Sunday, December 13, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!
The stores were packed this year with people getting their turkeys. I have found out the turkeys are a lot cheaper down south than in this area. And I am talking A LOT! There are so many folks out of work here and the food prices are soaring all the time. I just don't understand it.
Friday, November 20, 2015
It also seems strange to me because when it comes to computers usually they want to update everything. I hope some day they think to do it for this site.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
I don't know about you but I have four sisters and two brothers. The two oldest sisters are a year and a day apart. This year when 1 turned 65 the other one turned 64 exactly a year and a day apart. They are in two different time zones so when the younger of the two turned 64 it was still the other ones birthday as well and they could tell each other Happy Birthday! I wonder how many other people can say that?
I love them both very much and wish them all the best.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
My husband travels for work and we are now living in an apartment away from home. (The hotel living go way too expensive) We don't dare close our place back home because you never know how long the job will last.
Trying to equip both places to live in is quite a chore. We come back home when we can so we can tend to a few things from time to time. On those occasions I can do laundry at home and sleep in our own bed which is really nice. The weekends we do get to do this are very short. I spend most of my time unpacking, washing and repacking. It so happens this is the Memorial Day weekend. I have been sick for over a week so this back and forth does not make things very pleasant to say the least. He does get to see his remaining family though for the holiday. (Mine is 2000 miles away).
Do any of you travel out there for work also?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The only reason I speak of this at this time is because my mother-in-law passed away recently. She fought a long hard batlle and lived ten years longer than was expected.
My husband's family has really had it hard this year with a sister passing within five months of their mother.
They both will be missed a great deal.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Looking back after the A to Z Challenge
This was my first year doing this A to Z Challenge. My oldest sister has participated in it for four years now and she had been trying to get me to do it too. Finally this year I broke down and said "Alright, I'll do it".
Never did I realize what fun it would be. Some of the letters stumped me "Q,U,V,X and Z". I would lay awake at night in bed and wonder what I would do for those letters. Ha!
I also want to say I met some nice people while doing this challenge as well. I have their blogs marked so I can stop in from time to time.
Congratulations to everyone that made it!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Zucchini is such a good vegetable for you and is so delicious besides. I mix zucchini and summer squash together and steam them. In the fall I shred zucchini to put in the freezer to make bread at Christmas time. You can also use it in soups, casseroles, muffins, noodles, lasagna and you can even make zucchini chips.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
My home is located in a tourist area. It is located off of the St. Lawrence River. There are a few millionaires that live there. It is a great spot for retirees. In the summer you can see the beautiful yachts that come out for the season. Incidentally Canada is across the water.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
At one point as we were growing up I remember one of us kids having an xylophone as a toy. It would make different sounds each color that you hit with the sticks that came with it. "Mary had a little Lamb" was a favorite.
There are many bands today that have them for professional use.
Monday, April 27, 2015
We had one of these Flyer red wagons when we were growing up. I remember a time when my oldest brother was living at my grandmothers house. He was treated so good that I wanted to be treated the same way so I went to stay there as well. Ted got everything and I was on the back burner. I remember getting mad about it so I just took my stuff and put it in the little red wagon and walked it down the road to home. I was about 5 at this time.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Vases come in a variety of sizes, colors and sizes. My mother in law has more vases than anyone that I know. One of my favorite ones of hers is the cup and saucer. Many years ago I was given a dozen roses in a beautiful tall green vase from a friend. I still have that one plus all the vases from the flowers that were sent when I lost my daughter.
Friday, April 24, 2015
There are so many different colors of umbrellas out there today. They do come in handy except for on a windy day. I had often heard about umbrellas turning inside out but had never experienced it myself until a couple years ago. The rain was pouring down and the harder it came down the stronger the wind became. I used to walk a lot during the summer months. By the time I got home after that walk I was drenched from head to toe. The umbrella was a total loss.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
My Grandmother, God bless her, had a very hard life in many ways. I remember her generosity to help others. The train tracks were across the highway from her house and we were across the pasture from her. Every now and then (my grandmother called them hobo's) someone would show up at her door for a hand out. She would always have them wait outside while she fixed them a nice thick sandwich. She never refused them and always answered her door. The men would eat and then be on their way.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
2 lbs. meat (slice into strips or use hamburger patties)
1/2 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
4 oz. can mushrooms (don't drain)
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 cup canned milk (evaporated)
1/2 cup water
a heaping tbsp. of flour
2 bay leaves (optional)
If using strips, brown meat in flour and set aside
Sauté pepper and onion
Add rest of ingredients except for flour and juice from mushrooms
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Add thickening of leftover flour and juice from the mushrooms and simmer another 20 minutes.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1/2 stick butter
1 cup orzo pasta
(2) 14oz. can chicken broth
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 tsp. pepper
chopped onion and celery
1) In large skillet melt butter. Add chopped celery and onion until softened then add the orzo and cook until golden. Stirring frequently.
2)Add remaining ingredients, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer. 30- 35 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Fluff with fork and serve.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Everyone has quarters in their possession. What about the state quarters that are collectible? I collected them from the Denver mint (southern) and the Philadelphia mint.(northern). It took me a very long time to gather them from both sides. I hope some day they will be worth something.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
When I was somewhere around the age of 10 the news broadcasted a man that was in the are not too far from where we lived that was going around killing anyone that wore purple. There are so many shades of the color purple and for a while after that broadcast you didn't see anyone wearing it. That is until he was caught. That was one of those times when something like that was very impressionable on a child.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
There are nine places to pierce an ear. The most common being the ear lobe. Earrings range in a wide variety and sizes.
Saturday, April 4, 2015