Sunday, May 30, 2010

Welcome Summer -- Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone has a safe and celebratory Memorial Day. Even with all this country's problems and challenges, take a moment to thank those who have given their lives for our country, those who returned from service with life-altering mental and physical health problems, and say a prayer for their families, too. Without their sacrifices, we would not have a country where we are free to complain about its problems and challenges. I've lived in the Middle East, and I'm grateful every single day to be home. "God Bless the USA."

We spent yesterday with Neely's parents at their lake house on Toledo Bend Reservoir. This is the view from their dock:

and this is a view from the dam:

Such a lovely place to be on a fine summer's day. My Dad loved this lake when he was alive, though he fished like he worked: full steam ahead and don't take time to enjoy the ride! He did take plenty of bass and perch from this lake over the years, though.

Now we're home for the holiday, and I think I'll spend this afternoon in my garden. I need to weed, but I think I'll take my own advice and just enjoy the ride -- and smell the flowers. Have a great day, friends.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

a late Mother's Day greeting

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day. Sorry to be late with my greetings, but I was a bit busy that week, doing this:

and this:

Life doesn't get any better. Now that I'm home, I'll post again soon. I've got some baby hats for our local hospital on my knitting needles, and a new bracelet partially assembled. And I really need to get my Etsy shop going, if I can collect my scattered thoughts. I have some new knitting bags to offer. Till then, have a beautiful day, and right now this very minute, kiss someone you love!