Staying Busy

In case …..just in case….anybody would like to know……or see……

Canned Tomato JuiceOur table decorations


I have busy hands and very little slack time. I like to stay busy…often finding I’m too busy!

Housework is a chore.  (ugh)  But, I adore time with family and friends.

When I am alone, here are some things I do…

I enjoy reading, meditating, learning, teaching, experiencing first hand some new whim, sport, or pastime, and many of you know I dearly love to travel and photograph anything! (See other post ) I dabble in painting and of course I paint wooden hammer handles and offer them as gifts to brides to be; or young ladies going of to college, ladies in shelters, ones who have lost everything to fires, and some purchase them for gifts. These are “girly” hammers and most of them hang on walls in the laundry or have a special drawer to themself but none end up in a greasy toolbox! No one has a problem keeping up with their painted hammer! They are in most of our states and in one museum. I still do all the work by hand so it is unique and no two are alike. (see painted hammers)

In August I celebrated another birthday and  as birthddays can I was reminded how quickly time passes, so I live life to the fullest and enjoy what I can while I can. Some are simple joys and sometimes I still , “get in over my head!” Do we ever learn?

Here is wishing you have a “FUNtastic” day……Soak it up! Live it up!



About Painted Hammers and Fried Okra

I hand- paint wooden hammers and have them in most states in the USA. They are very popular as gifts. I have one in the museum of hammers in Alaska. I live on a farm and raise a vegetable garden. Being in the mid western part of the US my family likes fried vegetables, especially fried okra.That is how this blog got the unique name it has.
This entry was posted in Life on Planet Earth and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s