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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ouch




Oh dear, I hurt my back by just bending at the waist. How is that even possible? Getting older is not a treat, it's true you can't be a wimp when it comes to aging. I'm trying to age gracefully but it's not easy. Everyday there is a new ache, a new creak, a new wrinkle and now another new pain! I can put up with most things but I'm finding I'm not much good at not being able to get out and about. Too many days in the house and I become quite unbearable, sad and lonely.  I'm definitely a people person,  love to chat and help others......so if I'm not feeling well, things do come to a halt.   :   (
I have a doctors appointment tomorrow, on a Saturday of a long weekend, so I hope I can get some relief and pain medication for the lower back spasms. I will be seeing a PA (physicians assistant), I can't remember the last time I have seen my real GP. I have nothing against PA's at all but it would be nice to get the doctor you started off with in the first place (once in a while). Boy, I'm on a roll. I know, not my usual voice but I'm in pain.  To think I went to a zumba class two days ago and yesterday walked 2 miles and then bent to pick up an empty box and now I'm incapacitated. Ok, I know it could be so much worse and I certainly know that, so I will stop and count my blessings.

How 'bout a few pictures


Remember this doggy, "Betty"  We had a visit from her and her mommy, our daughter Leslie!
Lots of fun and Jack had a playmate❤️
Jack loves other dogs and they love him, he is always the Big Brother!

                                                   Hi, Betty's Mom




                               The calves found a shady spot, way far away from the barn area




                                           So lovely, so blessed to have farm animals down my dirt road




                                                      Look what caught me on our walk


                                                                       Thistles    
                                                               They got Jack too



    
                  This piggy just had 11 piglets, but not visible, they are in the barn. DARN



And the tan one just had 7 piglets. I know it's such a tease to not see the piglets.....it's a tease for me also. I think I have to time it with the farmer to get in the barn. But I won't be walking this weekend :(



Lastly a photo of my early June Flower Basket that is still doing so well. I'm really in love with the colors and the combination of the plants I chose to plant in it this year. Normally my baskets fizzle out by now.



                                                        
                                                                   ONE MORE




"I Spy" a slipper toe



Well, it's time to rest and lie flat. Doctor's visit got canceled by me, I'm going to wait till Monday and just rest up. I have some pain meds. but for now I'm sticking with Advil.  Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend and thanks so much for visiting me. I know I will really enjoy your comments this weekend. Be back soon, September here we come. YIKES!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

July/August

Where has the time gone? Two week vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Home and family visits that is where!
We had a lovely time on vacation, lots of sunny weather, we were so fortunate. We played golf, ate out a lot, did some home projects, beach walks, and lots of reading! I love to read on vacation a true sign of vacation. Discovered a new author Jojo Moyes, Me before You, what a great book and a tear jerker too. Loved her book and can't wait to read her others.  Read Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand, very good summer beach book, another new author for me Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling, great detective mystery book. I will be reading the sequel Silkworm after my daughter is through with it!
Now I 'm reading Big Little Lies, by Liane Morianty so far really great, same author from The Husbands Secret a great read!

Well, we were so excited to have our two granddaughters and daughter here for a few days after getting home from MV. We hadn't seen them  for a while so I was more then ready. Elisabeth (Lizzy) just turned 6 years old so we had a birthday party and not just any "B" party, a red, white and blue party at Lizzy's request! So I looked for all the right colors for the decorations and I think she was more then pleased. We had spaghetti and meatballs also requested and a special cake from our local bakery, Hanover's double fudge!

                                                    Dining room/party room



                                      Special birthday cake and I hope a good wish come true!



                                  Lots of balloons, we were afraid they would pick her UP!



We had a great hike one day, a museum day, and playground play!

                                                     Museum kite making event



                                         Movie watching after a long day, all bathed and in PJ's



                                                    Playground fun



                                              Hiking and fairy searching



                                                 Can anyone name this beautiful flower??





Look what's happening here................. I'm so not ready..........................bring back summer!



I love Fall weather but it just doesn't seem like we have had enough summer yet. BUT it has been a lovely summer!

Hope you are all well and enjoying some free time for hobbies, gardening, family and yarn loveliness! I have not made anything this summer which I think is a first, so the Fall will be a good time to start and get my mojo back!


Thanks for coming back and visiting me here, I'm so behind in blogs, but I will be catching up soon. Love to you all, xoRobin



                                         Look who's back.....sheepies.......here's a sweet one

Sunday, July 20, 2014

How does your garden grow?




Hello, what a beautiful day we have today!


Just wanting to share my garden with all of you, because I'm in amazement of my petite garden, 4x4 square. But boy, have I had fun with it!

The tomatoes are so abundant for two plants, the lettuce has been snipped 3 times and some seeds planted too and the lettuce keeps coming, the sugar snaps are fun and we get to have about 3 in our salads every so often, the peppers are growing and are so cute, the zucchini is thriving and I have grilled two so far, and the cucumbers are fabulous. I have had one large and it was so fresh and delicious and another one growing. That's my garden, that's all folks, BUT so great for just the two of us.


Picture time


                                                                   Big cucumber




Little cuck



Green peppers



Lettuce



Zucchini



Lots of tomatoes



Big girl tomato 



Sugar snap peas



4x4



oops another Zucchini



and my edible nasturtiums



We don't really eat them but you CAN


Hope you enjoyed my "little and I do mean little" garden tour.  If I had more produce, I would share with all of you, if possible. Hope you are all well and enjoying your part of the world. How does your garden grow? Let me know.


I have seen beautiful pictures of flowers and veggies from so many of your blogs. It's such fun to see everyone's world, blogland is wonderful. Love knowing you all. Thanks and have a great week ahead.


xoRobin

A visitor this morning

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stop Everything

You know how sometimes you just have to stop what you are doing and make something that has inspired you!! WELL, that is what happened to me just now.  Little Woollie is a wonderful crocheter and makes so many colorful, inspiring blankets........I could just eat them all up!  Visit Julie here.

Well, did you see the crocheted stamp.......I loved it and had to stop everything and try my hand at it! I don't even know what I will do with it, but, I had to gather my yarn, hook, patterns and sit myself down and create.

This is what I came up with, love it, may pin it onto my yarn bag.

                                   Here is Julie's blog and her lovely stamps and mine on lower left



Bird x-stitch from the talented Helen Philipps  Helen's books are so full of beautiful sewing and patchwork designs.



                                                                                  Front



                                                             Back, will add a safety pin



     
                                                                 One more close up







Well, that's really it for now. Just wanted to share my little fun, inspiration and creation.  I hope you visit  Julie and Helen, you will not be disappointed.



Enjoy your days and thank you to my new followers and all your lovely comments.



xoRobin





                                                   Pretty beach shot from recent MV trip

Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer

Isn't summer wonderful!? Just loving these summer days and evenings. The light is so grand and the long days are so great for getting things done or just enjoying a lazy day. But who's days are really lazy. Did have a few on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Lovely weather, interrupted by Hurricane Arthur. It turned out to be just a downpour of rain and winds, not too bad at all and the next day was fabulous and we were swimming in the ocean. Great waves, Jack loved it too!

Martha's Vineyard in pictures


                                         Ferry going to MV, Love her name



It's an extremely large ferry, actually the largest and newest! Has WiFi, TV, Cafe, and lots of indoor and outdoor sitting, and air conditioning, even double decker car transport. We always take our car.



                                         Oh yes Jack on the ferry! Such a good boy❤



Black Dog Sail boat, I heard parents telling their little kids it is a pirate's ship! Looks like one, they have school programs for kids on the island to learn the ropes of sailing and 5 day sleepovers.



                                                    Many gorgeous homes too



                                                  My hydrangea's are doing well, love them



Rose Beach Plums and so fragrant



Tasty Honeysuckle



And what would it be without a random lovely "Daisy"
"He loves me, he loves me not"



Jack taking himself for a walk to the beach



Day after the Hurricane, rough surf, normally no waves



Very windy, maybe that's why it's not focused :  (



Could Jack have found a larger stick/log!?



Photographer I am not!



Few Golf days



Some grilling and something in the background



More of this




Oh we had a nice break! Can't wait to go back in two weeks for two weeks and then all our vacations are over. (at least for the summer)

I read three books, a true sign of summer for me
The Husband's Secret
Orphan Train
The Rosie Project 
And began The Silver Star
All ready GREAT BOOKS


Thanks so much for visiting me here in my little blogland. Thank you to all my new followers, I love seeing new friends joining me, so then I get to have new blogs to visit too! Be back soon. Sorry I missed many blogs, but I will be back on track now! Happy days to you all and hope you have some time to smile and laugh and give someone a big HUG!



xoRobin


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