Friday, July 31, 2020


Hello, friends.  Here we are at the last day of July.  July has seemed like a long month to me.  Independence Day seems as if it was a long time ago.  I like that.  I don't like when time flies by and I don't get to enjoy each day to the full.  I hope August stays just as long.  I love September and Autumn but we all know what comes after Autumn.

Yesterday I was feeling sort of blue and didn't get much done at all.  I must get back on track with my cleaning.  It needs to get finished.  I am still working on my kitchen.  When that gets done, I will show you the finished product.  I am hoping by the end of August it will be done.  Then on to the dining room which is a real mess!

But I wanted to show you the few things I bought in Lancaster on Tuesday.  I realized I did not take pictures of everything, but the few things I did not photo are gifts.  So that is OK because I do not want the people they are bought for reading this blog and seeing what I got them.

First I will show you Lenox.  Besides some gifts, I bought these kitchen towels for me.  The first set is Fourth of July firecrackers and another that is striped red, white, and blue.  Elaine said she likes it because it looks like pillow ticking.

And even though I don't need another fall item, I couldn't resist these pumpkin towels.  They are so pretty!  I have orange ones, and bright brown ones, but this gray one and the tan one are unique.  I love the embroidered pumpkins and leaves on them.

Next let me show you what I got at Christmas Tree Hill.  I am thrilled with the lantern and the timed candle.  I got the bow to put on one of my wreathes.

Here is what the lantern looks like with the lighted candle inside.  The flame of the candle flickers, so it looks real.

I have it in the front window on top of the air conditioner and have been enjoying it every night.

Finally, let me show you what I got at Hershey Farm.  As you can see, it's mostly things to eat.

I got iced apple bread and two sticky buns.  Elaine bought us an apple caramel quickbread.

I also bought a mask with a cross for Joe and some mask filters.  When Joe saw the mask he said it was more girly because the cross was made out of rhinestones.  I hadn't even noticed that.  So now the mask is mine.

I also got a bag of low salt potato chips.  They didn't last long.  I ate some so I could take my evening medicine.  I was still so full that I didn't want dinner.  They were so good that I kept eating.  The bag was big, but only about 1/4 of the bag was actual food.

At Bird-in-Hand restaurant I got Joe a frozen dinner of macaroni and cheese with stewed tomatoes.  I also got two car coasters for the cup holders in the car.  I didn't take a picture of them, but they have a beach scene on each of them.

I did OK and did not spend a lot of money.  Just about $70 for the entire day.  And I got some Christmas gifts.  Joe and I are planning a trip out there sometime soon to get some more gifts while the prices are still good.  And we can actually eat in a restaurant.  Can't do that in Philly yet.

Our heat wave is over for awhile.  It will finally be cool enough for me to work in the yard.  It has been way too hot to go out there.  That is if I can stay awake.  I had iced tea for dinner.  Wrong move.  I have been up all night.  I'm just starting to get tired, so maybe I can get a few hours of sleep and then take a nap during the day.  I hope.

Hope you all have a great day.

Until later....


  1. The red/white/blue/firecracker towels are so cute! THINK i would have gotten them too.I like the candle & when I saw it in the! Looks great in your window.I agree about cooler weather. This heat really got to me.I am SOOO ready for fall! Enjoy your day!

  2. I'm a towel girl too. I buy some for friends as well! When I read the word medicine I realized I needed to take my benicar, I'd not taken it this a.m. as I had a blood draw. I needed to fast and only took one I needed after I was done. Got it! Thanks for the reminder. Our weather has cooled down as well. Out of the 90s and down into the 80 degrees range, thank goodness. Waiting to watch the virtual concert thru Klove on TBN or facebook in 25 minutes! I got a pizza to eat from Papa Murphys so I don't have to cook!! Have a good weekend!

  3. What fun you had and I really love that lantern! It really is nice to have extra lights in our home to keep things cheery. Enjoy your weekend! Get some rest!

  4. You got some great stuff! Sounds like you had a really great day in Lancaster. We have been out of town on a little vacation so I will be posting about that soon. Have a good week. See you again soon!


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