Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August Already!

Wow, the summer is flying by!  We have been so busy and every time I think things are settling down, I'm wrong.

My favorite Resurrection Lilies are blooming!

Dottie Dog and the grand-doggers, Hollie and Skye, always want treats.  

Hollie helping weed the zucchini patch

Hollie says swimming is the best part of summer!


Hollie has been my shadow and I call her my gatekeeper because she's always between me and the way out of where ever I am.  When her puppy hyperactivity isn't in overdrive, she is a really sweet girl.  I'm amazed at how smart she is and how fast she learns.

I have been stitching, but I can't show it yet.  My fingers aren't back to working like they used to and I don't know what I was thinking when I chose 40 count fabric.  I'm managing, but stitching on the 40 count fabric is frustrating me.

Hubby and I will soon be leaving to visit our youngest who is now many states away from us.  Since we're driving, I'm hoping to see some sights along the way.

Stay Safe!



Monday, July 18, 2016

Not Able to Reply

Update:  Thanks for your comments, but the email problem I'm having is new.  Even if I compose a new email message instead of replying to a message, I'm still getting the delivery failure notification :(

Not sure what's going on with Google and Yahoo, but I'm getting a delivery failure notification for every comment I have replied to.

Anyone else having the same problem?


Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Been A While

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe it's already the middle of July!

I'm still wearing the brace and doing therapy on my arm and wrist.  Regaining my strength and mobility has progressed much slower than I'd like.

I've only been able to hold a needle for short periods.  I started an ornament, but since I am only able to do a few stitches at a time, I haven't worked on it much.

I've also tried to crochet a little.  It's easier to hold a crochet hook than it is to hold a needle, but still not something I'm able to do for very long.

COMMISSIONING & GRADUATION

DePaul University ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 

First Salute with Uncle John 

Graduation Ceremony 

The Commissioning Ceremony was the first time I've seen my daughter in her dress uniform.  
It was another one of those "mom moments" that brought me to tears.

A new Army Officer and her new-to-her truck
(notice how big Hollie is and she was only 5 months old when this pic was taken) 





Hollie loves her pool and getting wet!

We were vacationing last week.  Lots of deer came to eat the mulberries from the neighbor's tree.  
The first few times the deer came, Hollie only barked at them.
The deer are amazingly silent and tame.  
We wouldn't realize they were nearby until Hollie would bark.
Dottie Dog didn't bark at the deer, but watched them intently.

Curious Critters! 

This deer is as curious about Hollie as she is about it.  
They would get within feet of each other, back away, come back together, 
back away and then get close to each other again.  

Not much else to share with you -- kind of hard to believe considering how busy we've been.

Whatever season you're in right now, I hope it's going well for you.

STAY SAFE!