Friday, 25 July 2014

Futile Friday


It's Futile Friday today...
 I know it would be absolutely useless to think that I'm going to get even a single thing accomplished today.
Yesterday we made the long haul, or the marathon trip as I call it, down to the Soo (Michigan's side) to return Starlet.
She is off now on a new adventure to spend a few days of fun at her girlfriends family cabin on the Muskelon Lake in the U.P.

I must admit I was feeling pretty lonely last night when I'd lost my T.V. buddy!
Every night we had our routine of watching two Mr. Ed shows on video (she now has the theme song to that down pat), and then a new Austrailia cooking competition which I had never heard about before called My Kitchen Rules.

Of course we had to have our ice cream every night too.
Some nights I made a chocolate sauce for the ice cream, one night she blended hers into a strawberry milkshake, and then the last night we made a chocolate cream pie to share instead.
Oh yes, we were never without out our goodies!

We didn't do anything others might consider exciting; no amusement parks or fairs to attend.
 We just spent our lazy days fishing and swimming together, playing cards and some Scrabble, and then threw in a little time for crafting and cooking.
All in all I had a blast.
I am really missing my little partner so I think I'll just grab a glass of tea and head out to the porch to read my latest magazine splurge-best of flea market style.
I bet that will cheer me up a bit!
Now just in case you have forgotten:
Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh, I know that it will be a long weekend for you . . . I used to count the minutes when my Autumn Rose was a little girl and went away for a few days. I love that you spend simple pleasured time together. These are memories that she will hold in her heart forever :)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. I loved Mr. Ed when I was Starlet's age! What a hoot to think today's kids still find him entertaining. I'm glad you had so much fun, I bet she did too. Memories that will last a lifetime :>)

  3. I'm glad you two had such a good time together. We just returned from a short vacation and we had three of the grands along. They make everything just so much more fun!

  4. You've had the very best kind of fun...spending time together! Mr. Ed! I haven't thought about that show in a long time! How funny! Enjoy your afternoon and ice tea! Hugs, Diane

  5. Sounds like so much fun! And I definitely remember the Mr Ed song. How could you ever forget it if you watched the show. Glad to hear that it's still available on video.
    Have a good weekend!

  6. Those actually sound like the best of times - simple pleasures together. I won't watch that Mr. Ed video because I can already hear the theme song in my head. LOL Hope the weekend goes well and if you get nothing accomplished, then we will have yet another thing in common. LOL

  7. What a wonderful time you had with your adorable granddaughter... I'm sure you miss her!!! Kids grow up SO fast--so enjoy your grands as much as possible these days.


  8. May she want to do it all over again next summer! I know a number of grandmothers who are experiencing an empty nest today. Hope the magazine helps!

  9. Such wonderful memories you two created. Glad it was a fun time. Enjoy your tea and magazine.

  10. Oh does this grandma's heart ever here you this afternoon! Soo fun, and soo special! You've had the best kind of visit in my opinion. Lots of time for chatting and dreaming together just enjoying one another's company. Memories she'll have now for the rest of her life. The magazine sounds like a good distraction. Oh I heard the theme song in my head the minute you mentioned it. Haven't seen the show in years, but loved it. Have a feeling several of my grands would too. Enjoy your week-end!

  11. Oh, I know that you sure are going to miss your summertime buddy!

  12. I was touched by your sweet post about your granddaughter. My Ginger Grand is only 3 and he stole my heart from the moment he arrived! I can also relate to the longing--they moved out of state several months ago and as much as I am thankful for Face Time, it doesn't compare to weekly sleepovers. Looking forward to the day he can make summer visits :) Blessings, Cecilia

  13. I hope the iced tea and magazine read helped to ease the lonely afternoon a bit. You have some wonderful memories stored up and many more to make ahead of you, too, I'm sure. Have a great weekend!

  14. Hi Kimberly,

    Sounds like the best of times to me, and yes, you'll miss her, but your sweet memories will keep you fine company!

    P.S. What a cute kettle bouquet!!

  15. What sweet treasured memories.
    Chocolate cream pie?? Oh my!
    Woolie Blessings

  16. Starlet will have gone home with lots of wonderful memories and you can get together via Skype or FaceTime and remember them all.

  17. I had forgot that theme. I don't know how, as it was one of my favorites too.
    It looks like you had a lovely time with her. I am so glad you got to do that.
    Your pictures are wonderful.

  18. Kimberly, it sounds like you had great fun, and I bet Starlet had a wonderful time too. I bet you two made some wonderful memories together. I enjoyed seeing your pictures.

  19. Awwwwww...I know you miss her, but what sweet memories you've created for you both.

    Did you know Fisherman's nickname is Wilbur?'s our little secret. It came from Mr. Ed.

    A horse is a horse of course, of course, and nobody talks to a horse, of course, unless of course the name of the horse is the famous Mr. Ed!

    Now I'm going to have that song in my head all night! Lol

  20. Those are the very best memories for both of you. Glad you enjoyed your time together.


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