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Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

Changing with the seasons

September 27, 2021

I have been looking forward to the new season of Fall and here it is now where we live.  The daytime temperatures are still uncomfortably warm but they are gradually going down.  We have had a few cooler days where I could open the windows and leave them open most of the day.  

It is more pleasant when I go out to hang the laundry and this makes me want to do a good washing of everything before cold weather gets here.  I have been cooped up inside with air conditioning because I could not tolerate the hotter temperature so now I plan to soon enjoy being able to being outside and do not want to miss any beautiful day. 

There is still very dense vegetation  but there are signs of the upcoming change and when it does change we will prune and transplant many plants and small trees realizing that some of them need more space.   

I have been starting the change inside the house as well and embracing this season and the harvest.

This morning it was time to change the table setting and soon the curtains...

I changed the buffet and preparing for warm tea and coffee and am setting up for the next three months of fall. 

We set up a table at the end of the bar so that I have a place to sit down and peel vegetables.  I have been enjoying this small table on the side of the kitchen.

I have a cloth that I enjoy looking at and for now I have it folded in half but I will cut it and hem it to fit properly when I have the time to do so.

My fingers and hand joints are tender so I have found these knit gloves that I have started using in the kitchen.  We purchased a large package of these because I have found they also help me when washing the dishes.  I can hold the plates and pots and pans better and with less pain.  Charles picked up these gloves at an asian market just outside our town, we knew they sell them in their store. 

They are especially good when peeling potatoes.

Most of the stains wash out if I wash them at the sink after use but that is okay because these are meant for this purpose. 

I wanted to share this about the gloves in case you have painful joints.  Some people have problems with splits on their fingers and it hurts to touch things and this could help that too.  I have never been able to be comfortable in rubber gloves because they always seem to get damp inside and do not dry out well.  So this is working for me at this time and I just wanted to share in case it could help someone else. :)

We have already started with the change of food.  I baked a chicken and a roast last week.  I like to slide onion slices and bits of butter under the skin of the chicken.  

This was a hearty meal because we only ate one full meal this day because we had a busy day.

This was our Sunday Roast, potatoes, green beans and parsnips.  I have a strawberry parfait planned very soon. :)

I am enjoying the changes in the house, and feel motivated to keep going.

Do you change linens in your home as the season changes?  I cannot wait to get out the flannel sheets, that means cold weather will be sticking around for awhile.  What a refreshing thought after a very hot summer.

I have made a video to go with this post, you can view it here, just click this link.

Grandma Donna

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