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Should Have Been a Boy Scout??? or ???

I had my electric can opener go out… never liked it anyway…

so I used the one I had as a spare (hand wind)…

BROKE IT!…

so… bought another hand-wind wherever I was until I could find an opener I liked…

BROKE!…

so… to my surprise…

I put my skills to work…

opening cans with a knife…

( like I had read/heard about)…

Faster… didn’t break… but, better be cautious with the sharp edges…

at least I know I won’t starve if I’m caught with lots of canned food… (if I have a knife)…

 

These cans made it easier on me… PULL tab!

 

Geese on the sidewalk in the front yard…

they always make a visit around this time of year…

a pair…

I walked up to them to take photo…

and they didn’t mind at all…

 

 

The cereal that I like right now… (hooked on)

NO… probably NOT good for me…

but, it’s my treat…

 

Colorful… crispy and full of fruity flavor!…

Fruity Pebbles with Marshmallows…

 

We took a ride up to Belterra Casino in Indiana…

nice day for a ride…

and we needed a change of scenery

When we left I said, “Let’s ride over to , VeVay Indiana… it’s only 6 miles!”…

love the name and had never been to this little River Town……

so we did…

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We decided on a chocolate malt and a vanilla shake…

when we saw “Shell’s Ice Cream” and they had a drive thru..

 

Next time we will plan to eat lunch there…

50’s looking diner inside…

and food looked delicious!…

also have pretty cakes for sale… for Birthdays and Special Occasions…

 

Saw this cute simple straw hat at the dollar store… YES… it was $1.00…

then some purple/green flowers (Berries) for $1.00…

Finishing with Green Rafia Ribbon for $1.00…

 

   

I knew it would be cute in the guest room…

Not changing much in this room since Taylor Kay (granddaughtr)… got her own apartment…

So with green walls… purple violets in border…

This worked great!

The hanger I found for $1.50 at my Thrift Store…

No need to spend big bucks when so many items are available… with just a little thought…

 

The Calendar Was Marked!

The calendar gets marked in September for the 3rd Saturday in October… k16018759

It is time for the Glendale Crossing Festival…

A small town South of Louisville where we live… About an hour’s drive…

We meet with my daughter-in-law, her Mom, Granddaughter, friends … Anyone who wants to go!…

I say, “My daughter-in-law is on a mission!”…

She just loves this Festival and wouldn’t miss it for about anything…

I have!…

Like the last couple of years when it has been so rainy x75257767 … muddy… cold…

but, not her!…

Her Mom is right by her side…

and my youngest granddaughter has gotten the bug too…

They are the “shoppers!”  u21313313

My son says, “I can’t wait to see what rusty star  k3037075… grapevine something  k8911574 … painted blocks of wood that looks like Pumpkins or Santas!… that my Melanie will bring home!”…

We eat something while we are there…

could be fudge… a hot dog… corn on the cob… beans/cornbread…

Pretty much anything… but… we just snack…

because we eat somewhere afterwards on the way home… where we can sit down… take a breath… and chill!…

My friend and I sampled every flavor of coffee at a both… “FREE SAMPLES“… all kinds of vegetable and fruit dips…

We were pretty full after that!…

I heard fried pies k18227230  mentioned… fresh lemonadekettle corn… chili…

We have decided 4 things from our Festival experience…

Although we love it…

  1. More sitting areas… picnc2_c
  2. More bathrooms…  k9114061
  3. More trash cans…tc01p022
  4. and more than one day It is huge… and unable to actually take in everything…

 

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The line to the Whistle Stop Restaurant is usually a block long…

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The parade starts early… meandering through this small town from one end to the other…

Of course the “locals” are in it…

from police… fire department… residents… school kids… all kinds of tractors (farming area)… cars cruising… politicians abound…

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Lots of Fall decorations… Christmas… handmade soaps… candies… clothes… jewelry… foods

just name it!

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Shops are full with shoppers besides the vendors…

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Bobby is now making me a wood tree after showing him the photo…

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Ornaments… gourds… decorations… homemade jellies/vegetables…

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I really liked this cute chair…

Very Patriotic!… Red, White, Blue with The Pledge of Allegiance on the seat…

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This is a couple of the things I bought…

A Fall Metal Star decorated for Fall… and Corn Relish…

to go with the Soup I’m going to make from a trip to Indiana…

We left with tired feet/legs… hungry for some “real food”… and so tired we all went home and napped… k26031096

School Fall Festival

I’ve done another Fall Festival at a Church School this past Friday……

The kids were so excited with all of the activities when I went to set up…

They were getting everything ready for the activities to begin at 3:00 pm…

They set up many games for the kids to play…

Dunking Booth…(most popular with the principal and teachers participating)…

Bean Bag Toss….

Ring 2-liter Soft Drink Bottles

Face Painting (very popular!)

Basketball Toss…

Food preparation was in full force…

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Tables to be set up…

Lights to set up…

Money for change… mm01p006

Signs…

Prizes…

and Inflatables for the kids to play in and on… had to be blown up and tethered…

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We set up the heavier stuff early… due to Bobby’s treatment… three more to go… YEAH!

and then returned with the rest…

I was set up by a friend I used to work with at the same school…

so we chit-chatted and met each other’s husbands…

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My Teacup Holders… were bragged on and thought to be such an unusual idea…

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If you bought an item from my booth… your name went in for a drawing to win this cute Ghost Cookie Jar + Candy…

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The Ring Toss and Bean Bag Throw was right across from me…

The little ones were having the best time with these!…

Later the teacher… that was working at the booth… came over to talk…

She taught Kindergarten…

and was from South Africa…

We talked a long time…

and when she left I got a hug… and she said, “I feel like I’ve known you a long time… and we just met!”…

What a nice thing to say!

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The Bird Feeder Teacups were drawing lots of looks and comments…

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Bobby had made and I had painted several benches…

They liked this verse  chosen for this little stool…

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I like the Black ones with Natural tops…

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The Microwave Snowmen Gifts with crocheted Toboggans were my best seller…

Perfect for gift giving for $2.00!

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We were there until 8:30 pm… and then had to pack up everything… with Bobby determined to make it in one trip…

and we did!

I don’t think we’ve been so tired in a long time…

But, we make a great team for getting things done!

Craft Items…

Bobby and I are trying to get together enough things for a Craft Fair this Fall…

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I have had a great time searching out pretty Tea Cups to use OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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old, new and colorful!…

My husband cuts, bevels, sands, hammers on hangers and paints the boards I glue them to… tool_50

We make a pretty good team… k17479001

I found some wood at a Peddlars’s Mall that works quite well…

I choose the color of paint  k7470909 to accent the Tea Cup’s colors…

I would like to have at least 30+ to start out with…

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that I will paint designs on to sell also…

This project keeps our minds busy… our hands busy… where we don’t have too much time to dwell on his Chemo Treatments…

He is half way through… about six more to go… one every other week…

and is doing well…

I’m apprehensive about the scan k21414693 that will tell if the Chemo is working on the slight cancer signs that were in his lymp nodes… after removing the tumor in his Colon… k24472835

They called it precautionary!…

and his blood work k19787002 every time before his treatments… has been showing good for liver… kidneys… etc…

I would like to make a few extra dollars mm01p006  for us to take another short trip… maybe to Gatlinburg, TN logo

but, if not… we have enjoyed our hunting for the items… and working with the wood and paint… k19542231

A Week of BUSY!

I don’t think of my life as adventurous… k5700782   

but, it can be busy…

Monday:

I gave a program at my TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Group   on Monday night…

I love giving programs… TOPS_logo

whereas when I was young I dreaded it and was a nervous wreck!…

Probably working with my Special Kids k0662770 in a public school setting changed me…

The program was received very well!… I think only one little old lady fell asleep!… k7793920

Tuesday:

I actually forget…

Probably trip to thrift store… due to them changing it to a 30% OFF Day for seniors… and YES!… that’s me!

Wednesday:

BUNCO Night at my sisters… 1005703_308901719244975_1049417750_n

My niece said, “It was the most chaotic BUNCO she had been to”… laughing as she said it!…

We had the new baby in our family with Momma and her other little girl…

We had our sweet niece that had just gotten back from her honeymoon drop by for a visit…

Loved hearing her tales of snorkeling and beach…

My niece that was the Hostess… had her kids there…

and, I have to say, “They were perfect”!”…

We finally did play a few rounds of BUNCO…

and I was the proud winner of a new Beach Towel… which will come in handy on our vacation in August…

Thursday:

Bobby’s Birthday!… HIS day!… u20692860

Off to the casino we went over in Indiana…

We played Penny Slots together… k15507396

and was able to play on our allotted $$$$$ all day…

and eat too!…

He said, “I enjoyed “our” day immensely!”…

Came home to enjoy the Coconut Cake made by our sweet nephew…

All homemade… and I have eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!… 11210401_896849510408811_8499427922844415496_n

The kids and younger son/wife will be over Sunday to cookout and celebrate Birthday with him…

Friday:

Rain, rain, rain…

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Our water table should be sufficient for the drought we’ll probably have in August…

always extremes in weather it seems…

Bobby finished bird feeder…(actually “mine”!)…

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Got some shrubs pulled out in front… need to redo some landscaping!

Sister came by… ate lunch and visited…

Sat outside… talked to neighbors…

Have gotten “milk can” sketched out… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

It will be cute when finished… with both sides being a different design…

to paint for my daughter-in-law…

Hopefully will have finished when they come over Sunday…

Looking forward to a sunnier day… and maybe get grass cut…

although my Grandson would cut it when he comes over…

Maybe will let him… at least part of it!… k12227632

I finally made my “G”…

the letter of our last name…

Have seen them in so many homes… and I wanted one…

Found the “G” in cut-out wood at a peddler’s mall… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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plus some ribbons for accent… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Decided to put it in my bathroom…

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and a really nice surprise came in the mail…

A beautiful card with a pretty bird… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I placed it in my photo holders to get a good picture!

and the nicest message to me and my husband from a fellow blogger…

all of the way from the United Kingdom…

just lovely!

https://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/

you should definitely check out her beautiful posts!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TREAT

I think my blog would hand out…

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a smilek10853919

kind wordsATT0000414

welcome sign…  ATT00001111

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wishes for a great Trick or Treat Night!… ATT0000828

I’m actually handing out these brightly colored wrapped chocolates…

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Daily Prompt: On the Edge

We all have things we need to do to keep an even keelblogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ACTIVITY

Things that keep me having an even keel“keeps me balanced”…

You mean, “Things that keep me from going crazy!”…

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Best stress release I have found since I started in 2011…

Blogging friends to talk to… Just a few words to perk a person up… How neat is that!

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My swimming aerobic class at the YMCA

Have met such nice people… even made a new friend… Will be doing for two years as of Jan. 2014… just keeps me moving… a good thing…

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I read more on the internet than books lately… but, a book once started… is wonderful…

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More like baking… I’m better at that… but, I love trying new recipes… and YES… keeps me busy and even…

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and redoing older items… a favorite thing of mine… When busy with a project I’m a happy camper…

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Hearing different conversation… Gives your mind some new things to ponder on…

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with sister… friends… cousins… Leaving my worries behind… Concentrating on them for a while…

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Listening to them talk… playing with them… shopping with them… No better way to keep me happy!

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BUNCO (2)… TOPS Group…

Talking… learning… preparation for programs… Definitely… a mind stimulator…

Thrift Store  Antiqu_C

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Actually looking and looking… for that special “treasure”… like a hunt… that makes you smile when you find it!…

I guess I have lots of things that keep me on keel…

so, maybe I won’t go too crazy!… k10631664or get too off-balance!