One More Step

Each day I start with a little work on my family tree.  To do this I have to connect up my printer and computer again and by doing it each day I can do it without looking up the directions again.  By spring I will really know how to do it without thinking.  Then I take a walk around Larkwood Circle so my joints don’t get stiff.  This is followed by breakfast and I get another project started if I don’t have any cooking I need to do for the day or have an errand to run.  Today I got my sewing machine set up and all the directions read to be sure there is nothing different with this one.  It is a Singer so is very much like the one I have at home but a newer, cheaper model.  It is mostly like that one but now I have the directions handy so I know how to use all the different stitches.  I did a little sewing before I had to start dinner.  After dinner I found my iron, which I wasn’t sure I had left here and pressed the seams I had sewed this morning.  Now I get to relax a little and watch a movie.  It is truly a wonderful life here in Florida.  I talked with one of the women on the board today and asked about starting a writer’s club here and she thought it was a good idea and said I could use the club house each week for the get together so I guess I’ll give it a try right after Thanksgiving.   There are not as many retired people here now as there was at first but hopefully there are enough to get a small group going.  Nothing very exciting from here but fun and warm!!  Have a great day.

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 One More Step

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    Your day sounds interesting to me….esp. the warm part!!!!! It has been wickedly cold here the last two days. I went out to J.C.Pennies today and bought a couple of Cuddle tops and a pr. of gloves. Yesterday I ordered a long down filled coat from L.L.Bean. So I am preparing for a real tough winter! It is my ” way ” to make do with what I already have, but have decided this winter to change that a little. Really dislike to shop so always do it the easy way after postponing it as long as possible.
    Know you’ll be busy and enjoying a great Thanksgiving with family. GOOD! Planning to do the same myself. We sure are lucky!!!!
    More another day and stay well. Love you, Nancy

    • So nice to hear from you, Nancy. I am glad you can keep warm and aren’t you lucky not to be in the country now with the big snow storms so early and if this is an forecast as to what is to come you will be doubly blessed to be out of the snow removal business!! We are enjoying our time here. I make Sunday dinners and take it over to Patty’s house and Becca joins us with her family so I get to see the great grand kids each week and be a part of their lives without any of the problems of picking up after them or kid proofing my house. We have the best of both worlds. I am making a ginger bread house for Thanksgiving. I will have it all baked and put together with the icing on just before we go to Becca’s house, then the little kids can put on the candy and cooky decorations to brighten it up and that will be our desert. I have to bake the cake itself several days ahead so it will be set and firm enough to stand up and stick together with the frosting. I have never done this before so I hope it comes out right. If not I’ll make a flat house that they can decorate and the little ones will never know the difference. Gina was the one that saw the picture and asked me to make it so of course I had to try. You remember, my Daddy could do anything and Gina thinks the same of me so I have to try. Wish me luck. Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family. Love you Carol

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