Tuesday, September 6, 2016

T Stands for Tuesday

I'm Late! VERY LATE :( 
 I'm moving extremely slow today and it is totally my fault. We had a long holiday weekend in the USA and the weather was mild and comfortable. Absolutely beautiful!!!
On Friday evening my husband and I decided that since the weather was to be so mild for Saturday that we would get up early and get some long neglected yard work done. It's just been too blasted hot or wet to do it. 
Well the morning chores turned into an all day event as we just kept going from one chore to the next.  
Then on Sunday morning I was up early again..... because the puppy doesn't know you can sleep in on weekends :(  So I decided to get some tomatoes canned and more cucumbers picked  and pickled.  Which took way longer than I thought it would. I must be moving slower and slower :-/ 
Then the youngest son came over and he and the husband did some target shooting while I stayed inside and comforted the scared puppy and older dog. 
Friends were supposed to come over for pizza but canceled at the last minute which was actually fine by me .. I had used up my energy for the weekend. 
Come Monday  the heat was back and we were wiped out from the other two days. 
We laid around and read, watched some old movies and took naps. Today I am still dragging but not as sore as yesterday. 
Here's my drink for today... iced herbal tea again and a small piece of wood I worked on over the weekend. 
The two boys are my dad and his twin brother when they were around 11 years old.  They just turned  86 in August. 
The pictures of the boy was taken from this old family photo of them with most of their parents and brothers and sisters....missing one who had moved to Detroit with his family by then. 
This is one of those old small 2 inch by 3 inch photos that when you try to enlarge them it gets all fuzzy and out of focus. So I lightened it up and then tried painting the details back in...cutting the two boys out of the photo. 
Here is a photo of the 2 of them in July 
The one on the right in both pictures is my dad. 
Today's Random Thoughts 

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  1. Now I'm tired for you Carol! Glad you took Monday to rest up a bit. Lovely photo of your dad and his brother and a wonderful way (your wood piece) to preserve the original. Happy T day!

  2. Wow, how exhausting. I thought I did a lot over my weekend, but I'm a slacker compared to you. No wonder you needed to rest.

    That's a great wood plaque of your dad and his brother. You did a great job with it.

    I must try to make some herbal tea from herbs in my garden, but I bet it won't taste as good as yours. You have yours down to a science. Thanks for sharing it and your weekend with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. Sounds like you were mega bus, now you need rest. Lovely photo of those 2 old boys together. Look after yourself, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  4. Oh those twins are precious both young and all grown up! What a lovely keepsake to create that painting of your father and uncle Carol ♥
    We had similar weather and it was so nice to have the windows open and let the breeze blow through.
    Now we're headed back to scorching hot again.
    Sounds like you got A LOT accomplished and that must feel really good.
    Happy T Day to ya oxo

  5. Gosh you have been busy and need a much deserved rest. The photos are wonderful its good that you have them to span the years.
    Happy T Day.
    Yvonne xx

  6. You are always so busy and accomplish so much, Monday sounded the perfect way to celebrate and rest from all your hard work :-). Your painting is so precious! What a lovely piece you have created to commemorate your Dad and his twin brother and capture such beautiful memeories! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  7. Oh my! Sounds as though you earned that rest day - you certainly got a lot done! I love how you have used the old photo to make something new and special! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. I'm pretty late responding too. Sounds like you never sat down all weekend. Love the little art piece. It is cool how your dad is a twin and they are both here still. Love that little art piece. hope you are feeling more rested today. Hugs-Erika

  9. I hear you about being worn out! That was some Labor Day! Sweet photos!

  10. Old family photos are such a treasure! And that one of the twins decades apart is priceless. So sweet :) Happy T Tuesday -late ;)

  11. Such a dear little art piece on wood! It's so cute. I love the picture of your dad and his twin, they look a lot alike. No wonder you were wiped out after all you did this weekend! Here the chores also always turn out to take a lot more time than we thought. I hate it when that happens, and it happens All.The.Time!

  12. It is so easy to overdo isn't it? I don't usually get the total effect of soreness til the second day after then I try to remember what I did?
    Love the Karma one

  13. You did too much! Relax! A lovely artpiece on wood Carol!
    Take care and don't make too much !
    oxo Susi

  14. Beautiful tribute to the twins...wonderful wood piece! Love seeing the before and after they are very cool! Those cancels are often a blessing especially if not too much planning went into it!!

    Hugs Giggles

    Hugs Giggles