Good morning Friends,
It’s Wednesday, not light out yet, 6:54 a.m. I guess time changing will be happening soon. Something that takes time getting used to every change, but what can we do but go with the flow.
I hear a frog croaking, and now I hear rain. We’ve had days of rain, my grass is overgrown and I thought I might be able to mow today, but I need it to be dry so the grass does not stick to the underside of the mower.
Sunday it rained, Monday was our widow’s meeting, Friends Needing Friends, we had a thunderstorm happen while we were there and fortunately it didn’t rain on the way to or from, yesterday it rained off and on all day, so I postponed doing errands, will see if I get to do them today. Yesterday I puttered inside, working on the bedroom some more, crocheting, reading.
Sunday I made a homemade pizza for supper. Yummy! Even if I do say so myself. DH always enjoyed my pizzas. Italian sausage, homemade sauce using canned tomato sauce with garlic, onion, and Italian seasoning added, simmered for awhile. Sliced green olives.
Mozarella and parmesan cheeses.
Baked for 15 minutes, convection oven at 375.
Driveway overhang from the east neighbors. I’m having a tree trimmer coming to take care of my trees in the next week or so. DH used to do this with his saws-all, then we would both cut it all up smaller and take it out front to be picked up. Grueling work. This guy has a bucket truck to cut things back, and he will cart everything away.
This is a ficus tree that hasn’t been trimmed in a couple of years, maybe 3. A guy would come around and do it for us, for a price, but he hasn’t been around and I figure he has moved on.
Palm fronds have fallen from the palm and landed in the tree, two are hanging in there now.
This is from the front patio.
This is the black oak from our neighbor’s to the west. I need three limbs cut back to keep them off the work shop and out of my avocado tree. I’m hoping he will pay for that part of the tree trimming.
I’m hoping this fall/winter to be able to do a lot of clearing out of ‘junk’ and overgrowth here at Plum Cottage.
Thank you all for your kind words about my crocheted purse. I’m hoping my creations will supplement my income. I want to thank all who have purchased different bits from me, I do appreciate it. I love creating with needles, hooks, threads and beads. I did sell a crocheted needlecase to one of my widow friends this past week and that was nice.
I’ve been only working two days a week lately at my job because of the economy. I’ve been working there for 16 1/2 years. No benefits except that it’s a great job, easy going and my boss is easy to work with. I used to work 3-6 days a week, but not anymore, once in a great while. I am thankful I still have my job, and try to spend my income wisely.
I got 5-6 cuttings recently from a friend of the red flowered passion vine, two of them are doing well, new growth, the rest croaked. I know, just what I need, another vine. Not sure where I will put it yet, somewhere where I can control it. The flowers are wonderful.
A widow friend made stollen the other day, and gave me a loaf. I’ve had it toasted and I also made French toast with it and that was oh so yummy.
I guess that’s it for now. May you all feel God’s love, peace, strength and blessings surrounding you.
Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes, April Rain Song, 1902 – 1967
P.S. I am just reading about and seeing photos of the flooding and loss of homes and lives in Mexico, and we’ve already seen and read about the flooding in CO. My heart and prayers go out for all effected by these flooding waters. It makes me feel ashamed for writing about days of rain, with no flooding.