Saturday, July 9, 2016

Perfect Summer Weather!

Weell, I'm still playing with my new Zentangle hobby.  (And acquiring more supplies!)

Pens, pencils, erasers, blender and books.  And sketch pads.  Who knew there were so many types of paper?  I am happy with this latest try at making a blob look 3D:

So fun to feel successful!  I chuckle when I think of my dad's question when I showed him - "What are you going to do with that?"  Well.  Nothing but admire my own work, I guess ;)

Our sweet Ruby turned 10 last week.  I can't believe we've had her that long!  She's an amazing part of our lives - she has a huge personality and childlike quality about her.  (Not to mention neurotic and anxious.)

We had a pretty relaxing 4th of July weekend while everyone else headed to camping or cabins or boating.  (We enjoy our quiet neighborhood on these holiday weekends!) We dog-sat my daughter's dog, and a nice walk exhausted both Ruby and Rambo.  They are both older, so they don't wear us out too much, haha!  Rambo, however, is very social.  And fast when he wants to visit the neighbors.  I am not so fond of chatting with the neighbors in my bathrobe at 6 am.  That only happened once (whew!)

I had plenty of time to finish another book while enjoying the absolutely perfect weather we had too!  

This week was back to the regular work routine - and today is starting out to be another beautiful day.  Gotta love the perfect weather on weekends!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Strawberry Season!

Strawberry season always gets summer started!  My girls and I made 2 batches of  Strawberry-Rhubarb jam today - 24 half pints.  It's the hottest day of the year so far (ugh) 96 and humid!  Tomorrow my plan is a batch of plain strawberry jam. One daughter has huge rhubarb plants, and my coworker gave me beautiful berries from her home garden.  Enough for LOTS of jam - I will share :)

I can't believe it's already July 4th next weekend!  Wedding plans are getting serious now - lots of planning getting accomplished!

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Grand-Dog

Meet Capone, our new Grand-Dog!  Isn't he cute?  As soft and cuddly as he looks, too.  The engaged couple decided to add him to their "zoo" - he has 2 sister cats who are not too sure they like him. Capone is Boxer/Bulldog and maybe something else.  In any case, he is well-loved.

A little drawing this week - not nearly enough, but it's that time thing again. This is a tangle that reminded everyone of mummies.  Baby mummies in this case, LOL. It was suggested I use this as a Halloween card and add a little orange. 

Still reading, not much time left for tangling or tatting or sewing this week. 
It's great to have options!