Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sunshine and blue sky but not for long! LOL!

What are your plans for the Memorial Day Weekend?  It's supposed to be nice today and tomorrow so I need to 'make hay while the sun shines'!  I'll be hanging clothes out on the line, mowing tomorrow and Nitty goes to the vet today so I guess I will stop by Walmart while  I'm in the neighborhood.  Terminix was supposed to be here yesterday but never showed up....what a mismanaged company!  It was supposed to rain yesterday and looked like it would but it never did but I washed a load and hung it in the basement.  It's supposed to storm over the weekend but be nice on Memorial Day.
Still gathering up my tools........the weed whacker.........cordless from Workx.......
I did find the battery but not the charger...............woe is me..................
I did log onto to the website to see how much it would cost to replace it and it would be about $50.00 so I continue to search and the weeds continue to grow!
I love this tool!  It is by Black and Decker and it is like a giant pair  of scissors with a chain saw as the blades.  It is cordless and is great for cutting back 'the woods' that keep trying to encroach on my property.  I have cut a lot of brush and tree limbs with this baby and if you are hesitant of chain saws like me this is the perfect solution.  Is it going to fell a big tree?  No, but it will get saplings or brush or limbs that get in your way.  I love it!  I can't remember how much it cost but it couldn't have been too much as I bought it! LOL!

I have yet to identify this bird....I just haven't gotten the books out again but I need to.......
I've been making some smoothies with fresh fruit...yummy...this one had raspberries and blueberries with some maple syrup!  
 I made a great chicken salad with the rest of the roast chicken I had leftover and I froze the carcass and bones for broth at a later date.  It came from All Recipes here 
I also made these pecan butter cookies from the Apples for Jam cookbook.....they were so simple...just flour, very little powdered sugar and some butter and they were to be frosted which I was not going to do because I do not like frosting but they really needed it!  So, I made it and instead of the vanilla I used brandy extract and they are mighty tasty!
  I just finished this book which I gave 5 stars.....I didn't want to read anything else and so I didn't until I was finished with it!  I read it on my Kindle...........I highly recommend this non-fiction book.
Amazon stated: "Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod (known to all as Julia) and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the first enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends.
Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland. The remarkable debut of an author now in her eighties, Call the Nurse is a treasure of sweet nostalgia."

I also watched the first episode of a new series on Netflix called...."Anne of Green Gables"!!!!
It is excellent and I like the gal who plays Anne much better than the one in the original movie....this one also has Anne having flashbacks to her original life before Green Gables.  I also encourage you to watch this one!  I'm off to plan and get supplies for my Memorial Day weekend.....rain or shine!  Have a great day!  Happy Trails! 





22 comments:

  1. Your chainsaw tool looks really cool. I need one! We use a sawsall and it needs a new battery every year :(

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    1. I thought of you when I posted this because you had mentioned your 'chain saw days' were coming to a close. This is very safe for me and easy to use and maintain. I do get tired after awhile but it's usually about the time the battery needs charging so it's not really a problem. It gets heavier as you use it! LOL! Especially if you have to hold it above your head for long!

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  2. That book does look good. I am adding it to my list. Enjoy those cookies and good luck finding the charger!

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    1. Thank you Miss Merry. I jsut saw that she has a second book of stories from the Hebrides out and she's in her 80's! I'd better get going! LOL!

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  3. Hi Sam,
    Oh no not another Book. Hard to keep up That one does look good. I will put it om my list. I just ordered about six books this week, used. I will post a picture when I get them.
    About this weekend, well not much I don't think unless the weather calms down. looks like rain most days. But should the weather turn nice on Monday we can pull something together quick.
    I see you are busy as usual, those cookies sure look good!!
    Nancy Jo

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    1. Thank you, Nancy....those cookies are good but less frosting is best....it doesn't take much to put me off when it comes to sweetness. She has another book too I just noticed so I will put the 2nd one on my list! I hope you get at least one nice day over the weekend!

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  4. Hi Sam :))
    The chainsaw scissors look great. I don't know about an actual chain saw...those look easier and safer to handle! If it were me, I'd look and look, not find the charger, order one, cursing that prices are so high, then find the old charger a month later...hope you have better luck lol...

    Oh that smoothie looks great! Maple Syrup is our main sweetener and I LOVE making my smoothies with yogurt, strawberries, orange juice and maple syrup! :)

    We just had our long weekend, Victoria Day, and it was pretty good weather wise, too many tourists around for my liking though!

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    1. I know...exactly...that's why I keep putting off ordering a new one! LOL! I know it will turn up when I do! I'm going to have to make smoothies with almond milk or soy as I am not supposed to have too many milk products....cholesterol! It will clog my old arteries! LOL! Happy belated Victoria Day! I know, our town will fill up as it is a resort town, 4 lakes, 2 golf courses and a small airport where they fly in but I will stay home and out of the fray! LOL!

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  5. When I got out our string trimmer for its first run of the season, I couldn't make it work. Thought it was a dead battery, but the battery just wasn't snapping in right. Luckily I figured it out because things were getting tall around the hackberry tree! Bet the nurse book is good. I enjoy nonfiction sometimes.

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  6. It's a jungle here and I'm sure my neighbors are ready to turn me in...they're pretty futzy around here but at least I am going to mow tomorrow! LOL!

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  7. I'll look for that book! I noticed Anne of GG was on PBS last weekend. I would love to watch all of those shows again. I think that is a brown thrasher. We have one coming under our trees every day now. They are pretty big and have a long beak. Hugs!

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    1. You are such a great 'birder'! Thank you! This Anne is a new series on Netflix and even better than the old one,,,I like the "anne" better. You would enjoy that book and she has another one I will be ordering. Hugs to you too!

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  8. Sounds like you have a lot of good plans :)
    Yes. For $50.00, I'd keep looking for the charger too :)

    I saw the new Anne of Green Gables on Netflix, but haven't given it a try.
    I will have to look for that book though, as I really liked the series "Call the Midwife".

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend !

    ~K.

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    1. You will really like the new Anne of Green Gables and the book too! I read the book Call the Midwife and also watched the series on PBS....excellent! You have a great weekend too!

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  9. That book looks good but I don't own a kindle. Love that "chainsaw" tool you got there.

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    1. I think you could get it on Thriftbooks or Amazon and I can get Kindle on my pc and my tablet both although I really wouldn't want to sit in front of my pc and read a book! LOL! It's a free app for your pc or tablet.

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  10. Ohh that book looks so lovely
    Sending you smiles and love x
    Happy weekend x

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    1. Smiles and love to you too, Cucki. You have a great weekend also!

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  11. No Memorial weekend here but Ramadan does start tomorrow so that means everyone schedules and timings change, no eating and drinking in public from sunup til sundown. That charger has to be somewhere. Hope you get some sunshiny weather as predicted.

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    1. I did hear that Ramadan was starting. I would have no problem not eating or drinking in public! LOL! I know that charger is here....and I also know if I buy a new one it will show up right after I buy another one! Happy Ramadan!

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  12. It's on my bucket list to visit the Scottish outcrops and I live in Scotland! I watched the first episode of AofGG and am trying to like it. They're all very good in it, especially Anne but I keep remembering the original BBC series which seemed much sweeter and lighter. I suppose I should stop comparing and just watch it for what it is!

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