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June 10th, 2014, 07:01 AM

Happy Tuesday folksies!

Looks like the beginning of another wonderful day here on The Hill. I think my most favorite time of day is Sunrise, followed closely by Sunset. Years ago when the kids were little, my favorite time was nap time. When I was working 10 hours a day behind the chair, it was anytime I got to sit down. But now? Sunrise, Sunset. Oh, why did I say that? Now, I will have that song from Fidler in my head all day. Quick, get me another coffee, Sandy. If I have to have a song in my head, I will choose instead that song "I'm yours" by Jason Mraz. I will always, always, always love that song. Let me tell you why:

A few years ago when Mom was in the middle of what everyone, including the dr's, thought was dying, I was in the middle of writing on my blog. I used to have a music playlist on there. One of the songs was I'm Yours. My DD had left her laptop at Mom's by accident, so, I was happy as a clam, eluding reality during the middle of the night, mostly listening to the playlist. When that finished playing, my Mom, looking every inch like the Princess and The Pea, called out, "Can you play that song again?" "Sure", I replied. "What about that song do you like?" Her answer? "Oh, I don't know. It makes me feel like I am young again and on vacation. And I'm yours and you are mine." She doesn't remember that today, but, I will never forget that sweet moment or that song. So, yeah, I'll have that song stuck in my head today.


Now, if that song doesn't make you SMILE, I will think you are almost a lost cause. So, SMILE!

June 10th, 2014, 07:22 AM
Mornin', Blondie! Great song!
Although, I am not smiling today; I will have to call into work this morning. Why, you ask? It has rained since yesterday afternoon and the ground is so saturated the sump pump in the basement cannot keep up and there is water in 3 different areas of the basement floor. Hubby is in Arkansas and I can't find the hose attachment to the shop vac, so I'm trying to suck up water with my carpet steam cleaner. Slow go! Oh, and we're supposed to have s house showing later today...go figure, right?
It's times like this I want to be with hubby and away from this complicated house and start our new family life. I hope it stops raining soon.....

June 10th, 2014, 07:23 AM
Morning Blondie,

I love starting the day with music....loved it! That tune makes me want to sing and dance.

I'm going to Cuba to work alone today. It will be a long day, but it's necessary. We have tenants moving in this weekend so we're under the gun.

The fabric for the binding on the You've Got Mail quilt came yesterday, but it will be several days before I have time to work with it.

Wishing everyone a blessed day....

June 10th, 2014, 07:44 AM
Morning all,

Sherri- Sorry to hear about your flooding. Our basement floods when we get heavy rains sometimes too. :( Never a fun time.

Barb- Bring us back some of those expensive hand-rolled cigars. ...oh, not that Cuba...?

We drove home from Tennessee yesterday. It took about 10 hours because of traffic and the baby but was otherwise uneventful. We had a nice visit with the g-parents. Here is a picture of me and my mom and of course, Little Man.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/362_1_zpstvhq1uxm.jpg (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/HandsomeRyan/media/362_1_zpstvhq1uxm.jpg.html)

Here is mom and baby asleep on my mom's couch. Being cute is apparently very tiring...
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h170/HandsomeRyan/IMAG0178_zpsbe7pjhdu.jpg (http://s64.photobucket.com/user/HandsomeRyan/media/IMAG0178_zpsbe7pjhdu.jpg.html)

June 10th, 2014, 07:45 AM
Good morning friends. Another sunny day today but the rains are a coming. My retreat is Thursday-Sunday and I don't care if it rains. Laundry today and start gathering my stuff to take.

Yesterday after work, I went shopping for notaries. HOLY SMOLY they charge an arm and a leg.

I got my plant planted, but I did not take the tag off yet.

So that is my day.

Have a wonderful day friends.

June 10th, 2014, 07:47 AM
Ryan I don't know why there is no LIKE button on your post, but I LIKE.

June 10th, 2014, 08:24 AM
Cute photos. It's pretty clear who you and your little one resemble.

Navy Wife
June 10th, 2014, 08:30 AM
Good morning all. I'm up earlier than usual so I can start loading the motorhome before the heat hits. I can turn on the A/C while I'm putting things away, but I have to be outside to get everything from the house out to the garage.

It looks like Tennessee sunshine agrees with Little Man, Ryan. He is so cuddly. Makes me wish my great grands were a little closer. I will get to cuddle the 9 month old in a few weeks.

Have a great day everyone!


June 10th, 2014, 08:31 AM
Good morning!!
Great song!!
Great photos!

Everyone have a good day!!

June 10th, 2014, 08:37 AM
Good morning! Ryan, it's easy to see that Sawyer knows what a camera is...great photo! Nothing exciting going on here. Looking forward to a quiet day. Sherri, my basement leaks during heavy rains so I understand what you're dealing with. I hope everyone has a good Tuesday!

Iris Girl
June 10th, 2014, 08:41 AM
Just popping in quickly to say Have a great day!. Ryan that little man is very handsome! Looks raining and cloudy here. No matter off to work. Did some quilting on my UFO for the month which are quilts for PICU group. Hugs for all the want them.

June 10th, 2014, 09:00 AM
Great song Blondie.
Sherri, when my ex hubby and I sold our house, it too used to get water in the basement. We had lots of rain and of course lots of water the night before a showing. We spent the whole night sucking up water and running fans to dry everything out. When they came through, it was dry as a bone. Lots of work, and can be very stressful, so I know what you're going through. Hang in there, it'll all work out.
Ryan, Sawyer is a little ham in front of the camera...LOL he is such a cutie and getting so big!
Well, rain here today so I'll be doing some errands. I need to get out to the vegetable garden and do some much needed weeding. Tomorrow is going to be a better day for that.
Well, not much going on here, just lots of cleaning and de cluttering.
Hope everyone has a great day!

June 10th, 2014, 09:21 AM
Good morning! Surfacing for a minute to check in and say hello! I am trying to finish reading a book because book 8 of the Outlander series has downloaded onto my Nook overnight and I will go back to being MIA till I finish it!

((((((((((((((Hugs to all))))))))))))))))

Sandy Navas
June 10th, 2014, 09:35 AM
Sending up armloads and bushels of prayers for Sherri. Sure hope she can sell that place and get her life back on an even keel. Hugs, my dear friend.

I can't believe how much Sawyer has grown. I'll bet his grandmother is having fits because she's not closer. Nothing more dear than seeing grand kids grow.

Did a bunch of stitching yesterday. I'm finally getting my green quilt put together!!! Doing a pattern called Black and White Delight - designed for three fabrics with emphasis on B&W - but I'm using all greens. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this. It's the first quilt I've done that is just for MOI. I am about halfway through with the 12" blocks - anticipate 36 to 42 total.

Al began putting a fresh coat of sealer on the deck yesterday - I caught glimpses of him up and down on the ladder as he was coating the railings. Of course it rained again last night. We are wondering how long it is going to take before the yard is dry enough so the tree clean-up crews can get their trucks and chippers in.

Today I am hoping to continue some stitching away . . . and while I'm at it I'll be thinking and praying for all my forum friends in need.

Help us do today the things that matter, not to waste the time we have.

Andrea F
June 10th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Good morning to all of you! It's already 2:30 pm here and I'm still tired. The weekend was very exhausting, my sister and I travelled to NY and back in three days, we had to cut our trip very short and very unexpectedly. (Nobody is ill, just bad karma.)
Sorry to hear about the water in your basement, Sherri. We sometimes have some water in our basement too if the wind comes in a bad angle pushing the rain behind the isolation and it's really a bummer. Hope you get it all out and dry quickly.
The sun is shining here after a night with a short but severe thunderstorm in our area. A big branch got ripped of a tree and fell on DH's car and made a big dent in the front lid and car wing. Fortunately, the insurance is going to cover for the damage.
I'm going to spend the rest of the day with sewing therapy and probably most of the coming week.
Have a great day everybody!

June 10th, 2014, 09:51 AM
Sherri, I will focus my prayers all day today on the sale of your house. Forum members, want to join me?? What time is the showing?

Blondie, thank you for posting your song. I was a retreat leader for a group of high school girls and you brought back special memories.

"Help us do today the things that matter, not to waste the time we have." Thanks Sandy, I needed this.

I'm going to spend this rainy day doing laundry and sewing. It's been a long time since I've spent the day in my sewing room.

Have a great day!!

June 10th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Sherri, I will focus my prayers all day today on the sale of your house. Forum members, want to join me?? What time is the showing?

Thanks, Robin! The showing is supposed to be after 5:00 PM today, unless they cancel due to the yucky wet stuff....pray the basement gets dry!

June 10th, 2014, 10:02 AM
It's so God to get back to you guys.

Blondie bless you and continue to smile. I like the cookie monster sign. When my children were little,my DS favorite toy was a cookie monster stuffed animal. This brings back many wonderful memories.

And who could resist little Sawyer's precious fave. What a nice pic with your mom,Ryan.

Sherri I will pray more for you today. I sympathize with.you.

Have a great day everyone and enjoy each moment.

June 10th, 2014, 10:29 AM
Rain, Rain go away, Little Sherri needs a dry basement today! Hope the prayers work and the house sells ASAP!
Andrea, So glad you got home OK. Thanks Blondie for the song, it and little Sawyer brought some big smiles to my face. That little guy is such a little charmer, knows how to ham it up for the cameras.

Still light rain here today so no excuse for not getting house stuff like laundry and dusting done as DS#3 and kids will be here Friday night for the Father's Day weekend. We're having our annual Father's Day BBQ on Sunday and while everyone doesn't have to sing for their BBQ supper they each have to make food or set up the deck and house. One thing I Have To Do is take a photo of the COC quilt top I made last week and then pack it up to send to Blondie. Can't find any of those Tyvex Priority Mail Envelopes any longer, they are perfect in size and strength to use when mailing quilts.

No more lollygagging, I'm off to get stuff done.

June 10th, 2014, 10:44 AM
Mornin all!!

It's so nice to start off the day with Sawyer smiles!

Sherry, I will be joining the others today for prayers that you sell your house today. I hope you can get the water situation under control.

It's been rainy here lately and I think I'm ready for some sunshine.

Have a great day all!!!!!

June 10th, 2014, 12:43 PM
Sherri, add my prayers and good thoughts to those coming your way.
Ryan, that little fella just makes my arms ache to want to cuddle him. :icon_happy:
Blondie, love that song too! Hard to not sing along (for which my neighbors truly give thanks for)
Sandy, I am so glad you are enjoying working on your "Green Delight" quilt. Hope you get some more time in today for it.

Not much doing here today...humidity just rose up and I am heading to the basement to get away from it. I work work some more on my Friendship Braid piece and do up some of the laundry at the same time. That is as close to multi-tasking as I will ever get.:0

Have a great day everyone and blessed be.

June 10th, 2014, 01:55 PM
OOO, I am just gonna squeak in before noon. Blondie, love the song. Sherri, praying your house dries up and sells quickly. Ryan, Mini Cooper melts my heart.
Today will be uneventful I hope. After a melt down yesterday, today I am going to try to get some sewing done. DD is off today, which should mean I am off, but not today. She is taking my oldest GD to see "The Fault in the Stars". I hope it doesn't upset her to much.
So that means I have the 2 little ones. Guess we will se what kind of trouble we can get in to.

June 10th, 2014, 02:54 PM

OK. I had to sing along too. Fortunately for them, no one else is home!

We are still getting the new goatlets settled in. The buckling decided that it might be time to start getting randy. That's pretty impressive for 3 months old. His half-sister didn't like that idea, so Edvard is now alone in his pen. Errol is beginning her transition into the doe herd. I like to keep new goats separate for a couple weeks, but I'd also rather not have her bred at 4 months old either.
I did get some more of the color block quilt cut. This thing is going to be a pain in my arse no matter what I do. I'll be glad to have it assembled. And to think it was supposed to be a fairly mindless project! :icon_rolleyes:

Em is getting close to the end of school. She's not really happy about that, although she is excited to be going to third grade. I wish they could fund the summer school program they had a few years ago. Each kid had about 15 minutes once a week with the teacher and they were given a packet of materials to work on. It really helped keep them on track for starting the next school year at or above their learning level. I guess I'll have to hit some of the education sites/book stores and see if I can find things for her to work on over the summer.

Well, I suppose I had best get back to it.