Friday, July 26, 2013

What's Happenin'!

Outside my window: We've had a little break from the heat and humidity. It's been absolutely gorgeous weather the past couple of days. I wish I could sit out front on the porch swing and read. Maybe today...

I am thinking: That I would like to get the title page for our "By the Numbers" album done this weekend. 

I am thankful for: Good friends who are always willing to help each other.

From the kitchen: I haven't cooked since last Sunday when the family came over for dinner. Doesn't look like I'll be cooking again until this Sunday.

I am wearing: Still in my nightgown. That's pretty much always going to be the case as I tend to update my blog early in the morning.

I am hoping: That I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. I have an appointment about an organizing job this morning. I'm not sure why I agreed---I really have NO time to do it. I'm hoping it will be just a couple of days and I can knock it out before I go to St. Louis at the end of the month.

I am reading: Defending Jacob. I'll finish it today. It is soooo good, I haven't wanted it to end. 

I am busy creating: I finished the layout that I'm teaching at Wildwood at the end of the month. "Tools and Techniques" sneak peek:
Also, I'll be finishing my "snow globe" needlepoint project this weekend. That's good because Connie, Nancy and I are starting a Halloween project in September. It won't be finished this year, but it will be fun. I don't like to start anything new until I finish what I'm currently working on. I try to be pretty strict with myself about that. I'm pretty methodical with how I work---just plod along and finish one thing at a time.

 I'm bummed: That is looks like our little mystery turtle is gone. Butch thinks the gold fish may have done him in. He was so cute. I was looking forward to bringing him in for the winter. He's disappeared as mysteriously as he appeared.

I am hearing: Morning news on the tv.

Around the house and garden: For once, the yard and garden are not burnt up. We've had more rain than normal. Everything still looks plush and green---pretty unusual for this time of year.
Pool party this afternoon.

In other news: We're closing on our beach condo this week. Butch is going down to check it all out. The only thing I'm adding is a crockpot. I always take mine on vacation. This way, even if no one else ever uses it, I'll have one down there.

One of my favorite things right now: Playing games with my granddaughters and friends on my phone---Dice with Buddies, Phrase with Friends and Draw Something.

I appreciate: a good tomato and I haven't had enough of them yet this summer. I love fresh salads this time of year.

I regret: that the summer is going by so darn fast. Next week is Connie's last Friday off work. Luckily, we have a few fun things planned before then.

How the weekend is shaping up: We're going to dinner with Mindy tonight. Tomorrow night we're going to the Potter's for couples poker.

I've posted the "photo scavenger hunt" layouts on the AYM blog. Check it out. The items to find for August are:

1. A fountain
2. A Historical landmark
3. An unusual flower
4. A swing or hammock
5. A fire truck or fire station


  1. Draw Something is lots of fun with friends. If you ever get bored with that one, another couple of fun ones to play with family and friends are "Hi Guess the Place", "What Saying?", and "Logos Quiz".

  2. Lots of nice leisure activities to enjoy and look forward to. Not doing any cooking sounds a wonderful luxury.

  3. Lots of lovely things here Barbara, the Lo, a no cooking time, the house and finishing one thing before you start another...

  4. Looks like you have a lot planned Barbara. I am keen to see more of that layout! Enjoy the good weather. Ours seems to be leaving!

  5. Sounds like a good week - the no cooking at this time of year is a a favourite, I don't call putting together a salad cooking.

  6. Hi Barbara. It's good to be here and catching up with what you have been doing while I've been away..I'm really hoping that the steroids are doing their job and you are feeling a lot better? Sounds like you are. Your scrap room is absolutely gorgeous! I bet Where Women Create would love to feature it. That background colour sets off the pink so nicely. I love it!


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