Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Accomplishments and Thankfuls

This week was a catch up week after enjoying time with family in the North.  It will be interesting to see (for me) what I can remember.

Cut the grass and put some of the clippings around the blackberry bush and on the soil that's waiting for new seed.

Turned and put paper in the compost box.

Swept the patio and used the fallen leaves for compost.

Re trimmed the blackberry bush.

Scrubbed the powder room and cleaned the master bathroom.

Washed all the mirrors and glass framed pictures as well as the sliding door into the garden.  Today I will finish the windows downstairs.

Went to the meat store for a roast and ground beef.  The ground beef will become a meatloaf and meatballs.  The roast was cooked and devoured by my daughter and her family ( and me) last night.

Rearranged fall decorations putting the arrangement I made in the powder room and adding cute Halloween towels for the grandchildren's benefit.  I also have two Halloween towels on the oven door.  I'm not a big fan of Halloween so not much interest goes into decorating for it.  I was traumatized when the kids were little because I had a very difficult time coming up with costume ideas.  That was enough to block the day from my mind.

Posted two boxes.

Had a couple of conversations with vendors.  I cancelled a credit card at a popular 'undies' store because they didn't send me a bill then I got charged with a $25.00 fee for non payment and interest.  They removed the charge but not the interest.  I don't need the drama in my life so I cancelled.  Guess that can't happen again.

Did two loads of laundry.

Watched the two year old for a bit.  She redesigned my patio with colored chalk. 

Things To Be Thankful For

A warm home.

A producing garden.

A family that loves me.

A pup that follows me around when she's not busy sleeping.

Warmer weather than the North!

Stay safe and enjoy the day.


  1. I'm tired just reading it all. I envy your gardening. I just don't have time. Blackberries are my fav. Some day, I will have the time. I should probably start berries soon. They take a while to produce don't they? Also we have a lot of deer. I will have to read up on all this. I had a huge strawberry patch I removed this year. Between Kiefer and the bunnies we never got to eat any. Love your posts, love you my friend!

  2. I'm retired, I have time to garden. I will say the blackberry bush grows without help from me. I rake leaves around it in fall and clip it back in the fall. Nothing more. So this may be the way to go for you. Any accomplishment makes us feel good. You can say you're a gardener if you have one plant. It's good for the soul.

    Thank you for the complement, I need to hear these things once in a while to keep on with the blog. I know I said in the beginning I was writing for me, but somehow I always end up doing things because they are helpful to others.

    Tell Kiefer he needs to be a good boy. I guess he is, because he's harvesting the berries for you to save an aching back!

    You will get a few berries the first year and the second year will be prolific.