Today’s wind…

windy day lady.png                           The winds blow…

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This is my chatter for today Tuesday November 5th…

Today the winds blew, and whistled through the cracks of the aging fence that surrounds me.. It’s sound was like the eerie creak on the boards of old crumbling barn floor.. The wind had done it’s best to take all the leaves off the trees.. The trees sit bare except for a couple along the street.. The skies had a grey tone to it.. The kind of color that made even the happiest person feel down.. Clouds piled on clouds filled the skies with a message of bad weather to come.. The wind is a powerful force.. This wind could knock over chairs, and anything not nailed down.. To walk in the wind today was chore taken by those that could fight the wind.. It was not a day for a senior to be out for a walk.. Blustery winds with a hint of cold.. Bone chilling cold.. The day rolled on much as it had started this day.. Just a, ‘I want to stay in bed’ kind of day..  I stayed inside as my to do list was pretty full..

laundry.jpgI had spent my Saturday attached to the stove and the washing machine.. The pile of laundry was growing.. Blankets and bedding were taking over the laundry room.. What was I to do but, put my nose to the grind stone and make it disappear.. I wondered where all the magicians were on that lovely day.. They would be able to wave their wand and all the laundry would be done.. For me there was no magic that could over come the mound of dirty laundry I had in front of me..  I took a deep breath and sorted piles of wash.. ‘Oh my god,’ I had eight loads that likely would take me the better part of the day.. I loaded one, and made my way to the kitchen.. ‘Darn’ I forgot to get the large cooking pots from the basement storage room.. I made my way down the stairs and returned to the kitchen with two large pots to cook in..

kitchen.jpgI gathered the vegetables that I would need to make chili and spaghetti sauces.. It will take me most of my day to have it ready by dinner time.. I sat at the dining room table and chopped up the wash vegetables I had gathered.. I had a case of mushrooms that had to be washed and cut up to go in the pots.. The onions and celery took a short amount of time to finish, but the mushrooms would take longer.. The meat was in the pot, and starting to cook on a medium heat.. I still had to get up and stir the pots every so many minutes.. I sure didn’t want this food to burn.. I added spices to the burger meat and stirred the pots again.. The smell of the spices and the garlic aromas filtered through the air..  I could not escape the smell that was making my stomach rumble loudly.. I continued to clean the mushrooms, and drain them on paper towels.. With a large mixing bowl in my hands, I made my way to the table.. 

vegies.jpgThe time had come to throw laundry into the dryer, and add a load to the washer.. I swear I went, what felt like 700 times down to the laundry.. Back up the stairs I trudged.. The pots needed stirring so that was my next move.. It takes a while to cook the meat properly, so I had time there.. The mushroom cutting was tedious, but the result were worth the time.. The running upstairs then downstairs became a repetitive, and my hips were starting to tell me that they had enough.. I added the tomato’s, and sauce.. It was time to put everything into the pots and let it cook on a low heat.. This was a big under taking that would make meals easier, when time was limited.. As I added each item I noticed the pots were getting very full.. It was time to get two more pots and lessen the amount in the large pots.. The stove I have is like most stoves and only has four burners to use.. Now, I had four pots.. Two of chili and two spaghetti sauce.. This batch was going to be a good one.. 

stirring.jpgAs the day went on the laundry started to disappear, and I felt pretty good.. My to do list was almost done.. The pots were doing just fine, and by six-thirty it was time to have dinner.. The chili was the best ever, and the spaghetti sauce was really tasty.. By the time the dishes were cleaned up and all the storage bowls and jars were filled, I got the time to sit down.. With a glass of wine and my feet up I felt content in my days work.. 🙂 🙂

gran driving red  lips (2).jpgMAGS.. Till later.. Be safe..:) 🙂

 

Another banter…

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This is my banter for Friday August 9th.

Today has been a lazy kind of day. With rain in the morning and rain in the early after noon. It’s been an inside day.. Boring… I had ventured outside in the morning rain to let the pups out to do their thing. The rain was like a soft shower, where the water does not peel off you skin… The kind of showers that you just want to stand in for an hour. I know you would have pruned feet, if you stood in the shower for that long.. But, you know what I mean.. I returned to let the pups back in the house, and the rain had stopped. I could not believe how sticky, and muggy it felt after just a few minutes before. Steamy is a better way to describe the outside air. I watched from the inside of the house as I drank my one and only cup of green mint tea. The sun would be blasting  heat, then it got dark. This repeated about six or seven times. It was really weird… I just relaxed and got myself motivated for some house cleaning.. I sat playing a game I like and the next thing I knew it was eleven-thirty…. I had not even had my bowl of cereal yet… I kind of get really caught up in the game, and I loose track of time.. Once the cereal was done, I just had to get dressed… My mind was telling me, ‘don’t get dressed, no ones coming over.’ My mind made sense, but going outside in my back yard in a night shirt seemed a bit too risky to me. Up the stairs I went to dawn my clothing. It was now twelve-thirty and I needed to vacuum as soon as possible.. The puppy hair was driving me crazy.. 

DSCN1332.JPG    Part off our garden, I believe this is a Japanese Fern….

The kitchen sink was littered with dishes, so I started to clean them up, and clean the over dated leftovers out of the refrigerator. I like to catch all the stuff before it turn green in color. If you have ever open one of that kind of container, you will know what I mean… When I open one a container like that, I usual say to myself.. ‘Oh, penicillin.’ That is before the smell can get to me.. I opened a container of milk once that was sour. Of course the only way to see if it is sour is to smell or taste it…. This brings back memories of when I was a child, and we stayed at my aunts place over night. In the morning the milk in our glasses was sour. We had to drink that milk. That was the worst thing you could do.. So every time I would rather smell the milk than taste it. ‘Totally gross.’ With dishes and kitchen taken care of it was time to vacuum.. I dusted the rugs with a deodorizing powder from gain. If you are even going to us this… ‘Don’t.’  My rug now is stained with white powder that the vacuum won’t pick up.. Thanks to that crap. I now have to shampoo the carpets.. Yahoo! Just what I did not want to do.. I have a very good vacuum, a Dyson… I chased the dog hair around the floor as my Dyson sucked up the hair. Vacuuming done… I look out the door and it is raining so darn hard. So hard that you can actually see the rain falling in a straight down line… Now, that’s raining, or should I say pouring…

DSCN1328.JPG         Same flowers different view…

Once I had finished all the clean up I needed to do, it was time for a sit down and a drink of cold water.. It was drawing closer to the time to figure out what to have for supper… Potatoes. ‘What else could I come up with?’ ‘Hummm.’ Pork chops. There ya go, and through in a vegetable, some bread and butter, and there you have supper. Now that I knew what I was going to make for supper, and I had a couple hours till then. ‘Guess what I did?’ I played my game till dinner making time finally came around. And that was my boring day…. 🙂 🙂

I hope you all Have a great Friday, and weekend.. I will see you come Monday with either some banter or maybe a new story… Till then.. Be safe and enjoy your weekend… 🙂 🙂

I would like to say thanks to all my readers for joining me and reading my banter…. 🙂 🙂 The photos placed amongst my banter have been taken by myself.. Maggie… Hope you enjoy… 🙂 🙂

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MAGS..  Thanks for being here with me… 🙂 🙂