Thursday, September 25, 2008

That Pinging Sound

Pinging may not be a good sound in a car, but it sure is a good sign in canning. This is the last of the tomatoes. It was a good crop this year. We'll still have a few fresh ones, but I'm done canning.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oh the smell of fresh paint

I have the Big H painting, the lower bedroom looks great. The whole main floor needs fresh paint, but there is no starting and stopping point. HE CAN DO IT! I'm staying out of his way and just doing clean up.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Colors

The trees are really starting to turn here now. It should be a pretty trip south tomorrow. We went to Barber Lake golfing today. It was such a beautiful day. Troy will appreciate this - we picked up lots of balls in the woods.

Tomorrow we are getting the cap for the truck and meeting Howard's family for lunch, going to Cole and Kyle's football games and to Clayton's on Saturday. I should be a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cookie Cutter Lady

We had the Cookie Cutter Lady at Red Hats today. She makes original tin cookie cutters. Unbelievably elaborate cutout cookies. She uses a "slipat" for cutting, freezing and baking her cookies. I have to get one, they are wonderful. I guess I'll put one on my Christmas list. They sell their cutters at Williamsburg.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away

I know it was dry, but an all day downpour is too much. I nursing a head cold (biking on Madeline Island), so I'm staying inside sewing on the dress. It is ready to be tried on, I hope she likes it. I was happy to have an inside project. The big H is working on a cabinet to put the upstairs tv higher.
Enough "lipstick on a pig". Could anything be more stupid, how about healthcare, the unemployment rate, the huge deficit, and no money for infrastructure, are we looking for a diversion?
Looks like a Chili supper.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hail Mary

Notre Dame is playing today, so I'm hearing some colorful language at the TV. I went for a walk and got rained on. I cut out THE DRESS, I at least got a start, I hate sewing with satin.
I watched both conventions, I can't say I was unbiased. I even read the Newsweek article so I would be informed. I need to deal with the Big H, he is getting way too involved and feels he has to voice his opinions to everyone. It's unbelievable, but there are actually people that believe in the other choice.
I've got tomatoes overtaking my kitchen. I'm sure we will have a freeze soon and then they will all be gone. I sure hate to see summer come to an end.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Trip to Madeline Island and Bayfield

We spent Wednesday and Thursday in Bayfield. We went geocaching on Madeline Island and in Bayfield and Ashland. We made 100!!! We stayed in a hotel with a whirlpool, but after biking all day and walking UPHILL to the cemetary cache I really needed it. We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday and really enjoyed ourselves. Saw several caches with the Rysewyk name on them. The Indian Cemetary one stumped us, but was a great stop, the last 5 cachers didn't find it.
Congratulations Troy! We like to see you all employed.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Race to 100

I didn't know there was a race, but I was supposed to have won it this week. I wasn't watching your numbers. Now that you have made it public, you know your sister and her children will try to beat me. No competitve spirit in this family.
A beautiful Labor Day weekend.