Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Goodbye August

I am sitting on the porch enjoying the last few hours of August. The peepers are loud but it is warm and wonderful wrapped in the darkness of the night, goodbye summer I will miss you.                                                                                             
I thought I would show you a bit of the flooding that happened with Irene. This is a amphitheater where summer plays are put on. It is small but it is all underwater except one step. There is a river that runs behind it usually a fun place for the kids to swim or just float.                                                               
 And this is what it looked like right after the river receded.
 I did get to the thrift today before work. This is a sweet child size apron. With what I think is called chicken scratch embroidery Christmas trees.
 I picked up this sweet handmade pot holder. I was going to collect only the red but this yellow was so cute. I am going to hand wash it and hope it gets a little brighter.
 and these two little bowls. I think they would look nice on a night stand for your change or jewelery.
 and 20 yards of hot pink ribbon. I think it would look great on some little girls first birthday presents.
Have a great holiday weekend stay safe.
For myself I am an optimist-it does not seem to be much use being anything else....Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ridding Out The Storm and You Opinion

This is the waterfall in Meredith NH the night before the storm I think they were trying to lower the small lake before we got this rain.                                                          I picked blackberries before the rain came now I have a couple of quarts in the freezer for the winter.

 For the past few days my brother has been here from Mississippi. We took him kayaking which he enjoyed.
 and we had lobsta yummmm
 and steamers oh yummmm
 Husband showed him how to run the tractor.
We live in the woods there isn't much for cell phone service in our whole town. We enjoy just being home. When the lights when out from the storm I thought my brother would go crazy of course Internet is out and his deluxe cell phone doesn't work well. I asked him if he wanted to pay Yahtzee he played but kept saying it is boring. He told me that I am in the minority most people need the modern conveniences of technology. He lives in a major city in Mississippi near the casinos. He is also 13 years younger than I am. So your opinion dear blog friends do you have your cell phone in your hand most of the day or on your person. How often do you get on the computer (I am guilty of this). Is it our ages and time of our lives? I love my brother very much but our lifestyles couldn't be more different.
Don't hurry,don't worry.You're here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers......Walter Hagen

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dump Finds And A Win!

Today was a pretty good day at the dump. I got these garden problem solver books.
Did you know that moles blood does not clot so they bleed to death from a slight wound. They suggest broken glass in their holes. I don't like moles but that seems a bit cruel.                                                
 I got the complete first season of ER I never watched the show so all new to me. and the complete first season of Joan of Arcadia which I never heard of so a good find. That is a black frame in the back I will use for Miss Baby's picture to go on our family wall.
 A sales rep came in the store today and dropped off a free sample this is the latest in reusable water bottles. kind of cool it collapses so it can fit in your purse. when it is empty. I am going to give it a try for a few days made in America dishwasher safe.
 I won a fun necklace from two dog pond She has a contest once a week you summit a caption for a picture she displays. I just love her blog I hope you visit.
 This was my winning caption.
 The sun is rising later and later in the morning, I had to take a picture of the sun coming through the trees a bit like an Angel or a dove I think.
We are off to Boston tomorrow for more good news. My brother is coming tomorrow also it has been almost 2 years since I have seen him I am really looking forward to spending some time with him. He is living in Mississippi so it has been awhile since he has been back in the summer he usually comes for Christmas.
I hope everyone remains safe and sound that is in the hurricane's path.
For myself I am an optimist-it does not seem to be much use being anything else........ Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Spy.....

I spy with my little eye a frog sitting next to the flower frog I got last week. He must think that is one pretty frog.                                                                                                                                         
 I spy with my little eye pepe swinging Miss Baby who stay the night, she is one amazing girl for sure.
 I spy leaves turning red, not yet I plead what happened to summer?
 I spy black berries mmmmmm...
I hear with my two big ears a thunder storm coming! All of a sudden the wind picked up and tree limbs are snapping yikes!
And now that you are completely sick of this rhyme I am done!
We had Miss Baby over night for the first time. She went to bed at 6:50 pm and got up 7:00am she is such fun and a good girl.
No thrifting or yard saling I did drop off a bag at the thrift store they were giving away big zucchinis so the plan is a stuffed zucchini for dinner.
"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked.
"Begin at the beginning,"the King said, gravely,"and go on till you come to the end:then stop." .........Lewis Carroll

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Thrifty Finds

It is a beautiful day on the porch but the shadows are long and fall is in the air. while I love fall I do not like what follows:(  Ok on to the finds for the week. these I got at the dump of course free! someone thought I had a store near by called the dump. I think that might be a good name for a store and all things come from the dump.  Both books have condition issues the garden verse the binding is coming lose and the green umbrella has some water stains but both are still good.                                                         
 The art work in the green umbrella is so cute.  This is a bed full of sick babies oh my!
 So if you have sick babies you have a lot of wash.
 the other book the artwork is pretty but all black and white and some of it was so light hard to really see.
 At the homeless thrift I found a flower frog. It is brass and a bit larger than my hand. I filled him full of water and.........
 flowers and put him by our pond. The greens we got from my brother in law who is becoming the pond expert. We also have seen real frogs in our pond so I bet we hear some croaking soon.
 At the other thrift I found these pattern leather shoes I know they look a bit like tap shoes but I really like them for some reason. I think it will dress up jeans so I can feel comfortable wearing them to work. a nice button down blouse and I am good to tap off to work.
We are off to get good news on Thur and Boston the week after. My brother is coming from Mississippi next week I haven't seen him in a couple of years so it will be nice to visit.
I hope you are all having a great day.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't you're right........Henry Ford

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Very Busy Weekend...

Yard sales and parties what a weekend!whew I am tired and husband is all snuggled in and napping in front of the TV. My favorite find was this Tasha Tudor book a whole 50 cents!                                    
 Here is a page from it. SSSoooo cute.
 I got a high chair for miss baby when she visits and a sweet puzzle for her.
 I found this lovely dish with a hand painted winter scene. I plan on hanging it for the winter.
 Then Husband went to the dump and came home with many treasures! These chairs are solid as a rock and speaking of rock one of them is a rocker. a good scraping and some paint they will look great around fire pit.
 This cast iron sink is going to get a cleaning and put in my potting shed. Husband also got a whole load of boards that 12 inches wide I can see some amazing cupboard coming my way:)
 One of the parties we went to was for an uncle of my husband's who turned 80. Here is Husband trying to teach aunt Doris the Greek dance. Hummm aren't you guys French Canadian? It was fun to see everyone and make plans.
 One of the parties we went to was a family baby shower again very fun lots of laughs for sure. I made these Lemon Brownies they were such a big hit I found the recipe at beyond my kitchen window.
I hope your weekend was filled with fun. I even pulled a few loops on my chair pads.
I think this quote is just right.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself....Michel de Montaigne

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

There's Thunder in Them Thar Hills!

As I am typing this it is thunder and lighting hmmm should I be on the porch on a metal table doing this?
The ending to Holderness' 250th celebration was Monday night with fireworks over the lake. It was such a pretty night with the moon and the fireworks,and all the boats on the lake.                              
 I did get a little thrifting in this week and a trip to the library. The sheets are doubles I paid 50cents each I think 60's or 70's and a dime for the cookie cutter. Tell me do you think these bookends are cute? I just love them and they will look great in my book case. The two books I got at the library the Janet Evanovich is just plain silly and good for a laugh. The other book Maine came very highly recommended. I will let you know when I am done.
 I also got a couple of magazines the handcraft one I had never heard of I couldn't find a date but it is older. and gooseberry is always something I pick up.
 A customer came in with fresh cucumbers for us. yummmm I love cucumber sandwiches on white bread with mayo, fresh dill, salt, and pepper. Oh how I love summer!
We are off to Dartmouth hospital tomorrow for tests all day. We got a very good report on his blood work on Monday. I am EXPECTING good news. His spirits are better more is good than bad.
Well I am going to make a pot of tea and listen to a Natalie Merchant CD I got at a yard sale a few weeks ago and wait for the storm to pass. Have a great week my sweet friends.
Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.......Clementine Paddleford(Love her name)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy 250th Holderness!

This weekend was the 250th birthday of our little town Holderness NH. The first to arrive was the very stylish Mattatuck Fife and Drum Band. They were the first to arrive 50 years ago at the 200th celebration.                                                                                                                                  
 Then up on the street  we honored the real natives to the area.
 Of course everyone was there, Hello Mr Lincoln!
 They came in from the farms to be there.
 and back from war.(or is he a messenger?)
 They came by canoe...
  very stylish antique boats.
 and very old steam powered boats. There was a parade on the street followed by an antique boat parade of about 25 boats. All shiny and beautiful.  The night before this there was a street dance and David even got up for a few dances!
  We capped the weekend off with a visit from Miss Baby. She is getting so funny now. All in All a wonderful weekend I hope you had the same.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom......Charles Dickens