Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The road to Grandma's house...

We had a little family gathering the other day out at my sister's place.  She lives just up the road from where our grandparents lived.  We were reminiscing of the many walks we used to take on that off we went.....just as kids, other than NOT going barefoot, although we were all wearing flip-flops, not minding the heat, we took off down the road that leads to Grandma's house. Remembering the old rickety wooden bridge that is no longer there, the old sandstone that we used to sit on and carve our names's still there but lost in the brush that has grown up over it through the years.  The wild cherry tree, which still stands but the two trees on either side of the driveway, where we all spent many hours playing beneathe as kids, gone from either being cut down or taken out by a storm.  And the house....what was once known, and will always be remembered as the PINK now white and black shutters have been added along with a few other changes. Other family members may live in that house now, but it will always be Grandma and Grandpa's.  The road is just a half mile,  up hill both ways, I might add and we sure got a work out but we also made another memory on that road!
It's been hotter than blue blazes out lately!  I'm not complaining though....I'll take it over snow and ice anyday! It is so hot that even our outside cat didn't greet me as I went out the front door yesterday....she planted heself amongst the yarrow....

...all stretched out, just nappin' in the afternoon shade.

After a hot sunny day today, the past hour or so has looked like it could come a downpour at anytime. comes the rumble of thunder.  With all the rain we have been getting, I'm afraid that come mid-July we will be begging for rain! Let's hope I'm wrong. 
The garden is coming along nicely, thanks to all the rain....I did finally get out there to use the hoe and do some weeding....and boy have I felt it today! 
I hope you all are having a great week!  Try to stay cool and drink plenty of fluids!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Ramblin'.....

Since it's been two weeks since my last post, I thought I'd pop in and at least let you know I'm still here.  Just working home and away from home.  I hope to get back to blogging regularly here pretty soon.
I do want to tell you about a couple of new forums.....If you like to cross stitch or like samplers, you might want to check out Samplermakers....the link is over on the sidebar....just click on it and it will take you right there!
The other is Farmhouse Kitchen....a forum I created on delphi for those of us who do enjoy spending time in the kitchen...sharing our recipes, tips and techniques and more.... just click on the link below...

If you are not already a member of delphi forums, then you will have to go thru a quick registration.  It's simple and it's free unless you want to upgrade to a paid membership.

 Time for me to get off this thing and get busy!!!  Hope y'all have a great day and awesome weekend!!!