Sunday, June 24, 2012


Well friends, life is flowing along at a rapid pace. The older I get, the more rapidly it passes. Summer is here with it's overbearing glorious heat, and there is a drought in the making. Thankfully, I am able to water my bushes and few little plants and keep them going.

LMW has made it a regular event to play in the water. I should say play with the water. He doesn't really like it splashing up in his face or on his body if the water is cold, but he loves to carry the hose around and water everything in sight. His spaceship, his motorized car, his Nanna.....ahem.

I've done a bit of sewing, getting shower gifts and such done, and am now about to finish up a table topper and matching place mats for myself. I also have been cutting out squares for a summer quilt I'm going to begin. I'm going to take my long, sweet time with it and may even do the piecing by hand. I haven't made up my mind, but I'm leaning toward that. It will take a while, but it will give me something constructive to do while Mr. BLines watches Storage Wars and the History Channel. *grin*

Another lake trip is in the works, planned for the 30th if nothing prevents it, and we are all looking forward to that. A lot of folks I talk with are planning beach trips this summer and I have to admit I envy them.

Last night, the Mr. and I met with some dear friends for an unbelievable meal of fresh vegetables and grilled chicken and pork. I had a real problem keeping control of my eating with all that good food, and especially when our hostess began cutting her home made apple pie that was to. die. for.  And home made ice cream....shut my mouth!

I also got to visit with an old friend from junior high that I dearly love. We haven't seen each other since we grew up and married. What a joy that was!! We are hoping to stay in touch and see each other more often now.

I was thinking how hard it is to keep up with friends when you are raising your family and just trying to take care of them and get through it all. We get derailed by stress and the business of life and friendships fall by the way side. Now that we are empty nesters, we are keen on rejuvenating old friendships and excited to see people we lost touch with.

So that is the end of this post. No pictures to share. Just words wandering around. Enjoy your Sabbath afternoon.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wandering words are just lovely.

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing from your life and heart...these are the most sincere posts. When we talk about your lives, our joys, frustrations, and how the Lord is working in our lives. Have a wonderful week!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It is hard to keep up with friends when children are around, be it online or in person. In fact, it can be almost overwhelming. I have needed to just distance myself from the computer. I do hop on fb for my itty bit of socialization, but otherwise I just can't do it all and am resigned to it.

Empty nesters? I will be really really old before that happens....

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm so envious of everyone's beach trips too. I long to sink into the sand as the waves beat aganst my ankles. sigh.

LMW sounds like a riot. Would love to see pictures of him watering Nana. ;)