It was a beautiful evening yesterday. We took Cookie on the golf cart and drove around our neighbourhood and after that headed to the Dairy Queen for the first ice cream of the season.
When we still had Pebbles, it was one of the most fun things we did. We would take the "Girls" out for ice cream. We would take them in the convertible and all the little kids would come over and want to pet them. If they had any ice cream left on their faces, the dogs took that as an indication to give them a big kiss.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose F. Kennedy
"Rain Rain Go Away ...but we are still here to learn and play!!!
Well, it rained but we never let it get us down. We had an excellent Ed. program that taught about waves and energy. The kids really liked it and learned a lot. Unfortunatley, the fireworks were a no go, so we went to the outlet mall instead. It was a huge hit with the crew. Tomorrow we are off to Hollywood studios then home. Expect a phone call after 12:00am for a pick up time :)
You never know when you might need a label to add a little
"We had an awesome time :) No Sunburns and everyone stayed hydrated! We have been told about 5 times how awesome are kids are. From Flight Attendants to Disney Employees, Riverside's Students continue to impress! And the Rubber Chicken was on the Radio! Tomorrow is Animal Kingdom with our first Ed program on Animal Husbandry. "
"Animal Kingdom was great as usual. The ed program on careers and animal conservation really made the kids think! Blue Man Group was phenomenal! On of the best shows for teenagers in existence. The whole crowd sang Happy Birthday to Mandana! We have 3 birthdays this week. Jessica got serenaded by a quartet, Mandana an Audience...who knows what will happen next!!!"
I found this vintage tea table cloth when Cindy was down last time.
Some of the fabric choices from my collection...who knows what I will come up with a color combination as I need 4 different colors to make the bag...stay tuned.
I bought the Hawaiian fabric in Hawaii in 1994 and the one below that is a vintage bark cloth curtain panel.
When Cindy was down here in April, she bought this great fountain and has it on her deck outside her window...Doesn't it look beautiful?
I am sure in the hot summer it will be lovely and give the birds another place to drink
Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.
By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course.
Henry Mitchell, The Essential Earthman, 1981
The picnic basket and the lunch spot on OK Lake at Naramata.
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.
Jim had built me this 2 sided unit on wheels when we were in Nelson and it has been such a good fit for both of my rooms. It holds nearly all of my fabric on both side. The other side is near my sewing machine.
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.
Off to work, finally a bit warmer today and surley for Mother's day on Sunday it should be sunny, don't you think?
So, take up a journal, a few colored pencils, paints or watercolors and start to play...see what inspires you and make it yours.
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.