Sunday, October 30, 2016

Around Here

What a beautiful fall.  Shaun says it's my kind of fall because it's unseasonably hot.  He's right.  These days I am all for taking a walk with Kate after work, going bare foot, opening the windows and taking the T-tops out of my car.   


Tommy loves this weather too.

Can you find the teeny frog?

I have begun calling the little pond by our house Black Pool.  The water is always dark and it's Katie Bug's swimming pool when I don't want to walk her to the bigger ponds.

And I found these on my camera from the summer.

Oh summertime... how I will miss you.

This is the quilt that I started last year... 2015.  I finished it this summer.  It doesn't have any batting or anything... just a top layer and a bottom layer of fabric.  It is the perfect weight for summer. 

A laundry visitor.

Not too clear but what a grin!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

literally on hole at the library

Coming soon to a library shelf for me...

Well hello again!  I was just on the library website, making my requests, and thought... I used to share this stuff with my blog peeps. So I thought I would right now. 

Ghostland by Colin Dickey is a compilation of ghost stories so I've heard.  I am fourth on the list so it looks doubtful that I will get it before Halloween.

We were eating at Cracker Barrel the other day and I thumbed through Ree Drummond's cookbooks there.  So instead of buying it "yet" I will test drive it from the library.  I have loved her recipes and spunk for several years.  I'd love to see her cooking show but alas we don't have cable or fancy TV.  I'll just have to read all about it.

I have gotten hooked on M.C. Beaton's, Hamish Macbeth series... bigtime.  I first checked out "Death of a Witch" and luckily it kept my attention and I finished the book in a couple of weeks.  I like to take my time.  After I finished that one I checked out another one.  That one was Death of a Kingfisher.  I'm now on Death of a Scriptwriter and will pick up Death of a Nurse this week. 

When I was browsing for more Hamish Macbeth stories I noticed that they made a television series.  I have watched the first two seasons and will pick up the third series this week.  It is all based in a village in Scotland and the author does very well at writing in the accents.  I have found myself using words like "dinnae" and "thon".  If I start answering people with "aye" we might should worry.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

lovin right now

A few things to show what I am "lovin right now". 

Tree Hut lotion with Shea.  I buy it at Kroger and it's not real expensive but it works marvelously.

Josie Maran color stick.  I got this from QVC in a duo with face lotion.  I didn't use it much at first but now I love it.  My blush lasts all day with just a sweep up my cheeks and a little rubbin' it in.

Pure Illumination lip gloss.  My friend Kim get this fantastic lip gloss for me at her beauty supply place.  There is a mirror on the side and lights in the wand so you can always see what you're doing.  The lip gloss is fabulous too!

Poo-Pourri is a wonderful little invention.  My cousin Jennifer gave me some on a recent trip to Houston.  My favorite scent so far is Royal Flush.  It really saved us in the close quarters of our camper a few weeks ago.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

a river vacation

I recently took advantage of my new job by using PTO for the first time in years.  At the day care I never was paid for time off.  Therefore I didn't often take it.  Over the labor day weekend I took Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  To my delight my hubby did too.  We loaded the camper, hooked our river boat to it and headed to our buddy Stevie & Brooke's river lot.  It's just under an hour away.  Katie bug had her first boat ride... then wanted nothing to do with it, my friend Brooke and I got to try out my new river floats, and take it easy was our theme.  We didn't get in much of a hurry to do anything.  We ate, drank, laughed, floated, rock hunted, drank coffee and whatever else we wanted.  I am so thankful for our pals and their spot on the river.

They look like a lazy river ride at Opryland don't they :)

Shaun took this of me.  I told him it looks like I am fishing naked!

This is my new fishing lure.  It casts great but didn't catch anything.  Casting is fun though.