Every time I sit down to start a post in my blog lately, the phone rings or I forget I have to be somewhere or my cat baby is meowing or Obie wants my attention! I can barely get to my garden to check on those weeds! It has been raining here for days. Everyone is complaining about it. It’s great for the garden but also good for those darned weeds….which are multiplying as I write. I have some weird gold/yellow/green bugs that are dining on my green bean leaves. Last year they piggy backed all over them and I hand picked them off. I don’t have time lately so I may have to re-seed the beans. It really ticks me off when bugs invade my garden. That’s the price of planting an organic garden I guess. I will have to research this some more.
All is well over here on Blueberry plains. We had a great Fathers Day get together here. Woody and Alice were here (my father and mother in law) and Joe (my brother in law) and my kids, Kyle and Carissa. There were also many dogs! Kyle brought his dog Katie….Carissa brought her dog Piper….Joe brought his dog Jecoda, and of course Obie loved every minute of it! He thought the whole thing was about him! My cat Baby hid upstairs the whole time….sneaking down about a half hour after everyone left…..very carefully…and lurking around the corners, just in case!
We had a nice meal of homemade chicken fingers, a pot of yellow eye beans, pasta salad, and for dessert we had a brownie pizza. That was a little rich and you really had to have a long sweet tooth to enjoy that one! We all had fun. The boys mostly did computer stuff in the living room and us girls chatted in the dining room and laughed and laughed. We had a ball.
I had a surprise for my father in law that I had been working on for about 3 weeks. I was not able to blog about it because he reads my blog! His blog is called Good Old Beans. He loves birds and creatures of the wild and outside he and Alice’s home, he created a bird feeding station. He affectionately calls it GOODOLDBEANFEEDINGSTATION. So….I made him a sign that said just that for Fathers day. Here is a picture of it from his blog. Would you believe I forgot to take pictures that day!
This is a picture of it once he took it home. It is made from a piece of baseboard floor molding. It was many colors as I could not choose which was best. After many layers of paint, it ended up red, white and blue. I noticed there was a flat area in the center on one side…perfect for stenciling the letters! I tried to draw a rooster and a couple of birds….Hey…I’m not an artist….I tried! On the other side, I painted a checkerboard pattern…part of it is red and white and the other blue and white. I think he was happy with it because if you go to his blog, you will see that he hung it up on his feeding station! Pretty cool. Well…..it is time for me to take Obie for his glucose level check. We are hoping this is the last time for a while. He’s lost weight but we are not sure how much? I am real curious about that. He no longer looks like a sausage shaped Beagle….he’s looking more cut and healthy and Russell Terrier like. That little bit of weight loss makes a big difference on a small dog. I will check in with you all as soon as I get more that 5 minutes in my very busy life lately. It’s been a little crazy!!! Until then…..have a great week!