Don't you just wish you were here!
I mean...it's hot. It's already 79 degrees and it's only 9:30 AM and so hazy we can't see the mountains. That's hazy.
Did I mention it's hot in the South, Y'all?
Two family members had birthdays recently, so we had a celebration dinner over the weekend. We made shrimp cocktail, shish-ka-bobs, baked potatoes, etc. and a Dairy Queen ice cream cake for dessert.
These skewers of summer delight were a hit, obviously, since these were the only ones left. I made alot of them with ribeye steak dusted with garlic powder, black pepper and salt along with yellow squash, red peppers and onions.
Saturday we went to Pigeon Forge. SIL #2 rode the go carts with DH...over and over..just makes sense, right? :) They had fun. DD and I browsed a nearby western store; cute stuff but pricey..I kept thinking...I can make this...
The temperature gauge in the car showed 106 degrees outside while we were there. It was hot. Traffic was unbelievable so we took the backroads on the way back home. Country roads are so pleasant. We all enjoyed the ride.
I took this picture from the car so it's not the greatest, but I love pictures of barns, especially older ones. All this setting needs is a few hens pecking around.
My knitting has been less than exciting lately so here's something different. I actually finished this crocheted afghan last year and just stuck it in the closet. It was about 14 years in the making because at the time I started making the squares I had just finished two other afghans. I had done them so fast that I developed tendonitis and got really tired of crocheting. The tendonitis cleared up, and I eventually got back into crocheting. Anyways, after many years, last summer I dug out all the yarn and the squares that were already done, finished the remaining ones and added the border. Here's a closeup in case you are dying to see it upclose and personal. :)