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Saturday, September 13, 2014

I spent most of the morning cleaning house by carrying all the
boxes of canned goods to the basement to be put on the
shelves, emptying other boxes and making sure to put
the older jars in front. Then I swept all the floors while
the washing machine did it's job. I hung the laundry
outside and came back to do the mopping. DH and I
have all 3 dehydrators filled and running. Next week
we will take my brother's back so only have 2 going
at the same time. We may still make some pies but
for now I will plan on making applesauce and freeze
it for the GC.
No time to take pictures of any cars at the car show.
The food stand kept us hopping and when my
shift was over, it was too dark and some of the cars
had already left.
I will be going over the DD's in a short bit to watch
the GC so she and SIL can have some time for
themselves with DS and his fiancÚ. We will talk
with them tomorrow before they leave. I will walk
over to their house and add to my 5+ miles of
walking today. Have to move along so have a
great evening and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!

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FROSTY99 9/14/2014 6:05PM

    Always on the move. Sounds like you are finishing up with all the garden things and getting it all put away to be used later.
Hope you have had a Blessed Sunday.

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LOLAJO54 9/14/2014 5:02PM

    You did great with walking and stairs ...

sorry you were kept so busy no time for pictures ..

enjoy your babysitting time with GK's.

happy Sunday

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/14/2014 4:14PM

    Sounds like another full day in the life of Marsha! Hope you're having a find Sunday, now.

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/14/2014 2:18PM

    you are tuckering me out and putting me to shame . I am doing the laundry and mopped and vacuumed . May make a cake low fat only pumpkin and spice cake mix . still have to walk the dog and do my workout and it is 3 but husband is going fishing after supper so that will give me time . hugs .

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OLDERDANDRT 9/14/2014 1:18PM

    That's our girl!! Let no moss grow under your feet!! Great going! Enjoy the little ones! ((HUGS)))

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SIOL55 9/14/2014 10:57AM

  Wishing you a week full of blessings.

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WISLNDR 9/14/2014 10:48AM

    Have a fun Sunday with the little ones!!


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GABY1948 9/14/2014 7:29AM

    Have a blessed Sunday, Marsha!

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FLEMIDG 9/14/2014 12:24AM

    You sure were busy today. Take care.

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GARDENCHRIS 9/13/2014 11:05PM

    wow busy day!

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The weekend is almost here

Friday, September 12, 2014

Busy most of the day but closed an hour early
so I could go "rummaging" in the garden for
all the veggies I could find. A little light on
cucumbers and tomatoes but more zucchini
than I can use so off to church they will go.
We had a fire call today to the care center and
I took the ambulance but luckily, it was just
a bad sensor.
We are all done peeling and cutting up the
windfall apples and are getting into the better
ones with fewer bruises and less to throw away.
We have 3 dehydrators running as we don't
want to be doing this until Christmas.
Tomorrow is the Car Show and I will try to
take pictures of the interesting cars that
show up. It will be a little cooler than past
years but no rain so that is a plus. I do have
to pull a 3 hour shift in the fire station but
may duck out early when DS and his fiancÚ
show up.
I have been busy cleaning the upstairs as
the Goodwill truck is coming next week and
I want to move all the bags and boxes out
as soon as I can. More room upstairs to
sort out more for the next time and there is
sure to be plenty of that. Maybe if I had a
little more time, I would have it done by now.
Thinking it is almost past my bedtime for I
wish you all a great night's sleep and a
wonderful weekend. HUGS!

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ICECUB 9/13/2014 7:18PM

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BARBANNA 9/13/2014 6:54PM

    Too much to do and so little time! Hope you getter done!

Have a fantastic weekend! emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/13/2014 4:17PM

    Do you dry the apples and make apple pie with them or just eat them? I have been debating for months about getting a dehydrator. We do like dried fruit so thinking we might enjoy it. As it is now, I occasionally buy dried fruits and veggies when I can but quite expensive.

I think I am about done cleaning out things for now. I need to work in the Florida room but will put that off till cooler weather.

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LOLAJO54 9/13/2014 11:22AM

    You are one busy lady ..

Glad you are taking the zucchini to the church -- so it will go to good use .

hope you had a good sleep

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OLDERDANDRT 9/13/2014 10:28AM

    I should live near you, I just love zucchini!! hehe Sounds like you had quite an interesting and busy day!! Hope you have a great Saturday!! (((HUGS)))

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/13/2014 9:06AM

    Have a great night sleep and a wonderful weekend also . My garden is diminishing also no more tomatoes or cucumbers all the beets are gone and lettuce. the white eggplants never came up . still some squash , zucchini and kale and swiss chard and peppers left . You will have so much more time once garden season is over

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WISLNDR 9/13/2014 7:54AM

    Oh, I do love car shows. Have a fun day!!


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IMEMINE1 9/13/2014 7:49AM

    Have a great weekend. emoticon

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PENOWOK 9/13/2014 7:38AM

    Wow-you're a busy woman!! We had snow on Thursday and so many were freaked that they'd lose their gardens, but it was wonderful moisture and fast melting. My daughter who is 20 minutes and on the edge of the National Forest got about 6 inches and it didm;t melt quite so quickly. We had about 6. They say it's the earliest recorded measurable snow in history! Yesterday was 50's and today should be up again. I know you have an agenda for the weekend, but try to have some down time, too.

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GABY1948 9/13/2014 7:16AM

    Try to relax this weekend....and have a great one!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/13/2014 6:23AM

    You have one BUSY life, Marsha! Have a great weekend.

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EDLEAR 9/13/2014 1:26AM

    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, too.

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Just plugging along

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A damp and drizzly day but no good reason
not to get out there and enjoy it. It may have
seemed cool but if I kept moving at a faster
pace, it was easy to enjoy the breeze and a
little moisture on my face. The farmer's market
was a bit slow down the street as most of the
shoppers didn't venture out as much as when
the weather is nicer.
Lots to do but a hour long seminar that seemed
twice as long as I could not access the online
portion to see what the presenter was doing.
I had a techie work with me for 45 minutes and
we just couldn't get the connections to work.
I even downloaded 2 programs that should have
worked but didn't. I think I may be getting some
documentation to help.
DH baked Dutch apple bread tonight and it
tastes pretty good when you use ginger in
place of half of the sugar. Just sweet enough
to satisfy the sweet tooth but not so sweet to
push me over my calories for the day.
Waiting for the news and weather to come on
so I will bid you all a pleasant night and hope
you have a fit and fun Friday. HUGS!

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ROCKYCPA 9/13/2014 8:19PM

    The bread sounds delicious - enjoy!!

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BARBANNA 9/13/2014 6:52PM

    DH is pretty handy for keeping you supplied with yummy bread! Hope your Friday was great! emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 9/12/2014 2:59PM

    Sounds like a lovely walk even if a little damp! hehe It's just too doggone warm and humid here right now for me. DS & I did walk around a little down town after we had lunch at this lovely little crepe place. Food not at all heavy, either, so nice but a mite too warm to suit me. Our weather is to get rainy and cooler tomorrow. In spite of rain, I'll be glad for cooler-ness. hehe ( made up a new word there! )
Sorry about your tech trouble. My computer seems to have a mind of it's own and yesterday it really showed it's a$$......if it has one! lol.... Weird how it does such strange things! I may only be reading and it'll go to another site! Now, if I am typing, I figure, well, I could have touched a key or something that sent it elsewhere, but .....oh well. progress?!?!
Have a great Friday!! (((HUGS)))

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FROSTY99 9/12/2014 1:07PM

    Looks like fall is coming in full steam ahead for you. We are "cooling down"-only in the low 90's!!!! However it has felt nicer in the mornings when I walk and today had a great breeze. Maybe fall will arrive down here in a few weeks.

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FLORIDASUN 9/12/2014 11:25AM

    I love that you don't let weather slow you down! That pie sounds delish~ so nice that DH helps you out in the kitchen. My DH used to help a whole lot he just looks at me and say's "What's for dinner?" I think I spoiled him rotten with all the cooking I had to do on my Fast Metabolism Diet...hah...once season picks up he's on his own if he doesn't pitch in once in awhile! emoticon

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GABY1948 9/12/2014 9:58AM

    TGIF! Have a great one!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 9:05AM

    Have a great Friday!

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SIOL55 9/12/2014 8:20AM

  Spark on!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/12/2014 7:22AM

    I was getting frustrated waiting for the weather forecast last night I almost got up again and checked the computer but knew if I did I would be on forever. Your bread sounds lovely . Something happened to my Skype that we cant figure out I can see and hear my daughter but she is getting mad because she cant see us. I love that you are having a good day despite the weather

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/12/2014 7:15AM

    Sigh. Technology is supposed to help... but there are so many variables. Condolences to your techie helper... and to you!

You did great weathering all of that anyway... and living your usual full life! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/12/2014 7:06AM

    Enjoyed your blog! Have a great day!

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WISLNDR 9/12/2014 5:17AM

    Oh, the bread sounds wonderful; I love ginger!!

Have a great Friday, I hope the sun comes back soon!! emoticon


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EDLEAR 9/12/2014 2:44AM

    Sometimes a cool drizzly day is just what I need to shake me up.
Dutch apple bread sounds like something I should be making. How similar to dutch apple pancakes would that be?

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FLEMIDG 9/12/2014 12:18AM

    Glad your day went well. That pie sounds delicious.

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One very long meeting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We are taking another step to secure funding for
the new grocery store. A lawyer called us at the
meeting room and we could all hear what he had
to share and ask questions. There will be paperwork
to submit, agreements to sign and a few more
meetings and then the sale of more stock. We
hope to have most of this done so we can start
construction early next year. A lot has to go right
for it to happen but we are all feeling better now
that we are getting more answers.
My new Spark tracker arrived today and it has
been busy tracking since just after noon. By
this time tomorrow I should be seeing some
progress. I have a feeling I may find the lost
tracker after all the weeds have died and dried
this fall but it may not happen either. I covered
a lot of area on Saturday.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday!

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SIOL55 9/11/2014 10:47PM

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BARBANNA 9/11/2014 7:57PM

    I thought the Menehunes got your tracker to help me but they only do good deeds! LOL! For many centuries people on the islands of Hawaii have reports of being helped in times of trouble and need by mysterious small people who miraculously come to their aid. These small people are called the Menehunes.
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LOLAJO54 9/11/2014 7:43PM

    sorry --- I didn't follow you before so not sure about your store --but good luck to you and hope all goes well for you.

Glad you got your new tracker.

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GABY1948 9/11/2014 5:28PM

    Hope everything works out GREAT! emoticon

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FROSTY99 9/11/2014 4:41PM

    Sounds like steps in the right direction. I am sure it is not a simple process but all of you are to be commended for continuing to try to get this accomplished. Good luck finding that lost tracker!

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/11/2014 9:04AM

    Good luck in all your endeavors hugs and happiness

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1CRAZYDOG 9/11/2014 7:37AM

    Wishing you all the best with the grocery store funding. Lots of work to make things happen, but worth it in the end.

Glad you got your new tracker.

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/11/2014 7:14AM

    Good luck with your grocery store venture and also finding your tracker!!!

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GOLFGMA 9/11/2014 7:11AM

    Wishing you success with the grocery store and happy that you are once again able to track your progress. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/11/2014 7:11AM

    Could happen! I once lost my white pedometer while shoveling snow... found it after the snow melted... dried it out... and it still worked. If you find it and it works... I'll bet you have someone in that big family of yours who could benefit from it! Or you'd have a spare.

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WISLNDR 9/11/2014 5:31AM

    The grocery store is definitely moving along! (As are you with your new Tracker!!)

My week is flying by; yours too?? Have a great Thursday!!


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RASPBERRY56 9/11/2014 4:44AM

    I wish you the best with the store!

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GABIBEAR 9/11/2014 12:52AM

    Glad that you got your new tracker already and have put it to wonderful use already!! I still hope you find the other one, who knows if you will need a backup one! I hope you have a wonderful Thursday too Marsha!

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FLEMIDG 9/11/2014 12:51AM

    Sounds like a very productive day.

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Trying to beat the rain

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Rain was predicted for this afternoon and evening
so DH and I took a break from work after a very quick
lunch to go to DS's house and pick all of the apples
on his tree. 6-8 bushels later, the only ones left are
those that are out of reach with the tallest ladder
we had and even this 60 year old decided she could
still climb trees. DH was amazed that I would even
attempt it much less have any success.
So with 10K steps logged and 1 1/2 hours of stretching
and climbing up and down the ladder and the tree,
I think I have met my goals for the day.
Now that we have been home all evening, I have
made one large kettle of applesauce (8 quarts) and
have a single batch of cinnamon red hot pickles
well on the way to being canned tomorrow.
Hope you all met your goals today and thanks for
stopping by. HUGS!

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OLDERDANDRT 9/11/2014 8:54PM

    OMG!!! After being wiped out from my less than 3 mile walk this evening with my DD ( in the horrendous humidity), reading this blog makes me plum pooped!!!! lol
Way to go!! (((HUGS)))

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BARBANNA 9/11/2014 8:00PM

    I can smell the sweet smell of fresh applesauce. Yum Yum, lots of work ahead with all those apples! Apple butter, apple pie, apple jam, apple jelly, dried apples and fresh! emoticon

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GABIBEAR 9/11/2014 12:50AM

    Wow, you are truly amazing Marsha!!! Good for you! I haven't climbed a tree in a while, but not sure that I still couldn't....LOL!!! Another full day for you and wonderful how you got your stretching, steps and workout done today!!! Hope tomorrow is just as "fruitful"!!!!

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LOLAJO54 9/10/2014 7:04PM

    I would say cardio and strength are done for today


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ONEKIDSMOM 9/10/2014 6:52PM

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MOM2ACAT 9/10/2014 5:20PM

    I would say you more than met your goals!

Your applesauce sounds good! I don't do any canning, but every so often I like to make a batch of applesauce in my crock pot. Looking forward to having the apples on sale in the stores again.

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FROSTY99 9/10/2014 12:16PM

    emoticon emoticon I sometimes think you might meet yourself coming or going you are always on the move! Wish you could send us some of that rain. We hear thunder but the last couple of days the rain has gone around us. Maybe today will be our day!

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LEANJEAN6 9/10/2014 9:33AM

    You have such a busy life--I love to hear about it!!--applesauce sounds good too!-Lynda

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/10/2014 8:54AM

    wow I so love you and all you can do and how you motivate us every day in so many ways you are just super

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1CRAZYDOG 9/10/2014 7:36AM

    All I can say is YOU ARE AMAZING!

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GABY1948 9/10/2014 7:02AM

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/10/2014 5:57AM

As always, you can turn anything into a totally crazy, busy adventure. Climbing tress!!! What next for you Marsha? LOL

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FORMYDARLINGS 9/10/2014 5:57AM

As always, you can turn anything into a totally crazy, busy adventure. Climbing tress!!! What next for you Marsha? LOL

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WISLNDR 9/10/2014 5:55AM

    I have apple trees too and this time of the year I spend much time on the ladder grabbing all that I can! (I've never once considered climbing the tree!) emoticon

Last year I made apple cider vinegar with the not-so-nice apples; I think I'm going to do that again this year.

The rain has not arrived here yet but it won't be long now so it's going to be an indoors kind of day for me. I hope your day is a great one!


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FLEMIDG 9/10/2014 12:49AM

    Good job. Hope you're having a great week.

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