Hi Folks ~ This will no doubt be another rambling post. It’s been a week since the last one.
I meant to mention the beautiful full moon a week or so ago, the first morning I saw it when opening bedroom curtains. I aaahed at it’s beauteous bigness, thanked God for it and burst into tears. I’ve never done that before but the beauty of it through the trees touched me deeply.
A couple of days ago, some scary weather blew over, freaking out Miss Tork and I. She disappeared under the bed, I just hunkered on the sofa/love seat and prayed. We had big strong, gusty wind, heavy rain and even hail. I was glad when it had passed on over. The rain was good for all growing things, but it did not help with the heat and humidity, in fact I think it’s been worse.
Sunday morning as I was closing the driveway gate, after having been out for awhile, a mail truck pulled up. I reopened the gate and went out there. I’ve never had a delivery on Sunday before. This was a pkg. from Amazon. Inside were a couple of books, a pkg. of 25 watt and one of 15 watt bulbs for the two Himalayan Salt Lamps I’d ordered. The box was heavy. I hoped these lamps were whole and not broken, and they were fine. I read about salt lamps in someone’s blog, not sure which one now, and looked them up online. After reading quite a few reviews, I decided to buy two of these for my little cottage. You can read about them here on Amazon’s site. Himalayan Salt Lamps. You can read about the health benefits here. The ones I bought from Amazon have a dimmer switch, which is really nice. I have them brighter during the day. One is in the living room close to my little creative space, which I have on in the daytime, turning it off at night. The one in the bedroom is on for awhile bright mode before sleep, then I dim it down to use for a night light, which is ‘very comforting’.
This is the one in the bedroom, pretty bright to get the negative ions doing their thing. Having this dimmed down at night for a night light does something for me. It’s calming. Two of the benefits for these, is sleep and moods.
The one in the living room.
Here it is dimmed down with the overhead light turned off. I really love the dimmer switch.
I am not getting anything from this company for posting about this.
My sis-in-law, Sue saw them when she was here yesterday and she loved them. Speaking of Sue, she is my brother-in-law, Todd’s wife. We went on a ‘shopping jaunt’ yesterday to some thrift places looking for a sofa for their son’s new apt.
We didn’t really find anything although there were some possibilities. We went to ‘Faith Farm’ (which is a ministry for addiction recovery), thrift place, huge, been around for years and years. DH and I went to this many years ago. Yesterday was sr. citizen’s day and the place was ‘packed’. Sue took pics of sofas and sent them to her son via her phone. We checked out different bins, etc. for ourselves. She found some really pretty wine glasses at a GREAT price. I bought one little glass piece. It was 45 cents but with my discount, I got it for 34 cents. It looks pretty with this little creamer-sugar set from my friend Nanci. (It had been her mothers and I knew her mother for quite a few years before she passed away. She and I shared the same birthday.)
From there we went to Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Restore’ store. It is really close to me, just opened last month. I’m thrilled. Sue was thrilled too even though they live a little over an hour away from here. She found more glasses, and I found two for 25 cents each, plus I found a couple of books, hardbacks are 50 cents and paperbacks a quarter.
Then we went on down the road toward home, and stopped at the Salvation Army Thrift store. I bought two books there, and Sue bought me the yarn shown below, (which I use to crochet ‘comforters’, which have gone to widows or someone ill. I enjoy making them, they are lap size.)
One bummer about the crocheted flowers book is that I cannot use any thing I create from her patterns for selling purposes, strictly personal use.
Sue and Todd were recently in Georgia and brought back some fresh picked corn and blueberries. Also some Vidalia onions, from Vidalia, GA. They graciously shared with me and she also brought me some homemade spaghetti which I plan to have for supper tonight. I am thankful for these gifts.
Sue and I went to Pollo Tropical for lunch. We both had Mojo pork over rice, with black beans, etc. and she got some boiled yucca, I got fried yucca and a really good and ‘garlicky’ sauce. I’m going to start fixing yucca myself. The boiled was good. I don’t really do deep fried foods here at home.
Todd and I talked the other morning via phone, and we’re going to be working on my bedroom and the bathroom too, hopefully in August or September. YIPPEE!
I am going to be doing the house-dog-sitting type job for 36 days, going there 2-3 times a day to feed, let the dogs out and visit with them. Vacuum once a week, wash their bedding. It’s close to home, and I am thankful for the job. The have wi-fi so I can take my laptop and be online while there, or I can just sit and read a book in a different space other than here at home.
Ok, here are a few flowers and spider pics, then I’ll close this long-winded post.
Hibiscus and Spotted Horsemint.
This guy was ‘huge’ maybe 3-4 inches across. His web is stretched across the driveway, higher up.
‘Rose de Rescht’.
What I’m creating now on some antique French linen from my friends Nanci & John. John bought it on one of his trips to France, to use to upholster pieces for their antique shop. Nanci hand washed them. and before they closed up shop, she gave me a nice piece of it.
Ok, that’s truly it for now.
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.
Count your blessings.
Edited at 3:30 p.m.
At 1:41 there was a HUGE EXPLOSION at the front corner of our property. Miss Tork leaped off her chair out of sound sleep and I just gasped in the kitchen. Power was shut off immediately. All was quiet except for the wind chimes making music on the porch. It was raining but thunder and lightening were off to the east. I figured it was the transformer across the street as that’s the one that usually goes. Well, it was the one on this side of the street, right at the corner of our driveway. The electric co. got here 2:55, and by 3:15 power was back on. I went out and told the guy thank you. I wouldn’t want to have to do his job.
I had just turned off the a.c. and the computer before the explosion. Both are ok. Sheesh! All’s well that ends well.