Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The dog days ....

We have been gone off and on for the past few weeks having fun with friends and family. Now we are home for the duration of summer. Well, I will be. The boys are going to grandma and grandpa's when I head back to work before school starts.

At the Highgrounds in Neilsville, WI - the WI Veteran's Memorial Park

Could he get any more tools in that tool belt?

Cool shadow of a plane at the Museum of the Air Force

A plane like the one Aunt Irene flew in in WWll

examining a catfish at Buck's Creek St. Park, OH

flying a simulator, don't worry Simon got a turn, too

here we are - warts and all (hehehe - Ian has a wart right now)
I debated and debated putting up a picture of me in my swimsuit. I rarely put full pictures up of myself right now because I am big! Big girl big. You know what this is who I am and where I am right now. I guess I need to embrace it even if I don't like it. ALSO we have pictures in photo albums from when I was a kid with friends and family in swimming gear and I love to look at those. Everybody looks so happy and silly. I want to create some of those memories. I guess I will have to figure out how my kids will be able to see these images because only scrapbookers make albums these days and I am NOT going to start doing that! I have enough hobbies.

Friday, July 6, 2012

What does one do when it's too hot for anything??

Well she lives in her swimsuit, for one. You'll have to use your imagination for that - it is a nice suit.

She sews and sews...
 Dresden Plates - I think I have 4 sew to this stage. Each plate has twenty pieces. There will be 24 plates in all - that's 480 of those spears for this quilt. I'm not even going to think about how many times I have touched those little buggers.
 I still have 80 of them to sew together, turn and press. This pattern is a bit labor intensive at the start.

 Then she listens to two boys whine and wheedle about how there's nothing to do..
 She watches one take a nap with the cat....

Then she goes out to the garden to see that something is enjoying her tomatoes....
 And she spies small cucumbers on the vine.
Is it "warm" by you?? What are you doing to stay cool and sane?