It's the long weekend but far from being a weekend of rest! It seems to be our weekend to get ready for the rest of the summer. We have already got so much done. I love my backyard! When we moved into out house there was a picnic table in the back yard and a little bush. THAT is it, no fence - nothing. Every year we add or do something now it is a little oasis (for us anyhow) footsteps from our door. This year we had to replace our pool liner - first time - so the first once really lasted well. It should be complete by the weekend. :-) I hope as I have invited my friend Josh (visiting from Texas) to swim! LOL - Water would be nice. We took out a railing will add new stairs and planted a big garden - Storm planted the garden - being the expert! OF course we planted a few extra tomato plants to bring some produce to the local food bank. I also want to learn how to make my own sauce! . The guys do most of it I watch and point! heee hee hee and make meals and bring drinks and keep company. In between drawing.
When we are outside the girls are out there with us Hope seems to really like the pond and like King Kong has squashed a tomato plant in the garden already. She still has to learn OUT! Of the garden. I'm looking forward to her in the pool. Tequila loves the pool and I think Hope will also. Scruffy LOVES to beat on Hope. I usually stay 'out of it' as I know soon Hope will be much bigger than Scruffy so let her dream ! ha ha Our neighbor sent over a few baby toys for Hope. That was very thoughtful of her. Well I better get my butt back outside back to work! I hope everyone has a fantastic LONG weekend - almost over! ENJOY it while you can!
9:09 a.m. Already is a GREAT DAY! !
My baby is off to his first day at work at his new job! I am so excited for himI It is a job I know he is going to love and do well at!!
I know cause I'm his mom and we know this stuff. ;-)))
I just had a great chat with my favorite cousin ;-) and my hubby is off to work on a fireplace, but when he is done it will be a work of art! Fine woodwork, What he enjoys doing. I am going to draw!! ;-)
First I want to post this one.. Last night as I started to drift off to sleep... I suddenly felt warm, ( Norm was on his 1/2 -LOL) honestly, as if I could hear whispers and it was prayer. I have a friend who always says you are always in my prayers. I know I am. But I felt as if a few people were praying ;-) A wave of peace came over me - so what did I do ? I was So inspired! I got out of bed to draw! But I did not ink till the next morning.
I tried to draw how I felt. Blessed.
Off to have a great day! ;-))
As I drifted off to sleep...
Tis the season. Everywhere I go .. tonight to vote! VOTE!!
Oh! Your the Halloween House. YES we re. Actually I is not WE it is HE.
My Hubby LOVES Halloween. Not even Halloween, he tinkers, gets all these 'things' working . It baffles my mind. REALLY . I do not go into the garage much at all. I like to be thrilled, like everyone else. This year it is all different. Just that element has added excitement for me.
How he does it amazes me! He works all day and then is in that garage all night - AND it is WORK! It is all he thinks about - you can see the little hamster running in its wheel as we sit and eat diner. Visions of pumpkins dancing through his head! NOT much else gets done.
AND it has turned into work. BUT The best part is the food bank donation.
Really - do what ever you can do to help. We won't ever charge $. I would never turn away someone that does not have a donation. Perhaps they are hungry.
Anyhow.. Norm is in his element and he is so good to me, I try to ignore the other stuff.. the mess, bones, mud, false teeth, horse testicles, mice in freezer, stiffs in my bed! And people wonder where I get my material.
Good thing I love him.
We always joke about who is going to become the next prop.
I have family visiting .. for a while ;-) I wondered this a.m. How can I help.
And it hit me perhaps I am not here to help him but he is here to help me.
That is how it should be with everyone. Helping each other. Never think you know the reason for anything. My friend Carm said let 'Go and Let God.'
If you are not helping me then you are hurting me.
It is so easy to keep people down, negative comment, jabs and digs, said to sound innocent but cut like a knife.. Think before you speak. if you have nothing nice to say - DON'T SAY IT! It's that simple!
Try it. For now I shall enjoy the tasty treats with my live in chef and we shall help each other. I am blessed for this chance to make a positive difference.
Now - halloween is around the corner and you know what that means! NORMAN is driving me nuts! Cartoons to follow. Lots of visual blog material! Boo! BOOOOO Hoooo is more like it!