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Friday, June 30, 2017

Happy 59th Birthday to meeeeee!!!!!

 Hey there! 
Well TODAY, I am 59 years old.
Which means, I am starting my 60th year of life, right? 
Here's my live a whole year, then you turn one.  So I've actually lived 59 years, hence 59 years old. 
Which means I'm starting on my 60th year. 
So, I'm living it up! 
It's the best excuse I could come up with!

SO, I planted a fairy garden (teehee - I'm living it up allright!)
 My Shug and I went to a garden stroll last Saturday and then we went to Patti Beck's garden party!  She's my ceramic artist friend that has very cool fairy garden stuff for sale, amongst other things, and I decided I'm putting out a fairy garden.
 As a matter of fact, I decided I'm working on one project a week.  My word of the year is FOCUS so I'm going to FOCUS on one project a week.  This week it was our annual July 4 party, which we are planning on having Saturday (tomorrow) July 1.

 So anyway, that was Wednesday evening, when I should have been cleaning house for the party.
Then Thursday morning, I went to crochet group.  And I have no idea what they are doing here....Poor K had just about had it with us I think~
 And Cheryl...well, according to K, Cheryl was just "THINKING TOO HARD!"
Dammit Cheryl!
 You see, K got us all instructions and yarn and made up little kits for us to make crochet water balloons.  (I'll show pics later) 
They're easy she says.
15 minutes to make she says.
Debbie was laughing so hard tea almost came out her nose, and I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt.  And I can't even remember what was so funny!
 Here we are...having fun!

 It was Debbie's birthday too (well, Wednesday was her birthday), So K brought us really cute cupcakes.  I forgot to take a picture of it before I ate it, but here's what it looked like when it was gone!  Yum....turtle cupcake!
 Then I came home and had a quick lunch with my Shug and met my friend, Marcia, at Starbucks.
And when I ordered they said it's buy one cold latte' get one free so you might as well get two, so I did!  Which I could not drink.  Way too much latte'.
 The card Marcia got me....

 Then I went and got my hairs cut!
 And decided I needed some REAL food (teehee)
 Come on, you know you want some!  Just look at that grease....mmmmmmm
 Then.....Yes this was all Thursday!!!!  Then.....I went to a Chata Chicks meeting.  And they had a cupcake for me.
 Here they are.  I was trying to take a pic of us all and this light beamed on my head.
 so we moved and took another one and it didn't turn out so great either....But here we are!
 I got home around 12:30 AM (I think it's AM-it was the next morning!  Not bad for a 59 year old right?  Staying out past midnight!)  and could not sleep because of a storm.  A BIG HUGE STORM!
Almost two inches of rain with lightening and thunder that I thought was going to strike inside our bedroom! 

So today, on my actual birthday, I got up and decided to fry some bacon.  And eat an entire bacon sandwich, not just two little strips!  And yes it's on paper plates because I'm not doing dishes today!

 And later on My Shug and I split the cupcake from the night before, and surprise!!!!!  It's red, white and blue!!!!
 So today, on my actual I am  heading to meet Mom and Dad and Vickie and Robert for a birthday dinner at Martino's, we had a gully-washer!  As a matter of fact, we got another 2 1/2 inches of rain this afternoon.  And when I got home, the pond/shooting range is flooded. 

I don't know what we are going to do...we have a big Independence Day (July 4) party planned for tomorrow....BIG...HUGE   people coming from out of town.

To be continued....
when we figure out what we're going to do!

Cindy Bee

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Five on Friday - The Month of May!

I'm joining Fast Blog for Five on Friday, and I thought I'd share

Five things we did in May!

Since I didn't blog for most of the month of May, I thought I'd show you a few highlights.


We celebrated Mother's Day and Mom's Birthday! 

We also celebrated my three year old great nephew's birthday!

This is a picture of the youngest and the oldest in our family

Can you believe we celebrated her 82nd birthday!  I hope I look (and act!) this young if I reach 82! 

Mom and Dad and  I spent Mom's actual birthday in the Noblesville/Fishers area.  We went to Barnes & Noble, Home Goods, and Allisonville Nursery.  Dad was trying to decide if he 'needed' this plant.

I loved the Fairy Gardens.


My Shug and I went on another date!
We went to Beef & Boards in Indianapolis and watched Eliza Doolittle become  a lady!

We weren't allowed to take pictures during the play, but who doesn't recognize her flower cart!  The food was mediocre, but the acting and singing was SUPERB!   If you ever have a chance to see a play at Beef and Boards, GO!
On our way down to Indianapolis, we stopped at Altum's Garden Center.  These three plants reminded me of the ocean, so I bought them.
Of course they had lots of Fairy Gardens too!

And owls were everywhere!
We brought this one home with us.
See the little toad/lily pads I put in the planter.  Well I got those from Patti Beck at Herbs and Clay Pottery and her open house is today and tomorrow ONLY.  She opens three days a year and these two days are two of the three!  Just google Herb's and Clay Pottery and you'll find Patti and her wonderful creations.  I've also done several blog posts on her.


We had major flooding in the month of May, more than once!

Our entire woods was flooded....more than once!

Pic above and below is our pond.  It's way out of the bank.
The trees and bushes you see below are usually on dry land.
We went down the road to see the flooding (along with the other neighbors out perusing) and I thought it was kind of funny that there was a huge frog in the road, this bluebird was eating all of the worms on the road, and suddenly something started swimming across the road!
 There were a few days when our pond looked like a lake!
 My little Dixie was afraid of all of the storms.
I'm still a beekeeper!
I said if my bees died this year (last winter) I was done.  They did not die!

I even got a couple of swarms this season.
and cousin Vickie helped me get them.


5 K and Indianapolis 500 Parade!
These events were both on the same day. 
Me, Ashley, Vickie, Theresa, Taylor
Me, 2nd cousin (Vickie's daughter), Cousin, Sister, Niece
all went on a 5k walk/run (we walked!) in Noblesville to benefit the Boys and Girls Club.
My sister worked at the Boys & Girls Club in Tipton and Noblesville.
Then my sister, her husband and my niece went to the Indianapolis 500 parade.
I LOVE PARADES and have never been to this one.  It was GREAT!
If you ever get the chance....
My sister and I took a selfie with spider man, only he didn't know it!
I probably took 500 pictures, but I will spare you.
There were lots of floats, balloons,

This is my sister's husband's Uncle!  He is a band leader and his band was in the parade.  What an honor.

All of the race car drivers were in the parade.

Indiana historical vehicles

Thing 1 and Thing 2!

And one of my nieces!!!!
The young lady on the far end holding this sign is my niece!
And that's my five! 

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Have a great weekend!

Cindy Bee