Little boys playing with toys!
Big boys playing with toys!
Chuck and his kids came over Saturday. He helped Hubby with some car maintenance. It was a fun day. He got here about 9:00 A.M. as he was wanting to eat breakfast with us. We had sausage and gravy, biscuits, fresh eggs, corn, canned apples and homemade waffles. We had a good day.
Grace was having trouble with her nose piece on her glasses so we made a trip to Rocky Mount to get it repaired. We did some grocery shopping while there. It ended up taking most of the day. We came home and worked on things that needed doing. We had planned on doing school today and then taking a break for the rest of the week. We’ll do school tomorrow instead and then break. I love the flexibiltiy of homeschooling.
Grace put one of our freshly butchered chickens in the crockpot today to cook while we were gone. When we got home it smelled so good in the house. We deboned it and make chicken and dumplings. They are delicious!! I think I am spoiled now to having our own chickens for meat. We plan on making stock tonight in the crockpot from the bones. YUMMY!
Well, I guess that’s about all that is happening here. My girls are wanting me to play a game of cards with them. Enjoy your evening and God bless.
It is raining outside today. We did not want to go to the building to get decorations so we just decided to make some candy. I usually make this only at Christmas time but I should make it more often as it is one of everyone’s favorite. This recipe came from a dear friend of mine and I have used it now for about 25 years. Wow, that makes me feel old(maybe I should leave that sentence out). Anyway the recipe is:
1/4 cup butter-softened, 1 tsp vanilla. Gradually add in 1 box powdered sugar. You will need to add a little evaporated milk at the end-only add about 1 tbsp at a time. 1-3 tbsp should be all you will need. It needs to be a little dry. Roll out and spread on peanut butter. Roll up candy length wise and put in fridge until chilled. Cut and enjoy.
Just a little note about the lady who gave me this recipe. Her name was Vanessa Looney and she was one of the finest Christian ladies I have ever known. When it became obvious to those who loved her that it would soon be time for her to be with the Lord, she made a profound statement to me. We were talking and she said “You know, I am not afraid of dying. I have lived my entire life for this moment. I will finally see my Jesus.” I consider this one of the most important statements a Christian could ever make-that we would all live our lives for the moment we will see Him. Just a little remembering on my part.
Well, I best be going. My girls want to play a game of cards. 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.