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...


  1. Glad your hubby enjoyed the cards he received. Hope he continues to heal. I also could live on ice cream especially Lazy Dog!!!
    Thank you for the pretty ATC. And, I am so happy you are my friend~
    Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

  2. mouth is watering, fresh peach ice cream sounds delicious.
    Good to here DH is now well on the road to recovery and is getting out and about.

  3. I'm glad your hubby continues to improve. I always wanted an ice cream maker since I was young. Our neighbors had one. My Grandmother used to make peppermint ice cream with the leftover candy canes. The peach ice cream your Mom made sounds delicious.

  4. i LOVE ice cream which has been my downfall so until I lose all the weight that I want to, I am staying away from it. maybe some frozen yogurt...

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I never did store windows but I would love to work in a store and decorate it for Christmas. I would love to have my own little shop or space some day but that will have to wait until i retire from Nursing....


  5. Lovely looking cards and so glad to hear your hubby is on the mend. Absolutely love ice cream in the summer and I make sure I indulge often. Can't get enough of rootbeer floats right now :)

  6. Sounds like life is settling into a smooth state. I was actually thinking I needed an ice cream on my way home yesterday! I like a nice rich vanilla with maybe some bits of carmel in it.

  7. I'm so glad to hear Mr C is doing better. I wish both the best!
    I just found a recipe for coconut milk ice cream and I'm excited about trying it out. Being lactose intolerant keeps me away from ice cream most of the time. So I'm looking forward to something I can eat.

  8. Glad your Mr. C is on the mend.
    I'm an ice cream lover from way back, but guess what? My favorite is...
    vanilla! Plain and pure.

  9. I am so happy to hear Mr.C is on the mend!! I've been thinking about you both!! I was going to make him a card, because I am usually the first to do something like that, but I wasn't feeling well. It started with headaches every day for a few days, then pains, then.....wait for it....A RASH! I HAVE SHINGLES! Seriously? I mean really Sherry? I sometimes wonder if it is a joke. Am I on Candid Camera? Is Alan Funt going to come out of my closet and tell me it is a joke. Unreal. So, I am happy your work is coming along nicely, and your treasure hunt too!! My favorite ice cream is very hard to find. I LOVE coconut ice cream!

  10. Oh Ice Cream!! Nothing like it is there!!
    So glad Mr C is progressing so well. These past few weeks must have been quite stressful.
    We have clay too.It gets rock hard in Summer, but gypsum helps break up the clay, and it grows lots of things.
    Judy xx

  11. Oh yes, I do love icecream! Which flavour... gosh, there are so many, can't choose... Lemon is one of my all time favs.
    How sweet of your dear blog buddies! I'm happy to hear your dear is improving and able to do some bigger projects now.
    Sending you warm hugs and blessings from the Netherlands. ~ Wendy

  12. So glad hubby is continuing to improve...Yep, being a care giver is tough, my Mom just got out of the hospital yesterday, she had an infection and now she is staying with me...Lots of work! Lets see, ice cream...Do you know I eat it if served, but would never buy it myself...How crazy is that!! Yep, there is something wrong with me!LOL


  13. Hello Sherry,
    I am so glad to hear hubby is continuing to heal. That is just so wonderful!
    And you? Hanging in there as the "assistant". I hope you are not getting worn out from all the extra work.
    I do love ice cream as well. I find the homemade ice cream quite delicious!
    Wishing you two the best!

  14. Happy to hear that Mr. C continues to do better every day. My favorite ice cream is Mocha Almond Fudge from Baskin Robbins. I remember the trips to Thrifty for ice cream too. They were much less expensive than BR and we always got to ride on the roller coaster at the little park next door. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  15. I hope your husband continues to improve daily. I love the name of that plant, how cute!
    My favorite is peanut butter chocolate from Baskin Robbins...but now that I'm a Weight Watcher leader, I don't get it too often, lol! :) Have a great weekend!

  16. I've been doing weed patrol at my house too - and it's not fun! Of course all the time I'm outside working I want to be inside stitching. :) blessings, marlene

  17. Sweet cards from your blogging friends. Glad to hear another good report for Mr. C, keep them coming! ~Diane

  18. Oh gosh I am SO SORRY I missed that your husband wasn't well. I'm thinking of you!!!!

  19. Oh my Gosh I missed so much while I was away.
    I hope Mr. C is doing better. So sorry to hear he was ill. Give him my best!
    I so know what you mean about being a grunt (assistant). Finally my hubby's hand is starting to work again.
    Hugs Lynn


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