Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Busy as a bee!!!

With more storms coming tonight and tomorrow I wanted to get the lawn mowed yesterday.  I did but not without some issues.......I had 1/4 tank of gas in the mower and thought I could make it but I didn't.  I ran out about 3/4 of the way through.  So, I packed up my trusty gas container and took off for Ash Flat and got gas and a few other things while I was out.  I came back and finished the mowing and that was pretty much my day.  Oh, did I mention I spent at least an hour picking up sticks and branches from the previous storms.  Oh, and I also primed a lawn chair and a plant stand after I mowed.  I still have to paint them.  It was a beautiful day to be outside and the lawn is done for another week............
The honeysuckle is in bloom and oh what a glorious smell as I brushed past it on the edge of the woods.
Today was laundry......2 loads of it as the rains are coming.....see how the weather dictates my life? LOL!  I also ran uptown for a few things for supper and for batteries for the weather radio.
I got more 'treasures' in the mail too...........some more dye supplies.............
and my book that I am so happy to get............I will be reading it immediately!  I have searched everywhere for the movie and it is not to be found.............
Do you remember when I told I was wanting to make cobbler aprons part of my retirement uniform?  My Aunt used to wear them all the time and they are so handy and they have pockets!  So, I ordered 2 and plan on making my own pattern from them.  I washed them today and they need to be ironed but here's a look at what I am talking about.........I will be wearing a blouse under them..........they have snaps too..............
They were $12 each and cheaply made but I think I can improve on them if I can make my own pattern.  The pockets will be so handy for when I am hanging clothes outside too.  I can stick lots of clothes pins in them.  Room for a Kleenex too which I seem to always need.  I want pockets in everything I wear!
This item was on clearance and it is a quilted pad that goes over a chair seat, back and arms....almost recovered but not quite!  It was only $6 so I grabbed it.  Anything would be an improvement over my green bedroom chair so I will show you after I vacuum the chair and put this pad on it.  The cat girls have shredded the sides and back of the chair.  I need to recover it in steel wool!  I'm wondering if outdoor fabric would stop the shredding?  There is a fabric that resists cat claws but it is very pricey!  So for now this will be a cheap little pick-me-up.
I'm getting ready to make a quick and easy supper from my 'new to me' cookbook Apples for Jam.......I splurged for canned broth but I need to make my own........another thing to add to the never-ending list of chores...............
I am making this recipe..............Vermicelli Soup with Tomato and Basil.......I'll have a couple slices of my homemade bread toasted to go with it.  She called this her crisis meal and I am so tired that I thought it would suit me tonight...once again the lemon meringue pie will have to wait..........
I will curl up in my bed with my new book, some knitting and a few yarn catalogues......heaven!
I hope you had a lovely day and I hope you curl up with the things you love tonight!
Happy Trails!

10 comments:

  1. I will curl up with Dennis. He's the one thing I love most in this world. I love your new aprons. Do you mind sharing where you found those? I think they would come in very handy. I'm with you with on the pockets. I seem to always need pockets and I always need a Kleenex. You are having a lot of storms. I'm at the lake today for what supposed to be our last nice day for at least another week or so. Your dinner looks wonderful. You'll have to let us know how it turned out. Have a wonderful evening and stay safe in the storm's.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. I think it was Amerimart? But actually when I Googled 'cobbler apron' it came up with lots more and much cheaper! Why didn't I see those before? There are all kinds of colorful and cute fabrics to chose from too. Evidently the storms are not coming now until later this afternoon which is great. Maybe I'll get some more outdoor work done. The soup was awesome.....I was really amazed!

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  2. Your lawn looks great! Ours is full of yellow beautiful flower...good thing I like yellow!
    You can make bigger pockets in those cobbler aprons that I would call a work shirt! I am always stuffing kleenex in my bra:)

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    1. It's the 3rd mowing and we've had a lot of rain.....this summer it will burn up! LOL! You're right...I will be making bigger pockets....I don't carry a purse much anymore so when I run uptown I can just stick my billfold in the pocket. My Mother used to always have a kleenex sticking out of her sleeve. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

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  3. I took one of my herb books to bed with me. We too had rain arriving and the mowing didn't get done.

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    1. Gardening is more important than mowing at this time of year!

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  4. You are busy as a bee!
    Super cute aprons. They are the same style that my grandma used to wear. I'm sure that she made her own as well, as she made quilts well into her 90's.
    The soup looks like a good one.
    Take care, and enjoy the remainder of the week.
    ~K.

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    1. Well, I am a Grandma so they will suit me well! LOL! The soup was fantastic and I cannot believe it as there were so few ingredients.

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  5. And you say I'm busy? Good Golly Girl! You have more irons in the fire than 3 of me do lol. Hope you survive the next round of storms. Love those aprons. My Grandma wore them too. Sure saves from staining your clothes and you can take them off to go to town. Smart move. Surely Joanns woukd have a pattern for them and if you wait they put them on sale for $1.99 quite often.

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    1. thanks for the tip about Joann's! Patterns can be upward of $15 now a days! Got through the storms but the internet was up and down all afternoon before the storms even arrived so I couldn't post or read so I will today.

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