Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Jolly Latest Date!

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          What does Jolly think? 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Summer Stuff

Hello friends!  I'm having a wee problem with blogger at the moment. Maybe it's just waited this long to update. I'm on a different computer, so bear with me. 
It is that time in the summer season when all the garden plants get either tired or tangled.  I could pull out garbage cans full of excess right now. Do you feel that way? It's only August and I am feeling ready to pull things up for fall.  
The flowers are lovely though.  I won't tug and pull and be ruthless just yet.
I wanted to link to Jolly's visit at Angela's so here you go:  
Oh!  Tim had a birthday some time in the summer (we don't know the exact date of his birth because he was rescued in Texas and driven up to a pet store in our area).  He received gifts.  He's very spoiled.  He and Noah are near the same age.  Can you believe they are 5 years old?  Wow!  Time flies.   
I am going up to see my mom on Tuesday.  Jenny is coming with me. It will be so nice to be in her company.
I'm trying to think about the fall and what my time will be like.  Will I be super busy and exhausted?  Will I find a rhythm?  My Wednesday commitment will be more all consuming than it was before.  Zoom wasn't all consuming but teaching the fourth and fifth graders and going over our Bible study with the other teachers and leaders took a good amount of time.  Now I want to support the teachers in my new role, but I'm still learning the ropes.   I hope I feel like I have a handle on it soon.  
I need to turn over a new leaf in regard to house cleaning.  Things around here need to be shored up, shined up, and pared down.  Sigh.
I want more time to spend communing with Jesus, singing to Him, praying thoughtfully and with a worshipful heart, and writing in my journal.  I WILL do it.  I want to move away from overthinking things. Do you overthink things?
Anyway,  I thank you for popping by. I hope you are well.

Friday, August 13, 2021

You MUST See This!

 Oh my!  Jolly arrived in England without a hitch!  I really LOVE it that each hostess has taken her time to entertain him, find him wife candidates, and apply her own style to his tour.  Aren't people kind?  I'm so thankful!

Angela will keep him for a while and I will keep you updated when she posts about Jolly.  Here is the recent post about his arrival: Jolly in England

It's yarn crawl time which means Colorado knitters visit as many wool shops as they wish to and get stamps or stickers for each shop.  I don't participate but I did get a bargain when I happened to be in Longmont near the shop there.  Many yarn stores hold special sales during this time. These are mini skeins for socks or shawls. Aren't they lovely?

A sweet friend and I organized the teacher resources for the children's program at Bible study.  Doesn't it look great? 
I got this book in the mail.  Does it look interesting?
I think THIS one looks VERY interesting!
I've had this book for a while, but I'm revisiting it.  There are so many yummy veggie recipes inside!
The glads that Millie Rose and I planted are wonderful!  I've never been successful with them before so YAY!

Thank you for visiting Angela (and Jolly) and thank you for visiting ME.  You're nice.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Rivers, Rocks, and Jolly Leaving for England!

Sondra and I went to a lovely park up in Lyons, Colorado and had a rainy picnic! There were many families there enjoying all the park features.  We even saw rafts of moms, dads, and kids going down the river!

Today Bill and I are going up to meet our Brad for lunch!  He and April had their 19th (or was it 18th?) anniversary yesterday!  WOW! They are a lovely pair!  

MK did one more post before she sent Jolly off to Angela!  Definitely go read it.  It's darling!

Jolly Heads for England! 

I pray you are feeling encouraged.  I pray that you look to Heaven as your forever home.  

I am so glad you come by and say hello to me. It really is wonderful!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Flowers, Socks, and Jolly the Romance Man

Hello to YOU!  Here are some flowers for you!  I had a HUGE armload of bouquets for the five actresses when they completed their summer camp theater shows.  

Kelli's household needed two more cats (total 5 now and three dogs).  Aren't they darling?  They look like Tim, don't they?  They are very soft and have long bunny feet.  

I finished a shortie sock.  Now to knit its pair.
A friend came for lunch and we had a yummy plate of all this stuff.
I made my Mexican dress into a tunic. 
We went to a new ice cream place.  They had gluten free cones.  HEAVEN!
We've been to the pool!
We've eaten more pizza this summer than we did last summer.  Gulp.
I even went to the pool by myself one day and swam some laps.  I wore my contacts and my goggles (and a funny green tie dye swim cap) and it was so fun to glide (very slowly) through the water.  I do love a swim.  Yes, I have a bump on my foot from those purple sandals.
I finally finished these funny gold and green socks.  One is bigger than the other and they are a bit drab but they fit alright and it's good to have a pair. I couldn't just stop after one, could I?
The zucchini is beautiful!  Each one is shiny and looks like a prize winner.  We need to make some zoodles.
I learned a new knitting technique (well, new to me) called the magic loop.  I watched lots of YouTube tutorials and finally figured out how to do it.  I have never knit a sock toe up before either.  These are called scrappy socks.  I love them and I just want to knit, knit, knit.
Oh hi, Jolly!  How ARE you?  Did you have fun at MK's?  Are you feeling very loved?

Click on this link to find out! Jolly at MK'S

 The weather cooled off today and since I sat for hours knitting I decided to hop on my bike and go for a easy cruise around the neighborhood.  Oh, I do love swimming and biking!  I really do!  

We're having pizza again for dinner.  I love gluten free pizza and I love having a cooking break.

I am glad it is August but I do have a little more "to do's" than I normally do and I must pace myself and apply myself.  Yikes.

Thank you for popping in, nice person.