Good Monday morning my friends. Oh my goodness it is warm here! We're supposed to well over 100F today. Yesterday Hubby and I drove back from Portland, in separate cars, so we were asking each other the readout on our temperature screens in the cars as we drove. At one point both of us showed 104F! Ick. The forecast for today and tomorrow is even hotter. We saw three different brush fires as we drove along. A lot of times those right by the highway are from cigarettes thrown from car windows. I really wish people would think about that before they threw them away. Several homes were threatened by the fires we passed. And those poor firefighters who died yesterday in the southern states. So sad. I will definitely be in prayer for their families.
On a happier note I had a wonderful time with Miss Piper. She's so busy these days that it's hard to get a good picture of her. She's always in motion unless she's asleep. Grandma's mission was accomplished and she's on a great daytime schedule now for the daycare. She's napping in the "big bed", (crib) very well and life is so much better after Grandma visited. At least that's what Mommy said in her phone call this morning. Both Mommy and Daddy are okay with me being there and seem to not like me to leave which is a very nice thing. I feel so comfortable in their home and I know they love me. Hubby drove down on Friday afternoon for the weekend. That was wonderful. While we were there and he had his truck with him we took advantage of the no sales tax and sales and bought a new patio table and chairs for our deck. They aren't assembled yet so no picture. Maybe next time I post. :-)
Not much else to tell you. By the time we got home yesterday we had just enough time to throw a load of laundry in the washer, unpack the car and grab a fast dinner before we went to evening church. When we got home, Hubby mowed the grass while I finished unpacking and then re-packing for the lake. It was 8:30 and still 92F. Needless to say, we both took showers and tried to relax after the heat of the day. At least Hubby did. I ironed for an hour or so. I could have done that this morning but I want to be off to the trailer while it's still relatively cool so I can open windows there. I've already been to the grocery store and have things ready to go.
And now, here are a few pictures of my weekend. How do you like the two dog beds for Chloe and Polly? Not decorator friendly but they sure love them, and each other.
Piper had a bit of a rough weekend with four new teeth working their way in. There were lots of smiles but I didn't manage to capture any on the camera.
The last picture is of a skein of yarn I gave Taci when we met on Friday to knit and chat. It's the "I Love This Yarn" brand from Hobby Lobby. It's sooooo soft. We had a wonderful time talking and catching up with each other. I hope next trip all four of us will manage to get together. Taci gave me the sweetest pincushion but my camera battery was dead. I'll have a photo of it next time.
The drive home yesterday was breathtaking. At one point to the left of me was Mt. Hood in all of it's splendor and to the right was Mt. St. Helens. So beautiful. The sky was completely blue without a cloud to be seen. I could see Mt. Hood in my rear view mirror for over 150 miles! There were stand up paddle boarders, fisherman, kite boarders, skiers, just about any water sport you could imagine on the Columbia River as we drove along it. I love summer in the Pacific Northwest. There is nothing like it.
And now my friends, I'm off to the lake. Have a wonderful week and Happy 4th of July to my U.S. friends.