I really enjoy mowing and it’s something I can still do even if I’m not quite as mobile as I used to be. I’m enjoying a beer on the porch and looking out over a beautiful mowed backyard. The squirrels are busy gathering walnuts, I can hear a woodpecker in the grove rata-tat-tatting away and the orioles are still coming to the grape jelly feeders. It’s one of those few days in the year that there is no wind – highly unusual and greatly appreciated when it does happen.
After 3 hours of mowing this afternoon I was almost done when I did a zero turn and my tire spun off – Rick said it must have been going flat during all that mowing.
Of course when he takes it with him tomorrow to work to get it fixed he’ll embellish the story something like this – “she can tear up an anvil!” And I’m reminded of a story he loves to tell about an elderly farm lady who called her lawn mower dealer and wanted to order a new riding lawnmower. The dealer, not knowing if the woman was in her right mind, called the woman’s son and asked him if he should take the woman seriously. The son told him that if mom wanted a new lawn mower, to deliver the son of a ______ and don’t ask any more questions.
I told Rick to just fix the son of a ________ and let me finish mowing!
Denise and I installed a security program on the blog and it’s so secure it won’t let either of us into the admin page and it’s warning you that I might be an imposter! Well, better safe than sorry, I guess, but we are still working on it every day and hope to get it all straightened out in the next few months. There will be some changes made.
When Reed sewed yesterday we watched The Music Man. He had never seen it before and I had not watched it for years. It was so delightful and I remember when the movie premiered in Mason City at Band Festival. All the stars in the movie came to town and were in the parade. Every member of every marching band got a commemorative key chain that I’m still using to this day. That was in 1962 and Rick and I were freshmen. Such a sweet memory.
Reed and I promise to show you what he’s working on in the next week or so. School starts Friday already. Sad.
Today is Connie and Roy’s 47th wedding anniversary – she’s in Chicago with Grace and Rex but when she gets home I’ll ask her to show you the anniversary quilt we made her years ago.
Here’s a picture of Kathy from western NY who travels with the dogs in their motor home – which would be the only way I’d consider traveling. I loved the picture, Kathy!
And here’s a picture of a sweet little quilt that Mary H. made from a Country Threads Scrap Bag purchased just a few years ago.
I’m praying this blog post reaches you with no problems. If it presents problems, please know we’re working on it. I never know what’s ahead when I push the button that says “publish”. I always hold my breath until I start hearing from you.
Here we go!