The Drifting Thread...
OFF TOPIC discussions
Montana has been in a freeze out on the prairie below zero, yesterday -11 last night -40 and my sweet friend came to help me shovel, well she showed up and got me up to get to it. We have about 15" + 1 last night. It is so funny cause we were dry and in moderate fire danger up to the first day of winter then it got bitter cold and began to snow.
I was quite thankful for my friend to help me shovel, I do about a quarter of it and max out with pain.
All this soup talk: they all sound delicious and I too made a tomatoe sweet potatoe and fresh pumpkin...oh my goodness so good and hardy on cold days. I love to eat squashes and sweet tators in winter.
Here is tip for those of us who have hand troubles: I clean my squash, puncture the squash and put it whole in my big crock poy with a little water and let it cook about six hours, then it is ready to prepare for soup or side dish without hurting my hands.
My Christmas JOYS were spending time with my Girly, she had a frozen OOOO face when she opened her key boards. She is so interesting to watch exploring musical instruments and she is excited to learn piano/key boards.
Then I drove on ice 140 miles to spend the day with my Mom for her birthday/Christmas at the nursing facility. A friend and I put her tree up before the holiday. I enjoyed my Mom, I gave her little things in quantity that I bring her each time I visit like; gum, chocolates and licorish and this made as HAPPY as a six yr. old and she just had her 79'th. I know all her friends and we visit and take part in activities and then we just have one on one time, such a nice time we share.
It is a new experience for us to have my Mom in a facility, we don't like it some days, but my Mom seems to have made the best of it and is doing as well as she can. She is such a strong and brave woman. I am happy to be there for her.
Here's to my Friends for a HAPPY & Prosperous NEW YEAR!!!
updated by @lexie-r-oakley: 12/31/17 04:20:40PM