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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.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


The weather is really crappy with heavy rain today and my arthritic shoulder is acting up of course. I took this picture through my dirty window and I'm surprised how clear it is. It's been raining cats and dogs on and off all day. I'm not sure why those shovels are on the deck but I wasn't about to outside to put them away.

  I decided to bake the banana bread for my hubby that I had planned yesterday but didn't got time to do.
I had frozen over ripe bananas in the freezer that I save just for this purpose. It took 3 medium size bananas to make a cup of puree banana. My husband sampled it with a fresh cup of tea and said that it was good. I'll have to take his word for it because I haven't tested yet.  It's still warm.

I sure hope that all my Blogger friends and everyone is somewhere safe and dry today.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments.  JB


  1. I hope you arm feels better and you get to rest on this very rainy day. I think the picture looking down at your pumpkin vine looks really pretty.
    Maybe you could hook? Is that the arm you hook with?
    I think I might want to take a nap. I am glad you are just getting rain and not wind.

  2. Mmmm, I can almost smell that warm banana bread. It's pouring rain here too. Baahhh, I'm fed up with hearing about Irene. I ate most of my emergency junk food and "tested" my emergency bottle of wine. Hehehe. I finished hooking my rug and now I can't find the whipping yarn. Figures, because I'm rarely in the mood to whip.

  3. yummm warm banana bread. we have a lot of rain and wind here and lost the lights for a few hours. It just came on yahoo.we are safe and dry

  4. While you gals are having rain soaked days with Irene. I am sitting here with a wetsoaked tank top with the air conditioner going .It's been really hot and humid . I never thought of freezing bananas great idea Julia. I forget what a bright green lawn looks like this time of year everything is dry. I love your pictures!

  5. Hi Julia,
    The rain has gone from our area. I'll be sending you the sunshine very soon!
    Your banana bread looks yummy. I like to heat up the kitchen by baking on cool dreary days. Hope your shoulder feels better as soon as the dampness leaves and the dry air takes over.

  6. That bread looks delicious and would love to have some on a day like today with a cup of coffee Yum.... On days like this Julia I like to do housework so got caught up with inside chores than took up a rug that I had started way back from D. Fitzpatrick and would like to finish it since I've found a spot for it on the wall. Thanks for all your great comments on my blog also and glad you like your pincushion.

  7. Gosh that bread looks sooooo yummy!! Hope your shoulder feels better soon.

  8. Banana bread and a cup of coffee or tea sounds good right now. Guessin the weather doesn't help your shoulder! Hope it clears for your soon and the sun comes out!

  9. Julia, that bread looks perfect! I can smell it from here. Your husband is a lucky man.

    Sorry about your shoulder but I'm sure once the rain lets up you will be fine.

    The sun is shining here and it is a glorious day - cool with a slight breeze. Hope this nice weather comes you way.

  10. Glad you knew what to do in a storm... make banana bread. One more thing that you need to do though... eat banana bread. It looks delicious!

    Blessings, Debbie

  11. I just love banana bread! I have frozen bananas for smoothies, but didn't think to freeze the overripe ones for bread...duh! Well, now I will. We buy the fruit, but it's only the two of us and you know how it thing you know, their black, and the fruit flies are going crazy! I love that picture of your porch. We just got power on at about 4 this afternoon. I was thrilled! No power, no water here for us! I can't wait to have a generator! (Never thought I'd say that!)
    Have a good day, and I hope your shoulder feels better soon!

  12. If it tastes as good as it's gonna be good!

  13. Hi Julia!

    The bread looks scrumptious! Also, I wish you could blow that extra rain our way. Supposed to get to 100 today! Where's fall? Thanks for stopping by.... I'm better every day....I've been by to see you, just haven't felt or been able to comment until now.

  14. Oh how I wish Julia I was there to taste this yummy looking bread with you.
    Sorry about your pain.
    Gosh I know you wish you could send that rain to us. This drought has a lot of us depressed.
    I am thinking it had a little to do with my troubles at my house in town. Everything is do dry houses are shifting. Trees are falling over from no water. Sad sad. Yet the East Coast and other places are sick of rain. Mother Nature has a mind of her own.
    You stay soooooooooo busy I don't know how you have time to be so sweet and come by and leave me such caring and thoughtful comments.
    Another reason we all love you

  15. Hoe the rain and flooding have stopped. send of that bread this way!


  16. I sure hope your sending some of that rain to Texas! I think they really can use it!
    And your bread sure looks good!

    Hope you have a great weekend