Saturday, March 25, 2017

Grape Hyacinths

Grape Hyacinths naturalize readily here. I planted some in flower beds, but they pop up in the yard all by themselves. I wanted them to multiply into a thick border like they did in Germany. But that isn't what happened. It would be nice if I got what I wanted, but it's almost as good to like what I get.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Easy Day

It was a beautiful day. I didn't have to go anywhere so I dusted with Old English for scratches and wax for glumpy stuff. We burned some trimmed branches and sensitive paper. Then the house lost the clean furniture smell so I changed clothes and sprayed stuff with orange scented air freshener.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Today I was listening to a mom telling about a volunteer program that provides scholarship money for kids who volunteer a certain number of hours. The amount of the scholarship money is determined by the number of hours volunteered. She said it is difficult to find somebody willing to allow a fourteen year old girl to volunteer. I suggested she have her daughter check with an elementary principal. Teachers can always use volunteers! She liked the idea. I hope it works out.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Catching Up

I missed volunteering last week because of my car. When I got there today I had to restock the candy and chips, reorder what was needed, and make out the deposit slip for the bank. I had too many quarters for the stationary envelope I'd been using. When I went to the bank, I got a pouch from them so I could handle change. While I was at the bank, it started to rain so hard I could barely see. When I got home, it stopped. I guess it was a driving rain.

Monday, March 20, 2017


I can't cbhange the sheets if the bed is occupied. I don't want to vacuum when he's asleep. I finally decided to vacuum when he's watching TV. Anyway, I ran errands, did a few household chores and wondered why the spring temperatures jump around so much. A woman I was talking to today said she doesn't put away her warm clothes until May....we haven't had blackberry winter yet! I'd heard of Indian Summer before but blackberry winter was new to mw when we moved to Tennessee.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hungarian Gulosh Day 2

I made the gulosh with an entire roast so I knew it wasn't going to be just one meal. But it was pretty bland. Today I made more egg noodles and added olive oil, diced Cayenne pepper and more garlic. NOW the gulosh is really good.