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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.

Friday, January 15, 2016


I've been crossing off some of my New Year goals off my lists... Nothing earth shattering but things that was on my to do list in my mind...
My year end paper filing is done for the farm business and I worked from this little table in the sunroom.  I have a full box of paper filed for 2015...

I've been shredding office papers that are no longer needed but still have a mountain to shred at a later date but I'm making progress. It went to recycle so no photo.

I scrubbed and disinfected a pie of calf pails that needed to be done.

I haven't hooked much lately. My hooking room is cold when I have the heat turned down and I plan to hook but by evening, then I'm too lazy to make the effort to turn on the heat, instead I sit at the computer where it's warm and  check out everyone's blogs and play a few games and I'm off to dreamland...
With the big storm behind us,  ( I'll spare you the photos) I went shopping for a birthday gift for James. He's turning the big 5 next week.
I wrapped the gift and today made a special trip to town to mail it. No photo of course...

My daughter Christine sent me this photo of James that makes her very proud and it also makes me proud too. He's such a brave boy...

James had a perfect report from the dentist. He takes brushing his teethes very seriously and even uses mouth wash with success. He was very cooperative and well behaved while being examined. He looks cool with those  cool Micky Mouse glasses.  Happy Birthday James.

I've managed to photocopy my blog posts that were accidentally deleted from my blog from November 23, 2013 to May 5, 2014. I photocopied those blog posts by using  my Google email archives.... I photocopied blogs posts for 2010, I have some of 2011 done and then the pages wouldn't print. I could load the blog posts but it would crash when I clicked Print. I've reloaded  but nothing doing, it wouldn't print so I printed 2015 instead until I ran out of color ink. It takes a huge amount of ink and that stuff isn't cheap... and I can only print on one side of the page. Notice the header wouldn't print and I think it was a good thing as it saved me a lot of ink. I could print in blocks of over 40 pages at a time.  The color ink was running low so my printing job is on hold till I get some color ink.

I've finally tried a substitute recipe for Soya Sauce  that I've been wanting to try as I no longer eat anything with soy but love cooking and eating Chinese food. I made a stir fry and fried rice with the substitute soya sauce and my husband likes it. Sorry, I didn't take any photos of the food because I was so hungry and  eager to try it but I just took a photo of the almost empty bottle of Soy Substitute on my dirty stove this evening.

It has beef bouillon, balsamic vinegar, dark molasses, ground ginger,white pepper, garlic powder and  water, then it's boiled gently until it reduces to one cup. It's closer to a light Soya sauce as it takes more. I may need to adjust my measuring as I was afraid to have it too potent. It was my first try...

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment to let me know you came by for a visit. Stay safe and warm and wishing wellness to my sick friends and families.