Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Up at 7am to meet the kids. They had breakfast then I went out to get the chores done. It is cloudy this morning but the air feels a little drier than the past several days. This mama has 5 babies and has abandoned her nest with a couple eggs left, the other mama is still hatching chicks .

Back inside I had my breakfast and then found g-daughter crashed in her entertainment bouncer.
G-son went outside to the front porch and I went downstairs to my sewing machine so that there would be no noise to disturb her slumber. She only slept about 5 minutes than woke up and I brought her down to watch me sew.
I finished all three of the little girls aprons I had cut out. These two were from the curtain valences I bought at the flea market.
This is one to replace one that matches a bonnet I have on the little girl manaquin at market.
To finish the morning g-daughter and I took a walk around the farm for about 30 minutes. I was hoping she would go to sleep in the stroller but not happening today.
This is going to be one lost little girl when her brother goes to school next week !!!! He was tickling her feet and she was screaming with laughter.
After we had lunch I spent the afternoon doing housework. I didn't get the floors cleaned but at least that's all I lacked.
I put g-daughter down for a nap after her afternoon bottle and she would only sleep another 5 minutes. She was so tired she did not have a good afternoon.
After d-in-love came after the kids I decided to go watch daughter's volleyball team play cross town rival Hendersonville.
Daughter has done a great job coaching these girls as she only has 2 sophomores left from last year and the rest are freshman, some who have never played before.
They won the game with her continued guidance along the sidelines.

Josh came to the game after he got off work and we had a nice visit. I stayed and watched one set of the varsity game and they also won their game. Head coach Sue Moon gives instructions.

I got home about 7:00 after having a nice visit with one of my cousin's wives, Kathy , who is a teacher also at the high school.
I did chores alone as hubbie has already gone to his nominating team meeting at church.
We got no rain today and the temp stayed around 80 with partly cloudy skies.
The "G", Gaston, storm was named today in the Atlantic but isn't expected to reach land.
Thankful for a wonderful loving Lord and for all my blessings of this day.
God Bless and Good Night

Monday, August 22, 2016


7am came waaaay too early today after the restless night of flipping and turning trying to find a position that something didn't hurt in !!!
G-daughter and g-son arrived at 7 and I got up with hubbie to greet them as he had to leave shortly and take #2 son's truck to the shop to have the emergency brake repaired.  He needed to have the truck there at 7:30 and daughter picked him up and dropped him back by here on her way to her first day of work as teachers had to go back today a week ahead of the students.This is a picture of her and the staff at the high school.

The kids  were having breakfast when EL and BB arrived. Re worked last night and needed to sleep this morning.
They had breakfast then the playing commenced. We had a great morning as all four of the kids really played well together.
EL got out all my old dolls and played with them for a long time. It was fun to watch her talk to them.

#1 son tried to tune the younger kids out some of the time.
But most of the time he and EL were best buds !!

And these two little ones , well they are just fun to watch !!!

They all had lunch under my supervision !
We got to play outside for a little while before Re came after EL and BB.  BB looks to be searching for water with this forked stick !!
G-daughter was glad to have the full attention of her big brother this afternoon .
After d-in-love picked them up hubbie and I loaded Sadie the tri colored Australian Shepherd and took her for her rabies shot at out vet's office.
After waiting for an extended amount of time and watching two dogs that came in after us get called back hubbie went up to the desk and ask what was going on. Oops , she forgot to give Sadie's folder to the nurse to be called back. They took her back immediately and gave her the shot and we still left before the other two dogs did and they apologized over and over for the oversite.
We sent over an hour in the office.
When we got home we had a salad for supper then did chores. We gleaned in the garden and it looks like another run of pasta sauce is in my schedule for tomorrow.
The chickens will also be happy in the morning as I have this many more tomatoes that have bad spots on them to feed to them.
 It is a beautiful evening after a rainfree cooler day with a high of only 81 degrees and party cloudy .
The sunset was very colorful tonight as hubbie and I had a few minutes to relax out in the covered patio.

Thankful for all the joy God sends my way each day and for His continued love.
God Bless and Good Night.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


A sunny morning greeted me as I did chores and got ready for church. Our old preacher, Mike Smith was the speaker today as he wanted to Baptize his grandson.

Two other folks also were Baptized this morning.
The service was waaay too long and I had to duck out at 12:15 in what seemed to be close to the middle of the service !!!
I had to get lunch started as all the little  kids can't wait until 2:00 to eat.
We had some of the wedding BBQ along with green beans, corn on the cob, french fries and slaw with sweet tea to drink.
Everyone came in about 30 minutes later so it was a good thing I left to get the food started.
# 1 son's family, daughter and Josh and Aa and the kids were our guest today. Tif is working, #2 son is golfing and Re is sleeping after working all night.
Everyone had a nice visit and when they all left hubbie and I decided to attack the jungle around the house that all this rain is producing. Forgive us Lord but an unrainy day has been hard to find lately to get any outside work done. Hubbie got on the lawn mower to mow the high grass and I dawned clippers and started working to cut some of this Lemon Balm out of this bed along with trimming the bushes back.  Here are the before and after pics for this back of the house flower bed.

I also tackled this Butterfly bush that has gotten way to big.

Then the pretty flowering vine that is quickly covering all the trees and bushes on this side of the well house .

I think my work makes the house look a lot better when you come up the driveway.
Just as we finished picking up all the brush that I piled to be hauled off the rain began to sprinkle but thankfully didn't amount to anything giving us our first rain free daylight hours anyway day as I did empty 2/10ths inch from an overnight shower this morning.
Thankfully Fiona won't be bringing us any tropical moisture as she is fizzling out in the unfavorable winds out in the Atlantic.
Marty, hubbie's brother came by to borrow a brush cutter hubbie has just as #2 son and Tif came for supper with us. We all had a nice visit. Tif said her sister just got engaged to be married also. I can't imagine what this next year is going to be like for her mother to have both daughters getting married !
#2 son left his truck here for hubbie to take into the shop for him early in the morning.
Hubbie and I finished out the evening doing the chores then relaxing.
I think I will have some sore muscles tomorrow from all my work today but it has been nice to feel like I have the energy to tackle this job today.
Grateful to a loving Lord for all the blessings of this day and for the strength He gives me each day.
God Bless and Good Night

Saturday, August 20, 2016


That alarm seems to get earlier every morning !!!  I feel like I could sleep another night of sleep this morning.
Up at 8am and getting ready for market feeling like I'm in a stuper and with my runny nose I predict I am feeling the effects of a bad cold this morning and maybe that is why I felt so bad yesterday.
As I got ready for market I popped 3 Airborne gummies and kept going.
By the time I got to market my nose was dry and I felt no effects of a head cold .
Market was crowded with customers when I got there and I sold well today thankfully. Hubbie left to stop by Sam's and hopefully beat the rain home to get the lawn mowed.
About 1:00 the sky grew very dark and the rain began to fall quickly filling the parking lot with water to wade through to get to the car.
I stopped at Sav Mor  and Aldi for baking supplies and got rained on at both as I went in and out of the stores. I made a stop at Walgreens to buy some multi vitamins to see if that will raise my energy level.
When I got home around 3:30 the rain has stopped for the moment allowing us to get the Honda unloaded and get inside before it started falling once again.
No lawn mowing was done today as hubbie said the rain started just as he got ready to mow.
Hubbie and I relaxed and watched it rain and just rested for the rest of the afternoon.
Daughter and Josh are attending a wedding of one of Josh's co-workers this evening at Grand Highlands and they had to wait out the rain for over an hour before the ceremony could begin.

We got 8/10ths inch of rain in the gauge at chore time this evening from the rains of this afternoon.
As I did chores I heard little peeps and saw that both the Silkie hens that started sitting while we were on vacation had baby chicks this evening.
Nothing cuter than these little peepers !!!!
I spent the rest of the evening resting and trying to regain some strength for the upcoming week.
As this day came to an end with this beautiful sign from God that He is always with us in all that we do I am humbly grateful for His great love.
God Bless and Good Night.

Friday, August 19, 2016


Whew , got to sleep in a few minutes this morning and I really needed the extra zzz's because for some unknown reason I could not get to sleep last night. Maybe it was the late cup of hot green tea I had but I'm pretty sure I've drank tea that later before with no effects.
It rained hard jaut as I got into bed and that usually lulls me to sleep but not even that worked last night. There was 4/10ths inch of rain in the gauge and deeper mud puddles all around this morning from that rain.
Anyway after chores and breakfast I took a walk to shake out all the cobwebs in my head. Little did I know when I snapped this picture of the sunny driveway as I headed back up to the house that this sunshine would be very short lived today.

I came back inside just as daughter came in with her baked goods and to grab a BLT for a quick lunch before she was off to meet the volleyball team for their annual trip to Davidson College to play in a tournament tomorrow. They were leaving at 11:30.
I decided to have a quick lunch before I started baking today.  I baked 6 caramel, 2 chocolate and 2 pound cakes for tomorrow's market.
The rain began about 2:00 with distant thunder but thankfully it never got closer but the rain stayed with us all afternoon and evening leaving another 1/2 inch in the gauge by choretime this evening.
Needless to say we are really soggy right now but the temperature is really cooling down with the rain and we didn't get out of the 70's today.
After the baking was done I needed a rainy day job and went through my photos for August decade pictures which I am behind on for this month.
The earliest happen in the xxx6 decades was back in August 1956 when I got a baby brother on August 24th. This isn't a newborn pic but it is the earliest I could find of him. I'm looking like a proud big sister.

I found these pics of women's fashion in August 1956 . The capri pants surprised me !!

Thankful as always to a loving Lord each time I do a decade post that God led me through the life I have had.
I did evening chores in a steady drizzle and then had to trade my shorts for some long lounge pants to get warm in the coolness of the evening. I sent the evening icing my cakes and getting ready for market tomorrow.
Praying tonight for the husband and brother of my long time friend Louise Lance who lost a long time battle with diabetes and very poor health last Sunday. Praying for her wheel chair bound husband that he is able to find peace with Lucci's death and look to God for comfort in the days ahead.

God Bless and Good Night.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Market Thursday broke cooler and cloudy bu really sticky humid.
I made it to market on time and sales were slow as expected. I am thankful for what I did sell today.
Just about closing time I looked out the  windows and saw the sky turning an eerie dark color so I hurriedly got things loaded up. By the time I finished the rain had started.
I went through the drive thru and the bank and the post office but got a good soaking at Aldi as the rain got harder.
Thankfully there wasn't any loud thunder or lightening today.
Hubbie had put Sadie in the basement when he brought her home just in case of another storm.
At my Walmart stop I used my umbrella on the way in but the rain had passed on my way out.
My last stop was at Petco to make name tags for the dogs. The cheapest one they had was $9 so I made Sadie one and will check online for cheaper prices for the other dogs.
I made it home at 4:30 and got things unloaded before hubbie came in from work.
We rested a few minutes then EL and BB came to stay while their parents went to a parents night at the pre-school EL will start attending when school starts.
We had fun playing all evening. It's hard for me to believe this beautiful little girl is going to start pre-school, it just seems she was a tiny baby just yesterday !!!!

 Little brother BB is going to miss his playmate  for sure !!

After they were picked up tonight hubbie and I relaxed and went for an early bedtime.
This has been a busy day for d-in-love who went to the doctor this morning with dizziness she has had all week. She was diagnosed with displaced "crystals" in her left ear. She had to go back to a special doctor who deals with this condition at 2:30 to learn the moves to hopefully put these "crystals" back into place. She said she feels like it worked and she feels normal tonight.
Daughter had a busy afternoon also as she went to Asheville to check on a couple Jeeps that Skyland Auto had advertised on their website. Turns out the price was wrong on the jeeps and she came away without trading cars. This wrong online pricing sounds like a desperate attempt by this dealership to get customers into their dealership, how sad to resort to this !!!
Thankful for the loving arms of Jesus Christ who gives me strength each and every day and shares His love with all who believe.
God Bless and Good Night.