Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The first day of fall?
...but I'm not ready for summer to be over yet!!!  
How could this possibly happen?

I've decided to just pretend that it is still summer---which is easy enough since it is sunny and hot outside this morning.  I watered, picked the garden and hung out laundry.  

Maybe summer is a state of mind!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I've sat here and uttered prayers. 
I've sat here and stared off without thinking.  
I've sat here and waited for the burgers to finish on the grill.  Today I'll sit here and try to capture a couple more seconds of summer.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


What is it?

"Look-ee!  They're baby birds waiting for lunch!"

Aren't they sweet?

This nature moment brought to you by "Doc".  He discovered the little trio yesterday and insisted that I capture them on film or "on digital", as the case might be.

"For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me"

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Excuse my laziness...

I've been overcome with summer-itis!!!  I can't get on any regular routine!  I want to spend everyday on vacation!  I can't discipline myself to get my daily chores done!  The weeds in the garden mock me while my good intentions are paving a path to "you know where"!!  Of course, I'm only kidding about that but I really am having a bad case of lazy days of summer.

SonMarie Sunshine and the babies on the 4th!

The first batch of beets have been pickled!

I'm on a new project to re-do my dining room table and chairs...wish I could get myself started on that.  It will look fabulous--someday---but. sadly, not today.
On a sad note--

My love and prayers are with my sweet, sweet sister T.K.  She and her family have suffered a severe loss with the sudden and unexpected death of her father.  Her burden is quite heavy now because of her mother's Alzheimer's condition. 
"If He brings you to it ...He'll bring you though it"
I know you are trusting our Father now, as always.  Bless you!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What to do in Kansas when it's really, really hot!

It's been work week in "the yard that is never quite done"!

First I painted outdoor furniture...
"I like everything and anything with a coat of white paint"

Vintage deck chairs "decked" out in white paint and new red striped cushions.  I couldn't find narrow enough cushions so I fashioned these using grommets and nylon cording.
How do they look?

 Doc wanted to paint the back doors red---so red they are!



Cowgirl-n-Pearls and I, your lovable host, painted chairs and doors, pulled weeds, picked up pine cones, swept up debris, fought wasps and swam.  We got great tans and chiggers!  
Oh, joy!

For those of you who follow Pioneer Woman Blog, you will recall her tutorial on how to build fence on a working ranch.
Well we have a little tutorial of our own...

"How to Replace Fence When it's 105 Degrees in the Shade"
First:  It is important not to start until around noon or so.
Secondly:  Leave the new building materials in every one's way so that all work in the immediate area is impeded. 
Then:  When it is hot enough to fry an egg, start measuring and cutting ... take frequent breaks to jump in the pool.
Lastly  (and this is very critical to the process): Screw the lattice securely into place and then realize that the gate bolts have yet to be installed and you'll have to remove the lattice.  

Put tools away and start over again tomorrow.

This is my next project:  Put a coat of paint on this old light fixture so it can be hung on the back porch.

  It has been a busy week around the "casa" this week. 
I am aware that most of you have completed your spring projects and are just relaxing and enjoying your backyard spaces now.  I only have this to say about that---

"How can you really appreciate your yard work if you haven't about killed yourself getting it done?" 

We're off to church and then home again to finish up yesterday's fence project!!!!  

 That's it for now my cute little lady bugs!

Love, Jammie

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I haven't fallen from the face of the earth...

...and no excuses now, but I just can't seem to find enough time in the day to get all my fun squeezed in.  Each 24 hours has been a beautiful gift lately.  I've have been extremely selfish, doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted for days now. It has been blissful.  I'll make you no promises and I'll tell you no lies... but I'll try to do better in the days to come!

Here's what we did last week...
The Sweet Seasons and I and our spouses took Hi-way 36 west to Estes Park and spent the night in a vintage Motel.
We stopped along #36 to take a few "Americana" photos..
The hometown of Sweet Momma Ruth...Agra

A vintage style (Discovery Lodge) lodge in Estes became our home away from home for a few days.  It was idyllic...great views...a fishing pond...great recommendations for dinner!

How do I relax while the love of my life risks his life climbing rocks?  2 words...Life Insurance, Baby!

Our favorite shop in Estes...Cottage Bliss...please check them out if in the area.  If you do visit, make sure to ask them who owns the shop.  The answer might surprise you.  Hint:  He owns everything.  Thank you Cottage Bliss, you were a blessing to us!

We took a "zoomed to the max" photo of what we thought was a twister touching down --way off south of I-70 --as we tooled along  home.
Was it a tornado?  We don't know but the wall cloud and tails pointed to tornado weather.

"In God We Trust' --Amen, brother.  
Keep on Trucking!"

Finally, back to the little city on the edge of the prairie....

....and the giant windmills that guard our little part of the great big prairie!!!

This week...painting.  Painting rooms, painting doors, painting furniture....Painting!

Check in later to see if I actually accomplish anything on my 
To Do list!!!