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Fall Window….

I looked out my window this morning and what did I see?


Fall! The rainy, gloomy, chilly kind of fall. It makes me in a melancholy mood. What is a body to do. I know!


Let’s cook! I put on a pot of beans to simmer. I am not a big fan of beans but I am learning to like them better. I decided to make them taste better I need some…..


homemade biscuits! These are so simple to make. I love making stuff from scratch now. Just a little bit later.


Wonderful biscuits! They did make the beans taste so much better! Cooking helped pass the time. There you have a window into one of my fall days!

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What’s Up Daniel….

Thought I would pop in and say hi and tell you what I have been up to. Mostly I have been reading.


I think I may have over ordered books from the library. I like to read several different things at once. Love to learn about what interest me at the time……till iamdonewiththat!

I was given some things by a friend who knows I have been looking for older things.


I love the old lunch box! It is just what I was looking for. I can’t wait to use it! The teapot is luster ware. I love it. I have used it several times. You know I love my tea! Thank you to my friend Leeanne for the stuff!

Other than that it has been quiet at the iamdonewiththat household. Just thought I would say what’s up!

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My iamdonewiththat Syndrome…

Any of you who have been following my blog for very long know that I get tired of things in about 3 weeks then…..I am done with that! It’s happening again.

I got inspired by a blog I read at http://www.gdonna.com. Her and her husband are going back to the old-fashioned ways of doing things. That is what I want to do. So I started cleaning the house. Doing the dishes everyday. Making my bed everyday. This was huge for me because I am not a good housekeeper. The place was looking so good! This week iamdonewiththat. I haven’t made my bed or done the dishes in a couple of days. Sigh.

I have been going to the gym for 7 months and have lost 29 lbs. I have skipped out this week. I am hoping I am NOT done with that. I have grown tired of doing it. I am giving myself this week as a break and changing my schedule of workouts after that. Hopefully that will get me back on track!

I had been making bow-ties and got tired of that. I WAS done with that, but I am making Halloween bow-ties now.

I just have this syndrome of being done with stuff in a short amount of time. I wish I had more stick to it-ness. I tried to figure myself out on this subject, but iamdonewiththat!

Are you this way fellow done-rs? Do you get tired of stuff quickly?

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Tie That Bow….


Muffin: Hey Dad Watchyadoin? Is that food I smell? Are you going to drop something?! I can’t wait! You ALWAYS drop something and I get to eat it!


RASCAL: Fine if you are going to ignore me I will just sit in my bed! Don’t play with me. If you are not going to throw my toy I will just keep it to myself. Don’t mind me! Just go on doing what you are doing!

ME: Puppies it’s October now. I have to get busy making some Halloween bow-ties for myself!


It’s that time of year. This year I get to have all kinds of seasonal bow-ties. I love that I can make my own now. I can be as bright and tacky as I want!

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Old -Time Tea….

Let’s have a cup of tea and a snack of peanut butter on banana shall we.


I went out today to the thrift stores looking for some old-time things. They are not that old but I did find some Pyrex.


These are Pyrex from England. I thought they were cool. Plus I got them for .50 cents each. Love me some Pyrex. I use mine all the time. Since I have started cooking from scratch I need all the bowls and bake-ware I can get!

I also got these lovely little plates and teacup. I am trying to eat less so I am using dessert plates to eat on.


I am after a galvanized wash tub to do laundry in and some granite ware pans. All will come in time and when I have the money. Slowly moving back in time and simplicity.

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P.S. I am sorry for the poor quality of pictures. I only have my kindle to take pictures with and it sucks at pictures!

Simply Wonderful….

We had a heat wave that lasted about a week and a half. Temps in the 90’s. It finally broke the middle of the week. I was able to turn the air off. Ahhhhh peace and quiet.

I have been really getting into cleaning my house. Putting things away. Doing my dishes and making the bed EVERY DAY(which is huge for me). I have been scrubbing things that haven’t seen a washing in 6 years. Corners, and crevices, and cabinets. I also did some re-arranging. Making things simpler more old-fashioned. Peaceful.


A cup of tea, the windows and doors open….wonderful!

I have been doing some laundry(nothing big) by hand. I can get it cleaner that way than by machine. I just have to say I don’t know how they did all that laundry by hand back in the day!

Slowly I will get things to the old-fashioned way I want. Still checking out the thrift and second-hand shops. Out with the new in with the old! Simply…..


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Let Me Eat Cake…

I have a recipe for a vegan chocolate cake. I had a hankering for some cake so I made it. I do not like icing that well. So my treat is to pour almond milk over it.


Mmmmm! I love it like this. This is the easiest cake to make. For your enjoyment here is the recipe!

Taken from the book “Main Street Vegan” by Victoria Moran

My Mom’s Wacky Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

5 tablespoons mild-flavored oil ( I use canola)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into an ungreased 8×8 baking pan. Make 3 depressions in the flour mixture. Add the vanilla to one hole, the vinegar to another, and the oil to the third. Add 1 cup cold water and mix well in the pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.( in my oven I have to go 40 minutes) To check if it is done I insert a toothpick or knife into center till it comes out clean.

Enjoy! It is soooo good. If you try it leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

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