I love that old song "In the Good Old Summertime" - when I sing it in my head I see Victorian ladies all in white and lace strolling across a green where there are people playing croquet, sipping lemonade, and gentlemen in straw hats and bow ties (also wearing all white) laughing heartily. Ah me. A lovely dream. When I was young we used to play croquet all the time. Maybe we should get a croquet set again. Anyway, speaking of white, here is Robin in our little bug car - she now has her temporary driving permit. Isn't she cute behind the wheel?!
No rush, she can take her time with this! We have so much fun in the car. One of the things we like to do is make up new words to familiar song tunes. One day we were driving past a lady walking her dog very near the road, and Robin comes up with "Grandma got run over by a bug car, walking to the mailbox Thursday morn..." Of course that was only a joke! I'll share more of our silly songs later...
Our car's name is Peace Dove Bob. We name all our vehicles, of course. In fact, we name pretty much everything. It's fun that way. I've always liked the way the English name their homes, so friendly and civilized. Anyway, wherever I have lived, my bedroom has always been Pemberly. Austen fans will understand. Here is is little peek inside Pemberly. This is my night table:
This morning after church our friend Ginny gifted us with some lovley organic squash from her garden, so when we got home Robin did some mowing and yard work, and I made up this summer squash casserole: sliced squashes with onion, garlic, cheese, and spaghetti sauce. Yum.
Also found some old Hitchcock movies, just right for sitting in the dark living room with the air conditioning on a hot afternoon.
Here's Spuddie and Holly on the lookout deck checking out the world:
I also got a little sewing time in - this time making pillowcases for Robin. I have always made our pillowcases, that way they are so much more fun, softer, and we can choose our fabrics. We have pillowcases for various holidays or just because we like the fabric. They are so simple to make, and a yard and a half of fabric will make two pillowcases. This fabric has sock monkeys all over
it - pretty cute, huh?