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 :)


Slice of Life : End of June

I haven’t quilted or appliqued or done a thing in regards to that hobby since the cat died last Wednesday. I suppose because she was such an integral part of it all…

Rather, I just decided to go in search of some ‘light summer reading’.  I decided on the “Mitford” series by Jan Karon.  I had a few of them and the local library has the titles to fill in what I did not have, in addition to all of the newer ones…

Out of curiosity I checked to see what my Slice of Life was in regards to what was I sewing / doing last year at this time…..

I was finishing up the quilting on Scrappy Granny…

but I was also immersed in some summer reading : ) I was going through this series from the library …

I read FAR more in the summer when I can sit out on the front porch and read in natural light.

Meanwhile sitting out on the back porch the other night, with storm clouds scudding across the sky, I managed to capture this shot of the moon :

My middle son and wife and kids are off to the beach for a week and I have their dog Merle.  Merle is half Rottweiler and half Lab.

I am very attached to him…here he was as a little Christmas gift puppy for the children a few years ago :)

Daisies, Day Lilies etc are in bloom around here right now along with the Trumpet Vine on the side of the house ..

and the Orange Cone Flowers in the front…

I am in Southwestern PA. While my son’s family has gone south to Myrtle Beach, we are in the middle of a heat wave with temperatures that will be higher here  than where they are.

In this little bungalow, dated back to 1917, I have steam heat and no whole house air. I have A/C units in the dining room and living room and then walk into a 100 degree galley kitchen. If I want to turn on the microwave or oven in the kitchen I have to turn off the A/C in the dining room. At some point during the evening I have to turn off all A/C downstairs in order to run the A/C upstairs in my bedroom.

I JUST had my son install these A/C units yesterday….we have had two heatwaves prior to this week’s but they were only for 2-3 days with cool-offs arriving after that. I see no cool-offs in the immediate forecast and am already ready for fall :) I am not a person that likes the heat :) Anything over 72 degrees is too hot for me!

I am probably going to ‘BLOG BREAK” for awhile after this :)

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