Always Something to do!

This morning started with boiling a pound of Great Northern dried beans. While they boiled I began cutting out Gina’s new dress.  After breakfast I divide the beans into two small crock pots and started the beans – Norman has been asking for baked beans!  Then we went to the cellar and made 6 quarts and 2 pints of dill pickles.  Oh, I did go down to the garden and got some jalapeño and some banana  peppers for the pickles.   I just have no ambition today so then I cut out some more patterns, I hope to get a dress for Gina, Dhyana, and Prem from the same cloth, it is so cute.   After I messed up dinner by burning the sweet potatoes and brussel spouts I decided it was not my day to work so have been just sewing and resting.  I guess we all need a day off now and them Have a great day and treat yourself right.

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 Always Something to do!

  1. Rosemary Rafuse says:

    Hello, Carol, I don’t think you really had a day off with all that you did today!! Sometimes I get tired reading about all that you do. Take it easy!!

    • It sounds worse than it really is. I can not just sit and do nothing, I never could. When the other teen agers laid out in the sun to get a tan I just could not join them, I had to have something to do and I am still the same. I use sewing and my genealogy to keep me active when I rest, otherwise I fall asleep and then I can’t sleep all night and I get all messed up. Today I write letters and sew, so really a day of rest.

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