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Wintry Mix

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We awoke this morning to a wintry mix.

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Not a lot going on here this week.  Grace has had a little sore throat and congestion going on this week.  Hubby has been dealing with something going on with his tummy.  Not exactly sure what.  I think a trip to the doctor might help but he thinks for sure (today) that he is doing better.  We’ll see.

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Yesterday, Julie and I went to C-burg while Grace and Hubby stayed home.  I was hoping to find a few twin size flat sheets at Goodwill to use as the backing for the quilts I’m working on.  I did find one but I don’t think it will be for Sam’s quilt but hopefully it will work for one of the other ones.  We picked up a few things at Wal-Mart, paid a few bills and came on home.  I’m glad we got all that done yesterday before the storm hit.  We also downloaded sheet music for Julie.  The song is titled Hope’s Song by Rebecca St. James.  She wants to play and sing this song at church for Easter.  She’ll have to work pretty hard on it though as Easter is just around the corner.

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Julie and I spotted a few of these colts foot blooming yesterday.  I took this picture from an older post of mine as we did not have the camera with us yesterday.  It is always so exciting when we see these starting to bloom.  They are (to my knowledge) our first wild flowers to bloom in spring.  YEAH!

Well, I guess that’s about it.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

 

Another Update

Hello everyone!  I wanted to let you all know how everyone is doing.  I came home yesterday.  The Bates clan seems to be on the mend.  A long way from better but on the mend.  Jess took Daniel to the doctor this morning.  He has a lot of congestion and a double ear infection.   Also please pray for our friends, the Horns.  As of right now, 3 out of 5 of them have the flu and one has strep throat with the flu.   I know many blogs I read have had this bug going through them.  It is horrible.

Today we are working on school and other normal things.  The girls and Hubby kept things running smoothly here while I was away.  I did come back up Sunday morning and went to church.  You all remember, Sunday was the girls big day of playing music.  They did a great job.  I hope to get a copy of the CD this weekend.  If I can figure out how to put it on, I’ll try to share some of it with you all.

Well, that’s about it.  Lunch break is over and time for us to start back on school.  Thanks again for your prayers.  God bless.

Chicken Day

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Friday was chicken butchering day for us and the Horns.  We had a really good day, learned a lot and had lots of good fellowship.  All together we butchered 10 roosters.  We were kinda amazed at how big they looked before we butchered them versus how small they looked when finished.  Huge difference.  We are kinda talking about going with the bigger meat birds next year.  We’re not sure yet though.

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Our pastor made us these killing cones.  They are really neat.  I would recommend anyone butchering their own chickens to have one.  They make it a lot easier.  Saturday, the girls and I went down to Jessica’s.  We watched the kids while Dave and Jess had a date afternoon to celebrate their anniversary.  They have been married 12 years.  They went to the movies and David brought us back sushi to try.  We had never eaten it before.  It was actually pretty good.  Grace really liked it.

Sunday, I went to church alone as Julie, Grace and Hubby were not feeling very well.  Julie and Grace seem to have a cold-congestion with lots of coughing.  Hubby is having tummy troubles.  Hopefully all will be well soon.  Today is a beautiful day here in Floyd.  Sunshine with temperatures in the mid 30’s.  It could be a little warmer for my taste but the sun is beautiful.  I have a pork tenderloin cooking away on top of the wood stove.  It smells yummy.  I think I will have potatoes, green beans and cornbread with it.

Well, we are starting school so I better get off.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.