Monday, May 21, 2012
It was too rain today and it was sunny and beautiful so we loved it. This morning was slow and it was in the afternoon that it got really nice. I got up early around 9 AM and DGD was up but that is not unusual because she has to be up early for school. I made breakfast and we had french toast strips, scrapple, scrambled eggs with a little sharp cheese, orange juice and herbal tea for me. After we ate I started the dishwasher and cleaned the kitchen. I had an 11 AM conference call I had to get ready for and when it was over we started to make cookies. I used the no flourier peanut butter cookies and had to throw 2 trays away. You had to spray the pan and you had peanut butter which has oil not too good they fried. The last try I didn't put spray on it and they turned out better. they taste good but oily. We made other pull apart but I cut them in half so they where smaller.
Made lunch and we had grilled cheese, grapes 3 very little cookies only under an inch, cranberry juice for her and tea for me. After lunch she said she was tired so she got in one of the lounge chairs and went to sleep. I sat down and closed my eyes but couldn't sleep but I really wanted to. I got up and put a load of clothes on and went outside and got the mail. Made a cup of tea and sat and look through that which takes time. It was getting late and DGD had to wash her hair so I woke her up and she got in the shower. I found my 2 piece bathing suit and had her try it on and it fit except the bra part. So I told her Mom to buy her a size 12 no bigger or smaller because it fits perfect. How they are going to find a suit to fit an 8 year old body when she is in a women size, fun time. After she dress she put her hair in a ponytail so I showed her how to do it neatly and she did good. I am teaching her everything about a home, garden, school work and taking care of herself.
We went outside and picked a few strawberries, pulled weeds and just checked and made sure things where okay for another day. We came in and started to clean the family room and by that time her mother came. She had stopped and got her hair cut shoulder length and it is cute but her curl is almost gone. It will come back in a week or two it is layered. They left and I got in the shower to wash my hair and the water turned cold before I was done but that was okay. I had washed dishes, she took a bath and then me, all late afternoon so the heater had not come on. I ate my dinner and took care of the clothes in the dryer, did some exercises, and walked. Getting back to my 10,000 + steps again Finished with 13,539 steps and 10.25 miles. Miles walked 70 minutes and 7.04 miles.
Now getting my Spark done and then doing lessons so that is how my day goes. All have a lovely Tuesday. God bless you always.
Catch you tomorrow with the sun.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I knew with all the rain on the schedule for this next week I had to get the grass cut today. I took my schedule for today and switched it for tomorrow so I ate breakfast and went out and started to cut the grass. I started at 11:30 AM and cut the front and the sceptic. Then I put more gas in and did the strip back to the woods. Took a break and ate some lunch started cutting at 1 PM and cut around the pool and deck and then back to the woods. All day I was bouncing up and down like I was breaking a bronco horse to ride. The ground is terrible and it will never be back to what it was. I was going good and I had a spit and shudder, dead. The lawn mower stopped dead. I got off and came in heated my tea and started my Spark points. I worked on it for 45 minutes and went back out and the mower started, makes me crazy.
I was cutting along and almost done and my SIL came. We have been trying to call you, well the mower is noisy and you can't hear a phone. Sears was having a sale on a Craftsman lawn tractor 54" deck and the sale was on the last day. He wanted to know if I wanted it and I wanted to get a new mower with a bigger deck because I have a 32" and it took 6 hours to cut today. I stopped cutting and went in to get my card and told him to get it. Later I can get a snow blade for the winter so my SIL said if I want it he will get it for my Christmas present which would be nice. I can't really afford it but we are talking a $2559.99 mower for $1727.99 with my SIL's discounts. I will cut down going to get groceries and only buy what I absolutely have too and that is this week. Not having DGD 1 week out of the month will save me a lot of money on groceries, gas and other things. It is really a big mower and so nice. I will cut off at least an hour or more in the front and back yard. I will get my other mower serviced and clean it up good and sell it which will help pay some on the new mower.
After they left I had fed the dogs and finished the cutting, cleaned the mower and finally I ate my asparagus soup. Watched the race and Dale won his way into the All Star Race and now he has won the 4th race so he starts 4th in the 10 lap shoot out.
I took a shower and washed my hair while they had the break and introduced the drivers. I would have taken it as soon as I came in after cutting grass and getting all the dirt, leaves and bugs in it from trees and such. I am afraid of ticks so always wash my hair. Remember when I put the thorn blackberries on the side of woods, well they had blossoms so the birds are going to be happy.
It has been a good day and I accomplished a lot today and that makes me happy. Tomorrow I will weed wacker where I couldn't get the lawn mower and the new one is going to leave a lot of places because it is so wide. I will get some weeding done to and will hoe some. My SIL is going to come and do my electric finally 6 months wait but that is how it goes with getting people to do things for me. The family will come over so I will not get too much done, will have to start early.
Since it is getting late I am going to close and all have a blessed Sunday with the Lord and family and friends. Enjoy your Sunday and have some fun. God bless you always and have him watch over you.
Catch you tomorrow doing everything.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Since I worked hard the first 4 days of the week today I took it easy. When I got up I ate breakfast and went out and turn the pool pump on and put more water in the pool so now it is full. When I clean it I have enough to back flush without having to put more in. I went out and moved the weed baskets so I can carry them to the compost pile. I arrange the hoses in the garden and put the standing sprayer in and hooked the hoses. Now everything is ready to use. I also have another set of hoses the to fill the pool.
I cleaned the kitchen and emptied the dishwasher and filled it again. Now I just have to vacuum the floor. I straighten my bedroom and then I had to stop because I had a conference call. My website is going to be health and beauty products, vitamins, weight
loss supplements, and exercise equipment. It is a site that ties into everything that will make a person look nice and be healthy. The whole package of taking care of yourself. Maybe I can talk to Spark to have them put an advertisement on my site free of course. It is getting closer to be a business so I hope in June it happens. Tonight when I get done Spark I am going to look for my products in companies which I will get in drop-shipping.
After my call I had to make some other calls and then I started to work on Spark again.
What happen to last nights blog I do not know, I posted it but it did not go through. That has happen a couple of times now because I post every night.
Yesterday was a very full day because I got up early to get everything ready for the pool guys. I had to take half the things out of the shed to get to the steps and other things they need to hook things up. I got the pump out of my garage just outside the door because it was heavy. Took the clamps off the liner and had the strings off last night. When they came I had skimmed the pool cover and taken leaves and such off twice so most was gone.
They came and went about getting the liner off and it went real smooth since I had all winter tried to keep it cleaned off. They took water off it and now I have to get a new liner but I have had that one for at least 4 or more years. I make them last but they are not that expensive so I am not worried. I hooked the hose to the pipe so I could pump water in the pool and it was leaking and I figured I didn't have it on tight enough so asked them to check it for me. The treads where worn so he fixed it with tape and since I had a V pipe with 2 outlets he put the hose on the other side and closed the one with the tape. Fixed and doing great. They put the steps in and then left after I paid them. I was closing the garage and looked up and they left their long pole brush. I call his wife but she was out and tried to get them before they left town.
I went in and ate and then went out to pick strawberries hoping I could have some picked before they came back. I looked up as I was doing the second basket and it was them so I put the berries in a bag and what was in the other basket too so they got some. They had another brush in the truck so that was good.
I ended up picking 8 quarts of strawberries and cut the best of the asparagus because I was getting tired. I called my daughter and left a message if she wanted some strawberries and I took 2 quarts in for me. When I saw my BIL come home I called and finally connected with him so he could get some strawberries and give some to his steps son who lives next to him. I gave them 1 1/2 quart so I used them all. I gave the asparagus to my daughter.
After my daughter left I ate dinner, fed the dogs and got on the laptop and tired to relax.
And that brings me too today so after I worked on Spark at 4 PM I took a shower and got ready to go out. I fed the fish and dogs and got everything ready to leave. My daughter was coming to take me out to dinner for Mothers day and she was driving. She came and we went to Friendly's which has good food and ice cream. I didn't want to have her spend too much so we both had the fish and fries but I changed it for rice and cole slaw. I had a root beer soda and I very rarely drink soda but they have good root beer. Of course I brought half home and I had to leave space for ice cream, so bad. I had butter pecan, walnut crunch, carmel nut with hot carmel and walnuts, whipped cream and cherry. Oh no I didn't, yes I did. I only go there 2 or 3 times a year and I don't go out and eat hardly at all and eat healthy at home. Have to have fun sometime and my daughter is not courageous. 3 dips of vanilla with reeses pieces. Then she bought 1 dip of vanilla for her daughter and a 5 dip chocolate with reeses pieces for her husband and they wonder why they are heavy. Now I know I ate it but they go out all the time every week and do not watch what they eat or spend. They are in their thirties and if they don't change they are going to be in trouble. I try the best I can to help them realize but I can't always be at them, have to do it quietly.
Of course we had to go to her house first but we where very close to it so we took the ice cream to them and told them to eat the spaghetti and meatballs in the refrigerator. I talked to my SIL to get the electric done because the pool is open and I have a cord running from the pool to the outside garage not good. He is to come Sunday and I may have my DGD then too till Monday night and T,T and F so this is another full week with her and it is too rain every day this coming week. This past week it was too be 3 days but it didn't happen very little rain and we could use some.
When we left we stopped by Sears to look at lawn mowers and I want a 52 to 56 deck and they are expensive. While we where looking a man came and told us to ask if they had any last year lawn mowers because he did and saved 10 %.
I had a very nice time with my daughter and when we came home my other BIL was picking strawberries so I will not have too tomorrow, good. When she left I changed clothes and got comfortable and took those shoes off. Last night I was getting ready to go to bed and jammed my little toe that was healing against the wooden coffee table and could have cried it hurt so bad. So now it is broken again and is going to be like my other toe on my right foot that has several bumps on it and turns the wrong way. My poor toes are catch it so I better get some steel toe shoes you think. I called my SIL and told him what the guy said so he is going to ask tomorrow.
Since this is long with 2 days I am going to say goodnight my dear friends. On to better days and happiness. God bless you always my friends.
Catch you tomorrow and see what I can get in.
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