Wednesday, July 27, 2011

People Pictures At The Party

Deanna & Kim




Just a few pictures taken on the deck before most people arrived.

Today is clear blue skies and a lovely cool breeze, it feels so good.  Yesterday we had another downpour so that was great for the garden.

Have a great day.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Party Inside

Just a few pics in the kitchen and dining room.

It rained today, at long last.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Almost 30 Years Ago

Before the days of wedding planners, before the days of lavish over the top weddings, here I am getting ready.  I look like a mannequin I think.  My bridesmaids are helping me.  Janice to the left is a hair dresser and still to this day does my hair, wow that's a long time.  She's just putting the finishing touches to my up swept hair.

This photo more than any others I have catches the beauty of the fabric of my dress.  Borrowed from an older friend, it's from the 1940's, wasn't it beautiful?  I loved it because 1981 was the era of the very, very lacy, puffed sleeves, pearled and sequined dresses, also the very puffed Princes Di dress and although they were lovely it wasn't me and I knew that.  I'm so glad I went this way because I have never regretted wearing this dress.  I think it stands the test of time as a classic.


37th Anniversary Party Cake and Food Tables

Here are the food tables before partaking of the repast.  The photo anniversary cake was so nice.

Have a great day and may it be cooler than ours.


Friday, July 22, 2011

112 Farenheit or 44 Celsius

Did I say one hundred degrees yesterday well today Friday, try 112 F at 5:30 PM.  Yes that's the temperature.  It's like walking about in an oven.  And we do not have air conditioning at home, only one window air conditioner in Rob's room, where I too slept last night and probably will again tonight.

One year we went to the Vet Stadium and it was 104 F in the shade for the Convention, it was unbelievable.  Now we freeze to death in air conditioning, feast or famine, we're never happy.  Could we just make it middle of the way.

Have a Cooool Day,


Thursday, July 21, 2011

One Hundread Degrees

Yes it's one hundred dreaded degrees today and meant to be as hot or hotter tomorrow.

Have a cool day.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Garden July 20th 2011

My pots on the kitchen and Simla patios

The cleomo that looks like a fireworks burst

The honeysuckle by the back door has more flowers on than many previous years

My Black Krim tomatoes, they look more green than black, but they are ripe

The cherry tomatoes were very nice this year

These were very disappointing no flesh inside at all

My first gladioli

Something happened to my Montrachet, I don't know what, possibly it was too dry, the other grape vines are fine

My first year of apples from my apple tree


Tuppy's Summer

After Tuppy is fed she likes to laze and roll around on the lawn.  But don't get under her paws when she comes in for her food in the morning, it's a cat stampede and Tinkerbell had better not get in her way or upset her in any form or she will be smartly cuffed around the ear.

Today is another 98f scorcher of a day.  It has not truly rained for I'd say a month or more, consequently the grass is all dried up and the garden needs continually watering.  We've even had thunder storms that rumble but no rain.  It makes me think of Sarah Plain and Tall, when she moves from Maine to live in the Prairies and it's certainly been like that.

My temperature situation is boil or freeze, as at work they have it down to 68f can you believe that?  Yesterday I wore two cardigans, I didn't care what I looked like.  There is something wrong with the air-conditioning at the office, it is too humid.  So cold and humid, what could be worse, I said if I wanted to live in Scotland I'd move there.

Wednesday is of course my day off, I only have one left, 'Boo Hoo' so I sat outside with my omelet and a cup of tea, this was a little before eight and I actually felt just a little cool breeze touch my face, but needless to say it didn't last for long.  I was more than tentatively invited to lunch today, but I think they forgot, so since I was half way to two thrifts not in my area I went and visited them, coming home with a nice $2.00 basket that would be great for picnics.  I'd like to do a picnic before the summer is over.

I was going down to Atlantic City this Saturday, one of those promo deals, four free air tickets, a meal, show and three nights hotel.  But when I looked into it you can only book the flights through a certain travel agency and you must book a hotel to get the flight, etc. etc.  Needless to say I'm not wasting my time and gas on that.

Have a nice day.


Set Party Tables

By the time Rob and I arrived the tables were all set, except for the flower arrangements.  So I helped with these and added my artistic skills, of foraging around the garden coming up with greenery to add to the single large blooms bought at a flower shop.  I think they look really lovely, it was a group effort, but if I toot my own horn, I have a knack for it. Making something out of a few basics.


And as they say over here 'have a great day'
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