Yum! I bought some brownie mix, and it’s sitting in the cupboard waiting for me to get a huge craving. You’re moving me in that direction. Yesterday I was complaining about the gnats. Today I went out, but first I put on some gnat spray I bought last year. It was like a miracle. The gnats stayed away. Not one bite, and I was out for a few hours.…[Read more]
I would have loved a beach today too! It was hot and the annual visit of gnats started yesterday. I hate those things. They bite like crazy and I swell up like a balloon, especially on my face. I have a hat with netting, but I could use a whole net body suit. Unfortunately it’s too hot to wear anything like that, so I don’t stay out too long. The…[Read more]
I’m kind of a planner. But when I was writing poetry, I didn’t plan at all. Many months I was involved in 30/30 with daily prompts. I wrote a whole book based on one character using daily prompts so I didn’t know what was going to happen. It worked great.
I went for 9 months without eating ice cream. A drug I was taking made it taste bad, so there was no point. I changed over to popsicles and that served as my cold dessert. Well last week I had a craving for ice cream, so I bought some and it is back to tasting good!!! I have two pints on my next grocery list! I must make up for lost time.
I just ate an orange. I love citrus fruit, but really it’s at its best in winter. Next up, June strawberries. I have everything I need to make jam, so that’s where my brain is. Maybe I should make marmalade next winter. Tangerines would make great marmalade I think.
On days like this beautiful one, if I have nothing pressing to do outside, I just go out and look around. Today I discovered that one of my wild plum trees is covered with the starts of plums. From what I understand, birds love them. I also read that I could make jam from them. We will have to see what actually comes to fruition before I start…[Read more]
One of my online friends has a greyhound. I think this is her 5th rescue greyhound. He was a racing dog and therefore lived in a kennel. Now that he is living the cushy suburban dog life, you’d think he would be all over it. And mostly he is, except he won’t sleep on the nice soft dog bed they bought him. He…[Read more]
After working in a job where I made real fried donuts with a donut making machine, I have to admit that on more than one occasion I have spent time looking at the machines thinking I would like to own one at home. Ridiculous since each hopper of dough made in the neighborhood of 60 donuts. But still, now I’ve got the urge to check eBay in case…[Read more]
A number of years ago we were vacationing in South Dakota and I found some wild sage growing by our camp ground, so I picked some to bring home. Later in the car I started sneezing and my eyes were watering and I was feeling pretty punky. That’s when I discovered I’m allergic to sage.
I grow regular basil, Thai basil, and parsley in my garden.…[Read more]
Our neighbors went fishing this morning and invited us up for beer battered bluegills for dinner. Good thing too because Joe went to pick up the groceries I ordered online and the salmon I was planning on fixing for dinner was one of the things that was not available. I did score some rum raisin ice cream though, so I’m pretty happy with that.…[Read more]
My husband, Joe, is a big guy, 6’2″ , with big hands. My dad was 6’4″ ‘ also with big hands. Yet both of them gravitated to working with tiny things. Joe works with electronics, and dad worked with machinery and carved birds as a hobby. It is kind of mind blowing to see the tiny things they deal with. It would make me crazy!! 😂 I’ll stick with my…[Read more]
I love the look and feel of eggplant, but in the end, I just don’t care to eat it much. When I was a little girl we had a neighbor named Madeleine. She was Italian and liked to cook Italian food. I’m guessing that eggplant was hard to come by in our small town grocery store, so every summer she grew her own. I have a strong memory of those big…[Read more]
Our blue jay learned a new sound recently. I was outside doing something and I heard a strange sound coming from the maple tree. Then I saw the blue jay and figured out he was making the odd noise. They are funny creatures.
I grew up in Door County, Wisconsin which is famous for its cherry and apple orchards. Our family apple pie choice is the Macintosh. It is a much softer and sweeter apple that kind of melts together in the pie. That’s the only way I like apple pie to this day. I also put a walnut crumb topping on it that is so good, I can ALMOST forego ice cream with it.
I just ordered salmon from the grocery store. It’s nice to be able to buy wild caught salmon, but my favorite by far was the salmon my father brought home from fishing trips on Lake Michigan. We also had a lot of lake trout from those trips. The big deal where I grew up was to have a fish boil. You put huge amounts of salt in boiling water over an…[Read more]
I haven’t dyed my brunette locks, but I did put red rinses in it a couple of times. I would make a terrible blond. Although both my mother and sister were blondes. Dad was almost black, and my brother a light brown. The most interesting thing I’ve ever done with my hair was twice growing it really long and donating it to Locks of Love for victims…[Read more]
He’s a handsome fellow. I have loads of Orioles at my house. They are so beautiful with their bright orange coloring. I hope a pair nests in my back yard again this year. It’s fun to see them in the summer. It was cold and drippy today. I went out to pick the asparagus so it didn’t get too big, but was glad to come back inside. I did get out on…[Read more]
Pb&j isn’t for me. In fact I don’t like either of those on anything but toast. Funny how people’s tastes are so different. I snuck Oreos into our grocery shopping. But my favorite treat during this time is an order of iris plants I made the other day, and a sycamore tree I ordered. It occurred to me that I really bought the tree for the next…[Read more]
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