|I seldom take pictures of myself, but I wanted|
to try a 'selfie'. I may have done it
wrong!!!!! I let my hair go
natural grey. I think I like it.
Accomplishments have been varied this past couple of weeks. Since we've had torrential rains for three days, the garden has watered itself. The rains in combination to the heat have produced enough cucumbers to make three more jars of pickles with enough in the refrigerator to make two more jars. Today I have three jars to put in the fridge making the total to date seven jars.
I did take time out to watch a few yoo toob videos. My favorite was called 'The Super Rich and Us'. It explained what happened from 2008 to the present to change the economic environment. It seems those who had cash funds could afford to buy up companies and such therefore becoming very wealthy. I guess this practice brings a new meaning to the term 'saving for a rainy day'!
I also watched a video about food in Italy. I got so hungry watching it, I stopped the video and went to make some fresh pasta. Paired with salt and pepper and cheese, I had a good meal with fresh tomatoes from the farmer's market.
|The pasta dough went from this...|
I spent time upstairs dusting and cleaning the bathroom. Then I de-cluttered the office space putting aside papers that need to be shredded and filing others. Some small items that no longer worked were thrown in the trash and the small craft stash was re located to a bigger covered bin that I found in a guest room. The junk drawer was also de-cluttered and cleaned out. How does such a small space get so filled with stuff I don't need or want? I also cleaned out the cleaning supply caddy and organized it. I have multiples of the wet and dry floor cloths that were purchased at the dollar store during spring. They add two more cloths to the wet cloth package for their spring season 'sale'.
|The cleaning caddy before...|
It's time to check out my gift closet and get a handle on Christmas gifts. So I organized the gift closet and took some notes. My son in law has been asking for socks since I met him as a Christmas gift. I finally found a good sale on socks and picked him up a pack of ten.
I went to Wal Mart because I needed a new phone and a fire box for important papers. While there I also got a large hook to hang a new clock I bought a couple of weeks ago on sale for 60% off. I though I bought it for the dining area, but I found a different place I like better for it. It's a big one. As a matter of fact, it's huge.
|I have never had a clock in my home before.|
I just use the one on the stove. But,
this one I would consider is big
enough to make up for all the previous
years without one.
The car was vacuumed and the inside cleaned after our trip to New York. I also paid a couple bills and balanced the checkbook. The bedroom and laundry room were dusted as well as the doors in the house and the floors in the bathrooms and laundry room were washed.
I'm sad to say Willie had to go back to his shelter. He was too strong for me and nearly toppled me on my face when he was excited to go outside. He also liked freedom and accidently got out of the house and took off. I couldn't go after him, but he did come back 'home'. On the ride back to the shelter he cuddled into my chest, but when he got there he was excited to be back. I think the shelter was home to him because he had been there so long. He did return clean and fed. I know they fed him, but he needed a bath and brushing very badly. He got both in the few days he was with me.
What have you been up to? I'd be happy to hear about your accomplishments.