Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Belated Fourth

Today I am doing better.  Not so sorely but a bit woobily.  I took a shower today, yeah for me.  I have been sitting instead of laying in my bed sleeping.  But I do feel a nap coming on.
I couldn't let the holiday go by without some pictures.  Our downtown is one big Norman Rockwell celebration for 4 days.  Streets closed, carnival rides and food, a parade, reunions, games, and a whole lot of fun.  Also the exercise studio is open and classes are full.  Tonight is the open house.  Hubby will go attend.  I will pass for this one.  Anyhow, it is cool and our windows are open.  I can hear the children playing at the pool in our neighborhood that is across the street from us.   
My wagon with some patriotic bears on board......the banner was from one of those online sales. Very cheap and cute.
My pretend mantle, hah.  Just a few things I still could find.
Closer view.  This Madame Alexander doll reminds me of Betsy Ross.  An old baking soda tin and a sweet candle.
The other side, bears of course.
I was in a patriotic swap hosted by Linda of a Very Cherry World.  There were only 5 of us participating.  The polka dot star on the light blue is mine.  I showed it before on another post.    I will make a banner from the three little ones.  The large one on the right, I may cut down to go with the others.
Then there was Judy, she made the sweet banner for us.  It's the one around the bottom.  Pretty choices of fabric so well sewn together into it's own banner.  So nice of her.  The place mat I already had.
Piper got a haircut on the 4th.  The groomers (both of the ones we use) have been so backed up from the long winter.  His first cut since December.  He was really buzzed.  Poor guy is so thin.  He eats well and we always have food out for him.  He just doesn't gain weight.  He doesn't even weigh 30 lbs.  Any suggestions on what to feed him so he can add a few pounds.
Well, that's it.  Back to being COZY.   Hope you have all had a lovely holiday in the USA and in Canada as well.


Karen Mortensen said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love the decorations.

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy to hear that you are feeling better. And that you were able to take a shower :) Yay!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Sure is hot here today. You don't want to be out in it long. I was just out in back, in the more shady area, and my gauge said 100 degrees.

Kimberly said...

glad your feeling better. A shower always helps.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Stay cozy and keep resting. Glad you are feeling better, sweet friend. xo Laura

Susie said...

Debby, I like all your decorations...that little wagon is the best thing to decorate. Glad you are doing better and taking care not to over do. I like to hear kids playing on the playgrounds and at the pool. Makes me long for my girls to small again. LOL. xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

Glad to hear that you are doing better.

vivian said...

Always nice to get a nice shower to help you feel better. And the patriotic banner is really cute! Take care Deb... and stay cozy! Lol!

Musings from Kim K. said...

So glad to read another post from you. Thinking of you. Darling decorations. Keep on resting. Hugs!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

So glad you're recovering nicely. Take it easy please.

Jane said...

Sounds like a Glorious Fourth of July celebration in your town, Debby! That's wonderful!
So happy to hear you're mending well! Cute decorations and swap items!

must love junk said...

Love your patriotic banner! Glad that you're feeling better :)

Consider It All Joy said...

I hope you are feeling better, Debby. Your little Piper is precious! Sounds like your town really does Independence Day well!! Blessings, Cindy

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Donna said...

Hi Debby,
I am so sorry to hear about your surgery! I am way behind on blog visits. I hope that you are feeling better very soon. Have you tried giving Piper peanut butter? Katie loves it, it's good for them and has lots of calories and protein, too. Your Madame Alexander doll is so cute!

At Home in English Valley said...

dear friend, thought about you often these past couple of days. even tried to email you and it kept bouncing back. glad that the surgery is over, and praying for only the best possible results for you. take care, stay strong, have faith. Love, Penny

Edna B said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are healing nicely. Just don't over do things. The holiday festivities in your town sound awesome. Reminds me of my childhood. Take it easy, and have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Debby,
You poor dear, you have been through enough. Its good news you are feeling better, rest is always the best thing.
We give are doggy lots of treats and he loves peanut butter on toast. Also there is higher calorie dog food at pet smart and stores like that.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Kelly said...

Sounds like you had a nice 4th despite recovering from your procedure. My SIL has many Madam Alexander dolls. She is a collector. Yours is very pretty. Hope you're doing better each day.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am so sorry honey to hear about your surgery. I have to do better with keeping up with my friends out here in this amazing world of blogging.
I will keep you in my prayers for good results and that you heal very quickly. Glad you got to shower that is always a big relief and feels so good.
Your decorations are sweet. Wish I had a wagon to decorate.
It would be awesome to live in a town that celebrates like yours does.
Your Piper is just so beautiful. The only thing I can think of that might put weight on is peanut butter. Works for me. haha
At least he isn't like Toby and eats everything in sight. You are right one day I might laugh about him swallowing my bridge.
You hang in there and take care of yourself.
I think of you often so keep me posted on your results
Love ya

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