Help in The Kitchen

Very busy today but didn’t get much done. Day started early for me when James didn’t feel good and needed to stay home from school sick. Patty wasn’t sure if he really was sick but he didn’t look good and felt like he was going to throw up. His mother was already at work so Nana had to decide. It is a long day for a first grader like James. The bus leaves here at 7:30 am and he doesn’t get back home on the bus until 4 in the after noon. That is a long day for a little guy and if he is sick at school they call his mother at work to came get him and the school is so far away it takes her longer than a hour to go get him and bring him to me to sit with until she gets out of work. So Mana decided to let James stay home today.
Otis and I had our breakfast and James felt a little better so he had some breakfast too. Then I had to start the spaghetti sauce, today was Wednesday and that means spaghetti. James loves to cook so he wanted to help chop the peppers for the sauce. I gave in and let him help do that but put him right back in bed. By this time he wasn’t sick any more and didn’t want to stay in bed. NOT with this old lady, if you are too sick to go to school you are too sick to play or run around and for a 7 year old staying in bed all day is worse than having to go to school. So he was glad to see his mother come home at 12:30.
After lunch I got to water the plants and started on the new crochet projects. Each month I send into the school for the teachers and the bus driver and Patty’s nurses some small item. Like this month everyone got either a bunny or a chick magnet or pin for Easter. I didn’t know what to make for May and today decided I would make snow flakes. They hang in your window and look so pretty in the sun. They had a good meaning in New Hampshire because there was always a late spring snow storm and these would be the only one we really wanted. Here they are just pretty so I started making those today. I got 8 done and have three weeks to get the rest done before May. I also found something to make for June.
Tomorrow I want to get back to my genealogy and my puzzle and will do both a short time so I can do more snow flakes tomorrow also. So nothing exciting happening here so no one needs to worry about me. 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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