Hello everyone! Well, as we knew would happen, our wonderful, cooler weather is gone. Today, as I type this, we are at 94 degrees. HOT! Oh well, this makes us appreciate cooler weather more. Days like today I really wish we had air conditioning!
My car has been giving me trouble lately. Hubby is not exactly sure what is going on with it. Chuck is coming Sunday to help Hubby (hopefully) fix it. They are trying several things to see if that works but Hubby says it could be the fuel pump. We hope not but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Our VBS is over. This is kinda good and kinda sad. It is a lot of fun but also a lot of work. We leave home around 6:00 P.M. and don’t get back until around 10:00. It takes us 30 min to drive to church and 30 min. back home so a lot of our time is spent on the road.
Well, I think my crew is getting hungry so I guess I best get started cooking. Supper tonight is fried chicken, corn, gravy, homemade biscuits and some homemade blackberry jam to go with the biscuits. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Today is the kind of day that just begs me to light candles. I love candles. I think they make any day a little brighter but especially dark, gloomy, rainy days like today. This is a picture of our mantle. My good friend, Vicki, bought me this candle holder. See how the light reflects from the mirror.
These candles are in our “sitting room”. We call it that because it is a wonderful place to just sit. The view from the windows is beautiful. When I took this picture, my Grace was sitting there enjoying reading a good book. She dearly loves to read.
And this is the view from the window that you see in this picture.
We are so blessed. Well, time for school. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This is our first decoration of the season. I like to use decoration that will work for all winter, not just for Christmas. This is due to laziness on my part. I so enjoy putting them up but not so much taking them down. This way I get to leave them up longer. Both my girls are sick, so today has been a rather slow day for us. We only did what we call “half school” which was bible, math and language. Then we took a break, went up to the building and found our little village. This village sets every year on this table. When the girls were younger, it was continuously getting rearranged. They would play with the houses and the people for hours. My dad built this table for my mom when they first got married. There is a shelf underneath and when I was a little girl, my golden book collection sat on the lower shelf. Funny, the things we remember. After decorating, we enjoyed a game of cards and now they are upstairs playing a board game. I so enjoy days like today-just sorry my girls don’t feel well.
It is chilly here with rain moving in. A good day for enjoying the fire and each other. I pray your day has been as enjoyable as mine. God bless.
Today has been a foggy, cool day in Floyd, so I thought we would all enjoy some summer flowers. I love fall but I do dread to see the flowers disappear. My grandmother loved flowers and I like to think my love of flowers comes from her. One of my fondest memories of her involves her holding my hand, taking me through her yard and telling me the names of all her flowers. So not only do they remind me of summer but also of her. Today was one of those homeschooling days when you just know it’s all worth it. School went by steady without interruption. The girls were focused and so was I. A good day. Sometimes as a homeschooling Mom, I wonder “Am I really doing this right?” Thank God for days like today. It’s almost like God wants me to know every now and then that I am doing exactly what He wants me to be doing. Tomorrow I will be seeing an old friend. We don’t get to see each other very often as we now live far apart. I can’t wait to see her and get caught up on things. True friendship is hard to find and I value her greatly as a friend and also as a Christian Sister. I now have dinner to cook. Tonights menu is baked pork tenderloin, potatoes, (fresh dug from the garden) and canned green beans (also from our garden). I also baked fresh gingerbread to go with it. What do you all think? Cornbread or biscuits with this feast? God Bless.