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Saturday Sky

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Today was one of those sleepy Saturday mornings, it was cloudy and rainy until 2pm.  I had Baby Girl take my sky for me.

It did eventually clear up and amazingly enough it brought with it a nice breeze.  What do the kitties do on days like this?

Hemi takes advantage of the quiet so he can stalk at 4am and bring in lizards to play with on the bed. 
The girls like to "hide" behind the ladder and look out over the back yard.


What do *I* like to do on days like this??  I like to knit.  Days like this give me incentive to finish up some socks.

These were knit up with some worsted weight yarn #1 Son picked out many moons ago at a now defunct yarn shop.  They will go into my charity bag.

Days like this also get me to cast on for another pair of socks.

After I finished the blue socks I was itching to cast on another pair.  This is when it really hit me that I enjoy knitting socks.  There is no need for a break when you enjoy the process and final outcome!

Since I finished off the s…

Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY

Outside my window...
Another hot day here at Happy Acres.  We hit over 100 with the  heat index again today.  I have to keep reminding myself why I live here...

I am thinking...that I need to plan something fun with the kids on Friday. 

I am thankful...for modern medicine.  Again.  It still involves an eye, but this time it's Baby Girl's turn.  She has a sty in her eye and it was getting worse.  I pick up her eye drops tomorrow. 

I am thankful part 2... that the IO starts a job on Monday!!!  We need this on so many different levels.  He NEEDS to work.  I NEED him to go to work.  Financially he needs to work, but him working and making money is a need on so many different levels........

In the kitchen...tonight's dinner was Grandma's Chicken, rice, corn and cornbread.  Nothing green, but there wasn't anything green in the house unless you count the green Flintstone gummies!

 I am wearing...t-shirt and grey shorts.

I am creating...I finally pulled out my blue wo…

Movie Watching under a Saturday Sky

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It was another hot one here today,
but in true Florida fashion, it clouded over, stormed nearby and cooled down a bit (and by cooled down I mean heat index was only in the 90s)


I'm still in my movie mode.  Last night I watched For Pete's Sake, another movie with Barbara Streisand from 1974.  My favorite parts of movies from this time period??  The fashion and the technology!  Phone booths!  Cash registers where you key in the price!!  HUGE computers with punch cards!!!  Too funny.  This movie had its moments, but it wasnt as funny as I was expecting.  I think if I saw it during the time period I would have liked it better.

Later that night I watched The Double, a spy thriller with Richard Gere (yum!) and Topher Grace (he's actually aging quite well but I still think of him as Eric Forman from That 70's Show).  THIS was REALLY good!  You found out one twist early on, but there was another twist toward the end that I didnt see coming.   If you like spy thrillers, give t…

Feline Fridays

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He's doing better.......:)

The meds are kicking in!!!!

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I knew he was feeling better when he woke me up at 7AM for some lovin!    That's the time I usually wake up for school and he'll come in and snuggle before I have to get everybody up. 

Here he is yesterday

You can just tell he's not feeling great.


Now today!

Not 100% but SOOO much better!!


Now a story that is just too weird.  Ten years ago I lost a set of keys in the grass. I just got the mail and was sitting in the grass with Meghan who was less than 2 years old at the time playing. When we stood up, the keys were gone.   The IO searched the entire front yard looking for these keys (since they were his set) but we never found them. Fast forward to a week ago. Guess what  #1 Son found by the tree in the front yard??

The only thing we can think of is that the keys somehow fell into a mole hole and s-l-o-w-l-y worked their way down the front yard (we do have a bit of a slope) over the years to the tree. 

TOO weird!!

Simple Woman's Daybook

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For today:

Outside my window:  It's been another hot one!  It's almost 8pm and it still feels like 97 outside!! 

I am thinking: that I really dislike the heat and wonder what it would be like living in another state.  I know I'd never do it since my family and friends are here.  The only way I see me moving is if my kids moved when they got older, settled down and had kids of their own.  I've got a long time before that happens!

I am thankful: that the IO had a second interview today with a local company and they are moving him along in the hiring process.  They havent said anything to him yet but they've sent him HR paperwork to fill out.  That is a GOOD sign!

In the kitchen:  for dinner I made grilled chicken with broccoli and homemade mac and cheese.  It's a recipe by the Pioneer Woman.  It's good but VERY rich.  Don't think I'd make it again.  We prefer a more mellow mac & cheese, this one had a lot of different cheeses in it.

I am wearing:  blu…

Ordering up some boredom please!!!

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It was hard to post on Saturday w/o mentioning how stressed I was.  I was so stressed that #1 Son kept checking on me.  What was the source of this stress??  Hemi.

Hemi is an indoor/outdoor cat.  He comes and goes as he pleases thru the cat door (the same cat door that other neighborhood cats will use to sneak a midnight snack).  Friday afternoon he comes in with a scratch next to his eye and a scab on the top of his head, just above the same eye.  It looked like he had been in a fight.  His eye wasnt drippy or oozy.  Just not open all the way.  I figured the scratch next to his eye was bothering him so I just watched him. He seemed normal otherwise so I left him alone.

Saturday morning brought me a cat that looked bad.  His eye was more closed than open and he wasnt himself.  Of course this is a Saturday when there are no vets open except for the emergency room where you have to plop down $100+ just to be seen.  Have I mentioned that the IO has been out of work since Dec and the mone…

Saturday Sky

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I've hit the library the past couple of days and while I havent started reading any of the books I've checked out, I have been rewatching some old movies.  So far I've watched Sliding Doors,While You Were Sleeping,The Lady Eve,Foul Play, and What's Up Doc twice!  No matter how many times I watch that movie, I laugh every time.

I also watched Season One of Person of Interest.  This is one of my favorite shows to watch. 

Today was a day of running errands with one of the stops being JoAnn's.  I needed another container to hold my thread (the last one cracked into pieces), and of course I had to look at the yarn.  I had some 50% off coupons burning a hole in my purse!   I ended up with the thread holder (50% off to boot!) and some yarn.

It's super bulky yarn that will be added to the kitty blanket I've already started.


It was rather late in the day when I took my sky, but it's been SO hot here I wanted to wait until it cooled down a bit.  I took this arou…

The Simple Woma's Daybook

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For Today

Outside my window:  it is 10am and its already 85 degrees outside.  To add insult to injury it *feels* like 96.  ~sigh~  Yep, it's summer.

I am thinking: of the things that need to be done this week; what bills to pay, what I have scheduled for the week, etc.

I am thankful: that life has slowed down a bit.  While I am still setting my alarm to wake up, its set for 8am instead of 6:50 and it's just Baby Girl that I need to wake up.  She's got band camp for a couple of hours in the morning, but it's so much easier than having to wake up everybody and then drive said sleepyheads to where they gotta go!

In the kitchen:  I made a turkey dinner on Saturday for #1 Son's party.  It was very yummy, but there is a reason why I dont make turkey dinners in June.  The house was unbelieveably hot!!!  It wasnt until around 9pm when we were sitting around playing cards (SPIT! for those curious minded souls) when the house was comfortable again.  However the next day's le…

Saturday Sky or A Day Late and a Dollar Short (plus shameless bragging rights!)

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Edit to add:  I actually started writing this post on Friday so I could finish it on Saturday to post.  Here we are on Monday.  I could either start over and *hope* I post something today, OR just go with what I've got, including my Saturday sky.  After all this, my first sentence of this post is even funnier!!!!  Enjoy!


If I had it all together and posted on the 5th of June not only would it have been my 7th year blogiversary, but it would have been my 1000th post!!  How cool would that have been?!? 

Oh well, such is life.  I was busy on the 7th.  It was the day my Baby Girl was promoted to Middle School.
She not only got her certificate of promotion but she also got the President's Award for outstanding academics


and she also got the Principal's Medal of Honor for outstanding academics (straight As for 3 years straight plus highest ratings for both Reading and Math in FCAT (state test))

Needless to say we are proud of the girl!  Here she is with #1 Son and their 5th gra…

Feline Fridays

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Saturday Starting Skies

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June has always felt like the beginning of summer to me.  School is practically over.  Desks are being cleaned out;  papers are being sent home, finals are over.  Even before I had kids June always felt like a new start. 


June is also the first day of hurricane season.  *They* say we should expect something like 14 hurricanes, 11 of them powerful.  Only time will tell.  It does remind me that I need to update and complete my supply bag. 

June is the month when I started my blog.  June 5th to be exact.  When I double checked on the year I did a double take.  I started this blog in 2006!!  Unbelieveable!!!  I've been blogging for 7 years!  No itch here.  I still plan on continuing my blogging process if for nothing else it's a great place to look back on the past 7 years.  I've got vacations, school pics, children, cats all in one place.  The rest of my life may be a mess, but my blog shows off a pretty decent life.


Here's to a relaxing June.  I definitely can use it!