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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 57 years this February.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I took some photos this afternoon and read some more on how to operate the camera and I still have a long way to go. My photos all turned out OK and I uploaded them on my computer and dragged them in a file folder like I did with my other camera.  They went into the folder on my desktop but I can't retrieve them to post them. There is something that I'm not doing right. I'm so hopeless with technical stuff but I'll get it sooner or later just like when I started to write my blog, I was clueless. I only work at it in little increment because it overwhelms me to learn too much too fast. lol. That's what the problem with my pea size brain. Maybe I should have a bigger brain  but then  like a bigger camera, it may not be any better. lol...

I learn visually and and from my mistakes. If it's something important I'll use the other camera until I know what I'm doing. Then I'll impress everyone with my photos, just like Kim on Millie's Mat.

Today I took the day rather easy and went to breakfast with friends. There was so much that I could have done outside like mow the lawn, dig potatoes,  but the wind was blowing and it was rather cool although the sun was shining so instead I brought some wood in and lit the stove and over dyed some more swatches of wool to hook my snow on the Childhood Memories rug.

 The pale blue that I got yesterday was a just bit too dark and greenish  for my snow so I put a piece of the darker pale greenish blue with a tiny piece of gray wool and simmered it with Tide for about 20 minutes and when I saw a tiny bit of the color leaching in the water I added another piece of white wool and an other because I wanted my wool barely tinted. I think that I got pretty well what I was aiming for and hung it on the line to dry by wind and solar power.

I harvested my Jalapinio  peppers and only had four red this year, ( you can't see them because they're under the sweet peppers), all the rest  are green and I harvested my sweet peppers  too and will prepare them for freezing tomorrow, sometime.

 I wash them and cut then the way I want to have them in the recipe and bag them individually in small plastic bags and then in a  Zip Lock bags.  That's it.  I usually have more red but only got one this year as I didn't start my own seeds early and bought the plants instead.
 (I LOVE MY MESH GARDEN BASKET) notice the Jalapinios peppers under the sweet peppers.

I was in the garden harvesting my peppers and got a call from my husband to pick him up in town and things are back to normal.

Have a  great long weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving to all. We will celebrate tomorrow with roasted potatoes, chicken breast, broccoli and squash with maybe a pumpkin pie..., maybe...

I used to have a large gathering at Thanksgiving until it was causing stress on my daughter as she was divided on which household she would go to celebrate Thanksgiving, at her in-laws or at our place.

So now her in-laws gets them for Thanksgiving and it it also their yearly Cottage closing ritual and I think that it should continue as is and we normally get them for Christmas as everyone congregate here because of our large open plan house. Lots of room for the kids to run around and just have lots of fun.

Today I so thankful for my family, I'm truly blessed, and for the bounty that our Creator so freely give us.  JB