Sunday, May 22, 2022

Day 142 of 2022

My scraps are sorted by color, 
placed in their respective bins 
and put on the newly installed second-hand book shelf. 
I still need to cover some of the bins in fabric of the proper color
 as I could not find bins in all the colors I wanted, 
but it is making me happy
 and will make working on scrap projects a lot easier.


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Day 141 of 2022

M and The Trumpeter came into town late last night, 
attended a wedding tonight and are leaving early in the morning. 
I failed to get a picture of them,
 so this is my only photographic evidence that they were here.


Friday, May 20, 2022

Day 140 of 2022

The clematis I bought last year (the purple one) has bloomed. 
It is already twice as tall as it got last year and has so many booms on it. 


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Day 139 of 2022

Fireball and GB#5. 
You'll notice that GB#5 is holding a picture of little M 
with Fireball from many years ago. 
I believe GB#5 was a little bit jealous 
that Grandpa would be with another "baby" 
so she climbed right up into his lap.


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Day 137 of 2022

GB#2 and GB#4 helped me plant flowers
 in all the pots in my front yard. 
They were such good students and helpers.


Monday, May 16, 2022

Day 136 of 2022

I was able to keep this surprise date
 to celebrate our wedding anniversary (tomorrow) 
a secret from Fireball until we walked in the door of the of the venue tonight. 
Recently, I told Fireball the date and time
 and asked him with make the dinner reservation. 
The food was great. The event was wonderful.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Day 135 of 2022

More irises. 
These are fluffier and much heavier than the yellow ones. 
They are already falling over. 
I'll have to stake them or tie them up if I don't want them to get trampled.
Oh, and the bike matches the flowers. 


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Day 134 of 2022

Last night only one of these irises was blooming. 
This morning there was a crowd 
and it looks like tomorrow there will be an even bigger crowd.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Day 133 of 2022

Today I learned how to install bi-fold closet doors.
This is something I have wanted to know how to do for a while. 
Today was the day.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Day 131 of 2022

I had a little incident with the clothes steamer today. 
This blister on my index finger formed immediately. 
This could make certain activities questionable.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Day 130 of 2022

Remember this colorful bar from last week? 
It was so good, we decided to go again this week. 
I never saw this giant sign during our last visit, 
but today it was right over our heads.


Monday, May 9, 2022

Day 129 of 2022

For Mother's Day I picked out this tiny head vase 
with the pretty succulent hair. 
Or is that her hat? 

The answer to the question posed last Monday is three. 
The line in the middle of the picture is an inside corner of a room. 
The gold at the left and the gray/blue on the right converged in this corner. 
The two apparently different colors in the middle are actually the cut in 
of just one new color which was then painted on both walls. 
The light coming from two different directions caused the color to appear different
 but had just come off my brush out of the same can of paint. 
Trick of the eye, light and paint. 
So the answer is 3 but I like piecrust's take on the challenge. 
If you haven't read her comment, it's on the original post.


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Day 126 of 2022

Today was our annual visit to the Decorators' Show House. 
I mostly go for ideas I can use in my own home. 
This year was a good one. 
I thought the color palette was fresh and completely relatable. 
It was too hard to pick a favorite idea so instead 
I will leave you with this thought for the day 
that adorned the wall next to a secret garden terrace.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Day 124 of 2022

There are advantages to being two adults when going out. 
One of these is when deciding to eat at a restaurant. 
Even if there is a wait for a table in the dining room, 
there is usually open seating at the bar top in the bar, 
offered first come/first served. 
Tonight we sat at the bar with no wait
 and ate great food
 as I enjoyed the view of the colorful bar selections.


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Day 123 of 2022

This is the best marquee I've seen in a long time - 
maybe ever.


Monday, May 2, 2022

Day 122 of 2022

Here's a question for you. 
How many actual different paint colors are in this photo? 
It's tricky.


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Day 121 of 2022

I have not been able to do any quilting in a while
 so I thought I'd revisit something I did a few years ago. 
I like to quilt a little sunshine on some of my quilts. 
This one appears to be a sunrise.


Saturday, April 30, 2022

Day 120 of 2022

The thing Fireball and I did 
was attend our last Broadway Indianapolis show of the season tonight. 
The show was Dear Evan Hansen. 
The fabric clue from yesterday was made into our masks
 based on the shirt Evan is wearing in the show poster. 
The pillowcase on the left has nothing to do with this, 
but since I was at the sewing machine today 
I took the opportunity to make this gift while I had time. 
The machine sounded a bit rattle-y 
so I also took the time to clean out the bobbin area 
and give it a good oiling. 
She sounds so much better now.


Friday, April 29, 2022

Day 119 of 2022

Fireball and I are doing something tomorrow. 
This fabric is a clue. 
Any guesses? 
What are we doing? 
What does this fabric have to do with it? 
So, let's play "what is it?"
Guesses welcome.


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Day 118 of 2022

My new address stamp (address hidden here) 
makes note writing a bit more fun. 
I hope the recipients enjoy the whimsy.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Day 117 of 2022

Hi, it's me. 
I went to an event tonight and unfortunately forgot to get a photo
 of the beautiful and delicious doughnut and wine pairings. 
I did however take a photo of myself. 
In November I started a hair journey to create a healthier head of hair 
and to embrace my curly, wavy hair. 
I understand that it can take a long time to repair damaged hair 
and see what the natural state of things really is. 
So I take occasional pictures to compare as I go. 
It will never be perfect, 
but it is definitely improving. 


Monday, April 25, 2022

Day 115 of 2022

I have not felt well today. 
I slept for and unusual portion of it 
and was not able to eat until late this evening. 
I am trying to stay hydrated. 
Tomorrow will be a better day. 


Saturday, April 23, 2022

Day 113 of 2022

One of these gentlemen is having his 92nd birthday next week. 
We pulled off a successful surprise gathering with lots of family. 
Here is a four generation picture of the birthday boy with his son, 
his two grandsons and his great grandson. 

L to R: Big D, GB#3, T-bone, Great Grandpa H, Fireball


Friday, April 22, 2022

Day 112 of 2022

I didn't take any exciting pictures today
 but I really liked the glow from my washing machine. 
It's the simple things.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Day 111 of 2022

Tonight I went to a new-to-me Mexican restaurant. 
After the chips were brought to the table, 
I noticed that there was no salt shaker available, 
so I asked for some salt. 
I was not expecting this, but hey, it works.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

110 of 2022

See this wall? 
It's very tall. 
It's a very, very, scary tall wall. 
I scaled the ladder to wash the wall. 
I used the mop to reach it all. 
But who will paint this quite tall wall? 
Take a look. 
It's Fireball.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Day 109 of 2022

Sometimes I save my magazines to read later for relaxing. 
Sometimes that time comes days or even weeks later. 
I took the time to look through this one tonight and really enjoyed it. 
There are several things I'd love to DIY when I have the time.


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Day 107 of 2022

I made a tart. 
And while it isn't very pretty, it sure was delicious.


Day 106 of 2022

It's time to play a game. 
(photo taken Saturday, April 16. 2022)


Friday, April 15, 2022

Day 105 of 2022

It was a happy mail day. 
I got the sweetest letter from GB#1
 which included some origami that she thought I'd like. 
It's a raincoat.


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Day 104 of 2022

Sibling styling. 
GB#4 hair styled by GB#2


Day 103 of 2022

A couple days ago, before the last minute trip out of town, 
I received some happy mail. 
I thought this pattern was so cute 
and can see many opportunities for using these letters. 
I also love that there was a preorder option of a spiral bound copy. 
(Photo taken Wednesday, April 13, 2022)


Day 102 of 2022

My shoes broke. It's very sad. 
(Photo taken Tuesday, April 12, 2022)


Day 101 of 2022

Matching. Time for heel turns. 
(Photo taken Monday, April 11, 2022)

On Monday Fireball and I made the last minute decision
 to go out of town a couple days earlier than we had originally planned. 
In the flurry of gathering things for an overnight stay, 
I forgot to pack my computer. 
No computer, no blog post. 
I will now try to catch up with the pictures I took on the missing days. 


Sunday, April 10, 2022

Day 100 of 2022

Yesterday I picked up a new-to-me machine, 
so today I am reading the instruction manual, of course.


Saturday, April 9, 2022

Day 99 of 2022

A lullaby plays as the animals that are projected on the ceiling float by. 
I found it quite calming.


Friday, April 8, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Day 96 of 2022

I got a surprising letter today. 
Fifty years. 
I'm not sure how that happened. 
I guess I might consider going. 
We'll see.


Tuesday, April 5, 2022