Sentence(ish)-a-Day for July
I’m still participating in the Sentence-a-Day project that JTouchofStyle introduced me to last month. I met a nice group of welcoming women who are hosting/participating…and am enjoying this little on-line diary exercise.
July? Here goes:
7/1 Starting to feel a little better post surgery.
7/2 I. Am. SO. Bored!!!!
7/3 Back on my feet and motoring around the house.
7/4 All the kiddos had fun things to do for Independence Day. Buck (#3) had his friends over for swimming and fireworks.
7/5 Everyone went back to work…I caught up with my blogging and today I celebrated my own Independence Day.
7/6 My parents sprung me from house arrest with a trip to Joann’s for pillow fabric. I chose these patterns for the screen room.
7/7 I’m ready to get started on my pillows, but changed my mind and DO want to add trimwork to three of the prints. I don’t think Joann’s delivers.
7/8 Why I haven’t sewn in way too long? Because the machine I used for 30 years is dead and I have to learn how to work with a new one. C’mon Em…it’s time to MOVE ON ALREADY!!!!
7/9 Finally pulled out my new (last year) sewing machine and manual, and got familiar with all the new dodads. I made three pillows today…sense of accomplishment, ahhhh.
Fear of new machine…ended! I will need new procrastination excuses. Feel free to suggest some below.
7/10 Followup visit with the Orthopedic surgeon today. I will be getting an accessory upgrade.
7/11 My new leg “bracelet”….airier than the immobilizer but, really….! Someone needs to tell the manufacturers about breathable cotton as a padding option. Plastic foam and summer heat do NOT mix!
7/12 Back to the sewing machine for three more pillows! Scrounging around the house for fill.
7/13 Finished the last two pillows…maybe NOW that I’ve christened the new machine, I can move on to family room curtains!
7/14 One of the reasons July is my favorite month: raspberries! My grandmother had a patch in her yard and I loved picking them. That’s why I planted some here…and why a new patch is a bucket list must.
7/15 Payday…the happiest day of the month… “Sure, whatever you’d like” is the answer to every question today…tomorrow it’s “wait till next month”.
7/16 We live in western New York, just outside of Buffalo, where our area code is 716…so today is “716 day”. We should have stayed in town to celebrate with chicken wings and beef on weck, but, ironically, we took a drive to 585 (Rochester) instead.
7/17 Mr. D’s summer project…(for which I did NOT get to help) is to turn the drainage ditch into a hidden pathway. Today he began adding a new stacked stone wall to the back of the pachysandra berm to match the walls we put in last year.
7/18 Remember when we sorted the stones for our two-tier wall project? Well the new puzzle pieces were sorted today. I think it’s going to be a Mentholatum evening.
7/19 I find it hilarious that I am having an unprecedentedly good hair month…and I am housebound!
7/20 Mr. D finished his wall…each one he does is better than the last one. I’m really proud of what he accomplished this summer! (More on this to come.)
7/21 Using the fling and pray method, I hastily lit the trees above the pathway with my remaining LED string lights. I’ll definitely have to stock up again this Christmas!
7/22 Celebrated Tee’s graduation with a backyard bash for him and his friends. We don’t have a Chick-fil-a here (or a KrispyKreme anymore) so our big kids offered to drive to Erie to pick up catering. BIG hit!
7/23 Post party day…always feels like we just ran a marathon. Pull up some sofa, pop on a movie and zzz.
7/24 Best thing about having a party? Leftovers! Who wants one of these healthy meals?
7/25 My mom and I had lunch with two of my cousins… They just lost their mom in May after caring for her at home for years…inspiring, selfless women!
7/26 I enjoyed going through boxes of family history my cousins gave me to store…Photos, documents, a few treasures without homes. Found a great picture of my dad when he was in his teens…he looked JUST like Tee (our youngest).
7/27 Despite my reticence to ever let a fellow human being work on my feet I had my very first “official” pedicure. The foot and leg massage? If we had an extra room in our house I’d have offered it to the technician in exchange for 10 minutes of that a day!
So, yeah…I’m over my hang up.
7/28 During our morning coffee walk, we spent time just appreciating how beautiful the simplest things are–tree bark, leaves etc.–when brightened by the sun. The contrast of shadow and sun….sooo pretty!
7/29 I repainted the squares in the chess garden. But not in the black color I hoped to use…because it doesn’t come in black!!! Had to settle for dark grey… so I suspect I’ll revisit this again some time. I also got a great striped leg tan on my left leg…bahahaha!
7/30 We had a lovely dinner with two of our kiddos and my folks because…
7/31 Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! 63 years… wow!
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