Jan, If you have a blender, (not a food processor) it isn't difficult to make mayonnaise. I have done it. It just takes patience. The oil goes in drop by drop. I am surprised that you have rhubarb already. I can't get out into our back yard to see if there is any growing there. I am looking forward to making rhubarb goodies. I wonder if I can find a good way to make a "pie" with rhubarb.
I agree with you, shawls are lovely and purposeful. I do use them. My daughter got several Pashamina stoles for me. I use those a lot because up here when the sun goes down it can get very chilly.
Right now I am praying for the sun to hurry up and go down. It is very hot. I just checked and the temperature is now 81degrees. It is hot. It is hard to believe that last Sunday at this time we were watching it snow. I think our road must be open. There is a lot of traffic on it today. I am sure the people are out Sunday driving because it is so beautiful. I need to start my car. I haven't done so for a week. That is not good. I am hungry for some dark chocolate so I may drive to the store for a bar. We'll see.
Patty, I think it is great that you could find pillowcases at the Good Will store. I don't usually go to that specific store because they didn't pay their employees minimum wage a few years back. It is extremely hard to live on what they pay. I do go to other thrift stores though.
Ann was wondering how the farmers manage to raise crops, There are two things different. They plant a lot more seed and to get to those seeds the animal must expose itself. Farmers cannot tolerate animals destroying their crops so the generally get rid of the pests, such as raccoons. In my case, the lady that lives in the trailer is feeding them. So I can't get rid of them. I am just about sufficiently frustrated that I will pay someone to come and shoot them. I can't let Gidget go out because the 'coons would kill her or the eagles carry her off. I am not terribly concerned about the eagles, but the raccoons drive me nuts. I can't even open the cat door because they can climb up to the balcony and when Gidget hears them she goes nuts and wants to get out to chase them.
I am very glad to hear that the fires in your county are under control. Having been a firefighter I know digging fire lines is hard work even when it is cool. Those people are wearing their heavy turnouts which adds to the difficulty. They make it harder to move and dig and they are hot just to wear not to really work in. In the dead of winter those suits are hot.
There are many spots in the campground across the street for motor homes. There is one spot that will support two motorhomes at once. That isn't even a group reserved slot. almost all the spots will support a motorhome if you drive in head first. You couldn't back into those slots.
I am about to inherit a motorhome from my son when he gets a job and a house. I don't know yet where I will put it. I may choose to leave it where it is, the rent on his space is only $45 per month. I don't know if I will be able to swing that, but we'll see.
There are places up here where I could put it and not pay any rent. I might choose to do that. I don't know what it will take to drive it anywhere. He tells me the motor is not in good shape. And the motorhome leaks. I know how to fix the leaks, but the motor is different. Perhaps my SIL will be able to fix that for me. Again we'll see.
It is very still outside. That would indicate that the baby birds have not yet hatched. When they do there won't be any stillness during the day. Those babies are very demanding. Their parents sing a lot to protect their territory. I am not sure about the territorial thing. I see the birds going everywhere for food.
I haven't seen or heard any robins this year. I wonder if they are disappearing? I need to get some of those things that are made to house mason bees. There are almost no bees left up here. I don't think up here that insecticide is a problem. In other places probably.
I got a call from my former husband this morning. He was calling to wish me Happy Mother's Day. He got a bit mixed up and read his calender wrong. I didn't mind at all. We had a lovely conversation and I got an open invitation to go down to see him. He still lives in the house we bought on New Year's Day 1963. He has been there over fifty years. That is what he meant when he told me to pick a house where I could spend the rest of my life. I understand now.
See you all later.
Edited by: GRAMMAJUDY1 at: 5/5/2013 (19:51)
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