Thursday, September 1, 2011

Catch up day ...



Today I'm getting loose ends tied up so we can go see the 'kids' ... it is really nice to have a day with just little things to do and nothing major! I actually read some this a.m. and started another crocheted scarf.

This picture is of the cock's comb (celosia) at the edge of our vegetable garden. As you might see in the background, all that's left in the way of vegies is okra and tomatoes. Wendell is still picking okra and we're both giving it away. We haven't stooped to leaving it on door steps and running away yet, but ...

Jane & I went to Margo's for a nice day of hooking this week. Wonderful lunch, great company, beautiful surroundings! Just a great day. [Thanks Margo!] I hadn't hooked for a couple weeks; worked on the rug depicting the woman with striped socks. Changed her "hair" into a hat ... it looks great that way! Next week I will do more on that runner rug, too. Finally woke up and moved my hooking 'stuff' back to the house. When it's right here it's easier to sit down and pull a few loops than having to walk over to my work room ....... DUH!

Wendell & I went to Terre Haute yesterday and looked at condos again. We don't know ... do we really want to live in Terre Haute, Indiana???!!! I don't even know if I want to live in Indiana for the rest of my life! Why not try some place entirely different?! We did like Texas but have you been hearing about how HOT it is there this year? (I don't do 'hot' ...) But it's definitely a buyer's market right now ... we should make some sort of decision soon. This place is definitely getting too much for us to maintain. We do love it here, this is our dream house, but we need to face reality pretty soon.

Been working on a memory book for my 50th high school class reunion which will be next spring. It's been fun looking through my old pictures! I'll have to post some here ... As I have been planning this book, I've been looking up events that happened the year I graduated (1962) to include and was surprised to see that both Wal-Mart and Kmart were launched that year. The top 10 songs brought back memories and I've been listening to some of them online! Fun!

Have a great Labor Day! I will pray that everyone who wants to work can find a job.

P.S. Soon I'm going to remove the directions on how to make the pins at the bottom of this blog and replace with pictures from LONG, LONG AGO ...