Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Air Freshener

I've used a particular febreze for years but this orange smell is wonderful! New favorite!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Today a woman said fifty percent of $300 is $600. I said it was $450. She disagreed and I suggesting she use a calculator. She stared blankly for a minute then agreed with me. It is seriously unusual for me to have a math conversation.

Monday, November 28, 2016

OK Google

Every time I see the ad on television where the woman says OK Google turn on the lights and the lights come on, it reminds me of my friend saying her directions over and over to her smart phone.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Larry is sick and I have all the leftovers to myself. I should have eaten an Atkins frozen dinner!

Saturday, November 26, 2016


I like the Harry Bosch series for the story but I wish he had a sense of humor!


I like the Harry Bosch series for the story but I wish he had a sense of humor!


I like a turkey for Thanksgiving but leftover ham is better than leftover turkey.

Friday, November 25, 2016


I'm worried about Larry and keep watching to see if I need to do something. Today he said I'm like a vulture watching to see if he's going to die.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


These are from a burning bush. They have little red seeds on them, but they don't show up as well as the leaves.


The ham is in the oven. I got it on sale several months ago. The sweet potatoes are from the basement where we hung them to store after digging them from the garden. The turnip greens are from the garden and saved in the freezer. The peas are from the garden and dried. The other food we will have is mostly bought.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wax Melts

I have tried to find a fragrance that we would enjoy having in the house . I've tried some that were awful and some that smelled good but gave me a headache. Monkey farts smells like coconut.  Larry thinks it is nice, too.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New to Me

The status of the patient is displayed by number in the waiting room. They gave me a bracelet with Larry's number. When it showed they had started on him, the phone in the waiting room rang and I gave them his number. I was told the procedure had begun and he was doing well. Well done for me.

Small Enemy

I found my first snail of the season in the greenhouse. I usually find them by examining plants with leaf damage, but this one was making its way across the floor.

Monday, November 21, 2016


I started this series today. It is by Hugh Howey and is independently published. It is interesting in a post apocalyptic sort of way. When they decide someone iis to be put to death for wrong thinking or whatever, they call it cleaning. Cleaning feels deadly to me!
Thanks for the recommendation!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Looking for something to Read

I started the Michael Connelly series. I like to find an interesting series because I know what I'll read next for a while. I've read this one, The Black Echo, a long time ago. I may not have realized it was a series at the time.

Staghorn Fern

Larry has a few plants he claims as his own. He likes ponytail palms and staghorn ferns. This is the parent plant. He took a pup from the parent plant and attached it to a gourd stuffed with sphagnum moss. He did it several months ago and it has survived. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016


Don't buy more food! The freezers are full. I understand the concept, but my plan is to keep them full!

We Are Legion(We Are Bob)

I'm about an hour and a half into part 1. It's interesting so far.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nice Lunch

I bought a number of strip steaks on sale several weeks ago and froze them. Today I cooked one, baked a potato, and steamed a bowl of broccoli. I also had a nice jello salad.
Larry ate his half potato and jello.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tired of Being Me

Well, I am having a hard time keeping up with my stuff this week. But today when looking for something, I found something I'd misplaced about four months ago.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Recording Lucifer

Lucifer was supposed to be on from 11 to 12. So Larry set up the recorder. We got the emd and beginning but not the that order.

Monday, November 14, 2016

In a Hurry

I couldn't find my keys this morning so I got Larry's copy and it didn't work. I had called the meeting and couldn't find a key! So I got Larry's truck key and drove his truck.
When I got home Larry handed me his copy of my key and told me to try it when I wasn't iin a hurry. It worked and was also obvious I'd tried to use the John Deere key! Then he handed me my set of keys and said he'd found them iin my purse.
This was not my favorite morning!

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Every time the moon is full it looks huge to me, but officially it looks about 14% (I think) bigger at perigee (when the moon's orbit brings it closest to the earth). The last time the moon was at perigee was in 1948 and it will happen again when I'm dead.

First Freeze 2016

We had flowers in bloom yesterday. Last night we had a freeze that finished them off for 2016. I left them so seeds could develop as long as possible. Now I will start removing them to an area where more plants will grow next spring.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Cutting Grass

The grass isn't hrowing much but the lawnmower continues with its rounds, getting rid of leaves.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Herding Cats

There is a lot of enthusiasm for the gift shop, but different people are there different days. One person orders, a different person unpacks, and another writes the checks. And several people arrange stuff. When I'm not actually there, I'm on the phone trying to keep everyone informed. I don't want to discourage anybody, but the brilliant iidea to limit keys to one which he to be cheeked out, makes getting the cleaning people iin tricky.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

After Election

It was interesting listening to people talk about election results today. Nobody was really happy or sad.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

New Lamp

Today I bought another stained glass table lamp.  I've been planning to get it for a couple of weeks. Larry likes it, too.


At this time of year I really appreciate plants with late blooms. Most color comes from fall foliage, but some plants are still blooming.

Monday, November 7, 2016


Most of the pecans were black, moldy, or wormy. We lived in a pecan orchard for a couple of years and didn't have this problem.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wasted a Dollar

The pumpkin only cost a dollar but by the time I toasted the seeds, baked the pumpkin, and made soup, it was pretty expensive with time and other ingredients. I ended up throwing almost all of it away. When I was a kid my mom kept trying to get me to eat by telling me about the starving children in China who would be glad to have it. I guess starving people would like that pumpkin stuff but I wonder who wrote the reviews.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Resurrecting Home

Resurrecting Home by A. American had a line I like. "If you're going to be stupid, you'd better be tough."


I baked the pumpkin, scooped put the stuff and put it in the refrigerator. Illness make soup tomorrow. I cleaned, seasoned, and roasted the seeds. I hope I like the soup better than the seeds.

Greenhouse Mess

The gardenias brought into the greenhouse have dropped a lot of leaves. They will put on new leaves but the debris has to be removed to prevent insects and mold. It's finally cool enough to spend time in the greenhouse.

Friday, November 4, 2016

I Can't Decide

We've had patchy frost and 88 degree record high...I can't decide what clothes to wear. It takes a while to put summer clothes away and cool weather clothes in reach.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


I'm painting some wooden ornaments to take to the gift shop. The basket on the floor containing paint supplies is a laundry basket from Walmart. It is light and collapses flat for storage when not in use.

Halloween Is Over

This pumpkin cost a dollar so I decided it is a good time to check out pumpkin recipes. Bread, pie, and soup come to mind.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New Volunteer Talent

Our newest volunteer does photography for a hobby. She brought several photos to the gift shop that she framed. They are a great addition to our offerings.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Today I spent some of my time trying to figure out where stuff is. The new arrangement looks great but if the helium tank and balloons are in the gift shop and the ribbons are in the storage room, it may not work out well. I found the deposit slips and was able to deposit money.
I got on the wholesale list for candy delivery, but they emailed it to me and I had to print out the pages one at a time. But I'm finally finished with the printout and only have to decide what to order and then call it in. I hope.

New Look

These candles and warmers are a huge hit in our gift shop. Everyone seems excited about our new offerings... Including the volunteers!