Another perfect day in Paradise

We had a cold front come through last night so it was in the 40’s this morning but as soon as the sun came out it warmed up beautifully.  All the cold front did was push out all the humidity so now the sky is a bright blue with a nice warm sun and just the right temperature.  I love winters here.  Summers were a bit much when we lived here all year round but then winters are a bit much north of here so I guess we just have the best of each season by moving back and forth as we do.  Pretty smart in our old age.  retirement is the greatest, it has made all those years of working and saving worth while.

Today we went to Nelson’s farm market for our weekly shopping and got a great deal on some bananas.  I got there just as he was putting out the new ones and marking down the ripe one.  I got three bunches of 6 each and none of them were over ripe.  I have 6 for Becca and I will keep the other 12, 6 to eat for breakfasts this week and 6 to make two loaves of banana bread.  Patty is busy this week so didn’t want any vegetables.  Then I got broccoli, green beans, brussel sprouts, zucchini, beets with the greens, butternut squash, turnip, sweet potato, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions and apples.  So we are all set for this week and so is Becca.  I love having all the fresh vegetables all winter and Nelson’s prices are so good for most things, and all so much fresher than in the stores.

I keep busy working on my family trees.  I am working on Nana Petts’ branch right now and can’t seem to find a path to the beginning as I did with grandpa Petts and grandpa Thayer.  I get to the middle ages and hit a stone wall.  I do have a couple more lines to follow but so far the wives have not lead anywhere.  After these lines I will switch over to my mother and see how far back I can get with the Browns.  This is a never ending chore what with the Whitneys, the Youngs, the Bliss, the Lymans,the Carvers,  etc but I do enjoy it so I will keep going.  I have not had any word on my DNA but will let you know what it says when I get it.  Have a good 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 Another perfect day in Paradise

  1. Nancy O'Grady says:

    I guess you know we are getting plenty of snow over the last week. Everything is closed up again today and the shovel is getting a workout. I do have to go out with the dog, but not too far. Stay around the yard and she cooperates well. Dressing for this stuff is a pain though. Several layers of clothes and boots laced 1/2 way up the shin. With a scarf over my nose and a crazy hat on, I don’t think anyone would recognize me. Just as well. But……..it makes Spring all that much more inviting.
    Mike is up in Ct. now supervising renovations on his place there. Will be back at Port St Lucie on Sat. He is think if renting out his Fl. condo after Mar. 1st. to help pay for all the work being done up here. Hard to keep up with all these kid’s activities.
    I understand Tim has the flu. So beware of the bugs down your way. I am sure it is around here too, but so far, so good. Time to feed the dog and take my outing in the snowstorm. Nothing like a N.H. winter Carol. Keeps you young….and complaining!
    Love ya, Nancy

    • Winter can’t last forever, your sun and warm weather has to return, it is just so slow in getting there in New Hampshire. Another month and it will be warm enough for us to go back to Spencer and I am ready. I have enjoyed the free time to sew and knit but now I have done enough of that and am ready to get out into the gardens again. I don’t ever see a time I could get back to New Hampshire it is so hard to get there unless you fly and Norman will not fly unless he has to and we have so few relatives still in the north east he will not go. Phil is coming down in March. He is going to Cuba for a few days and then here just before we go home so we should get to see him for a day or two. Hope you snow goes away soon so you can get out side. Take care Love you Carol

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