Two new tires on old car. Check.
Inspection on newer car to be done today. Almost check.
Dollhouse photos submitted to British magazine. Check.
Two nights in a row of too little sleep. Check.
But it’s sunny and beautiful outside and the flowers are still blooming. I miss seeing birds in the birdbath. Every year about mid-August, I notice the lack of activity out there and it makes me sad. I get such pleasure from watching them frolic in the water. I feel like a mom whose kids have left the nest. Come back, little birds! (It should be the title of a play.)
The Lady Elsie May roses are doing well. I cut them back severely this spring. There were so many dead canes that the whole bush needed a haircut. Now, I have to decide what to do about its neighbor – the Julia Child rose. It had leaves this year, but no rosebuds. Do I get rid of it? Or do I give it one last chance with a haircut?
I’ve been the lucky recipient of a couple of gifts lately. Tammy, one of my longtime blogging friends who lives in Kuwait, sent me this beautiful journal that she made, along with a crocheted heart. Isn’t it lovely?
Thank you, Tammy!
And Barbara sent some goodies for the Top Secret Project. DON: Stop here!
Some teeny-tiny baseball cards from L. Delaney.
And a mini record album, complete with record – Abbey Road, of course. Barbara must have read my mind. I’m going to have a turntable in the studio, along with a record album collection. This Beatles album is the perfect start. As you know, Don is a huge Beatles fan.
The album is also by L. Delaney. I’ve ordered from her before and she has a wonderful Etsy shop.
Thank you, Barbara!
By the way, the article about the dollhouse will most likely be in the January issue. I’ll let you know more about it in a few months.