He makes me week in the knees and floats my boat...I think he likes me too. Happy Anniversary dearest. I love you so.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Small accomplishments sometimes reap great rewards. That's how I felt after washing my kitchen window over the sink. It is the one difficult window to wash in the whole house. I need to climb into the sink to reach it, but the reward is great!
Like no glass at all.
The garden is at it's peak. In a week or two the summer will start winding down. No harvest except for the lavender. I didn't do much in the garden this year except enjoy the perennials and plant a few annuals on the deck. I love the cool weather we've been having. I am part polar bear and am suited to cooler temps and less humidity.
I don't remember planting this. It was probably a gift I stuck in the ground. I smelled the fragrance before I saw the bloom. I like it much better outdoors, inside it is too overpowering. What a beauty.
And speaking of beauty... I got to play in a garden via FaceTime. I saw a piggy bank and a bridge... Pete the cat was there too. A guided tour by my babygrand. This one is, well, there are no superlatives that do justice to describe my sweetest sweet p. Thanks to my daughter Kristen, and technology, I am included in my granddaughter's life daily. For this I am so very grateful. Kris knew I'd love this photo, and suggested I share it here. Love, love, love my girls!
Even though my Susan Branch calendar says that July has thirty days...I know there are always 31 days in July. Our 38th wedding anniversary is tomorrow! We will celebrate it as we have celebrated all of our anniversaries, except one...(last year, sales meeting, grrrr) TOGETHER. The only way to celebrate our love.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day.
Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
Monday, July 28, 2014
In a couple of weeks we will be truly empty nesters. Our son Michael, (who is fully recovered from his surgery) found a job in Michigan and will be leaving us. My heart is heavy, because I am such a sentimental mope. Mike is so happy, excited and a little apprehensive. I prayed for this, his happiness, though I was not specific. I should have prayed for him to be happy in a 30 mile radius of home sweet home.;-) I am comforted by technology. I played with our sweet p. this morning. Really played while she cooked for me and Papa. We pretend all the time now, her imagination is awesome. I know that Mike won't want to spend the same kind of face time with dear old Mom and Dad, but the fact that I will see him and keep in touch with face time, phone and texts will make the separation much easier.(for Mom!) The fact that he will be just hours away is also a comfort. He has a wonderful sweetheart, Amanda who will be there for him. She makes Mike very happy. All a Mom can ask for right?
Then I found these spool cards. Treated them the same as the button cards with a double layer, a little old paper ink on the edges and wound them with some old crochet thread. Just having fun kind of work.
My dearest shared an iTunes card with me. I downloaded so many great songs, the Theme from Out of Africa, Somewhere in Time, and including a album we had when we were kids. It is called, I Love Paris by the 101 Strings Orchestra. My Dad had a thing for all things French. He spent time in France after WW II and it made quite an impression on him. These songs really take me back. I also found a song I have been looking for for years. It's called the Trumpeter's Lullaby. (I tried to attach a link unsuccessfully, but you can find it on YouTube) I had the wrong name and couldn't find it, but this song has been in my head for ages. It came to me that maybe it would be on one of Doc Severinsen's albums from Tonight Show fame, and it was. It's as lovely as I remembered it, and made me think of my Dad who loved the song too. It's so cool how when I download to my iPad it automatically loads to my phone! TECHNOLOGY!
Enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind and caring comments. It means the world to me.
Enjoy this beautiful day and Happy Thrifting!
Monday, July 21, 2014
|This is our family home in Chicago. We lived there for many years.|
It is changed from when we left 20 years ago.
Funny that both my brother and we parked as close
as possible to the old house
and walked to the Church just around the corner.
When I was young, daisies were THE flower...along with babies breath. When I saw these on our walk
it reminded me of many many happy times. You cannot help but be introspective after saying goodbye to a friend who never got to grow old. In my memory dear Ed will be forever young.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
International Space Station
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy this beautiful day.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Just a quick note...it will be 20 years in August that we moved to Palatine from Chicago. Time flies!
Much prettier using just the blue and natural tones. I tied the napkin with the grass leaves, tucked in a cool wooden fork and a seed head of grass.
Enjoy this beautiful day!
Monday, July 14, 2014
called Everything Homespun. I found it on an ad on Facebook, and the location sounded familiar.
We head up to Wisconsin often, we are only a hour or so from the state line, and my honey loves to drive to relax...So up we went. (This was weeks ago, I am a little tardy in my posting;-)
All is well at English Valley Hospital. The patient, son Michael, recovering from a tonsillectomy, is in good spirits in spite of the constant pain and discomfort. He is HUNGRY, and more than a little tired of all the soft things he is able to swallow comfortably. We are staying close to home, I hope to be a comfort to him. ;-) I am enjoying the time I have to nurse him back to health. What a special guy he is, and so grateful for our help. I love caring for my family, nothing gives me more satisfaction. Important work, don't you think?
Thanks for stopping by and for all your kind comments. I so appreciate your friendship.
Enjoy this beautiful day.