Thursday, June 27, 2013

Feeling a little Makey

Yes indeed summer has me feeling like adorning myself with pretty baubles. I was needing the colors of the water and so I set about making these bracelets. The only problem is all the ties and hooks. So I have decided to work on a multi strand bracelets with some of my favorite elements rolled into one bracelet, with one easy closure. I will post a photo when it's done.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Testing 123

Took my new duvet for a restrun yesterday afternoon. Ended up having a three hour nap. It seems like a keeper. Methinks I had better try it out again this afternoon ... Just to be sure.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Midnight sun

It's midnight on the longest day of the year. I am out on my deck. It's still, eerily still. Not a leaf is trembling on the trees that hang over my deck. I listen to the noises usually masked by the sound of leaves rustling in the breeze or chattering of birds. The bullfrogs down at the creek croak relentlessly. A killdeer peeps. I can hear the neighbours dog barking a mile away. I can hear the catapillers or maybe those green worms munching in the trees. A lone mosquito buzzes around my head and a cow sighs. One coyote in the east, joined by another in the north and one in the south. They howl out their locations to one another then fall quiet again. Kitty lets out a squeak as he jumps in my lap for a late night cuddle. I review the day touching on and savoring all the high points. My life may not be perfect but right now, at this moment, it is grand and i am grateful. I say a little prayer for those troubled and in need. The breeze picks up again and the lone mosquito has summoned his friends. It's time to end the longest day of the year. Goodnight my loves.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Going pro

We wanted to have out big hairy farm dogs shaved so we could take them with us on a trip. They need grooming badly and I can't imagine traveling with all that hair and smell. It seems this time of the year is a busy time for groomers. Sooo we decided to take matters into out own hands. Today my hubby went to town and brought back a pair of professional groomer's clippers. I'm not sure the huge price tag is going to make us any better at grooming. I cannot tell a lie. I'm a little concerned for the dogs.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We may have to start electrifying the gate. We have had bulls out lately. And they are no fun to chase back in. Three days in a row I have watched this bovine bad boy try to work the gate. I am so on to you, Mister!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DIY darling

I woke up with a clear head and some energy sooo... I thought I would tackle a job that looked pretty daunting at midnight last night. Looks pretty good in the light of day. Now I just have to figure out how to shorten them.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


This guy reminded me of something today.
I was feeling very frustrated, hurt, angry and let down.
I was trying hard to process it all when he jumped in my lap. He is not prissy and regal like Oinker. He is more the teddy bear lover type.
Since his shave he loves to be touched. I started to Stroke his now velvety hair, tenderly as he has some spots that were damaged from the matted mess. He seems so grateful and relieved. He literally rolled and rolled in my arms trying to get as much contact as possible. I laughed as he head bunted me in the forehead. He purred like a chainsaw and with eyes closed his head relaxed backward I saw a look of pure rapture and thought. Wow cat you sure know how to enjoy the moment. In that instant I knew that I was going to make more of an effort to enjoy my moment and stop giving in to stuff that I have no control over.
The whole world could probably use a kitty cuddle.