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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, November 5, 2021


 My hands are very sensitive to cold for some reason and I have to wait till it warms up a bit in the afternoon to work outside. I've been using disposable clear vinyl gloves as I wore out all my gardening gloves this summer. I still have lots of work left to do to put the gardens to bed but when my back gets sore, I come in.  We have a good stretch of sunny days left to come, thank goodness so I should be able to clean everything up. We've had heavy frost two days in a row. This morning it was -2℃ or 28.4℉. 

November is letting us know that it has arrived. I should go outside and blow some bubbles to see them freeze.  I think it would be pretty cool. Pardon the pun. 

I was cold during the night as I keep my bedroom on the cool side. I went to Walmart to buy a new blanket to replace that synthetic blanket that was falling apart but I only saw some duvets and comforters. The parking lot at the mall was almost full so I decided not to continue shopping and bought some socks and came home without a blanket. I might have to shop online. I'm just not a shopper.

The long daylily bed has been cleared. There are still a few weeds left to pull.

I cut down the daylilies and sundrops in this bed and now I can see the creeping Charlies making their way in the bed. 

The hosta will be cleaned out this afternoon. The frost really did a job on them to make it easier for me to do my job.

Even the skunks were busy last night looking for grubs along the path. They sure can make a mess in no time. 

Where someplace are still basking in beautiful autumn colors, our trees are bare all along the riverside. 
Not much color left around our place but there is still a bit of color left along the road to the city.  

This is what is left of our overgrown hedge. The next-door neighbor told my husband that he wanted to trim the hedge but I had no idea that this is what he had in mind. I was shocked, and it took me some time to come to terms with this.  I thought that he was going to pull the stumps out but he said no, they will grow back into a hedge. I don't know about that but I'm getting more sun on that side. I can no longer trim the hedge because of my shoulder injury from my falls on the ice. 

This picture was taken a few days ago and already today, all the leaves are yellow and wilted. I tried to remove the photo but I couldn't replace it with a more recent one. 

November is the month for the dead and a month to visit cemeteries. This is our daughter Nicole's grave and we miss her all so much. November is also my birthday month. 

I sewed up 16 heating pads that can be heated in the microwave or put in the freezer and used as a cold pack. These were made for our upcoming Christmas Craft sale but the event was canceled due to Covid.
I made some for my three great-grandkids this spring and they just love them.  

I came upon a molasses pie recipe the other day and I decided to try it. It was surprisingly delicious and tasted more like a cake and was not too sweet.  The husband loved it. I also learned that it was also called shoo Fly Pie. 

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