Watermelon Woman

November 25, 2011, Friday,9:22 am
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I cannot let Thanksgiving pass without saying how thankful I am for being alive. And more than just alive–living a full life and cancer-free after almost 3 years from my diagnosis. We had a great dinner and conversation yesterday with family and friends. Today, Friday, I may have to go to a store although I usually stay as far away as possible on Black Friday. I hate the crowds so much.

More turkey and pumpkin pie tonight since I didn’t cook the Thanksgiving meal and have no leftovers. Turkey is cooked, pies made. Only the dressing (cornbread) to make. I cooked my own pumpkins for the pies and am also making soup.

I finished a quilt top and once I decide what backing to use, will be machine quilting. The quilt is for visits from my grandson. It has dinosaurs, tigers, giraffes and even Popeye squares. It was fun and an easy project. I will photograph when it is done.


Winter Garden
November 13, 2011, Sunday,12:17 pm
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Year-round gardening is not so unusual here in Northern California. I now have spinach, collards, swiss chard, leeks, sweet peas, and scarlett-runner beans. So much better than weeds! I added several bags of chicken droppings before planting and it seemed to help the growth. The carrots were from a past years so the seeds may be too old. Ah well.

I am babysitting today for my son and wife. My grandson is 7 months old now. And darling, of course.