Thursday, July 24, 2014

Great morning for visitors to my flower garden.

What a nice, cool day. Perfect for checking out the flower garden. While I was taking a few pictures, I had a couple of visitors show up. They seemed to be enjoying the morning, too.


Tiger Lily

Blanket Flower

Bee Balm

Purple Cone Flowers

Sunflower, Garden Phlox, Cleome

Hope you are having great weather and the time to enjoy it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Electric Blanket or Electric Mattress Pad?????

It feels like fall not July 16. Most years the A.C.s are humming along day and night. Not this year. The temperature this morning when I got up was 51. Feels more like furnace weather. It stayed on the cool side all day yesterday, too. Long sleeve T’s felt good. And jeans instead of capris. Our unusual year of weather hangs with us. I am not complaining. I love the weather we are having. Opened windows, no A.C. Perfect in my book. A real reminder that fall isn’t ALL that far away. This cool spell is a reminder that we need a new electric blanket. Ours bit the dust this past winter. But I am wondering if we should buy an electric blanket or and electric mattress pad? Any thoughts on this? And suggested brands? Sure would appreciate some help deciding. Wish I had one or the other the last couple of nights. I could have shut windows but I love the fresh air and the night noises here in the country.

Here are some I have been looking at.


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This old house.

The house painters are done. With all the wet weather we had in June, 10 inches for the month, it was slow going. It took two high school guys 20 hours each to paint the trim. They started the 24th of June and finished July 6th. This house is a challenge to paint. It has 6 very high peaks and a lot of trim. Thank heavens the rest is perma-siding that doesn’t require painting.
It was the first house the guys have painted. They did an excellent job. All we have left for this summer is roofing of the two front peaks and chimney replacement. Will be glad when that is done. Love our old house but it does take maintenance.








The finished house. Doesn't she look great?

Friday, July 4, 2014

This says it all.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend with family and friends. But remember what the holiday is all about. Thank a Soldier/Veteran today. Fly the flag if you can.

 Happy Fourth Of July.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Have you ever met Charlie??? Horse that is.

Have you ever had experience with a Charlie horse? I did years ago during one my pregnancies.  But it was on the mild side. The other night I was woke up to this piercing scream. It was my husband. At first I thought he was having a heart attack or something.  But, he was having a major Charlie horse. Actually, he had three more strong ones in a row. His leg was bending back and hard as a rock. I try massaging it and that made him hurt more. He tried pointing his toes and that seemed to make it worse. I got up and got him an ice pack. That helped some.  Finally, after a half hour or so Charlie left.  But he is still limping some and that was Monday night. SCARED THE HECK OUT OF ME!!!!! Who can get back to sleep after something like that?  HE DID.  But I spent the next half hour googling facts on Charlie horses and printing out articles for him to read. Has he followed any of them? Not really. I did talk him into a banana today. But drinking more water?  Forget it. And broccoli?  Doubt it. Maybe a yogurt.  But I won’t hold my breath on that one either. I told him I don’t want to go through another night like that and he said neither did he. But………….. Men! Every time he moved last night I was awake waiting for the piercing scream.  Hopefully there won’t be any more in the future.

Take care,