summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday sun day...


Some fun pics from the Parade of Homes...of course it was fun, I went with four of my daughters.

Wulf, so cute and sweet...
I visited them at their house on Saturday, and shh, I love being a grandma!

The weekend flew by too quickly, and this happened:
Sonja, Charlotte Claire on the deck, Paul in the back, putting that cover on for the winter...

And then I look out the window this morning, and ugh, no clear blue water shimmering so invitingly, nope.  We are hunkering down.  The Dismal Forebodings time of year has arrived.

Winter is beautiful, but I am a teeny bit afraid of her.  

Yesterday afternoon, I was fully planning to grill burgers and coneys.  (Coneys:  white spicy hot dog, from here in central NY state, Hoffmans).   But as the afternoon wore on, it seemed less like grilling weather, and more like a meatball day!   Crumbled crackers, bread crumbs, minced onions, garlic, salt and pepper, ground beef, four eggs...and two pans of meatballs, went into the oven.  Sauce was soon simmering on the stove, and a pan of pasta made, then a spaghetti squash from the garden, for me.  Emily and Mariel joined us, along with Margaret, Adrian, Wulf, and Tennyson.  (Sunny has quickly learned that under the high chair is the place to be, as Ten-Ten has realized how fun it is to drop things for Sunny)
Jonathan came back from his camping/hiking in the Adirondacks trip, and joined us (Paul and I, Sonja, Char, Cam)

This fine morning, I've cleaned up some messes over near the door, as one Labrador scarfed down her brekky too fast, then I heard that yakking sound...ugh.  I've put some laundry in, and done some push ups and lifted my weights, (I'm trying!).  

Anyway, it's sad when the pool cover goes on.  So many things are sad, like when you drive through the countryside and see swing sets that have seen better days, sagging play houses with weeds growing up around them, old basketball hoops that are no longer used...


Linda said...

I am so ready for the fall season and then winter...yes, I am sad for summer to go, but on the other hand, I am done with the humidity, just saying, grin. The Parade of Homes is always entertaining, my parents use to do that when we were kids, smiles. I hope you have a beautiful day, Della. smiles

Betty said...

My husband calls me a hot dog snob as I only like hoffmanns, thank goodness Publix sells them now I used to have one suitcase full of hoffmanns gramma Brown beans and a loaf of Columbus bakery pizza bread. The airport checker said they used to see a lot of that. Now if only Publix could figure a way to get Columbus bakery bread. I do miss the gorgeous fall colors of central new York but I agree after that it was all downhill.

Unknown said...

Good morning Della 👋👋 We we’re up a tad earlier this morning so we could go and vote! Today is our federal Election Day. So we’ll see what the outcome is later today. It’s fun to look at show homes, isn’t it. We sometimes go in the winter for a little drive and have a look at some. There is SO MUCH building going on here……always show homes open. I sometimes wonder who on earth is buying all these places and who has that much money as none of them come cheap. Those little boys are so adorable 🥰 Being a grandma……..I am Nana……especially when they are little and think you are just the most wonderful thing on earth. I have 2 grandsons who are now 6’5” and I’m 5’1” so I look like I’m standing in a hole in photos with them! I come up to their armpits!!🤣🤣 I agree about winter 🥶 The fall colours are so pretty, especially where you live, but what comes next can be a challenge. Well you have a wonderful day!!

Marilyn from Canada 🇨🇦

Terri D said...

I will have to look for Hoffmans and see if our Publix sells them here. Pools are still open here in FL... I don't ever need to see snow again or wear a heavy coat with gloves and a hat and boots. Never! LOL Have a good week!! xo