My oldest has purchased himself a new bike. He and several neighborhood boys spend hours on the trails behind our house building jumps and ramps. So far, we have had only one minor injury on the jumps with the bike coming out with the worst of the damage. The front tire was shaped like a taco. This baby is more my speed...
This summer, I am trying my hand at gardening! While I haven't planted any...
Unfortunately, the deer have discovered our yard. The fence does nothing to keep them out. I found one dining by the cemetery late one night (sounds like I should have scary music playing). When I interrupted, she had no problem clearing the fence and the hill to the neighbor's yard with just two jumps!
Whenever I have a few free minutes, I head to my basement to paint. I have just finished painting all of the furniture on my front porch red.
Corner shelf found in the kitchen area
With that large chore finally done, it was time to get all of my planters organized. With donations of orchids and ferns from my Aunts, my porch is rather full. Anything that sits still for too long will have plants sitting on it, growing from it, or hanging over it!
Swan planter located in the front yard
Remember that cute little chick I brought to the shop? He grew up to be a rather psychotic and perverted rooster. My girls have finally decided to be nice to him, so I am not his only friend. He is often the featured subject in the stories on my blog: http://chickensinthebasement.blogspot.com/
I have three favorite forms of entertainment. The first is listening to books on CD. I can listen while I'm driving, painting, cooking dinner, gardening...you get the picture. Since my eyes turned 40, I can't seem to hold a book comfortably while I read. You know what I mean, arms stretched long, head tilted to the right, eyes slightly crossed. With books on CD, I only have to hold that position long enough to read the cover!
Squirrel and bird bath in the front yard
Lynn's cute bluebird name holder
My old Riley Dog is my final form of entertainment. He is a good old happy pound puppy. We have had him for 10 years. He's the most obedient and faithful member of my family.
Riley keeps me laughing with his grunting and groaning. If you ask him if he wants to go for a walk, he starts barking and running in circles around the garage! Look for these fun signs in Sam's booth
Those of you who have met my husband know I'm married to a sweet Australian man. Next week, he hopes to become a US citizen. We've been in the US for 19 years. I am sure his desire to cancel my vote has something to do with it! I'm thrilled for him. Anybody got a good apple pie recipe that I can fix for our celebration?
Stars can be found throughout the shop!
I have gotten good at juggling my hats! My antiquing hat still gets quite a bit of use. I still bring any fun stuff I find to SuzAnna's! Isn't it amazing how much our little community has grown! I'm glad I got to be a part of it's beginning!
Vintage hats in Jeannie's booth
I sure do miss seeing ya'll and hearing what you've been up to. Susie keeps me posted. Hope the beach weather isn't too hot so Susie and Jenny can just relax. Enjoy the rest of your summer. I hope to see you all at the shop sometime soon!