Saturday, September 20, 2014

yesterday's shopping and thrift finds...

found this at the goodwill...
white pillow sham for the living room...
a quilted table runner...

and on the way out of town, Craig pulled over for 2 rummage sales and I grabbed this...
it was marked $5, I offered $3...
she took it...

we did our weekly at Wally World...
I found 2 mens' shirts for me...
love wearing over sized men's shirts...
long sleeve for fall...

grabbed this for the old man...
on clearance!
it was marked $34.95...
got it for $11...
and in case you didn't know...
this is BEARS country...

and so I looked in the baby section and found this for Charlie...
so football Sundays will find the guys in the recliner rootin' for the bears...
in style...
like father, like son...

and guess who followed us home?
don't you just love him?
it was love at first sight for me...
can't wait to hang him in a tree!
now who wouldn't love a happy, scary guy?

we got thunder....
and its grown dark...
I am home alone...
but that's soon to end...
guys will be pulling in in about 15 minutes...

subway tonight for supper!
sweet onion chicken teriyaki for me...

hope your weekend is going good...
harvest is in full swing here...
I have heard the grain wagons and semis hauling over the tracks all day...
train went out this afternoon...
loaded with corn...
the first load out...
and many more to come...
;0)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

another fun day with Precious...

and our days with her are numbered...
she is so sweet...

can't wait to see her with her new mama...

she loved to nap on the back of the sofa...
just a couple of feet away from me...

been house cleaning today...
and playing...

and here is my new cubby hole in the corner of the living room...

rose petals and rose hips...

and I spend my down time here...
when I am not napping...

and the kitchen mini make over...

conquering one space at a time...
because the laundry keeps happening and cooking has to be done...
vacuuming every time I turn around...
its just never ending...

hoping to get a shopping trip in tomorrow with Craig...
and then more here...
hopefully a little time outside...

the weather has been great...
you know the kind...
where you spend half of the day putting clothes on...
and the other half pulling them off...
but have been able to have the windows open during the day...
and shutting them at night...
bon fire weather...
hoping to get a fire going this weekend...
if DH doesn't have to work on Sunday...
Craig is working the weekend...
so going to be home alone most of the time, I guess...

the farmers are making lines at the elevators already...
driving changes during harvest, too...
you have to leave a little earlier...
drive a little slower...
watch out for the ones who don't know how to do that...
and do your best to stay out of their way...
;0)
because they are bigger than you!
and you won't win...

have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

got some major stuff done today...

Precious can dance!
but only when she's happy...
maybe we should have kept her...
;0)

been a busy day for all of us...
and she has really played hard today...
she is about to join her new family very soon...
the paper work was dropped off today and all we need to do is meet up with them to hand her over...
but, we have 2 more coming in...
just wait until you see them...

a day of moving things around...
room to room...
a making a new place for me and my stuff...
got plans to do more, but you can only do so much in one day...

hope you all had good days...
we are warming up here a bit and had the windows open today...
but it sure cools off as soon as the sun starts to set and the dew comes on fast...
love fall...
;0)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

coyote crossing...

right after we came in the house from taking pics...
I was sitting at the kitchen table looking out to the island...
and there was a coyote crossing the yard...
and it went right behind it...
in daylight...
it was carrying its back leg, so its hurt and probably hungry...
I'm glad we were all inside...

there are still some things blooming around here...

not much, though...
things are really winding down...

I am going to get these again next year, if we can find them...

and there she goes again...
another sunset...

the sun finally came out this afternoon!
I have so missed it...
still in the 60s here, but should warm up a bit more by the weekend...
I could do with that...
;0)

Monday, September 15, 2014

more...

of yesterday's drive...
we had a day full of rain here again...

beans...
too cold and too wet to be out in it much...

beans, again...

the farmers who had been picking used the morning to haul corn to the elevators...

so when the rains come, DH usually doesn't work over...
so he was home early tonight...

and we had hamburgers and chili for supper...

love this...
we what's hiding behind the fence?

used to have one of these in the side yard on the farm...
and it was the best tasting water around...
until the summer a toad drowned in it...
took awhile for that to go away...

the road sides are covered in this by the time the harvest is done...

and more clover and butterflies...

and another shot of that wonderful apple tree...

got a dandy sore throat going on....
but I am on anitbiotics...
our little neighbor girl has strep throat...
and she was breathing on me!
I don't have my tonsils, but it sure feels like I used to before I got them out...
maybe doing another trip to the doctor this week...

not getting a lot done around here except the basics...
no fun projects at all...
lots of laundry...
which I need to fold a load here soon...
and refold a load Craig did earlier...
got around an inch and a half of rain, so won't be working outside for a day or two...
maybe three...

almost ready to dig out the halloween stuff...
almost...
just 2 more weeks and I can start putting that up...
and then Thanksgiving will happen and then...
the fat man comes...
100 days until he jumps on that old sleigh and heads out...
;0)
just thought you might like to know that...

hoping the sun shines tomorrow...