Friday, August 19, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

Who ever started that saying.  I am ready for cooler days.  Gee Whiz this summer has been too hot.  I always dread summers.  But I think most everyone has the same complaint.  It's just too hot.  When the temps are almost 100 and the humidity is almost 100, it doesn't make me a happy camper.  No I don't camp.
This picture was taken at our Humane Society.  Kinds cute, I thought.  What was I doing there?  Not to get a dog but looking for one for my friend Doodle and looking for another friend's lost dog.
We just returned from a week trip to Colorado.  We went to take care of our Fisherboy and his sister while Mom started a new counseling job and a new school.  Our granddaughter was in Drama Camp for two weeks.  We got to see her in Lion King twice.  The weather was warm but without the humidity,  I could for the first time tell a big difference that plays.  Hubby went as well and that made it a lot better.
We have been home only a few days now.   Everything seems topsy turvy as it usually does on a return home.
This is an earlier picture.  This was a memorial for all Ohio soldiers that have lost their lives in the Gulf War til the present time.  It was a beautiful site but a heart breaking one as well.
You can't tell from this picture but my geraniums are huge.  I guess I know what to plant here in that big iron kettle.  I still have color in the flower beds.  Wondering if I will have mums too.
We didn't have rain for a really long time.  We have had tons lately.  I love every rain drop.  And the pond is really full.  I know the south is having floods and the west fires, I pray for everyone's safety.
I don't have a new picture of the baby.  She finally made it back to her birth weight and now weighs 6 lbs.  She was acutally just due this week.  They are having problems getting her on a formula that she can handle.  Yes, breast feeding would be an answer but trust me this is better for them right now.  They are doing well with her.  I would love to be able to spend some one on one time with her and do a photo shoot, but there will be time for that later.
I am not happy that I can't post from my I pad or I phone.  I do love having them if I could just figure how to transfer pictures.  I have some great pics to share but right now I can't.
Larry hasn't been at work for two weeks.  He went with the boss for a meeting but that's it.  He is having a bit of trouble adjusting but each day I think he enjoys more.
We went to K. Bug's tennis match last night.  She did really well.  She used to apologize every time she scored to the opposite team, hah. 
They have all started back to school this week.  We now have one in 1st, 2nd, 3 in 5th, one in 6th and another in 8th.
Other news, I have opened an etsy shop.  You can find me at Grammy Petals on Etsy.  I am slowly adding listings.  I had my first sale just a couple of days after I posted.  It says I have had the shop since 2010 and I have.  but never posted any listings.  A friend wanted me to sell on Ruby Lane.  Not sure I am ready for that.  She does really well and gets great prices for things.  I will try Etsy for awhile.  I still have my little retail space but it has been slow this summer. 
Well, that's it for now.  You can catch me on Instagram as well.  Debby Messner there, really original, I know.
Hugs and stay cool
Oh I forgot.  The clowns are coming this week-end for American Clown Academy.  Fun, Fun, Fun.


genie said...

Congrats to you my friend on your Easy Shop. I think that is SOSOSO exciting. Knowing al the things you have, I bet you do very well. I cannot believe your babies are so old. Just like with my Eloise heading to middle school. Time flies. But I have had so many wonderful times with her thru the years I cannot complain. I just wish I could have lived closer to Mattie and Ridgie so I could have enjoyed theirs as they were growing up. I am doing better. The Poison Ivy is FINALLY about gone but scarring remains. I am staying busy with my artwork which give me so much pleasure. Take care and keep in touch, genie

Betsy said...

I so feel your feelings about summer this year. I'm really tired of the heat. Congrats on your Etsy shop. I've had people encourage me to open one but I'm afraid it would take a lot of the joy of making things away if I felt pressured to stock the shop.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I put your new shop in my favs. You have some cute dolls and bears! I hope you enjoy being on Etsy. It's a fun place to shop...that I know! heehee! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Edna B said...

I have to agree with you about summer. It's been just so darn hot this year that it brought out tons of fleas. Oh goodie!!! Pogo is allergic to them, so they are keeping us busy.

Your little ones are all growing up. Enjoy them. Too soon they will be grown. My first born daughter has been here all week, and I just loved every minute of our time together. But that week just was too short!

Good luck with your Etsy shop. Have a fantabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Helly Debby, just popping in to say hello. We have had a very cold Summer here in Norway, the coldest morning in early August was only 3 degrees Celsius!! Crazy. I don't get on well with heat though, so I am not complaining. Good luck with your etsy shop, hope it goes really well. Blessings, Pam in Norway

Susie said...

Hi Debby, Glad you are enjoying the kids games. I miss all the games I used to get to see. It's hard to believe that our summer was so darn hot it just burned up and now fall is quickly approaching. Good luck with your shop. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

bj said...

Thanks for stopping by my place..always good to see you.
Hope you have tons of luck with your shop....xoxo

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I hope it is cooling off by now. It sounds like awful weather! xoxo Su

vivian said...

it was too hot here this summer too. I dont mind it for a few days as long as its followed by some relief.. but there just wasnt much of that.
your new grandbaby is just adorable. Im glad that shes put on some weight and theres nothing wrong with formula! I only breast fed Bethany. Formula was so much easier.
gotta go check out your etsy site!
have a great week

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Summer is coming to an end....the mornings are getting cooler! So nice to catch up - the baby is beautiful!

genie said...

So sorry you are feeling crummy. This has been an awful year for me and it sounds like it has been the same for you. Hope you will be doing better before too long. genie