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Sep 2, 2015

Hump Day!

Hot and humid is the only way to explain it. But it is only September so what more can we expect. But it still seems as if the weather is a bit wonky if you ask me.

Still getting cucumbers from the garden.

Not getting enough at one time this year to put up for winter but plenty to eat and besides just eating them in salad or out of hand this is our favorite way to have them.

I have had a perpetual pickle jar in the fridge all summer long. This one has cucumbers and onions in it but sometimes you might find other tid bits of veggies just waiting for dinner or snack time. Now I done use a recipe for this but i will say I use equal parts vinegar and water and something to sweeten it just a touch. Just enough to take that "choke you" away from the vinegar! And I add lots of coarse ground black pepper.

I am a day late with the changing of the mug. Sorry about that, but yesterday was a true busy day. Now this month I had to think about what I really wanted to use as a mug and I decided I wanted to hold on to a little piece of summer. At least some of its memories!

What are you doing to hang on to a little bit of summer as we push closer to fall?

Now let me leave you with a bit of a teaser for the next blog post, newer is not always better. 

See you soon!

Aug 29, 2015

Stuff That Is In My Head

You just might want to go and get a cup of coffee or tea, which ever is your preference because this is liable to be a long one!

It is the end of August, not yet September and as well as I can remember we are certainly having September weather IN August. And it has been this way the entire month. Now its not just me that feels this as I think the spiders do as well. They usually start webbing all over the place in September and I have been knocking them down the whole month of August.

Here is how it goes, I get up at daylight and start knocking down what they spent all night building. Now I do hope some animal rights group doesn't come down on me! But what is a girl to do? And then the spider sleeps all day and wakes up to start building again because that crazy cleaning lady has been at it all day long! Do you think the time frame of cycles have been off this year?

And another thing, I was wondering if any of you had noticed that even though the gardens have not produced this year and provided the bounty which would keep me busy with canning and preserving as I would usually be. I still seem to be able to have plenty to do! So I got to wondering if this was Gods way of telling me I have other things that need done too! What do you think?

Am I the only one that gets to this time of the year. The time when the nights are getting longer and the sunshine not so strong. And for some reason I want to be outside more, I want to cook out and eat out and even sketch or create outside. It seems to feed my inner self and give me energy. How does it affect you?

Tonight is the full moon. I have noticed my sleep patterns changing in the last few days and it has me wondering and scratching my head.......

I will leave you with a pretty one!

Aug 19, 2015

Winging It Wednesday

It has been so hot around here! Well the temp is not that bad I guess if it were not for the humidity. I stepped outside this morning and right into the soup pot! At least that is what it felt like! The humidity is holding steady at 98%. Yes, you read that correct and it is not a typo. Its hot out there folks!!

With the weather like it is all we been eating this week is salads and fruit. So not a lot to share on that front.

The few thinss that do need to be done outside are getting tackled early. Like daylight early. And all that is outside moving around are things like this.

It was kind of neat getting to see him because it made me think about how long since I had seen one. I think it had been about 7 years.

I been spending days creating and getting ready for a show in late Sept. Here is a piece I completed yesterday.

Is it hot in your neck of the woods? What have you been creating lately?

Aug 14, 2015

Thursday's Tidbits

It was 57* this morning. I love it when things start to cool down. Although I believe this is just a tease from mother nature. I am sure we will have much more hot weather before the cool is here to stay.

Itsy bitsy spider, NOT! None of them are little but there are lots of them this year. I take a broom and clean down the webs and the next morning as the sun rises they are back again. I can almost hear the dialogue as I lay down to rest each night and the spiders come out to start the webs all over!!

I got new nail color this week and thought I might share with you.

 And here is a lovely that just just keeps coming up year after year. I love the colors and how hardy they are. They remind me that no matter how much rain or heat or lack of either that we may have, that God is always in control.

So that is a few tidbit that has been going on around here. What's happening in your neck of the woods?

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