Backyard Granddaughters

Last weekend Heather wanted to see her brother, Jared, before he headed back home to Sterling, Alaska. We are still under lock down and social distancing. We know we can visit in our backyard with making sure to stay 6′ between us. It was hard to not touch the girls though.

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Keeping Busy

Well I have been doing all kind of things around the house to keep busy. We have been having some nice weather, so David and I took advantage of it. David takes very good care of the lawn. We have found one big difference is that it needs to be mowed once a week. In Alaska it was every two weeks to a month depending on the rain. I have been working in the flower bed and trying to put a garden in. It is a lot of fun planting all the different flowers and there are so many more things I can grow in the garden here.

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Princess of York

Once upon a time there was a little girl, Maria, who was the Princess of York. She lived a quiet life on a quiet street with her Mother the Queen. Then one day as she looked out the window she saw a big, white animal walking down the sidewalk in front of her castle.

Maria tells the Queen, Christina, that there is a polar bear walking down the sidewalk. Her mother informs her that there are no polar bears in York. We live to far south for them to be here.

Princess Maria in front of her castle
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A Covid-19 Mother’s Day

How did you celebrate your Covid-19 Mother’s Day? Here in Pennsylvania we are still locked down, but my daughter, Heather, figured if she brought the girls over and let them run in the backyard it would be safe. It was really hard to see them but not touch them.

The girls made me some flowers and Heather, Sarah and Cade bought me a new laptop.

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Now was the sad time because they had to leave. It was really hard not being able to hug them all good bye.

Jared showed up right after they left, so he still hasn’t been able to see his sister and her girls. Hopefully, Heather wants the weather to be nice on Saturday so she can see her brother before he goes back to Alaska.

Jared brought me the cutest birdhouse for Mother’s Day. I didn’t expect anything from him because he was doing all the work upstairs to make our master bedroom and library. He was supposed to level the floor but when he got here and looked there was a lot more he had to do first. Now the bathroom is plumbed and the whole thing is wired. He has now leveled the floor and laying the sub floor the next few days. I am so lucky to have such a great carpenter for a son.

My new birdhouse

We ordered in so I wouldn’t have to cook. That was the best present I could do.

I hope you had a wonderful Covid-19 Mother’s Day. Let me know if you did anything fun.

Stay safe out there!

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Yard Work and Covid-19

Staying home, social distancing and wearing mask is our new norm but you can work in the yard without worrying about any of the above.

Every nice day David and I are out in the yard doing something. I got the front flower beds taken care of. We even got some flowers because there is this tent in the parking lot near us that is selling plants. I was told they come down every spring from Lancaster.

I got the edging delivered from Aldi’s. I know it isn’t straight but it works.

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Help!

So a while back David and I saw this woman on the news with a sign in her window saying need beer. She was looking out her window with a Coors Light in her hand. Coors ended up delivering her cases of her beer.

Well David and I don’t care for Coors but we do love our Troegs which is a local brewery in Hershey, PA.

This is David’s take on it. Do you think he will get some beer? Watch this space to find out?

Stay safe out there.

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The Mask Deal

So I have been making masks for the family and whoever needs them. I will be donating to the medical people here. We have a place that we can drop them off. I have posted on NextDoor app. I guess I should post on facebook so anyone that needs one can get one.

Heather, my daughter, has bought most of the material and elastic. She doesn’t have time to make them so I am.

I had someone on NextDoor that needed one for her and one for her daughter. I gave her an extra because she worked in the medical field. She said the ones they gave them hurt her ears. She is donating some material and elastic she has. I was really excited about this.

Heather came by to drop off some more material and elastic today. Also, some chocolate chip cookies and pictures the girls colored for us. I left her bag hanging from the mailbox and she replaced it with her bag. I feel like I am dealing drugs.

Harrison got to meet his big sister for the first time through the window.

We are staying safe and practicing social distancing. It is really hard when you know your granddaughters are in the car and you can’t hug them. What matters though is keeping them safe.

Hope ya’ll are being safe out there too.

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Sunny Covid Day

The other day before David fell and broke his wrist he was out mowing the yard with the help of Harrison.

Harrison is the only dog we have had that isn’t afraid or runs away from the lawnmower or even the vacuum. I actually can vacuum right up next to him and he doesn’t move.

While the boys were doing this I was making a birdfeeder out of an old pie pan.

The birds and the squirrel were very excited about this.

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Face Masks

I had gotten rid of all my scrap material when we moved but I have made a couple of aprons for the girls for their second birthday, so I had a few scraps that I could make masks.

I even cut out small ones for the twins.

I got the pattern from JoAnn’s.

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/?icn=hpz1&ici=make-to-give-response

They also have kits they are handing out for you to make for your first responders.

I didn’t have the 1/4 elastic but I did have some small round elastic I used. David said it does hurt your ears if you have to wear them too long. I could have made ties but didn’t think that made the mask tight enough.

The 1/4 elastic is out of stock a lot of places. I did just find a store on ETSY that said they would get it mailed in 2 to 5 days. I will see if it comes that soon.

Anyway this is what they look like finished.

We kept one each for us and took the rest over to my daughter Heather;s, house. She is still working so she needs more than one. I think she should change it everyday. Then all you have to do is throw them into washer and dryer.

Sarah, my other daughter, found 3 packages of 1/4 inch elastic at her house. She is mailing it across the country for me to make masks for all of them.

Our local hospital and clinics are now accepting homemade masks. They posted the pattern, so I will be starting on them.

Heather ordered some material from an ETSY store, so we have plenty of material. I guess I will start with ties until I get more elastic.

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