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I love my veggies!

Friday, November 11, 2011

We were so blessed to have so many fruits and veggies this year. We grew tomatoes, cukes, blackberries and raspberries. Anything more would have been too difficult for me after the surgery, so it worked out. I do have to adjust my "Squirreling instinct" of preparing and freezing lots of them though. My friends did not offer any string beans to me this year, so I had to compensate with canned ones on sale. I did freeze stuffed green peppers, huge ones, that DD hates, but oh well...
THe huckleberries that I picked in Paradise, are in the freezer, as well as soup stocks and meats that I cut up for various dishes this winter. The fresh salmon, steelhead, trout and venison from my Yooper friends really filled the whole bottom of my freezer, the basket!! I am blessed to be able to have this luxury appliance to save $$ in the long run. Today is baking and freezing cakes and cookies for later to take to friends.

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/11/2011 7:17PM

    I love my veggies, too. But sadly, I can't eat much fresh/raw veggies because of the texture of them. Everything ahs to be cooked.

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KILLERANGEL47 11/11/2011 5:44PM

    Awesome! You sound like you are well prepared for winter! emoticon

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Enjoy all those nice fruits and veggies!


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NORASPAT 11/11/2011 11:36AM

    LINDA You are a woman after my own heart.
I love to have my freezer stocked. I actually gave away our upright and bought a small chest freezer. Big mistake it is always too full and hard to manage but it is economical since the other was a self defrost, used too much power.
I always make planned overs and any chicken or ham bones become stock and put in to the freezer. I bake scones and muffins for DH, he loves to always have them on hand, he says they are his favorite food. DH loved Huckleberries, i am sure they are what we call BRAMBLES in England. He just loves Bramble pie. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonPat in Maine.

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wish I had a rain barrel

Thursday, November 10, 2011

guess what the weather is like here today?

HAIL, ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!

  
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KILLERANGEL47 11/11/2011 5:41PM

    Omg! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/10/2011 11:20AM

    at least it's no snow.

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CLVRL8Y 11/10/2011 9:20AM

    Sorry, but I love the rain - usually.

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NORASPAT 11/10/2011 8:43AM

    iT IS JUST ARRIVING HERE. IT WILL WATER THE GRASS SEED I SPREAD YESTERDAY.
TAKE CARE PAT IN MAINE. emoticonLINDA emoticon

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rain, wind, more leaves!! OH BOY!!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

not much more to say,,
just shopped for Thanksgiving supplies, all set now, just listening to the tick-tock of the clock waiting for snow!!!!!!!!!!
Stopped at workplace to take insurance papers there: coworkers were begging me to work right then and there,,,I guess I AM missed!

  
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NORASPAT 11/9/2011 7:19PM

    LINDA. of course you were missed, no doubt about it. I do hope your hand is getting better by now. Did you have a lot of Physical therapy to do. Our weather has been really good I got lots of things done but we too are heading in to bad weather tomorrow, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 11/9/2011 5:01PM

    Sounds like it's getting really cold there already! emoticon

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They think you are AWESOME! emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/9/2011 3:32PM

    Snow tomorrow?????? so early?
Ohhhhh I should shop for thanksgiving, too. Or, I can jsut fly to spend it with you and escape this madness here. But then that would mean you would get to celebrate my birthday with me on thanksgiving. :-)
I knew you would be missed at work but do take your time going back there.

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hunkering down for winter

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

We got our grill in the garage, covered our picnic table, scooped another two or three bushels of leaves off the pool cover, picked the last of the green tomatoes, yanked the plants, stored pots and other outdoor things. The worst time of year besides winter for me. IT is like waiting for death, to me.
Got another call from moms caregivers that she had some medical issues again yesterday.. a couple weeks ago it was another resident slapping her. I was actually sitting here paying her bills and balancing one of her checkbooks at the time. No rest for the wicked I guess... still have my sinus headache from those leaves...

  
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CLVRL8Y 11/10/2011 9:19AM

    I hope everything gets better! Take care & God Bless!

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KILLERANGEL47 11/9/2011 4:49PM

    Oh well! We can't stop the seasons from changing, so we have to make the best of it. Winter doesn't last forever, though and before you know it, it will be spring again! emoticon emoticon (and autumn down here! emoticon emoticon emoticon)

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How aweful! I can't believe someone slapped your mother!! emoticon I hope whoever did it got a firm talking to!! I wish you two all the best and may you both get better soon! emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/8/2011 7:00PM

    Linda, sorry you are in a very busy Rut. Do you think it will help when you are back at work or would you rather be at home for the winter.

Sorry about Moms situation, it seemed to have quieted down but upcoming holidays can bring a lot of memories and losses in to their memories. It does for me. HUGS Pat in Maine,
I am in your corner dear friend . Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRATS4 11/8/2011 6:42PM

    it will get better.i promise

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/8/2011 10:40AM

    Wow! moms is getting slapped around in there? Hmmm i thought it would be her doing the slapping. Poor thing..
It's already cold here. I'm in flannel jammies and a furry robe and i got me the coolest sheep skin slipers at Costco in Sept.
Hope your day is a fun one.

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SHARON10002 11/8/2011 10:10AM

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Linda. It is hard on both sides. They realize that they can't do what they've always been able to do, and that frustrates them while at the same time they don't want to be a burden. It frustrates us to see those who were our parents to become this way. Both of my parents became dependent on me in their last few years of life so I know what you are going through.

I know how much you despise winter. Yes, the cold and showvelling snow is a royal pain in the backside, but I think that nature has a naked beauty and sereneness during this time.

Do you have one of those solar lights? My DIL was stationed up in Alaska for4 years and she had one, and said it helped her out tremendously. I'm sure you could find one online.

Maybe you need to plan a winter vacation for some warmth!

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I.M.MAGIC 11/8/2011 9:43AM

    Tough situation, for sure, with your own issues to deal with as well... But you are strong, and you have a whole lot of people in your corner, especially here on SP...

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Kathy emoticon

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1NANA4EVER 11/8/2011 9:38AM

    So sorry to hear about your Mother and her situation. I so identify with the feeling of never knowing what will be next. Both my parents are alive in their mid 80's. They live together about 2 miles away. I have to balance between leaving them with their independence and knowing that I need to get involved. I definately feel like roles are reversed and I don't like the feeling.


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ORGANIC811LFRV 11/8/2011 6:47AM

    Having our parents become like children is not an easy thing.

Remember to give yourself some time towards your program for yourself. Yes, you can do it! Changing yourself IS like a death. A death of the part of you that cloaks you in death and despair.

Karen emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 11/8/2011 6:30AM

    I know the feeling I too have been "preparing" for winter. Sorry to hear about your mom.


Hey are those the Taquemenom Falls on your Icon? I have been there many times, they are beautiful! Just so strange seeing it as your Icon. Do you live near there?

have a great day!

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AZMOMXTWO 11/8/2011 6:29AM

  I know how hard it can be getting ready for winter I fight depression when winter comes I don't like the cold and I seem to always be in the dark as if the sun is gone but I know it will pass emoticon

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monday

Monday, November 07, 2011

GOt a sinus headache from all these"beautiful(NOT)) leaves!! I am very allergic ot the mold on grass and leaves.. If I never see another colored falling leaf again, it will be too soon!! ONly somebody who has had to rake them every year for 53 years so far, would know what I am talking about,,

  
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CLVRL8Y 11/10/2011 9:25AM

    I have allergies too! It's terrible - and you have to do the yard work, unless you have ooodles of $$$$ to pay someone to do it for you! :( sorry you're suffering.

emoticon feel better soon

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NORASPAT 11/7/2011 5:36PM

    LINDA I know what you mean about the mold. This year has been better than others. we have had so little rain. The trees are still Green, its amazing for this time of year. I just raked the pine needles for an hour. I am hoping it will be easier to rake in the spring If I do it a lot now. Take care. I use the saline as soon as I come in. I do change my clothes asap too.
I am doing better I gave myself allergy shots for years and i think it has helped with my asthma and mold issues.. HUGS LINDA, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/7/2011 2:05PM

    Hope you enjoy your day, friend.

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KILLERANGEL47 11/7/2011 1:41PM

    How annoying!! emoticon I hope you get better soon! emoticon

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