How many turtles do you need to have before you are considered a Turtle Farm?
We had a log on the lawn and Joel was grunting about having to haul it to the woods and I said just roll it into the pond for the turtles to sun on. The turtle watch began, we made a bet ($1) on how long it would take for the turtles to find the log, I said two weeks, Joel said a few days. It was one day and we had two turtles. So Joel won. Now I get turtle grams as the number on the log increases. I wonder if the turtles sent out an open invitation to the neighborhood? As of this mornings turtle gram there are eight turtles. Seriously, I thought we only had a couple turtles in the pond. I am not sure what kind they are, I think one is a snapper the others are smallish and dark in color with a red stripe. Its been kind of amazing to watch this unfold.
Here is my sweet boy, Zeek. Such a good dog, best rescue dog ever, got him at 6 months and he will be 10 this December.
the quilt is quilted and binded.... Whew. In the nick of time. Sam is laughing because the cat thinks he should be able to climb the quilt while she is holding it. Nate is very pleased and loves it. I always hope people feel loved when they sleep under a quilt I've made. I certainly think about how much they mean to me as I am stitching it together. I hope the fibers hold on to some of that energy and pass it on to my loved ones.
For my birthday and to repair the storm damage to the closet, Joel decided it should be lined with cedar and given a wooden floor, new lighting and new cedar organizers.
isn't it amazing? How am I ever going to sell this house. He keeps making me like it more. The rug we got on our honeymoon in Turkey looks fantastic in here. I do feel alittle princess-ish in the morning going in here to pick out my clothes.
speaking of clothes, this closet is very organized because I have taken 3-4 loads of stuff that no longer fits to the Salvation Army. I am almost three months out, down 4 sizes and 71 pounds...
We are still cleaning up from the storm, now that we have heard from the insurance company.
It has been a very busy few weeks. We took a few days and headed to Buffalo and Canada for a family wedding.
Sam took this photo of one of my hens. I have to say I just love it.
Then we took three days and camped at Letchworth State Park. Joel and I had a wonderful, relaxing time. Lots of easy hiking for me.
I finished piecing Nathan's quilt and I plan on having it quilted by the time he heads off to his senior year at Elmira College. The pattern is Army Stars and Stripes, which is fitting for my ARMY ROTC son, whom is currently at Fort Bliss, TX doing an internship there in their ICU unit.
Here are Joel and I at the wedding in Canada, marking almost my 2 month post op and as of today I am down 64 #'s and really feeling great. I do have a stricture which I have had to have streched twice and once more is planned, but I really have so much more energy and am happy the weight is coming off.
a very huge pine tree snapped off half way up and hit the house and smashed the end of the deck off of the house. I now have water coming in my closet, so I know there is structural damage. Here we go again..
still no power... other trees and limbs down on the property
This story started last May 2013 with work that Joel was doing to the back of the house. I finally got the photos taken to show you the amazing work that he has yet again accomplished.
We decided this spring to enclose this end of the porch with railings, so that on nice days when we are not home we could leave the pups out on this end of the house under the porch in the shade.
We still have work to do, edging with rocks and more mulch, but he has done more than I ever dreamed to make this home a real showcase. Not to mention that this project has cut down the mud that the dogs would track into the house 90% and that is a HUGE deal.
No matter who it is, it takes bravery to put yourself out there in any medium, but photos well they don't say a photo is worth a thousand words for nothing...
So this is the before photo, when I decided that my journey to weight loss needed to begin after I saw photo's of myself at Thanksgiving 2013 (with my mother in law, Sharon and Samantha). With in a week I had my appointments to start my journey.
Here I am on this past Monday, 1 month post operative (down 40#'s) with Nathan. I wanted a photo of us together before he headed off to Fort Knox for LDAC. When done there he will fly off to Fort Bliss in Texas for one of his nursing internships. This photo also made me realize I need some new bra's, the girls are not where they belong...OIE. I really would like to not spend the money, but for some reason, bra's cost as much as an entire outfit. Why? I have no clue, its a scam...few scraps of fabric, two wires and a couple of hooks and they still cost more than a flight into space. At least in space I wouldn't need the damn bra.
and this just because it made me really laugh and its true.....