Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cleaning and clearing...........slow boat to China!

 I'm on a cleaning foray right now.  I spend so much time outside during the Fall (really our Summer) that I basically ignore my house!  I got going yesterday though and got the bedroom done.  It's pretty "blah"...not carpeting or wall color that I would chose.  I plan on selling though so my first objective is to get it ready to "show" and then if I have time I'll paint, etc.
 I'm so bad, i just hung pictures on nails that were already there just to get them off the floor.....LOL!  You can tell can't you.  It's funny though........I'm noticing things that need to be done before I list it....#1  rehang the pictures in more appropriate places! 
 The dresser above was my Mother's and the one below was given to my by a friend years ago. 
Today I repotted all those plants I brought inside...what a mess that was!
I just can't let them die though........and the geraniums will have some propagating done this Winter where I "multiply" them!
Last week when I went to Mountain Home I visited the organic/natural food store they have there and picked up these precious, delicious, addictive treats........  
They are so crispy and delicious and made with olive oil so how bad can that be?  These happened to be sweet ones with orange but there are cinnamon and also savory ones with other spices and herbs.  They're imported from Spain and made by hand so they're not cheap but it was a special treat.  I decided to Google Spanish Tortas and lo and behold I found a recipe at Wild Yeast blog.  I haven't tried it yet but thought I would share it with you in case you wanted to give it a go.  I was going to copy it here but she asked that I get permission from her first.  What I find strange is that she copied it from a Spanish Cookbook that she refers to in her post.....hmm.....sounds like a double standard to me! LOL!  I'll definitely post when I get around to making them and vice-versa.  If you try them let me know.  They are out of this world delicious!
I hope you are safe and I'm still praying for our neighbors out East who just keep getting hit with bad weather.  I wish I could just go across the street and start helping but I can't, all I can do is pray and pray and pray.  God Bless you all!


  1. Sounds like you are off to a great start, getting everything organized.

    I saw those treats at a specialty grocery store recently, but I didn't buy any. Now, I wish I would have :)

    We too, are still praying for all those that were affected by the storms, and those that continue to have terrible weather.

    Have a nice evening, my friend.


  2. You always get so much done! I love your mom's dresser! I have one that belonged to my grandmother Clark that I cherish.

  3. I haven't cleaned in weeks and really, really, really need to. It's just such a wasted effort because it just never seems to seem clean for very long. Have a good weekend. Tammy

  4. Well done on your cleaning and tidying. And repotting the geraniums....that reminds me I must do that too!! Enjoy those delcious treats and have a happy week.
    Helen x

  5. It's a nightmare isn't it, preparing a house for sale. Good luck.

    Those Tortas look good :D


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