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Friday finally!

Friday- do you hear the word the same way I do?  It sounds like a smile and a sigh mixed together with a hint of excitement.  Oh how I love Fridays!

This week has brought me allergy relief finally.  I won’t go into the grossness of post nasal drip but I will tell you this.  When the Dr. says post nasal drip is burning your vocal cords you too will finally decide to stick with the daily allergy pills.  My voice is back finally and I feel so much better.  I love my cat, Muck, but she is a nuisance at times.  She isn’t the loving cute cat you see in pictures at all and due to the fact I am allergic to her she better know how lucky she is to have a cushy life.

My spoiled moody cat, Muck

Anyhoo, this week is over and on to the weekend.  Tomorrow I have a brunch with some friends of mine. Yay to girl time- good food, mimosa’s and lots of gabbing!  Gotta get up early enough to make coffee cake to take with me – yummy! My recipe is one my mom made when I was younger and I double the crumble topping for extra sweetness.  It will be a perfect desert for us ladies!  Then in the evening I am making Chicken Tortilla Soup (thanks to the Pioneer Woman for the recipe) for it.  It is a delicious recipe that cans super well also.

Tomorrow hubby is going and picking up new flooring!  It’s a beautiful dark wood vinyl.  We like hardwood but after research we have decided vinyl is what is right for us.  More on that with pictures soon!  I am super excited to update my house.  I suppose I should tell you about my 1947 home.  Maybe soon with pictures of what we’ve changed and pictures of what we haven’t (outdated and ugly).  Till then enjoy life.  Be true to yourself and give more then you receive.  God Bless

Chickens, Crafts, DIY, Family, Garden, Home, Oregon weather, Sewing

Long time and no blogging!

Well I just looked and last time I blogged was 4 years ago!  Wow! So much has happened in that time. We have bought a house married off a daughter, gained a son in law and 2 grandsons.  Another child has grown up and joined the Army. We have bought our house and discovered home ownership is hard work but worth it!  I have went back to work after 16 years of being a stay at home mom and hubby has a new self-employed career.  The kids left at home are 5th and 7th graders already!

Life goes by us so fast!!!!!  This year I am letting about 80% of my garden go.  Keeping the asparagus, rhubarb and a small patch for tomatoes.  Work is keeping me too busy to tend my large garden.  The land won’t go to waste though.  I am getting chickens and giving them the space!  Yep trading garden for chickens.  I will have 8-12 chickens, including 1 rooster to protect the flock.  I will be raising the chickens for eggs and when they quit laying we will butcher them for food.  I will let the kids name them but I want old fashioned names like Henrietta, Adeline, Bernadette and the such. Look for stories about chickens and chicken raising in my future!

Also,  I have gotten back in touch with my crafty side and will hopefully have a place this year to set up my sewing machine where it won’t need to be put away ever again.  I am talking about a craft room/she shed.  One day in the future hopefully and I will be able to explore sewing like never before, have a place for all my craft supplies and a love seat for friends to hang out on.  Maybe I will be able to share some lesson’s I learn on the way with crafts!

Home ownership is amazing!  We are responsible when things break or wear out.  Having a contractor for a husband is a big bonus.  We have pulled paneling off the wall and painted, painted the exterior, tiled the shower and painted both bathrooms with new hardware.  My husband just put a new roof on our house last month!  Next projects are laundry room and kitchen/living room flooring!  I will definitely be posting pictures of those processes!

Please forgive my for my absences.  I will try to share life stories more often!  God bless and have a great night!