Saturday, July 2, 2011

Why stop?

I just cannot seem to stop taking pictures of the goldfinches...how I wish I had taken out that screen long ago.
I told Roger I am going to have to have a feeder right in front of the window once this sunflower is gone.
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It is so hot and humid here...I hung clothes out this morn, the first couple of hours they dried up to a point fairly good, but the last little bit they just hung and didn't seem to do anything. I just brought them in and threw them in the dryer a few minutes....and hung another load out.

Music is blaring....it takes me back to childhood. I have always loved working to music. When I was a kid, I liked to mop...still like to in fact. Sometimes in the summer when we were busy canning and freezing garden stuff, and also picking blackberries and making jams and jellies...I can remember the kitchen floor just getting so dirty we felt like our feet almost stuck to it. I couldn't wait till everyone went to bed....I would turn the music on...not loud of course...but I always got down on my hands and knees to mop back then. And it was pure joy to work and listen to music...uninterrupted.

Preparing food for winter was such fun. We would gather beans and sit on the front porch talking while we broke them...and in between fixing meals...or sometimes after the last meal, we would can them. And we always froze some. Jars had to be filled and the freezer full, or we weren't done.

Or we would be gathering corn to freeze...that is another job we would do that could cause a mess...we would 'shuck' it...not sure if you call it shucking when it is still green, and take the silks off and cut off any end with worms on them...and all that stuff that came off the corn, I would gather and take and throw across the fence to the cows...

Then the corn was washed and then put on the stove on to blanch, and then cut off the cob. We froze very little corn on the cob because it took up too much room in the freezer.

We always bought peaches and canned them, and canned some of the blackberries for pies. And there was an old apple tree we used to gather apples from...we peeled them and I think mom froze some, but we cut a lot and laid them in the sun to dry....
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I am messing around with things here...trying to go through some things and choose what I want to keep and what I want to pass on. Not having a lot of luck. I need to stop with that and do the vacuuming and some cleaning.

It feels so good to be able to reach and do stuff...I think I am much farther along with the therapy than they thought I would be. And it feels wonderful...I just have not felt like myself for the past month or two.

10 comments:

texwisgirl said...

oh, you go with your cleaning, mopping, music-jamming, self! glad you are feeling better and able to do more stuff!

(you sound like my husband - he likes music and cleaning. ugh!)

Ginny said...

The goldfinches look so pretty with the sunflowers!! I love doing chores to peppy music. As a teenager, I couldn't do my homework without listening to music. But now I can't listen to any music if I have to think, like on computer.

don said...

Beautiful Gold Finch shots. I do get these at my feeders occasionally. For the last few weeks the birds have disappeared for the most part, except to come by and get drink at the bird bath. There must be so much food out there, they don't need mine. :-)

EG Wow said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Rose.

It has been muggy here too but I'm oping today will feel a bit better. I want to work in my gardens, or one of them. There are always weeds to pull. :)

Goldfinches are great birds to watch! No sunflowers are out here yet, though.

don said...

I have a feeder almost within reach through a window (about 3 feet outside the house). It took a long time but finally the birds have, for the most part, accepted me sitting just inside the glass at my computer and watching them with the curtain fully opened. Go for a closer feeder! :-)

Barb said...

I love watching the goldfinches, and we also have a pair of cardinals that are just beautiful. I never get tired of watching our feeders, and the busyness of the birds! Take it easy with the cleaning, you don't want to undo what has been improved! Happy 4th of July to you, does Lorelei enjoy the fireworks?

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I'm glad that you are feeling more like yourself. Pretty pictures of the goldfinches!

A piece of news said...

I have a feeder outside a window for the cats to watch. I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Judy said...

So glad you're feeling better Rose...What we take for granted, like being able to move our arms to do things. Love the photo!

Mary said...

I always enjoy your memories. I shucked bushels of corn every summer when I was young so mom could can it all. Lots of work, but I didn't mind when someone else was helping...usually my sister....and we could play some sort of word game to pass the time. Love the goldfinch photos! With the price of sunflower seed right now, I may have to start growing my own! I nearly died when I saw it was up to $33 for 50 lbs! My birds may not get a lot this summer from here on out.

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