Sunday, July 30, 2023

Day 211 of 2023

We had some great help today from a couple of garden enthusiasts. 
They helped with removing sod for a new garden bed, 
placing that sod in a different area of the yard that needed it, 
watering new plantings, 
deciding best placement for a new plant, 
and keeping us all hydrated with ice and water. 
We couldn't have done it without them.


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Day 208 of 2023

I've posted some bad parking before, but this one is especially bad. 
I think it's clear that he knew exactly where he was parking his truck 
and feels entitled to take up two spaces.


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Day 206 of 2023

After lunch downtown with Fireball, 
I had time to go to Crimson Tate before heading home. 
I have a soft spot for new Halloween fabric lines. 


Monday, July 24, 2023

Day 205 of 2023

The sky was loud with booming, rolling thunder. 
We did not receive any rain. 
I was lucky enough, however, 
to witness this incredible sky over my backyard.


Sunday, July 23, 2023

Day 204 of 2023

The wood on the left was cut and stacked yesterday 
from a limb that fell a couple days ago. 
The wood on the right was cut a very long time ago
 in another part of the yard and got stacked today. 
This was my weekend.


Saturday, July 22, 2023

Day 203 of 2023

These plants are growing voluntarily in a pot on my deck. 
I have gotten conflicting information when I looked them up 
so I am eager to see what kind of flowers these buds will produce.


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Day 201 of 2023

I got around to weaving in the ends on the sweater Little E made
 for me in May while she was here. 
I've left some long-ish tails so they don't come undone 
and poke through to the front. 
I wanted to get it blocked today, 
but I have an appointment tomorrow and my nails needed a refresh. 
A manicure on me lasts about one to two days 
so it would be a big mistake 
to stick them into a sink full of water and sweater 
when I need them to last until at least tomorrow. 
By the way, I can't wait to wear it!


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Day 200 of 2023

It's been on my list for a while, 
and I finally got the dishes changed. 
I plan to leave these out until I switch them for fall colors.

Colors used: turquoise, lapis, lemongrass, scarlet, daffodil, 
poppy, and possibly one more orange


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Day 199 of 2023

This hat had a large hole in the front
 so I decided to try my hand at some visible mending. 
I forgot to take a before picture
 but there are plenty more spots that need mending
 so I will try to remember to take both the before and after pictures
 when I fix them. 
I think it needs a variety of colors 
so I'll be getting more of this particular yarn.


Monday, July 17, 2023

Day 198 of 2023

I've been rearranging furniture all day.
I used to do this all the time when this house was new to us. 
Now it only happens once in a while.


Sunday, July 16, 2023

Day 197 of 2023

One of the last things to do at the Old House
 is to take care the last few things in the garage. 
One day a while back
 Great Grandpa H noticed this cart on the side of the road. 
After it was still there a couple days later, 
he assumed no one wanted it so, at 92 years old, 
he hoisted it up into the trunk of his car
 and brought it home. 
I'm not sure what that's all about but I'm also not 92. 
Today we returned it to the store to which it belongs.


Saturday, July 15, 2023

Day 196 of 2023

Now that I will be home more with the Old House project coming to a close, 
do I even bother to take the little white houses
 and Christmas decor off the mantel? 
I think maybe. 
I would like to think that I could get some pumpkins up this fall. 
Time will tell.


Friday, July 14, 2023

Day 195 of 2023

The last day of theater camp for GB#3 involved a performance
 for parents and other invited guests. 
This year his group came down the aisle during one number. 
Luckily, he alerted his parents of his exact future location. 
We picked seats accordingly.


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Day 194 of 2023

I'm working on a quick alteration today
 for which I happen to have the exact color of thread that I need.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Day 193 of 2023

Well, this is going well. 
I really like the slipped stitch heel. 
This color is working out much better than the previous one. 
I'll show you the color when I have some good light 
and have made more progress.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Day 192 of 2023

Tiny rabbit in the yard. 
Sorry for the blur. He was moving fast.


Monday, July 10, 2023

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Day 189 of 2023

It's daylight and I am definitely going to switch colors 
for the heels and toes of this pair of socks. 
I would love any of these in those spots
 so I asked M to narrow it down to three for me. 
She did and then I asked Fireball which he would pick from the three. 
I have started the new color and will post a  picture
 when I am further along with it. 
Feel free to take guesses.


Friday, July 7, 2023

Day 188 of 2023

I made great progress on my socks today, 
but this is my second start on the heel flap. 
The first attempt started out well, 
but I found that I had started it a couple sections early and had to begin again. 
On the second try, I found that I had dropped two stitches a few rows back
 and had to tear back again.  
It is impossible to know if I have it set up correctly
 considering the very dark yarn, the low light 
and the vision problems I have with my left eye.
I wish this picture would more accurately convey how dark it feels. 
I'm seriously thinking about tearing the entire heel out 
and starting over again with a lighter, bright color...tomorrow.
Stay tuned.


Thursday, July 6, 2023

Day 187 of 2023

On a very busy and tiring day when dinner is at nearly ten at night, 
and oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries is what sounds good, 
that's what you have.


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Day 186 of 2023

I was recently gifted with a second rubik's cube. 
I have found that my shashibo box in this configuration
 will hold them both. 
I bought the book on the bottom in Bermuda in April. 
It's a book of of stories that I have not yet begun. 
Has anyone read it?


Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Day 185 of 2023

I made up some cheese and crackers to tide us over until dinner.


Monday, July 3, 2023

Day 184 of 2023

Cool fresh fruit seemed like a good thing to prepare
 as part of tomorrow's holiday meal.


Sunday, July 2, 2023

Day 183 of 2023

We went on a fun outing today during which 
I totally forgot to take any pictures, 
but I did also work on my socks 
and have made significant progress in the last two days. 
They are so close to even.


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Day 182 of 2023

Great Grandpa H had some ingenious solutions to common problems. 
Why not bolt a putty knife to the end of a broom length handle?