Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 13 & 14, 2016

Mixing Up My Days and Nights
August 13 & 14, 2016

Hooded Oriole taking a bath

Friday night I could not get to sleep and was up until 5:45 a.m.  Then I fell asleep and I did not wake up until almost noon.  In the late afternoon I went to sleep and slept for about 5 hours.  Of course, that meant that I was not ready to sleep the night away.  It was the middle of the night before I got to sleep and slept until a little after 11:00 Sunday morning.  Ron picked up lunch for him and breakfast for me to eat around noon.  What a messed up schedule I am on.
Great Kiskadee
Saturday I really did not get anything done other than feeders and ponds in the yard and finished a book I was reading. 
Shower time for a young sparrow
Sunday afternoon  I spent a couple of hours sewing.  I am working on a new quilt.  I have about 1/4 of the blocks complete and another 1/4 about half done.  It is a quick project (I think). 
Waiting line at the shower
I spent some time during the day enjoying the birds.  There was a great variety of birds Saturday and Sunday.  I had a few orioles and a couple of warblers.  There were some starlings in the birdbaths off and on all day Saturday.  Green Jays were abundant as were Great Kiskadees.  Of course the usual visitors - sparrows, wrens, doves, and titmice were here in full force along with grackles, mockingbirds, and cowbirds.

Late in the afternoon Sunday, I went out to gather zinnias.  I was trying to get some from the middle of the patch and ended up tumbling into the middle of the patch where there was nothing to grab onto to get up.  Thankfully, Ron was working in the garage and rescued me.  The zinnia patch in dying out and I am afraid my tumble will make that faster.  We hope to clear it out in a couple of weeks and replant for a fall garden. 

The evening was spent doing some watching of the Olympics and reading.  I fixed some supper and relaxed with my book while I ate. 
Quilt in progress - Crosswalk
Today is the 11th birthday of one of our granddaughters.  I really hated missing spending time with her on her birthday, but it just was not a good idea with the shingles spots still fading away.


  1. I like the pattern! Did you use a jelly roll? Jenne Doan? I'm in Lubbock...eye appt tomorrow. Will be working on repairing an old crazy quilt that Mike puppy got into it. It's one of those made in Asia somewhere but he still wants it fixed. Plan to do some shop hopping while I'm here with an old friend from Clarendon. So glad the shingles are subsiding. I'm afraid my eye problem is another attack of the virus. I doubled up the meds just in case.

    1. Yes, a jelly roll and two 5" square packs of white squares. Yes it is one of Missouri Star Quilt's patterns - crosswalk. Half of the blocks are now made.