Lefty & Fifty-six

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Ahh..the summer garden


Here it is, the last day of May and I just finished planting my vegetable garden.
For some reason I could not find zucchini plants at 
any of the nurseries in the valley.
Yesterday I was buying some annuals and found the prolific zucchini.
I pulled bok choy and salad mix with some arugula.
It is a process to clean these veggies.
I have a 3-step cleaning program..
 the first step: 
rinse off dirt from root base. 
Then clean and rinse two more times

Here is the first batch of salad greens.

Much more to come!  (After)

I think I will visit the local Farmers Market on Saturday

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Letting Go..

I have not mastered the art of "Letting Go", what I mean is, there are certain things that reeeallly bother me.

Maybe it is because I am in my middle years of life and have seen things that I cannot change or know will NOT change.

Here are a few examples:
(not in order of importance)
-My local TJ Maxx is filthy, trashy, unorganized=poorly managed!
- I have not yet found a job.
-Driving in Utah (the worst drivers in the US)
Why many in the middle east countries repress women
I could go on..but you might think I have OCD...

My father taught me this since I was a young girl to

OK, I say, easier said than done!
I found this web-site that deals with Positive Health, maybe I have
 just diagnosed my inability to let go..
Google: "Don't Let"
and see the results!

  Sometimes I wish I was perfect!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A need for blankets

May 2009
 21 Women in Provo, Utah tying quilts for Humanitarian Aid.

Yesterday, was a great day, where I was able to help make and tie four quilts 
for LDS humanitarian center. 

Check this out if you are interested in doing this on your own time.
They always have a need for something. 
You don't have to sew, you can put together hygiene kits, 
school supply kits and many other items.

 We had one of the largest turn outs for this usually small group.
I meet two woman visiting here from Bulgaria!
No matter what religious affiliation you are..what culture, nationality we can all do 
our part in bringing about small change to our ever growing world.
This is what we accomplished.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Back to Aging..

Take a look at this brave "Old Dame" 

I think it is great to have experienced older woman out in the visual eye for mainstream 
younger generations to see.
I believe that aging is all about how you physically feel and how you accept the aging process. 

Although, I do think that celebrity status is unfair to the "regular" woman who is aging, 
I like it when I see a "star" that hasn't done all the "plastic" stuff.

Long live the woman who can let nature takes its course and not alter it! 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spring Has "POPPED"

If you like Green, you would really get an eyeful, with the blossoming of Spring

I am thrilled to be out in the garden and digging in the 
rich soil and planting flowers and vegetables.
Last fall I planted Peonies from Lithuania check out my post

This is the results  of my labor:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hilary Duff Dress

When you are 14 yrs old, this is what your mother can make for you in a 4 hour period of time, uninterrupted, no NPR blaring in the back ground, the cat & dog are shut out of the room and... of course you have your special magnifying glasses on...

I tweaked the coller to become a "Jane Austin" neckline.
McCalls pattern-M5575

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This Man is...

 Having-  A Mid-Life Crisis!

He turned 55    

He was old when he married me, but now...
he is double nickel old!

Happy 50 more to you..Happy Birthday to You!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Home Sweet Home Again

I am planted in the good soil of the Rocky Mountains!

I loved the Houston Humidity

Here are a few memory photos of my visit.

I cried when the Fielding Family said goodbye at the airport...

I wish upon a star that they could live near by....

Friday, May 1, 2009

"Deep in the Heart of"...

I will be in the BIG State this week enjoying the 80 degree weather, playing with the grand kids, pestering my son-in-law and helping my daughter regain her strength from her c-section.


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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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