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~ September is Slipping Away ~



~ Saturday, September 22, 2018 ~
~ Harvested all the Lettuce in AeroGarden One ~
~ A Lucky Lotto Day ~

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~ Cannas Bloooming again after a Nap ~

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Up too early again on Friday, woke up around 3 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep, crawled out of bed about 3:45
Put a load of Dishes in the Washer, started on that, doing the Coffee Pot in there, so had to wait on Coffee
Edited a couple of Photos, finished and posted my Blog, now sleepy all over again at almost 5 a.m.
Back to Bed or not back to Bed, that is the Question? Well, not for a little while yet anyway

Checking the Weather... Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Says 52 out there, this is the first Day of Autumn, not of Winter!
And only going to 74 Today, well that is some better anyway, wonder how the Pumpkin Vines will like this?

And so, when I was trying to get back to sleep I was thinking of my back Gardens for next Year
I wasn't sure before last Spring I would plant again this year but changed my mind as the Season started
And then with the crazy Weather we had this Year, had the worst Garden season since I started back there
So I was thinking again... keep going next Year or just start dismantling the Cages?

Put the Coffee on at 5 a.m. I had the Pot in the Dishwasher and that's when the Load was done
Then I worked my Puzzles, finished that and went out to the Kitchen at 6 a.m. to Harvest some Lettuce
I had three Pods of Lettuce in that Garden with Two Tomato Plants, and the Tomato Plants get big

~ Lettuce Crop Ready ~

The lettuce was beginning to shade the Tomato Plants so I harvested all of it. into the Crisper in the Fridge

~ Ready for Salad and Sandwiches ~

Now the Tomato Plants have more room amd away they go... And the Tomatoes in Garden Two have Blooms now

~ More Room and Light for the Tomatoes ~

7 a.m. finally... What's the Weather? Hoooo Boy! 49 Degrees, that's a bit cool ain't it?
Flipped on the Window Cam, looks OK for a run out back but I do think I will need a Jacket
So at 7:45 a.m. on with my Jacket and Cap, with the Trash again, in the Bin, around back and this time FIVE Blooms
But they are a bit Smaller on this Cool Day... the Temp have anything to do with that?

~ Five Blooms on a 15 Foot Vine ~

Enough Gardening for the Day? Well I did move the big Tomato Pot back on the Porch
Need to sweep the Leaves off the Porch and move some other Pots, maybe later in the Day
But time for an Egg and Bacon on a Biscuit and some Morning News, if there is any worth watching

And then off to the Price Chopper for my Daily $20 worth of Losers, but instead had a little Luck
Scratched off a $10 Winner, then two Losers and then a beautiful $100 Winner!
So of course I had to go back and cash in that Beauty and trade for more...
Down the Hill to the Fast Stop, Bought $30 More, cashed in my $110 to pay for them
Back Home then to Scratch off $20 in Losers and One $10 Winner, still ahead for the Day

~ Best One for September - So Far ~

And back to the day's activities, or lack thereof, a long afternoon to wade through
I did go back out front and move some Pots around and sweep leaves off the Porch, looks a bit neater
I just have those Fall feelings now that everything out there is winding down and the cool Day enhanced that
A few less Plants now out front, nothing out back except a few tiny Tomatos and those Pumpkin Blooms
I just feel Winter closing in and that is a depressing feeling for me, more so earlier this Year

So, what's for Dinner, lots of stuff packaged in the Freezer now, take your choce
Decided on some of that Beef and Cabbage to heat up at TV Time
And again, that was pretty much 'My Day'... Good Night Eleanor...

~ Es Domingo Manana ~



~ Friday, September 21, 2018 ~
~ A Clean Up Project in the Pumpkin Patch ~
~ And Smoked up the Home Place! ~

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~ Flowers still Holding on ~

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Friday again... Where did this week go so fast? Last Day of Summer today and Autumn tomorrow
Checked the Weather, says light Rain, peeked out the Door, Street looked damp but not raining
69 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. and only going to 78 later, much cooler Day than Thursday at 94

So, Usual Morning Routine done, headed out front at 9 a.m. Quite comfy at 67 Sunny Degrees
Caught a Photo of the Flowers on the Neighbor's side, some left but others holding on
Then a Bucket of Plant Clippings from Thursday up to the Trash Bin, dumped it in, then out back
Greeted by Two more Pumpkin Blooms, another Double Header but why so far apart on the same Vine?

~ Double Header Blooms for Friday ~

Got my usual Photo then got an Idea for the Day... clean out some of that tall Grass and Weeds in that cage
Got a start on that, wanted to uncover the Vines that are still blooming, pulled out some grass
Now that could wait until I got my Lottos, then hook up my Mower later and cut the Grass around the Vines

Off to the Price Chopper, needed my best Pain Killer I use every Day... ASPIRIN, works for me
Been taking one a Day for at least 70 Years... Now and then when I have a pain here or there
Got my Aspirin, got my Lottos, headed back to scratch off nuthin again, Oh well, won the last Two Days

~ Need to clean out the Grass and Weeds out of the Pumpkin Bed ~

Then out to my big Job of the Day, hooked up my Power Cord through the back Window
Out back, plopped the cage over and then pulled and raked out the tallest grass
Next hooked up my little electric Lawnmower and cut it all neatly, looking a lot better
Then put the Cage back into position and was done with that for the Present

~ Now Doesn't that look Better? ~

Headed back in, opened the front Door AND WHAT IS ALL THAT SMOKE!


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~ Smoke in the Living Room ~

~ Smoke in the Office Room ~

~ Smoke in the Bedroom ~

~ Smoke in the Kitchen ~

~ The GUILTY Party! ~ NO IT WASN'T ME!

So what caused all that SMOKE? Well some IDIOT left some Sugar Water for the Hummingbirds on the Stove
It was on low, and I intended to shut it off after I did something on the Computer and before I went outside
But.... hmmm... Did I forget? well been forgetting a lot of things lately, gonna have to watch it better

And why didn't the Smoke Alarm go off? Battery says it is OK, just get that Smoke outta here
Left the front Door wide open, turned on the Ceiling Fan in the Office and in the Bedroom
Turned on the A/C and set the Fan to continuous running on the Thermo, then sat of Front for a while
After enjoying the cool Weather for a good while I headed back in to dump the black Sugar in the Pot
Gonna take some heavy scrubbing to get out the rest caked on the sides and bottom...
AND... DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE ON AND LEAVE THE BUILDING!

Well that was about all the News fit to print on Friday, finally the Smoke dissipated but the odor did not
Thought I would run up to the Price Chopper and get a stinky Candle to see if that would help
They had some big fat ones for $4.99, one flavor was on sale for $3 so of course I got that one
Why was just that one on sale? After I had it lit for awhile I could see why, not the best Scent
Not unpleasant but not exceptional, said something like 'Fresh Melon', anyway it worked to some degree

~ 'Fresh Melon' Scented Candle ~

Then Dinner, hotted up some more of that Chicken and Rice and closed out the Day... see ya later...

~ Is it Saturday Yet ~



~ Thursday, September 20, 2018 ~
~ The Usual Morning Activities ~
~ Prepared Arroz con Pollo y Salsa de Tomate Verde Picante for Dinner ~

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~ Need to Harvest that Lettuce ~

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Thursday September 20th, this Month is running away! And October will be sneaking in soon
I feel is is Autumn already, well yes it almost is, The 22nd marks the Start officially
But I think we began to feel and see it at least a week or so already, a few cooler Days
Some Plants begining to bow out, the back Garden tapering off fast after a poor growing Season

And 7:15 a.m. My usual Computer finishing time... Back Garden checking time? Bet we got Blooms
I saw several on Wednesday that looked like they would be ready soon, how many Today?

Out into the Morning at 7:30 a.m. and 75 Degrees... Heading to 93 later they say, about like yesterday
Tossed my Trash in the Bin, back in front of the Building next Door, saw my Roses staging a comeback

~ Popcorn Roses I Planted ~ Building next Door ~

Then around back to see Two more Pumpkin Blooms, the end has not arrived yet
Then saw some bright little Flowers over in the Forest under the Paw Paw Trees, what are they?

~ Cute little Wildflowers out Back ~

Back around front on the way in, stopped to put the Salvia and Tomato clippings in the Bucket
One more step for the Fall fade out and cleanup... Sad in a way

~ Bye Bye Salvia and Tomato Plants ~

Finished the out back runaround for the Day, needed to run to the Price Chopper for necessities
Milk, TP and some Rice for today's Dinner Experiment, and hit the ATM for Scratcher Money at the Fast Stop
At the Price Chopper, hit the ATM, got a super pack of TP, on sale, 12 big Rolls for $3.99... regular $6.99!
Then all the way back for Milk, and back again for the big Box of Uncle Ben's Rice, headed to the Fast Stop

And down the Hlll to the Fast Stop, 'Dubra Utra' to Navru, bought $20 in Tickets, headed Home
Last time there on Tuesday I won $25, $5 profit, this time I won a $15 and $20... $15 Profit
And set for the Day, getting too hot already for work outside (work? that's what I do for fun)

Set a couple Chicken Thighs and a Biscuit to thaw, Biscuit for Breakfast, Chicken for Arroz con Pollo later
Had my Biscuit and Sausage Gray and the Morning TV News catch up, decided to start on my Rice
I got the 'Uncle Ben's Original', my favorite Rice I use for everything, just the Best IMNSHO...
And so easy to prepare the Rice, into the Pot with Water, Rice and a tad of Butter if desired
Then bring to a Boil, reduce Heat and simmer for 20 Minutes and VIOLA! Arroz exceliente!
My Recipe for this Dish is very simple, most of the Seasonings are in the Salsa Verde
The Meat is Roast Chicken, chopped up, added to the Cooked Rice, then the Salsa is stirred in
Then ready for heating and Dinner any time the desire for excellent Cooking is requested... (HAH!)

~ Arroz con Pollo y Salsa de Tomate Verde Picante ~

So more playing around with my Keyboard trying to record a Song or Two and not much success
Seems my fingering ability of the Keyboard has ebbed with the Years, was pretty good back in the 70s
Wish I had some of the recordings I made back then when I had my Recording Studio

~ My Four Channel Music Center in the Good Old Days ~

~ Two Channels in Front ~

~ Two Channels in Back ~

So on into the Afternoon and Evening, TV News, Movie, Concert and Dinner with my new Salsa creation
And for sure I will know what to do with the next batch of Green Tomatoes if I get one
Like the Relish I made with them a couple Years Ago, this stuff is worth writing Home about!

~ Heading to Friday Now ~



~ Wednesday, September 19, 2018 ~
~ Harvested most all the Tomatoes ~
~ Lost the latest Female Pumpkin Bud ~
~ Removed more fading Plants ~

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~ One Bloom Today One for Tomorrow ~

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Yes, it's Wednesday now and my Whites are in the Washer early
Didn't shut the Bedroom door after my last trip to the Loo and woke up at 4 a.m.
That's when the AeroGardens in the Kitchen blast on with a flash of bright light
But I snuggled down beneath the covers and lasted until 5 a.m. when I gave in and got up

And yes it is Wednesday, 'Halfway through the Working Week', whatever that was...
I used to have a job but it wasn't much work, just driving around and fixing things... yeah, FUN!
And really not, in this middle of the Week, not one single Idea of what to do all this coming HOT Day
It was 94 on Tuesday, hottest Temp on that Day in 45 Years, and Mike says it will hit a record 95 Today!

7 a.m. Morning Computer stuff all done, what's next... Breakfast or an out back Trek?
The Weather looks just like Tuesday, 73 to 94, well 95 is the Record for the Date, a chance at that
Despite the Heat Today it looks like winter is going to creep in, the Sun is coming up a little later every Day
Forecast says Sunrise at 7:03 a.m. but it is 7:15 now and the Sun hasn't peeked over the gully yet
Time for a quick run out to check the Pumpkin Blooms before it does...

Up the Stairs, around back, around the Corner and only One Pumpkin Bloom for Wednesday
But one right next to it will make it's Debue Thursday... And the Female Bud is leaving... Oh Woe

~ Female Bud at 7 a.m. ~ And fell off at 10 a.m. ~

On the way back in I got a couple Ideas on what to do, A few Plants are giving up
And an empty Pot will look better than the Plants shriveling up as they are now
Then I went back out to harvest all the Tomatoes, green or ripe... Picked them all
Now all gone from the Pot and Beds except some tiny ones that might or might not produce...

~ Final Tomato Harvest? ~

~ Some of these might Make It ~

Then back out front for a lttle Plant clean up, first the Tomato Plant in the Pot, just picked the last Two Tomatoes
Got my Lopper, cut off the Stems, later will dig out the Root and move the Pot back to the Porch

~ Tomato Plant to go ~ Tomato Plant Gone ~

Next Two Planters of Salvia, don't know why I planted those, tried them before without much luck
And they didn't do so good this year either, now one of the first Plants to dig out
So I started on that depotting, digging away, had my Phone in my Pocket, some woman started me what to do!
Well I wanted to do what I wanted to do, I tried to shut her up, took me Ten Minutes to shut her up
Found it was some 'Sound Assistant' no idea how it got turned on when in my Pocket
Anyway I dug away at my Task and finally two more empty Planters for next Spring (if there is one)

~ Two more empty Planters ~

~ Bye Bye Salvia ~

1 p.m. what else to do, I had no ideas at 7 a.m. Look at what I came up with! Been bizzy!
So what to do with all them there Green Tomaters? I have made Green Tomato 'Relish' I stll have some Cucumber Relish
So, an Idea... 'Green Tomato Salsa' that kinda sounds good, looked it up and there were Recipes
So I printed one out, didn't follow it exactly but started on my variation
Rinsed, peeled and chopped up all them Maters... Then a big Sweet Onion, into the Pot to simmer
Added just a bit of Jalapeno, Garlic Salt, Oregano, Basil, Cumin... Simmered a while and tasted...
Hey, not bad but needs a little bit of Sweet, added just one Teaspoon of Sugar, tasted again, just right
Let that finish at low heat, then let cool and into a couple Jars, now what shall I use that with?

~ My take on Green Tomato Salsa ~ Delicioso! ~

And again that was it for the Day, Played with the Keyboard a little more, frustrating some
My fingers just can't find the right Keys much more than in the past, why you suppose that is?
Anyway A good busy Morning, decided on some of that 'Pasta con Ternera y Salsa Picante' I made earlier
Still good but not as tasty as I thought back when I made it, just a tad on the sweet side

So the usual Evening, finished with my Dinner and another Musical Concert... and 'How Sweet it Is'
(or WAS... anyway)

~ Happy Thursday Ahead? ~



~ Tuesday, September 18, 2018 ~
~ Nothing Special ~ Just another nice Hot Day ~
~ You can't have a Circus every Day can You? ~

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~ Morning Garden Trek on Tuesday ~

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Tuesday Morning, my feet hit the floor at 4:46 a.m and I was ready for the Day
Started in on this and that and kept busy busy until 7 a.m. with my Blog, Computer checks
Editing another short Musical Video then my Morning Computer playing around done and ready for what?

How about a look at my Garden in the Closet, how is that going? Well not going very well
See why I called it an 'Experiment'? I didn't know if it would work and it didn't... very well
Only one Onion looks like it's going anywhere and the Radishes grew too tall too fast and fell over
Well ya can't win 'em all and this interlude sure doesn't look like a winner

~ This Experiment not going Well ~

And a look at the Weather for the Day, oh well, HOT! Fron 72 now to 92 then... Inside for sure -> then
And out for the Trash and Garden Trek, caught a few sneak peeks with the Window Cam
Then my Jug in the Bin and the turn around back and Three more bright Blooms on the 'dropped' Vine
That Vine is now abuut 14 feet long from the Hill it was planted in and now how far will it go?

~ Three More Male Bloom ~ Female bud still There ~

I picked one Tomato from the Plant in the Pot on the way out, then Three more from the Beds out back
A few more back there but now only Two little ones left on the Plant in the Pot

~ Three more Dinkies ~

And off tothe Fast Stop to chat some more with Navru and show him my new Video on my Phone
Traded in my $25 of Tuesday's Winner Lottos for $25 more, then Navru gave me some more Donut Goodies
Headed Home, scratched off another $25 in Winners... even up

~ More Loot from the Fast Stop ~ Won $25 on the Tickets ~

And then a belated Vidit to the Shear Palace for a long overdue Hair Cut... and no wait this time
Got my Cut, now I look gorgeous again! And now, 10:30 a.m. Is it time for Breakfast yet?

Sampled some of Navru's gifts with the dumm TV News and back to the Computer
Edited a few Blog Screenshots and then nothing on the Agenda for what's left of the long day ater 11 a.m.

And the Day slipped on by, just diddling with this and that, decided to go out front and water
Should have done that a week or more ago, everything very thirsty, and some Plants just wearing out for the Season
I have a few Pots and a couple Planters that need to be cleaned out already, usually wait til the first Freeze for that
So I'll get back out when it's cool and do that... I thught a couple Cannas were retiring but starting to Bloom again
Mabe this good watering will revive them and also the Coleus which are looking tired

~ Canna waking up and Blooming Again ~

So, 3 p.m. TV and Wine Time and what's for Dinner, more of my super Ham Hocks and Beans?
And that was it... TV, old Movie, Tasty Dinner and Finale with Andre Rieu, Good Night...

~ Is it Wednesday yet? ~



~ Monday, September 17, 2018 ~
~ Working on that New Video ~
Another Busy Day ~ All Day ~

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~ Three more Pumpkin Blooms for Monday ~

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9:00 a.m. already... before I started Today's Blog, a busy Morning with that new Video
Now I have the lead in Verses installed on the Timeline, now time for me to perform on the Keyboard
That is, after I get the Morning's runarounds completed, already did the Bank, Email and Facebook Check>
Had my Coffee, worked my Puzzles, updated and posted Sunday's Blog and then... Out on my usual Morning Trek

Trash dumped, then around back, WOW! Lookee at those bright Blooms! Of course all Male
That Vine I took off the Cage is now over 9 feet long and really getting with the Program
The Vine that was producing the earlier Blooms is still at it with one Bloom today and going the other way
And that tiny Female Bud is still going but not at all sure how it will do now

~ Female Bud still on the Vine ~

OK, anything to eat for Breakfast in there? Already 9:20 a.m. and no eats yet for the Day
Well, no Breakfast, I had a Sandwich for Brunch using some of my Indoor Lettuce
And then into the Shower, into clean Clothes and out on the road, first to the Bank and hit the ATM
Next around in front of the Bank for another Photo of Ace Hardware across the Street

~ More Progress on the Ace Hardware Building ~

Then down the Hill to the Fast Stop, Hola Amigo, Que pasa? Some Chat, got my Lottos
And back up the Hill to the Price Chopper, got my urgent needs for the Day, Milk and Wine

Back at el Ranchito to work my Lottos for a win of $15... WOW! $5 Profit!
And then, just settle back and take it easy, catch up this Blog and oooze into making my musical Video

And I started ooozing into the mood, plinked around on the Keyboard, made a few test Recordings
I didn't like the results of any of them, finally decided to just play the Melody and let the Machine do the rest
So I tried that a couple times, decided the last one would have to do and finished my Video with that
No great Concert performance but it should satisfy Don Kixmiller's Request... (I hope)
So here it is... What do you think of this try? (No, don't tell me)


And then? already 3 p.m. Where did the Morning go? Into having a good time, I just have to be productive at something
It seems I have to be doing something most all the time now, I have more than enough boring TV and Movie time
And now Winter is on the way, whatever can I do to keep busy on those repetitive Cold Days stuck inside?

Ok, now 3:45 p.m. My Video now on Vimeo... I can watch it on my TV... Pretty good try, me being modest at that
And I need to do something new for Dinner, I put a Chcken Thigh out to thaw, what can I do with that?
How about 'Pasta con Pollo Picante'... How do you do that? I don't know, let's try...

I put the Chicken in the M/W to speed up Thawing, put the Pasta in Boiling Water
Cubed up the Chicken, already had some Salsa Preparada, with my Tomatoes, Onions and a little Jalapeno
Drained the Pasta, in with the Chicken and Salsa... Finito! Just keep warm for Dinner later

~ Pasta con Pollo Picante ~

Then it was finally TV Time and ending the Day as most always, shall I repeat? NAH!
And one more rousing Concert mit meinem Lieblings-Konzertmeister, Andre Rieu


~ Entonces fue una Buena Noche Irene ~



~ Sunday, September 16, 2018 ~
~ One more nice Hot and Sunny Day ~
~ And keeping Busy again most all Day ~

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~ Peppers on the Way ~

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Sunday Morning, all done with my Computer warm up at 6:30 a.m. What's on the Agenda for the Day?
All I can think of at the moment is a run out back for my Daily visit to the Punpkin Vines
And the Second thought is my Daily run for Lottos, where to Today? I think Machine Two at the Price Chopper
Third? What's the Weather like out there? Can't see yet with the Window Cam, still a bit dark...
Well the Weather says pretty much just like Saturday, 68 now, 89 later and mostly Sunny

Such a bizzy Day all Day on Saturday, nothing big, just this and that, pretty much all Day
For today just can't think of anything much to do, like most Days, and what's Winter going to be like?
At least no Daily morning Trek out back for One thing and no Gardens Front or Back
HAH! Just thought of something, noticed the plants out front needed Water, I can plan to do that early

7:30 a.m. Headed out back, greeted by Two new Pumpkin Blooms and I saw a Female Bud on a Second Vine
Got a couple Photos and headed back in, that's all for Out Back on Sunday

~ Pumpkin Blooms Saturday and Sunday ~

Time to head to the Price Chopper... Needed some Baloney and Bread to make Sandwiches to use up some Lettuce
And of course my Lottos, back to unload, maybe I'll win on my Sandwich, got NUTHIN from my Lottos
Then what? Not in the Mood to go out front and Water just yet, what else is there to do?
What about that Song Request on my Keyboard I haven't done yet, just hadn't tried that Song
I set up my Keyboard and Camera amd practiced until I got bored, not quite there yet

~ Set up to Practice and maybe get a Video ~

Time out to work on my Bird Bath Pumps, pumping kind of weak lately, popped the Pumps out of the Baths
Brought them in, rinsed them off, popped the Pump off the Base and cleaned the Filters

~ One to Clean ~ One Cleaned ~

Back out to install the Pumps and fill them with fresh Water
Now Bubbling away in the Sun and 'Happy Days are Here Again!'

~ Bird Bath Pumps up and Running ~

~ Those Happy Days are Here Again! ~

And into the Afternoon and I thought I would work on that Video I want to make of a Song for Don Kixmiller
And it turned out to be a larger task that I had imagined, I didn't want to record part of God Bless America
What they play at Ball Games and other Events, I wanted to include the Starting words that most omit
I wanted to find that online to start my Video and I would play the usual part after, so on with the Hunt

And I found one that should do, then I started my Video on the Editor, adding some Photos and Video clips
That took most all the Afternoon and I am not quite there yet, more on Monday maybe

Next set up Dinner, I still had some Roast Beef and Cabbage in the Fridge but not enough Cabbage in it
So I chopped up another quarter Head of Cabbage, added Onions and Bacon and simmered that
The added the leftover Beef and Cabbage to heat up later for Dinner

Then the usual Afternoon, slipping on into the Evening, had my Dinner and closed the Show again with Andre Rieu


~ A Long, Busy and Interesting Day for Me ~



~ Saturday September 15, 2018 ~
~ A Morning Garden Video ~ Before Breakfast ~
~ Then Busy All Day ~

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~ My Experiments in the Closet ~ Just for Fun ~

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That time again, 15th of the Month, new Blog Page and the last 14 Days were really full of Blog!
How can I write so much with so little going on, well no one to talk to here so I talk to myself
And I have had quite a few busy Days lately, just little stuff but keeps me going

The first half of September really flew by for me, and that cold Weather is headed this way already
Not this Week though, some Summer still hanging around, to keep my Garden hopes up back there
But everything is already gone except for a few Tomatoes and that Pumpkin Vine that keeps teasing with new Blooms

Mike says hot today, let's look... Well 70 now at 7 a.m. Sunny and 89 later, I guess we can live with that OK
So, Blog finished and posted, now Coffee to sip and Puzzles to work before the Trek out back
Before my Garden Trek a Peek at the Kitchen Plants... Oh Oh, Lettuce in Garden One is shading the new Peppers
Going to have to move the Peppers or pick some of those Lettuce Leaves, yeah, make a Sandwich

~ Lettuce Shading the Peppers ~

And then 7:30 a.m. Out into that mild Sunny Morning, first the Trash and then around back, again and again
Turning the back Corner again, Aha! Three more Blooms and how is that Female Bud doing?

~ Three nice Male Blooms ~

Well, the Male Blooms look good, the Female Bud I saw Friday still looks OK
There is at least One new Female Bud to renew my Interest, but really too late now for a Pumpkin

~ Fridays Female Bud ~ Another One Saturday ~

And... Before I headed out the Door, I set my Office Window Cam to record another silly Video
Me... Taking out the Trash and then coming back in after my Garden Trek, checking the Tomatoes and back inside
That gave me some Video to start and end my Masterpiece, on the Editor I added the Photos I took out back
And Rendered it, uploaded to Vimeo and all done before Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Just another Idea

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~ My Saturday Morning Video Idea ~

And Noon Time... Out of ideas, what's to do for the rest of this very warm Day?
The Bird Baths need to be rinsed out and refilled... But not now Mama... it's Hot out there
Maybe I could practice a little more on my Keyboard, I think I gained a little yesterday
And my Sanctuary friend Don Kixmiller wanted me to play 'God Bless America'... Never tried that one
So I posted a You Tube Video on Facebook of Kate Smith singing it, she was the first to do so

And... Decided to move those Two Peppers from the shade of the Lettuce to the open space in Garden Three
There is more Lettuce growing in the back Pods in Garden One and it will make more Shade

~ Peppers moved from Garden One to garden Three ~

1 p.m. Man how Time does fly when yer having fun! Am I? Well keeping occupied with my Gardens and Videos
I went back to my HTML Editor to get Screen Shots of my Saturday Blog Photos
Then to my Photo Editor to Edit the Screen Shots and then add then to my September Blog Video Timeline
And also add that dinky little Garden Trek Video there too, I think it sort of fits my theme

That carried me until 2 p.m. What next? This is usally the Start of my wind down Time with a glass of Vino Tinto
And setting out something for Dinner later and what might that be Today? Several choices in the Fridge and Freezer
Excuse me while I head out to the Kitchen and play around a while...

3 p.m. and still at it... I had Roast Beef in the Freezer and Cabbage in the Crisper... An Idea?
How about ~Roast Beef~ and Cabbage? Well I didn't have any Corned Beef, let's try that, I'm Game
So I set out the Beef to thaw and then thought I would Process and Freeze the Tomato collection on the Table
That didn't take long, rinsed the Tomatoes, cut them in Chunks, into the Processor and into the Container to freeze

~ Tomatoes to grind up and Store for Later ~

And then back to Kitchen Gardening, nothing stays the same around here very long, what's next?
I had moved the Peppers out of the Shade in Garden One, now thinking about that One Pepper in Garden Two
The Tomato Plants are getting big and will soon shade that Pepper, so It's big enough to put in a Pot
What Pot? Well one of the Flower Plants I brought in from outside for Kitchen Color was giving up the Ghost
So I dumped that one and planted the little Pepper plant in there... Grow Grow!

~ Little Pepper Plant Potted ~

Then noticed that the two other Peppers I potted are beginning to Bloom and Bud! Already?
Well we just might get some little Peppers in the inside Gardens, it's fun (for me) to try anyway

~ Buds and Blooms on the other Potted Peppers ~

What a bizzy Day! Well that was the last action except dishing up that Roast Beef and Cabbage for Dinner
I had cubed the Beef, then into the Pot with Chopped Onions and a little Olive Oil, let the Onions soften
Then added a 1/4 Head of chopped Cabbage, added some Salt, Pepper, Bay Leaf, and AllSpice
Turned the heat on low low and let that simmer and then back to what was left of the TV Afternoon

Movie and Dinner Time, tried that Beef Special Dish, not bad, but not exactly Saint Patrick Day type
Later closed out the Evening again with Andre Rieu, he just plays good stuff for me

~ Sunday Next ~ We gonna rest up a Bit? ~ Don't bet on it ~



~ Friday September 14, 2018 ~
~ A Female Pumpkin Bud ~ Will it Bloom? ~
~ Good Busy Day ~ Good weather Day ~

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~ Onion Crop doing OK ~

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Up an Hour earlier than usual on Friday, woke at 3 a.m. Couldn't get back to sleep, got up at 4 a.m.
Well lets get started anyway... A busy Morning editing my Screen Shots, adding them to my Blog Video
Editing and adding my latest silly Video to that Video also, anything to bore anyone I can lure to watch it
Finished my LARGE Thursday Blog, lots of Photos on that one, lots of Photos on most lately

Worked my Crossword and Jumble, checked Facebook, a few nice Comments on my Silly Videos
Now creeping up on 7 a.m. What's the Weather? Checking the Window Cam, looks OK, what's the Temp?
Well a cool 69 degrees now, heading to a very warm 89 later, mostly Sunny, looks like a nice Day

A Peek into the Office Closet, and the Onions seem to be doing OK, the last time I tried I got plants but no harvest
And 7 a.m. Time again to head out back for the usual Pumpkin Run, this is getting old and no Pumpkins
Up the Stairs, around back, turn the Corner and Surprize? Well no, just another Gorgeous Pumpkin Bloom

~ Friday's Pumpkin Bloom ~

So I trotted over to get a Photo, saw the Vine I dropped to the ground earlier was climbing again
Well ya know I do need to get into that Cage at times so I dropped it to the ground again
~ That Vine Climbing again, Dropped it to the Ground ~

And Lookee There! What is that? Acrually another Female Bud! Will it make it? The others did not
Something to check on the next few Days, kind of late to expect a Pumpkin now anyway

~ Surprize! That is a Female Pumpkin Bud! ~

And I did need to get into that Cage, a few Tomatoes just getting some Color, picked those
I'll just let them ripen on the Table like thr Rest, again getting a few saved up to chop and store now

~ Three more little ones for the Freezer ~

Back around front, saw Three of my Rescued Celosia Plants had been attacked by something
Well the Season running out now anyway, so an early goodbye to these...

~ What's this? Something ate the leaves off the Celosias ~

And off again for my Lottos, this time to the Price Chopper, got my Four Tickets for $20
Back Home worked my $20 worth for a $10 win, that ain't no way to win the Game
Oh Well... Have $15 worth of Wins from Thursday and $10 from Today, that will pay for Tomorrow

Noon Time... Busy Morning, a bit of Garden action, some Photo editing, some Video Editing
Now what for the long Afternoon ahead, again out of Ideas for the Moment...

Well the Idea department shut down for the Day, I played with my Keyboard a litle more
Caught up with the News, set out some Dinner to Hot up later, then just wind down the Day
Out to the Kitchen to pour a Glass of Wine, just noticed how bright the Kitchen looks now
Some Gardens to Watch, some Flowers to enjoy while I am producing my Gourmet Meals, yes Ma'am

~ Flowers and Plants Brighten up the Kitchen ~

Then Dinner, another Movie, another Concert, Ho Hummm... Time for Bed... G'Night...

~ Bye Bye September 14th ~ New Page starts on the 15th ~



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