Saturday, July 12, 2014

My heads too big and adventures with Grandpa Jack

Toddlers what comes out of their heads makes me wonder! For some reason if little Jack doesn't want to go somewhere he announces his head is too big and so he can't do it.He is so sincere its touching. I am not sure
where he got it .Looking back  it could be when we put his shirt on we struggle putting it over his head just a thought.

He likes to wear his sunglasses like that. lol!

This last month has been a series of summer fun and now this week My daughter started again with some tough medical treatments.I was at her home for three days and it was nice coming home last night.Hubby Morris and Maulie were happy to see me.Last week I would drop Megan off at the doctor appointment and then see what I could do with a toddler for a couple of hours,Jack loves fish so we went exploring and I found  an aquarium store he loved it between the clown fish and blue fish he was in heaven.Jack was terrified of pond fish in open tanks for some reason,
The bad part of my story is this sounds crazy now adays I don't own a cell phone and I guess I should get one because we had never been to this doctors office and  we got our signals crossed and poor Megan was waiting outside of the  medical center in the heat waiting for me I guess I was in the wrong spot.
The good part when your in the mist of your own suffering sometimes you come upon another and Megan told me of an interesting conversation with the veteran who was also waiting for someone. She made me smile when the vet told her she had an interesting Life. Friday I left her home in time for evening traffic rush after she had been gone all day having a IV treatment similar to chemo.Little Jack and I hung out and read books and watched Dino Dan til I thought my head had turned to mush. He loves Dinosaurs!
  What can I say being a mom is hard when your kids hurting. I am ashamed to say I cried alot driving home to Crest.But tears are cleansing and by the time I got home I was worn out but
feeling o.k and knew there would be a better day tomorrow.. So today  Megan is having a better day still not feeling well but not as bad as yesterday.Little Jack and Daddy Mike went to the pool and I started my time at my home doing grocery shopping and running to the library and just for me I went to the Country Loft and picked up some wool. As I searched for the perfect wool the loft was ablaze with a cackle of women.There were several classes going on and I couldn't help but overhear ladies telling their stories.Were all so much alike aren't we with sorrows and joys loves and just
trudging thru life with steel in our womens veins.It's the hard part of life developing the steel in which we can be used to help others but we all have that choice.
Now on to my pics this in the Antique Gas Steam Engine Museum in Vista.Twiice a year they have some of the tractors and old machines running for the public.
Little Jack loved all the tractor! I still have pictures of 4th of July and the Del mar fair to share. I do have a busy life sometimes. Rug hooking is Tuesday and I will take lots of pics hugs Cheri

Baking cookies using a woodburning stove! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rughooking, computers and snakes again Oh my!

                                                  Primitive Rughookers love to hook animals

What is a girl to do my old computer quit working last week.So today I have been fighting with it trying to figure out if something got unplugged. It's ridiculous I unplugged everything under the sun and then plugged the cords in again but no power.  Well I have a slight confession It didn't help I accidentally dropped it.Note to self never ever have a computer on a antique treadle sewing table It's too small and narrow. It worked for days after the drop so I still do think it's something simple I keep telling myself.
Right now I am trying to use hubby's really really small laptop to write this post. It has taken me hours to update this computer. I couldn't even get into blogger until I added chrome. I am hunched over inches from its itsy bitsy monitor just to see the screen.What dedication.
This month I joined back up with Donna's rug hooking group called Primitive Ruggers that has started to meet once a month in the day time at the Country loft.It was so much fun. I used to attend Donna's evening group but once I moved back to Crest I didn't want to drive up the long grade at night.It was so nice seeing the hookers I hadn't seen in years. The last time I had seen some of the gals little Jack wasn't even born yet.Time sure flies by.They sure made me feel welcomed back.

What a great job! 

 Today I was working in my garden and a lady on a golf cart stopped to admire my crazy painted chicken coop. I have been repainting my coop and thinning my  twenty year old Cecile Brunner rose bush. Unfortunately hubby found a baby snake wiggling under the arbor when we moved it last weekend all I can say it was too big for it to be a worm. I am getting so jumpy that I scared myself just telling my cousin a couple of days ago about the baby snake when I spied a wool worm on my bed!What a goof I jumped.

I am such a coward anything living outside that startles me freaks me out when I am gardening.So these dumb snakes that keep popping up are seriously freaking me out.Then today I was sitting on the porch telling my cousin on the phone about all the birds and how Morris is such a Hannibal lector cat
when what do I do I almost step on a dead bird on my welcome mat.  I felt horrible I wish he would just stick to lizards and gophers.I said a little prayer for the little bird and tried not to think about it.
                                                                     another nice hooked rug

                                                           Antique paper pieced quilt Janice shared

                                                                still working a way

Friday, June 13, 2014

Looking back at the last two weeks of this Simple Life of mine

                                                            I love Dee's colors

 The last few weeks flew by what can I say I left my camera in a diaper bag and didn't pick it up til this week. I went to a Fairy garden event at Summers Past Farms last Saturday and boy did I miss my camera. So this week when I was visiting my daughter I happily retrieved my camera downloaded my pictures from a couple of weeks ago and was back on blogger track.  Looking back on the last few weeks I realize I do keep busy!
Antique quilt of Janets

Antique quilt

Today I am a little bit tired from being out in the garden all morning it was pretty hot.  I found a gopher head no body thanks to Hannibal Lector Morris. I saw three lively monarch butterflies dancing around in my garden.Right now I can hear a squirrel making a distress sound Oh dear watch out for Morris! I am hoping a certain someone has a long nap so I can finish this post.
Here are some of what the gals had been up to.
In the last two weeks I went to rug hooking group,a trip to Dee's. A visit to Linda's garden to see her new patio.Her patio is so pretty it looks out at her backyard garden and has huge plantation fans.Looking out at her garden was so relaxing. It was like having an extra room to enjoy.
I picked up some plants for my garden and a pile of bricks from Linda.
 Not much done sorry to say

 I also squeezed in a doctor appointment I might have carpal tunnel I have to wear a brace for a while. The doctor didn't say I can't rug hook? I also drove to Buena Creek Gardens in San Marcos. Plus baby sitting little Jack and helping my daughter. I then stopped in and enrolled in summer reading at the library.It's so nice when your librarian knows your name it makes the world a little less impersonal. It's a simple life enjoying the good days and healthy days and never taking anything for granted,Hugs Cheri enjoy your life!

Stephanie has been busy 

Michele made these for her mom



                                                           Little Jack loved the goats and cookies

Buena Creek gardens goats 

Fun nursery

 Little Jack was playing in that water forever
A future gardener I hope!

little update
I am working on that pile of wood today 
one log at a time!