Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mowing and Fishing and Crafting too!

Hi All, How was your Memorial Day weekend? Mine was great, busy and relaxing all at the same time. Last Friday I took the lawn mower over to Bobbie's place and we mowed her yard. She wanted to do it herself but I noticed she kept shaking that left hand. She did finally agree to help with pushing the mower now and then. Luckily it is self propelled or it may have been even harder on her. So we took turns and she had a friend that was over help. We picked up the trash that had blown into the yard and sticks and stuff too.
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Hubby and I went fishing both Saturday and Sunday. The weather was hot but not too hot. We tried Milford Lake and Moon Lake. I didn't catch a thing and Chuck only caught 2 small fishies. I did have lots of nibbles, little fishies stealing the worm. I did get to watch the turtles playing and sunning at Moon Lake.





And this beautiful bird was real busy out on the water. Didn't seem to be very good at fishing either. Kept dropping them. Funny!.....

These weed/flowers were all over the place. They are really pretty...


I managed to get some crafting in too. I made my first ever wall pocket. It was lots of fun coming up with a design and experimenting with the placement.
I took a few pics with different items in it to show what it could be used for.
Stationary pocket...
Garden pocket....


I put it up for sale in my etsy shop. More photos there.

I took my granddaughter to see Night at the Museum on Monday. She loved it and I did too. We seen the first one together so I knew I wanted to take her to see this one. I highly recommend it.

I got 2 more slide shows up on my AC site of the Run for the Wall visit here. I've been viewing some of the events in DC on the net. Wow, awesome!! Remember our vets not just on Memorial Day but always. And remember that our Freedom is not Free!!

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I'll close this post with a prayer request. Bobbie and Robert have separated. He left about a month ago. Last time this happened he was back by now so we figured the same would happen. This time she has told him not to come back. He went to see Chuck yesterday and told him he was leaving in July for Arizona. Bobbie knows this and seems to be ok with it. There was a lot of shouting and arguing in that household. Robert has anger control issues. He agreed to go to counseling and we thought it would help but he quit going. With her bi-polar this was a bad issue. Bobbie seems to be more relaxed now but still is having some other issues. She is going to her weekly counseling sessions as she is suppose to and this is good. She does need prayer though, to get through this trying time. My granddaughter does not know yet that daddy will be leaving the state. So far she sees him a couple times a week briefly (Bobbie is his ride too and from work) and every other weekend. Bobbie told him it will be his responsibility to tell her. They have a mutual friend that lives in Arizona so he will have a place to go. My initial thought was at least he stayed through the surgery ordeal and until she had received the all clear from the doctor. Still it's hard. July would be there 11th Anniversary.

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So what wonderful creative things did you do during the long weekend? Do tell...

Tess

8 comments:

cheryl said...

What great photos you capture; and I love the demin "pocket" creatiion. Reminds me of my childhood...I can see a beautiful flower growing out of it, in my mind's eye. A unique flower pot.
:) glad Bobby's doing good :)

cheers!

lori vliegen said...

hi tess! so glad you had a good weekend and got some fishing in (although i'm sorry they weren't biting)! i love your little denim wall pocket...very creative and a great repurposing idea! :)

i'll be remembering bobbie in my prayers...i'm sorry that this has been such a difficult time, and i'll be especially praying for your granddaughter.

Anne said...

Hi, Tess! Love the turtles! And a pretty heron, too! Sounds like you had a terrific day! :-)

Anne said...

Hi again, Tess! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! If you'd like to receive a card in real life, just click through to my blog and click the e-mail link under my photo in the right column and send me your snail mail address! :-)

Sea Gypsy said...

Your photo's are beautiful! I love the lake pics. My DH is a big time fisherman, and I have always enjoyed going out with him just for the scenery. The wall pockets are contagious, you can never just make one. I am on that prayer request! I am not sure why all this is happening to your sweet girl, but I do know God must have a very big plan. It seems as if He is clearing house and fixing things that are broken. I know Him well enough to know it is all for a purpose. There is nothing harder than to watch our kids suffer or hurt.

Jamie said...

Tess!! First let me say that I LOVE your story for my "Lady" LOL!!!! It is awesome and probably true:) I am taking the boys fishing as soon as schools out and I can't wait. I love your photos. And the Turtles! Your denium pocket is too sweet. I am so sorry to hear about Bobby and her husband. What a stressful time you have all had lately. I will keep you all in my thoughts. Love, Jamie

Pam Warden Art said...

Hi Tess
Just a note to say Congratulations!! You get to pick an OZ print, you're the winner :D Drop me an email and let me know where to send it.
Blessings,
Pam

Melissa said...

Pretty pictures! And the wall pocket is a great idea! So cute!
I wanted to say congratulations on your win of the flying monkeys! I really love her art!