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Another Update

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It is Tuesday evening and we are home for the night.  The project is getting closer and closer to being finished.  Yesterday, we hung all the walls.  Today we got everything mudded and tomorrow we will sand and texture the ceiling and then the drywall part will be done.  After that, we have a place in front of the sink to fix, possibly replacing the sink and sink cabinet.    Then the new floor will go down.  YEAH! 

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And now some pictures of SPRING!  Jessica’s temperatures are much warmer than ours.  Down where she lives, there are many signs of spring.  Her daffodils are just ready to bloom.   On the road down to her house, we see lots and lots of daffodils already blooming.  We are like kids in a candy shop, looking for them, trying to be the first one to spot them. 

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The maple tree in her yard is full of buds.

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The onion grass is huge.

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Dandelions are already starting to bloom.  I thought you all should know that while I’m there its not all work.  There are flowers to enjoy, warmer temperatures and, of course,  GRANDBABIES!  I have a blessed life. 

 Well, I better get busy.  I had hoped to catch up on what’s been happening in everyone else life but it is late and I still have much to get done.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Fall

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Hubby took this picture from our dining room window.  I think the dogwood is looking very pretty.  Yesterday was a busy day.  Remodeling always makes the whole house a mess, not just the area where you are working.  Our house seemed to me to be very chaotic.  The girls and I took some time before school to straighten up a little.  Then we decided to take a morning walk.  It would have made a good picture.  Myself, Julie, Grace, our two dogs and one kitty cat.  The little black cat, Moon, always loves to go on walks.  She was very tired when we got back and had to take a long nap under the maple tree.  Hubby got the first coat of mud on the drywall yesterday evening.  It is starting to look more and more like a room now.  Gets me excited thinking things will soon get back in order. 

Today seems to be another beautiful day.  Yesterday was very nice-sunshine, warm temperatures, breezy, a nice day for drying clothes outside.  We made homemade doughnuts yesterday.  They turned out okay, I guess.  The girls and I did not care a lot for them, but Hubby thought they were good.  He likes doughnuts much more than we do.  I made the dough in my bread machine and then fried them.  If I do them again, I think I will try baking them.  A blogger friend of mine bakes hers and they like them better.  I did discover though, the doughnut dough is excellent for making garlic bread sticks.  The girls liked them better than the ones I did the other evening.  The recipe I used is:

1 1/4 cups milk, 1 beaten egg, 1/4 cup shortening, 3 1/2 cups flour,1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. yeast.  I put this in my bread machine in the order listed.  Set it on dough cycle and let it work.  I love that. 

  Today I think we will make some cookies-chocolate chip of course.  They are the girls favorite-not mine.  I am not much of a chocolate person.  I know that goes against all nature-for a woman to not like chocolate- but I just don’t care a lot for it.   Well, we better get started on our day.  Take care and God bless.

Spring will come!!

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Easter lilies popping up!

Okay, so these pictures were taken at Jessica’s house and not mine, but aren’t they beautiful.  My easter lilies may be popping up, who knows,  they’re still buried under a foot of snow.  It is melting some and I’m glad.  The only thing about melting snow is it is no longer pretty, its just dirty and muddy.  Our trip was great.  We extended it longer than we had planned which suited me just fine.  The temperature there was in the lower 60’s on Sunday.  We grilled out and ate our meal at the picnic table.  Wonderful!  Things are taking shape at their new home.  They purchased a new bed over the weekend which means we get their old one-no more air mattress for us when we visit!  Hopefully we will get to visit more often now that spring is close.  Time for school.  Take care and God bless.

More Fall Pictures

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Here’s a few more fall pictures.  The maple tree is in our yard close to the house.  It gives wonderful shade to one of my swing areas.  The other picture is in the field behind our house.  The leaves are almost all gone now but the maple is still holding on to some color.  Today is a big day in our house, my baby girl’s birthday.  We will be having a little party tomorrow with friends.  I let them off with half school today.  You gotta do something special on birthdays.   Another beautiful day here in Floyd.  Sunshine, wind, (almost always wind) temperatures in the 50’s.  Chilly enough to have a fire this evening-around 40 degrees now.  Inside the house is nice and toasty thanks to our hard work yesterday.  I think Saturday has been set aside as another wood cutting day, if weather permits.   It is a wonderful feeling to enter winter knowing you have enough wood to keep you and your family warm.  I think these are blessings we sometimes take for granted.   Well time for me to get to work.  God Bless.

Dirt Road

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I thought you might enjoy the view from our dirt road.  I know lots of you don’t have the luxury of dirt roads anymore.  There are quite a few still around in Floyd.  This one leads to our driveway, turn left at the big barn.  I was coming back from the milk barn and thought how pretty this is.  So I took a picture.  I am getting into this picture taking. (Hubby took the ones for this morning).  Notice the big maple tree, already starting to show some color.  I guess thats what temperatures in the low 40’s will do.  I canned 10 pints of spaghetti sauce today from some tomatoes we gathered last night. (Yes I said last night)  At church they were talking about how it was supposed to be colder than the night before, so we took a flashlight out to the garden and gathered tomatoes.  Hey, I’m not taking any chances.  I want these fresh tomatoes to last  as possible.   I made homemade pizza this evening for supper using the sauce I’d made.  The crust recipe was not as good as I would have liked.  I guess I’ll have to do some more searching.  The sauce, however was very good.  Everyone seemed to like it.  I’m glad.  It was a lot of work.  It sure did make the house smell good though.  It’s getting late.  God Bless.