Tag Archives: Dining Room

Old Books

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I simply LOVE old school books.  Here are a few that I have collected over the years.  I learned to read with Dick and Jane and taught my girls with the same books.  They have such wonderful pictures.  The last picture is of two old books from my Dad’s childhood.  Inside the cover, there are the names of many of my aunts and uncles.  I suppose they just passed the books down.  Gotta love that.  We still do that here in this household.  Just pass them on.  These books have a very important place in my schoolroom/dining room, along with an old Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox.  The lunchbox is metal and still has the thermos in it.  It belonged to Jess.  Such happy memories.  100_2971

As you can tell, it was a much loved lunch box.  Lots of rain here last night.  Today has been overcast.  Temperature in the mid 40’s.  Not too bad.  Supper tonight will be pork tenderloin on the grill, fresh pineapple, home fries, home canned green beans and homemade biscuits.  For dessert we have some cinnamon rolls left over from the other day.  This will be served with cold mint tea.  Are you all hungry yet?  I am so I guess I better go get that grill going.  Take care and God bless.

Birds

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We have been entertained all day today by these beautiful birds.  Many, many birds.  Every time I looked out my dining room window, I would see 50-60 birds in our yard.  Probably 20 of these were doves.  We love feeding the birds.  They love sunflower seeds.  This morning as Hubby and I were sharing our coffee together, we listened as they sang morning praises to the Lord.  Beautiful!  We take care of them by feeding them and they take care of us by providing beautiful praise music.  I think that’s a fair trade.  It was a little distracting doing school and watching the birds, though.  Well, the fog has moved in here.  Super foggy.  High wind warnings for tomorrow and Thursday 25-30 mph  with gusts up to 50 mph.  This will be for Wednesday and Thursday.    I never knew what fog and wind could be like until we moved to Floyd.  No church tomorrow night-it’s already cancelled.  I guess it isn’t done snowing yet.  I just looked out and the snow is pouring down.  Oh well.  We are warm inside our home, our tummy’s are full and our children are happy.  Life is good!  God Bless.

Snow

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Well, we did get the snow.  It started last night around 8:30 and is still snowing.  It does, however, make everything look beautiful.  I had a hard time deciding which pictures to use, but finally decided on these two.  The first one is from my dining room window.  In the second one, I thought I would show you the pond is just as pretty in snow as in sun.   It really has been a great day.  The snow has fallen steady all day.  We made homemade rolls, a homemade cake, and had 15 bean soup for lunch.  I think I’ll go start on an apron later or maybe just read a book.  Life is Good!  I pray your day is as enjoyable as mine has been.  God Bless.

Wall hanging

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We went over to our friends house today to celebrate her  daughter’s birthday.    We had homemade pizza and birthday cake.  It was delicious.  Thanks again Vicki.  Then she gave me a surprise.  She made me this beautiful wall hanging!  I could’nt wait to get home and put it on my wall.  I think it looks just perfect in my dining room.  To me, nothing says you care about people more than hand made items.  I LOVE IT!  Tonight’s menu at church is baked spaghetti, salad, bread, green beans, corn, and cake with ice cream.  Sounds good, huh.   Weather here is rain, rain, and then maybe some more rain.  Oh well, at least its not ice.  We now have mud everywhere.  The snow has melted and the ice has melted and they say there is a chance for flooding.  I’m glad the Good Lord is in charge of all this and not me.  Well, I better get busy getting those green beans ready.  God Bless.

Ice

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Well the forecast for freezing rain was correct.  Not as much as they first thought but enough.  The first picture is from my dining room window.  It shows the accumulation on the trees.  The second picture is from our kitchen door.  Yes, I know it looks like water running down the yard but it is actually ice.  I’m not very good at guessing ice accumulation but I would think at least a 1/4 of an inch.  Oh well, temperatures are supposed to get above freezing tomorrow so maybe this storm will be short-lived.  More rain coming in on Sunday, though.  School has went very well this week.  We have stayed on schedule and this always makes school more fun.  No bible study today because of the ice.  I certainly do miss those ladies.  It’s been several weeks since we met.  This does happen frequently though in January.   I guess I better get busy.  No bible study means school day.  God Bless.