Wednesday, August 27, 2008
There wasn't a lot of traffic, the office was easy to find, and the staff was very nice and helpful.
We grabbed a late breakfast and shopped the post season sales a bit since we were right there at the mall. Found a couple of things for the new grandbaby, pants for Laura, an organic cotton top for Sara, and 2 tops for me! I never find anything! MissusSmartPants would be proud!
We got back in time for Laura's piano lesson, a trip to the yarn shop and the library and finally back home sweet home to my big wingback chair, and a James Garner movie. I think I love James Garner almost as much as I love rain. Always have.
Turned out to be a really nice day after all.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Last week while running errands, we finally managed to get there about 15 minutes before it closed.
What a treasure! The sweetest older couple was in charge that day.
And we found:
A real Seth Thomas metronome for Laura. She'd been using a small purple plastic one that just did not work. What an improvement!
This great old Italian embroidered tablecloth and matching napkins in perfect condition. Smaller than the one I have and white instead of Ecru.
And last but far from least, the white cow creamer! My grandmother had one when I was small and it always fascinated me (doesn't take much). Her's was standing and more delicate, but I like this one and I think it looks nice with my china.
We also found a nice piece of Aida and a yard of muslin for 75 cents!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It's different living in town. My goal is to find pleasant places to walk that will get me back on track. I need to walk at least 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
We've ventured out from time to time for festivals downtown, the gelato store or just around the neighborhood. It's fairly quiet, but a lot more traffic. The old houses and their gardens are wonderful. The shops are great.
Today Sara and I walked to the farmer's market for apple butter and came back with apple butter, honey crisp apples, and sunflowers.
I love sunflowers! Got to plant some in our yard! And lavender!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sara planted a garden under her window and vegetables in containers by the walkways. She planted floxglove, columbine, geraniums, anemones, coral bells and heirloom bleeding hearts.
We raised puppies, and bunnies, and chickens, and Dan the 4H lamb.
We were visited by neighboring cats, dogs, horses, little gray foxes, a BIG raccoon, and occasionally a black bear that thankfully only wanted the chicken food and a tin of cookies left in the carport. Oh, and a darling baby fawn that took refuge in Sara's garden. (I have a picture of that fawn somewhere. The darling fella on the right is my grandson.)
There were lots of family celebrations and picnics.
There were happy times, and funny times, and sad times.
We made many, many memories there.
and it was time to move on
to another season in our lives and another great old house.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Very, very, slowly....
I did say slowly.........
I need to write a lot here so that the depressing photo below is not the first thing people see when they get here.
So, what shall we talk about? The weather, children, grandchildren, gardening, good books we've read lately, current craft projects. our pets, new recipes, good movies, decorating ideas, remodeling projects.
Here we go............