My Weekly Smile; Sept. 8, 2020

Welcome to my weekly smile!

I haven’t said this in awhile, I can’t believe it is September! Wow, this year is flying by and I think I can speak for everyone that I really want to put this year behind us and am hoping and praying for a better year, next year. But as we push through this year we should all remember to smile, what makes you smile this week? I have a few things I want to share that make me smile and are helping me stay busy getting through these crazy days! ๐Ÿ˜€

This last weekend my daughter was able to finally come home for a visit. We were so excited to have her home and we were able to eat outside at the Original Pancake House in our town. We had a delicious breakfast, and not only did I smile with my yummy food, my tummy was smiling too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh My Goodness, that was the BEST Breakfast crepe and I am thinking I am going to have to go back again in a few weeks to fill my tummy again. They have so many good things to choose from, and I have never tried this particular crepe and boy, it did not disappoint. I am smiling just looking at it and thinking about the taste! We really had a nice time this last weekend even though it was brutally hot. I mean the hottest it has ever been in the 20 years I have lived in this area. We hit a high of 117F (47C) on both Saturday and Sunday, YIKES!! It was extremely difficult to be outside, which I had to check on my horses and make sure they had plenty of water. They were fine and made it through the weekend. CRAZY! It is much cooler this week, thankfully.

Last Friday the family and I went to an outdoor mall. My daughter treated us to a wonderful dinner. I had wild salmon crab cakes, another yummy to the tummy treat! We stopped at a light and these were right next to us so had to take a photo. My grown kids were asking questions, does this route go all the way to the beach? Yep, landing you in Santa Monica in Los Angeles. I can’t imagine driving all over the states with just route’s and no freeways or highways. The good old days, but that’s a whole other blog about historic routes in the United States!

My last smile goes to my crafts I like to share. I mostly crochet and I whipped up some mittens with no fingers, something I want to continue and will send to family as Christmas gifts. And I am making one more baby blanket. I looked at some different patterns, but I just LOVE the Sweet Dreams pattern I have been making this year. This is for my niece who just had a baby boy. So it will arrive when he is about a month old and since it’s a blanket and winter is coming it should come in handy. I always use a different color background so no blanket is alike. They are super fun to make, love all my crochet projects!!

Thank you for visiting my smile post. I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am very thankful I had two days off in a row! So happy and am smiling again. I had Monday, Labor day off and Tuesday night my normal day off. I hope you all have a great week!

Happy Smiling Crochet Gal,

~Diana โค

P.S. I wanted to say my prayers go out to all affected in the California fires. We are safe and not close to any but close enough to be affected by clouds full of smoke and ash. We have had ashes on our cars for two days now. So very sad and pray for all our fire fighters.

16 thoughts on “My Weekly Smile; Sept. 8, 2020

  1. Oh the theme for the gloves is a nice color
    Pattern – and good gifts they will make
    And did you say 117? Ugh that sounds miserable ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
    About the breakfast crepe – adding triple sec! I bet that upped it all another notch. – mmmmmm

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  2. Those mittens are very beautiful and the food looks so good! I can’t believe you had 117 in September! WOW! I’ve seen the horrible footage of the fires in CA and the smoke in both CA and NV, it makes me very sad. I am happy that you manage to stay calm and find things to smile about. I’m glad your horses are finel I was amazed by what my horses would put up with in CA..I wish you a a safe week with more smiles โค

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    1. Thank you so much Maria for visiting, always LOVE hearing from you and yes, crazy heat wave this year! The air quality is bad and wishing, praying ๐Ÿ™ for some rain! Maybe that would help the fires. Instead they are predicting wind this week, making matters worse. I will stay positive and hope you have a wonderful, safe week too! โค๏ธ


  3. I have seen bits and pieces of Rt 66 in my life. The main route that went through my home town as a kid in Ohio, rt 6, goes through my town on Cape Cod. (Rt. 6 used to end in Long Beach CA, but now stops in Bishop CA). Some great smiles this week. The weather and fires, on the other hand, I hope things get better!

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  4. Oh great post, the crepe looks amazing! And I love the crochet projects, the blanket is beautiful, Iโ€™m currently working on a rainbow blanket ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    And was it 47? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Ugh…

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  5. I have always wanted a pair of fingerless gloves… this one time I cut off the fingertips of my gloves to turn them into the fingerless variety… It was a mess as you can imagine and they slowly unravelled and I had to hide them than explain what had caused the unravelling….
    Colour me curious whats the story with Route 66 I used to have a hoodie with Route 66 printed at the front, never thought much about except that if you added an extra 6 it would sound like a highway to hell… I may have watched too many horror movies

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    1. Hahaha, I can see the unraveling yarn!! That’s too funny, they are fun to make and easy too. ๐Ÿ˜

      Route 66 is a historic route built in 1910 with the father of this route wanting to connect towns. In 1926 only 800 miles were paved and not until 1937 was the entire road paved from end to end! Now I know you can look all this stuff up so what does the route mean to us now? History!! Now when you drive on the route in areas that have decided to keep pieces of history alive or intact you can see and visit old towns. It’s a way of seeing America and some of its history. Where I took this photo, there isn’t much saved but it’s a nice tribute! Haha, not sure if I’m explaining well, but without the ingenuity of those that came before us we would not move forward like we have. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Glad there are only two 6’s – it would otherwise be a road to hell. That would be a good horror movie title – Route 666, The Road To Hell! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      1. hahahaha Thanks … hahahaha I know I could have looked it up, but I wanted a real person’s perspective and not just cold dry fact, like it would take 3 weeks to travel down its length…

        According to Google, there’s a horror movie called Route 666 hahahaha and am not even surprised

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