Saturday, July 15, 2017

Is Anything Cuter Than a Bee Butt?

Yep!  It's a cutie alright.
I saw this little round bee butt sticking our of my hosta.
Pretty soon here it comes, covered in pollen and all happy.

Read below to see why I was a bit worried today.

I had a scary moment today.
I had to drive THE TRUCK and not only the TRUCK
but also pulling the BOAT TRAILER!!!

And, I had to pull it out of the water,
no boat on it though.  I had to pull it out while
my husband, Tom, and graddaughter, Taylor,
were holding the boat on shore as they prepared to leave.

I still can't get wet yet so out of caution I stayed home.

What did I do with the truck and trailer once I left?
Ahhhh, here was the tricky thing.
I can maybe drive it on the road IF I don't have to back up.
You can't see out the back so you have only the side mirrors
and while I can back my car up OK, not the truck with 
a trailer on it.  So, I left it parked out front until I can
get my brother in law to back it down the curved driveway for me.
I would have pulled in but then I'd have to back out.
No, No, No.

Someday I'll learn to do back it up.  Just not today.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tiny Frog

This tiny frog was resting on the rocks I stacked up in our
fountain for a landing pad for our bees to get a drink.
This cutie is smaller than the nail of my little finger.
He is so pretty and perfect that he must be brand new.

You can see all the tadpoles in the water with him,
there must be thousands of them!  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


It was our 40th High School Reunion!
Wow, we are OLD.

Now we didn't go to the "real" reunion but attended
the pre-parties arranged by fellow classmates.
Thursday was a nice dinner with friends from elementary school-
yes, elementary school.  We still keep in touch!

Friday was a group meeting at a little pub near our old school.
It was nice to see old friends and guess who was who.
They carried it on to another bar but we left by then to 
pick up our granddaughter since she was staying with us 
for the weekend.  We stopped by the Elks lodge and had 
a drink or two (me iced tea) with my daughter and her
boyfriend.  I think we are going to join.  It's a nice place
to sit where you don't have the public coming.
I don't care for bars, you just don't know who will 
come in or what might happen.  This is 
a small town and people are known.

My college roommate was in town Saturday and I 
wanted to spend some time with her, which is why
we didn't attend the "real" reunion.   We drove
up to St Charles, MO and spent the day walking up and 
down the cobblestone streets shopping and having 
some lunch.  I found some little miniatures, which I love.
I purchased a Hurdy Gurdy and selected The Battle Hymn of
the Republic from the various tunes they had.  Additionally,
I got a little raccoon and opossum.

Coincidentally (wink, wink) there was a Quilt Shop!!!
Quilt shops across the US, Canada and Europe are having their
Row by Row Experience event where they offer either a 
free pattern or a kit to make a single row.  You can collect
and sew these rows into a quilt with rows from your state,
from various locations using a theme, etc. 

The rules are that you have to go into the store, it's a promo.
Then there are contests for who completes one the first for
each store, a junior row by row with a contest and of course
shopping while you are in the store.  No on-line sales until
after the event which ends in the Fall.

I see the surgeon tomorrow in order to schedule my next
surgery which will include a week in the hospital again.
This should be the last one!!
I'll be glad to get this over with.