The Twelve Mits of Christmas

For the first Mit(ten) of Christmas, my dear friend gave to me, her fave pattern on Ravelry. Since I have been an absent blogger over the summer, I needed an interesting re-entry story. On Monday, the story was “cast” in motion, Tuesday formed the writing pattern and Wednesday the first blog post. The story is … Continue reading

Summer Saturday To-Do Lists

Summer Saturday mornings are an absolute gift.  This morning, the clouds are thick, the southern breeze is cooling and the songbirds are singing in the tree lines as if competing for first place.   As Abbie and I walked this morning, my mind started compiling a to-do list for the day.  I have the WHOLE day to myself … Continue reading

Why I garden

The weekend is over and the garden looks fabulous. It has been weeded, tilled, tied up, watered and all but wrapped in a bow. My hands are sore, my arms and legs are a bit sunburned and my body senses muscles not recently used. As I worked, I allowed my mind to wonder and relax. … Continue reading

Oh my, The “I”

I am into apps on the new iPhone. Yesterday, I finally got WordPress downloaded. Here are a couple of “Morning Sky” images from yesterday’s walk. Stay tuned for more i-posts!

In memory of Dad

Yesterday morning as Abbie and I walked, we saw beautiful wild roses blooming on both sides of the road.  As our day included a celebration of Mom’s birthday, I had been thinking about what type of flowers to put in Mom’s birthday bouquet.  As we walked and continued to see more wild roses, memories of Dad came … Continue reading

Our little piece of heaven

I am having way too much fun with the Panoramic option on my camera.  When Abbie and I went walking this morning, I thought it looked like rain, so wanted to capture an image of the clouds.  Sure enough, we got soaking wet as we ended our walk back to the house.  It was a … Continue reading

Moving on up…

After dropping my phone in the water (again) last week and fighting with the “end call” and “send” buttons that only worked if I opened the keyboard, I decided it was time to move to the next level of technology – the smart phone.  I did my due diligence and started with online research, completed an online chat with … Continue reading

Writing on the restroom walls

Last Saturday, we celebrated a successful trip to the Wahoo Thrift Store bag sale and friendship at our favorite place to eat in Wahoo, NE – Chips Restaurant and Bar. Our standard process is to wash our hands after the bag sale and before ordering our meal.  Merry went first, and left me a note on the lady’s room chalkboard.  … Continue reading

Eagles for the Eagle Scout

Sunday, June 2, 2013, my nephew, Kyle will receive his Eagle Scout Award.  For his Christmas ornament gift this year, we gave him an Eagle Scout cookie cutter with the promise that I would make Eagle cookies for his ceremony. My cousin, Michelle, offered to help.  Offer accepted.   She brought extra sprinkles,  Crisco for the frosting, a … Continue reading

What do you do with them?

Radishes are an unsung hero of the vegetable garden.  I plant them in the same rows as cabbage, kale, beets, spinach, kohlrabi, etc. They sprout early, so help to break the ground for more delicate plants, then they provide safe harbor for them in the early days.  They grow quickly and abundantly.  My favorite variety is the “Cherry Belle,” … Continue reading