Monday, August 31, 2009

Resting Comfortably

Finally--good news to report. My Dad is doing much better and is to be released from the hospital soon. I am exhausted from worry and trips to the hospital, but overjoyed that things are going so well right now.

Our funny little dog, Giz, found it very comfortable in this basket, above, that the girls fitted out for him. He climbed in and out of the basket himself and even loved being carried around in it.

By the way--Mickie--thank you so much for keeping up with my blog and all your very warm thoughts--it is hugely appreciated. :-)

Monday, August 24, 2009


I am working on tranquility and calm in the midst of all the hospital flurry and tension. Dad having some trouble recovering right now......

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rock Art Heart

This is a heart image that Em spotted on our hike a weekend ago in the Hocking Hills. It is made from natural water and mineral deposits in and on the rock face. Humans have made scratches near it and I turned the photo upside-down.
I wanted to post it today as my thoughts are on my Dad who is having heart surgery today.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

State Fair

The State Fair is over but all the fun is remembered. The lemon shake-ups, mini donuts and look at this meat extravaganza-below. We didn't eat here--we passed by too early in the morning and ended up eating later elseware--I had a footlong hotdog--eeegads--all the junk food was yummy!

That is a lot of food. We rode past the same vendor at the end of our day on the sky ride and it was still piled high with just as much meat.
This dolly was in the creative arts building's amateur showings. Very simple and cute!
The embroidery wowed me on this welcome sign.
I like the depression era fabrics used in this Ohio Star quilt.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Soak up the Shade

Imagine---you recline in the dappled shade, slowly gazing upon the sparkling lake gently lapping against the shore in the slight breeze.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Beans & Cherries

I will slowly catch up. We have not totally unpacked yet. We left for almost the whole month of July. First we visited family in NC and then friends in GA. After coming home we set off almost immediately for MI with my mom and dad.
We are really loving the fresh garden food lately. We have a vege/fruit market just down the street--corn on the cob, green beans and peaches. Then just to spoil us rotten, our town's farmer's market on the weekend. We picked blueberries in Michigan last week--the absolute best bluberries in the world. We overdosed on fruit up in Michigan. Yummy!!