Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Chance had a basket of goodies for all the neighbor kids.  We have to be away during candy time so we took all our candy next door to Auntie Cindy.

Chance Happy Halloween

Chance wore his hat for about five seconds.Chance and the hat

We will miss seeing all the kids in their costumes.  Happy Halloween! 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Back Woods People

On one of our drives we got to talking about some of the backwoods people we have met.  Some off the grid types.

One guy made log furniture and had many females at his residence.  They had a whole slug of kids and a small greenhouse to grow vegetables. Possibly he could have had his own television program with so many helpmates.

Anyways he sold that piece of property to a couple who were so excited to live in the boonies.  They came by our greenhouse and bought lots of vegetables to get a good start in their own little greenhouse.  They invited us to visit…and we should have gone…the next thing you know they up and left the area.  Were the skeeters in the deep woods too much for them?  Perhaps they had big city withdrawls.IMG_3752

Now some different people have a sign up…near where the other people lived.  What in the world is a Bio-Secure Area?   Management practices that protect resident animals from the introduction of infectious agents harmful to animal health. Well whoopee little gate with a sign…from what I read online they should have tall fences and a facility to clean shoes and equipment….everything coming in should be inspected.  That is hardly happening back here.  They probably just wanted to see whose feathers they could ruffle.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wistful Wednesday: Far Guy May 1965

We don’t have many photos of Far Guy as a teenager.  I am positive photos were taken, his Dad had several cameras.  He used to get out boxes of photos and look at them…one year the roof leaked into the closet where the boxes of loose photos were kept.  I am certain now that some photos were destroyed.

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This is another photo that surfaced at the Class Reunion.  He said “ That cannot be me, I don’t wear shorts.”  WELL apparently he has forgotten cause the proof in the the picture! I would recognize those boney knees anywhere! Who: Far Guy Where: Outside an old girlfriends house.  Why: ?  When: May of 1965

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Computer Cookbook Woes

I finally got my Laptop out of the repair shop.  The problem I was having is weird.  Nothing seemed to fix it.  The computer gurus were baffled.  Now it is partially fixed.  My laptop does not recognize SanDisk Flash Drives ( It used to…but not anymore)…only HP or PNY devices so far…recognizing something is an improvement!

The Virus Software (Avira) I was running was blocking updates and driver software and not doing what it was supposed to do.  Now I am back to AVG as a Virus Software.  That is what we have on the other computers.

I wanted the Flash Drive to work so I could copy the cookbook I have been working on and give it to cousin Kathy so she could print it out to proof read it.  Instead I ended up emailing copies and three of us proof read it.  Talk about time consuming.  The corrections have been made but now I am waiting for a gluten free section to be added.  Just when you think a project can be put behind you…it stalls.

The Cousins would like to print out the cookbook and sell it for a nominal fee next summer.  I have spent many hours on the project.  I am tired of it and I just want it to be over. Good thing I like to read recipes or it could drive you to drink.

Connie's Vodka Slush

7 Cups of Water

2 cups of Sugar

Cook until sugar is dissolved

Cool. Put it in an ice cream pail.


4 Cups Vodka

12 ounce can of Frozen Lemonade

12 ounce can of Frozen Orange Juice

Stir Well and Freeze.

Mix equal parts of slush and 7UP for a slushy summer drink.

Recently I was told by one of my children that this is great straight out of the freezer…they just needed to remember to grab a spoon.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

I have been saying “No” lots lately.  No I cannot spend a day at the museum dusting and cleaning…who was the idiot that thought the place needed to be cleaned for the winter when it wasn’t kept clean all summer?

“NO” I cannot go to an organizational meeting for a fundraiser…my husband went when the conversation turned to the number of homemade bars they would need for the third time…he left.  I would have left at the mention of Spaghetti…but that is just me.  I will donate something nice and help set up the silent auction with Far Guy.

I had a full plate with yard work and freaking leaves.   That so and so flu shot was no help to my mood whatsoever.  My arm turned hard as a rock and was it ever sore…my husband the military man said keep moving so it doesn’t stiffen up. Yeah right.  How do we even know if it is really a Flu shot anyways…maybe it is just water and everyone is getting ripped off.  I wanted to say “no” to that damn shot but I am elderly now and can be easily swayed by visions of death that isn’t peaceful.

A long time friend died last week, when her cancer was diagnosed it was so far gone that the end came suddenly for her…she was so lonely after her husband died last March that I can only feel happiness for her.  I am certain it is not the same feelings shared by her three sons…to lose both of their parents the same year must be heart wrenching for them.  Her death was described as peaceful. She and her husband had been married 47 years…they were kicked out of high school for running off and getting married.  Forever the rebels together again.


These are good looking Mums.  They are in great shape compared to the ones that sit just inside the door at Wally World and the grocery store.  Why in the world do they order plants and not water light special…dying Mums near the door.

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