Tuesday Tidbits #238 An All Day Rain

It’s a rainy day today—the kind of day where you light candles and settle in for a long lazy day. I do need this slothful day. We had friends and family gather here this past weekend for a big delicious meal I prepared for them. (Many dishes were what my Mom used to make here at the ole Homestead.) My darling sister brought her homemade stuffed cabbage to add to the delicious spread I had put together. It was all so very tasty! I also baked two homemade pies with my homemade pie crust for our dessert. One was peach, and the other one was pumpkin. I may have a piece of the peach tonight! There are two pieces left; guess who gets the other piece? So today, I am enjoying a lazy day of summer inside! How sweet it is!

Cozy lazy day in our living room!

Speaking of lazy days of summer. We enjoyed a few rides in the country, some back patio sitting, a visit to Lake Erie, and a group of us went to a winery to listen to our favorite local band. It’s great to be retired… because how could we work and do all that we do and enjoy these lazy days of August?!

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer. Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer…” ~song by Nat King Cole

The August haze made the sun look like a big red beach ball in the sky.

Country Ride

We went to visit my favorite red barn last week!
I love seeing the flower boxes on each window!

Do you remember when I shared this barn on a wintry day?

A beautiful winter wonderland!
Sweet Corn a Plenty!

Patio Sitting

We enjoy Our Quiet Place. Sweet Man engraved this rock!
My potting bench works well as a place to hold our soft drinks or cocktails!
Hosta Love!
Back patio fires are the best!

Lake Erie

One of the rocky areas of Lake Erie!
Such a beautiful creek that flows into Lake Erie.

Arundel Winery

Arundel Winery is where we went with friends to see our favorite local band.

Inside Arundel Winery we saw the local band named Highlife.

Lake Erie Wine Country is found along the shores of Lake Erie. It’s a beautiful place to relax.


Oh, and here is yet another reason I am in need of a lazy day. One night this past week I had difficulty sleeping due to a screeching noise outside our bedroom window and off in the distance. It went on for hours. I thought it was a Screech Owl, but after some Google research, I discovered it was raccoons. Who knew raccoons screech??? Apparently, they do so during mating season! The raccoon screech is an awful sound that reminded me of a peacock’s dreadful screech. Yes, indeed, Miss Nancy is enjoying the laziness of today!

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is Relax.” ~Mark Black

Make Sure to Enjoy the Lazy Hazy Days of August!

We indeed have and will continue to do so! Sitting outside on the patio or on the boat are always a place to relax and rewind for us. I hope you can find a special place to do the same.

That’s all I have for you today.

Thank You!

As I always try to convey… we certainly appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

We wish all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.

Terri of Sunday Stills hosts this week’s theme Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer. I hope you are able to click over and read Terri’s post and others who also have participated in the comment section.

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47 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #238 An All Day Rain

  1. Nancy, you earned that lazy day after such a busy week! I love, love, love your red barn images in the summer and in the winter! It’s way too hot here to even think about a fire int he fire pit! Wishing you many more fun August adventures!

    1. Some evenings we have cooler temps at this time of year, so that we can enjoy a fire.
      How about that red barn? I love it!
      Thank you for your sweet comments. Enjoy your Tuesday!

  2. Good for you Nancy, it’s a wonderful treat to have a day to yourself to relax! I did that very thing yesterday, I was going to do some errands, nothing important just stuff and I just didn’t feel like it, so I kept my comfy clothes on and stayed home! I do enjoy all your day trips though, the winery sounds like so much fun and I love that beautiful red barn! So nice that you had a big family gathering and I know the food must have been amazing! Your patio looks so pretty, and it must be a lovely spot to have a cocktail and enjoy a fire. Sorry about the screeching raccoons, I hope that doesn’t continue! Have a great week!

  3. Good morning, Nancy. I love a lazy day in summer, they just don’t come often enough. Your photos are always stunning. Who doesn’t love a red barn? Your weekend sounds like a fun time that all enjoyed. Isn’t live music the best? Happy Tuesday!

  4. You have been busy! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pics…especially the barn photos and the peek at what it looked like in winter. Beautiful in any season! And thanks, too, for the ‘intel’ about the screeching sound. I had no idea — I think I’ve been hearing racoons and not owls. 😉

  5. First off, I LOVE your home decor, Nancy! Your living room with all that paneling looks amazing (yes I love paneling). What a wonderful place to spend some lazy hours! That red barn is so picturesque and in the snow looks very inviting right about now! Lake Eerie looks really amazing as well as the myriad of events you can attend there. I haven’t seen too many raccoons here but its nice to know they make that screeching sound for future reference. I woke up one late night 2 years ago to let my little dog out and kept hearing this bugling banshee scream in the hills–turns out it was a male elk in rut–kind of hair-raising.
    As an aside…did any of your Arizona travels take you to Payson? We may move my Dad and step mom there. Have a great and lazy week!

    1. We have been to Payson, and we both enjoyed it very much!
      The paneling is very old. My Dad put it up, and it has been there since I can remember! When it was time to install new walls and ceilings, everyone was told the paneling stays!
      Thanks so much for the visit, and it was so fun to link up to your Sunday Stills!
      Enjoy your week!

  6. Beautiful photos from a fun week. You deserve a restful rainy day! I’m new to that quote by Mark Black. I love it so much! I might have to get someone to engrave that on a rock. By the way, does your sweet man have a big fancy, expensive tool to engrave rocks? How exactly does someone do that? :o)

  7. Yes, we all need those lazy days to sit and just be, and how wonderful it is to be surrounded by beautiful gardens and special mementos. We had lightening this morning but not a drop of moisture. We are parched 😕🌵🥵

  8. Same weather here today so I’m inside as well. Beautiful barn and barn quilt. Your family dinner sounds wonderful, and I’m sure you had good conversation and a lot of laughs. Yes, a piece of pie would be perfect today.

  9. Retirement or ‘rewirement’ is a favorite season and I wouldn’t change a thing about it! That red barn has someone who loves it as it appears well taken care of. Perhaps there is something historical about it? Enjoy a day or two of relaxation and rest – rain can do that!

  10. I Agree, Miss Nancy “It’s great to be retired!” and have all the time to do what it takes me all the time to do 🥰 Love your photos, and (as always) reading about what you’ve been doing.

  11. We had a little rain this afternoon in northern NM, but certainly not a rainy day like you had. We need some more rain. Things are turning brown here in the mountains. My husband made a gooseberry, rhubarb, strawberry, cherry pie today and it turned out very well, so I only got a little jealous of your family dinner. We picked the wild, very small gooseberries and grew the rhubarb. It’s so fun to use things that don’t come from a store!

  12. Nancy you sure have been busy. You take the best pictures. The one of the creek is so serene. I would like to know more about your Mom and her recipes.

    1. She was a wonderful Momma and a fantastic cook. I will share more of her. One of her classic dishes was Halushki: Sauteed Cabbage and Onions with potato dumplings. I made it along with other deliciousness.
      Thank you for your kind thoughts and for inquiring about my Mom. How nice of you! 🙂

  13. Your red barn. Biggest sigh! It sounds like a wonderful summer, Nancy. I agree about a rainy day — sometimes they are so welcome and just be in your cozy (and lovely!) space and do — well, nothing or something but whatever you like! I say three cheers! We might have a day like that later this week — Friday and Saturday have rain in the forecast — how much to be determined!

  14. Nancy, I have finally learned that it is ok to have lazy days…for so many years I felt like I was not being productive if I didn’t do this or that. But an illness helps get priorities straight and I have found no one really cares if I am being lazy…I was my own worst critic. Thanks for the pics…loved every one of them. The captain and I have been enjoying my Secret Garden in the early evenings …we are just relaxing and enjoying every little thing…animal, floral or otherwise…even if the temps are a little high, we find as we sit, there are cool breezes off the Gulf. Have a great and Blessed week my friend.

    1. I, too, am my own worst critic.
      Thank you for your sweet words and keep on enjoying that sweet wonderful life God has given you! 🙏

  15. Oh, I love stuffed cabbage! Though everyone does make it differently. Love the barn! I enjoyed all of your photos…I’m heading to Lake Erie in October (Ohio). My aunt and uncle have a vineyard and wine tasting room on Kelley’s Island and I’m going to help with the harvest. I did NOT know raccoons screech. Ugghh that would not be fun.

    1. I have been to Kelley’s Island before. How fun for you to help with the harvest. Enjoy your time there! And thank you for visiting. How nice of you to comment.

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