Friday, June 28, 2013


I have no news.  I wish I did other than it's hotter than _____!
Things are heating up out here in Southern California.  105 today.  I stayed inside much of the day..but this morning I got out and watered..clipped a bit and just enjoyed the cool damp grass under my feet.
I'm sorry...but...
I don't have any recipe's for you.... :(  It's true.  I really don't.   Sad, isn't it?

...or any instructions about gardening,  I garden with NO plan in mind at all.  As a matter of fact..I am a terrible planner.  You can tell that by the fact that I had seven children...practically in a row.
So...NEVER listen to me.
You'll only get in trouble...
I can sew..but I cannot tell you how.  NO seamstress here..that's for sure.  I did, however, make two ball gowns for the Marine Corp Ball once..but that was a long, long time ago.  One for my best friend and one for me.  (I will NEVER, EVER do that again!  I didn't recover for a week and can't even remember much about the Ball!  I think I slept through it.)

I can quilt and crochet...(more or less)  but would never even think of trying to tell you how.

I can paint, but I promise you it's very mediocre at best..and it's just flowers.
I can play the piano..but certainly nothing I would want to share or you would ever want to hear.
Trust me on this! :)
So..I should just stop right here while I'm ahead. 
I AM ahead....aren't I?
Lotsa love,


  1. You are way, way ahead, Mona! Love all your "can do's"...and your pictures are just beautiful- xo Diana

  2. your not allowed to tell the things you can't do anymore or the things youhave never done, only things your gonna go out and do

  3. I love your can do's Mona and you know, the more one adds to their plate, just shows their experience and life is just full of those. May you fill that plate to over filling with lots more experiences. Its the fun of learning to do stuff - just learning and trying things until its the best that you can do and you would be surprised at some of those "can do's". Have a wonderful day and I saw sweet Mele in your garden photo - hugs to Howie :)

  4. my can't do list is longer than yours!!! your garden is an oasis! that heat would do me in.

  5. I think you are to modest, you sound very talented to me, and you have a touch for the garden thats for sure, its heavenly, beautiful!

  6. Yes, you are ahead in so many ways:) Sweet Mona, I stop in to see your sweet smile... no instructions necessary:) Have a blessed day in your hot city! HUGS! Stay cool!

  7. Add modesty to your accomplishments.

    If I were only half as talented...

  8. You are just too funny, talents you have, tons of them. Story telling among them. fondly ~lynne~

  9. Oh Mona, I love your posts. This is just the cutest. Hope you have a super weekend. Hugs, Marty

  10. Oh are describing ME! Jack of all trades, Master of none! I know a little bit about a lot of things...but am an expert in nothing, LOL Still, it's would be nice to be an expert in something...but then I wouldn't have time to do a little bit of all those other things...right?

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  12. Well I don't believe you - but I get the theme. I guess there is one thing you can do - take a beautiful picture! It is hard to believe with all that lush green it is so hot. Beautiful back yard girl. sandie

  13. Mona, it's your exuberance for life that comes through to us, your followers. You are like a flower that is always in bloom.

  14. I enjoyed your lush green, pretty flowers, counting up the things you can do, even though you say you can't and the way you bring joy and smiles . . . I would love to see pictures of those dresses you made for the military ball you talented mother of seven! You can do it ALL!

  15. You are always ahead, Mona. One thing is for sure, you can grow things.... I don't know how you get your plants to survive with out a crisp leaf in such hot weather.
    I feel for you. I hate it when it gets that hot. My energy goes out the door.
    hugs Kay

  16. Mona,, don't be so hard on your self. I think you do a lot of wonderful things. Your garden is terrific, you raised 7 wonderful children and look at all your wonderful grandchildren. I'm sure your the BEST grandma!
    Have a great 4th of July. Yes it's to darn HOT!!!!!!

  17. They told us on the news that You might get a heat record now! I've never even been close to 105 F at the moment we're having 48F :-) :-) :-) It's 6:50 am here and it's raining too but they say we'll get sunshine later today and we'll perhaps reach 65F :-) That's Swedish summer :-) :-) :-)

    Have a great day and stay cool!

  18. Mona, these pictures are so peaceful and filled with your talents!...:)JP

  19. You are indeed a woman of many talents, Mona, and never underestimate yourself cause we surely do not.


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