Our irises are in full bloom! These were given to us several years ago by a friend from church. It has taken them a while to get going but I think they are looking pretty good this year.
We have been busy this week. Does any one think this is becoming the norm? Seems like spring is a busy time. Anyway, we went to the dentist on Tuesday. Both girls got a good report. Then on Wednesday, we went to Sam’s club and bought our bulk items. Yesterday, we went down to Jessica’s. Today is full as well. Our church is doing a Mother/Daughter banquet this evening. I am bringing rolls. I also have to take Hubby’s van in to Little Town to get 2 tires put on. I was hoping the girls and I could get the nests made today for the little chicks. Hubby also wants to work on the floor for the new boxed in part of the back porch when he gets in from the job site. We’ll see.
School has taken a back burner this week with all that has been going on. We only lack 15 more lessons in math and we’ll be finished with it for the summer. We are calling quits to language when math is finished. Then we plan on doing history and science during June and July and taking August and September off. These two months are so busy here with canning. It is much easier for us to take those months off.
I also hope to make strawberry jam today. Yesterday, while down at Jessica’s we got 2 gal. of strawberries. I put one gallon in the freezer yesterday evening and hope to make jam with the other gallon today. I think Jessica is planning on making jam tomorrow. I am going to try using the liquid certo this time. I just haven’t been having success with the powdered sure jell.
Well, that’s about it for now. I better get busy if I am going to get anything done. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
Here are a few of the turtle pictures we took while at Pandapas Pond the other day.
They were pretty skittish so we had to sneak upon them to get the pictures.
Grace did a great job!
A beaver lodge on the pond. Several geese were resting on top of it.
We have several things planned to work on today. Rain is in the forecast though so we may not get any of it done. We’ll just have to wait and see. I am going to use the remainder of the pork tenderloin this evening to make bbq sandwiches for supper. I have enough rolls left from last night to use for buns. I think I will do homesfries and coleslaw with it. I like to cook enough meat to make several meals from it. This makes it a little easier I think. We have dentist appointments tomorrow in Roanoke, then we are going to Sam’s Club to pick up a few things. After that, we are going to pick out Grace’s frames for her new glasses. The Horns are supposed to come by tomorrow evening to visit. YEAH! It has been a while since we have got to visit.
I better get busy. Hubby and I are working on a big outside project. I’ll try to show pictures next time I make a post. Anyway, he is wanting to get started so that hopefully we can get some of it done before it starts raining. Enjoy your day and God bless.
We have been very busy this week. Dave, Jess, and boys came up for a visit. We have been watching the boys while she had some business to take care of. The first evening they were here, part of her back tooth broke off. She has been in quite a lot of pain from this. She has a dentist appt. tomorrow to get it checked. We will be going down in the morning to watch the boys while she gets this taken care of. I’m not sure but we might stay a few days so Hubby can put up the chair railing in her livingroom.
Temperatures here have been very nice-warm, sunshine, and just a slight breeze (20 mph wind). Daniel has had so much fun playing outside. He has “helped” MawMaw with all her work. He is quite an eager helper. Sam, of course, has helped too. He is crawling now and loves to get into everything, especially places where he is not supposed to. I love MawMaw time.
Our newest addition. Ain’t they cute! The girls are soooooo excited. They never thought of having kittens to play with this late in the year. They belong to “Stripes”. You all have seen pictures of her in previous posts. They seem to be very healthy and she is a wonderful mama.
Today we had to go to Roanoke to the dentist. Afterward we went to Sam’s club. Sam’s does this thing called click and pull. You can go on line, order your stuff and they will pull it for you. They will have it waiting at customer service. All you have to do is walk in, give them your name, pay for it and walk out the door. Pretty amazing, I think. This made our day so much easier. We even made it home it time to do some school.
Yesterday, for supper, we had chicken and dumplings with green beans. I used the remainder of the chicken and made southwest chicken soup for supper tonight. Easy stuff. We will be having mexican cornbread with this and honey baked apples for dessert.
We just finished having a tremendous hail storm here. Lots of rain and high winds. The temperature dropped about 14 degrees in just a few minutes. It had been very warm before the storm came through. Enjoy your evening and God bless.