Not a lot going on here this week. Grace has had a little sore throat and congestion going on this week. Hubby has been dealing with something going on with his tummy. Not exactly sure what. I think a trip to the doctor might help but he thinks for sure (today) that he is doing better. We’ll see.
Yesterday, Julie and I went to C-burg while Grace and Hubby stayed home. I was hoping to find a few twin size flat sheets at Goodwill to use as the backing for the quilts I’m working on. I did find one but I don’t think it will be for Sam’s quilt but hopefully it will work for one of the other ones. We picked up a few things at Wal-Mart, paid a few bills and came on home. I’m glad we got all that done yesterday before the storm hit. We also downloaded sheet music for Julie. The song is titled Hope’s Song by Rebecca St. James. She wants to play and sing this song at church for Easter. She’ll have to work pretty hard on it though as Easter is just around the corner.
Julie and I spotted a few of these colts foot blooming yesterday. I took this picture from an older post of mine as we did not have the camera with us yesterday. It is always so exciting when we see these starting to bloom. They are (to my knowledge) our first wild flowers to bloom in spring. YEAH!
Well, I guess that’s about it. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
We celebrated Miss Katie’s first birthday this weekend. Her actual birthday was Friday but we partied on Saturday. Jess made these beautiful cupcakes for Katie. They were delicious.
We traveled to Pikeville Hospital Sunday to see George’s Dad. He is still in intensive care but seemed to be improving. I talked to George’s sister today, however, and she said his mind is coming and going now. I am so thankful that when we were there he knew us and even talked some to us.
Yesterday, my baby girl Grace, turned 13 years old. My, my, how time does fly by. We didn’t celebrate yet as she had a sore throat and wanted to wait. We will be doing it on Friday. Friday will be a big day for us. We are butchering our spring roosters. The Horn’s are coming over and bringing their roosters. It will be a fun day. Our pastor and his wife are coming to help. They are the experts, we are novices. I plan on making a huge pot of 15 bean soup. Vicki is bringing drinks and making cupcakes which will serve as Grace’s birthday cake. Doesn’t every girl celebrate her 13th birthday with a chicken butchering day. Well, she’ll always remember it.
That’s about it for now. We are finished with school for the day. I cooked a beef roast on the wood stove for supper. I added some potatoes, turnips, onions, broccoli and carrots to the pot just a fewinutes ago. YUM!.
Grace took this picture of the maple buds last time we were down at Jessica’s.
Today has been a very beautiful day here with lots of sunshine. Temperatures are in the upper 50’s and the wind has finally laid down. Very nice. We had planned on going to the Horn’s today after school but Grace is getting a sore throat. So we decided not to go. Hopefully, it is nothing serious and we can go over there on Thursday. That’s the plan anyway.
I have found a new curriculum for school and was wondering if any of you all were familar with it. It is http://www.clp.org/christian_light_education It seems pretty good and I am thinking of going with it for math especially. Their teacher books have the solutions to the problems, not just the answers. I need that especially now as we are getting into geometry and alegbra.
I think I will go enjoy some of this sunshine. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I apologize for not posting anything is several days. Things have been a little busy here. Julie is sick with a sore throat and head cold. We took her to the doctor yesterday. Thankfully it is not strep throat. But she feels yucky just the same. Rest and lots of liquids for her. Also we have been doctoring Jasper’s (young dog) paw. He seems to have stepped on somthing and run it through his paw in 3 different places. The first day it happened he just limped, the second day it was swollen 3 times normal size, the third day it bled alot, then finally it has started ( I hope) to improve. The swelling is down, he still can’t put any weight on it, but it looks much better. Of course, he has been allowed to sleep on the enclosed porch, which I am thinking he likes WAY too much. Cold temperatures here-below zero wind chills. Wind gusts of about 60 mph. We had to let the fire go out in the wood stove. It was just too much smoke coming in the house, especially with Julie sick. This is definitely on Hubby’s to-do list to fix this problem this summer.
The pictures are of drifts in our side yard. They are a little darker than I had hoped but you can get the idea anyway. I estimate them to be over 4 ft. Yesterday when we took Julie to the doctor, the main road was pretty bad. 3-4 ft. drifts blocking one side of the road. Lots of places had only 1 lane open. When we came back, the road crews had cleared them. Our road crews have definitely spent a lot of time working this winter. Speaking of work, I guess I better get busy. Take care and God bless.