Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Losing Things

Why is it we never lose those earrings that we don't know why we ever bought in the first place, the ones we never wear. But if you have a favorite pair of earrings, their life span drops by a factor of ten. I have a little drawer of single earrings that I keep hoping I will find the match for. I am always certain I vacuumed these earrings up, or the cat dragged it away and it fell down the heating duct. Today I can't find my little leaf earring it is the color of peridot and I wear them all the time, my daughter-n-law made them for me several years ago. At least I got several years out of them.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Yesterday we booked a cruise to Hawaii. We will be going with two of my high school friends and their husbands. The cruise leaves from San Diego, 5 days at sea, 1 day on each of 5 islands and 5 days at sea. Hubby is seasick already just thinking about it. I love a cruise. I love being pampered and waited on. I like Holland America for that reason ( and no kids). Today is the first hot day and Hubby just turned on the air conditioning for the first time. It seems we have been waiting forever for it to warm up.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lions Golf outing

I am on the committee for the Lions Golf outing. Today I went to Ford Village, the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn and the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn looking for sponsors or door prize contributors. Has anyone done this before? Any suggestions on where to go?

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Busy Weekend

Well, the garage sale is done. Some of the Lions are in their late 70's and seemed to be doing a lot better than me for stamina. Hubby and I worked from about 8 AM until 4:30 PM. Hubby directed traffic and I was a sales person. Sunday we had a car load of stuff that didn't sell. I went through it and threw some of it out and the rest saved for next year. I also cleaned out the car. Hubby had bought a bale of straw for the garden ( in between the rows) and the car was a mess. I vacuumed the car and even used Fantastic on the vinyl. Then I needed a Margarita. I made some frozen ravioli and that was it for the day.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting Ready for the Lions Garage Sale

I must admit I don't go to garage sales and I won't ever have another one. The Lions Club, however, has an annual garage sale. They rent out the spaces in the city hall parking lot and also have a spot where the Lions club sells its stuff. I work it every year. It is kind of fun. I am likely to give stuff away just to get rid of it and have made up my mind that whatever doesn't sell is dropped off at the Salvation Army. The weather is supposed to be good. I have boxes of stuff ready to be taken over. Hubby will work directing traffic at the sale.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bird of Spray

Hubby planted his vegetable garden and was so excited when the carrots and cucumbers came up. Apparently so were the birds and bunnies because the next day the plants were gone. So the "gadget man" went out and bought a water sprinkler that is motion activated. It was officially called "A Bird of Prey" but as you can see, I forgot about it and got too close to the garden and got sprayed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Some Projects Completed

My daughter, Amy, loaned me one of her knitting books. It is called the wonderful Wallaby. I made a sweater for myself. I had wild ambitions of making one for everyone with different families having different colors. I thought I would start out with Hubby and myself. That was a good thing because I made a lot of mistakes that I hopefully won't make on the others. Mary suggested that the knitting daughters could make the sweaters for their families and that would cut down dramatically on the project. I will have to bring that up with them. Here is my Wallaby.

I also finished some summer clothes for Kameren. She is six years old now and I know the day will come when she won't want to wear things Grandma made. I am sure they will seem old-fashioned. I hope her mother will not be afraid to tell me when that time comes.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Arnold is afraid of ...ANTS!

Arnold, our big black cat, is always trying to sneak outside. When he is successful he usually rolls around on the cement and we can easily catch him. Arnold is a very confident cat, nothing seems to upset him - or so we thought. Last Saturday we took Arnold outside, on a leash. He did very well. He didn't fight it all, munched on some grass (which he later barfed up in the house), and checked things out. Finally he laid down on the wooden deck to rest. We were all sitting on the deck. I saw the ant approach Arnold. As soon as he saw the ant he jumped up and ran over to my side and laid down. I pointed out another ant to him and he went berserk. He jumped up ran to the end of the leash and wiggled out of the harness. We put him back in the house and he wouldn't go near the door again for the rest of the day. I wonder if there are fire ants in Baltimore(Arnold's home town) and maybe he had an unfortunate experience with them.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Clean House

One of my daughters often has arguments with her husband about not keeping a clean enough house. She has a small place and a lot of stuff. It brings back memories of when I had 5 children in a 900 sq. ft house. There was no way I could keep the place clean. Floors had to be scrubbed at least weekly and it took only a day to trash the bathroom. Keeping track of the laundry was another problem. My husband never understood why I couldn't do a better job. Now that I am married to Hubby, every time I clean he accuses me of having too much caffeine! We have a much bigger house and there is just the three of us (and three cats) but we still have too much stuff. Since I do a lot of sewing, knitting and embroidery, there are threads everywhere. When I cleaned the family room this morning, Hubby had two radio controlled models out with their boxes and a new motion activated sprinkler to scare the birds out of his garden (with it's box) along with the tripod from when he was trying to get a good picture of the Baltimore Oriole. The cats of course leave hair everywhere.