Friday, July 01, 2011

July 1st

I know Summer began last week officially but to me it starts today. July 1st. 1/2 of the year gone already and this is the start on my countdown for the rest of the year which happens to be my favorite part, loads of birthdays, lots of summer fun, the start of a new school year, Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas of course. Isn't it great thinking of all that fun stuff yet to come.

I haven't had much time to blog or do much of anything in the way of fun. Life has been very busy and trying. This will be the first summer that I am not working and I am taking a much needed summer off. My vacation started off with a bang, a very big bang. Our much loved pool is no more. The other day while 2 of my grandchildren and my sil Donnie were in the pool, one side of the pool collapsed. 15,000 gallons of water all over the yard. It even destroyed a little playhouse of my granddaughters. Wow that water was strong, it moved our lower level deck stairs. Thank God no one was hurt. My sil got my grandchildren out of the pool so fast, thank God.

This is Tyler right before it broke:

I contacted our insurance company and an adjuster has been to see the wreckage but we still have no idea what will be the outcome, we are waiting to hear from them and I do hope it's with some good news. We have been pricing new ones and they are outrageously expensive.

My newest addiction is crocheting, I can't seem to put that hook down. I am working on a few different projects. It is so easy and almost mindless to just sit and do some crocheting. So much fun.
I have made a promise to myself to put a few strands of floss on my CHS Village every night of this summer. I am having a SAL with my friend Pat who is also working on the same piece. We have to check in on Sundays to see how far we got. So this Sunday I will be posting a picture of what I have done so far and hopefully some stitchy crocheting too.

I will close this post with something very sweet. Something that reminds me of summer also, hope you like it too.
when I go to the store and there are tons of strawberries and blueberries everywhere. They are all so yummy looking. I stocked up on both and I plan on trying my hand at making strawberry jam. That is if I have any strawberries left. LOL My grandchildren and I have been gobbling them up. I like to slice them up and throw some blueberries in the mix and then sprinkle sugar all over, toss them and sprinkle some more. Then refrigerate for a little while and they are just fantastic. This is also good as a for a topping on icecream too, or on a slice of pound cake, however you enjoy them, they are wonderful.

Till next time,
Sharon xoxoxox

8 comments:

Margaret said...

We lost our pool this year too, Sharon. A tree fell on it -- quite scary. Our insurance was very generous. I hope yours is too.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Never a dull moment at your house. I hope the insurance company comes through for you.

Susan in SC said...

How scary about your pool. I hope you get things straightened out with your insurance company.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Oh, my! So happy that no one was hurt! Hope the insurance works out well...

Jaime76 said...

wow

Janice said...

Wonderful to read your blog again!

Siobhan said...

Yikes! I hope the insurance comes through for you quickly!

patti said...

And, HAVE you been stitching on VoHRH? I haven't in the last couple of days, but will be picking it up tonight. Unfortunately, I got hung up on a Nora Roberts book that I couldn't put down. NO MORE BOOKS right now - I need to stitch while I can. I'll be heading back to my house by this weekend (as of right now anyway). Hugs!