Saturday, June 11, 2011

Longer than Usual

What is wrong with Blogger? Is anyone else having trouble signing in and leaving comments? I can post but I am having serious trouble leaving a comment on other blogs! It's getting pretty frustrating! I have also noticed that pictures (on my blog and others) often don't show up!

DH is finally finished with those awful hours he was working.Yea for him and yea for me! When he works like that it really throws us both off our mental calendars! I think a giveaway is order to celebrate the return of some (not complete but I'll take what I can get) normalcy in life around here! I will post more about it very soon!

I haven't written much lately about my other love. Birdwatching. I need to catch up on getting my backyard island area (where most birding activity happens) back in shape but these extra hot days just leave me with the "I'll do it later" feeling. I have really ignored it over the past year and it looks terrible! Shame on me. Of course the birds really like the grown over look but I don't. It's not totally out of control. Just enough to urk me. The honeysuckle and Virginia Creeper vines take over in the warmer seasons. I know the birds feed on the VC and both make excellent ground cover for them to hide in while looking for insects or worms. I'll probably just yank up enough to please us both because weeding (along with frogging) is one of my least favorite things to do. I have enough bird baths and feeders for the time but I have plans to put out several more birdhouses this coming Fall.

Good News! I finally found the names and birth years of my GGG Grandmother and my GGGG grandmother so that I can add it to my Mother's Tree when I begin stitching it! Now that I finally found them, I want to find more names for the piece! Call me greedy. lol. So for now, I have 7 names for this piece but would love to have at least 8 (or more)! I guess I'll be spending some time on for awhile!!

For the longest time, I was the only coffee lover in our house. I had full control of the coffee maker, the brand of coffee that was bought and drinking it. My husband usually just bought a cup of joe at work and that was it for him each day. Recently, our son has developed a taste for the wake up juice and a second coffee maker may be in our future! I don't care for the brand he buys but most of all, he makes way to strong for my taste! I like my coffee to gently wake me up over the course of several cups but one sip of his brew is like being slapped in the face! lol. Now it's a race each morning to see who can set up the coffee maker first!

Not much stitching to brag about this post. I was all ready to pick it back up when I got hit by the ever not so popular stomach bug! Ugh. At this point, I feel like any stitching I may do would be brag worthy since it has been so long since I held that slender needle with my fingers and gently caressed the fabric as I worked my x's.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your visits and comments always make my day!


Margaret said...

Perhaps it's something to do with your browser? I was having trouble with pictures showing up for a time with firefox for some reason. Switched to Chrome and it got better. The commenting I had trouble with a bit, but only for a while.

Glad your DH is back on a better schedule at work. Hope you get more stitching in soon!

Sandra said...

I'm having trouble leaving comments on blogs too, I keep getting prompted to sign in and then often my comments show up as anonymous.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the pics of the birds in their bath!

Glad your DH's schedule is back to a more normal one and good luck fighting the coffee maker. How about setting it up the night before???

Daffycat said...

There is serious trouble with Blogger right now. I posted a fix on my blog:

Littlebit said...

I have had times where I have had to sign in numerous times in one post! I just get frustrated and stop.
Oh, the birds are just the cutest things when they are bathing, aren't they? I LOVE watching them.
As for coffee, there is no life before coffee in this house. lol! My husband likes the smell but will not touch it. Now..let's see if Blogger will let me post this! :)

Pam Schaffner said...

Congrats on finding your additional names for your Mothers Tree. I am getting ready to start mine, perfectly combining my two loves, cross-stitching and genealogy!

Brigitte said...

What a lovely picture of that bird taking a bath. I also love birdwatching and we also have a garden that pleases them and us - not too wild growing but wild growing enough for them to hide and toss leaves away in order to find insects.

Siobhan said...

What a great picture! I love bird watching, too, and am trying to learn more about the birds here in Ireland. I miss cardinals and blue jays so much.

Have you tried I was a member on for awhile but cancelled it because I could not, for the life of me, find much family on there. I got much better results on family Congrats on finding your GGgrandmother!

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