Category Archives: Everyday Life
The growing trees, the new flowers
And birds that sweetly sing
Whisper to me that it’s Easter
Here is wishing warm for your soul
On Easter and always!
We have had a cold spell with lots of snow and very little sun for months. I had not seen grass for months. In the last two weeks we have been having a warm spell of 2-9 C with snow storms in between. I saw my first snowdrop flowers and crocuses today. Spring is on it’s way. We are expecting two snow storms back to back coming our way. I do not care because today it was sunny 4 C. Spring popped up its head.
Would you change? Thought provoking lyrics that I hope you enjoy as much as I have today.
Carol A. Hand
Contemplating light versus dark
moderated by infinite shades of grey
sometimes the soft fuzzy colors of fog
or sharply bounded shadows on a sunny day
the pearl-toned texture of morning clouds
shifting hues with changing light
a respite from noontime’s glare or the inky ebony
of a stormy snowless moonless night
Softening contrasts of gradiating grey
creating a comfortable space
in between light and dark
where too many of us choose to stay
Liberating the colors of rainbows again
requires searching our souls, healing our pain,
letting go of illusions and unnecessary things
courageously willingly to face the unknown
Music and Lyrics by Tracy L. Chapman
If you knew that you would die today
If you saw the face of God and Love
Would you change?
Would you change?
If you knew that love can break your heart
When you’re down so low you…
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This a great tutorial and recipe on how to make Aloe Vera Oil. It gives you a good list of its uses. This would be a great gift idea as well. I plan to make some for us. We use aloe Vera plants on burns, mosquito bites, as a face mask and eat it to aid digestion as well. This would be a great gift idea as well.
Radioactive waste from 43 nuclear explosions is LEAKING into the Pacific because a reinforced concrete dome built by the US military on an island to store it is disappearing under the sea
Reality of dealing with nuclear waste..
Remember in 1993 when 400 FBI confidential files on Reagan and Bush appointees turned up in the White House? – Clintons Have Been Using the FBI Against Their Enemies for Years
The United States government has a long history of breaking legally binding agreements with Native Americans. This action is happening in present day. It should be stopped. The USA should be pressured into upholding past agreements. The Apache peoples rights should be guarded and protected by the people of the world. They are trying to protect the planet for all of us.
Last Saturday, I attended the Second Annual Women’s March Monterey Bay, held at California State University Monterey Bay. I estimate about 2000 women, men, and children gathered for this event. Energy was high, pink hats could be seen everywhere, and many people carried placards inscribed with sentiments close to their hearts. The Women’s March is […]
It is cold outside. Powdered snow covers the landscape. It is gorgeous outside. The sun goes down early and the temperature drops. We woke up earlier this week because our puppy was crying because she was cold. The furnace has gone out sometime in the night. The machine that feeds the sawdust into the furnace jammed because of ice forming on some of the sawdust. The furnace went out because there it was empty. Thankfully that has not happened in a couple of years. It was cold inside the house. It took over 6 hours to warm the house back up once the restarted the furnace. I lite heat candles in the house and turned the oven to heat the house back up, While the furnace was being restarted.
This is the time of year I catch up on sewing and mending. I love to read a lot. I have been a book-worm all of my life. I buy a lot of books to read during this time of year. I look up things on-line. I am trying to teach myself to crochet and to bake bread this year. I will post later on that.
I am such a fan of Mother Earth News. Here is a great article about planting flower with your vegetables. We have never done that before. It is something to read up on and to look into it.
It has been an eventful year. We did have a small garden this year. We have had such hot weather during the spring and summer. It was difficult to keep it alive. We had very little rain. Our well went dry again. We used lake water to get us through the dry spell. Thank God for electric pumps and a kind landlord.
We had a hard time keeping our garden watered. We had rain water in the barrels and then we had a water tank. We planted everything in June direct into the garden. Some crops never had time to mature. We knew that was a real possibility, but we thought we would try none the less. We definitely reaffirmed our belief that it is necessary to plant early in the house and poly-tunnel
We have to Our cucumbers gave us a small harvest I was only able to pickle small batch of 6 small jars. Hubby and I were fighting over the pickles. They turned out so good. I can’t wait for this years garden. I plan to can a lot of pickles this year. We need to restock our shelves.
I was operated on in May. We could see Dixie, Our thirteen year old dog, was fading fast. We were hoping that we would have one more summer with her. When we left for the hospital, I asked her to wait to go until I came home. She held on for a month more. Coco woke us in a panic leading me into the living room. Dixie had a stroke in the night and was paralyzed on one side of her body….. We had to put her down. She will be missed. Today is her birthday.
We picked up this little bundle of joy yesterday. Hubby named her Lucy after Lucille Ball on sight. She has reddish brown hair and green eyes. Her name fits her personality. I heard Hubby telling her this morning,” You have some xplainin to do Lucy”. She had messed on the floor. I laughed. He did a pretty good imitation of Desi Arnez.
I need to up date My blog. I have to relearn WordPress because they have made so many changes on the site. I just wanted to up date you. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I have been experimenting on making Sour dough starter. I have copied a lot of sour dough recipes from Pinterest. I have been experimenting on different recipes. I have been determined to learn the art of making bread. Hubby has been tickled pink with my progress. I will start to post some recipes soon.