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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our four Labrador Retrievers.
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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Tumble is just so cute!
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Every once in awhile, My Honey takes over the kitchen and makes something very special!
I'm a lucky lady to have such a wonderful chef in the house!
All the best,
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Baby Tumble is here to spend the day with Catherine once again. He's here most weekdays and goes to work with Catherine to meet lots of people and play with other dogs. It's part of his socialization program. It certainly is better than staying home alone while his Mommy goes to work!
Catherine has her own business in her own building so she has facilities for the dogs during the day while she works. This day she would take Tumble, his "sister" Tillie (the Border Collie in the pictures), and our Wendy.
Aside: When Catherine works late at night alone during tax season she often takes one or two of our bigger dogs as part of her security system.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The huge tree in the middle of our back yard came down during a wind storm last year. I had originally planted this Trumpet Vine that happily grew up the tree because it attracts hummingbirds. And, it certainly does! When the vine was blooming high on the tree in the middle of the yard we enjoyed watching the photographing the hummingbirds.
The Trumpet Vine that was on the big tree now lives on all over our yard. In fact, it has become so invasive that we have to keep cutting it back as it tries to take over other plants, walls, and walkways.
A word of advice for those of you who think this is pretty and might add one to your garden. If you do, the only way to get rid of it will be to move!
We don't use any poisons to control weeds in our yard for many reasons, the most important of which is our dogs.
Friday, June 22, 2018
That sweet little Brittany puppy on my lap is Tumble. It's his first visit here early one morning when Erica dropped him off for socialization time on her way to work. Catherine surprised me by taking this picture. Had I known, I would have smiled!
In our dog club we pass our puppies around to get them used to lots of loving hands and soft voices so they will be well-adjusted and acclimated to being in classes and shows with other dogs and people. That tail in the bottom corner of the image above is our Wendy wagging happily to have Tumble visit. Our dogs and Tumble are now fast friends.
Catherine took Tumble (his AKC name includes "Head Over Heels," thus his call name) to her office with her that day and Tumble got to meet quite a few more people who told him how sweet he is.
Tumble will be back to visit us regularly so there will definitely be more pictures.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Here's a recent waiting room knitting project. It is the beginning of a boot cuff that is a custom order. It is finished now and has been delivered.
To see what these look like when finished, I have a pair of tan boot cuffs/boot toppers here.
Every minute counts when I'm waiting somewhere or riding in the car. I love these portable projects! They make the time fly buy while waiting and I have something to show for that time spent. Win-win!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
We always love seeing the first sign for Cincinnati when we're on the way home on a road trip. We had been out for two weeks so getting home sounded very, very good!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This display was at a rest stop in Missouri. We were on the expressway, not on the old Route 66, but this was so cool! The inside of the rest stop had a huge map on the floor of the entire Route 66.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The highlight of our trip to Branson, Missouri, was our ride on the Branson Scenic Railway.
What a fun trip! This was just fantastic!
All the best,
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there! We're celebrating all the men who are special to us today.
And, continuing with our images from our recent road trip:
We hadn't been to Branson for 13 or 14 years and, wow, have things changed there!
The first evening in town we went to dinner at the Fish House.
So, we enjoyed the view, but wouldn't eat here again.
If you really like lots of spice in your food, you'll like The Fish House in Branson.