Thursday, July 5, 2012

Around Our Patch

 I cleaned and tidied yesterday and because I moved a little red desk from the Pom Pom room up to the kitchen, I'm SO sore.  

 While we were sitting around the table eating hotdogs and hamburgers, Kelli said, "It's either feast or famine around this house when it comes to napkins."  True!  Why IS that?  Silly.

 Pools and balls and girls!  By the time the granddaughters are here, I'm too flighty to grab the camera.

 Guess who likes the Wendy House best?  Yes.  Me.  
 Brace yourself for a messy sight:  I've got a little work to do in my creative space.
 Catherine at Angel in the Garden showed some photos of her sweatshirt repurposing.  Her creation was romantic and lovely, like she is!  Even though my plans worked out okay, the end product is well . . . weird.  Jeff said, "It's very grandmotherly.  That's a good owl!"  I'll wear this in the privacy of my own home.  I can't just show you the good stuff.  There isn't enough of it!
 Oh, did you want to see our Jenny and her baby bump?  Yes, there she is!  LOVE!

 You can tell that the earth around the lilies is VERY dry.  We need a little rain.  Can you spot the toadstool here?
Kelli has been "cat sitting" for this lovely boy.  His name is Cypress.  Look at his smart face!  I love his stripes.  
I think instead of a workout, I need a walk today.  Yesterday when I was taking frequent "sit downs" while sweeping, mopping, moving things from one house level to the next, I thought, "Tomorrow, I am going to rest.  I am going to sit around."  It still sounds like a good idea.  Even though I'm going to sit around, I wanted to tell you about a cool website called MindShift.  This post shares how to prevent summer brain drain (it applies to grown ups, too!) Another link also has some creative ideas for playing and learning.  I found the suggestions inspiring.  It's good to get out, get around.  
I've been enjoying all the interesting blog posts I've read over the last few weeks.  You're smart!
More later . . . bye bye!

17 comments:

Charlotte said...

Your craft room looks neater than mine! Just sit back and rest today...that's what i'm going to do!

♥ the quiet homemaker said...

So much to read, I don't know what to comment on! I LOVE coming here! :) Your sweet girl looks radiant with her tummy full of blessings. :) Love you PP, I hope you stop feeling sore soon, rest up ok? xxx

M.K. said...

Oh, you sweetie! You are such a bright, colorful person. I LOVE that you like the Wendy House best. I would too. I've always loved houses, dolls' houses, play houses. They fascinate me. I'm sorry to inform you that your creative room is NOT messy. You'll have to work harder at that. if you can still see the floor that well, it's not messy yet - haha!!
You know, the only photo in this post that looks like "me" is the one with the gray kitty and the white bed -- nice boring colors, a plain palate. That's what's neat -- I love your colorful creativity b/c it's something I can't get, but I love seeing it in others! Please do relax and enjoy your summer and refresh your mind. And DON'T haul anything else big up the stairs! Happy Toadstools!

Farm Girl said...

It is nice to get caught up with you. I love rearranging things. I love taking one thing from one room and how it looks brand new in a different place.
My hubby went back to work today. You know, big projects that have to be done? I am rattling around trying to remember how it is when I am alone.
I laughed about the napkins. It is so true, it is always feast or famine at our house too with napkins.
I am going to take my book and go out to the swimming pool and sit under an umbrella and just enjoy life.
Have a great day Pom Pom

Happy@Home said...

Baby bumps, polka dot beach balls, toadstools ... so many cute and happy things at your house. I like the changes you've made. All so cute. I'm right with you on the Wendy house. I'd love it in there.
I'm off to check out your links now.

TexWisGirl said...

cypress - what a great name. your home has lots of bright colors! and i liked the 'grandmotherly owl'. :)

Bonnie said...

I'm a bit embarassed to say it but your craft room looks cleaner than mine. I need to get on mine and I will....later.

Attic Clutter said...

Love the tea pot-- all the colors in your house too (:)
Have fun w/ the grandkids..and thanks so much on the manni's eyes(:)
hugs..Patty

Lisa Richards said...

Good to see what you're up to! We're just loafing around and enjoying the temps in the '80's instead of the '90's! Take it easy!

Little Black Footprints said...

You have such a good way of writing that I get nicely lost in your words to the point where I actually relax,have you ever thought of writing books? I bet there is lots of excitement around your daughters baby and she looks so radient :) I dare not even mention my craft space it has been stuck on my list of things to do for some time believe me yours is tidy x

Sara said...

Hi Pom Pom! I hope you had a good day of rest yesterday. You gave us a lot of links to visit. Yes, those repurposed sweatshirts are very lovely and romantic...I like all that lace and the flowers. They look much better on the hangers than they would on me however (sigh)...

Your photos of the colorful balls floating in the colorful pools are so peaceful and fun at the same time. Of course, when the little ones arrive, no more serenity!

Now I need to visit a couple more of your links....

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hey there toadstool sister,what a great post,starting off with the toadstools! Your home is right up my street,love everything...
Oh I LOVE the wendy house :) You wouldnt get me out of there either!Love your messy creative space, and you know that saying 'creative clutter is better than idle neatness',thats my moto,anyway!
Bless Jenny and her baby bump :)
You are sure welcome to some of our rain,the garden is squelchy and water logged :(
So glad for my new pathways so i can still feed the birdies.Enjoy your rest my lovely and have a great weekend,love juliexxx

Susan B said...

I always love your posts, they are so much fun!! The baby bump is precious. :) And I love your red polka dot teapot. Cypress is a handsome kitty! He looks like a sweetie too. I hope you have a very enjoyable weekend!!

Flowers in the Window said...

What a lovely post! Gorgeous photos especially the balls in the pool! And I love your t shirt. Maggie xx

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You are such a cheerful person and the red everywhere just shouts that out....oh the toad stools, so much fun..napkins...oh know that one too well

Looks like there has been some fun at your house...and the baby bump, how exciting and what a blessing

wayside wanderer said...

I can see myself enjoying those bright pools with balls. It is so hot here a little dip would be nice.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Pom, it's so hot here that I stayed on my Wendy room only 30 minutes or so. Just too hot today; it's been a wash out. Took a nap, thinking of going to bed early.
Think I'll visit MindShift instead; thanks for the link!

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