I have five boxes, the size which hold 30 hardcover books for adults, of photos of my children. Sorting through them is a nightmare. Plus, there are decisions to make. When only 2 kids are in a photo, should all 4 get a copy, etc. If not, what about 3 kids or 4 in the same photo? My executive function skills are totally flummoxed by all these photos!Today I am mostly working on my old photos project, Taking me a long time because there are a lot of them (thank you, Mom!). I don't think my aide will be coming today because she has a cold and I told her not to come until it is gone. I am not taking a chance that I will catch a cold. Right now, just coffee.
I did that about a year ago! Each book had one or two recipes in it that I liked....and the books take up so much space! I don't cook like I used to, and I can find most recipes online. I donated the books to charity....but I did keep my hand written "special" recipes! LOLGuess what i found to sort through and minimize........cook books !!!!!!!!!!!!
You make me tired, I don't know where you get the energy to do all that you do!@WheatenLover, Holy cr@p. Between the two of us, and probably among dozens of us, we could collaborate and write a best seller
@MickaC I've wondered why we keep the whole cookbook when there are only a couple of recipes that we use. A couple of years ago I copied the ones I use and stored them in my computer's recipe file, then sold the books at a yard sale. I did keep some of them for purely sentimental reasons...my mother's from her high school home ec class, the first one I ever got...the ones like that.
The muffins are done and sitting on DD's kitchen counter. DSIL has to work until 4 today, and he'll probably grab a couple of them to take with him.
Morning chores done. Now I don't have an excuse for not getting started on the blankety-blank potatoes.
Sounds good! Hopefully, we will be doing something similar at the VFW. Enjoy!Beautiful sunny morning today after 4 days of rain and high winds.
Today, we are going to our clubhouse for Thanksgiving dinner. The whole park is invited and everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. One thing for sure. There should be enough food to feed an army.
The HOA directors are suppling the turkey and the rest by members.
I discovered that many of my cousins appreciated photos of their families that were taken by my mother over the years. Some of them had none. My cousin, who's mother (was my aunt and my mother's oldest sister) died in 1968 at 42. When I posted a picture of her my cousin got so excited! She didn't even have one! I sent her an envelope full of pictures. My mother was a camera bug from her early years and was always the one with the camera at family things.I have five boxes, the size which hold 30 hardcover books for adults, of photos of my children. Sorting through them is a nightmare. Plus, there are decisions to make. When only 2 kids are in a photo, should all 4 get a copy, etc. If not, what about 3 kids or 4 in the same photo? My executive function skills are totally flummoxed by all these photos!
There are several copies of each photo, because at the time I just kept clicking in case some of the photos were better than others, or to catch expressions that only a mother could see had changed. All those extra photos look alike. On top of that, I ordered doubles of each.
I am considering just bequeathing the boxes to my kids. When I'm dead, I won't care what happens to the photos. Right now, they don't want those boxes foisted off on them.
I remember when I was about 22 years old, I took over Thanksgiving dinner. My mother was so grateful and surprised! I was glad I didn't screw up anything -- I had never done it before.We....my wife....did the Thanksgiving and Christmas cooking, etc., for years. Now, its the kids turns.
That sounds delicious!@Trila The way it's done is...energy begets energy. I do my best work early so if I can get started, I have enough oomph to carry me through whatever needs doing. After that? I start winding down around noon. Whatever hasn't been done isn't likely to get done!
Kids, I have boxes of old family photos that I tell myself is "winter work" but somehow when winter rolls around (at the same time every year!) I tell myself it's gonna be a long winter.
Oh...I came back here to see what everybody else was up to and to announce that...ta da!...the potatoes have been peeled and are cooking merrily on the stove. Yay me. When they're done, I'll mash them, add some ranch dressing mix, an 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, and a glob of sour cream.