Monday, August 6, 2012

Hi, my name is Mrs. JP...

I feel like I should re-introduce myself because I've been gone from blog world a while. This new format (I held out until the bitter end) is taking some getting used to but I'll press on.

What have I been doing? Well, nothing of significance, or I should say nothing out of the ordinary. Just the same grand old thing, but isn't the everyday stuff important? Laundry - that's important; errands - those are important, and cleaning the house - also, important but not a high priority unless there's company coming then it's all hands on deck!!

Here's the news - I got new glasses so I bumped around (quite literally) the grocery store getting used to them. I'm getting accustomed to progressive lenses, we won't call them bi-focals, okay? I really like them, now I have all my vision needs in one pair of glasses. I was so distracted on the way home - looking at trees, grass, animals, and the clouds,,,oh my,,,I am a cloud gazer from way back. I'm sure glad I have auto-pilot in my truck and it brings me home safely. Just kidding, JP, I pay strict attention to the roads always :)

The pack? They are laying around staying cool. Charlie is always within eye-shot of me, his new nickname is Chuck. Speedbump is usually found laying over an air-vent. Daisy, our oldest, is still up for stick game whenever Charlie is ready. Scrappy is a spoiled brat but is so cute she gets away with much. Corrie and Violet, our "sisters", are doing very well.

JP, you are doing good too right? He's been filling in as Sunday School teacher some and doing a great job. I get to do what I love and play the piano at church. I just remembered, last week, to thank my mom for persevering with me and making me practice while learning to play. It is such a joy and really a friend to me now.

Our garden is pathetic. I started some tomato plants and between the drought and my lack of attention to them we're down to only four plants. That's giving us enough to have for slicing which was my goal. Usually, a couple at church brings in produce to share and we get to sample theirs too.

I've been working on a "block of the month" quilting project which has been fun. This is it so far.

Oh, JP and I love baseball and cheer the Atlanta Braves on most every game from the comfort of our T.V. Go Braves!

That's about it; you are officially caught up on the not-so-much news. Blessings to you all from the holler.

P.S. in case there are no paragraph breaks,,please forgive. When I "previewed" this post it was all smooshed up.  (JP skillz to the rescue! ;o)


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

hi! You left a comment at my blog (15minutesplay) but I couldn't respond, it was a no reply thingy.. send me a note through email so I can reply to you. ;-) V

The Life of Riley said...

Nice to have you back!


Oh S,
I loved this post of yours! So often we forget the small realities of people's lives - I so enjoyed sharing yours. Thank you.
Glasses? Yep, I know how that feels. My own 'new' varifocals (as we call them here) are in production and I, too, am looking forward to seeing the world through one lens (Lol!)
I didn't know you played the piano. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get together and play duets (although I'm a little out-of-practice).
BTW, YOU inspired me to make a veggie-patch (thank you). It's doing so well too, and the Guinea-pigs are loving it!
Please give special hugs to the pooches. Thank you again for your email following King Toffee's "transfer". You are a special person indeed.
sending lotsaluv

Paula said...

Well, I've been wondering about you!! Thought I was going to have to send the search party, but Lily's nose sure ain't no bloodhound material... :)
Those everyday things are important, and you remind me that I've been putting off something important myself~ an eye exam. The ole' peepers aren't what they used to be...
Glad you're back, even though you had to put up with the new blogger format.
(I went kicking and screaming too... in fact, I still pull up my new "dashboard" and sit there stupefied for a minute... *sigh*)

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Hi Mrs JP,

My name is YD, nice to meet you! That's how I feel like in the blog world.
I didn't know you play the piano. I do too. I used to be a piano teacher.
I haven't watch the Braves in such a long time. I used to watch them quite often.
Good to hear from you. Maybe I'll post something this weekend. Maybe being the keyword.


Cindy said...

Thanks for the update, Mrs. JP! I'm happy to hear the pack is doing well. Sorry about your garden and new glasses always take some gettin' used to. Working on that quilt with a glass of iced tea sounds just perfect to me!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hey, there~

Glad to see you're back. Our garden here is doing well. We have had a good amount of rain this summer to keep things pretty moist. Glad to hear you got new glasses. I need to have my eyes checked, I'm sure I need a strong RX.

Have a great weekend!