Outside my window...We're in for another hot day with temps reaching 90 by afternoon--possibly the last hot day of summer with cooler and more pleasant temps arriving soon...I'm looking forward to getting outside and cleaning up the fall garden.
I am thinking...it's been a very long blog break for me--I hope you're still out there reading! Are you? I had originally thought I'd do a blog series titled September Snapshots and post a photo every day the month of September. Thankfully, I talked myself out of that before I started! Because...
I am learning...to be a round-the-clock caregiver for Granny. Unfortunately, last week she broke another bone in her lower back and has been in severe, excruciating pain. Tomorrow she has a bone scan, and surgery is tentatively scheduled for Friday afternoon to repair the compression fracture. Please pray for her!
Here's Granny enjoying a treat; I know she's looking forward to getting well and making baskets again, her favorite hobby: Here's a custom order of 4 baskets she was staining when the fracture happened down in the garden shed. But she finished the job, and they're all completed and ready for pick up:Have you had a good summer? Ours has been filled with gardening, travel, priming and painting more cabinets (yes, still!), and getting together with good friends. Here are two of my long-time friends who met up with me at Panera...Sue and Nancie, friends for 36 years:Another friend and I met recently for lunch at The Purple Foot to celebrate our birthdays. I failed to get a picture of the two of us together, but here's the beautiful painting Jean painted especially for me because she knew I loved watering cans! I didn't know she was an artist! I love it mostly because she painted it! Thank you, Jean!: Special travel...In August Tom and I traveled back to our old stomping grounds in Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown for our 36th wedding anniversary...fun memories!
I took lots of scenic pictures of our trip (none of us together on our anniversary!)...this one is the most representative of Jamestown. We went on a cruise aboard the Jamestown Discovery Boat Tour, viewing these three ships on Jamestown Island, something we'd never done when we lived there:We loved strolling along the river in Yorktown and enjoyed the little village of shops...newly rebuilt since we moved away 14 years ago:
I am reading...a magazine I discovered recently...Living the Country Life.