Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pictures !!! finally !

Well, I finally got the camera program working on this computer!! I know, I know it's about time, since I've never posted any pictures on the blog. I hope that will all change now if I can find enough things to take pictures of LOL.

These are miniature Sunflowers. I bought them at the Farmers Market about a month ago and they are doing good. They only get about 18"-24" tall. Cute little things!

This is a picture of my Live Forever(Sedum). It got huge this year. I will take another picture as soon as it is in full bloom.

Last but not least is a picture of our porch and the Petunia's I got from Walmart for $5 each. I wish they still looked this good!

Well that's a little peak into my world. Look out know that I know how to do this!!

I better go back and check the weather we have storms all around us!
Take care, see you tomorrow!

Hugs and Blessings,

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Busy couple of days!!

The last couple of days it seems like I have been going non-stop. I went to Krogers yesterday to get a "few" LOL!! more groceries. I come out of there an hour later with the cart so full you couldn't squeeze a feather on it.!!! lol. I had the pleasure then of unloading everything into the van and then of course unloading it all at home!!
You all know the drill !!! ;) The freezer had to be quickly re-arranged to make room for things , which I had to go back through it again today to see what all I had bought.

Today I went to the local farmers market with the intention of only getting a few tomatoes haha!! I came home with 5 bags full of produce!! I sliced up the green tomatoes and the slices are in the freezer now on a cookie sheet to be put into bags for later use.
I got a dz. ears of corn to cook & cut off the cob to freeze, green peppers to cut up & freeze. The green beans I will cook with potatoes and they will be canned the next day. The cucumbers will become freezer pickles, the 4 eggplants will be fried and then packaged and frozen for future use.

We will eat part of the watermelon and the rest will be frozen for another day. The tomatoes will be eaten or cooked into some of the dishes I want to make up and then can later in the week.
I want to make up some of the one dish meals I make(I usually double or triple the recipe) then can the leftovers. I don't have to worry about anything going bad if I can it, in case the electric would go off or anything else.

I have so many things I want to do I wish I was triplets so I could get everything accomplished. I think I'm trying to keep myself busy so I don't have to think about the problems we're having. My nerves are about stressed to the limit and I don't know what to do, time will tell.

It's getting late and I'm getting tired and tomorrow will be a busy day. I'll try to stop in tomorrow night but I'm not going to make any promises.

take care,
Hugs and Blessings,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A down & crying day :(

Did you ever have one of those days when you just feel really down and feel like crying? I'm having one of those days today. I don't feel good, my back and leg pain has been really bad lately. I've got pain pills to take which I have taken 1 a day for the last 3 days. I can take up to 4 a day but then I'm not able to remember anything! I have a very low tolerance for any kind of meds. & have allergic reactions to most!! I only take 1 pill when it gets unbearable and I know I have things I have to get done. It takes about an hour before it starts working , then I have about 4 hours to get everything done...then the pain starts in again with a vengeance.

I'm sorry, I don't mean to cry on your shoulders,I just needed someone to talk to and I think of all of you as friends I can turn to. Thank you for being here!

On a lighter note ;)
I think I have finally finished sorting out things I no longer want or need. I sold a bunch of things a couple of months ago. I sold a few more of the better things yesterday, to someone local who bought the vintage items I had a couple of months ago. I still have some things in the garage that I listed to sell locally for anyone who needs things for a yard sale $40.00 takes all including a computer!

I do still have one big sort to do and that is my craft and fabric supplies. I will have a lot of lace and trims etc. and fabric (some new) to sell . I have several projects in mind that I want to focus on and what I don't need or can't use will be for sale.

I took a few pictures of some of my flowers outside the other day. I am going to try to upload them to this netbook in a little while and see if it works. I've haven't tried my camera program on this thing yet. I'm still trying to get used to the tiny keyboard LOL!!!

Recipes!!! I will post some recipes to the cookbook this afternoon.

I'm planning on this being a take it easy day since I have an 8 AM appointment tomorrow and then it's off to the grocery! UGH!!!

Thanks for letting me cry on your shoulders and talk with you. I feel a lot better now!

I'll be back soon,

love, hugs and Blessings to you all my friends,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We're back online !!

We got online service connected last Friday morning with TWC. The wireless that comes with the apartment only wanted to work when it was in the mood, not when we needed it. We really can't afford the extra $$$$ , but we'll manage somehow. I have to be able to keep in touch with you all here. I don't have any living family here and no close friends to talk to.....just neighbors that are only seen in passing once in a while.

We have been busy the last few days with the usual 1st of the month stuff...paying bills, groceries etc., although I haven't gotten much in the way of food yet. I have to defrost my big chest freezer in the garage today, so that means shifting things around so I can empty it for a few hours. I've used down most of what was in it so it won't be too bad ( I hope) ...except for the 24 qt. bags of zucchini I have frozen that will have to squeeze into the freezer in the fridge.

I'm still gathering things I no longer want, that I want to try to sell. I'd like to do a major downsizing. I've just got too much stuff!! lol I think they call people like me a pack rat!! LOL

Well, I'd love to stay and visit with you all longer, but I can't get done what has to be done if I stay on here.

I'm going to be posting a lot more recipes on the cookbook in the next few days, and will be doing that daily for quite a while. I have a lot of recipes to put in the cookbook. Soooo keep checking back!

Take care, I will be back tomorrow.

love, hugs, and blessings to you all!!