Sunday, April 30, 2017

SENIOR LADY COOLING IT!










I couldn't seem to find any clothes
that helped me stay cool when I went through menopause. That period of my
life is over now-Thank God! I still hunt 
for COOL and comfortable clothing to wear during the summer.

My mother and I used to argue about which clothing was cooler in the summer. She like dresses and skirts. I liked sheer blouses and Capri's.  Now that I am a hot
senior citizen, I agree with her. Dresses and skirts do seem cooler. I do not want

to hear mom say, " I told you so."


I browsed in several department stores
in the early spring. I had trouble finding
my style of summer dresses. I also
searched online and didn't find a wide
selection to choose from either. My main problem was finding dresses that were long enough and had short sleeves. 
I avoid sleeveless, above knee dresses
with plunging necklines. I felt like was
I was on a scavenger hunt! Was I looking
for a diamond in the rough?!


Here are some dresses on my wish list:


















































Friday, April 28, 2017

SENIOR LADY GREEN THUMB?!







I began gardening on a small scale after numerous food recalls.The recall on lettuce one summer made me mad! I was thinking, try to grow your own vegetables.
At least I would  know where they came from and that they were pesticides free.

There is one vegetable I can grow

successfully every year, lettuce! I buy lettuce seeds called Black Seed Simpson  from a dollar store @ 4 packs for $1.00.
They do quite well in simple sink dish pan. The Black Simpson is a leaf lettuce. I have a pan full of lettuce leaves in about 30-50 days. This lettuce can be sowed in a garden plot. I prefer the container method on my porch. I can avoid bending in the hot sun harvesting lettuce.

I do buy red sail and romaine lettuce from garden center. These are also planted in dish pans.I buy a 4 pack of each type of
lettuce. I plant them in dish pans also.


Here are the items I need to get started:



Seeds



PLASTIC DISH PAN



POTTING SOIL







WATERING CAN




I make holes in bottom of the dish pan then add potting soil. I sprinkle seeds 
all over the soil. I cover the seeds with
thin layer of potting soil. Then I water
soil gently to  avoid disturbing the seeds. 
I make greenhouse by taping clear plastic over top of the dish pan. I place dish pan on my porch out of direct sunlight after last danger of frost has passed. In about two weeks weeks seedlings appear. I thin out  seedlings after they reach 3-4 inches, so lettuce has growing room. My lettuce gets 4 hours of full sun. I water it every other day in the morning.



BLACK SEED LETTUCE SEEDLINGS






I harvest the outside leaves after they reach 6-7 inches for best flavor. I leave
the center leaves so lettuce can continue to grow. This variety of lettuce is hardy enough to grow in the winter too.
I usually sow more lettuce seeds in the

fall so I'll have lettuce all winter. Consult YouTube if you want tips for growing lettuce in a garden plot.






BLACK SEED LETTUCE READY TO HARVEST





Friday, April 14, 2017

SENIOR EASTER CRAFTER!









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