Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's Still Summer...

   My daughter Karen sent me some photos of her sunflowers.
  They are so pretty. I love sunflowers but I don't grow them. I told  her to save the flower heads for the birds to eat the seeds.
  Those three roses bloomed fully this week.
 The black eyed Susans are doing well in one bed and just pitiful in another.
  I like these ,kind of in the shade.
  The petunias are still going strong but wilt quickly in the sun, at times.
  I am amazed at how these took over the little pots I put them in. LOL
  I loved this bright red petunia with the yellow marigolds. I think I'll do more of these next year.
 Pretty skies and sunshine. The corn is as tall as it's going to get here, I think.  I have seen some browning at it's base. This was a beautiful week . I have been busy but enjoying most of it.  Ted has golfed a couple days.
  Have you , any of you noticed the north sides of your house? Or your neighbors? Everywhere I look I see green mold or mildew. I do not remember ever seeing this growing up. Some homes are blackish green all the way to the roof. This worries me. I wonder if it bothers people with allergies.
  We did not have it on our house...we do get plenty of breezes to keep it dry here. But I could see just the hint of something on our siding....So we washed the back of our house with a bucket of bleach and soapy water. . Used a long handled scrub brush. Ted and I took turns scrubbing and hosing the soap off and wetting down anything on the ground, to dilute  the soapy water.  Then we wash the sides, and came around the front. We washed the porch front, the rest of the front was good. So we actually washed 3/4 of the whole house.
  Honestly working together made it go quickly and it's done and looks great. You know that old saying, many hands make light work. So glad we can work together. LOL.
  Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. XO

Monday, August 7, 2017

Flowers & School....

  Kathy's rose bush has bloomed some more. This looks to be perfect.
  This rose bush is my daughter's and I keep it here for her. It is blooming in groups of three this summer.
 The mums are also blooming. I do not know why  but I always feel it's too soon.
  This is one of my favorite colors in mums.
 Poor Emma...it looks like she just can't believe it's time to finish getting ready for classes today.  She is in the 8th grade this year.  Actually, she didn't want her picture taken...because she and her best friend had not yet decided what tops to wear today. Oh my, can you even believe it.? She has her pj top in this photo.:):)  I wish all the children a great year, yours and ours.
 We had a cool weekend. Some clouds, rain and sun...a bit of it all.  This week the temperatures will climb back up into the 80's.  A week of August has gone already. Wishing all of you a great new week. XO

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Weekend, Cool Outside....

   This was the sky last night as the sun set. It was a cold windy day here yesterday. This Saturday morning it's 58 degrees as I get this post together.
  Some sun as evening arrives, Friday.
  This was Thursday. Heavy rains for about 20 minutes. Thunder during the night. Our lawn needed the rain.  The corn across the road is about 9 feet tall now.
  And Mr. Big is still walking the beach. LOL.
  Max with his mommy. I wonder where he got that sweet smile. :):)
 Max's baby brother Luke....ready to take on the world. The children will be home soon from their Florida vacation. I need some hugs from the babies.:):)
  Grandma Gigi will be home also this weekend.  This is Sierra, with her mom, Angie, and aunt Lizzy(Gigi to Max and Luke)  Angie and Liz will be home this weekend...school starts this coming week in our area.
  Emma and her dad Matt, went to King's Island in Cincinnati...for a day of play. They are riding the Beast roller coaster, sitting in front here.....it almost proved to be too much for Matt.  Emma said he was a bit queasy after that ride.
   While others play and have fun...I look at pinterest. LOL  I found the perfect shirt for me.  Well yes, please, Make me coffee and take me junkin'.  So me. The company selling this was (ducttapeanddenim)
   This is the beach at Lake Michigan , where Kathy went one day this week and is heading back this weekend.  Kathy must have been a fish in another life...she is lured to the water.
 
 This is my vacation spot... The dentist office.  I go back twice this month, to have one crown removed, the tooth prepped and a new crown put on......Someone has to help pay for this ugly furniture. LOL. Honestly it's always clean at my dentist, but zzzzz....till I hear that drill. I can get goose bumps on my scalp just hearing that drill.
   Hope all of you are having a beautiful weekend. XO

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Vacations.....

  Max is away on vacation in Florida.
 Luke went along to keep him company. This hat is so funny on him.  He wasn't allowed in the sun, I am sure.
  Max is really walking the beach. I laugh, wondering if he is watching his shadow or enjoying the sand on his shoes. The boys are in Florida with their parents ( Lynzie & Mark), an aunt and uncle , and cousins.
   Grandma Gigi went with her sister Angie to Tampa to spend some time with Sierra (Angie's daughter).  Everyone is cramming in some vacation days of fun and play. Emma stayed home with her father to go to Kings' Island.


 This is Savannah, Jeff (dad) , Skylar and Maisy (Skylar's Girlfriend) They went to King's Island, an amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Skylar , Maisy, and Savannah hanging around a dinosaur. Some statues in the park.
  Savannah, Karen (my daughter), Skylar, and Maisy.
 This looks like a T-Rex....Honestly if I came across this in the trees, I would probably jump. I think Karen's family totally enjoyed their two days in Cincinnati.
  Daughter Kathy had a day trip to Lake Michigan. Sorry, I forgot to post her picture. So all my daughters are  squeezing in some fun times before school starts . The grandkids have had some fun days away also.
  I am bummed, I only got to go to the dentist today. Had x-rays and a cleaning. Then the dentist came in to check...and says," There's a crown that needs to be taken off and replaced."  Gaaaaa...why?? I know some of you remember my sensitive root canal of last year. It finally stopped hurting after a second root canal on the same tooth.  But then again I do not eat on that side if I can help it. Two more days in the dentist chair this month of August. :(
  Wishing all of you some fun days this month. Our state fair is starting soon. XO

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I Need More Hours....

  I need more hours in my day or at least my weekend. My daughter Kathy came home for 3 days. It was her class reunion. Her rose bush bloomed for her , a rose for each day she was here. :):)
  Today we spotted this katydid. I did not get a very good photo, for fear it would jump on me, look at it's prickly  feet. Kathy spent time with her sister and best friend while she was home...then today we had some time with her. We ate lunch at Mc Allisters.
  Then a quick trip to goodwill. Where Kathy bought a pot to make into a lamp. I bought this little cat..he's so cute but what ever he was to lean on was missing. He's a salt shaker.:):) Cost a dollar.
  Saturday, Ted and I went to Lizzy and Matt's house. Here's good old boy Sam. in the garage.
  This is Katie, a puppy that Emma was taking care of for family friends. Such a cute puppy and sharp puppy teeth. He chewed on my arm and Liz's toe. 
 Layla showed up wearing a cute dress with a dog on the front and brought along her own stuffed puppy.
  I just love to hug her and listen to her laugh.

  Then I got photos of Samson the rooster and his chickens..
  They were in Liz's flowers under the bird feeders. Probably eating anything on the ground.
   This is the creeping juniper that Ted cut out of a backyard flower bed.  It had some long roots.
    The border rocks I dug out and piled up.
 Ted tilled the bed and it looks like this today. We have yet to decide what we want to plant.  I am thinking of taking the little beach fencing and putting it by the pond. We got a lot done this past week and weekend. But still could have had more done with more time. It will happen soon enough, I guess.
   Hope all of you had a great weekend and good weather. That was a huge plus for me this weekend. Opened the windows for fresh air. Love that.  Here's hoping for a fun week...although Ted and I both have dental appointments for cleanings and x-rays. Wishing you a good week. XO

Friday, July 28, 2017

Our Boys....

  Daddy (Mark) is holding Luke, after Luke had his labs. Luke  will be needing a vitamin with iron , to help him with his Cystic Fibrosis.
 Mommy (Lynzie)  , is holding Max , as he gets the sweat tests to see if he has Cystic Fibrosis also. The purple and red wraps are the tests being done. Good news Max tests were normal. He does not have  C.F.
 My daughter Liz (grandma Gigi) and Max celebrate by cuddling.
 Later at home both boys are happy on their blanket.  There will be more testing in Luke's future . For now he is  doing great.  A big relief for all of us. Thanks for the prayers, everyone.
 Here's the boys' aunt Emma.  She has gone to the dogs....it sure appears to be so. She sent this picture of herself  dog sitting for some friends. I hope they got their dog back from her.  :):)
   This week went by quickly to me.  Three days left in this month, my head is spinning at how fast July came and went. The fact that some schools are starting doesn't help. Emma, Savannah, and Skylar go back on August the 8th.  Wow, my siblings and I would be crying if it were us during our school days. LOL 
   We are to have some nice weather, maybe a pop up shower here and there today. Wishing all of you a great weekend. XO