Wednesday, July 29, 2015
An early trip to the big box store for more yarn was on the schedule this morning. Lining up at the only register open near the entrance by our parking spot, I waited for a gentlemen who owned a lot of cats or perhaps worked for an animal shelter. Twenty-five pounds of dry and cans and cans of cat food plus about a dozen gallons of drinking water. My turn came and the young clerk seemed not to be enjoying her job. I said, "Good morning." Nothing. She told me the total for my yarn, $21.99. I handed her a twenty and two ones. She rang it up, closed the register and handed me the receipt and the bag. I waited and she looked at me. "Did I do something wrong?" "Don't I have a penny change?" She started to turn to the cash register and I said, "I don't want it! Just teasing you. That can be your tip for the day." She actually laughed. Trying to spread a little joy in Wallyworld.
Monday, July 27, 2015
How to kill a mosquito in New Jersey when you are in Kansas...that should be the title of this blog. My sister-in-law and I chat via Skype daily. Sometimes twice a day if something exciting happens in our quiet lives. Yesterday while we were talking, I saw a mosquito buzzing around her head. It landed on her hair and I told here there's a mosquito on your head behind your left ear. Well, it flew away but a few minutes later it was back and landed on the left ear. I yelled the location and she swatted and wow! One less New Jersey mosquito. Technology is grand.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
I put the liner in the crockpot, placed the roast inside. Since I didn't want the roast to shrink, I set the control to low. About two hours later I thought maybe I should raise the temperature and let it cook for a little less than twelve hours! I glanced at the outlet on the wall and there was no plug attached. Of course, L. was worried that the meat was no good. I told him that many folks let meat come to room temperature before they broil or grill so we were ok. The meat has been roasting on high since noon, (about six hours) I believe it's done. Now to turn off and unplug. Some days are like that.
Friday, July 24, 2015
I had some apples that needed to be eaten or used for something. I do not ever remember making applesauce but I saw someone mention making it on the internet. I used Google and found a simple recipe (only four ingredients, R!) Four apples, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
Cook twenty minutes, cool and mash.
I ate some warm and it was worth all the peeling and cutting the cores.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
We have a large television set. Why do so many stations use a format to deliver a video that is divided into three parts? I would like to see the whole picture. The center third is clear while the other two thirds on the sides are blurry. And why does it bother me that they do this? I think it's distracting to show part of the picture blurred. Just something for me to gripe about, I guess.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Last week I went to a local funeral home to pay my respects. This particular building is on a corner lot with a side door entrance in addition to the main front door. There was a large tree making a big blob of shade right outside that side door and that was the place I parked. I believe the temperature was a warm 100 degrees. As I entered the cool and silent vestibule, I heard some soft music playing. I walked down the carpeted hall to the main room, signed the book and noticed none of the family was present. The article in the paper mentioned they would be there from two to four but it was deserted at five. I noticed a room with a pitcher of water, glasses and a large plate of cookies. Across from that area was the office. I walked toward that area and a gentleman was reading with his chair turned sideways from the door. I don't remember whether I spoke or cleared my throat but the poor fellow was startled. He jumped and quivered - just like you see in the movies. I felt so bad that I had frightened him. Then he laughed and said I must be a quiet walker. We chatted for a few minutes and I apologized. He did mention that most visitors come in the front door which is next to his office so he is aware! I sat for a while in the room with the cookies (I didn't partake.) The family never returned so I left. Maybe they should put a bell on that side door.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
It's very quiet here with all the granddaughters, sons and wives gone. I have started an afghan for
Miss Lily. While she was here, she received a small one for her "babies." I was able to get a more
practical size finished for her sister, Miss Emma, and told Lily that I would make one for her.
I gave her a chance to choose colors but she liked the ones used for the dolls and for the larger one.
So, without a pattern and just randomly using the colors, the two afghans will not be alike.
They each have quilts that I made when I was quilting and there are many more here that they
can divide between the four of them when I am no longer using them.
And Judith is the one who inspired me to make this type of cover. She has made them for her grandchildren.