Canada Garden

Sunday, July 01, 2018

June 2018 Report

June was a whirlwind!  I got to go  see my mama and my sissy PJ.  We went to see the peonies together--one of our favorite June things to do:

Mama's garden is always impressive--she's an urban farmer :)


We picked strawberries every day :)
It was chilly while I was there, so I didn't get out much in PJ's garden.  It's beautiful as always too.  I love this little shot here:
And all of us together here! My sister can always make me laugh :)
Then Mark and I went to KetoCon in Austin to hang out with our keto peeps and learn more about low carb-high fat eating and healing.  This was our second year to go and I can't wait to go again next year.

Early morning walk along the lake with a skyline view.
Hanging out with the coaches.
Mark and Sabrina, one of our fellow keto coaches. We're all hanging out together on the computer all the time, but it was great to meet in person and get to know each other a little more.
with Mitzi, another coach
And I got to meet Dr Berry!  Wow!  and his wife Neisha.  
They are helping so many people.  Look him up!
 We ate really good while we were there!  Bunless burgers, buffalo ribeye, rattlesnack/rabbit/boar fettine, and oh yes, barbeque!

And we got to see Denise and meet her children with Uncle David, Aunt Fina.
It was a fabulous trip.  And it was good to be back home in the garden :)



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Wait. . . is May gone already?!?



 We haven't been to a ball game in years, and then we went twice in the same weekend!  We had so much fun!  Thank you to Judson & Rachel and to the Estrops :)
We celebrated Tami's birthday :)
Here's our Skye girl--she's been keeping me company in the garden.  I love the bleeding hearts.  They remind me so much of grandma and mammy.

 And we celebrated Mark's birthday too :)
Skye went with us to St Louis to walk in the Love A Golden Rescue fundraiser.  She did great!  We're so grateful to LAGR for bringing Skye to us.



Sunday, April 29, 2018

April Report

PJ sent me this picture of our cute mama at the craft show.  Only one more month and we'll be sitting on PJ's back porch.  I bet Jeff will build us a fire.

We took Skye to an orientation for barn hunting.  There's a rat in the cage which gets hidden in among bales of  hay and your dog gets to hunt for it.  Skye had fun.  I didn't get a picture of Biscuit.  She got to go too! (The rat was always safe and didn't seem to mind one bit that dogs were sniffing all around them.)
Tami and I have been watching the tulips bloom at the Simmons Institute where she goes for treatment.  This cold cold April has finally warmed up.
 New t-shirt.  I have one just like it but Mark won't wear his when I wear mine.  He doesn't believe in matching t-shirts.  What??  After 30 years, I didn't know that! Oh well, I like my new shirt and I'll wear it good too :)
We found pork rinds at Obed & Isaac's.  I could seriously be addicted to these.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

March News

We moved grandma's hutch into the living room/dining area last week and I put V's dishes into it.  Mark painted it red for me a long time ago but we just painted the inside white again to help make the inside pop.  And we did all that because:
I love this new (old) hutch that Flea Market to Fabulous made beautiful again.  All the blue willow went into it and we're filling up the storage in the bottom :)
My sweet friends know how much we rely on bacon these days and they think of me when they run across bacon dishtowels. I love dishtowels anyway and then they're bacon dishtowels, even better!
This little daffodil is determined!  We have to make sure he gets planted properly this year.
Kyle and Judson playing chess.  Mark was so happy that Kyle is interested in chess that he bought a new set to have here at the house too. 
It's so good to have the kids nearby now. 
Betsy's drawing of her mom coming home from Target :)



Saturday, March 03, 2018

Some Days I Feel I Have Wings

A Mary Oliver poem I found a while back that spoke to me.   I'm 60 now and even a little more.  This is a very nice birthday and I'm soooo thankful for so many blessings.
 Mama's card made me laugh out loud!  It's perfect :)

Keto at The Apple Barn :)
Rachel and Judson and the kids came over last night for a pre-birthday celebration.  Mark grilled hamburgers, we had green beans, salad, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped asparagus.  Now that's a plate full!
Love the little house vase and daffodils they brought!  Rachel piped the cupcakes for me. V's tablecloth looks so pretty--her mother, Mark's grandmother, embroidered it.