Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Handmade Cards & Plantings...
What a wonderful surprise I had when I recently gathered my mail at the local post office box. These were addressed to Mr. C and I rushed right home to have him open them. He was very surprised to get mail from my blogging friends. Thank you so very much for brightening our day and for helping Mr. C get well. I put a little something in the return mail for each person. Thank you to Annie, Dawn, Dogwood and Paulette.
Mr. C is continuing to gain strength and he is now able to accomplish one major task each day before he runs out of steam and hits his pain level. He is working on a big project for the Bub Streamliner that has held world records at Bonneville. This year he is fine tuning and prepping all the wind-speed stations for the 10 mile course for the meet to be held in latter August. I have been driving us and helping him with this task. Hmmm...that could be why you don't see anything clever or creative from me and my rooms lately. Being an assistant (sounds so much better than "grunt") is taking most of my time of late. I am still sorting and finding lots of supplies in my studio. I am rather enjoying the treasure hunting.
The rest of my time you might find me outside doing weed detail. I hate bark that we put down years ago and so when I come across it I "accidentally" gather it up in my debris piles and chuck it in the hefty bags. I would much rather have plain old dirt (ours is red clay soil) to deal with rather than the bark that harbors weeds, mold and insects. YUCK!!! This newest greenery Mr. C planted before his accident is known as Sweet Box. I am hoping the deer do not wish to eat it since we planted it out front by the raised porch entry to the house.
We actually planted four of them and so far they are looking pretty good. Nice and green. Now to get them to grow and fill in this space. These photos are before the weeds took hold and I must get out there and utilize my amazing detailed de-weeding skills.
Our weather continues to be glorious! Blue skies, sunlight, white puffy clouds and a gentle cooling breeze. Gosh it sounds as delightful as it really is. Triple digits are predicted for three days this week. Until then I am busy doing what little bits I can do.
May you each be enjoying either Summer or Winter depending on where you are. July is officially the month to celebrate ice cream so I think I shall go and do my bit to honor my favorite food. I could honestly live on ice cream. Our family grew up eating ice cream and I still love it. My mom would always make home made ice cream in August complete with us kids turning the handle while the ice and salt did the freezing. I think fresh peach was one of my very favorites that she made. We also got to go to Sav-On and Thrifty for ice cream cones. But the very best most special treat was to go to Curries for a sugar cone filled with ice cream. That was up-town in Downey CA and expensive so it didn't happen very often and that is probably why it was so special.
Thank you for indulging my travels down memory lane.
Do you like ice cream? What flavor is your favorite?
Find and enjoy the best of everyday...especially the tiny moments of bliss...