Sunday, August 18, 2019

A New Hobby ๐Ÿ’™

Since I was a teenager, I always dreamed of learning how  to sew.  As I am getting older my yearning to learn this craft has gotten more intensive, so I decided it was time to learn. as a beginner I didn't want to spend a small fortune on one in case I didn't like it, so I bought a used one that is in great condition.

I already learned the basics and how to run this new gadget. So far it feels and looks simple. 

So now to mend some clothes, then blind hem some pants and hopefully try to make something.๐Ÿ˜ I will see what happens. Wish me luck.I

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Seasonal Allergies๐Ÿ˜ท

I am a food allergy suffer and I have so much compassion for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

I took this video while standing on my balcony. The pollen was horrendous. What a bad day for those inhaling it all๐Ÿ˜ท.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

New Kitchen Gadget, Pressing Back In Time

 I went to do some grocery shopping a few weeks ago and on my way home I stopped at a rummage sale. Not only did I score some lovely items but I also found this. Not sure of it's name, but I was given a good 20 minute class on how to use it.
I believe it's a vegetable and fruit masher.

If you know what this is for, let me know in a comment. Thank you.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Cleaning Mom's by Kitchen...part 1

Had a funeral to attend to in PA. While I was there I took Mom's kitchen into my cleaning hands as I do every time I visit. She is now in her 80's and she just doesn't see the dirt like I do.๐Ÿ˜ฌ

I took my pail full of cleaning supplies and in between funeral sessions I scrubbed the entire kitchen from top to bottom, especially the cabinets.
I took my handy dandy cleaner. This stuff is amazing. You get it at Dollartree. 
It's called "Awesome RLC"...a knockoff of CLR. It's fantastic๐Ÿ˜.
Just don't inhale ๐Ÿ˜ต after spraying...the smell disappears within five minutes. I always spray it and walk away for a bit of time.

Here is a drawer before spraying and wiping it clean.

Here is the after

the door before

door after

The handles came out like new...I did use a plastic brush and more solution to remove the grime, dirt and grease.


They looked lovely.

Next week the refrigerator.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

New Dehydrator

I had been wanting a dehydrator for the longest time but I kept forgetting to buy one when I would go shopping. This last Wednesday I stopped into Goodwin and there it was. Brand new. The box was never opened and I will now get to dehydrate lots of fruits and vegetables.

And it was only $3.99. What a great deal!๐Ÿ˜

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Finally I Get To Post

Sorry for the delay in posting. Since my rotator cuff surgery, my recovery has been very slow and very depressing. I have never known what depression felt like until now. I now have an over whelming amount of compassion for anyone that suffers from depression. It is a very deep and dark avenue that does not allow you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

But with much prayer, good spiritual thoughts and many things to keep me busy has allowed me to see a brighter light than the dim light that was accompanying me on a daily bases. 

I have been going through five weeks of physical therapy now and I can now move my arm enough to personally care for myself. My aides have been a strength of love, a beacon of light and a great help. They will be with me for another 4 more weeks. I am so grateful for their constant care. 

 My aides have also helped me Spring clean the apartment and it is finally looking like Spring...I am very happy now.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Recovery, Home, and new Hair Color

Recovery is finally arriving at a slow pace but with a firm faith to hold me through my dark days. Keeping the apt. in order and clean has been tedious, but grateful for an aide that helps me a lot. The apt. is looking good after a bit of Spring regardless of it not being cleaned on a daily bases like I did before, it's nice and I am happy.

So nice to have a good friend come to your house to do your hair. I was in desperate need of a good hair color and to prevent doing my hair color every 6 to 8 weeks, I decided to have her do a heavy highlight in two tones of blonde. Melissa did a great job and I think I am going to enjoy being a blonde after being a true redhead for the past 62 years and the grays don't show at all..I'm happy.๐Ÿ˜

Friday, March 22, 2019

A New Problem to Fix

   Weather is beautiful here in Ohio, warm sunny days that makes you feel great even though your body doesn't.

With the cold weather striking us here on and off the furnace had to be turned on...but I have been struggling with a dark dust that is coming out of the furnace vent into my living room. I will have to hire someone to Spring clean my apt. but I cannot do that yet until the ceiling is cleaned and painted.

Last week I told my apt. manager that the furnace air dirtied my ceiling.
Usually their maintenance man comes right away to fix any problem we may have...but he hasn't. He has been busy painting two apartments that were emptied out this last month. They said he will clean my ceiling as soon as he is done with the empty apartments.

 This a bad photo of my dirty ceiling with the black dusty stain that travels from the exposed vent across my ceiling.
It's worse then it looks. It's really bad.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Recuperating with Genealogy

When you are recuperating from  complete shoulder surgery there is nothing you can do other than write, read or do genealogy. So since February 6, I have redone almost 250 new family pedigree sheets. I put them in new white loose leaf binders  and I categorized them by family. It has been a  very tedious work but so worth the time.

My son said"Just think of how excited they are every time their temple work is completed. They are shouting for joy". And yes he is right. Now that they are organized I can see which ones have ordinances completed and those that are not. I didn't want to share any more names with the temple at this moment  until the 129 names that are there now are done. There are over 100 more names I have to add to the share list.

So here are my new binders. I

And inside the computer cabinet I found this green basket full of ordained to be done...I need more binders, pedigree sheets, file dividers, gold stars and labels for all these new families.families
 Genealogy work is a never ending task. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

New Updates

Hi everyone, I'm finally back.

My computer for some reason unknown did not want to turn on, then one day I thought let me turn it on again and it worked. I cleaned it well with my antivirus and malware and it is working fine, after not having a computer since Dec. 24th. It was crazy not being able to update my blogs and not being able to do my genealogy. But I am back and ready to work hard this year on my computer.

It's been a busy year so far. I had my family here for Christmas, it was a full house but a happy joyful one. 
I have finally overcome an allergic reaction that drove me insane. You can see by my photo my red neck, that is my allergic reaction to an unknown food item.

It was painful and very itchy. Thank God it is now gone after 4 weeks.

I am also going to have my fourth rotator cuff surgery. My car accident from Sept. 1, messed up my shoulder and I am going into the operating room on Feb.1. It has been a painful outcome thanks to a person who did not yield before rushing out into a four-lane road hitting me and destroying my car.
My car was totaled but I now have a new car...Yippie!

Trying to get everything done here at home before surgery has been difficult but it is getting done.
Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe and have a good January.