Monday 23 May 2022

Part two

The next part of Nana Diana's was to tell 11 things about me.

That took a bit of thinking on my part because I really do not know anymore.

So, thank you Diana for helping me stop and take a look at who I am.

Just love music, symphony to country.

I am a romantic

Fascinated by history and love touring old Victorian homes.  

I enjoy making wee care gowns for babies

and Christmas stockings for those going through chemo

Follow two amazing gals on you tube and pretend I can also decorate.

Make a just for me coffee drink

Now, that makes the day go amazing.

That about sums it up.  I am a pretty simple gal.

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Meeting the challenge by Nana Diane

Meeting the challenge from a post made in

the blog of

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Really a bit harder than I thought it would be but she said to tell her about me.

Posted some questions, so we could all play along,

 1.  Where do you like to vacation?

2.  Do you have pets?
Not sure who owns who, this is Drusilla.

3.  What is your favorite color?
That would be red. I love red.

4.  How many are in your family?
1 sister and two brothers, I have lost my sister and one brother. we have 5 children, that went out and came back with a mate so that upped it to ten. Then they multiplied and we have 11 grandchildren that have given us 7 greatgrandchildren. wow!

5.  What is your least favorite thing to do?
Drive, hate it.

6.  What is your most favorite thing to do?
sew, love to create 

7.  If money were no object what would you like to do when you retire?
I am retired, and boating is my thing.

8.   What is your favorite season?

9.   What book are you currently reading?
Sugar camp quilt, by Jennifer Chiaverini

10. What time do you go to bed, get up in the morning?
that is an interesting question because I have been going to bed at hubby time which is nine. I can not fall asleep, so why am I going to bed? Drusilla lets me sleep til 6am.

11. How long have you been blogging?
On and off for a few years, I think about six years?

The second half of this is to tell 11 things about me. I do not follow directions very well, so I will do that one at a diifferent day because I do not know what to say.

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Hoping for sun

I think this is the coldest month of May ever.

Rain, wind and just super cold. I have done very little in my tiny garden because I am cold!

I am one of those. I love the heat type person.

We do get rainbows

Picture by Mike. 

Monday 9 May 2022

Ready to go

Off to the sewing machine doctor.

Of course this would be the time I have so many projects on my list of to-dos.  

I was deep into this project when

this happened.  I tried to finding the problem.

Cleaned it out and when I tried again, again it messed up.

So, in the morning, she will be off to the shop.

Might be a good  to spend some garden time.

Sunday 8 May 2022

Happy Mothers Day

 Happy Mothers day

I never knew my mom.  she was taken way to early in a plane crash. I still wish her a happy Mothers Day

Friday 6 May 2022

Birthday Past

With Steve's birthday coming tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to visit a birthday from the past.

We are a boating family.  What better place to have cake than on the boat? I can't think of any.

We have cake

Guest arrives

 perfect for the kids, no mess

Thursday 5 May 2022

How ya doin?

 I am asked that question daily. By friends, and neighbors and I still have no answer.

I am slowly coming out of denial.  Steve has what is called vascular or stroke induced dementia.  For such a long time, I would just excuse it as "He had a stroke".  Yes, he did but as things get worse as he is able to do less and less, and I do more and more, I have to come to grips with I am not alright.

So, how am I doing?  I don't really know. I just had to make a major decision of replacing the floor of the carport, that was damaged by the neighbor's water runoff.  I pay all the bills, I do basically everything! Alone! 

I keep telling myself, I will take care of me, so far, I am not doing a very good job of that, the reason I stopped writing for a few months was I was hiding.  I don't want to face things as they are.

This is where we are today.  Tomorrow will be so different.

Wednesday 4 May 2022


 Once the trees were removed. Light could get to the area below the long branches. 

What was struggling to survive was three rose bushes.

The first one was in the worst shape 

I was hoping that cutting it back to what looked like it was alive and feeding the plant, then just maybe.

After a few weeks

It was alive and sending off new growth.

Now, to bring you up to date

So many questions.  What will the roses be like?

Tuesday 3 May 2022

 Goodbye trees 

and hello sunshine.  I know having trees cut down might be frowned upon, but these trees had to go. 

They were huge

Much of the lower branches were already dead.

To dangerous to be  on such a small lot with homes so close that should one of the trees decide to fall, it would hit  a house.

So, they had to go.  Many neighbors came by to thank me. It was a hard decision but why would anyone plant a tree that is destined to get huge on a small lot, let alone three of them.

Now that so much of the needles have been removed. Sun has brought out a gift for me, that I will share tomorrow.  

Monday 2 May 2022

Spring came 

and so did the flowers.  Winter looked so bleak for such a long time. When things look bleak, it seems like it all lasts a very long time. Our spring is wetter than usual, colder than usual, but still the flowers bloomed right on time.

Always the first to say hello.

They put on quite a show!
Next up the 
My favorite

Natures colors are so perfect, yes you can have red and yellow together.

When things look dark and bleak, hang in there, spring is right around the corner.

Sunday 1 May 2022

 Brand new!

It is a brand-new day, brand new month

Brand new me!