Slice of Life early August

A quick slice of life post :)

I still want to keep on with a blogging break somewhat since I’ve not been sewing since the cat died ( on a reading binge though ) but thought to do a quick post and then get around to visiting people again :)

I am pleased to have harvested a few tomatoes ( enough for me and my family down the street ) and here are a few of the blooms around here right now…

It was not too long ago that I had posted about my middle son and family going away on vacation to the beach, and I had their dog Merle here.  Now the youngest son is away and I have Koopa, his pit bull.  I Googled something akin to “indestructible pit bull chew toys” and came up with this due to rave reviews on Amazon.

SO if any of you have a major chewer who can kill a Kong toy…I recommend this along with the others :)   GOUGHNUTS stick or ball ( I ordered the stick )

We throw it on the porch, out in the yard, and when I took him down to my sons  to play with Merle today while I was babysitting the kids, it survived tug of war and more.

Meanwhile I had my marching orders when I went down there. One of the twins ( 1st grade and still practicing her writing ) had left me a letter asking that I would make them pancakes. She had the box mix out, syrup, and even the measuring spoons. Hilarious! :)

And her mama is so organized. Here is a photo from the other day….their five and five more friends that she was babysitting that day off to see a movie at a local community event.

Later on, while 2 children went back to their parents, the rest showed up here, and we took their dog Merle and my youngest sons Koopa for a 5 block walk down to the fields behind the American Legion to run and play :)

And then for history: I think that this tweet by Trump this morning will match the Lester Holt interview so I want to record it :)

Trump on Twitter > “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!”

LOL no it is not legal and we all know that you DID know about it :)

YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY : MERLE OPENS THE BEER KEG AND OTHER ADVENTURES 

Thank you & Slice of Life ( Happier ) Since Kanga Passed

Thank you to everyone for all of the kind comments in regards to my last post about Kanga. The majority of you have all gone through the same thing with your furbabies and know what it is like.

I was kind of numb and depressed and zombie-like for a few days, even though I knew her death was imminent prior to it occuring. That and the heart wrenching stories about the immigrant children separated from their parents…so much sadness.

But this is a Slice of Life post that encompasses emotions on all spectrums this week :)

So  don’t laugh ( or go ahead ) but I was still using an iPhone 3 and it finally died at the same time as Kanga. It actually didn’t die completely….it just couldn’t access the cellular network anymore. AT & T support was wonderful….they sent me a new SIM card / lots of on-the-phone support, but in the end I had to finally bite the bullet and upgrade.

I used Cricket and got a bargain on an iPhone 6 and am adjusting to that….I took a few photos of some pretty flowers around the neighborhood on my morning walk to see how they worked out and would do in editing…

Then as many of you will know if you are immersed in sadness a distraction will help.

I hadn’t seen my youngest son or his dog Koopa for over two weeks. Koopa had played with a dog whose fancy name I don’t recall but she was a pregnant mix of mastiff and something else.  She gave him a very nasty bite wound on his cheek and ear.

The vet doesn’t sew up bite wounds due to concerns about infection so Koopa had to be treated with peroxide and antibiotic creams and my son had sent me this picture of Koopa with a cone on ( which I edited a bit ) Look at my poor baby missing me :)

Well on Thursday Koopa’s wound was scarred over and he could bring him over to cheer me up.

I don’t know it you remember but awhile ago I’d posted about this quilt. FINISHED: BOTANICAL ALBUM QUILT has all the details but here’s a collage of it.

Well,  dear friends and neighbors got engaged prior to it being finished. Upon their engagement I gave them a choice of the recently completed Scrappy Granny ( full post about Scrappy Granny HERE  )  or this Botanical quilt when it was completed.

They did love Scrappy Granny but chose to wait for the Botanical Album quilt to be completed.

This weekend was their wedding :)

I was invited but chose to be part of the support team staying behind so that my son and DIL could just go on to Harrisburg and have family watching the kids, dog, cats, house,etc.  Sometimes it is good for a marriage to just have fun with that marriage / just the two of you and friends :)

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I can assure you that their dog  Merle was spoiled here and didn’t miss them one bit :)

The happy couple that my quilt went to :) All wedding photos from my DIL :)

Again, thank you for all of your kind comments and support and I’ll catch up with you all soon :)