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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.

Sunday, February 26, 2023


Today is our 57th Wedding Anniversary and we went out to breakfast with friends this morning. 

My daughter Christine sent me an old photo of our wedding day that she found in her photo library.


To celebrate, I made this tasty soup that appeared on Saundra's blog. Woodland Junction. Sorry, somehow, I couldn't get the link to work but you all know who Saundra is.

I had all the ingredients except the pearl couscous, so I bought some yesterday.  Pearl couscous is different and larger than regular couscous. It's more like pasta. I used some chicken parts instead breast as it has more flavor.  I also used some chicken bouillion concentrate from a bottle to add to the chicken broth I got from cooking the chicken.

George gave it a rave review and said it was a keeper. He's all for healthy food.  I like getting recipes from blogger friends. I really enjoyed the soup with fresh hot biscuits.

  Instead of a cake, I made some biscuits with butter since I gave up sweets for Lent.

                             I used a cord inside the seam and whipped the binding tape in one step. 
                                   Finally, I remembered to add annotations to my photos. 


                                         I still have to finish whipping the edge of my rug. A view from the top.

  This is the image I chose for my next rug from the public domain. Our Lady of Good Counsel.

   I need to get some ink cartridges for my color printer before I start this project.

   It's always a pleasure reading your comments. Thanks for your visit. Stay safe and warm.



Friday, February 17, 2023


On this freezing rainy day, I want to share a great song to bring some sunshine into your lives.

It brings me joy to listen to it. I hope it will bring joy into your lives also.

Sunday, February 12, 2023


This video is 10:34 long. Sorry about the ads.

I've been watching some Youtube videos for entertainment in the evening lately instead of working on whipping and binding my rug as I should have. I watched youtube videos of magnet fishing which was sort of interesting but then I came upon Compulsive Hoarding videos which came into my feed. 

I got fascinated with finding out what makes well-educated people from all walks of life become so bogged down in their possessions that they no longer can function properly. Some people live like that for many years unable to help themselves. 

I thought that I would share one such video with you since I can't think of anything else to share on my blog at the moment.  I've been wanting to share this topic but hesitated. For better or worst, here it is.

A lot of compulsive hoarders, start hoarding to fill the void in their lives after some terrible tragedies that happened to them. They fill their houses to the max until they have no place to cook, sleep or go to the bathroom. They live in total squalor. It's hard to believe, but according to the statistics,  there are 19 million compulsive hoarders in America. Many other affluent countries also have hoarders too, to name a few, UK, Canada, Japan, Russia Australia...

Some are compulsive shoppers and end up in the same predicaments. They spend all their money filling their home with their purchases until they are heavily in debt but still they can't stop buying on credit. Some even steal to fill their need to hoard.

Compulsive hoarding is a physiological disorder. It's a very sad situation and they need help.

Since I've watched quite a few of these videos, I no longer can stand unwashed dishes in the sink. lol...
which isn't a bad thing.

Now I think it's time to stop watching Youtube videos and whip and bind my rug. I'll leave the Youtube videos to you,  for now. lol...

I look forward to your comments.
Hugs, Julia