Tag Archives: Lunch

Snowball bush

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Some of you all might remember this picture from last year.  Last year’s post was titled “Snowball bloom” because it only had one bloom on it.  This year it looks like this.

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It has lots and lots of bloom on it. 

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Today is foggy here.  Very damp.  I was hoping to hang clothes outside on the line to dry but I don’t think that is going to happen.  It is fairly warm though-55 degrees.  We are working on school this morning.  Then I have an appointment to get two tires put on the car and get an inspection sticker.  I guess that will fill up my afternoon.  By the time I get back it will be time for supper.  We are having homemade soup this evening with grilled cheese sandwiches.  I used the remainder of the  pork that I cooked Saturday for the soup.  the girls and I are having chocolate gravy for lunch.  It is one of their favorites. 

Well, it is time for me to go check math problems.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Snow

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Hello ladies!  Just a quick post to let you all know we are getting snow.  It has been snowing here all morning.  Nothing has laid on but it sure is pretty to look at.   Temperature is 32 degrees with lots of wind.  Feels like winter not spring. 

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Well, I am off to help Hubby.  He is already on the job site waiting for me.  School is almost finished.  The girls will do history after lunch.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Thursday

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I took this picture this morning as Hubby and I were sharing our morning coffee on the front porch.  You all remember our glassed in front porch we worked so hard to redo not too long ago.  It definitely gets lots of use.  We have our morning coffee on it, the girls and I do school out there, we love it.

The Horn’s came over for a visit today.  I had to show Vicki our new chicks.  They are doing very well.  We were a little concerned the other morning when we got up our temperature was 17 degrees.  That was the actual temperature not the wind chill.  I went to check on them but they were all nice and warm under the heat lamp.   So I am hoping this means they are hardy little ladies. 

Yesterday was beautiful here.  Sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50’s.  Today we are getting some rain.  It is still warm though- upper 40’s.  I tried a new recipe for supper last night.  It is called Crockpot Teriyaki Pork.        I got the recipe from http://homesteadinghomemaker.blogspot.com/    It was very good.  I will definitely be making it again.  Sorry about the print being different.   I’m not sure what is going on. 

Lunch is over and time for school to start.  Enjoy your day and God bless. 

          

Sunday

Hello ladies.  Weather here has certainly decided to change.  Just a few days ago, we didn’t even need a fire.  Last night, temperatures dropped to 5 degrees with wind gusts of 60 mph.  This put the wind chill to about -10 or lower.  To top all that off the power went off about midnight and stayed off until around noon today.  Thankfully, we do not need electricity for heat or we would have definitely been cold.  However, when the electricity came back on, our water was frozen.  We had left it running slightly last night so that it wouldn’t freeze but when the power went off the pump stopped working, therefore the water stopped running.  We worked on thawing it out after lunch.  We now have hot and cold water in the bathroom and laundry room but only cold water in the kitchen.  Thank you, Lord!  It seems no matter how hard we try, when the wind blows that fierce and the temperature drops that low, our water seems to always freeze.  I am very grateful that it thawed as easy as it did.   You all may remember a few years back, our water remained frozen in the bathroom for an entire month.  YUCK!

Well, that’s enough of my woes.  Last week, I heard a funny saying for when someone is complaining.  “Do you want some cheese with that whine?”  I think I’ve whined enough.  Sorry ladies.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Thursday

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Hello everyone.  It has been a busy week here in Floyd.  David is gone to a conference in Vegas so Monday evening we went down to help Jess with the kids for a few days.  We also had some electrical work Hubby and I needed to do for her.  We finished most of it up on Tuesday.  Wednesday morning, Hubby put a dimmer switch on her lights in the living room.  We then left to come home. 

David is having a great time in Vegas.  He gave a speech the other night at the conference.   He said he spoke to about 22,ooo people.   Amazing.  We are all very proud of him. 

Today was school as usual.  We had planned on going over to the Horn’s this evening but Vicki is sick.  Please pray for her.  She thinks she has a stomach virus.  It has been very rough on her.  I called today at lunch and Quentin said she wasn’t any better yet.  She is never sick.  Hubby has been working on cutting out the material for our chairs.  I so appreciate all your advice on what color to paint them.  I still haven’t completely decided yet but I have a while before he will be at that stage.   I am thinking of going with the dark brown and putting chair cushions in them.  That way I can change them whenever I want and today I happened to think “Wow, I could make a tablecloth for  the table to match the cushions”  Maybe I’ll go that route. 

I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Wednesday

Hello ladies.  It has been very cold here in Floyd today.  Temperatures have been in the upper 30’s but the wind has made it seem like 20’s.  We had snow flurries yesterday but nothing stuck to the ground.  This morning was extremely overcast but by late afternoon the sun came out for a little while.

The girls and I worked on school in the morning and then we helped Hubby set up Jessica’s bed.  No pictures yet as he has not put the headboard and footboard on.  He says we will have to put them on after we take it down to Jess.  It would be too big to fit in the van if we put it together here.  We are thinking we will take it down to them Saturday, if all goes well. 

Yesterday, the girls and I went down to Jessica’s.  Sam and Katie had appointments so we went to help.  On the way back home, Sam feel asleep.  I carried him up to his crib, we ate lunch and then left.  Sam was very upset when  he woke up and found out MawMaw was gone.  Jess had to call me and let him talk to me on the phone.

I hope you all have a great evening.  God bless.

From My Front Yard

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I thought I would share this picture with you all.  This is  the view from our front yard.  Our God certainly loves color! 

Not much going on here today.  Just the normal stuff-school, laundry, lunch.  We have had rain and fog this morning.  The rain has stopped and the fog seems to be lifting.  Hopefully, we will soon see lots of sunshine.  Everything is a soggy mess right now.

 I think I’ll go have a cup of pumpkin spice coffee with my Hubby.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Trout Fest

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Remember a similar picture from last year.  Same little girl perched on the drainpipe.  Obviously she really likes the spot.

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Now its brothers turn to sit for a while.  We really had a nice day with about 90 people showing up all total.  After we came home from the fishing we worked in the upper garden.  Hubby tilled, and the girls and I set out the plants.  They looked great.  But then they wilted badly.   We watered them when we planted them, again the next morning and again yesterday evening before we went to church.  Last night the Lord watered them for us so we are hoping they look better now.  I haven’t went up to the garden yet to check on them.  If they do not perk up, I am afraid they will not survive.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

We plan on going over to the Horns today for lunch and some play time then on to piano practice.  I don’t think I told you all but we have ducklings now-12 of them.  They are very shy and it is hard to get a picture of them.  Mama duck keeps them hid most of the time.  I’ll keep trying though.

Time for us to get busy.  I have a load of clothes to hang out on the line and several more to get done.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

A Cozy Corner

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This is a corner in what we call the “sitting room”.  It is a wonderful place to sit and read or look out the window and just rest.  Remember yesterday when I said our wind was not too aggressive, well, that certainly did change.  By lunch, we had 40 to 45 mph wind.  By afternoon, 50 mph and by the time we went to bed 65 to 70 mph.   Needless to say, we did not get any outside time.  Too windy.  We did walk down to the barn to get milk.  It was just too much wind to do anything.    Before we went to bed the rain started.  It rained most of the night with lots of lightning.   When we got up this morning, our temperature was 51 degrees.   In less than 2 hours, our temperature has dropped down to 36 degrees.  Big change.  I may soon have to build a fire.   Hopefully, things will warm up after today.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Spring Time

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Our forsynthia bush is in full bloom.  I love the bright yellow color, so cheerful.  Today is beautiful here in Floyd.  Temperature is mid 50’s, the sun is shining and the wind is not too aggressive.   Very nice.  I have one load of clothes on the line and another on the way.  We are busy with school and have plans for outside time this afternoon.  

Yesterday was a nice day too.  Church was very nice and our evening study went very well with lots of discussion.  Our menu last night was beef roast with potatoes and carrots, green beans, macaroni salad, cookies and peaches.  Very good.  We did hamburgers on the grill for lunch yesterday, with grilled onions and asparagus.  I love cooking on the grill.  I think it makes everything taste so good.   

Enjoy your day and God bless.