Monthly Archives: September 2010

BLOGSPOT OR BUST!!

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YES I have a blogspot.. I have had one for a little while now..it isn’t highly visited, but you know I do like it. I like the format there and how easy it is to make changes. I think it is easier to deal with than WordPress. I didn’t have the choice as MSN just dealt with WordPress. I am used to WordPress I have had this spot for at least 4 yrs now. I will always have a back-up plan as that is just ME the way I am.. I have to have all my bases covered.  I kind of feel like all us Space family are just floating around in a big sea looking for a boat to get on. Here is the link to my blogspot.. hope you enjoy visiting there too.   http://andsoitgoesonandon.blogspot.com

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FAREWELL MY SPACE!!

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ALMOST SPEECHLESS!
Without a word of warning, the company
decides that since some were moving out why not just move us
all someplace else. DON’T ask us what we think!
HOW TERRIBLY SAD!!
FAREWELL my lovely space.. my links, my lifework.
I will miss you.. terribly and all the people I met here.
TO MSN…
you know what you did was wrong..
 Oh well….
we had begun to move all our materials elsewhere
anyway you say.. Yes some of us did. It was a choice
we made to KEEP all our content. We didn’t want to
lose it all. The whole situation is sad.. just sad..   
 
 

MOM’S HOMEMADE SOUP

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We would go to school on a cold winter day and not know that mom had already planned our dinner the day before. I got  wise to what she was up to when I was about 12 as she would be in the basement gathering quart jars of homemade canned vegetables. There was nothing like that smell upon coming home. It permeated the whole house and lingered into the night. She used a very large stew pot and made enough for the five of us for at least 2 days. I can make ,and love to make it, but it just doesn’t measure up to the taste of hers. Maybe the missing ingredient was hand chopped onion, or the braised beef  she included sometimes. Maybe it was the long hours she spent over snapping the beans and cutting up tomatoes and  washing mason jars for canning. Many times us kids would sit over a bushel basket of  green beans or peaches and help out.   Maybe it was the ultimate ingredient… LOVE. Love for her family. Providing it with her loving hands and heart.

 I asked mom recently exactly what ingredients go in vegetable soup and she said..”vegetables,.. silly.” See Mom doesn’t remember a whole lot about recipes or how to cook a lot of things. She does remember making it in the big pot though. A smile came over her face and I asked her why she was grinning. She looked at me and said..”nothing better on a cold day than soup, you kids loved it. ” Yes she sure knows us pretty well. As far as I am concerned winter months mean soup and I am more than happy to make it many times over. I added my own touch when I make it.  I serve it with nice warm pieces of homemade cornbread. I guess I just wanted to try to make a memory of my own with the soup, however nothing will compare to Mom’s version.

The photo above is the kind of pot mom used. It was used as a cold pack canner for boiling her green bean jars in when canning them. She made soup and filled it up about half way up. We don’t have the old pot anymore, I have no idea what happened to it. Mom stopped canning over 30 years ago. I admire people who do it though. It takes a lot of time and work.

 

I’m SORRY..It’s UNAVAILABLE..

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Funny when I tried to get into my facebook page I got a message ..and everyone else got one too. It made me think about the “old” days before texting and all we could do was send an e mail to someone. Now we had myspace and it had just come into our lives. Gradually it became a problem. People were doing something new called “blogging” and so the Msn Live Spaces and Blogspot etc got popular quick. Then technology was advanced and people went to Twitter… and then Facebook followed.. and all the blogs kinda lost their interest . Got me to wondering what would happen if Facebook just disappeared. What would we do..go back to blogging?? Go to Twitter? People overwhelmed the twitter pages with news that facebook was “not working”. It is sort of like..”whatever will we do?”..I had to chuckle.. this too shall pass. Life goes on and we will get on with it.Something new will come along in the future.
Wonder what they will call it????

FALL BAKING!

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I have been busy since the weather got cooler using the oven
more. Yesterday I made a great easy casserole with cabbage
and today I baked an apple pie. Now I am not a real pie baker..
I am better at cake baking. I found that by the time I put it all
together it cost more than buying one in the store. Darrrn! Here I
thought I was saving money! Oh well.. the pie turned out good, I
guess you just live and learn. Thinking smile
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 The festival was nice this last weekend,
and I saw a lot of new booths and such but
noticed that most people were just interested in the "FOOD" that
was for sale. Years ago that is what our festival was about. The everyday
citizen in town set up a booth or table and sold what they wanted
to. They made the special kind of food that came from the country
of their origin. Then the county health dept. got involved and all
that stopped. Some people sell stuff like cookies and cakes etc.. they
just can’t sell any hot dishes etc. We sure miss the way it was.
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Sis and I went out yesterday to the ribbon cutting ceremony for
the facility that mom was in over the past winter. A company from
Florida bought 5 area rehab care centers and put them under new
management. We were glad to see a lot of the same employees
there and how nice the place looked. New paint and new curtains
etc.We were happy to know that the facility would stay in town
and not close. So many places in town have closed lately it is just
tragic. Some new ones try to open, but don’t stay that way long.
Just no business. Sure is sad. Sad smile
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We are supposed to have a heat wave today.. temps in the  80’s.
Sure will feel good after the cold spell we have had lately.
Think I will get out and about and enjoy it fully.
Gas went down again here to 2.79 and milk now is 2$ a gallon
on sale. The health dept here is advertising the FLU shot
so guess I should look into seeing what days it is available.
 I sure am NOT going to go without one this year, as this vaccine
covers THREE kinds of flu. One is bad enough..to cover three
that sounds okay to me.. Smile
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

FESTIVAL DAY..

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Despite the rain, cool temps and clouds..the festival here had a large turn out.  

There was plenty of food and many booths set up for viewing. Many new booths too. The most popular ones were the ones with a lot of participation in them.  Dunking the local police chief and some of the local politicians seemed very gratifiying to many. They were raising money for the cancer society so I am glad it was very busy there. Children nearby had a fun time making all kind of music and playing in the bounce house.  

 Food galore.. it smelled and sounded like a carnival.. all that was missing was the rides.