I have been working on my family tree for more than 50 years and working with ancestry.com to build and record the trees for about ten years and finally got up the courage to have my DNA traced.  I sent for the kit and now have that back in the mail. As usual I fought with the computer to get that activated but finally got that done and now I will wait and see what they come up with.  I have also been working on a new dress for Dyhana and finally got that done except for the belt and that I will get when we go to Joanne’s .  As you can see I have a green one on it now but that does not match so will get a teal one to match the lace trim.

Photo on 1-10-15 at 10.28 AMNow I have to cut out a pink one from this pattern for Regina.  I think the girls will all love these dresses.

Patty is on her way over to dig up my pineapple plants.  I have about 8 very nice strong plants and each year I get 4 or 5 pineapples from them but they come when I am not here and before Patty can get them the raccoons come and steal them so she is going to take the plants over to her house and put then in her garden with hers.  She has three or four gardens with pineapple and get some 6 or 8 each year so this will be a good addition to her garden and maybe we will get to eat them this year.

We are enjoying the slower pace here now that Christmas is over.  I haven’t gotten bored yet and don’t see any chance of that happening.  I do have several pairs of mittens done for Shanti’s family and some for Joe’s family when we get back up to the cold country.  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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