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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Monday, September 20, 2010


Has anyone noticed how fast the time is passing by these days or is it just me?

Coming home from the farm this morning you would think that I would have been tired but I was full of pep. I harvested a huge garbage bag of basil and this was my second cut,  I even mowed my back lawn while the grass was still wet and started to pull the dead stalks from yet another day lilly flower bed. I really don't know where all that energy was coming from but I sure made good use of it. It probably won't last for long. I made a fresh batch of pesto and made Chicken Pesto Pizza for lunch. Very yummy. Then after lunch I mowed the front lawn and the other side of the road on the water front.

Here I was checking other people's blog a few minutes ago and realized that I hadn't even given a second thought about what I was going to blog about. That's when it hit me how fast the time is going at breakneck speed. We are already three weeks into September and it seems that I haven't event noticed it was here.  I seriously have to buckle down and start hooking to slow down the clock.

As I read the Open Discussions on Rug Hooking Daily posted by Wren this evening, I was sorry to hear that a 78 years old rug hooking lady by the name of  Pat O'Hagan who was abducted from her home in the  small community of Sheffield in Vermont. This is most disturbing.  All I can do is ask for prayers for  her safe return to her family and friends. If you Google her name you can see her photo and also see a video news clip from ABC News.   But the time is at a stand still for those who love and miss her and are searching for her. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends who miss her and also with Pat.



  1. I'll send my prayers along with yours, Julia. That is frightening!

  2. Thanks Pat. Yes it is frightening. JB

  3. Lets hope for a happy ending to this story. I checked out your post quickly last night during commercial breaks during DWTS but there wasn't enough time to leave a sensible comment. LOL I think your chicken pesto pizza sounds yummy. I'll have to get creative some night in the kitchen and try that.

  4. Kim, I'll post the recipe for my Chicken Pesto Pizza sometime. I had enough energy yesterday to go dancing with the stars although I'm sure everybody would booed me. JB

  5. Wow, I think you could work circles around me. I will Google that lady and begin saying prayers for her. That is unnerving. Thank you so much for the story that you left about the man with the bee hive with glass so he can see into the hives. I had a great-uncle once that had a glass hive in his office at work. He was a bee keeper too, but kept one so he could observe the bees all of the time. He was the most interesting man I had ever met and I just sat in front of the bee hive and watched.

    I am looking forward to getting my old garden out just because I want to plant sweet peas. Every year I say I am going to do it and I am going to this year.
    I am looking forward to your chicken pesto pizza recipe too.
    Thanks for your comments too.