Where did the summer go? Can you believe tomorrow is Sept 1st?? Wow talk about the time zipping right on by, it sure did this year.
I know I had a summer full of ups and downs but I have taken the downs, dealt with them and hopefully can move on and only think of happy times. A few weeks I was totally out of the loop of the entire universe to be honest but it’s getting somewhat better. If only one could just find a switch and turn the brain off huh? But that’s not possible, as I found out, so it’s move forward and hope for the best.
The ups were good, swimming, floating, just enjoying the sun and the garden. My garden I have to say it turned out awesome this year. Now who knew I was a “farmer” huh? Haha not me, but things grew. My tomatoes are so big and so yummy. I have green and yellow beans all froze for the winter eating, plus we have had many nights with fresh beans for supper. The strawberries great, I eat them every day and use the corer from Angie!!! Carrots looking great, corn wow, it’s sooooooooooooooo high and so many ears of corn on it now. Can’t wait til it’s ready, should be a few more weeks then we can chow down on that. Also have lots of green peppers frozen to use in my winter cooking. Onions are next, they are ready for the picking and pick when I need them.
Hubby’s garden is also thriving with the cucumbers, squash, lettuce and beans. His tomatoes coming along, just small as is his corn but that’s okay. Between both gardens we have tons of fresh veggies to chow down on. I also made dill pickles and sweet pickles yum!!
Then the blackberries popped out overnight. I even went out and picked some to make a fresh pie the other day. Yeah haha too funny but as I was picking I was a praying no critter would jump out at me. Trust me I didn’t go into the bushes, just picked the ones I could reach. When I first started I was shaking from the fear of critters so much I was squashing the berries in my hand. I mean they are right there in our backyard but hell so are the critters.
That same day I was going to go to my garden and grab a tomato but got to the top step of the deck, looked down on the sidewalk and ewwwwwwwwwww!! I swear all the slimey slugs were having a family reuinon or some sort of party right there on the sidewalk. That did it for me, I never made it to my garden no way, no how. Those hummers are so gross and I hate them and won’t even chance stepping over them!!!! I made hubby go out and take care of every one of them, bust up the party. Run you slimey slugs it’s a raid!!!!
We didn’t have a lot of company like we normally do and I so missed that. I love having visitors here, it’s so great seeing everyone, cooking out, hanging out etc but this year was quiet. My sister was here for 3 short days the end of July and no one in Aug. A first for one and yeah I don’t like it. I want this place full of fun and family!!!!!! I know airlines have gone sky high ( excuse the pun) and it’s hard to bit the bullet and pay the price so it’s totally understandable.
We never even got to Idaho this year and that is also a first. Hubby didn’t take alot of time off so that blew that. He is saving his time for when he has his surgery I guess, heck who knows. I only got to see my daughter and family in July when they were here. The girls didn’t even spend their normal 2 weeks with us due to all the activities they are involved in.
Even without all the family the summer still flew. I don’t feel I have had enough pool time, but hopefully next week when our heat wave returns I can get some more in. One night we were swimming at midnight and it was so neat. The water like bathwater and the sky, oh wow, the night sky was absolutely beautiful. Enough moonlight to light up the entire back yard and enough stars twinkling that you had no choice but to relax, swim and enjoy the beautiful summer evening.
I am still doing my wii fit daily and still bowing every night. I have a jig saw puzzle I am working on, some knitting and crocheting going on and taking care of mama. I have been baking, cleaning and shopping and a day is nothing anymore. I mean I plan so much that I want to get done and before I know it, it’s midnight again.
I have had the urge to dig out my sewing machine and sew but have nothing to make hahaha. I am hoping the girls call and want me to make their Halloween costumes again, I so enjoy that. Guess I am just in a “crafty” mood lately. I have to get to JoAnn’s again and get some ideas I guess.
I am still Christmas shopping and have a good start on it. Have alot of the relatives done all ready and it’s a good feeling. Each time I go out I try to find something for someone and pick it up. Hey the way time is going Christmas will be here before we even realize.
We did re-do our main bathroom last week. I was planning on deep cleaning, washing the walls etc the said oh screw that let’s paint, put in a new floor and just do it all nice and new. We got that done in two days and I love it. Have to think of another project like that, haha well actually a challenge cause that’s what it was.
So that’s the gist of my summer and now it’s time to flip the calendar to September and face another month. A good month cause yep Kelly M’s birthday is Sept 11th, Everyone mark that on your calendar and make sue you give her a shout out on that day!!! My daughters anniversay is the 3rd and my long time friend’s birthday is the 2nd. Any of you have birthday’s, anniversaries in Sept? Let us all know so we can pop in an wish you a great day, okay???