Wednesday, September 11, 2019

#1500 - 9*11

I'm going out with a bang. The terrible bang of 911. Not funny! 
No fireworks display as I had planned. A painful sadness to remember that day has set in and will never leave. It was a terrible day for so many and we don't ever forget the loss and pain this event caused.
Last word:
Take a look at the world around you and think on it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

#1499 Almost at the End

Just some thoughts that keep popping into my mind. 


Be kind!

Respect and cherish Nature!

Remember your roots and never forget where you came from.

Form more connections - always.

Treasure your connections - they matter!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

#1498 Eighty-four

I never let anyone tell me, "Age is just a number." It is NOT! It is a goal! Today is is 84.

The Mister woke up this morning and was at the table drinking his coffee when I came into the room and greeted him with "Happy Birthday!" Now I'm not sure if he really forgot or not, but he said he did! My usual question is "What did your sugar level test?" We both keep track of that. 

Please forgive me for not having his hunting, and police days images scanned. Shoulda - Coulda - I have a large collection of those including many of his racing photos in hands-on albums along with many certificates of commendation and news articles. 
And yes, there are a large number of all kinds of fish photos but it would be overkill! (I think these are in the order of his age.)

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

#1497 Autumn is on the Horizon

The trees and grass are still green, but other signs forecast that summer is starting to terminate.
The Sedum are in full bloom, turning bright pink and falling over.
Soon the porch swing will be covered and the boat taken down.
The spread of the stems reveals spider nests.
Portulaca grew way too tall due to the wetness this year and is finished pushing out the pretty multicolored blossoms.
You can see the true color pink in the porch shadow.
A closer look is nicer.
The fern did well with the wetness but is turning brown now.
No more hummingbirds have been seen for three days. The pine cone wreath needs to be refurbished as the other birds have plucked it for nest materials early in the spring.
Beauty at its best.
The pollinators are hard at work.
I see many doing the job and that is a very good thing.
Henry stands proud but his contents are drooping and falling off more than usual.
I'm going to slice off a couple of leaves and try to root them for next year. It might work. I'll talk them into it!
James stands undressed waiting for his preservation treatment.
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Friday, September 6, 2019

#1496 My Current Reading List

I'm a reader. I love to read, especially mysteries. "Whodunits" are my favorites. I do not like mushy romances, horror, spy, biographies or history books. BUT I have made exceptions in the past due to recommendations. (Some novels are "OK.")

I just thought I would share the list I'm working on, as they are all recommendations. I do not usually give my reviews. I rarely read reviews either but form my own opinions. Just because a book is on the New York Times Best Seller List doesn't mean I will like it - at all!

Skimming a book isn't my style. I read every word right to the end even if I don't really care for the book. AND... if I find a misspelled word I mark it with a circle and with glee, go on! Misspelled words jump out at me - REALLY. One of my personal pet peeves is misspelled words. The next is the changing of words such as vegetables into veggies. I hate the use of "so fun" as it is constantly used now. I was taught that fun is a noun not an adjective. "So" is a lot of things, including an adverb. "So" as an adverb goes well with the determiner like "much." I was a good student in English class. Oh well... Lecture over.

This is the list...
****  = read already

  1. Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber
  2. The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
  3. Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank (reading now)
  4. The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas
  5. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  6. Nightwoods by Charles Frazier
  7. Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales
  8. The Once in every Life by Laurence Gonzales
  9. Great Alone by Laurence Gonzales
  10. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  11. The Twelve-mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson
  12. Clay’s Quilt by Silas House
  13. Black River by S.M. Hulse
  14. The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain ****
  15. Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
  16. The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
  17. The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
  18. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
  19. The Stranger Inside by Laura Benedict ****
  20. Bliss House by Laura Benedict
  21. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt ****
  22. McNally’s Caper by Lawrence Sanders ****
  23. Educated by Tara Westover ****
  24. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

P.S. My e-mail user name used to be "bookworm" before I had to change it to "nookworm." I think I remember that was because I changed servers, and there were other bookworms but I'm not sure. Anyway I like "nookworm" and also have "crannynanny" as another.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Almost at the end of the Roll

After reading so many of other's blogs, especially one in particular, I have decided to just read them and no longer write in this manner of expressing thoughts, other daily activities, and recipes and uploading images here. I'm at #1495 and when my number reaches 1500 I shall stop this activity. I'm even bored with myself. 

I will write memories, current happenings and about other things in separate documents not to be published online.

I've been thinking about this for a while and have made my final decision. I'm quite sure the world will go on very well without my posts. I've always written without caring one bit about responses as it feels good to "get it out." I hope you understand, and if you don't, you don't.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

For the Love of Garlic

A friend brought garlic yesterday from his garden. They are very large and already cured well. 

From the cured garlic heads I tore them apart to have 23 large cloves. After giving them a twenty minute freeze on a cookie sheet, I then double bagged them for the deep freeze and their life expectancy is about a year. By freezing them individually, they won’t stick together when I want to use one or two. The deep freezer in the carport doesn’t cycle like the kitchen refrigerator freezer section does so they will always remain completely frozen.
He also brought five that need to cure. They hang in the dark, dry “Fibber McGee’s Closet” until thoroughly cured. It is well ventilated to do the job.
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~~~~~ Recipe - Garlic Butter~~~~~~

Use this garlic butter to make garlic bread, melt over steamed vegetables or make a quick pasta side dish.
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley or 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. minced shallot or onion or 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to 6 months.