Friday, July 31, 2020

This & That

Even with the hot weather we've been having I have been truly enjoying this summer so far! We spend every night sitting on our deck enjoying the evening and watching the hummingbirds come to our feeder. The mosquitos, however have been brutal and I have more mosquito bites this year than I've ever had

All the flowers we planted are doing fantastic, also. Rich regularly waters them morning and evening and I miracle grow them every 2 weeks.  


I'm especially impressed with these petunias  I planted in the Spring. 


That look like this now! 

 
My next door neighbor gave me this zinnia plant a few days ago. It's so beautiful and has lots of buds on it yet. Too bad it's an annual plant not a perennial or I would plant it in the ground! She works at a nursery so she gets the surplus plants. It's  nice of her to share some with me! 

Chris and is friend were in town for a few days. He left early this morning and I already miss him! 


One good thing about having guests is the guest room gets a good cleaning! This room usually has a bunch of junk on the bed and the box with the Christmas tree sitting on top of the cedar chest. I would like to leave it this way but unfortunately everything will make it's way back in there eventually! 

He enjoyed spending time with Maxwell and Levi. 


Here he is with Maxwell looking at a coloring book. I was busy enjoying having both my kids in the same house so I didn't take many pictures! 


Here's Levi being goofy with his mom! He's such a little ham!!

That's about it for now.

Until the next time..stay safe and stay well!



Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Days Move Along

I figured when I retired the days would move fast but I didn't realize they would fly by like they are! Or it could be just that Summer always seems to go so fast!

Anyway, I go to Shauna's at least 1-2 times a week and she brings the boys over at least once every week. 


We bought a little pool so they can play outside and Nonnie can keep her feet cool while they play! 




My friend and I went to an estate sale last week at a house not too far from us. Someone was an avid collector of Hot Wheels cars and there were hundreds of them in this one room! I would have bought a bunch for the grandsons but they were asking way too much for them! I think they were probably rare and collector editions! 


It was a very nice house but the the best part was the backyard and pool area! It was huge and absolutely beautiful! I wish I had taken more pictures! 

We borrowed Shauna and Brad's power washer and washed our house finally. We meant to do it last year but never got around to it. I believe this is the first time it was ever power washed and it was pretty dirty! It took us 2 days. 


Can you see the difference in the gutter above Rich's head?


I like they way the sun was shining through the mist in this picture! 


Lastly, I tried a recipe for low carb noodles and it wasn't too bad. They are made with 2 eggs and 1 oz. cream cheese blended and baked . They were pretty good but not something I would like without some kind of sauce or gravy on them. Not a bad substitute for pasta, though.

That's about it for me for now. Tomorrow we may make our yearly journey to Bronner Christmas Store in Frankenmuth to get the personalized ornaments for the boys. 

Until the next time...stay well and stay safe.