Here is a place where you can enjoy listening (reading) about all my adventures as a lefty in a righty world. It is not easy to do this at times but I have managed to do it for over 60 years. Crafting is probably the hardest thing to do as a lefty since all directions are printed for righties. I have managed to adjust and will be more than happy to share my crafts with you thru pictures and writings. Enjoy!
Friday, August 4, 2017
Are you kidding me?
Are you kidding me? It is 4:15am on Friday morning and my eyes are wide opened and my body feel totally rested. Must mean I need to get up and start my day. After all, there is always a possibility of a nap later on this afternoon, right?
Yesterday was a whirl wind day for me. Hubby left for Las Vegas around 9am. That is the same time I went and picked up Grand and her maternal Grandma. We went to Prayer Shawl meeting where Grammie donated some lovely yarn to our cause. I even picked up 6 skeins of it. I know I am promised not to buy any yarn this year but.....................this was FREE!
After prayer shawl, we went and had a lovely BBQ lunch at one of my favorite BBQ spots. From there we went to pick up uniform skirts for the Grand as well as a belt for her uniforms. Then we skipped on over to Goodwill to see if we could find her any shorts or jeans to cut off into shorts. No such luck.
I dropped my little crew off at their house and I went out to visit my mom. I surprised her with a single serving of lemon pie. She was so excited to see the pie. She said she has not had any pie or anything lemon since she moved into her facility I love making her happy and surprising her with little treats like that. We worked on a puzzle for a couple of hours and then I needed to get back home.
I am so glad I came home when I did. We got hit with a horrible storm about 30 minutes after I arrived home. It POURED here for over an hour. The thunder was so close to my house, it actually shook the house twice. My poor two dogs were not brave at all. Normally they will go to my hubby for comfort but...............with him gone, I was their pacifier.
I know there are a lot of you out there that live in areas that get rain quite often. That is not the case in my area. I keep telling you I live in the desert and I am serious. When we get over 1.5 inches of rain in an hour, flooding is a real thing for us.
This is a bit of a look at our backyard. The rain was still coming down at this point, but since it was getting dark, I thought I would take a shot of how flooded it was before it got too dark.
As soon as it is light enough this morning, I need to go out back and survey our shed as the water was over the threshold. Need to check for damage. Here is another shot of the flooding last night.
This was at our airport. The water was coming up through the manhole cover because the storm drains were filling up faster than they could handle.
This is what we call the monsoons here in Arizona. They only last for 3 months, but they can be quite intense at times. There were high winds that came along with this storm too. Quite a few trees were downed as well as power lines. The worse part of rain in this area is...............Our streets have oil on them to keep them from cracking from our intense heat. When it rains, that oil rises to the top of the roads and it is like driving on ice. Stopping is hard to do as this photo will show.
This is my daughters car................or was. It is a 2009 so not sure it will be worth fixing at this point. Depends on the under carriage damage. The guy behind her forgot how slippery the streets are when wet and slammed into her at a stop light. He got a minor scrape on his front end and it did push my daughter into the car in front of her. Not much damage to that car either. Poor little Easter Egg car is all messed up.
My daughter is not hurt, but she will be sore today as it jarred her neck and back pretty good. Nothing a nice massage won't take care of.
I am off today to go school supply shopping. This is my favorite shopping to do. I love office and school supplies. I can spend hours in an office supply store. But..............we will go to WalMart to start, then on to Target and if we still need 'stuff' we will go to Staples and finish up. After that, Grand, Grammie an I will have another lovely lunch together and then we will go to our respective homes.
I very much enjoy spending time with Grammie. She and I have many similar interests and she is a FANTASTIC knitter. We are two people that could just sit and knit together all day and be the happiest grandmas in the world. LOL I will be sad when she heads home on Wednesday. It has been nice to have someone to hang around with. She and her hubby will be back December 1st and will be snow birds this year. They will be staying about 1/2 mile from my house. So excited!
I got my new bread machine yesterday. I am going to try the gluten free bread in it this afternoon. I will update you all how it turns out on my Sunday update. I figured I have several days to play with it before hubby returns and I should be able to get it all worked out by the time he is back.
Need to get my dogs fed, feed me and get ready for my day.
Until next time......................happy crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!