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Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Going Too Fast

Deer in Fall Aspen Forest
This week went by so quickly I can't believe it. September is just around the corner. I am not ready for cold weather. I love this warm sunny weather and if our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids didn't live here we would be somewhere where it is warm all the time. I know my husband dreads it, too.  But at least we can enjoy the warmth while it lasts, I guess. 
I love the theme I am featuring today. It looks like it does around here in the fall. It is from a painting by Rosemary Millett and I used it as the base for my design.
Mozilla still hasn't gotten the user count fixed, Up and Coming nor Most Popular. It has been "broken" for almost a month now.
In eastern WA where they have been having all the terrible forest fires are now having flash floods and slides. So if it isn't one thing it is the other.
Got to spend some time with some of the great grandkids this week. I don't see how I used to do it with 3 little ones! I guess it was because I was more than 50 years younger than I am now! But it is great to be around little ones and see how they grow and change every week.
 This time of year when our kids were small I was busy canning peaches, apricots, plums, dill pickles with hot peppers, and making jams for the winter. I  baked 4 loaves of home made sourdough bread from scratch every few days. (I got the "starter" for it from an old woman that lived farther up in the mountains than we did). Plus we would be getting our wood in for the winter since the only heat we had was a wood stove. Diapers were not throw aways back then. They were flannel diapers that I had made and had to wash in a wringer washer I had to pull in from the porch and hook up to the sink! For about a year we had 2 in diapers at the same time and that was a lot of diapers to wash and hang up every other day. But I would go back to that time if I could. The world was a better place, people were friendlier and less judgemental. Gas was 29¢ a gallon and we thought that was high! 
Thanks for stopping in. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Great Week End

Cones of Tomorrow

We had another great week end. Weather was pretty good so we got to be outside a lot.
Remember when I said I didn't want to go to my husband's 60th class reunion? Well, we went and we both had such a good time. I got to visit with several old friends. One I was best friends with in grade school so had lots to talk about, especially old friends. Some not around anymore. 
Yesterday the weather was beautiful so we sat outside and talked most of the day about old friends. Our daughter showed up with her super macaroni salad so we got out hot dogs and had a wiener roast. Good old summer time!
I am not submitting very many themes right now because the system is still broken. Plus I want to enjoy the sunshine. Which I am going to do right now.

♥ More later ♥

Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Week End

High Mountain Autumn

Hope everyone had a great week end. We certainly did. I actually hated to see Monday come, which is unusual for me. The weather was fantastic and I really hate to see it leave, but the forest fire danger is really bad, especially with lightning forecast.

We spent most of the week end outside. We always have a breeze at our house and with lots of trees we can find a cool spot somewhere. Got to spend time with some great grandkids, grandkids and kids so was especially nice.

 My Mom's birthday was yesterday and I seem to miss her more and more. There are so many things I wish I could ask her, but it is too late.

I helped my daughter get her computers updated so she could sync Firefox. She used to help me with the computer and now I am helping her! She was one of the recently unemployed for several months and luckily she got a really good job and is hoping she doesn't have to get a second job to meet her house payment, etc. It is unfortunate that women don't make as much as men do, but that seems to be the way it is now.

 I think a lot of Mozilla's employees are on vacation because the user count has been broken for almost 2 weeks now. I hope they get it fixed soon. You can't tell if a design is being used or not because the count does not show up.

What a mess this world is in right now! Religion seems to be the cause of all the fighting, disagreements, etc. I think it is fine to have a belief in somthing but I do not think it is right to try to make everyone else think what you believe is the "right" way to believe. And then to kill others because they don't believe like you do is just wrong!


Monday, August 4, 2014


Autumn Golden Glories

Our beautiful summer weather is still with us and looks like the entire week may be nice or at least warm. I love it. With the warm weather my body doesn't  hurt like it does when it is cold. 

Summer seems to be the time for class reunions, doesn't it? My husbands 60th reunion is this month and I am ashamed to say I don't want to go! The last one I went to with him all the women talked about was their latest operation! I guess when you get old that is the most exciting thing in your life! But I guess I will listen to them because he wants me to go with him, so I will. When my class had their 50th class reunion he had a hunting trip planned so he couldn't go and I didn't want to drive that far so I told him I was going to go with a younger man! I asked our oldest grandson if he would like to go with me and he was thrilled. We had so much fun. He is a very "people" person and I actually think he enjoyed it. 

I decided I wanted to get some sunflowers on my blog so hope you like them. 

Till next time!