Monday, June 29, 2015

Who has time for a "to do" list!

It's nuts around here folks!



Here it is Monday evening! It's crazy when the day starts off so busy that you don't have time to look at your "to do" list. I did manage to get the bed made, the dishes put away, the kitchen floor swept, the litter boxes cleaned out, the living room straightened up, and the animals fed before Poppy asked, "are ready to help with the shop"?

The back side of the shop has some rotting wood. We replaced the bad boards with treated 2 x 4's. But wait, we're not done yet! Tomorrow I've been selected to drive to Lowes in Henderson for more nails and a gallon of the best heavy duty oil-based outside paint, one that will cover every flaw in these old fake logs. I'm thinking a rich walnut brown color over this faded red would look good. Also while in Henderson I need to pick up prescriptions and a few groceries...as usual! That means my long "to do" list will lay on the bar untouched for another day.

Some kitties around here have nothing to do but play.

But that's okay!

Here is the first red tomato from the teeny tiny garden. Big and heavy, but not too pretty. It almost looks like two tomatoes grown together?? 

Better get busy. Gosh, it's almost 9:00! I had planned to sew tonight. A day or so ago I cut out two aprons....a red and black print and a green and black print. The trim and pockets on both aprons I had cut from black fabric...or so I thought. When I sat down at the sewing machine last night...prepared to sew... I realized that I had cut the pockets and trim from navy blue fabric, not black. Always something!!

Hope to be back soon.

Love,
Henny


36 comments:

  1. I totally understand no time for a to do list ROFL... I feel so behind ... I may be getting a small break from work after Wed if fabric doesnt come in for more work LOL and then I can work on all I am so behind on here LOL. I am woefully behind outside and inside whew

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    1. I do hope you get that break. You have such a big garden to tend and probably lots of canning to do. :)

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  2. I think we are all so behind this time of the year. I was going to get so much done today....ha ha, I've accomplished nothing really. Just felt so exhausted from the weekend and the heat.
    Wow, that is one huge tomato, I don't think I've ever seen one so big. Who cares what it looks like, it's the taste that counts, mmmm:)

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    1. That's right Karen. I think we all are feeling overwhelmed!

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  3. You just do what you can and it will get done eventually. :-) God bless. ♥

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  4. Look at the size of that tomato!!!
    Jane x

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    1. Hope it is good. We haven't tried it yet.

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  5. I don't care about the shape of a tomato. If it's right off the plant it's awesome.

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    1. That's true. No comparison in store bought and right off the plant.

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  6. The days are flying by, aren't they Henny? What happened to June? I would be making a delicious tomato sandwich out of that tomorrow. Yum!
    "Hi Smokey". Hugs, Deb

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    1. Gosh, the days do fly! I am having that tomato sandwich today! Hugs to you and the kitties too, Deb.

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  7. Oh dear! You sound a bit frazzled. I hope things quieten down a bit for you. Frazzled is no fun. I was rather in that state today when I decided to make pie dough and it was so darn warm in the kitchen that the dough was hard to work with. I finally got DH to help and we got a blueberry pie in the oven. I'm still quite hampered by this wrist brace thing I have to wear. Oh well, we'll all survive.

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    1. Oh my, I would have something to complain about if I were wearing a wrist brace. It would be hard to roll out pie crusts.

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  8. Pause a second for a Smokey or Eli hug and you'll feel like a new person, I bet!
    Amazing tomato - mine are all still bright green but our climate is probably two months behind yours.

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    1. Hey Marty! It does seem like your climate is way behind ours. I can't help but hug Eli every time I walk past him. That takes up a lot of my time! :)

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  9. I think that is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL tomato! I sure wish it was here in my garden! Put lots of mayo on it and enjoy!

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    1. Hey farm buddy!! Thank you! I'm having a big tomato for lunch today.

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  10. Hi Henny Penny, You mean you have enough energy to sew at night!! LOL I sometimes make lists and then forget to look at them! That looks like an heirloom tomato? Pretty goats. Can goats be pretty? Nice kitty. We just have a dog. Nancy

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    1. Oh, lists drive me crazy, but I keep making them. :) Sewing relaxes me. The problem is I can't seem to get in the sewing room until 8:30 or 9:00 at night.

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  11. That is a huge tomato!
    After the work days that you put in, I'm surprised you have the energy to sew in the evening.

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    1. Hey Linda. I look forward to getting away and having an hour or so in the little sewing room.

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  12. That tomato is a dinner in itself! Sometimes Navy Blue looks like Black in the wrong light. I know you need to sew sew sew for those craft sales:)

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    1. Our cabin is pretty dark inside. I am always mixing weird colors together and don't know it until I walk outside. :)

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  13. Those "to do" lists take all the joy out of life----always hanging around like a black cloud. They need to be tossed out the window at least once in awhile. So you should kick over the traces and just do something that you want to do and let the devil take the hindmost.

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    1. I do need to trash all these darn lists! And I need to remember that last suggestion...I like that! Thank you! :)

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  14. Wow, that is some tomato, impressive. I am a great fan of a to-do list but sometimes you can do better without one and just go with the flow.

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    1. I think you are absolutely right! Thank you!

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  15. Whenever we head into town we always feels like we've hitched up the horses and need to do as many things as possible to make the trip worthwhile.

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    1. Oh, that is how I feel too! That's funny!

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  16. Mama, look at that tomato! Got bacon? I'll be right there! Love you mommy! Lynn

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    1. I've got bacon. Wish you were really coming for lunch today! Love you Lynn!

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  17. Wow, that's a family sized 'mater! I love your goats. We had a milk goat when I lived in NC and she was so sweet and had so much personality.

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    1. I sure wish these were milk goats. Of course, I would not know how to milk a goat...but I could learn!

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  18. Hoping you get it all done. A trip to town opens some opportunities for thrifting and such. I'd grab it.

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    1. That's exactly what I did. I went by my favorite little thrift store in Henderson.Made the trip fun! :)

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