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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.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


I have worked so hard these last few weeks weeding, digging and shaking clumps of grass in my flowerbeds and I managed to tidy up 5 large flowerbbeds. I am happy but tired.

I didn't sleep well last night and kept waking up with hot flashes. It happens at every change of seasons.

I was late for work this morning and felt  like sleeping in. Today being a wet day I worked inside and cleaned the veggie crisper in the fridge. My celery was getting disgusting and I salvaged what I could  and made a big pot of beef, vegetable and barley soup.  My husband, the hired hand and myself ate our fill at lunch time and I put the rest in my soup tureen to cool. My husband invited my son to come to get some hot soup  and my son arrived famished and took home a full container of soup  and there was only a small container left. There was nothing wrong with the soup, as a matter of fact, it was very delicious.

I made my spoon cheese and garlic biscuits and they are usually so light and yummy but today my mind was a little off. I didn't had buttermilk so as usual I use some vinegar to add to the milk as a substitute.
When it came time to add the oil, I grabbed the container of vinegar instead of the oil jug and poured the 1/3 cup into my milk. The milk curdled right away, ha,ha,ha. I poured out some of the milk out and added some more fresh milk, just guessing approximately and added my oil, mixed the soft dough and spooned it on the pan and into the hot oven. All this time thinking how good they were gonna be with the soup. I set the timer  on. After a few minutes I looked and they are puffing up, oh goodie.... and went to the garage to put something in the recycle bin. I got sidetracked on my way back to the kitchen, ha,ha,ha, and looked at a sales flyer that was on the freezer.

I was multitasking of course and doing laundry and folding clothes and there are buzzers on all sorts of appliances these days. I heard the buzzer go off on the dryer and it has a wrinkle free feature and will buzz every now and then until you tend to it. I never heard the oven timer go off so I didn't knew that it had gone off . Then all of a sudden, it dawned on me that my biscuits should be about ready to come out of the oven.  They are supposed to look like the ones you get at Red Lobster but these were overcooked.  The boys saids that they were still good but I was really disappointed with myself for not hearing the timer.

                              They were way overcooked but not burned so they were edible.

I had been looking at the sale flyer because I was planning to go back to the Co-op after lunch to buy some butter on sale for $2.97 and some Barilla spaghetti that I can eat,

The 100 paver bricks I bought yesterday for my flowerbed before going to work at the farm needed to be unloaded out of my van first. Those things are too heavy to carry around everywhere.

I grabbed a light black pair of clean socks and a grey pair of work socks from the laundry basket and went and sat on the garage step to put them on when I noticed that one of my black sock was missing. Darn it, I know I had two of each colors. So I took one boot off and and went back in the house and picked another clean black sock and went back in the garage and when I sat down, I noticed that I had put on two black sock on my left foot.

 I managed to get it right  this time and put my boots and my raincoat on to unload the bricks but decided that something  was telling me that I better not get on the road with my brain on reverse so I decided to work inside the house instead  and forget about the sale. It might save me some money in the long run.

After  finishing up in the calf area, I swept the floor and cleaned my broom  by tapping it gently on the floor and broke the handle off at the base. Come to think of it, my day wasn't all that bad, the soup was good. I got an email from Christine and photos of Daniel.

He's  10.5 weeks old, over 2 feet long, nearing 14 pounds and filling his six months cloths.  He still wakes up to eat 2 to 3 times a night, and smiles off camera.
So how was your day?

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the Moms.

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  1. Oh my. I'm tired just reading about your day! I hope you have a restful night! :) Daniel is a sweet heart!

  2. haha... oh, my also ... glad it's time to go to bed ... you wear me out...

    Daniel looks a LOT like James! such big beautiful eyes... and gorgeous complexions.

    Soup looks deeeeelicious as do the biscuits. love those kind of biscuits. Your cooking mishap is just about an every time I cook type mishap with me... always something.

    FIVE flower beds? I did a tiny bit of weeding today and switched outdoor carpet stuff... got a lot of the shop stuff out to the tent.

    Absolutely gorgeous day here. So much to do ... clutter clutter clutter

    Happy Mother's Day, Julia!


  3. You always are so busy and interesting! Happy Mother's Day! Relax!

  4. your day sounds like most of mine... they seem to take on a mind of their own and you just follow. LOL

    Happy Mothers Day to you too

  5. Oh the soup and biscuits look yummy! I think we've all had those "off" days... when your mind isn't where it should be... great decisinn to not drive anywhere on a day like that. Sweet pic of Daniel! :-) Happy Mother's Day to you!

  6. Hi Julia,
    I bet that soup was wonderful and the biscuits yummy! I know exactly how that multi-tasking thing goes.... some days it works and then some days are awful! LOL! But I can see your day ended as sweetly as can be with photos of that precious baby!! I hope you sleep better and you have a wonderful and Happy Mother's day!
    Big Hugs!!
    Cathy G

  7. i think you made a wise call on not going into town! bless you! happy mom's day to you!

  8. Wishing you a very Happy Mother's Day!
    Your soup and biscuits look so good.
    Daniel is so cute, thanks for sharing the photos.

  9. I think a few hours of hooking on your beautiful memory rug are in order. Some days just spiral into a mess...but that lovely soup looks mighty good...the biscuits too. Daniel is as handsome as his big brother!
    Enjoy the rest of your day...Happy Mother's Day!

  10. Oh, that soup looks so delicious and those biscuits look just like I like mine. I love brown and crispy bread. Precious little Daniel just looks so cuddly. Happy Mother's Day! Hugs

  11. Happy Mother's day not sure you celebrate it but have a good one anyway. You are always so busy no wonder you for get things. I was sad to hear you are still having night sweats. Lord when will they ever stop. I am having the hardest time with them. soup looks wonderful and I am sure they loved everything.

  12. Life is always too busy and most of mine sound like the day you had. I seem to go around in circles.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  13. Julia ~
    I just read your calf birthing story. Oh my! That is quite a story.
    Oh, I wish I had your energy. You just go non-stop.
    Hot flashes - ugh! After 10+ years I wish mine would go away.
    Sweet pics of Daniel.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Pug hugs :)

  14. Julia, I'd be worn out trying to follow you around for a day. You are Wonder Woman! The soup looks great, minus the celery, which doesn't agree with me. And those biscuits look to die for......

  15. Wow, Julia! No wonder you would like to sleep in some mornings! You have to keep a very steady pace to keep up with all your responsibilities! The soup sounds delicious, and those eating were pleased with the biscuits, so I'd say lunch was a huge success!

    Wonderful report on Daniel!

  16. Wow! What a day! Sounds like many of mine! Hope today goes better, Wonder Woman! I think you get more done by accident than most of us get done on purpose!!! I admire you a lot, Miss Julia!!

  17. Hi Julia, I just made Barley soup and beef too. We love it. Sure sticks to your ribs :)

    You sure had some day. They can be very trying that is for sure.

    Your grandson is growing like a weed and so cute.

    He will be chasing bubbles before long.

    Hope your weather gets prettier soon too.
    Take care.

  18. You just made my morning. I was chuckling out loud all the way through this.. I could so relate!

    Blessings to you, Debbie

  19. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.
    The photos of baby Daniel made up for all your other mishaps no doubt.
    Thanks for the laugh - I can so relate.

  20. I'm always multitasking and usually I do burn something! Your soup and the biscuits look delish! It's been so cold here (high of 45de yesterday and today) that a bowl of soup would hit the spot. I marvel at how much you get done...and it's hard labor work, not anything easy! Hope your Mother's Day was nice and have a good week!