Opened Two Doors!

Good morning on this sun shiny day with a temperature of 36 degrees on the big porch thermometer.  I should go outside and trim around the bottom of those last few trees but I have a mission.  I have to try to complete a baby afghan by Monday morning.  It is to be a thank you gift to a new mother.

I had as the title said opened two doors yesterday,  The first was to the closet in my bathroom (plus under the cabinet too)  to sort out items to send to people who can use them.  At this time I also destroyed  all the medications that had expired,.

Door # 1 with only three shelves used.

Door # 1 with only three shelves used.

This was a  job that needed being done a long time ago.  Some of the medication dated back to 2008 and needed to be discarded.. By the way if you have a closet or cabinet with containers like mine had please do clear them out.  Also extra items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lotions, shampoos,etc. (that aren’t opened ) can be donated to people who need them.

Then it was on to door # 2.  Yep that item that had been on my to do list for a couple of weeks.

Cleared and clean.

Cleared and clean.

It wasn’t real bad but I needed to wipe down the shelves, get rid of some almost empty bottles, throw out items that I will not be needing and generally take stock of what I have on hand.  Then I happily mark that off the old to do list.

So now it is time to tackle that gift!  I hope I remember how to crochet it has been so long.

Have a great weekend, smile even laugh out loud because we need to keep those muscles healthy!

 

 

 

A Purpose

Did you feel the earth tremble a bit last Tuesday and Wednesday?  Did it feel like something was happening that hasn’t happened in quite a while?  Well it did!

I baked!!

On Tuesday The Do Nothing Cake

On Tuesday The Do Nothing Cake

This recipe can be found on Pammie’s Place on her 10-31-14 post.  Made with crushed pineapple with a great icing it is indeed a do nothing project and yummy besides.  I froze and then wrapped most of it (bless the Food Saver) for consuming later.

Wednesday morning I made a Skillet Meatloaf–again I baked it because on the stove top it tends to try to burn.  (My new stove with a great oven is standing up to the test).

With cheese, mushrooms, and potato slices on top.

With cheese, mushrooms, and potato slices on top.

This is my favorite recipe for meatloaf and I will be eating sandwiches made with it for a while.

I still have a bathroom closet to clean out.  I want to send some items I don’t use and some that I over bought on to people who can use them. I still have some yard work to do before the snow falls.  I want to set up my loom so I can start on my last Christmas lap robe.  Plus I also have Christmas ornaments waiting to be worked on.  Not to mention keeping the house in order in case I have visitors.  Oh yes and I still have the fridge to clean it has languished on my to do list long enough.

So this is a step back into life for me.  The reality that I still have a purpose in life and that is to live it.

Election Day

I Did!

I Did!

I spent this morning reviewing the newspapers, the issues to be voted on, and made a little note on how I wanted my ballot to read.   While on my to the polls I spotted gasoline at my station was $2.799 so I stopped and filled up.

Yesterday I mowed but I didn’t get it all because I took the loppers to what my dad called suckers at the base of the trees out back.  I got several cleared but still have one spot out back and one up near the clothes line to clean out.  I won’t do that today because the wind is quite strong and it is raining off and on.

I decided instead to make a skillet meat loaf and a cake from Pammie’s blog.  I brought the pineapple and ground beef up from the basement so I’m ready to roll.  I know I’ll have to freeze part of both the cake and the meatloaf but that will give me something for later.

It is quiet here today—no phones ringing or visitors but I’ll get used to this too.  I do miss not having blogs to read (except for Les’ new post) but I guess face book is the meeting place now.

Do have a great day.

Busy But Got To Visit Too!

Tools Of Torture

Tools Of Torture

Yes I used these the other day to remove some hair from my face.  Why? Because once in a while I get vain!  Especially when some one says there is a long white one hanging out of your chin.  No I have never gone to a beauty shop to correct the problem–maybe some day!

I finally mark off some more of my to do list day before yesterday.

I started with this

I started with this

and ended up with this.

Yes I painted the lip of the stone portion.

Yes I painted the lip of the stone portion.

I can hear my son now saying why!!!  Well first I dropped a couple of drops of paint on it.  When I tried to wipe it off it smeared. Next I leaned over to move the paint can, lost my balance, grabbed the lip of the stone portion  with a painty hand and put more marks on it so I decided just to go ahead and paint it all!!!

Later while I was at the utility room sink washing off the paint I decided to wash out the cabinet above.  It was another thing on my list to do.  So I got to mark off two things that day.

Yesterday morning I woke up to this.

That ain't frost on that pumpkin Kiddo!

That ain’t frost on that pumpkin Kiddo!

In fact checking the back deck confirmed it.

It didn't stay very long but It told me the lay of the land!

It didn’t stay very long but It told me the lay of the land!

I don’t know if I’m going to get that last mowing in or if I should call Keenes to change the tractor over to the snow blower!!!

Today I had lunch with a whole bunch of telephone operators (retired) most of whom I worked with.  Everyone is doing fine and it was fun to sit and try to figure out who was who.

What A Life!

Yes today is Wednesday!

Yes today is Wednesday!

Yes this is last Sunday’s newspaper.  Am I behind–that is a yes too. This morning I drove over to my foot doctor’s office (58.6 miles round trip ) to pick up some blades so daughter Cindy can work on my feet.  They cost me nothing but my gas so I took two jars of jam for their break room.  Now all I have to do is find out when Cindy can come to visit.

Speaking of visiting Dar and Michael were up on Monday to bring a new filter for my faucet in the kitchen.  While they were here they took me to lunch after which Dar and I played ‘loose rummy’.  It was loose because we didn’t follow the book rules.   Oh yeah I won two out of three games.

Last Sunday was a funeral for a dear friend of ours so while I was at the cemetery  I visited Jay’s grave.  I was surprise to see the date of his death on the stone because I had not paid for that service yet.  I called the cemetery on Monday to see who had paid the bill so I could pay them back..  A little explanation on this.  The day before his service I had received a phone call from the cemetery informing me that I owed an additional fee of over $200. to have the date of his death added.  At that time I didn’t have the money, I was extremely upset and went straight up with the person on the phone.  Well as it turned out It was part of the burial insurance package so everything is settled.

The last few days it has rained here so I have taken time off from my chores.  No mowing has been done, no painting on the wishing well, no trimming of bushes at the base the trees, and no trimming of limbs.  Just keeping the dust down, getting the Sunday chores caught up, watching the idiot tube, and going to bed early.  What a life to have to live !!!

Now We Wait!

Wes and Debra were in yesterday to put some finishing touches on things.

Wes climbed step # 3 for me and with Debra's help they finished the shed.

Wes climbed step # 3 for me and with Debra’s help they finished the shed.

They worked in the garage and the basement clearing and sorting things so that there was some order to everything.

A new curtain went up over the closet in the mud room.

A new curtain went up over the closet in the mud room.

Today I met With Mike Sanchez

Today I met With Mike Sanchez

The papers were signed and the sign went up at the road.  So now we wait!  This was a big undertaking for Wes, Debra, and me but we can count it done.  My thanks to my children for all the time and effort they put forth.

Hey Anyone want to buy a dome home?

 

Almost Ready To Smile!

We are almost ready for Real Estate pictures.  It has been quite a journey.

Wes and Debra correcting the floor.

Wes and Debra correcting the floor.

Several times recently Jay had kicked over his oxygen bottle on the kitchen floor.  This has caused several cuts in the linoleum .  As chairs or the table was moved over this area it began to rip out pieces so I taped it with duct tape.  Wes took a piece to match from another area and with Debra’s help they got it corrected.  Another project well done.

 

Between the three of us we now have the utility room done.

Between the three of us we now have the utility room done.

Wes has painted the woodwork where it was needed all over the house  while Debra worked on organizing the basement.  They both worked on the garage.  This was done over the weekend and into Monday.

Today I worked outside.

Painting the trim on the shed.

Painting the trim on the shed.

I had a couple of setbacks so I’m not quite done.  First I can’t make myself climb to the third step on the ladder so over the doors and under the peak at both ends of the building I didn’t get it done.  On top of that what bit of paint I had in the can I accidently knock out of my hand and spilled.  ( Clumsy–you bet). I’ll buy more!  ( I wonder If I just didn’t want to try for step # three!!!)

Getting There!

Good evening.  Well Was and Debra came up today and started on the kitchen.

My dining room table this past week.

My dining room table this past week.

After Debra washed down the kitchen walls it was decided that the room would have to be painted.  So it looked like this all week.

The bare essentials until this weekend when they came up again.

The bare essentials until this weekend when they came up again.

Now the two of them prep and painted all day.

They work very well together getting thing done.

They work very well together getting things done.

The results so far.

Still a lot to put in place but it is looking great.

Still a lot to put in place but it is looking great.

A look outside today.

The Fire bush is really burning.

The Fire bush is really burning.

There are two more across in my neighbor’s garden so I guess you can say we see red around here ( in a good way).

Well my new book came in yesterday.

The jacket sounds like I'm going to enjoy it.

The jacket sounds like I’m going to enjoy it.

Just got to get some time to devote to it but that will come.

Wes and Debra will be up again in the morning so it promises to be another day when this momma tries to help (but I don’t think it is enough).

Have a good weekend!