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Friday, May 26, 2017

WOW... May is nearly over

Here it is the 26th of May already... POOF and it will be gone. I guess I need to catch up on here again. So much for daily blogging like I used to... really need to get back on the stick.

Ok where to start? I find if I check my camera I will find the prompts I need to write about every time. So lets go...

May 7th we were wrapping things up and I took a few photos to remember the work we had gotten done and to share that Greg has taken an interest in gardening and has planted nearly the entire garden in vegetables. So far he has peanuts and watermelon growing out there. I really miss the garden so very much. Now that I am home full time once again I could be out there every morning. AH well life has taken us on another path for now. Hopefully one day we will have a new home and a new garden to work.

 Of course Bernadette was happy we had come down. Amelia and Bernadette always love a freshly mowed lawn.
Totally Random here... I found a punk wig for Greg's mannequin at a thrift store so she is no longer bald... for less than $2 .
On May 10th Scott and I took a walk along a portion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest. It is a GORGEOUS walkway and could easily be our replacement for our beloved Cayce Riverwalk up here. I am really hoping we can find a new home in Travelers Rest as it is so beautiful up there and that is where Scott father grew up. It holds a lot of special memories for Scott. The Real Estate is quite expensive up there though so we will see if we can fins something that we can afford that fits our needs/wants.

 A ghost bike to remind people to watch for Cyclist.

 Scott noticed this carving in the rock from 1935. Most of it was unreadable from weather ware.

 Flowers from the wildflower garden along the walkway, Dianthus and daisy's both begin with "D".

May 11th - was our 32nd Wedding Anniversary and Scott surprised me with a dozen red roses.

Tippy just "chillin~" with Mom... he is quite the spoiled little wretch.

I guess I will close this post here as it is already quite photo heavy and I know that some folks have a hard time with lots of photos loading. I will write another post to finish out May next week. I hope everyone is having a lovely Spring on this side of the World and settling into Fall on the other. 
Take care and love each other always.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Repairs and Gardens

Scott had to pull down the soffits on this section of the roof at the cottage as it was done incorrectly and water was accumulating inside the soffit. He reworked it all and now the roof drains off perfectly... at least in this section.


Gnome and a mug... it's my dream coffee cup!

Greg has taken an interest in gardening and has cleaned out most of the garden beds at the house in Cayce and has nearly every bed planted with something. He has peanuts, watermelons, corn, peppers, and something else that I don't remember. Now if he can keep it weeded and actually get some produce off it I will be so proud of him.

Bernadette really needs a trip in to see the groomer as she is getting raggedy once again and filthy. I think I will take Amelia in too as she seems to enjoy the pampering.

Last Saturday we were down there and mowed the lawn. It really needed it with all the rain we have been having. The chestnut tree really needs to come down as it is loosing bark and I am afraid it will come down on the little shed or the dogs. I was really hoping the power company would take it on down when they came to trim with it showing such obvious signs of it coming down in a storm. OH well.... I will call someone and get it taken down.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Tomorrow is Scott and my 32nd wedding anniversary. We are planning a trip to Hendersonville, NC on Saturday to celebrate. We will just drive up there and check out what ever strikes our fancy or interest.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Sunday Adventure

 On Saturday I made some granola that contained no sweeteners... it was delicious on Sunday morning atop our bowls of strawberries and apples. I plan to make some more soon.

 After breakfast Scott and I decided to walk part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest, SC and then we drove around a  little bit in the beautiful countryside. We saw some interesting fungi, flowers and a turtle. It was a nice 2 mile walk for us and we plant to check out more of it again soon.

 And Sunday afternoon I made some flowers out of some of the baby wipes I used for clean up on previous projects. I really like how funky they turned out.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thrifting to Kitties!

Wednesday I went to visit my folks in Spartanburg and Mom and I picked up Aunt Marty and headed off to lunch together. After lunch we went to a Salvation Army store where I found a few bargains. I spent a total of about $7. I got the lovely sweater for $2.50, some 6x6-inch board canvases for 25 cents each. A frame to hold a kitty picture for 49 cents, some furniture rubber coasters for 49 cents, a wig for Greg's mannequin that he dragged home awhile ago for $1.99 and some circle label sheets for 49 cents as well.
Yesterday (Friday) I stopped at the Hobby Lobby in Easley , SC and just bought sale and clearance items. The Easter items were all 90% off.
I had earned some Kohl cash and they were having a friends and family coupon sale as well so I ordered us a new sheet set as our sheets are staring to get a bit thin. I love the vintage look of this set of sheets.

 I decided to layout all the Golden Gate blocks that I have received and made for this months block swap and then I added the blocks we swapped for last month. I am so wanting to turn these into a Queen sized quilt for our bed. I need 30 total blocks so I am nearly halfway there.

 Last night Scott and I went up to Travelers Rest to Pizza House for a delicious meal. I got the large Greek salad and 8 teriyaki wings and Scott for the greek salad with salmon on top. Scott ended up having to help me eat the wings as that salad was HUGE! We must have been starving as we cleaned our plates - no to go boxes last night which is quite unusual for us.
 Then it was kitty time! All three came in when we got home but only Cally and Tippy settled in for the night. I guess Howie had things to do.