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What a week it's been.
Friday, June 24, 2016      5 comments

We had another fast and furious week. Got hubby into the VA clinic after 4 weeks of him hobbling around. He got steroid injections in his knees and man did it make a difference. Since then we have been so busy with the garden and the apartmen... Read more
O me O my!!!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      6 comments

What a week...fighting squirrels and possums in the garden and out of our fruit trees...just never ends. Also have eaten our first tomatoes...a Black Crim and a Cherokee Purple..YUM!!! Have pickled 11 pints of dilly green beans and found some re... Read more
what a week!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2016      7 comments

Even though hubby is still struggling to walk and can't get into the VA clinic until the 22nd to get shots in his knees, we have managed to accomplish a lot. GARDENING: We dug 2 short rows of Yukon gold potatoes and got 2 bushels. These seem... Read more
Apartment re-do and garden
Saturday, June 04, 2016      7 comments

Things here have slowed a lot. Hubby's knees gave out and he couldn't get into the VA clinic until next week to get injections so all heavy work ended in the apartment. But I'm doing what I can but slower by far. We picked and shelled more th... Read more
A new week here
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      3 comments

Well hubby's knees started hurting him so bad by Saturday that I made him take a few days off. He hates sitting around so it has been a chore for me to keep him happy. But thankfully with it being Memorial day weekend, there were lots of war mov... Read more
Week is gone
Friday, May 27, 2016      5 comments

What a week it has been. We have mainly been working on the apartment re-do. We got the baseboards installed and painted the light switch and outlet covers installed and installed the facial boards around the bathroom door (both sides) and aroun... Read more
Garden
Saturday, May 21, 2016      12 comments

Just a few photos of the garden. It is growing so slow this year due to cooler temps and cloudy days. ... Read more
Apartment Re-do
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      6 comments

We have been busy remodeling the apartment we have attached to the big shop. We don't rent it out but only use it for company when they come to stay. It was originally a workshop for me and was feather painted pink. Then years ago the youngest s... Read more
End of 21 day Diet
Saturday, May 14, 2016      6 comments

Well the end of my 21 day Hormone Reset diet is here. I have learned a lot about my body and my hubby has gotten on board in cheering me on. Used to be that he would sabotage my diet plans but after seeing how much better I'm feeling and that I'... Read more
Busy week again
Thursday, May 12, 2016      5 comments

Well we have been working in the apartment. The rain and damp weather has slowed our progress. We do have the ceiling in the main room painted and have textured the ceiling in the bathroom. We have filled in the holes in the walls in the bath an... Read more
Clematis
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      7 comments

We have several clematis vines and I just love them. About the time the iris wind down, these beauties begin their show. And the hummingbirds love them. We have lots of the wild trumpet vines that climb into our trees and the clematis is kin to ... Read more
more cleaning & organizing and diet
Thursday, May 05, 2016      7 comments

The cleaning and organizing is coming along slowly. The DIL married to the oldest son did not show up Tuesday night to go through the rest of the ceramics and junk so it will be packed to put in the yard sale. Wednesday we had appointment ... Read more
cool mornings and busy week
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      5 comments

Rains ended and was happy that we could eat out under the gazebo on Sunday. The youngest son and family visited our church and then came out and ate lunch with us. I fixed spaghetti and a big salad. I just ate salad and salmon since I'm still on... Read more
rain rain rain
Saturday, April 30, 2016      10 comments

We have had a solid 2 days of rain. We got a total of 8.5inches. Our garden looks good considering the water that went down the hill. We had put landscape timbers at the top and trenched the sides so the water more or less stayed out from washin... Read more
new diet
Friday, April 22, 2016      9 comments

I have somewhat started the new diet. I've cut out the sugars which wasn't to happen for a week or so. But already feel better. I have bought some foods I can eat and need to stock up on some veggies...preferably raw or frozen. I'm supposed to e... Read more

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