Summer Days, Summer Daze

Hello friends how are you? Sorry I have been a little MIA over here on the blog. But just as it happens every year at this time, work has been in the way of blogging or actually the flow of any creative juices that I might possibly have.

I work in tourism and it has been crazy. Don’g get me wrong I am so happy for all the visitors that we have had. I’m glad to see that people are traveling and having fun and spending money. The only problem is we are somewhat short staffed and that makes everything a little trickier.

I have been working ten and twelve hour days and getting home barely in time to eat a little dinner and talk with hubs and love on the fur babies. It doesn’t leave a lot of time to get things done. I feel like I am in a summertime daze and work and sleep is about all I get done.

On Sunday I am hosting an anniversary party for my sister and her husband. It is their fiftieth wedding anniversary!!! They were high school sweethearts and now they are celebrating fifty years. Wow what a milestone. I am making a special cake for them. I can’t wait to show you the pictures, fingers crossed it turns out well. My niece is helping with all the prep work and she is going to come up on Saturday and help me clean my house. We should have about twenty five to thirty people so it is going to be a blast!!! A lot of our family hasn’t gotten together since COVID so this will be a great time to reunite.

My cutter that I use to cut my shrubs suddenly stopped working. It’s not electric so I don’t know why I say it like that. It just wouldn’t cut, I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s one of those long handled cutters. I started to use it last week and it wouldn’t close. Maybe it needed oil? Not sure, but I can’t believe that would make it suddenly stop working. It was almost like it was bent and the blades wouldn’t come together. I hadn’t used it in awhile and you would believe this if you looked at my shrubs right now. So I don’t know what has happened to it. I went to the hardware store Saturday morning and got me a new one. It is so nice, and red. I love red so I am thinking this will make me want to use it more than ever. I also bought some hedge trimmers, a tomato cage, and a spider web thingy that you use to get spider webs off of the outside of your windows. I had a blast at the hardware store. Clothes shopping is fun but there is something to be said about a trip to Lowe’s, Home Depot, or just your local hardware store.

I also went to the estate sale in town that is held about once or twice a month. It is held at the same location. The people in charge of the estate sales place all of the items from each estate in this one building and starting on Thursday they open it to the public. On Friday everything is 25% off and on Saturday everything is 50% off and by Sunday if there is anything left it is usually 75% off. They didn’t have the sale on Thursday this past week so everything was not 50% off until Sunday. This particular sale had a lot of dishes and oil paintings. I almost went back on Sunday but I didn’t really find anything I couldn’t live without.

The temps here have been quite lovely but the humidity feels like you are walking in warm water. I guess it could be 95 degrees and high humidity so the 85 degrees does feel somewhat better. I feel like I sweat all the time in the summer. Hormones could be to blame. Maybe being out of shape adds to the sweat trickling into places it shouldn’t or maybe it is just the hot stinking heat. Whatever, it is hot and sticky right now.

I bought a new comforter for my bed last week and that made me decide to order new curtains. I ordered white lace curtains. They were so white, sparkling white, blinding white. I decided to put them in a tea bath and stain them a little. I didn’t have any tea bags so I made several cups of tea in my Keurig and poured that into the sink with some warm water. I let each curtain panel soak for about ten minutes and then I rinsed them and hung them to dry. I love them. It toned them down just enough to not have the blinding white color.

You can tell quite a bit of difference in the two colors. After I rinsed them and hung them up they lightened up just a bit and I love them.!!!
I wish I had taken a picture of the curtains when they were hanging and blindingly white. I love this soft muted color.
Of course Kitty Kitty loves the bed and thinks this is just for her.
The berries are starting to ripen we should have enough for a blackberry pie very soon.
Beautiful summer scenes. The grass and trees are so green. We have had a lot of rain and everything is growing like crazy!!!
Doesn’t this lemonade look yummy and refreshing? I haven’t tried it yet I saw this on Facebook and can’t wait to try it.

How is your summer going?

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!!!

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