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Sunday, October 16, 2016

At home now

The way the sun hits the plants this time of  year brings their color out so crisp and vivid.
Nice to see such color upon arriving in driveway.

Beautiful dahlia to greet at Lamp post.

along with more mums that were planted from pots several years ago.

Already fall - hard to believe the year has just flown

Wreath on my door to greet

Glad to be home after - Total Knee Replacement - surgery.
five days prior to that,  I had a root canal done. 
The meds I need are less now but still take,  give me a headache, nothing I can do about it, have tried several and have tried several nausea meds too.
No picnic.

although swollen - having ice packs laid across the knee, felt  good

Beautiful view from my bed.  Bet the view will be even prettier in a few weeks when the leaves change color.

Best invention yet I think are the foot pumps for circulation to reduce risks of blood clots.

Hurt  afterwards, maybe for some it's easier.   The third day was the worst.
My daughter is staying a week with me and I am so happy and fortunate to have her.
Husband Steve a great help,  running around making sure everything was safe and secure at home.   He always makes sure I have everything I need.

The nurse came in the second day I was  home.  She answered any questions I had  and took blood.
Now physical therapy in home for a couple weeks 
Bon Secours a good choice for therapy at home after hospital stay.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New repurposed

My sister Lynn, who lives in Corinna Maine repurposed this well worn head and footboard you see in the picture below

to this -- she made the pillows and seat cushion
which she won for best repurposed

this chair is a beauty some one recovered and won

Beautiful painting some one did on this dresser

a neat table for the porch or outside I would like

from this pedestal

love this color on this buffet

All of these at Traditions in Corinna Maine.
I see I will have to take a large vehicle when I visit.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lazy Sunday

First off - What has blogger done to my BLOG LIST?  It's gone.  Is anyone else missing theirs?
One more time - will start putting some back

Few Sunday flowers in the yard.   Sort of a lazy day for us here, sometimes I like it that way.
Still a little over cast but thats o.k., I feel that way too.

potted mums on either side of sidewalk

Little fuzzy, taken with my cell phone

Making a pumpkin tree.   Gluing these little see pod pumpkin shapes on a cone.

Was supposed to have a TKR tomorrow,  developed a tooth ache Friday late, so now that is all put off til I get my tooth taken care of.   I am not happy at all about that.

sharing with OUR WORLD TUESDAY

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Children home and tomatoes

Previous long weekend visit to see daughter and family.   Got to check out her high tunnel green house and the beautiful tomatoes that were still on the very tall vines.  Most  vines were at least 10 feet .   There were some pretty peppers also.
She sold quite a bit of veggies this summer and looks like she will have tomatoes right up to December.

To begin with there is some pretty nature and farms on the way to our childrens home.   Gorgeous pastoral views.

In the evening we arrived, we picked some tomatoes from the green house

She is going to plant now some kale and other winter crops

Hope I can help more next year.

Pretty black pepper on the vine along with tomatoes near by

She got the little tractor with a very old wagon that was left at the house.   They painted the wooden wagon red and that is what we carted the tomatoes to the house on

yeah, had to take a ride on the wagon, was getting dark as you can see

Aren't they beauties?

Next morning apples were picked from those tall trees. Those trees have been there for quite a long time.

grandson Seth sitting down on the job eating apples.  It's o.k. cause they are very good for ya.

nice way to spend a beautiful Sunday.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

puzzled and among other things

I love puzzles and I have two thats finished.  Not sure where I will put them.  I may laminate one for the table on the porch and the other frame it for the winter scene.

Love Macarons

I have a 12 x 36 inch one I am working on that is a winter scene upstairs on the table.

other things this past week was another trip with grands to science museum
Just inside the door at the science museum which used to be the old train station that I used to come to in school for a day trip with class mates to Washington D.C.  and a few other places.
This is in the little snack shop there in the museum where we sit with coffee and today will be a lunch for Adalyn and Genevieve.

on our porch I let the kids eat breakfast and I check emails and after that I let the kids watch a cartoon the chrome book.   Genevieve thinks she is doing what she calls 'her business' in this picture.   She calls it that because when she walks in on Opa working , he tells her to wait until he finishes his business,  so of course she picked that up from him.

She loves to watch Cailou - her very favorite

beautiful sunset last evening while we were out

stopped in hobbly lobby and the Christmas displays are out of this world - Beautiful!

I like the looks of this natural looking wreath

Red and white is always showy 

I started off this morning with a visit to the dentist
so glad it went well before the knee replacement I will have on October 3rd.