I wanted to share with you all my lastest yard sale find. I love these old books.
Grace had a mishap with her glasses and we had to go get them repaired yesterday. A startled chicken flew up from the roost and hit her glasses. It messed up her nose piece. On the way to Wal-Mart I noticed a yard sale sign. Well you know, it is so hard to pass up yard sales. I am so glad I stopped. I got these books for 10 cents a piece.
I just love the pictures and the stories in these old readers. I have several of them. Look, they even have a dictionary in the back.
I know my girls are way past these books but I still love them.
A picture just for fun. This little lady seems to be an escape artist. She manages to get out of the fence almost every evening. We looked out the window the other day and she was sitting here on the bench just resting. All our animals seem to love this bench.
Well, I better go. Our VBS starts tonight. Enjoy your evening and God bless.
This picture was taken on the back side of the farm. If you look in the right hand corner, you will see the little white house Dave and Jess lived in for a while.
Today we have to go to Rocky Mount to get Grace’s nose piece put back on her glasses. She has not had these glasses very long. I hope this is not an indication of how they are going to hold up. Yesterday, we picked the last of our beans and got about half of them worked up. We hope to finish them today when we get back. We also pulled the last of our corn and got all of it put into the freezer. We picked about 1/2 bushel of tomatoes. I am borrowing Mrs. Sally’s kettle for this week as well. I am definitely on the lookout for one of those kettles. I really liked it. I hope to make salsa and another batch of spaghettisauce from the tomatoes we picked yesterday.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.
We went down to Jessica’s today and I finally got a few pictures to show you all-thanks to Grace.
Sam was saying “cheese”.
Miss Katie. Hasn’t she grown? She had a well visit check up today and she weighed 15 lb.
We went to work with Hubby yesterday. I will try to get some pictures of his progress next time we go. Tomorrow after school, we will be going to get Grace’s new glasses. I am so glad. For those of you who do not know, Grace has worn glasses since before she was a year old. Last year, when she got a new prescription, I noticed she was wearing them down quite far on her nose. I questioned her and she said they hurt her eyes if she wore them up farther. I should have taken her back but to be honest I guess I thought she had just got in the habit of wearing them down on her nose. WRONG! They had put her bifocal up way too high in the glasses. So I know she will be so glad to get her new ones.
We had a tremendous amount of rain over the weekend. Lots of areas close by had large amounts of hail-3 to 6 in. I’m very thankful we didn’t have any. Temperatures dropped considerably after the hail. This morning it was 28 degrees with a heavy frost. I think I will have to build a fire this evening. It is fairly chilly inside the house.
I’m not sure if this worked or not. I was hoping to show you all a picture of the hail at the shooting range nearby. This is where Hubby and others from church go to shoot clays.
I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
Every year our church has a halloween alternative. We call it Christfest. It is a big outreach. Lots of children come to play games and get candy. Last night was no different. Our fellowship hall was overflowing with children and adults, laughing and just in general having a great time. This little lion (Kaleb) is adorable.
Chocolate candy is always abundant. As a matter of fact, in the bulletin when we are requesting donations of candy, it actually specifies individually wrapped chocolate.
This young man was just a doctor, then he got the glasses at one of the games, and instantly became a mad scientist.
Everyone participates. From clowns,
to fun loving,
to one needing a small nap. Our pastor (regrettably I did not get any pictures) asked the children bible questions. If they answered correctly they got to throw a whipped creme pie at him. I’m not sure who had the most fun with this game, him or them. It actually was his idea-go figure. And last of all, my baby girls. No longer babies, except to me.
Yes, I know, I have another bird picture but I couldn’t help myself. He and the Mrs. come every morning to our catawba tree. They swoop down get a bite of something and go back up to their limb. It is always entertaining to watch. Sorry about the flash glare that is present in his eye. I did not know how to correct that. Anyway, the picture shows how brilliant his color his.
We had some major storms come through here last night. Jess called to tell us we had a tornado warning for our area. Thank the Lord, that didn’t happen. We did have lots of lightning and some rain. This morning is calm but the fog is very thick. Grace tells me she likes fog so today will be her kind of day. We are supposed to go do our annual spring cleaning at church today. I’m not sure if we will still be doing it or not. We could clean inside but I don’t think we will be doing any outside cleaning.
Yesterday we went to pick up Grace’s new glasses. We did a little shopping in Sam’s and then came on home. I didn’t want to overdue as Grace is still not back to 100 percent. Hopefully today she will be feeling much better. I hope you all have a wonderful 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.
Yesterday, we stopped at Goodwill while on our way to the eye doctor. The girls found these Narnia books. They were so happy. It is the complete set except for book 2 “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. We will have to be watching for it. Grace got a good report at the eye doctor. Her vision had improved some. She will be picking out new glasses next week. We have been blessed so much with improvement in her vision. She will probably always have to wear bifocals but she has definitely come a long way. We are extremely grateful to God for this blessing.
Today is still chilly here with a chance of rain for this afternoon but the rest of the week is supposed to be really nice-much warmer. We are doing school as usual. Later we will be going into town for piano lessons. Tonight’s menu is kielbasa, cooked cabbage, and potatoes. I think I will make a batch of rolls to go with it. Enjoy your day and God bless.