living small in my large house

I love reading blogs and watching youtubes about living large in small places. I have a rather large place, and I couldn’t find anyone trying to live small in a large place. I considered making a new blog site about that, but I think I already have enough to deal with concerning blogs.

Here is our 24X22 sq. ft family room. Many tiny homes and apts are about half this size or less.

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One thing I am doing is clearing out stuff because we can’t keep a clean house with so much stuff ! :)

We are heading toward age 65, so we won’t be here forever. Wouldn’t it be nice when we decide it’s time to move that there will be very little to move?  Not so with dear m-i-l. It was sooooo hard for her to part with things and the work was left to her sons who filled up many gigantic trash bags and threw it away. Valuable stuff was kept, of course, but  she had so many wall pictures and stuff stuff stuff – especially in the kitchen.

Here is what I have on my wall above computer – puzzle pictures that I like. They are fun to have, but eventually can be given to thrift store or thrown away.

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p.s. I wish they’d get this horrendous rainbow off the page here. Don’t they know the rainbow was given by God has a promise to never have a world-wide flood again ???????????????????????

west bottoms stores

1st Fridays – West Bottoms stores We had fun walking through a few stores. I got all this costume jewelry in a glass gallon jar. Fun to look around on this nice sunny day !

There are a couple cute ideas for Jade plants. We went over the Broadway bridge and saw how high the river is with all this rain ! ! !

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high river

sunny day

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Railroad yard office building

The end of a near perfect day – Jill slaughters Scott in dominos ! !! ! !jill won dominos

turnips

I heard turnips take 6 weeks to reach maturity, so I am getting them out of the garden to make room for something else. I failed to thin them out very much, so they are small, except one fair sized one.

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I like to stir fry the greens with onion and garlic in oil and add to rice, etc. or put them in a smoothy.

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Too bad we don’t have chickens any more – they would love the leftovers ! ! !

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Kimchi

Here we go, for great directions on making Kimchi.

A few years ago, we hosted 8 Korean students going to the OneThing conference here in K.C.

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Here they are plus Scott and me (2 of them had already left when this picture was taken) – they wanted to do their own cooking and made much ado about kimchi. Recently I’ve been reading how healthy it is, so plan to make it very soon. There is a better picture of them all sitting at the table which I will post if I can find it :)

Pruning Mock Orange bushes

Here are the bushes on the west side of our house. rtwhwrhn

Here is a Mock Orange flower. mock orange flower

Here are the directions on how to prune Mock Orange bushes. They are on the end of their flowering, so soon I can start pruning. We have never pruned them that I know of, or maybe my husband has a little, and we have lived here since January 10, 1993.

I was glad to have grown a few little turnips this year. jrtnrn