Sunday, March 31, 2013

Little of This, Little of That

My aloe vera plant and the double bloom. Silly Goose landed on the neighbor's roof. Have no idea what he was doing, scouting for water? Rocky Road Cinnamon Rolls, they were ok but I don't like choc and marshmallows in my cinn roll, takes away from the taste of the cinn. I don't know what these are but they are always the first bloomers, so Spring has to be on the way. The asparagus looked so so and the cauliflower was so pretty so it is cooking with butter now.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dirt, Dogfood, and Paste

The other night on Red Eye there was a story about a mom who created a tee for children with allergies to wear. It is bright red that says Dont' Feed Me and then you check the box of the allergy or write in another one. When did kids start getting all these allergies? When I was a kid no one ever had allergies. And I know why. We ate dirt, not on purpose but if you happened to drop your gum or a piece of candy or sucker or whatever you had in your mouth you picked it up and wiped it off and put it back in your mouth. We all ate a little dirt. Dogfood was tasted to see what it tasted like, it did not kill the dog and it tasted bad but hey it did not kill me. Lastly that white paste that comes in a jar we all used tons of when I was a kid. It was sweet and when you got some on your hands you ate you did not wipe it off. One kid Maxwell ate the brown glue that came in a glass bottle with the rubber lid and he also ate his pencils but then he was weird. I believe if kids were not so coddled and allowed to eat some of these items they would not have the allergies they do today. Also sometimes my mom would tell me to go outside and play and blow the stink off. Childen need to be outside and run off whatever ails them. We rode our bikes, roller skated, played with trucks in the dirt, (see more dirt) and played with our neighbors. We jump roped, played jacks; we were outside as much as we could be unless I was into a book. The nation is raising a bunch of pansies who just needs a little dirt and paste.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Little Bit

12 years ago today my feral tom was born. He had some siblings but he is the only left. I had not seen his since the end of June and thought the hot dry summer did him in. Nope Sunday morning he showed and he is home again. He looks old but good. He is his usual self. I can not tell you how happy I am he is still alive.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Afghan

I can finally post the picture of the afghan I made for mom for her birthday. She loves to work on jigsaw puzzles and I thought this was the perfect gift for her. I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn and it used 17 colors. It took me 106 hours to make this. It was fun watching it come together. It took me 8 hours to weave in all those ends, there has to be a better way with intarsia to weave in ends.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy 80th Birthday Mom

Sometimes milestones need to be celebrated in a big way. My mom turned 80 on Saturday and since that is a miletsone it deserved a party. 10 years ago I gave her a tea party and so it was time for another tea party. A dozen of her best girlfriends showed up and we had a party. It was a beautiful day even though it was foggy and raining.

Blooming Again

I noticed the other day my aloe vera plant is blooming again. this time there are 2 separate blooms coming out of the same stalk.