Saturday, October 31, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Today, I found some great treasures. Another deck of cards, a ceramic plate my mom made YEARS ago, 2 table runners, an entire box of votive candles, 9 taper candles, 2 crystal candle holders, a 2 inch pillar candle, 3 crystal candle drip protectors, 8 state spoons, and 2 pillar candle stands. The table runners are going to my son's house. His wife loves table runners and since these belonged to my mom she wanted them. She already has the matching place mats for the bunny runner.
I will be making a GoodWill run tomorrow again to make sure I do not pull anything out 'just in case'. The sooner it leaves the house, the better for my peace of mind.
My plans for today got drastically changed, late last night. My plans were to do all my errands today while hubby cleaned. Me being out of his way, seems to make things go smoother for him. But then, Josie contacted me last night to ask if I could take her to the funeral of one of the students from her school. The student passed away the beginning of week. So, I will be picking her up from school, taking her to the funeral and then taking her home afterwards. Not at all what I had in mind for my day. This will be a tough one to attend since the person is so young (14).
After the funeral, I should still be able to get a few of my errands run before I run out of steam. There is a Sam's club run to do, water cooler bottles to fill and a quick grocery store stop to pick up 1 item for a meal this weekend. With dropping Josie off at home, I will be able to deliver the items they wanted from the declutter. That helps out a little.
Until next time......................................................................
Thursday, October 29, 2020
This is a photo of our home in PA. I loved this house and all the memories that went along with it. The neighborhood, the schools, the rolling green hills, the friends we made......all of it brings back lovely memories for me.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
How many decks of cards do you own? Here are 20 decks of cards along with 8 drink sweaters. The sweaters came in quite handy when we lived in PA and we had a glass of water or some other beverage. The sweater absorbed all the sweat that came off the glass so you wouldn't have water rings on your tables. Oh, and those decks of cards? Ninety percent of them are from Las Vegas. Back in the day, you could ask the pit boss for a deck of cards and they would just hand you a deck that had been taken from the tables. They always had the corners cut off or had a hole drilled in the middle of them so you could not use them at the tables again.
Now, don't go thinking the hutch has not been gone through in the 15 years it has been in Josie's room. She and I have gone through it many times as she grew up. The burp rags are gone as are most of her baby blankets. The only ones left are the handmade ones that people gave her as baby shower gifts. I just can not part with them.............yet.
I woke up this morning to discover it was a bit chilly in our house. I have had the A/C off for 2 days now. Today makes day 3 of no A/C! The temp in the house this morning was 69F. I don't know if I will be able to keep the A/C off come this weekend though. Here is a look at our forecast for the next few days.
About Saturday, I think the A/C may need to come back on for a few days. I was so hoping to see the end of the 90's by now as well as the use of the A/C. Come on, it is almost November!
I hope all of you are having a beautiful fall day!
Until next time.......................................................................
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
There is a grow chart, 3 stuffies, 5 bathtub duckies, an Easter basket, Paint by number, Christmas angel and a plastic storage container.
A pillow, a swim top, swim bottom (they do not match), a coffee cup, old briefcase, flip flops pillow, girls tank, baby dress and 2 baby hats.
That makes 351 items (not counting hangers with clothes on them) out my door! And to think, I could do this for several months and never run out of items to declutter!
My to do list today is pretty long. This is the reason I wanted to get my decluttering done early. Our temperatures are in the 60's for the next 2 days, so I want to do all my errands during those days to enjoy the fall like days. We will be back up to 90 by the weekend. (sad face) My menus are planned for the next 10 days, grocery list is made and will be fulfilled today, GoodWill is to be visited for donations, window and doors are opened with a nice breeze blowing through the house, and I have started another sourdough starter and it is flourishing quite well.
Look at that beauty! I have not named this one............yet. I did cheat a bit and bought a starter from King Arthur Flour company. It was the best decision I have made. This photo is from yesterday and it had only been fed twice for this result. I have a feeling I will be making some sourdough bread in the next day or so. The crock it is in was a gift from a sweet friend who shares the love of baking breads just like I do. In fact, she has taught me so much about bread making. I just wished we lived closer than 5 hours away from each other. (big sigh)
Time to go and get ready to start my journey out of the house for today. I am thinking of sitting on my front porch, this afternoon, and knitting while enjoying the fresh air and cool breeze.
Until next time..........................................................................
Saturday, October 24, 2020
I did manage to get all the pink flowers completed. There is supposed to be back stitching on each one of the flowers but, I am not going to do it. No, I am not lazy. I tried putting the back stitching on the top pink flower and it muted the colors in the flower. I ripped it out and decided I liked the 'petit point' look of this so, will not be doing any back stitching. This is just now half done. It was the easiest thing to work on with the dog around. Although, I left the room for just a couple of minutes and when I returned, he was standing outside with this in his mouth. He wanted me to chase him (his idea of a fun game) but I refused. In just a couple of minutes he had dropped it and was back in the house seeing what I was up to. No harm was done to the piece and I was super glad I had put the needle back in the needle case before I laid the piece down.
I am still working in the room we had designated for Josie when she was spending more time with us. She is now old enough (15) she does not need to be here as often. So, here is what I got from that room today.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Another day of getting items out of my house and donated, tossed or given away. I needed to go and find a 'spare' dish towel to use for our water cooler and when looking for 'just the right one' I found a big mess in the 'rag' cupboard. This get me started on cleaning it out.
Today is my last day to dog/teen watch. Hubby is with me today. We will be picking up the teen around 1, taking her to swim practice and then he and I will go to a local place to have a bite of lunch. We pick her back up at 3:30 and then will go back to her house. We will all patiently wait for her mom to get home from work and then we are all going to go out to eat dinner at one of our favorite spots that has an outdoor dining area.
We were notified, the people we sat next to in church, last week, one of them has tested positive for the virus. We all had masks on and we did socially distance too. Neither hubby or I are too concerned about it though. When I say we sat next to them, I mean we were at least 6 feet if not more away from them. My concern is for the person who has contracted it as he is in his 80's and his wife has multiple health issues that make her susceptible to it. Here is the irony, he is a Doctor and she is a nurse so I KNOW they have taken so many precautions. This disease does not discriminate. He said he doesn't feel bad and only had a fever for a couple of days and just feels like he is dragging and has a mild cough. I pray it does not get any worse than that.
I am looking forward to the weekend and next week. I do not have any major plans other than doing things around the house to get 'caught' up on things. What are your plans for the next few days?
Until next time.............................................................
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Hey! I just had to tell you, it was 63F when I woke up at 6:30 this morning. This is such a good sign of fall for us. Granted it will get into the 90's today, but only for a little while and then march back down into the 70's by bedtime. Another week or two and my windows and doors will be opened to let in some lovely breezes.
Time for me to get cleaned up and head over to take care of a dog. I also have after school duty with a teen (not that she really needs me, but loves to have me around).
Until next time.........................................................
Monday, October 19, 2020
I was surprised to find 19 books so quickly. You know what that means? There have got to be more than this that need to go. That will be a job for another day.
Thank you to all who wished us a happy anniversary. We had a nice day of doing almost nothing. I did finish up the laundry, made menus, went to the grocery store, delivered those 17 stitch markers to a friend, made a loaf of bread, ordered bread making supplies from King Arthur, and topped it all of with hubby's favorite meal (tacos).
Today I will be emptying the dishwasher, picking up a prescription, filling the car with gas, going to our son's house to spend lunch with the teen and play with their dog, knit on hubby's sock and then come home and make spaghetti for dinner. After all of that, I have a cupboard that needs to be cleaned out. I discovered it yesterday when looking for something. This makes me excited because I think there will be treasures in there that will be finding their way out of my house!
Until next time...................................................................
Sunday, October 18, 2020