So I have this thing with cookbooks.

I know that I can get all this information on line 

but I just love the old books. 

I just picked up a new one at the second hand shop.

It's an awful pretty blue and it's filled with Greek recipes!

I'm looking forward to trying some of them. 


I have a new macbook. 

I love it and I'm sure I'll love it even more when I figure the darn thing out!


My husband and I were set to go visit my sister and her husband at the end of June.

Unfortunately, he went into kidney failure and was hospitalized for 4 days. 

They sent him home just before Independence Day and he was still saying that he felt dizzy.

He had to go for some lab work before seeing his doctor for a follow up appointment and just as I got home from work the lab called and told him to get to the hospital right away. he went for another 5 days!

They finally have it under control. They took him off of some of his medications and lowered the dose on a few others. It was pretty frightening. He was acting very confused and tired.

He's home now and is feeling much better...even better than he was before this all started.

He's on a bit of a health kick now which is wonderful. 

I'm so thankful that the doctors were able to figure everything out and he is okay.


We decided to go to my sister's house for the weekend.

They have a beautiful pool and the guest room has a french door that leads right out to the pool area.

It really is just beautiful!

I spent most of Saturday floating around and then we went out to one of their favourite little restaurants for dinner. After dinner they set up an outdoor theatre and we watched Jaws! 

I was floating in the pool the whole time the movie played.

It was a little bit scary even though I've seen the movie a hundred times!

The movie ended about midnight and I went night swimming under the stars!

They have solar powered inflatable balls that change colour as they float around the pool at night.

The little flamingoes are solar powered as well. 

I watched them chase each other around the water as I fell asleep.


A few days after we got home Joe was feeling up for an evening stroll to Fort Sewell

so we sat on a bench to watch the boats sailing by.

We could hear the announcements of the swim team in the Yacht club pool across the harbour as well.

It was a beautiful evening.

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Friday fave fives


  1. Oh my gosh, what an awful scare you both had! I am so glad he is even better than before now!!! Not hearing from you for awhile, I had wondered if something had happened. And so it had! What a wonderful place your sister has, it is like having a vacation at home.

  2. That does sound a scary time. Glad things are under control now and he's doing better. Also glad you made it to your sister's - what a lovely place to spend some time. Not sure I'd want to be in water while watching Jaws though lol. Have a good weekend.

  3. Oh my, I am glad that health scare story ended well. Hopefully Joe will stay on the 'health kick'.
    Your weekend in the the pool (and visiting your sister) sounds relaxing (except watching Jaws). I think I've seen those balls and flamingos in neighborhood pools--they are cute.
    You have the most wonderful views of the harbor!
    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  4. My kids do a lot of cooking from computers. I get lots of recipes from there but then print them out.

    I don't like the learning curve with new technology, either, but once I figure it out, I like it. Congrats on your new Mac book!

    Wow, what an ordeal for your b-i-l. I'm glad they figured things out and he's doing better.

    What a neat pool set-up! I've never seen those glowing balls and flamingos before.

  5. I'm so sorry he had kidney failure. It's good to hear that he received good care and is feeling better. Jaws is a great movie, and I never get tired of watching it. I think the first ones are the best. I like old cookbooks too. I still have the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, which is 42 years old. Your home photos always warm my heart.



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