Thursday, August 25, 2011

And the thunder rolled.....

Last evening the area where I live was under a tornado watch, several funnel clouds were spotted however, have not heard of any touching down.  Thunder and lightening, wind and rain continued from approximately 9:00 p.m. until 11:30p.m.  Lightening and thunder in the distance until way after midnight. I don't like storms at the best of times, so down into my rec room I went, with a flashlight in hand just in case the power went off.  Came through it unscathed, my daughter did loose her power for 12 hours.
Sft---for some reason I am not able to comment on your blog.  So many people I know that are around my age are getting seriously ill, time to do some deep thinking.....Just wanted you to know you  have inspired me, saving for a trip in Oct 2012 to you know where.
Hope everyone is having a great day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Busy and a whole lotta shaking going on

Yesterday  and today I worked my buns off, (needless to say I have still got a lot left to work on, lol).  I took everything off the floor in the garage, moved the classic car out and power washed the floor.
I then washed and waxed said cc, this car is a mile long, not quite, but when you are waxing it it seems that long.  She sure did shine, I have finally decided to put it up for sale, its not getting the use that it should and its not the same without OH.  I then washed my car and put the garage back together, put the cc in and then washed down my driveway.  I thought after four hours of manual labour it was time to call it a day.

There was a beautiful breeze today, so laundry done, ironed and put away.  Then I decided to cut my lawn, however, the mower wouldn't stay running.  I get so frustrated, I don't know whats wrong with mechanical things, so therefore can't fix it, so have to wait for sil to come and look at it, so the grass is growing and growing and I cleaned out my garden shed instead.

This afternoon just before 2:00 p.m. I was downstairs in my basement,  (I have a recreation room down there), just looking as some blogs on the computer.  The screen started to move and then my chair started to shake.  I thought, maybe I had been doing too much and was going to pass out so I went upstairs for some fresh air, in my dining area my light fixture was swaying,  we were having an earthquake.  After looking at the news the epicentre  was down in Virginia U.S. and was 5.8 magnitude shallow temblor so the shaking was more widespread. Hope everyone down that way is fine.
Needless to say I am pooped from all the work I have been doing so no sewing or quilting has been done.
DD2 came through her surgery OK.  I can't believe it, she was wheeled to the OR at 8:00 a.m. today and was home by 1:00p.m.  No more gall bladder or stones to worry about.
Time to think about dinner, I am starving.
Hope everyone had a good day.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's been a Month?

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted.
Our weather is changing, pleasant sunny days with little or no humidity, cooler nights and that ball of fire in the sky is setting earlier and earlier every night, an indication that our Summer is coming to an end.  My flower garden is looking tired and stressed, recent thunderstorms with lots of rain have given my lawn a new lease on life----I cut it earlier this week, have to get it done again as it is getting long again.
August 11th myself and three members of the quilting guild I belong to visited an exhibition of quilts from Hawaii,  very interesting to see how people in other parts of the world use colourful fabric to make their creations.  I was actually surprised to see a lot of wall hangings, whether this was a trend for Hawaiian quilters or a decision made due to ease of travel I don't know, should have asked but......  A lot of paint was used to enhance the designs, personally I was not fond of the resulting stiff finish.
I been have doing hand work on my hexies during the past month and that is the extent of my quilting, a couple of UFO's are sitting there for me to work on, once the evenings draw in a bit more I will have to get them finished. 

August 13th, my sister and I had a family BBQ for my Mum, 94 years old, August 14, we had a great time, why does food cooked on the BBQ and eaten outside always taste so good?  She still lives by herself in her own little house, very independent, even washes her bathroom floor on her hands and knees!!!!.. can't clean a floor with a mop!!!  Yes, I do do housework for her, her eyes are getting bad and she can't see a lot of what needs to be done.
Yesterday, I had my gas furnace and fireplace cleaned, new filter and checked over to make sure both were in good shape for the upcoming Winter,  $$$$$.. I think it would have been cheaper to buy a new furnace and fireplace.  Can't complain, well I can, but at least I know they are both in good working order.
Should go and pick up a few grocery items needed, another busy weekend coming up, visiting friends on Saturday for a fish fry and Sunday going to see my Mum.  Monday, dd2 is having surgery, hope it can be done, as planned, without an incision , so that she will be home the same day.  Such advances being done, can't believe she can go in hospital in the morning, have body parts removed and be back home before dinner time.  Due to the nature of her work, she will be off for about a month.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.