Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Warm!!

Checked the temp on the deck yesterday..105F..oh ya!! to warm for me. The horses are inside with fans during the day. The old boys love it (Clyde's)

I went in early this morning to get my hair done. In this heat I was more than happy to get some cut off..lol. Feels great. So today when I got home I check the temp..and it is a cool 100...lol!!

As I was leaving town I heard on the radio and did see on my way home a 4 alarm fire in some old row housing. Oh think of those poor firemen. Sure hope they manage to get it under control fast. Not the day for the guys to have to deal with a big fire like that. Can not imagine how horrible that must be for them. Poor families that have lost there homes..very sad!!

I have not taken many pictures so nothing to post today. Just wanted drop in and post a whinny hello to everyone out there. Hopefully will have something more intersting tomorrow.

Keep cool..off to get a nice cool drink.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Backgrounds and Stuff

Not sure what has happened but my background is gone..hate that. Spending time playing with this just is so frustrating. They have changed things around so I guess I will have to learn a few more things about blog repairs. Like I have nothing else to do with my time..grrr!!!

Anyone else out there see some leaves changing..not even that cold at nite. After such a hot summer right up to a few days ago..it is surprising to see. Hate to venture into to many stores, I am sure there are Christmas decorations out..lol.

Back to my repairs..hope everyone has a good day!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello August

Yes August is well on its way and September feels so close. Can't wait to see the fall colors. I know, I guess I should not be that way but I have had enough of the summer heat and humidity. Most kids I talk to are excited about going back to school. Just wait we will all be complaining about the cold soon enough..lol

I have been pitching more "stuff". The only trouble with that is the mess you make while doing it..lol. What a great feeling to see storage tubs empty!! Now I have more room for more fabric..lol.

Our kitten Molly has been entertaining us!! The other cat and dog hate every minute of it. Kally and Marmalade are just plain not amused with her antics. On the other hand hubby and I are having a ball with her. Actually we don't have to do anything she just does her thing. We have her coming to her treats as soon as you say the word or she hears someone near the can. What a laugh. Between 2 cats and one dog sliding into place for there treats..you have to laugh..period.

Our friends have gone back to Thailand. ALways hate to see them leave. He will spend a week in Thailand then head off to work in Nigeria. Not the safest place in the world to work but they are well looked after. She stays in Thailand during the time he is away. It will be a year before we have a visit with her again. I can't blame her..she is not interested in a Canadian winter..lol. We had a last feast before they left..oh my!!! Hubby gets to take over the kitchen again. Our days of being spoiled are over..boohoo!!

Last week my friend Ann and I went to Kinmount a small community north of us. A new Quilt Store had opened yippee! It is called The Quilter's Inn. They specialize in Quilting Retreats as well as regular classes. What a wonderful adventure. Lots of tempting fabric..large class room..great classes coming up this fall. Love it!! Of course I did sign up for a class..lol. I had my camera with me and never even thought to take pictures..another time.

Here is a picture of a Friesain stud colt that a friend has..OMG..is he not one proud little fella. He still has to grow into himself..lol. Oh how I wish I was younger and could have him. I guess I am smart enough to know that..but ..boohoo!!

Well off to the barn to tend to my own. Cooler today and a nice breeze so hopefully the flies are not bothering them to badly today. It has been just brutal around them.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scottish Quilt

I finished this quilt top years ago with the intension of quilting it myself. I call this my Scottish Quilt..I have no idea what the original name was/is. It is the fabrics that make me feel the name suited it. The quilt I felt needed to be done with stitch in the ditch rather than on a long arm. With all that has gone on around here it just did not get done. Enough I got my friend and teacher Kim Bolender to finish it for me. Years later I still love the quilt and the fabrics I chose so long ago. With my eyes the way they are I figure best to do what I can and not stress over what I can not do.

I forgot to mention in my last post about Molly that you may remember last summer I had kittens at the barn..OMG did I have kittens..ugh!! Pleased to say I got wonderful homes for all of them. Needless to say the fact I got this kitten from the Human Society..lol and PAID for it..has me being teased alot. That is ok..she is worth it..but go figure on how life goes..lol. I will not be asked to wait for tires again..hubby says he will do that job himself from now on..lol..lol.

With all the humidity we got a dandy storm yesterday afternoon. The way it looks we may end up getting another one today but this is supposed to break the heat spell we have had. Yippee I may be able to get some serious work done around the barn and the yard here.

Enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm back..and Here is Molly!!

Hi..sorry I have been MIA(Missing in Action)there has been so much going on around here. I pretty much colapse at the end of the day.

I have to admit the heat has really bothered me this year. Arthritis plus angina is not fun but thank heavens for the animals they keep me focused on there care. We also have a dear friend with cancer that has had a terrible time with her chemo treatments. Watching her has made any of us who know her... go hey..life is not bad is it!!!

As many of you know we were so sad when our little Fuzzy cat had to leave us. Marmalade our other cat wandered around here crying for hours at a time looking for him. Just broke my heart to see. Well I guess that should not be my excuse but it sounds good to me..here is "Molly"

You see it went like this. I had to get new tires on the truck. While waiting with my friend Gail..yes I am naming her..because she is not in the clear on this..lol The thing is the Humane Society is across the road. What were we to do ..just sit there..I don't think so. The previous nite had been so sad listening to Marmie. I did really well til I got to the last room..and there she was the cutest Calico with awesome personality purring and waving her paw at me. Deadly combo..!! Had to bring her home. Molly has taken over the house. Marmie has decided she likes her and the dog (Kally) plays with her. Those 2 chase each other around the house..hilarious. Still a huge empty place in our lives with the Fuzzy man gone..but his little personality will never be replaced or forgotten. Today Molly got another shot at the Vets and a clean bill of health so she is here to stay.

With the weather so hot I have been spending a lot of time with the horses. The clydes and our old Welsh pony come in during the day time heat and out for the nite. Sure hope this weather goes back to what we are used to soon. UGH!!!I keep saying anytime we are near the 30C or the -30C my love of horses is really put to the test..lol. Thank heavens I have help and I sure do appreciate it when it gets that bad.

I just got back my Scottish Quilt from Kim. She did an amazing job quilting it for me..so tomorrow I will post a picture of it. Enough for one day.

Hope your all keeping cool. From reading your blogs I am not alone in my complaining..lol.