Monday, May 25, 2020

Trying to find things to write about

So anyway...The NASCAR season is in full swing now. My favorite driver came in 4th yesterday and will drive in three more races in the next three days. Hope he wins one of them. Except for when he broke both legs this is the lowest in points he has ever been.
Another puzzle is done. Now I only have two 1000 pieces ones left to do. Can't find any decent ones that are reasonably priced on line. The ones I like are "out of stock." Lots of blue in this one.
The gardener came the other day and "trimmed" the Palo Verde. We knew he was going to do it but didn't realize it would be so drastic. I'm glad all the pretty flowers that were on it were gone. At least now we can see the plants that were under it.
Bill made this clock many years ago. He bought the wood from a logger in Oregon. I think it is maple burl. The clock had stopped working so he ordered a new one and it is now installed. Pretty isn't it.
So here is what the weird necklace looks like when worn. I'm wondering where to store it. Can't just be folded up and put in a box.
And here is the flowered one after I shortened the band. The vines are more spread out now.
Here are a couple of other things I beaded in the past. - Just sitting in a box now.

Looking for another beading project to work on and still working on my stained glass plant. Bill has added a few more pieces to the rooster.
Today it will be up in the 90's again but at least the wind has let up some. By the end of the week it will be up around 109 - ugh.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Summer she is a coming!

Has been really windy here for a few days but the temps were perfect. That is about to change big time. I prefer the wind to the heat. Check out Wednesday on. Humidity is the number on far right. That isn't "dry heat" it is oven baking heat. 

After I finished the flower necklace I was digging around in my beads and came across a necklace I had started at least 15 years ago, right after I started beading. This is the illustration/directions page. 
There are three different sizes of beads that circle a piece of electrical wire - it makes the form. 
I had everything done but the focal bead at the bottom, and the fringe at both ends. So finally finished it. 
More pictures of it tomorrow. 
Took a walk this morning and saw this, who says Seniors don't have any fun.  If I remember might walk up to observe. 
One of the pretty flowering bushed at the gate to our community. 
This van has been here every time I've walked by. I guess the place he works for is closed. Though none of the "dispensaries" were closed. Along with liquor stores they were deemed essential.
Had a delicious Hello Fresh meal today. Pork chops, green beans and mashed potatoes. 
Tomorrow starts NASCAR again, one race a day for four days YIPPEE.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Finishing things.

Wow! in case you didn't notice it. In my last blog I wrote about a series of books - The Garden of Allah Novel Trilogies.  Much to my surprise I got a comment from the author on the blog. Check it out.
Another sunrise in the desert behind us. Bill is taking most of the sunrise pictures.

One of the hummingbird feeders was empty yesterday morning took it down to refill it. The bottom was full of bees - how do they manage to squeeze through that tiny hole? This year so far we've only had one hummingbird, but he eats a lot.
Remembered it was Memorial Day coming up so got out my patriotic decorations. They will stay out until after July 4th. Did the place mats years ago when I first got my embroidery machine.
Using some of the same designs I made a window hanging. It is on the floor here - but hangs in the patio window. When I made it our front door had a 5 pane side window and it hung there.
Also have some red, white and blue sun catchers for the kitchen window.  (My piggy collection on the window sill.)
Finished the face masks. Here they are.
This is how they look opened up  - like wearing them. I really like the narrow cord elastic, so much more comfortable then the flat elastic. Also using a plastic straightened out paper clip in the top to be able to form the mask around our noses. They have front and back quilting cotton pieces with an interfacing in the middle. Easy to breath through. Wore one on my walk and it didn't bother me too much. 
Bill continues to work on the rooster. He sure has a lot to go.
Took a walk yesterday. A little over a mile. A pretty bush with lavender flowers on it.
I didn't like the way the necklace hung when on so decided to shorten the band a couple of inches. Got it redone with no problems and looks much better now.
Been watching the NASCAR races. Favorite driver finally managed to show some speed. But he needs to keep that up. I don't ever remember him being so low in point standings, except for the year he broke both legs and had to really make up points when he got back to driving. Today's race was supposed to start an hour ago but it is raining again, so don't know it they will get it in or not. Finally came on in the afternoon, Kyle came in 2nd. Oh well. He will drive in four more races in the next 6 days!
We got our grocery delivery at 8:10 this morning. Got everything I ordered except alcohol - deleted from order. And I finally got margarine - Country Crock - still no I Can't Believe It's Not Butter available. For $13 a month we get unlimited deliveries - order has to total $30 or more. Works for us.
Now waiting for a Hello Fresh delivery. Only get them every other week now. Box arrived in time for me to cook one of the meals for dinner. Easy and very good.