In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, family, and whatever else seems appropriate at the time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Fun Pond Party

 I've decided I'm going to post randomly, pictures off of my phone, of stuff that I've been doing the last month or two.  It's been busy, but fun!

Like Memorial Day, Monday.
I had mentioned last year that I'd like to have pond parties, but we were still building and it just didn't happen.  This year, things are going to be different!  (the house is finished for the most part...check it out here)
And my sister decided it was going to happen!
So my Shug and I blew up all of these rafts and toys....

and drink holders...

 with an air compressor!!  (haha)
 Our pond is a good size, with a creek that runs through it, so it keeps the water moving.

 And the temps were in the high 90's so it was plenty HOT!

I didn't get any pics of the Bahama Mamas I made or the Orange Julius drinks for the kids. 
 When we were finished floating we all came in for hot dogs in sauce, chips, watermelon, and ice cream cones!

It was a fun day!

Public Service Announcement
A couple of weeks ago I had a biopsy taken off of my nose.  It looked like a small pimple, but it kept coming back.  Turns out it is basal cell carcinoma.
I've had it before.  But this time I have to go to Indy for surgery. 
People that know me, know I don't lay out in the sun and I wear sunscreen all the time.
(but I did in the 1970's)
It still can happen from previous sun tans/burns.

When is the last time you've been to a dermatologist and been checked?
I go every year.
This is me, no make-up, right after biopsy. 
Not fun and not pretty.

You might have noticed in the pics above we wore hats (except for one of us)
and we all wore sunscreen. 
Lots of it.  
Peeps, wear sunscreen. 
Skip the tans. 
They don't last.
They make your skin leathery and old. 
And it increases your risk of skin cancer. 
And if you have blue eyes, you are already at risk.
Just sayin....

How are you planning on having summer fun days?


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Family Pictures on Easter Celebration Day

Hi Everyone.
Yes I'm still here...for now.  We'll see how things go.
And since I had this post almost ready to go, I thought I'd go ahead and post it.

This is right before we were getting ready to celebrate Easter dinner.
We always say a prayer. 

Then after we ate, and hunted eggs,
I wanted everyone to take a picture.
I told them no dessert until I get one!
It was the first time this year that ALL
of our immediate family was together.
So, I asked my cousin Gloria to take pictures for me, and this is what was on my phone.


First of all, we don't stop talking long enough to smile

Second of all, kids need to stop making crazy faces.

 Third of all, we don't stop talking long enough to take a picture!

 Fourth of all, these are the pictures I'm going to frame.  
They are the real us.
And after the immediate family picture fail....
I wanted to get pics of the entire group. selfie stick kept falling down.

Ralph had the right idea!


***pond party tomorrow***