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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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Today the sun has been shining but the cold wind was blowing from the north, across the river in front of our house.  I decided to clean inside the car. I vacuumed the interior and trunk and cleaned the dust and grime off the leather interior, washed the windows and around the doors but it was way too cold to wash the exterior and wax. I'll have to take a warmer day to do that. After I was done it felt good and the old  car smelled like new.  No pics of the car.

I had planned to keep a piece of this coleus for propagation for next spring  before the frost but got caught off guard. I cut a weakened little slip and put it in water, not expecting it to survive as it looked frost damaged a bit, but to my surprise today it had formed some little roots.   I'll plant it tomorrow and give it some TLC.

Here is a picture of the sickly little slip of Coleus. The leaves were frost bitten a bit.

Look at the small roots forming. Isn't nature grand? Just imagine the potential in this little piece of coleus.  

I made some quick biscuit dough  pizza for lunch. The recipe makes two. It has become a favorite around our house. I love hot pepper flakes and parmesan cheese but had to do without the parmesan. 

Someone had given the church some carrots for our church supper but it wasn't on the menu. They used what they could  at some other functions but had to get rid of the rest because they were starting to get spots on them. My husband took them home for the compost. I checked them out and those under were still good and I managed to save 15 pounds  of the best ones. I peeled them and put them in the fridge until I could find the time to make my cakes. Today I made the time.  I grinned 12 cups in my food processor, enough to make four carrot cakes. We'll eat one now,  I'll give one to my daughter and the other two are in the freezer.

I made Chili for supper since it was cold and we had each a piece of carrot cake with cream cheese icing for desert. I took a sliver and the hired hand took the other piece. My husband still hadn't taken his when the photo was taken.  

I still haven't found the time to carve my little pumpkin but I have an evil looking plastic one as a stand by.                                         HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE.     JB