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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.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Halfway through January and I'm back to normal or semi-normal. I've adjusted to my new easy schedule and I've rested my tired body and stressed mind. My damaged shoulder is feeling a whole lot better. I had 2 falls in November that had set me back. I couldn't scrub or lift and I got bored and felt blue.

It's not easy to do to keep still when a person is so used to being busy all the time. I've always liked to keep busy, even as a child. I either was always cleaning or taking care of kids or trying to make things better. But starting in December, I was feeling restless and lost interest in doing anything. I needed to snap myself out of this mindset.

After twidling my thumbs once too often, I decided to finish hooking my Julia Hen chairpad and finish the edge. I could only hook for about 10 minutes and my heart just wasn't in it. There wasn't much to hook on it but I persisted and got it done.

This was a rug that my Rug Hooking Daily friends, The Great Stash  Deworming Marathon suggested I do after I had done a challenge rug using leftover wool worms. You might remember George Rooster chairpad rug, named after my husband, lol. They suggested that I needed to do a Julia Hen chairpad. Well, here they are.

I've pestered my son-in-law to show me how he makes Samosas. His chicken Samosas are to die for. They are so moist, unlike the ones we buy at the market.

I made a batch of Veggie Samosas and they tasted better than the ones I bought.  Of course, I didn't take pictures. I'll take pictures next time I make them again.

 I bought a compact deep fryer to fry my Samosas but found out I didn't have enough oil to use my deep fryer so I used my wok. I don't recommend deep frying on the stove because it only takes a spatter of oil to ignite the whole pan. I forgot to take a photo of my Samasas but they looked the same as my son-in-law. I had a little flare up but luckily, my oil didn't catch on fire.

I've cleaned the wallpaper paste of one small section of my kitchen wall near the stove that was unfinished a while back. It was very dried up and needed a lot of elbow grease.

I've spent a lot of time more time cooking in the kitchen now since I'm retired.  Today I made 2 meatloaves, one for us and one for my son Vaughan. I've put on a few pounds but I still stand to put on a few extra more.

I can't wait to start planting seeds although our gardening season is still far away. I plugged in my grow light unit that was under flood water for 8 days in the basement last spring and to my big surprise, the lights lit up. They will need cleaning but I'm so happy they still work. I really thought that they were damaged.

We have a sunny blue sky and the snow is dripping off the roof this afternoon. I hope that you are blessed with good weather too today, wherever you are.
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Hugs, Julia