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Monday, July 20, 2009

~Been Tweaking and 2nd Day in Annapolis~

Hi everyone,
Well, it's raining here and about the third cloudy day so far that we have had, where is summer weather? I'd sure like to have some hot weather where you stay in the pool all day so far we haven't had that and it's July!!! I haven't had to water my flowers very much either not like the other summers we have had.

I've been doing some tweaking today and also started a stitchery, I have two others started and just lost interest in them and I discovered why...before I always drew them onto the fabric and stopped when you could print them, well I don't care for the perfect look of them so I think I'll just keep on drawing them... I used to stitch more when I did that, anyway I brought out my patriotic lampshade from the guest room and exchanged the lamp there with this one, it has patriotic corn kernels in it from St.Charles, Mo. that I've had for about 14 years:)

I finally bought a bowl rack from The Country Store. I have it next to my hutch and love it, this is where I used to have my dad's picture remember? It's also above my computer:)

I really am going to paint this one day, LOL, but went ahead and got some prim things on it, it needs something above it but I don't know what...any suggestions?

Now on to our 2nd day at Michael's...this picture is what we did last after we walked and walked in D.C. I was just thrilled to go and see all the monuments, I never thought I'd ever get to see it.
This is the restaurant where we ate in D.C. , great food and service:)

Here we are with the capital in the background, we had beautiful weather:)

Michael, me and Corrie

In front of the White House with two of my favorite guys. This is as close as you get, security is very tight!

Another picture of it, the flowers were beautiful.

The Vietnam memorial...how sad but I felt privileged to see it, part of my teenage years.

The Washington Monument, the only thing I could think of was Tom Hanks running thur it to meet Yenny:0

I was really in awe of the Lincoln Memorial so huge he is sitting there. Did you know he had a nightmare a few days before he was killed that he dreamed of going somewhere and someone shooting him?
I also found out that his left hand is clenched for some reason and the other relaxed for another, I'll have to ask either Michael or Stush because I forget.

Well, I a lot more pictures but I won't bore you with all of them, I had a wonderful time if you ever have the chance to go do so because it is awesome of course I love history so it was just great for me:)
Have a great rest of the day!


  1. Rondell ~
    Love your new bowl rack. I wish I was handy with a saw & some boards to make one. Simon said he would make me one ~ this winter. I don't want to wait that long. Thanks for sharing the pics of your trip & your tweaking. It all looks great & what a wonderful trip. I remember Forrest running to see Jenny, too.

  2. Love the bowl rack, ya know i dont like printing the pattern on the fabric either.

  3. Love the lamp! DC is a great place to visit. Been there on quite a few field trips in my life time.


  4. Hello Rondell---My daughter, Jessica went to D.C. last month and saw many of the same sites as you. She said that Lincoln's hands are an A and an L in sign-language. Pretty interesting.

    Loved all your tweaking, too. Have a great day. Julie

  5. Love your tweaking and your new bowl rack!!

    What great pictures! I'd love to take my kids to Washington. What a neat trip that would be!

  6. Love your tweaking, Rondell! Everything looks great!

    We would love to take a family trip to DC! I went when I was a teenager and it made such an impression! It looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!

  7. I am so happy for you that you made it to Washington. Isn't it wonderful? So inspiring!

    Love all your tweaking and your bowl rack too. I keep thinking I'd like one but my walls are full already so I will just admire everyones else's.

    We don't have a pool anymore so I am glad it hasn't been hot too often. Yesterday and today were mid 80's though. That is plenty hot for me!

    Did I ever tell you Stuch looks like my dad when he was younger? Must be the heritage!!

    Hugs, Linda

  8. Hi Rondell!....love your bowl rack and I enjoyed seeing your pictures from DC....we live just two hours from there! Janet

  9. It hasn't been "summer like" here either!
    Your tweaking looks great!
    I love the pictures of all the sights! I doubt I will ever get there!

  10. Oh Rondell, Great Post. I just loved it. My job took me to D.C. a few years ago. I was disappointed in the white house, as I always thought it looked so BIG and suprisingly it is small. Not at all what I expected. Beautiful Lincoln Memorial isn't it. It is so overwhelming. Please stop by and see my manic Monday. Country Love and Hugs, Sherry

  11. ~~about the hands on the memorial:
    "Lincoln's statue has one hand clenched into a fist to show the strength and determination he needed during his Presidency and one hand open and relaxed, representing the compassion and respect Lincoln showed to all people." (from my old tour guide stuff)

    Now, I really love your tweaking and I want it all. Esp the bowl shelf. LOL.

  12. Looks like a great time! My sister and her family went to D.C. years ago ad really enjoyed it. They also went to the Museum of Natural History. They got some great photos of their trip as well.
    Your tweaking looks great too!

  13. Hi Rondell,

    Love all the tweaking you did, and the bowl rack. It all looks great!!

    We lived on Ft. Belvoir for 3 years when Ed was working for the NGB in DC. Getting to visit all our national monuments was such a privilege, and something I'll always cherish. Glad you are enjoying seeing it all.

    Prim Blessings,

  14. Great Tweakin'! :) Love your bowl rack, too! I'm thinkin about makin one for the kitcen...(someday-lol)! I jsut can't get caught up. That and I have too many "plans" goin on in this head of mine.........i need to just stick to ONE thing and get it done!
    What a wonderful trip-DC is an awesome place....enjoyed all your pics..thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week!


  15. Rondell, The bowl rack is perfect! Looks good with your display items. Isn't the Lincoln memorial awesome - or should I use the term awe inspiring? My Dad always told me to say hello to Mr. Lincoln whenever I was in DC. Glad you had a good trip. ~Ann

  16. It's coming along nicely! Love the bowl rack too!

  17. Dear Sweet Blogger Sisters:
    Update on Amy. She has PASSED the test. Yes, she has PASSED the test. The Dr. said her little vessels looked so good and she had such a wonderful blood flow. While the balloon was inflated she showed no signs at all of a stroke. They injected some die at the time the balloon was in there, and she is on her way for a scan of sorts to double check the brain and make sure there is no sign of a stroke. This is more or less a double check. She told Debbie, "No more tests Mom, no more tests." The Dr. said he saw no reason why she should not have the surgery, but would talk with them after this scan. Debbie did get to see Amy on her way to the next test, and she was teary eyed but glad it was over, and Praise God she PASSED. Keep up the prayers as they are so working. God Bless you, Love Sherry

  18. Hi Rondell Noticed your blog title and squealed! We were in Annapolis up until July 14 and had fantastic weather in high 80's so I'm sorry it's not so good now. We also visited D.C and truly enjoyed it.
    Love all your prims too, Christine

  19. Hi Rondell~
    It's raining here too. :( Oh well, a good time to get more inside projects done. :)
    Your "tweaking" looks wonderful, as usual and I do like that bowl rack. I'd love to have one someday. Don't know where I'd put it, but I'd find a spot.
    Your vacation pictures look great! I enjoyed the interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln. How creepy that he had that dream...
    Looking forward to more pictures.
    Hugs~ Birgit

  20. Isn't Washington wonderful? That Viet Nam Wall is SOO moving, I lost many friends during that time and it's one we'll never forget. I LOVE your bowl rack, looks so darn prim! Have a great week, Dawn

  21. Hi Rondell, enjoyed your post. All your tweaking looks great. Have you thought about placing a neat prim sign above your bowl rack?? Think that would give you the finished look you need.
    So glad you had a good trip to Washington...such an interesting trip.
    Well, if you want summer....you need to come to S.C. We are having 94-97 degree days....really hot and humid. Enjoy the rest of the week. Sherrie

  22. Your photos bring back fond memories of my D.C. adventures, Rondell. We'd tour the city with one of my aunts every April break when I was a kid. And I spent a week there with the Presidential Classroom program in high school. It's a wonderful city, isn't it? So glad you enjoyed playing tourist.

  23. I love the capital, haven't been there since my kids were in high school. I need to go back sometime. I could spend hours in the Smithsonian. It's so close to us, why don't we go more?

    Great pics!


  24. Your home is looking so awesome Rondell. Hmmm... how about a sign above it? Simplify or something.

    The bowl rack is awesome too.

    President Obama is about 45 mintues away from me today at the Cleveland Clinic. I keep hoping to be able to get up there.


  25. Your bowl rack is so neat. I think I really would like one of those. I have a spot that I was going to put a peg rack, but the bowl rack would give so many more decorating options. Thanks!! My DH thanks you also. LOL Thanks for sharing your pics of Washington. I would like to go there someday as well. It would be a good family vacation if we could ever find time with 3 busy kids to go. Hope the wedding is nice. Take care and have a great weekend.

  26. Love the pictures, thanks for letting us tag along!


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