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Friday, October 2, 2015


Fall is approaching, I have to clear out my garden this week.  Lots of wonderful green tomatoes, I put them in a paper bag with an apple and that helps ripen them.

My falls items are so deep deep in the crawl attic space - I don't think my body will get me there.

Enjoy this wonderful weather, we cannot complain except those on the East Coast, good luck with the storm brewing.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ikea Carpet

 My new carpet, very pleased from IKEA.

My new area rug (IKEA) in the living room.  We walk around it so it doesn't get dirty.

Fall is in the air at Lauritzen Gardens - I need to visit.

I haven't shampoo carpets in a long long time, my husband rented the machine and 3 rooms for us.  I was always hesitant because once you do it you have to do it every year or six months.  If you have pets even sooner.  Our machine was clean and it did not smell so we did well.  It cost us about $49.

Have a great weekend, getting ready for our Quilt Blessing at church - need to work on about 20 quilts.  A little stressed but I enjoy it.


Sunday, September 20, 2015


In one week I got to see both of my sons and their family and my wonderful grandchildren.  Weather was wonderful here in Omaha, hot in Texas.  The sad part is sorrow  - my best friend passed away, she had the "C" word and I prayed God  to take her so she would be in peace. Tough thing to do when you love a person but to see them suffer and down to a skeleton it is 'time' to let go.

 At our botanical garden the photo is a memorial garden.  I will visit her there in spirit.  Her body is being dedicated to science.
My friend was from the UK and we always had a cup a tea or more often a glass of white wine.
I love you Maureen and I will miss our  weekly glass wine and especially all the books we shared.  God Bless.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Egg Plant/Tomato Relish/Caponata

I love love Caponata it has olives, egg plant, capers, tomato, garlic, basil.
I also made baked egg plant.
I froze string bean and I used the straw to get all the air out, I don't have a sealer.  I hope this work, I froze broccoli and it didn't work out well.

Tomorrow  a quick recipe for salsa.
Have a great day life is too short.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Corn/zucchini relish

I think I have the photo issue resolved.

I just love the colors of my peach jam and my tomato sauce.

I am having problem loading photos, this is ridiculous.
Tough week, cable was down for 2 days (I don't mind) I don't watch that much TV.  Why does it take 2 tech people to fix it.

I didn't add corn to the relish but I think it would be good.  Corn has been great this year.

Monday, August 24, 2015

UP since 3:30am

Roasting my roma tomatoes time to cook (feel like Breaking Bad) my sauce/gravy. House smells wonderful.

I have been busy making totes for WOCS.

& pillow cases, eye class case for Seniors.

LuLu bags are great for recycle, my son loves this store, I can't afford it.
Lots going on today, grand daughter first day in kindergarten and did not cry.  That is why I have been up since 3:30am.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"A Long Time Gone" by Karen White

Do you belong to a book club?  I belong to 2 of them and I am so so happy I do.  Last night Karen White the author of "A Long Time Gone"  Skyped with us and answered all of our questions.  Authors are very very busy people so to take time out for a discussion is a gem.  Check out her Facebook page; she is training her new puppy.  We all loved her book, the writing is knowledgeable, her research is incredible, characters are who we would have loved in our life or get to know better.
The book takes place in the south and it is about family situations.

Her new book in hard cover is:

The Sound of Glass

The book club I belong to is at  Knowles of Mercy retreat center, 25 acres of beautiful country.  We have a delicious dinner prior to the discussion.