Things are changing locally, and I don’t believe it is a good thing in the short-term. My daughter-in-law has tried to find work for a couple of months. She had an interview Friday and began working Saturday morning. While I am happy for her, she will need to keep searching for work. Why? Because all jobs are being cut back to less than 20 hours per week.
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This week the temperatures have turned cooler and we’ve had lots of rain. I really hope the rains won’t diminish the colors of fall. I am already missing the hours I spent outdoors and being stuck inside with the rain hasn’t been fun. I’ll get used to it again as always but find it strange how long the adjustment of being disconnected from nature takes me each year. I wonder how those who spend most of their time indoors, rarely getting outside, can stay centered.
My parts for my chair have arrived and are awaiting final approval to be installed, I received a call yesterday informing me to expect to have them later today, so I am happy about that.
This week everyone outdid themselves, I had a very hard time choosing which posts to share with you in today’s Friday Faves.
I had a great time this past weekend when Bethany and I decided to write guest posts for each other. Thank you for such a warm welcome to Bethany and to every one who took the time to head over to My Journey to Ithaca to read my story I really appreciated it.
As September comes to a close I have been very busy pulling up the last of the garden beds and getting them ready for next year, filling the freezer with delicious foods to enjoy all winter, and when nice enough enjoying time outdoors knowing it will end very soon. As I begin to move back indoors for autumn and winter the inside of the apartment is finally getting a bit of much-needed attention and the heavier clothes and blankets are coming out.
I have seeds drying and already want to get started planting my spring garden, just have to wait for the new catalogs to come out. And today I found time enough to make a pan of my black bean dip, several batches are in the freezer while I enjoyed a light dinner of my dip rolled in lettuce leaves.
In the meantime, it’s Friday, and time for my favorites from the week.
You may have noticed the picture in my header has changed, this is a picture I took of the lake Wednesday on the way back from the library. While I loved the look of the photo that came with this theme, it wasn’t home, this is. I hope you like it.
Some times the only thing we need are pictures, but in this case I think the numbers tell the story. Did you know the average consumer who lives to the age of 63 will spend 8.5 years of their lives shopping? Or that as we age the number of hours we spend maintaining our homes increases? See what other statistics you didn’t know.
The little ones were so excited to harvest their lettuce and dig up the potatoes they hardly slept last night. By the end of the afternoon, very dirty children gave me huge hugs and told this was “a very good day”. To think all a child needs is a healthy meal and an opportunity to play in dirt to be happy is simplicity at its best.
I can’t believe we are nearly half way through the month of July and it doesn’t seem like summer has officially arrived yet. The gardens locally are way behind and struggling. The cherry crop is nearly ruined from the rains but one thing I am thankful for is the warmth. Winter lasted so long I didn’t think I’d ever feel warm again.
I have been busy trying to do a little housekeeping on the blog now that I have a computer to work from starting with my Before and After page. I never liked how the pictures were but could not figure out how to place them where I wanted them. It’s not finished I have a lot of projects that haven’t been added yet but if you have a moment check it out and let me know what you think of the new look.
I hope every one in the states had a wonderful 4th with family and friends. We used to have a picnic each year on this day then watch the fireworks, some where along the way it ended, can’t remember why but something I should rectify and hope my sons carry on the tradition for their children.
Did anyone miss me last Friday? I’ll try to make up for my absence this week. 😊
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This is the third time I am attempting to write this particular post over the last couple of weeks. It is the only post that has been lost transferring to the site.
May is book month and with that I wanted to share some books I have recently read. Its a little late in the month, but better than never, right?
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Welcome back for my favorite posts of the week. I hope you have had a great week and that your extended family and friends are safe from the severe storms that have happened this week. As I write this I am listening to the soft patter of rain which for us is much-needed. Ill get right to this weeks favorites, but first I’d like to welcome everyone who joined us thus week. I am so glad you are here and would love hearing from you. Read the rest of this entry »