Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do you know what today is??????

YES!!! It is my favorite day of the year! The first day of SUMMER!!!
I love the sunshine and the warm days, it has been just a tad too warm here in Las Vegas, 100* to 115* each day this week....but it won't always be like that.

Summer has always meant no more school/ get days where you can lay down on the cool grass and read books, all day don't have to come in from outside  until the street lights come on.....
Summer was a time......
I would wake up on any given day of the week, make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, stop at the library (remember those?) and check out a book, run over to the big park we had and find a quiet place to just sit and read in the grass....oh, I could do that all day! I loved to read when I was young...

Some of my favorite summertime books were:
anything from Judy Blume, Scott Corbett had some fun books about a mailbox trick, baseball trick, about a smart kid who could figure out all kinds of neat things! Oh I miss those summer days....

But, I still know how to enjoy summer, I will never lose that, only now I spend my summer swimming in my very own swimming pool, reading books on my lounge chair in my beautiful backyard, sipping wine when the tiki torches are lit.....

Ahhh, good old summertime....

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lost in time?? losing my mind??

I am taking my first crochet class, it is 3 saturdays long.
Called Lost in Time Shawl....gorgeous...

but I am struggling to learn to read a pattern, the pattern had to be converted into english from another language so it is not really clear and has some goofs in it.

I have only learned  to crochet by youtube videos and following along with each trying to do a row without someone to watch is not easy!

I will continue on and hope to be able to read patterns on my own when I have completed the next two saturdays....

You can find the pattern on her website at:

Here is where I am at, I have had to get help from the teacher and from Tanya my yarn Guru....
I am on row 13 and my count is off again...UGH!
My homework was to get to row 21....hahahahaha, not going to happen all by myself...

This is mine up to row 12, cant get the count right on row 13...poo!
I will update in two saturdays!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Whew! Number #28!!!!

Our date night, we had a nice dinner at the yard house and we played bingo!
Fun fun fun!!!

I made his card...I love the saying....Today we celebrate the best decision you ever made!

Hey all,
My hubby and I are celebrating 28 years married today! Wow! We have been together for 30 years come July...but we got married June 10th so long ago and far away....

We still have date night, we still hold hands, we still kiss goodnight.

We still think the key to a long and happy marriage is having fun and enjoying each others company, yeah sometimes life is hard and tough and things get messy, but if you work together you can come out shining on the other side! Teamwork is the only way.

So today, I give you some advice for a happy marriage, these really work for us, and maybe can work for you too???

Date night, once a week go somewhere, even if you have to go to fast food and sit and eat together, AND NO phones allowed at the dinner table! You talk, communicate, listen to each other.

Help each other around the house, one person can't do it all....he helps me make the bed, he will do the dishes or put away laundry....I always make him something to eat when he gets home from work, homemade with love! In other words work as a team for a clean and happy home....

Dinner at home is at the table with music tv, no phones allowed, again time to talk about life and all the things going on around us.

Talk nice to each other, no yelling, no name calling....if you don't have something nice to say..then think of something nice to say!!! And say it...again communication is the answer to everything ...keep talking no matter what,  I always tell Charlie my feelings on everything.....and he listens and tries to help me...I do the same for judging just helping.....teamwork!

There are plenty more things but those are most important, and we are not perfect..we sometimes slip but one of us will remember...hey we are not supposed to do this or that so let's get back on track!!!

You only live once and this once should be a happy journey...we get about 80 years on this planet, let's make those years fun and enjoyable!!!

So grab your partner and give them a hug, get back to Peace, Love, and Happiness!

Love does not make the world go around, Love makes the ride worthwhile!

Have a happy day!
Love, Jackie