Gramma Izzie always fed "her birds" (wild birds), and I started doing it after she died. I'm still doing it. I have four feeders on the porch, and I recently put up a glass hanging birdbath (but the birds wouldn't go near it with water so I am using it as a feeder now and … Continue reading Bird treats
It's always been a running joke that I had a black thumb. I loved planting things and having flowers, but Gramma always came up weekly and reminded me which ones to water and fertilize. She sometimes just did it all herself. Most of my plants died every summer, and only a pothos lived inside (I … Continue reading Thank you, Gramma!
The other morning, Ted swore up and down that he was hearing a woodpecker. I could hear a knocking noise but thought it was something rattling around on my metal baking table from the vibrations of the dishwashers. Imagine my surprise when later the next day I looked out at the bird feeders on the … Continue reading Woodpeckers
Sunday, 2/7/2021 - There's truly not much to say about this today. It's been 48.5 hours since I received the COVID19 vaccine, and I had no more arm soreness at all as of this morning. I am running a slight fever now though but honestly wouldn't have known except that Ted touched my face and … Continue reading My COVID19 vaccine- Day 3 update
Time to fill the bird feeders on the porch I think I love snow days more than my students do! We've had five this winter, and getting that phone call in the wee hours of the morning fills me with glee every single time! The cardinals love when I get a snow day because the … Continue reading Snow day!
Way way wayyyy back when (1940s)
Peas growing in a pot on the front porch steps I did it!!! I grew peas!!!! I don't have even enough to make a meal yet, BUT I GREW PEAS!!!!! Peas growing in the garden on the arch Is this not the cutest little baby pea you've ever seen?!? This is a big deal because … Continue reading I grew PEAS!!!!
Have you ever burnt food in a pan so badly that you were sure you'd have to throw the pan away? Let me show you how Gramma Izzie taught me years ago to clean it quickly and cheaply! You need cheap vinegar, baking soda, and tin foil. Please note: do NOT do this on a … Continue reading Don’t toss out that pan!
It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
Yesterday was two years since you died, Gramma. I still miss you so much. I'd give everything I own to have you back. How can it be possible that I haven't seen or talked to you in two years? I don't even have the words to say what I'm trying to say. You told me … Continue reading It’s been two years, Gramma