Friday, July 27, 2007

It was a hot, hot day in July..


that is how that song by Raffi starts out.. you know,, Five green and speckled frogs"! Too much nostalgia around here this week with three of my "babies" having birthdays... In addition to William turning 16, Sarah is now 19 and Emily will be 23 tomorrow.. Where did all those wonderful years go?
So, it was HOT today.. and has been for weeks.. I swear we haven't been below 100 for a high in ages.. 103 today.. Thank goodness for central air conditioning.. I am SO not a summer person.. Never have been. I think Spring would be my favorite season, if I didn't know that summer would be right after it, so I suppose winter is the season for me.. Love the snow falling and being inside and playing with my paper and scissors.. ahh.. I can dream, can't I? School starts in two and half weeks for my little guy and then I will be able to see fall and winter not too far away..
Even though it was hot today I baked bread..Red River Cereal Bread. Dinner tonight will be farm fresh corn on the cob, fresh vine tomatoes and beets I pickled yesterday. Of course, fresh bread too! Easy, but yummy!
I am in a recipe swap and am three recipes behind, so I did get busy today and make one of them.. Cheese Straws are nice and easy to make and go well with a glass of wine! I just used up some scraps of Daisy D's paper and stitched a little on them. Then put a little ribbon on the bottom..
I will be alone tonight and plan to spend all the time trying to organize my little room some more.. I saw this amazing scrapping room: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ and want to get to Home Depot tomorrow to get the shelving to make a start on my own little space. We are going to start with the closet. Probably won't do everything identical, but there are some wonderful ideas here! That is it for me today! Off to organize and play with my papers!

6 comments:

mnhyrkas said...

oops! I think I wished the wrong kid a happy birthday. Sorry

Anne said...

Hi Elaine! I'll happily send you some of our rain (you can have it all!!) if you could send some of that heat over!!

Happy Birthdays to your 'babies', all of them - and please can I come for tea?! Sounds Yummy! :o)

Love your blog! ;o)

DEBBY said...

Elaine ,I'm with you can't stand the heat and summer in general.I am totally a winter person.It is hot here too over 100 every day .We have A/C only in the living room so it is pretty much unbearable right now.

Pat said...

Wow.. 3 birthdays!! talk about timing girl! Don't you just love the ideas in that studio...

Barbara said...

Hi there, had a really good time here. So glad you have started a blog so I can visit. Have fun at all the birthdays.

~Carla~ said...

Hi Elaine!! I found your blog through Anne! yay! Added it to my fave blog list! Your stuff is always gorgeous! :)