Mid-May This & That

As I was going through photos and thinking to work on a blog post late Friday afternoon, thunder was rumbling in the distance. A brief shower and that was it ( thus far, anyway ). We went through the same pattern yesterday.

I am a firm believer that May and June should be nice and balmy with temperatures no higher than 70 degrees. I should not have to swelter in close to 90 degree weather for days on end Mid-May.  Well too bad…that’s how it has been around here lately :)  I had to watch the grands for awhile on Thursday and I almost jumped in with my clothes on :)

The last week or so has been full of ‘babysitting’ here and there…a sleepover, picking Brent up after school…going down for an hour or so when needed ; what-have-you.

Mothers Day weekend had us at a work party in regards to the boys dads’ house on Saturday and then a highlight of Sunday was when friends came over with their two children and their new baby…just four days old! So precious.

It was not all that long ago that I finished up my Stars and Spools quilt and it has gotten plenty of use since then.

“AND that is exactly just where I want that dog”, says Kanga….”Sleeping and not chasing ME around”

With the leg injury that I had awhile back, I had to take it easy and given that we had so much rain over the last two months, the weeds in my garden area out back ( and everywhere that I want to plant ) were out of control.  I have been trying to work on these beds a bit each morning now.  I also had some containers and one was horribly cracked. I emptied its soil into a bed and put it and another little pot next to the fence on the other side of the yard…intending to put it into the garbage cans later.

Koopa, my youngest sons dog was outside later on barking like crazy!  At these pots! And jumping back and shaking all over as if they might come alive and move on him! I was just cracking up…ran in for my phone…

I must admit that I have not been visiting blogs in the last week or so in the way that I usually do…it seems that when I get onto the Internet and the news that I just get caught up in the news cycle ….the political stories of the last week just hit one after another after another. I am so tired of it.

It seems as if this president has been here for 1000  years versus 100+ days, lol. And listening to him in a press conference with the Columbian president saying Cocoa versus Coca over and over again…last month he could not pronounce Nazi ….( He said Nah-Zee over and over again )  I just cringe. I am so embarrassed for this country. Granted most voters felt that we did not have a good choice either way…but this is the result now.

Well, hand-quilting is calming and thank goodness that I have a quilt project that soothes me. Stitch by stitch when I sit down with it the news drops away a bit…

I finished up one block, then another and have moved on to a third this week.

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33 Responses to Mid-May This & That

  1. Juliana says:

    So glad to see a post from you. I enjoy your writings very much.

  2. Karen says:

    love to see the quilting – you are so blessed to have your grands so near you to see when you want! yardwork has a way of getting out of control when you take a couple weeks or a month off from it doesn’t it. Our weather has been cooler for the most part then normal for May as we usually are well into the 80’s by now – but of course today it was a very humid 81 that felt more like 90 – storms coming back in though and well be lower than normal for the next 7 days or so – such unusual weather.

  3. We had three inches of snow yesterday and freezing nights. It is wreaking havoc on our garden and a ton of the trees in our town lost large limbs. 90 degrees is excessive, but I sure enjoyed the 80 degree weather we had last week. I am cuddling up and binding quilts and have a date with hot bubble bath tonight!

  4. Margie Miller says:

    You do lovely work on your quilts. I couldn’t agree with you more about our present president. Too many people voted with their emotions and not their brains. I wasn’t crazy about Hillery either but at least she has a brain…and a good one.

  5. Kyle says:

    Your grands are so fortunate to have you as an intricate part of their lives and I know you feel the same way with them in yours.

  6. Karen Beigh says:

    Looks like your quilt is being enjoyed by non-humanoids (I don’t know that is a word). I wonder why dogs and cats are so drawn to out quilts.

  7. Nana Diana says:

    It’s so nice to see a post from you and catch up a bit. I have had grands non-stop for the last couple of weeks, too. A sick one here, a busy one there, recitals, pageants, etc. However, it has been cold here-not hot-so inside stuff has not been too bad.

    Your quilt is lovely and looks like it is well-loved by a beloved pet….and, speaking of pets, was there something hiding under the pot he was barking at….like a mole, or mouse or something? That is the first thing I thought of. lol

    Have a wonderful weeekn

  8. Nana Diana says:

    Whooops-hit send too soon. That was -Have a wonderful WEEKEND….xo Diana

  9. Priscilla says:

    I SO totally agree with your views re: our ??President..I’m so sick & tired of his ignorant antics.
    As for your quilting, well that’s very uplifting!!! Hope you’re finally feeling better.

  10. Kim says:

    90 and sunny for two days here and then 50 and rainy this weekend. Boo…I prefer 90 and sunny by the pool! ;) Enjoy the weekend!

  11. Judy Miller says:

    We had that terrible heat for 3 days and now–the last two days, have to have the furnace on and doors and windows closed. I am so tired of the News also–even though I HAD to vote for him, I dislike him.

  12. We had 90’s for three days this week but now it’s back in the 60’s where it belongs. The kids all look good, that dog is nuts, :-), and I gave up watching or reading national news. My life is better for it. Glad you are well on the way to full recovery and are back at your beautiful stitching. :-)

  13. Barbara Borowy says:

    And you weren’t embarrassed by Obama and the way he pronounced Marine corpse rather than Marine Corp? I guess you chose your political side so you don’t mind dissing mine. Please unsubscribe me. I could cite many other instances about our former president that have shamed our country but I’ll leave it at that.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Barbara the email subscription is something that I’ve no clue how to ‘unsubscribe’ set up long ago with Feedburner, sorry. I respect your opinion and feedback, though. I will have to Google that about Obama. However I will say that no matter how much you might like a person it does not mean that they are up to a certain task. This sitting President is not up to his task.

      Meanwhile a FB friend researched this :) Obama didn’t say “Marine Corpse,” as the author claims. Instead, he pronounced “Navy [hospital] corpsman” just as it looks, with a “p” and an “s.” Hospital corpsmen are enlisted Navy medical specialists, and also serve with the Marines, who do not have their own medics. Dictionaries list two different pronunciations of “corpsman,” one with an “s” or “z” sound (Merriam-Webster) and one without (Dictionary.com and Oxford Dictionaries), but neither includes the “p.”

      In my mind that was a mistake but an understandable one. To not be able to pronounce the word Nazi is amazing…and when you are meeting with a president of a country and addressing the issue of cocaine then you should have done your homework between cocoa and coca. Lazy and winging it and going golfing 22 times since being inaugurated at taxpayers expense is not the way to do this job.

      • Joyce says:

        Every past president has goofed on pronunciations. Remember George W and “nuclear”? But those were errors of momentary oversight – not blatant and arrogant ignorance like we are currently witnessing on a near daily basis.

    • I can’t imagine anyone embarrassing us more than Trump. Or manage to get into so much trouble in so little time.

    • Joyce says:

      I can think of more that DIDN’T shame our country!

    • Deb says:

      Barbara – in the e-mail notification there is an unsubscribe option. Hit that and you should be fine.

  14. Kitsy Keel Smith says:

    Debra, please do not stop writing because one person appears to be a racist. So many people hated O’bama for no other reason than that he was a black man. Shame on them. He has more dignity in his little finger that our clown president has in his whole body.

  15. Deb says:

    So glad you are able to help out with your grands… as a Mom I know how much that helps us parents out to have someone able and willing to step in and watch or pick up when needed.
    Your blog = your views =) (happen to agree too! might be time to stop watching or reading the news … too depressing) So happy Kanga can rule the roost now that doggie has his quilt for sleeping.

  16. Your photos are so compelling Deb. They’ve always been wonderful, but I’ve seen a great improvement in them these last few months.

    I agree about the weather. May and June should not be allowed to be warmer than 75!

    Beautiful quilts as always…


  17. Such beautiful photos! Glad to see your finished quilt is getting well used already! Enjoy your relaxing hand stitching today!

  18. Deanna Weiler says:

    Funny dogs…mine will take to barking at things too! Love the stitches you are putting into the hand quilting!

  19. POTUS does some of the stupidest things. I’m all the time reading online how people in other countries are laughing at him. Thus us. Embarrassing to say the least. I can’t believe he made it through college.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      I have wondered about the college thing as well, Brenda! He seems to be on the level of a 4th or 5th grader at best sometimes!

  20. CathieJ says:

    I love the grands and pup picks. It seems you made the perfect pooch quilt. I agree that the news right now is just so hard to read and watch. I often feel like I am in a state of despair.

  21. Melanie says:

    It’s too early to have temps that hot! We’ve been quite the opposite here in northern IL…nothing but rain or dreary skies and highs in the 50’s. It’s been more like April. I always enjoy seeing the antics of the grandpups and grandkids ~ how blessed all of you are to live so close to one another!

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