Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No pictures needed

My son went into "In a pinch Rent it" and got the metal detector and guess what In 5 minutes I had my ring. The owner told him that it had found a lot of rings. I had raked the leaves from around the back door and moved them to cover my roses and other perennials for the winter and in the process I lost my ring I was sad not to be able to find it
I am a happy camper. Thank you to all who emailed me and prayed in hopes I would find it.

While I am on today I will be out of town from Friday to next Thursday We are going to the International Fair convention in Las Vegas NV. I have a two fold reason for going I have a sister who lives there so I hope to spend some time with her. She comes to Indiana at least once a year.
Jim will be busy with meetings and I will attend a few of the functions.

My sister tells me it is very cold for Vegas to wear my winter coat.

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. Spend time with your families we never know about tomorrow.
Take care

Love to Eat

This is what we had for dinner which we eat at Noon and not at 6:00 We have done that for 30 some years It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks

This is so easy to make any kind of pasta, jar of sauce and 1# of smoked sausage and cheese
cook pasta to the amount you need for your family. Put in dish or pan pour in sauce, top with with sausage sliced then top with Mozzarella cheese Cover with foil Cook in 400 degree oven 45 minutes or until brown.
My daughter and grand daughter eat with us just happen to stop by when we started to eat. Always as pleasure to have them.

My son went to see about a metal detector to rent we are still looking for the ring.
Take care and enjoy the sunshine today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Had to have some cookies

Some days you just need that good cookies with the chocolate and has a great brown sugar flavor. There is some where in my blog that gives the recipe for you to enjoy. A warm cookie where the chocolate is warm and gooey You can't get that at the store.

I am wanting to start my Thanksgiving baking but I am a few days ahead of my self. We will probably have a few cookies left for Thanksgiving but I like fresh desserts for special occasion's
As I said before I got the Betty Crocker award in High School. Just stuck with me. Isn't that where we start a lot of out habits good or bad.

Hadn't said anything for awhile but I enjoy reading all the other blogs when time allows

You never know when you will meet someone different I went passed the shop tonight and there was a car in the drive way. I stopped in to see if they would like to go in. It was a young woman and two children boy and a girl. Come to find out the lady was the Nanny and she and the children just like to go around after school to have something to do. I invited her down to get a warm cookie and see the farm animals. They really enjoyed themselves The young woman is from Cal. and will be going back home in Dec. Maybe we can stay in touch I have her phone and I will talk to her again. Her family raises goats in Ca.

Take care until later

Friday, November 19, 2010

Grocery Shopping

Today I got my hair cut and then went to the store. Just to pick up a few things.
Well I got started and couldn't stop bought most of what I will need for Thanksgiving Day
I will cook dinner that day.
Speaking of turkey I bought a 20 pound Butterball the others looked just as good, but my
Mom always bought Butterball and I guess she must have been talking to me at the time.

My Mother is on the other side and she was 99 years and 7 months when she left this earth she was a great lady. Will always miss her.

I always put my Turkey in the oven the night before about 12:00 and by 6:00 in the morning the Turkey is done. Then I am ready to bake rolls
I let the yeast rolls rise over night they get nice and large I put them in cupcake pans 2 per cup make about 3 dozen double rolls. I use the Rhodes frozen yeast rolls used them for years just love the way they taste and rise.
I will try and bake the pies and maybe bake a cake on Wednesday

I am having my carpet cleaned on Wednesday so this might be challenging to say the least.

The shop is open tomorrow and I have some ladies coming to paint so I had better sign off for tonight
Until next time

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Customer Service

That seems to be one of the most important parts of any business. I know if people are unhappy with your company. You should work to correct it if it is your fault. One of the fellows that gave a talk at the Coop meeting this last week, said he had dinner the night before and the food was terrible but that he would go back because his waiter was great. It doesn't make any difference what business your in customer service is very important.

We have gotten some more moisture and all of this will add up. Next spring we will need it to grow a crop. We have been doing field work and spreading fertilizer in preparation for next year. Maybe this will help us eliminate some of the spraying in the spring.

Weaned another batch of calves. In the winter we don't hear them but in the summer the calf barn is across the street from our bedroom window. They miss their Mom"s

Have another REMC meeting tonight
So until later Take care

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Statewide Annual meeting

I will be in Indianapolis for the annual meeting of Indiana Statewide. The theme is Together We Can. We will discuss how the election will effect our coops and your electric bills. I know that the CEO's that run the electric companies are committed to what electricity is going to cost the American people. We are different than IPL or Duke as they have Stockholder that they have to answer to, we are owned by our customers we are a coop just like an farm coop or a growers coop.

We will have a trade show so we can learn about some of the latest supplies and materials used in our business. Also will include people who supply business services like outages reporting or printing.

I have not found my ring but I have a fellow with a metal detector who came to day and will come back on Tues. I am still hopeful that we will find it.

Take care until we talk again

Friday, November 12, 2010

Car and Combine Both are Big C

As the day goes by the salesman show up and we have had several of them. Now we also have a new combine coming sometime in the next few months. I know before when we ordered we would get it in time for wheat harvest. Glad I don't have to wait that long for a car. I have been looking at the ad on TV and some look good but I really can't decide what I would like. Just want to be able to haul stuff in it like a truck with an inside bed so things don't get wet and you can lock them down.

I have set up at the 22 annual East Middle school craft show. We can't get in the gym until school is out after 5:00. I am also glad it is only one day. This is the only show I have this fall.

We will have our Open House at the shop Homestead Primitive on Dec 4 11:00 to4:00. Just Google us.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ann's Musings Washing Machine

I want to talk about the washing machine. I believe there are some tall people who read this blog. When I purchased my washing machine I would throw in the jeans and when I opened the top there is was the clothes were all holding hands. They would wrap up around each other it looked like a rope. One day I got mad and called my washer manufacture and ask them was there a way to prevent this . For anyone who has had this problem here is the answer. You drop your clothes in piles around the wringer. Like I can get 4 pairs of jeans and a few shirts in the washer this is a top load. No more untwisting the clothes now they come out without all the wrinkles.

I don't know if you read my blog on Monday. It was a beautiful day and I planted 4 mums before they froze and cut my English Ivy back and raked the leaves around my back door. Between my garage and back door there is about 10 feet in the fall leaves gather and when you open the door they invite themselves into the house .
When I was eating supper I looked down and noticed my wedding ring was missing. Oh no did I take it off looked in all my pockets thinking I might have, well I haven't found it yet and tried to check all the things I did but no ring. Went through as many leaves as I could no ring. Today I am trying to find someone who might have a metal detector and knows how to use it that might help find my ring. Anyone who has a suggestion please fire away. Need to find this ring. Yes it is insured but I don't want to file a claim if there is another way out.

Take care until tomorrow

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fair Dinner Election of Board

This is one of my cookbooks I like this one because it is about Pies. Tonight is the Fair Annual Dinner and election for the board. My husband has been on the local board for 40 years. Our dinner is a pitch-in and it always so much fun to see the people you spend time with for a week in the summer

The Farm Journal cookbook was published in 1965 I don't know where I got it but I have used it several times 700 Best Desserts and Main Dish Pies. I made a cobbler instead of a pie because I think it will serve more people. Below are pictures of my cobbler just use a apple pie recipe and use a crumb topping and then I put a little frosting on top.

Another beautiful day to work outside. I got my 3 Christmas trees out among the shrub . They are white 6 ft tall and have clear lights and and I have 2 reindeer. They will be lite on Thanksgiving night and they run on a timer. I have had to replace several of the lights I just tie more lights because we can't remove the original the light strings are same color as the trees makes it so easy.
Got to go I think I will go paint for awhile. Have the Annual East Middle School show this Sat. 22nd year.
Take care until tomorrow

Monday, November 8, 2010

Beautiful Weather

Today is a perfect autumn day cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. I decided I would rake up more leaves and that lead to removing about 3 feet of English Ivy (By the way if anyone would like to have some I would be happy to share what I have) These are the before and after pictures My son came by and ask me if I was making room for the snow this winter The is right outside my back door

Hope everyone got to spend sometime enjoying this weather. Even driving in the car you can feel the warmth of the sunshine.

A couple of weeks ago Lana at Walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com started this cleaning and organizing thing. So I am working on my Studio and I am on my second day got sidelined by the beautiful day we are having.
I will watch Dancing with the Stars tonight, I can clean while I watch. It is going to get interesting because there aren't as many dancing
A couple of week ago we had a power outage and my neighbor called to see if I had power. Well we did but he didn't. They wanted to watch dancing with the stars I told him he could share my TV but since he didn't come over I called him to let him know who got voted off.

Until we talk again Take care and smile at someone today they may need a smile.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Painting Painting Painting

No I haven't left town or fallen off the bridge but life sometimes gets to busy to follow along on this blog. I am still reading your blogs as I can.
The barns are part of a quilt that we (Decorative Artist ) paint every year and 1/2 the proceeds go to Riley Children's Hosp. I have always painted a square the deadline for the Quilt is next Monday. It will be laid out at the church we meet at in Speedway. And then sent to be quilted by someone else.

Also the little sunflowers gourds were from a tour group that came to Hendricks County. They were from Illinois and very nice to work with. Mayberry Cafe in Danville In. was the meeting place. Gave a program and had a drawing for the Birdhouse that I painted and each person got to take a mini sunflower gourd that appears about.

I will try and keep up the blog but Christmas shows and other obligations will keep me busy
Looks like we are in for some cooler weather but this is Indiana and tomorrow the weather could be a lot different
Take care until we talk again