Monday, September 7, 2015


Hello All.....

It has been forever since I have posted anything.  February!  I can't believe so much time has gone by without my posting something.

This has been a difficult year.  And, tho I always found writing in my blog therapeutic, I guess I have to admit that I just couldn't share the feelings I was having.  This post will explain, somewhat, and later, in a month or two, I hope I can share happier times.

You see, I have lost my husband of 52 years.  A man who helped define my entire life.  He was my hubby, my friend, my forever love.   He cared about what I was doing, what I wanted to do, and wanted to be there next to me to do things with me.  He was a simple man;  never needed anything fancy, never cared about material things, except a good home, and a decent vehicle.  We travelled together, dreamed together, and made some of those dreams come true together.  He has had many trials to endure, and those trials took a toll on him.  His health had been the worst in the last year, culminating in his passing on September 1, 2015.

We loved, we fought, we laughed, we cried, we won, we lost and now I have to find a way to live my life without him.   I will, because he taught me to be strong, and I will do that, for him.   I will be back to share the happenings in my world.

RIP, my wonderful man, who gave me more than he ever knew.  xxoo

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I'm Back Again

Hello Everyone!

     I am back after a rather long period of time, and I can't really tell you why!  I guess I just needed a break, and to be honest, the holidays were not that great for me this year.  Oh, I sent out gifts for the grandkids and family back East, but i didn't do much more.  I don't know why,  I just couldn't get into it this year, and that is VERY unusual for me.  I didn't knit or crochet much, either, which is again unusual.  But I have gotten back to that somewhat.

     Right now, the oranges on our trees are plenty, so I have to make orange juice and get it into the freezer.  I add grapefruit juice to it also,  as I have lots of those, also.

Also, making an apple pie (I have a craving),  and chicken noodle soup!  What can I say, I was in the mood for cooking.   It is  a mood for me that I am in a lot.  Cooking mood.  And I like it.  I'm basically a homebody.  Anyway, it'll be good to get a stock of orange juice built up, too.  If I can get enough, it'll last a few months.   And it is so nice to have our own juice from our own oranges.  What a difference in taste!  

Also made, around Valentine's  Day,  old fashioned Golumbkies.  Or stuffed cabbage,  as it is better known.  

And some cupcakes, too!  The guys loved them.  Of course, so did I.  

So that's what I have been up to.  How 'bout you??  

See you ..........Later, but not so much later, tho!   XXOO. JO