Long Busy Day

This has been a long busy day getting ready for the family to arrive tomorrow.  We finished cleaning the house and I had to write my usual weekly letters to Carl and Mary Lou.  I always  print off my blog for Carl because he doesn’t  have a computer and when I tried to print the last one my ink went dry.  Norman tried to put in a new cartridge and it would not work so he tried the new one and that one also would not work so we finally had to order new ones and got them from Dell this time.  Ink is so darn expensive we had tried cut rate ones and find even if they are half the price they aren’t  cheaper if every other one doesn’t work.  Then we picked the vegetables for dinner and we canned zuchinni, 5 quarts canned and two quarts frozen.  I wanted to try both and see which we like the best this winter.  Then I baked brownies and chocolate chip cookies.   Ouma has to have cookies on hand when the grand kids come for a visit.  Tomorrow daughter Patty will be here with her daughter, Becca and her husband Chris and their three children.  We can’t wait to see the twins.  It has been four months since we have seen them and they change so much at this age.  I hope they remember us a little!!  Tomorrow I want to make a lemon pie and a blueberry cheese cake then I won’t have to bake any more deserts, just bread and meals.    Anyways that is my excuse for not getting June done on my blog today.  I have no idea if I will be able to get any blogging done this week since the family will be staying here until Friday and this is a small house.  My computer is in the loft which is the spare bedroom, and the screened porch acts as the other guest room with air mattresses.  It is really plenty big enough for all but not much else to do here but visit with each other and that does not include going off by myself to write on the computer.  So you may have to wait until next week end to hear how the week goes.  Oh, the peaches are just about ready to pick.  We had two today and they were very good.  I do want to wait until Patty gets here so she can pick her own off the tree.  She loves peaches and has never had them fresh from the tree .  She can also help me can some.  Have a great night,  I’ll talk to you when I can.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to Long Busy Day

  1. Sister Shirley says:


    • Thank you Shirley. I know we will have a great time. The rain has revitalized the gardens so they will have some nice vegetables and the peaches are ready for them so that will keep them busy and happy. Joe called to say the boys will not be coming over the next week. We will miss having them but I guess it is for the best. We will be tired after Patty’s visit and then to have the boys for two weeks would have been very tiring. Old “Goody Two Shoes” is taking the disappointment in stride as you can see. We won’t get to see Joe and Holly this summer at all and we sure will miss seeing Luke but that is the way it goes when you get to this age. Just think positive and be so glad that Patty and Becca are on their way. Love you Carol

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