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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 55 years this February.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


 It's been a very low key January so far.  Not much going on. I'm counting my blessings that I've been busy enough not to be bored but not busy enough to complain. Is that what retirement is supposed to be like? Still, at the end of the day, I wish the day was longer.  I never seem to have enough time before it's time to go to bed. 

We lost Doug, a  family friend, and employee on January 4th,  from lukemia.  He was employed as a mechanic and repaired all the farm equipment and also helped with the hay harvest...  He will be greatly missed especially during haying season.

George, my farmer husband wanted me to take a photo of my poinsettia. He doesn't read my blog and didn't see that I had a photo of it on my last post. So I told him to get behind the plant for perspective.  The light from the sun was coming through the window and through the plant. The  Christmas lights around the window are still up. As you can see from the window, we still have some snow.

  I've put away my Christmas decorations last week but my nativity is still up.  I thought that the buffet was a nice warm place for the Holy Family to rest for a while as the Magi had to stay longer because of travel restrictions so, they are still on my buffet. No one is complaining. 

I've been putting off posting on my blog and satisfying myself with reading my follower's blogs.

Recently, Nellie, my blogger friend, posted some of her homemade cheese drop biscuits on her blog.  Since she couldn't go to Red Lobster she baked her own... and I got tempted to make some too. I love Red Lobster but we don't have one in our City. 

 They were so good, my husband said they were sinful.   I normally shred the cheese but this time I cut the cheese a little coarser and also added a little more garlic powder. I will cut the cheeses finer next time. 

I hope that you are all having a good week and making the best of what comes your way. 

Stay safe and well.

Hugs, Julia

Monday, December 28, 2020


Just a short post today.

George and I went to church on Christmas Eve and I felt very lucky that our church was allowed to be open. I sang solo without music because of Covid and everything went well.

All the preparations for Christmas dinner have been just like when the family was here. I baked tourtieres (meat pies) fruit cakes, cranberry cookies, pecan snowballs. A small turkey, dressing, mashed garlic potatoes with sour cream,  broccoli, carrots, and gravy. Broken glass torte for dessert and wine.

I shared some of the food with the family, delivered gifts, before dinner, and  George and I sat down to fill our bellies. After dinner, we went to work on a nice puzzle that Jackie, my daughter gave us.  It was a 500 pieces puzzle and George was glad because he could find the pieces easier. It was a nice way to wound down.

It was a really fun puzzle to do and pretty easy. 

I have taken photos of some of my decorations with my cell phone before Christmas but when I came to upload them on my computer, the cell phone did some binging sounds and the device did not want to show on my computer. I may need to do some updating on my computer.  It's the least of my worries right now. 

The tree and decorations will stay up till Epiphany at the feast of the Three Kings. 

Today I vacuum my bedroom and put everything in order and, ordered my garden seeds from Veseys Seeds from PEI. Of course, I wanted to buy more seeds but realized that I'll never be able to manage it all and pared down my order. Last year, I did not order seeds as I had no soil to plant them in because all the plant nurseries were closed to the public because of Covid. I bought some plants that were mislabeled and instead of having 12 broccoli plants I had 12 kale plants. There was something else that was mislabeled and I was very disappointed. 

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas but I know at least three families who had either were alone for Christmas because of losing a loved one, and one was ill and the other is in palliative care. My heart went out to them. Wishing everyone a better year for 2021.

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