Sunday, November 29, 2009
Today we had our Thanksgiving with son in laws family. Melanie and Dave hosted the dinner. The food was plentiful and delicious. The guests were comfortable and talkative. Everyone enjoyed the visiting and thankful for the time we got to spend together. We look forward to getting together again soon.
Kiley was such a good baby, she enjoyed having us all together also. She spent most of the day awake, enjoying the hugs and loving of her other side of the family. Her other Grandma is really good with her, and it shows in the way she talks with her and holds her. Her Uncle is really impressed with his only niece too. It's funny to watch him with her. He is only 17 and he loves her so much already. Such a great sight to see from a teenage young man.
Tonight is such a treat for me. The series Monk is one of my favorite shows. Today has been marathon day for the series is coming to an end this coming Friday. I have enjoyed the 8 seasons it has been on. I shall miss new shows, but look forward to re-runs.
Steve is helping neighbor get his crops out, then he will help us get ours out. The weather last week found us enjoying 50's and 60's. The wind kicked up here today and it's howling out there right now. Temps are cool and it feels a little like winter is setting in. The snow will be coming soon, I shall enjoy watching it fall, and taking walks in the evenings are one of my favorite things to do. With the white on the ground it is like daybreak all night long.
But hope it holds off a few more weeks. We still have so many things to do yet before we are ready to sit back and enjoy the winter months of not much to do. lol
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thanksgiving is upon us. The year has passed so fast. Spring brought heavy rains, making late planting of crops for some. Summer was cooler than normal for our area. Making it very tolerable for gardening and keeping up with the beautiful flowers we enjoyed throughout the summer and into fall. Fall found us again wading in heavy rain waters for days on end.
Thanksgiving day is suppose to bring with it a chance of snow showers. Such a quick change to the late summer temps we enjoyed for over a week here in November. Farmers are really hoping for the weather to cooperate so we can all get our crops out of the wet fields.
Today it's raining again, as the showers started yesterday morning. The skies have some major dark clouds, and here I was hoping for snow clouds to move in.
Monday I put up my big Christmas tree in the living room. Then yesterday I put lights and ornaments on it, put out some of my decorations, need to hit the closet for the rest of stuff. Christmas holidays are so my favorite. The bright festive colors of the lights and decorations seem to get most people in a better mood than the drab days of winter without them. I often find myself looking at the night sky for the northern star. With the daylight hours shortened now, I am able to see more of the stars than I do in the summer time. More time is spent outside in the evenings now, I think just to star gaze. Course I am not so busy keeping up with the work outside at this time of the year either, that giving me more time to just appreciate the beauty of the sky.
I baked apple crisp today. A new recipe, and I think this recipe will be put into my family cookbook as one of the best I have ever had. Super good taste, easy to make, and the flavor of spices are just the right mixture, creamy texture and so delicious.
So with the rain keeping me inside, the smell of baked apples in the kitchen, the house quiet with only me home for the time being, makes me mellow and happy at the same time. I think I should make the list of goodies the kids and I will make tomorrow, while we have fun teaching and learning from one another. Workout should be a good cardio one, for we will laugh the whole day. Another day to make some incredible memories.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Life is funny how it passes day by day, not realizing things are aging, and people are growing older, more mature, little ones are growing up. Then one day you happen across a family member or an old friend and like running into a wall, it hits you full on how everyone has aged. Where did the years go? I guess I need to get out more often. But tonight I ran across some recent pictures of some family and friends via cyber space here, and I can't believe how they have changed, yet they are the same. Their children are growing so big. Life hands us so many changes, wonder why we don't see them as they evolve. Or do we see them and just don't let it register with our brain. Like the seasons, we just get through one, to get to another, and the pattern keeps going, as time flies by.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
God Bless us one and all. Some days there are no words needed to describe the feelings in the heart. Today is one of those days for me.
This day and your life are God's gift to you, So give thanks and be joyful always.
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in darkenss.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Yesterday, Steve and I did the weekly grocery shopping. Neither one of us really wanted to do it. After all the things we got done on Saturday, we really didn't look forward to the trip, but we made ourselves go together.
Stopped by Melanie's and played with Kiley for a few minutes. Melanie is going to paint her porch steps and foundation around her house, so we dropped off some rollers for her to use. Melanie called later on and asked Leslie to come over a play with Kiley for she didn't like her mom working and not playing with her.
Steve wanted BBQ for lunch, so he fired up the grill and cooked out. It was real good, I just added a salad to go with it. So a very simple meal.
I made a batch of rice crispy treats for snacking on this week. Went through a pile of magazines, I am going to go through them and get the recipes out of them which I want, and then pitch them in paper pile.
We had the windows open all day. High was in the low 80's, so beautiful out. I am looking forward to the snow this winter. It's the dreary gray days leading up to the snow which I don't look forward to.
After errand running this morning, I am going to start my holiday cleaning. Moving things around, and clearing things to put out my Christmas and fall decorations around the house.
I have to go out and pick up the baby mice which Steve found in the log splitter on Saturday while getting it ready for use this winter. A whole nest of them. We had also found some in the W-6 when we used it at farm. While starting it up, they come running out from under the radiator and jumping to the ground. Guess they thought they found themselves a home for the winter.
Let us remember to appreciate the beauty all around us and thank God for the things we see, the people we meet, and the love we share with our family as we go about our day. God Bless all.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Today was windy here. So all the leaves we got up out of the yard are loaded ready to take to farm. The leaves which were left on our trees and the neighbors, they lay in our yard now. As I worked around the house today and took my little visits outside from time to time, I watched in awe as the wind picked up and blew leaves down the street. I also spent some time watching some of the squirrels in our neighborhood gathering food for their winter. As the wind blew, their little tails went ahead of them on their venture, one almost missed the tree when he/she took a flying leap at it. I laughed, for it's little feet where just flailing as he was trying to stay on target. He did make it, but he must of had a fast heart beat by the time he got to his limb and stopped.
The weather is just staying perfect around here for this time of year. So glad it hasn't started getting real cold yet. This weekend will be shorts warm, high in 70's. Can't complain about that. Just 2 weeks ago, we thought we might have to build an Ark.
I will use this time for outside work to let my mind wonder and hope and pray and reconnect with my heart. Some times they all separate, hence needing to reconnect. God Bless everyone and God Bless America.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today I got the 966 seat covered finally. Had a time trying to figure out how to attach the new vinyl to the old seat, but Gorilla glue and industrial strength Velcro seems to have worked for now. Guess we will see how long it lasts. Next purchase will be a new seat and hope it lasts a few years.
I started cleaning out the flower beds. I didn't look forward to it, for I love the look of the flowers in bloom all summer long, but it is time, as the rain last week laid most of the ones blooming on their sides, and the mums are fading too. Steve picked up the big pile of leaves I had raked in the middle of the side yard, then he used the yard sweep on the whole yard, but it got too dark to finish it all. The trailer is piled high with leaves and discarded flower stalks. This will go into our wash out areas on the farm to help keep the soil from washing into creek. I warned Steve that we may have live forevers show up all along the area we are going to spread the leaves on, and he said he didn't mind. Can imagine if the seeds from these float down creek, they will grow up every where, which will be good for they bloom and come back every year thicker. Should make good erosion prevention.
Steve suggested lighting out outdoor fire pit he built and having hot dog roast, sounded good to me, so we did just that. The kids were all here to enjoy it also. Tomorrow I will tackle more of the flower beds, hoping to get them finished.
Cookies I made last week are all gone now, so I plan on making some more tomorrow also. Kiley will be here with us, so inside things will be done first, unless the weather permits and she can be outside with us. She's had some bad days the past few. Last night she stayed with us and didn't want to go to bed, finally at midnight she went to sleep. Slept til after 6. But like all little ones, she has her good days and her bad ones. Mommy was tired and hoping she sleeps tonight for them, when they left. Grandma is tired and hitting the bed early tonight as well.
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