Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

October 22, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I Love my Home. It feels so good to come back to when  my traveling takes me to interesting places. ( even if it's for only a few days) Yes, I am headed back to Washington  next Monday. To help out my mom, She is home from the hospital and although doing quite well,  I need to be there to make sure she has everything in order.It's part of being  the oldest daughter.. She has just returned to her home sweet home herself from a few days in the hospital. She has a few blood clots in her lungs and although feeling better,  I feel I must do a check up on her . You know how it is... don't you? Winter is coming and there are a few details that I would feel better  knowing she is well on her way to recovery. I will only be away a week.... and  My daughter Nancy will return to her Home Sweet Home for a few days as well and I will get to see her too...before she leaves again for Italy ( Business related through her job.)Once I return to my little nest, I am going to get started with some sewing, crocheting and settle into the fall with some cooking too.. I have been away from My Sweet Home much too long.. Do you feel this way too? Summer was very busy for me this year and it will be nice to stay home for a few weeks, Thanksgiving will be upon us shortly too and we have travel plans to share it with some of Clay's family... So I must get busy .. and start those projects I have been putting off... and I know It will be great to be settled into my home once again.

October 16, 2010

Oh! The beautiful flowers!

For me, Flowers used to be for special occasions, or so  I thought, but since I started adding bits of "pretties" to my budget I purchase them regularly now.. I love them in my home..and treat my home to fresh flowers weekly. I love flowers! They make me smile..... I finally purchased my first orchids today. My mom gave me a gift card for my birthday  and I knew just what I wanted. I have often purchased the lilies and others and saw the Orchids as a luxury item. Why ? I do not know, but probably because they are so much more expensive and I usually do not have luck with purchasing more expensive plants & flowers, Today I decided I deserve these... pretties and hope I can keep them alive. I know very little about the orchid but have been reading more & more about them.  Do you treat yourself to flower luxury?


October 14, 2010

A summer full of travel

 I have been traveling a lot this summer. I know my scheduled trips are coming to an end.  My journal is full of pictures of my family and friends and I have really enjoyed the summer. Trips to the mountains, lakes,and ocean. There is one more trip coming up, (next week) My husband is taking me to Mendocino California for my Birthday. It was planned yesterday morning. I have yet to completely unpack from the last trip but I am not complaining.... I love to travel. We will be leaving Monday and return by end of the week... My dear friend and farm girl sister ( April) is House/Buster sitting for us.. We are so thankful she was available at a last minute call... Thanks you so much April!
We are staying  at "The Inn  at School house Creek"  just outside Mendocino, and are looking forward to taking lots of pictures ( Now we have Photography class 101completed) but I also will enjoy sitting here at the cottage looking out at the ocean. This will be a birthday to remember I am sure. The only other trip planned is Thanksgiving in Woodburn, Oregon  with family.  I think I will have time to unpack before that trip. I am very fortunate to be able to travel and to enjoy this time of my life with my husband and family. Yes, Life is very good! 

October 3, 2010

A week long Road trip!

I am headed on the road again... Leaving Tuesday morning to my sisters ( she was here last week) & my youngest daughter's PJ who live in Washington State. I will be gone a week. My grandson Mason is celebrating his #8 birthday and I don't want to miss it... also his older brother  Alex is playing football and I'd like to see him play,  He is a senior this year in High School. My oldest daughter Nancy.. is also on the road..She accepted an assignment to go to Italy for 3 weeks..   You can follow her on her Self Care Blog, on my sideboard.  My husband is not going with me, He & Buster are "batching" it for a few days..It is a long  10 hour trip but I do enjoy it and before the snow flies I feel I must go... Also going up to Seattle to see my Mom & perhaps do some antique /thrift shopping if given the opportunity..(and  of course I will) but  I won't be able to post until I get home so you all have a great week.. Enjoy your autumn weather.. See ya soon.

October 2, 2010

Buster's Complaint: Not a Bath!

 Gee whiz.. Can't I just stay dirty for a while? I am losing the battle...

See what I have to put up with ? I went out for a look around with my dad and well.. I got distracted and was having such funn chasing the squirrels and what ever that other scent belonged to. When I got home My Mom insisted on Dad putting me into the tub! I agree the water got pretty DIRTY.  But sometimes these things just happen right?

Usually I don't get a beauty treatment until I go see Rhonna at the Paws Spa every month. I guess they thought differently.. (I like it at Rhonna's better, but don't tell them.)
Now I'll just sit here and dry off until I get the opportunity to go look for that dang squirrel again. I do feel squeaky clean..and Mom says I smell nice  .. but who needs that?