Friday, July 31, 2009

Moving weekend...

No picture today....Just wanted to update you on Sophie...She is at home and good as new...She meowed all the home and it was not a nice meow....I some times wonder what they were saying...I feel so Blessed that she is well....I was expecting a large bill and was pleasantly surprised it was $67.00 won't be complaining with that...

After bringing Sophie home I went and got some food and cat litter and other things I needed for the weekend....While I was shopping Tim called and asked if I could get him help with moving things into the truck...They were able to get the truck this morning...I called Dave and he was busy...now to back Dave up Tim asked him for help at this end of the loading of the truck not at Jessie's house...So he made plans..So Dave made plans to be here tonight to help load things at our house...It was only Tim and Jessie at her house....So I called him back and said I would be coming...and then I asked Kim and she said she would come...So Kim and I went out to her house out in the country to help.... I will have to tell you Jessie's step dad is brilliant....When he designed the house he designed a ramp to lead down to the basement in front part of the garage....No stairs to climb with boxes...we put things on dollies and up the ramp..it's a 27% incline.....Kim and I got to work with loading up the dollies...Kim also helped load the truck once we got alot of packages by the truck.....The walk up the incline didn't bother me..it was walking down it...but 100% better than climbing stairs...this old ladies knees can't take to many climbing stairs...Tim and Kim and I got everything up to the truck in a hour and half...Tim and Jessie all they have to do is clean up and pack up the few things that are left....then they head here...In the mean time I think Dave felt bad and came here and took everything to the garage for us...he had a harder time because he had stairs to climb....but it is all in the garage....

Tim and Jess will spend the night and I am fixing a grand slam breakfast for dinner for them...they love these kinds of dinners...So they are excited about it...Jessie wants to learn to make french toast....So I will teach her tonight...

I'm not sure how I will feel tomorrow morning....It felt wonderful moving the boxes...23 years ago I worked at UPS and I moved 3 to 4 hundreds boxes a day....It kepted me fit....I loved doing it..I worked at UPS for 10 years....And I know how to handle a dollie and I think I surprised the kids today.... I felt like I was back at work.......So I know I will be feeling it tomorrow...But it felt so good...

Thank you for all your kind words today about my car....I am trully happy with it...and thank you for your prayers for Sophie....

Next week thinks should be back to normal...Russ will be using his hand more and more...and the kids will be moved in to their apartments...no doctor visits....So I am hoping I can get back to crafting and sewing and gardening..My garden has been neglected the last few days....

You have a great weekend....

Till next time...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pictures and Sophia

I thought I would update on Sophia, She is staying over night at the Abby's Animal Hospital...I don't like the fact that she is there...but she is doing better then she was and I was happy to hear that...Abby will be calling me in the morning...Thank you for your prayers...
Here is the back end of my new car....





My Black beauty....Do you think I have a color theme here...black car, black cat and my German shep/Husky mix is black....Hummmmm



Front end of Black beauty. Russ told me I should name my car Kit from Knight Rider...especially when the car talks to you...
We signed up for On Star...not sure if I am happy with it right now....We pushed the button to sign up for a year FREE....Nothing is free....they talked to us through the car...I don't like the fact that they know where you are and know all about the car...to creepy for me...do you think they can hear our conversations??? Just to creepy for me...anyways Dan helped me yesterday with the animals and holding them for Abby to take blood from the dogs....So I was taking him back home along with his cat....All of a sudden the phone rings in the car...it freaked me out....I only have 130 minutes for the year that I paid $16.95 for....I wanted it for emergencies only....So I answered thinking maybe it was On Star and it was a guy asking for Amanda...I told him there is no amanda....He said what is your number?? I said I don't know because On star was going to send it via my email....So again he said what is your number and I told him I would not give it to him because he just called the dang number...I told him I have had the car for a day only...that I just set up the account....Well he was really rude and Dan had enough of this guy and he started talking to the guy and telling him there is no Amanda and he asked this guy where he was calling from...He said from some financial place I don't remember the name...Dan goes I want to speak to your manager...not supervisor but manager....The guy said hold on....well he kepted saying hold on..I think he was in collections and man oh man he wanted to speak to Amanda.....I told Dan this is ridiculous that I'm wasting my minutes on this...So I hung up..I immediately called On Star and told them the situation that my first phone call has me rattled....They were so sorry and they changed my number and added 10 minutes to my minutes....Geesh!! As I said I don't like this and I may cancel everything....Russ thinks it is cool that the car can talk....I don't like the fact the car can talk and they know exactly where you are at and can follow and record information about your engine...just to creepy for me...Russ knows I am NOT cool with this....I feel my privacy is being invaded....eerie to me !!! It's a simple car....not an expensive car....It has everything my Mercury had...just not the room and the luxuriousness of it...It is a down grade that I was 100% willing to do....I will be saving alot on gas....
I don't know if you have heard they have put a stop on the Clunkers bill...they have already run out of money...I am Blessed we did buy when we did.. I was thinking lets wait for a while...4 days after everything is approved so many people have bought cars...They really should have thought about this a long time ago instead of giving all these banks money.. helping the car companies this way...Instead of giving all this money to them......
I really didn't do much today as when I have a pet sick and they aren't here it sorta ruins the mood...
Tomorrow will be a better day...
My son Tim had reserved a rental truck to move there stuff this weekend...He reserved it and he called to check up on it and there is no truck around here....So he called the district office and called and was very upset....There will be a truck here in Cedar Rapids in Iowa City by 1 pm tomorrow... Some one didn't do their job...And they are giving him an extra 40 miles...whoopie....
Tomorrow and Saturday will be VERY busy days with getting them packed and ready to move on saturday....please pray for safety....
Well that is it for now...
Till next time...



My cat Sophia

Could you say a prayer for my cat Sophia, Yesterday we had the Vet come to give her shots...She is having a reaction to the shot...this morning she could hardly swallow and was very quiet and was not eating or drinking...I do NOT like vaccinations....yes my children had all of them but I do NOT like putting stuff in our body....Expecially the flu shot....My husband had a flu shot 8 years ago and came down real sick...Since then we have not had flu shots and we do not get the flu.....Why pump yourselves up with viruses....It just doesn't make sense....sorry if you disagree....well it has happened with my Sophia...She did not look good...Took her in and Abby is going to observe her and let me know what is happening with her...It was hard leaving her..She did give her a shot to see if it counter reacts the reaction...Abby said it may be something else....if it is a reaction I will not give this cat another vaccination...she is a indoor cat so I don't have to worry about rabies with her..

I know she is a animal and not a human being...But Sophia is special....So say a little prayer for my sweet Sophia...My kids are grown and these animals are our kids now.....Well animals have always have had a special part in my life...

Thank you for prayers in advance....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Busy day...

Good morning to you....

I will be catching up on my week probably tomorrow...

What I thought was going to be a quiet week has turned into nothing but that...Ha....I think tomorrow is the only day I am not running around...

We bought our car last night... It was hard leaving the car I had but I am thankful that I had it...I found out last night that they freeze the engine but nothing else and the junk yard can sell parts off it like doors , hood and trunk top and radio and air condtioner....So I am thankful for that...it will live on..I know some people think I am nuts....but that's just the way I am....I will post a picture of my car tomorrow...

I am happy with our car...it is a big down grade from what we had....I went from a V8 to a V4 ....My colbat does have pick up that I didn't think it had...We are learning things with the car...it is up to date....Supposedly I have On star....I don't know if any of you have it or not...if you do, do you like it??? We get it free for a year.....I am very leary of giving my information out so I am not sure if I will even push the button....I have 24 hours from last night to decide...I don't like to be rushed...

I have to tell you a story and my Husband and I are not happy at all...you know the commercial for Awesome Auger by Bill Mayes....Well we ordered it on line for the $19.99.....somehow and we can't even figure out this happened but we ended up with 2 sets and the total was $57...try getting a hold of there costomer service.....Well the package came yesterday.....It only had the augers....not the extended piece nor the drills....so for $57 we got two sets of augers....nothing else. to use it with....So I called the costomer service and decided you know I am going to stay on hold and see what happens...I finally got a hold of someone and she said you had to click on yes for the drill and yes for the extentions and all of them had shipping charges and since I didn't do that I had to pay for the drills now for $39.99 each and the extentions I had to pay for.....What was suppose to be $19.99 was going to cost me over $100.00....I was NOT nice and then apologized to the girl that I know it wasn't her fault but that it is a fraud what this company is doing...I told her I wanted to send them back for FULL refund for these things.......I told her I would be sending it back signatured required....AND get this I have to have it back by August 4th....So I have to pay for priority on top of this......I will be doing that for the principal of it...It may cost me $20 to send it back....I was livid....Just livid.....these info commercials I will NEVER buy from again...it's our first time and will be our last time and I always respected Bill Mayes but for him to do commercials like this knowing what this company is doing to people and all over the internet the comments have been the same thing that happened to me... Our family was more upset he passed away then Jackson.... Sorry I was not a Jackson fan....So watch what you ordered from those commmercials...lesson learned!!!!

So after what happen with the awesome auger I am very leary about this on star....so if you have it are you happy and is it worth it...I would really really appreciate it...

Well today I need to take Russ to get his stitches out and then pick up some kids for a friend come home mail the awesome auger package then pick up Dan to help me with the animals when the vet comes this afternoon.....run run run but I do enjoy busy days...

Till next time....

Monday, July 27, 2009

2 blogs in one day...


I just had to share a few things with you.....I really should wait to write until the day is further along...
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After writing my blog this morning I went to check on my garden...It was nice to chat with my neighbor and I got her into gardening and she started late and she said she was only getting a few cherry tomatoes each day.. I told her that mine are just starting to turn red....well alot are turning red and I have a lot of tomatoes now.... Yes I gave her some of mine...As I was getting ready to peak at my zucchini I saw the bunny once again...she feels so safe in my garden...She is not destroying it...As I went to cut one of my zucchinis off I saw a baby bunny under the zucchini plant.....I mean a baby baby one....No knife was going in under the zucchini plant!!!...This one zucchini plant is HUGE that I have and the only one producing..I now know why...rabbit poop!!! All my other zucchinis are not growing well....but this one is....I have cut 10 zucchinis off in the last 2 weeks off one plant...and it still has some on it...I didn't want the knife in there...I would have been mortified if I hurt one....So I twisted the zucchini off very carefully....But it was so sweet seeing the baby bunny and the momma feels safe with in the fence...I know most gardeners would be having a fit...well some have told me how could I have a bunny in the garden....I am a gardener and a animal lover..The best of two worlds I guess...So I am sharing my space....I collect 2 grocery bags of veggies today...lots of tomatoes....I also collected beans, onions, peppers and sweet banana peppers...then I cut 6 yellow squash off and then I cut twisted 3 zucchinis this morning...I checked my acorn squash and it has many acorn sqaush on it..I am so thankful God is Blessing me with abundance of food for winter..
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I was searching high and low for some evidence of insurance papers ....You have to show proof of car insurance for the clunkers for cash deal....insurance and it has to be registered....Well I have had the mercury for 8 years I had every piece of evidence except for one 6th month period....which was from August of 08 to Feb. of 09.....I was getting frustrated because I had papers from 2002 all the way till now...except for that period....Now you asked me why I keep papers like that...Because when we lived in Virginia one time the Dept of Motor Vechiles wanted to know if we had insurace for a certain period...it was like 5 years from the time they were asking...If you didn't have evidence they fined you...I didn't remember our policy number and I had to remember who I had back in Pennsylvania.....They did that randomly to see if people were carrrying car insurance....So since then I keep EVERYTHING like that...even medical insurance papers....because a doctors office came to us 6 years after my son had his appendix out and said they did a audit and that they made a mistake and we owed $600!!! I had nothing to prove if I paid a certain amount....By the way I was not fined in Virginia because I was not a resident at the time and I showed proof that we had insurace the whole time we lived in Virginia..So ever since I keep things like that..yes it takes up space but I have proof....My husband wants to scan all of it and put it in a disk...I said he could do that but I;m still keeping paper copies...There is something about those paper copies I like better.... As I was frustrated about finding the paper work for the insurance I remembered I gave the paper to Tim and Jessie because when they got married and he went over to her car insurance he had to have proof of insurance....so I gave it to them.....sweet heart Jessie would not throw it away...They have it....what a relief!!! It made my day...
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I know alot of people are going through a hard time with the economy and a friend of mine gave this to me a while back... A man at the airport gave it to her because she was flying to see her sister who was ill.....She shared it with me and as I was searching for the insurance papers I found it....I did not write this..but I wanted to share this with you..
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God Hugged Me Today.
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God hugged me today
I didn't ask Him to do it,
yet He did it anyway.
He held me in the warmth of His arms,
and during that instant-
the world changed.
My heart opened up to receive the magnitude of His Blessings
and at that moment-
I knew
All was right
All was good
All was God..
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God talked to me today.
I didn't ask Him to do it,
yet He did it anyway.
He opened His mouth
and during that instant-
the conditions in which I live changed.
His soothing words, calmed the troubled waters of my weary, weary soul
and at that moment
I knew-
All was right
All was good
All was God...
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God walked with me today
I didn't ask Him to do it,
yet He did it anyway,
He took my hand,
and during that instant-
the ground beneath me changed.
The rough stones of despair that had cut and bruised my feet
throughout my life-
turned into billowy clouds of hope, of dreams, of peace
and at that moment
I knew-
All was right
All was good
All was God...
God cried with me today
I did not ask him to do it
He knelt down beside me- and
each precious tear drop healed my soul
and at that moment I knew
All was right
All was good
All was God.
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God loved me today
I did not ask him to do it
But he did it anway
He had allowed his only begotten Son
to die for my sins,
and I realized his love for me was
greater, than any love I would ever know
and at that moment I knew
All was right
All was good
All was God..
Till next time......

It's Monday!!!!!

Good Monday morning to ya'll.....Hope you had a fun and productive and restfull weekend...
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I had a busy weekend and I won't get into what I did as I wrote it in yesterdays blog...
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I am getting excited about the car tho....I am trying to keep calm about it...to many times in the past I would get excited and things fall through...so I am holding my excitement down...
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This week is catch up weekend....For the last 3 weeks it has been something..My back or getting ready for Russ's surgery with all the before test...This week is quiet except for Wednesday and Friday and Saturday....I guess it isn't as quiet as I thought it was going to be...
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This morning I vaccuumed the living room and hall before Remmy took a dip in his pool...I let him out while I was vaccuuming and sure enough he came to the door wet....He loves his pool...he also bobs for apples...I know Rita will get a kick out of that one...Remmy is pulling apples off the lower branches and puts them in his pool to play with...What a dog he is...Don't know what I would do with out him..
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I am getting my home in order this week so I can work on things...I want to work on crafts and I was spending way to much time playing games on face book.....So this morning I cut it from my life...There is to much going on in my life right now and I want to create things for my home and facebook was just taking that time away from me...I know there are alot of people that love Facebook but I am not one of them...Same with twitter...I didn't even try that...
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This afternoon I will be working on some make overs that I bought last week at Goodwill....I will be fixing them up and putting them on my blog when they are done...
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I will working on my garden after this...I haven't picked anything since friday and I am sure there is some that I need to pick..
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I went to get corn on Saturday to have with our burgers on the grill.....The corn was NOT good...not sweet at all..I was disappoint with them....It's where I have been buying them...I think they were old....the silk on it was pretty dry....So I will try another place sometime this week...
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I guess that is it for now..
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Till next time...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday afternoon


I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend....Ours has been busy....Ours has been exciting and scary at the same time...but fun..
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Friday night we had a lightening storm with so much lightening....I have never seen that much lightening and most of it was not cloud to ground lightening...It was across the clouds...just gorgeous!! OH and the rain....man oh man it was raining hard but it was sidewards....It was just amazing....then the temps drop and the humidity left which is fine by me..
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Saturday morning we slepted in and that was real nice.....Then we got our acts together and we went to look at cars....Looking at cars was getting to be very annoying to me....I have come along way with saving money and trying to find bargains...Learning to simplify my life is fun....I have always check out cars and if I see something I like that is what I want...this going to one dealer to the next was really getting to me....We bought our Ford truck from Lynch Ford 8 years ago and we were treated with respect and not pressured....That is how I like it....Russ on the other hand had to talk to each dealer and get the best price....I understand that...I understand the need to get the best price...but when they were offering the same deal everywhere I would rather go through Lynch...So we went to Lynch and they sell Chevy's to...We looked at a Ford Focus and a Chevy Colbalt....We loved the Colbalt...So we put down a depoist on the car....We are trading in our big gas guzzler...It is going to be so very hard because it was my moms...The pathetic thing is yes we are getting the gas guzzler off the road and the car is a 1995 and it is horrible in the snow...I am having a hard time because they put this stuff in the engine to freeze it up so it can not be used and then they crush the car....There are plenty of good parts on this car that someone could use...I know the whole idea is to get these cars off the road...but in this economy I would be keeping the car off the road but also at the same time helping someone that needs parts....It's just not fair...After signing the papers I came home and was thinking and you know with the government and the taxes in how they tax everything...Nothing has been mentioned about taxing the trade in on the car...The dealer gets the $3500 or $4500 which ever you get....do they tax the dealer for the $3500 we are getting for the car and are they going to turn around and tax me for the $3500 gift for the car.....No one can answer that....OH I just thought of something....You don't have to pay taxes on gifts under $10K right??? Hummmm something to think about... Anyways we are taking advantage of the Clunker bill... We should get the car on Tuesday or Wednesday....I will be cleaning out the Mercury to make sure everything is out of it tomorrow....I am excited about getting the car but yet I don't like seeing our savings go down like that..
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Friday I switched freezers....everything went into the new chest freezer....My chest freezer is packed....I wrote everything down that went into the freezer so I could menu plan....Well let me word it another way...I have tried menu planning and I wish I could go by a menu plan....If it was just Russ and I it would not be a problem.. Right now I never know how many will be here for dinner.....So I have packed everything in serving sizes so I can pull out what I need with how many people will be here that night...I have a list of what I have....So I can plan day by day...The kids are finally letting me know their hours so I can plan for the nights they are working....
Saturday afternoon after picking out our car Russ and I did some Goodwill shopping....Didn't get much.. I did get some patterns for craft items for 38 cents each... I bought 2 wooden cookie jars I guess with the wooden tops...I will be painting the tops...
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I have alot of makeovers to do this week ahead... I am looking forward to be working on somethings...
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Today we went to church for the first time in a long time....Okay Linda you weren't there.....We always miss each other....I know I have alot of Linda's who read my blog but I know the Linda I am talking about knows who she is.... :).. Missed seeing you and YES I will be reading the next book..
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We had a guest speaker today....It was a great sermon...It was about change....Our church is going through a big change....There are alot of changes in our lives...but there is one thing that doesn't change and that is God, HE will never leave you not does He change...so with all the changes in our lives today lean on God...I really enjoyed church.
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Also I am making alot of changes in my life...I need to weed out somethings....I need to weed things that make changes in my life that aren't good....So I will be leaving FaceBook once again...I am leaving the Farm and this new game Farkle....I will be leaving Facebook to...There is to much clutter in my life....And Facebook is taking so much of my valuable time that I have in working on my home and crafts....I will be keeping my blog....I love the blogger world and I have learned so much....I am not learning anything from Facebook.....I want to make changes in my life and to the people around me...I can't do that if I am on Facebook playing the game Farkle....I came home from church and got on Farkle and realized this is no good....It's controlling me...I like learning new things and reading new things..
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So I am balancing out my life....balancing out our finances to....Balancing out the order in my home...balancing our life and what is important to me...The last year or so I have put church on the back burner and I think it needs to be up near the front for now on....all the clutter has pushed it way back in my life....so thank you for understand my ramblings today....
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Till next time...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Busy weekend ahead.


Good Friday morning..... I have a busy weekend ahead...
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The picture above is what I picked yesterday morning...The post below has the same picture and more pictures in that post.....I jusy wanted to share this with you again if you don't have time to read yesterdays..
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I have a very busy weekend head which includes today...
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Please pray for my husbands hand with healing....I had to get onto him big time last night about doing to much with it...It was really aching for the first time since the surgery....It has been itching alot but he has had to do alot of computer work...I have been in shock with my husband...Most husbands are big babies when it comes to being sick or having something wrong.... Russ has totally shocked me in him doing things with his left hand...He has also been using the right hand way to much..I am glad it is friday and he can sit and rest it...next wednesday the bandages come off...He has been strong all through this..
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This weekend I have alot to do.
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Friday-
I need to get baskets for the new chest freezer...
I have to unload the old freezer a little at a time...I will be writing down everything that goes into the new chest freezer so I know what I have and can plan menus according to the list...
Then I have to close down the old freezer and clean it out this weekend....
Pay some bills
Run bills to post office..
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Saturday
Check my veggie garden out..
Laundry- sheets, bedspreads, towels and clothes and my goal is to wash, dry and fold and put it all the way.....the last two task are my biggest down falls....folding and putting away I really need to concentrate on that...
I need to snatch Dave at some point to help me mow the back yard...The front is done...Tim must have lowered the wheels when he mowed the front yard because it has stayed short this past week....the back yard man oh man it grows like wild fire...I will not try and do it alone because Russ will come out and try and help me...If he sees Dave helping he will be okay with that....So at some point I will need Dave's help....
Russ does want to go out at some point and go to the Goodwill on the other side of town....and he wants to go to another thrift shop...So we may do that..
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Sunday
Church.....I so want to go...
Sunday after noon finish up what ever didn't get done...probably laundry...Prepare a menu for this coming week..
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It is suppose to be a cool weather weekend.....Next week in the 70's.....Real nice...
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I hope ya'll have a great weekend...
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Till next time...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nice day...

Today was a really nice day over all...sun shining...Getting some cleaning done....And I walked in my garden and picked alot...I have a bunny that is living in my garden...It's a small one...I pulled carrots and left them for the bunny...My carrots are 2 inch stubs...the bunny eats the carrots and the tops of the carrots and leaves the green stalk...it is so cute.. I'm a softy when it comes to wild animals...The bunny doesn't eat anything else...well the tops of my beans..I figured if he is living among my plants he is also fertlizing it with bunny poop...I know that isn't pleasant....My dog Holly is having a fit that a bunny is on the other side of the fencing...Holly knows NOT to jump...The bunny feels safe because the other side of the wooden fence is dogs to....So it is safe in my garden....

Then tonight I saw a bunny out front and it wasn't a wild bunny...Next door has two pet ones....Tim and Kim and I caught the bunny....well lets say the bunny caught us...it came right up to us and I picked it up and Tim and I went next door to the neighbors house and asked if it was their bunny and the little girl was thrilled.....We made her day...She had been real upset..I told her we saw it under my daughters car...

Tonight I went to Sears and bought a chest freezer...I know I may regret it...I couldn't believe the price of upright freezers....I don't need a huge freezer anymore...My kids are all grown....it is mainly Russ and I...Kim gets a discount at Sears because she works at Kmarts.....So I got the middle size chest freezer for $190....It is a Kenmore to...I hope it last like the one we have in the garage...The one in the garage is 25 years old...Russ seems to think if we defrost it and clean it out real good and turn it around and clean all the coils that we may keep it but take it down to the basement where the new chest freezer is...I really don't think that is feasible with electricity wise...Russ doesn't like to throw things out...So I will begin bringing everything down to the chest freezer in the morning....Then shut down the outside freezer and let it defrost and then clean it out....

After we got the freezer and delivered it to the house the 6 of us went to IHOP for dinner...It is the first time that we all have sat down together since Tim and Jessie have been married.....Dan was working....It will be a LONG time before we do this again...It was so nice that we were all together...Tim and Jessie go back to school in 8 days....Kim and Dave are always working...So it was just a nice time....

Pictures below...




This is what I picked from my garden this morning....I had some cucumbers and tomatoes for lunch...
I did not see this zucchini the last time I picked them....it is huge!

These are some of the things I bought at Goodwill.. I will be doing my makeovers next week and will have pictures of the makeovers sometime next week.......


This gray basket is not pretty but I love the shape and will be painting it and then adding small blanket in the bottom and my cats will love curling up in it...




A wooden bowl that will have a makeover....



A lazy susan....I need to figure out what I will do with this.....it has a light piece of wood in it....Do I paint it a color and just let the natural come through...I will find out...make over coming next week...





My daughter who thinks the cat she is cuddling is evil....Kim has a gray cat and Sophia loves going after Kim's cat....but it doesn't look like she thinks this cat is evil....She is falling for Sophia...







Here is the evil cat Sophia.....Sophia is one of the sweetest cats I have ever owned and I have had many many cats...







Remington has been swimming.....I love the rug rat look...He is patiently waiting for me to throw the tennis balls...








Here is Remington waiting for me to throw the tennis balls....we go through this every night....We throw the balls down stairs and he runs and gets them and sets them on the couch waiting for us to throw them again....and again and again....
We spoil our animals so much...we love them so..They bring joy to our lives...
Have a great night...
Till next time...








Thursday

Good morning to you.. This week is flying by..I know when Russ takes a day off I get mixed up with what day it is.. I am excited about this weekend.....

I haven't been to church in a while and I REALLY want to go.....Pray that my back doesn't go out on me this weekend...

I love this picture that I added to my blog...I love brick pathways..but that's not the reason why I like this picture...The unknown is why I like this picture.. What is behind that gate...What does God have in store for me....I know one thing what ever is going to happen I can depend on God..I can depend on God if I am in for a rough patch in my life I know I can let Him carry me through it all....I also know if good things were to happen I know God can carry me through that...It is such an awesome feeling...We always talk about letting God carry you through rough times...but why can't He carry us through everything...The good and bad....

Yesterday I went to Walmarts to get all the pet food supplies for a few weeks...I sometimes wonder why do we have to have such big dogs.....Russ can't carry heavy things now and I decided it is much cheaper to buy the big bags of dog food you get more for you money...So I bought the big bag...putting it in the basket and I left it in the basket and they scanned the bag...then I had to put it in the trunk of the car....and then of course bring it in the house...3 times I move that bag...Well worth it tho...I also bought pillows for Tim and Jessie....I bought the bedspread that they wanted for their wedding present and I bought all the matching pillows to go with it...They are moving August 1st back to school and moving into an apartment and they wanted Russ and I to come and see it....So I am excited to be part of it...

After going to Walmart's I decided to go to Goodwill...I kept talking myself out of it...I knew I couldn't hold back any longer and I went...I bought a few things....I will be posting tomorrow what I bought....I was standing in line and this women and I started chatting...She asked me if I like primitive things...I said yes and she said she could tell with what I had in my basket....She paid and waited for me to check out...We talked for a few moments outside....We exchanged our phone numbers and hopefully we will get together for lunch somewhere.. In the few moments that I talked with her I found out that we had so much in common.....We love thrift shopping and antiques... It was so nice to meet someone who likes primitives...

Today I will be hunting for a freezer....I'm not sure what I am going to go with....I know a chest freezer things get lost....but money wise they are cheaper.....A chest freezer may win on this....I plan on going to the dollar store and buy baskets to put things in so they don't get lost and I want to keep a list of what I put in the freezer...But I want to look at upright ones to before I make my final decision....

Last night Kim and Dave were home for dinner so I decided to make a mexican fiesta for dinner...The last time we had a big dinner like that was when my brother and Rita were here for Tim's wedding....I made extra ground beef for Kim and Dave to munch on for the next few days...There are very few nights we are all together....Of course when we are all together we love watching Wheel of Fortune....It's a game with us to see who guesses the phrase first...It's alot of fun....We did that with Jeopardy to but we don't watch that show anymore...When the kids friends would come and it was Wheel of Fortune time they looked at us like we were crazy and then they joined in and now if they are here at 6:30 they turn it on and then we are all trying to compete who guesses first....

You know something that is pretty neat for me is when you see your child soar like a eagle..I am very proud of Tim...Tim is going to college to become an engineer but he also loves working on the computer...He has been an intern coop at the company where my husband works at....Tim works in a whole different plant than Russ...Well Tim is going to Russ's plant today and will be teaching the new program that Tim designed...I am thrilled for Tim...He is so smart when it comes to computers and designing things....I am thrilled for him..He has one more week to be an intern and then he goes back to school till May and graduates...Alot of people like Tim where he is working...So hopefully he will beable to get a job once graduated...He has told them if they need him while at school he would be glad to help.....He had good work ethics....

I don't want to just talk about Tim soaring like a eagle because all my children are soaring like eagles in there own way....I am proud of them....Okay....enough bragging on my kids....

Will be picking up more corn today....

Have a great day....

Till next time...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Fall weather....


Good morning to everyone...It seems all the blogs I am reading recently they are making things for fall...And with this weather we are having that is like fall, I decided why not a pumpkin....I LOVE pumpkins and fall decorating.
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I don't think I have any pumpkins on the vines yet because things aren't growing like they should...I am thankful for what I been getting...I savor every bite of my tomatoes that have rippened.
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Last night Russ and I went to look at the car that we wanted....Well they had sold it..I am okay about that...it only means this car was not meant to be...It only means we will be looking at others...I am praying about this direction in our life...It's a huge decision for us...
After going to the car dealer we went to Sam's club....I bought alot of meat.. I divided everything last night...I also bought cheese...Sam's prices on cheese is so much cheaper then anywhere else...I'm talking block cheese that your shred yourself...This family we are cheese lovers...I bought eggs and milk....And what is with Sam's and there new jugs of milk...I do not like these jugs...UGH...But there milk is so much cheaper...I bought my spices that I need...English muffins are cheaper...instead of 6 in a package you get 9...two packages for $4.19...We love egg mcmuffins...With Weight Watchers I make them with less grease then McDonalds and I use Canadian Bacon which I bought at Sam's club....I kept some out and froze the rest...
I felt I could go out in the world yesterday because I was feeling so much better....I didn't do to much yesterday so I could go out and get some food for this house.. I was out of everything....Having no eggs in the house is pretty bad...Everytime I wanted to bake something I needed eggs...So I am back up to par with my baking supplies and food in this house..I had grouchy college kids....they offered to go but I would rather go...I wanted to get out of the house...My kids do go by the list, so I didn't have to worry about that...my husband NEVER goes by the list only....things hop in the basket at their own free will he says..
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I really need to finish up this one project I am crocheting...it seems like it is taking forever...
OH OH...Update on wedding pictures for Tim and Jessie....they still are NOT ready!! She is now saying 6 to 8 weeks....She said she has some done and Tim told her to post the ones she has done....She has 131 done so far...I got a glimpes of the ones she has done so far...It's just the prewedding pictures... none of the wedding itself or pictures of us or the reception...She took a lot of pictures...I am going to defend her...She is a very upbeat photographer...she is a sweet heart...She had to take on a full time job besides this and she has young children...I tried to explain to my son that maybe her husband lost his job or something happened....She just told Tim she had to take on a full time job...he is not happy about this at all....but things happen....Plus she has the pictures and we must be patient...Tim is still not happy and I guess I would be upset because she has already been paid for the whole thing...Soooooo we wait, patience is a virtue....
I'm going to see how my veggies are doing...it rained all day yesterday...I am hoping the sun comes out....doesn't look like it at the moment...tomorrow it is suppose to up near 80.....let tomatoes turn red!!
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Well I guess I am going to start on some fall things to decorate my home for when fall appears...the fall decorating bug has hit this home... :) Do you think we will be hit hard with a cold winter?? Do you recall when you had a cool summe how where the winters??.
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I'm going to have some short corn stalks this fall....they aren't growing as tall as I had hoped...I'll think of something..
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And I may just visit Goodwill today...
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Have a wonderful day..
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Till next time..

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rainy lazy day...



It has been a rainy day today....I have enjoyed it alot...It is doing my garden alot of good...now if it would just warm up a bit so the tomatoes can turn red...My tomatoes plants are loaded with green tomatoes...I am so thankful for that my plants are loaded with them...My cucumbers are not doing well at all....leaves are yellow...don't know why...They are in 3 different spots...and they all look the same...My squashes on the other hand man oh man are they growing like weeds...my yellow squash is loaded....my zucchini has some but not like other years....My acorn I really need to look through that massive vine...This thing is huge and climbing up the broken windmill...The acorn loves where it is....I can;t wait till I get some acorn squash....I am hoping there is a lot of them...I plan on baking and scooping it out and have mashed squash for dinners during the winter...Has anyone made acorn squash soup?? I think I will try that....how about mixing a cauliflower and acorn squash together...I LOVE soups...nothing better then homemade soup and homemade bread...Yummy...Sometimes I can't wait for fall ...Of course today feels like a cool fall day...
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I was going to take some time off from blogging but I do so love reading other blogs....Plus it has been a lazy day for me..
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This past weekend was busy but yet it wasn't...It was a productive weekend for me with preparing for winter...Russ was healing from surgery....What drove me up the wall was the TV...It was on from the time Russ woke up to the time he went to bed..it went on for 4 days straight.....Most people know I am NOT a TV person....I could live easily with out it...on the other hand my husband LOVES the boob tube...And with my back hurting I couldn't do much except to watch the tube....if I do watch TV I watch HGTV....Russ watches Zena...
The TV is off today...Russ is back at work and doing great...His hand is not hurting...He hasn't had to take any of his pain meds.
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For awhile I was a bit chilly and got out my crocheting and I am working on a afghan...I'm half way through it...It was nice that it was keeping me warm while working on it..I have to get busy working on it..I was suppose to finish it a week ago....I'm behind schedule..
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I'm sorry this is a boring post.....Just not much happening with me down and out with the back...My back is much better today...I don't think I let it heal properly from last time...So this week I am working on things slowly and will let it heal the right way....maybe this won't happen again.
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Hope you have a wonderful day...
Till next time...


Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Productive weekend...


This weekend was a productive weekend for...
1) Russ had his surgery and he is dreaming of woodworking once again...He has been making all these plans to make things and work on things in the yard....He is been trying to pick out some new wood working patterns...
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2) I made strawberry jam yesterday, even tho I felt I didn't do well, they look good today...I may reconsider it, Sue from CountryPleasures ( she is on my side bar if you want to visit her blog...) she makes freezer jam...sounds so much easier....I will be trying that...Thanks Sue for the recipe....I made 9 pint size jars of strawberry jam....
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3) I made 3 quart size jars of refrigerator kosher dill pickles...Oh man did that smell up the house...It smell wonderful..
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4) I made homemade salsa today....I only had enough for one quart size jar, it went into the refrigerator....no pressure cooking...and man did it smell wonderful....Now I have to go and buy chips....
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5) I cut up 6 green peppers and froze them....3 sweet banana peppers to..
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6) I cut up zucchini and froze them quart size freezer bags....I have never made zucchini bread so I will be trying that soon...But I ended up with 6 quart bags of zucchini.....I froze 5 quart bags of yellow squash..
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7) I cut up green beans and froze them to...only 1 quart bag of green beans..
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It ended up being a very good weekend for preparing for winter foods,even tho we were home bound....My lower back and leg is killing me again....to where i can only stand for a short periods of time...I have a feeling it is the way I am sleeping...I sat at the dining room table and did all my preparing there.. I didn't want my veggies to go bad.....I am getting tired of the pain and yes I will be going to the doc if it doesn't get better.
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Anyways I felt I accomplished alot and found out alot about myself....I do enjoy preparing for the winter months...I LOVE my job as a wife and a mother..
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Russ has one more day till he goes back to work....Hopefully if my back is doing better we can make it to Sam's club tomorrow...I am very low on food....I can't stand long enough to cook right now...I don't want processed foods....I want to learn to make soups and freeze them, so when something like this comes up where I can't cook I want to be able to take something that is homemade out of the freeze and just heat it up on the stove or oven....I am trying to stay away from the microwave....I have heard bad things about it...matter of fact if this microwave breaks I will not be replacing it....Sam's club has alot of herbs and spices I want to get...plus pasta and their meat is really good....plus I want to look at there freezers...we are on the hunt to buy a new freezer..
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Question?? Is a chest freezer better or is a upright one better concerning a freezer...I have a 25 year old up right one now that is on it's last legs...Last year after preparing food it stopped working..I lost everything...that is the one thing that is bad about freezing food...We will be getting a generator as soon as we can afford one.....I check the freezer twice a day now to see if it is still working...
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Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend....
Till next time...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Canning is not for me...

I found out one thing today....I am in awe of people who can their own food....This is not for me...I tried it along time ago and I realized once again that it is not for me...nope natta absolutley not...I thought I was simplifing my life.....Geesh....I will buy it from people who make it...I feel guilty and a failure in that I did not like it...Life goes on and I will go onto something I can do....

I will use my jars for other usages...I will store pasta, beans and nuts in them....

I will blanch and freeze foods instead of canning......

I did make refrigerator pickles with the pickling cucumbers I bought...I made sweet and sour and dill....They look great...hopefully they will taste good....Will see in a couple of weeks...

I did realize a few things that I am good at...baking, cooking, sewing, crocheting, gardening....So I will be concentrating on the good....won't stress over what I can not do.....

Update on Russ... He is doing very good...He has not had to take any pain meds...He managed to take a shower tonight with the hand in a bag as he can not get it wet for 10 days....I thought I would have to do more for him but he is doing everything except for one thing.....He just can't cut things and won't be able to do that till the stitches come out...

Till next time...

Friday, July 17, 2009

bread machine


Good afternoon! What a fantastic day we had....Even tho Russ had surgery and the doctor came out with great news that it went well and he will be on the amends not that he should but WILL be on the road to recovery with a good hand...What an awesome God we have for such a gifted Doctor....
I came home and Russ wanted a whopper from Burger King!! So he got his whopper....Well everyone had a whopper....Russ said he enjoyed the whopper so much....I cut it in quarters for him to eat...
After he was fed and was relaxing with Tim and Jessie and Kimberly, I went to pick up some pickling cucumbers...When I went to a vegetable stand a week ago I was looking for pickling cucumbers...So she put my name on the list and she called while I was at the hospital and told her I would be in later....I got 7 pounds of pickling cucumbers and will be pickling tomorrow...My first time...I can't wait...I picked up some red potatos and green beans to....I also picked up a bunch of tomatoes....mine are still green and I'm not sure if mine will ever turn red because of this whacky weather we are having...I don't mind the cool weather because of no AC....saving my money there...but it isn't helping my vegetable garden...I want to make salsa....or just have a juicy red tomato.....So I am set right now with the tomatoes.....I picked up some onions to....
Tomorrow I plan on being in the kitchen most of the day making jam...blueberry and strawberry jam and then pickling the cukes...I am having so much fun this year learning new things...thanks to everyone I met in the blogging world...
Today I got out my bread machine and it has been in hiding for a while now....It is going to become a permanent fixture on my counter top...Right now I have italian herb garlic rolls in the makings....I am making baked ziti for dinner tonight....And guess what else...corn on the cob.... it was NOT my idea....My son Tim and his new wife Jessie live at Jessie's moms house and they are good cooks....But I don't think the kids can cook like they want....All I know is Tim is wanting ziti and garlic rolls and corn....Tim and Jessie and Kim have been such a great help today and Tim mowed the front yard for me....So it's baked ziti and corn on the cob for them so I picked up 2 dozen corn today while I went and got my pickling cucumbers....not like the 5 1/2 dozen I picked up the other day......
With getting a new car in the next few weeks we need to really get onto a budget and watch our health and we will no longer be ordering pizza out....So I am going to make pizza dough from scratch and let the bread machine do the work with the dough....I am looking forward to be making different kinds of rolls and having soups this winter with homemade bread...we will be watching how much we are going to have because bread can put on weight on us...but it doesn't mean we can't enjoy it..
We are going to use the envelop system with our food budget....and our animal budget..No more using that debit card at the grocery card....I will be having healthy foods but I HAVE to take the time to sit down and plan...in the long run I think it will save time having everything organized in that way so I can play in my craft area....I feel so at peace about this....We need to replace the money we are using to buy the car....So it will be crunch time on the budget....to get the retirement savings back up...
Well it is time to make the sauce for my ziti.....The italian garlic rolls are smelling wonderful and they haven't baked yet....they are rising in the bread maker....

Thank you again for all your prayers...
Till next time...

update

I am up dating on Russ's surgery....Thank you for praying for Russ...He went through surgery with flying colors...He is home and resting...They told me he won't remember anything even tho he claims he remembers every detail...Will see tomorrow... Thank you again for praying...Lisa

today is the day....

Please keep Russ in your prayers this morning as he will be having hand surgery...Please pray for the surgeon as he does this surgery and pray for Russ for peace.....

Thank you for praying and I will have a update later today....

Hugs to everyone...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beautiful thursday


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINDA.....HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY TODAY......
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.....It is a gorgeous day today...
Yesterday I bought 5 and 1/2 dozen of corn...why you ask 5 1/2 dozen...well it was bagged in a big mesh bag and I just bought the bag....When I bought it I didn't think about having to take all the husk off...I realized it after bringing it home...I did give away a dozen....I gave some to Dan and a friend..
I bought blueberries and strawberries at Targets yesterday....I missed the berry season and I relly want to make jams...this is the next best thing I guess...So I will be making jam today...It will be my first time and I am excited to try it...
I went out to lunch with Penny...It was nice...We went to the Farmers Daughter's Market to have lunch... I'm not sure if I could say the food was fantastic...I'm going to say it is alright...I had a cheese broccoli soup...It was good but I am still trying to figure out what was in it that was hard....At first I thought it was hard crusted bread because they added croutons but it didn't takes like bread...I just don't know what it was ....The taste of the soup was great but not knowing what I ate was kinda of funky...no it wasn't broccoli...it could have been the upper stem part that wasn't cook thoroughly...Then Penny's glass was dirty...she ordered water and it was not cleaned and they tried to tell us it went through the 400* dishwasher...it was dirty period...Yes the ambience was great but I don't think I will be going back.....I did buy some peaches....I'm not a peach eater but Russ is and I will see how he likes them...
After having lunch and going to targets I sat down to pull all the husk off the corn....It's wasn't bad as I thought when I looked at all the corn....I cooked some for dinner and cooked the rest and then let it cool enough to work with... Then I proceeded to cut the corn off the cobs.....I ended up with 8 quart size freezer bags...I will be buying more corn to do the same thing...Then I should be set for winter with corn...
I will be walking my garden today..I'm sure there will be some to harvest....I am looking forward to my morning walk...Even tho it is not a big garden I so love to walk it...I feel so connect to my Father out there....
Please keep Russ (husband) in your prayers today and tomorrow...He will be having surgery tomorrow morning at 9:30....It is a out patient surgery...Knowing my hubby he is going to start getting very anxious tonight...Please pray for his peace.. He is making plans with making things once his hand heals...Thank you for your prayers in advance....
I will keep you updated tomorrow on my hubby.....it will be along day...
Till next time...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Corn


Good morning to you all and thanks for visiting but sometimes I wonder who is really reading my blog...I know that many think the same thing as I do with their own blogs, and my goal is to start making comments...we all love the comments...so I will make a effort if I read your blog to comment...
I asked a questioned yesterday about why I am growing corn.... Yes I will eat the corn if we have corn....my main reason for growing the corn and many of you know that I LOVE fall decorating.....I want to use the stalks for decorating come fall....then after fall take the stalks and use them as T-pees for my peas and beans next year....I will dry them out during the winter months...
Didn't get much sleep last night....I just couldn't sleep....I was itching like crazy.....I have a feeling it is the soap we are using....I need to make my own or may be purchase some good old fashioned soap through some of the blogs I read...Russ was itchy to....We realized last night that we have been itchy and our skin has been so dry since we opened the last bar of soap....no more store bought stuff....I ran out of the good home made soap and it was just to easy to pick up some from the store....not anymore..
Today is bill paying time....
After bill paying I am going to go buy some corn for tonight and freeze the stuff we don't eat....Iowa's corn is the best...
I guess that does it for today.....
Till next time...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A few more random pictures

More pictures....


This is what I picked yesterday....there are more yellow squash to be picked but need a couple more days....My zucchini is being fussy and they shrivel and die....so don't know what is happening there...maybe to much water?

My herbs are doing great....All the ones I started from seed are doing great...I haven't been good at growing...I guess they like it here...They don't like it in doors so Iam trying to grow as much as I can and then dry it for storing for the winter months...
Our apple tree....it is full of apples but the leaves look funny this year....


Another look at the acorn....It sure loves this spot....To the right is a small apple tree we planted last year....The acorn is taller then the apple tree..




Looking from the deck you can see my corn and tomatoes and few other veggies in pots..




Green pepper and thyme..





Oregeno in the tea cup saucer that Russ bought for me...they are so pretty...





Corn.....Maybe I will get some but that is not the reason why I am growing it...Can anyone guess why I am growing corn??? See who guesses it right....sorry no prizes...I haven't gotten that far with giveaways....my work is not good enough for that just yet...practice makes perfect...just wanted to know if you knew why I grew the corn....







Pickling cucumbers...and last night I saw about 6 on the vines....I was so excited...there about 3 inches long..









My tiger lilly again...so pretty....








Watching a storm come in the other day....We love watching them come in from the north west....
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Here is Remmington who loves water...He had just come in from playing in his pool....
Remember to guess why I am growing the corn....
Till next time...










Monday, July 13, 2009

Pictures and more pictures...

Before looking at the pictures I am going to ask you to please pray for someone for me... My daughter has a friend who will need some prayers...Her name is Brittany...She and group of college students from her church are going on a missions trip...Please pray for there safety while they are flying...and while they are there...she is not going for a week or two but she is going for a month....She is going to Ethopia to help the orphanges with the Red Cross...the living conditions are rough...no electronic gadgets of any sorts....only 5 days of clothing...and they will be washing clothes with the old fashion wash boards that so many of us collect...She is excited but also nervous..It will take 2 and 1/2 days to get there...She will be flying out of Chicago tomorrow and from Chicago they go to London....from London to Jordan and from Jordan to Ethopia...Thank you for all your prayers in advance...




Here are some pictures....I was going to add more but it would not let me so I guess I am out of space..So I will add some more in the morning...





These are my roma tomatoes.... I have alot of them that need to turn red...The romas are doing much better then the early girls...
These are zucchini and yellow squash in the back ground....The plants are huge..The zucchinis don't have alot on them....but the yellow squash has a lot of them on them...I LOVE yellow squash...

This is my acorn squash...It is climbing up and over the fence line...Tomorrow I will work on it to bring it back over to our yard....This is the first time I have planted in this area for the squashes....The vines are doing great....I know it is still early for Iowa with the squashes...So I am being patient...



Corn and some tomatoes......and radishes in the pots and egg plants to....




Butternut squashes doing well...



Flowers by the garden. I will be clipping some of these to put in a vase with some flowers in the pictures below...It is awesome to go out and the garden to pick your own flowers....Just beautiful.....It's such an awesome feeling...







Some pretty pansies...




More purple flowers....







I love these tiger lilies....








The front walk way...
I piddled in the garden again tonight...I was able to pull some weeds...My back is doing well....I haven't taken any meds since early this morning...I did a few things today with cleaning my home and felt so good and cooked a nice dinner....Chicken baked in wine and rice and baked zucchini...oh so good....









monday morning...


Good morning to you...I love this color because it is so refreshing.....
I guess I will use the word refreshing....it goes with the pictures of the coins....the mason jar to...
When I started on the journey with Russ with saving money and also living this simplified life I didn't know how it was going to change my life...How I looked at things...
Today I picked two tomatoes, two zucchinins, two yellow squash....It is so refreshing to pick something from the garden and not be charged an arm and a leg for it...
It's so refreshing to find women on the internet who have the same morals and ideas as I do...God has provided such wonderful people in my life....
It is so refreshing to read the Book of Proverbs chapter 31 in the Bible...it is what we are doing...This chapter gives me the motivation to take care of my family and who I am as a person...and living off the land we have in front of us....
I can not tell you how refreshing it is working in the dirt along side of my husband...
As I look at the mason jar in the picture that I download it is my life....saving money by growing my own things and harvesting them in mason jars...what a life....I love it...
It is so refreshing to be back on my feet again...Yes I am on the tylneol arthritis stuff....It helps without making me sleepy....YEAH....I was able to vaccuum my home today before going out to the garden...When I work in the gardne our golden retriever plays in his pool....I swear dogs are kids...once in the pool I can not vaccuum because it takes hours for this dog to dry out...Once the rugs are damp I can't vaccuum...
I took pictures this morning of flowers in my yard and of course my garden....I saw many bumble bees...I love seeing that...I worked along side of them...I saw many good bugs in my garden...A couple of years ago I would have been running from these bugs and now I work along side of them...I have come along way in this area of my life...It was great seeing the bees going from one flower bud to the next....It is awesome to see....I would have never thought that a few years ago...I will be posting the pictures I took as soon as my husband downloads them.. I have to lean to do that someday....It's timing that is holding me back....Uusally I am cooking when he is downloading my pictures....
I will be doing some baking today....I want to make banana bread and blueberry muffins...
Russ caught me up on laundry so I wouldn't have to go up and down the stairs today...I am being careful and only do what I can...I didn't weed out in the garden...just picked and looked around in my garden...it gives me such peace when I think all these plants came from a tiny seed and produced food we eat and it is good wholesome food without the chemicals....Some plants don't make it, but that is okay we have plenty more...this week money is short because Russ's surgery and I could only buy the basics..becase we have to put some money down.....I didn't have alot of veggies in the freezer but I am blessed with yellow squash and zucchini and the corn I got the other night well I cooked it and what was not eaten was taken off the cob and frozen, I also bought one acorn squash the other day at the store..$3.50!!! OUCH..I am so glad my acorn vines are growing so well.....So we have plenty...This weekend I plan on buying a lot of corn and cooking and freezing it...Russ will be under the weather so I thought this would be a good weekend to buy and freeze or can things...Since he won't beable to go anywhere so I thougth this will be the weekend of preparing alot of things for winter....
Well I should be going as I want to do a few more thing.....Pictures will come later...
Have a fantastic day...
Till next time....