Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Colorful leaves

My sister in law is the greatest! She has a wonderful and beautiful way with the written word, me, not so much! Kathy can transport you with her letters that is makes you feel like you are right there with her. Makes me have a love/hate with the way she writes. Why can't I spend some time with the blog and write something very profound??? Well, it's not me, there it is! Kathy forgive me for the love/hate comment!! I do love you!
So with all of that out of the way, fall has arrived and like summer it has just came, BAM, it's here! Trees are turning such beautiful colors, the reds are so intense and yellows are so sunny! Makes me fell bad that the colors are going to be gone by mid October.
Tonight on our way out to have the truck worked on person's house, we saw wild turkeys, Sand hill cranes, and geese, all within a 3 mile area. Wild life is abundant around here right now. We saw no deer, but that's okay. Well, that's all from the northwoods, blessings, my friends!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall is coming

Fall is coming very shortly! I have a love /hate relationship with fall, I love the cooler temps and the beautiful leaves, but then winter shows up and all is LOST!!!!!!! Winter is rough for me, long dark hours and the boredom you can cut with a knife. This year I hope will be different as I joined the fitness center and maybe the boredom can be kept at bay!
So I signed up for a week without sugar, it's going okay, not the best. Had a piece of cake last night after Bible study and I made it all day with any sugary treat, man that stunk! I have been toying with the idea of giving up sugar, but this commitment has made me realize how much I eat during the day without knowledge!
I have a box of apples to tackle and make some no sugar applesauce. So, off to work I go! Blessings!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Summer is almost over in the northern Wisconsin! We could get a frost anytime soon, though the temperatures haven't been that cool. The sun is shining today and it's been overcast most of the day with a few showers/downpours during the last 4 hours! We had our grand girls again last week, spent a few hours after work at the beach, it was really relaxing for me and fun for them.
 Gordon's garden is small, but looking nice. The potatoes are potato bug free! Tomatoes are coming on fast and furious! Making zucchini pickle relish and lovingly giving it away! One can only eat so much pickle relish!
 I joined the local fitness center, something has to change for me and my back, so this is what I thought, if I can get my core stronger, then my back should get a little better. I really like the strength training part of it! I also signed up for a free week of I quit Sugar, it's a blog, Sarah Wilson runs the blog. Check it out. I plan to do a week free of sugar! Maybe it will be longer, see what happens!!
Well, that's all from here at the ranch(not really a ranch). Blessings!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

zucchini relish

On Thursday, my friend gave me 3 zucchinis from her garden. I have zucchini, but hated to see this go to waste. So, I made zucchini relish last night. I used Mrs. Wages pickle relish mix that I got at Menards, I know, Menards??? But used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar. It tastes very good. I got 5 pint jars and hope to give away 3. As to pictures, I  tried to find the best lighting! Don'y look at the dirty stove top, LOL!!! Blessings!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

party for Twin grandaughters

Thursday our twin granddaughters turned 11 and today was the party to celebrate that event! It is always fun to see everyone which means the in- laws and the outlaws(just kidding). Kate's family is so warm and friendly, they are such a joy to visit with! They girls made a haul and we eat like it was our last meal!! Kurt grilled hotdogs and brats, everyone brought a dish to pass! I made cupcakes, so easy for everyone to eat! Have a great week, blessings!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

fun week

We had a great fun week with our granddaughters. I think they went home tired, though. We played games, went to the Potter's Shed, went shopping, had smoothies, read books, played on my Kindle, played dolls, had a tea party, met their great Aunt Sandy and Uncle Bob, had pizza twice, and just hung out! It rained when we wanted to go swimming or fishing, bummer!!! Blessings! These pictures are from the afternoon at the Potter's Shed. Kora painting and the twins did mosaics, a bear and an elephant.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

3 granddaughters

Yesterday, I worked very early, then came home to eat a quick sandwich, then off to get our granddaughters for a week of fun! We are still planning the days when I get home early from work on what to do next. Probably an afternoon at the Potter's Shed, bookstore, lake for swimming and fishing, farmer's market and a lunch with my sister and her husband.
We went to church today where our daughter and son-in-law attend, then to lunch with them. Erika will try to get over here for an afternoon with the girls. So, now we are playing a game called Tri-ominoes. So, I will close for now. Blessings!!