Thursday, August 31, 2006
I have been praying an awful lot today. I know that God is good in all he does for me, but could he please have the hurricane hit north of the Carolinas? I just wanted to have a good weekend taking my family to North Myrtle Beach and now I am not sure what the weekend holds. I now Ernesto is supposed to move through by this evening, but that can still leave things up in the air. I just really wanted to be able to take a trip. We haven't traveled anywhere for a year. Last year we went to some Camp Meetings in North Carolina. My husband really needs this vacation. Ever since he lost his job before DD was born we haven't had a chance to get away as a family. So..I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I finally got those Ground Cherries made into a pie yesterday. Everyone liked it too. Hubby said it was different and wouldn't mind having it again. So...I will probably grow a few next year to make a couple of pies and maybe some jam for something different.
I should probably get to my tomatoes. I have to make them into pizza sauce before we leave in the morning or they will be bad by the time I get back. May all have a blessed, God Filled Day!
Just wanted to add a picture of DS with his favorite animals!
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
All I can say is that if it wasn't for the Lord I don't know how I would surivive this week....or any week for that. I have so many things to do I feel like my head is in a spin. I just need to continually remind myself that I am not along in my daily tasks and that he is always there.
*The picture above is one of my favorites. It is of my son and my parents dog, Daisy.*
I was able to finish up my canning at 11:30 last night and all the quarts sealed. The pint did not, but that is okay. I will have it for lunch today. As usual I am trying to catch up on my laundry since it is not supposed to rain today and as I do laundry, I am going to start slowly packing things to. Oh yeah...I guess I need to clean out the van and wash it too! *Deep breath in....and out.....* Okay..I am better now.
I was able to finish the tea cosy for my swap partner on Crochetville. I will wait to send it out after we get back from our trip though. I hope she likes it. I wish I could post a picture, but we can not afford a digital camera at this time. So...off to do laundry, packing, cleaning the van, and get the house in order for a bible study this evening with friends. Have a wonderful God filled day!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I need to get all of these things done because our family is heading for North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Friday morning at about 3:30 am. We are going to stay at my parents home at NMB. I can't wait for the children to see the beach for the first time. We are also going to take a trip to the aquarium on Saturday and to Dixie Stampede on Sunday. DS will absolutely LOVE the Dixie Stampede and DD will too. DS love of horses has definately rubbed off on his sister!
I just don't know if I am going to be able to get everything done in time. I sure hope so! Well...I better go check on my canner. Have a wonderful God-Filled Day!
**I tried uploading some pictures, but blogger is being v....e....r...y slow about it. I will try later.**
Monday, August 28, 2006
Everything else doesn't seem as important to post about...so maybe I will tomorrow. Blessings to all and may all those in any type of bondage "Break Free!"
Friday, August 25, 2006
Well...today started out with me cleaning once again. Only this time I am trying to clean out a room so that we can move our son into it. At the house we previously lived in we stored everything in the basement. Well this house...the basement is too damp to store things and the attic just is not conducive to storing items up there easily. So I am trying to sort through and clean items so my son can eventually move over to his own room and DD can get used to sleeping in a toddler bed.
I made a dinner for a family in our church today and took it over this afternoon. They have a darling little girl that I just got to see for the first time today. She is going to have quit the interesting life with three older brothers. I took over a Taco Pie, chips and salsa, applesauce, and I shared some sunflowers and broom corn with them.
On my way back home I stopped at a friend's house and picked some ground cherries. I hope to try making a pie with them. I have heard a lot about them and thought it would be fun to try. My friend wasn't fond of them and that is why she didn't mind getting rid of them. I hope to find them tolerable. If not I know I can give them to my MIL and she can take them to work. There are residents at the retirement center that love ground cherries.
Well I probably should get back to work cleaning out that upstair bedroom. Check out the new link I added under homesteading. This is a wonderful lady and she has a wonderful website too! Here is the link Down On the Farm
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I want to be the Proverbs 31 women in all aspects, but I would love to find something that I could do at home, involving my children, and make some money doing it. I just haven't figured out exactly how to go about it. I guess I should start looking after my household first and go clean the MB. It is a mess! I also need to start getting items together for our trip. We are going to my parents home in North Myrtle Beach over Labor Day weekend and there is a lot to get done. I don't like to ask my hubby for a lot of help because I know he is absolutely exhausted when he gets home from hanging insulation all day. May God Bless you all!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Well, you can probably guess what is going on in my home today. I am continuing to do my daily chores/tasks. I finally got the kitchen counters cleaned and straightened. Now I need to take care of the floor. Since summer came..I am embarrassed to say...I don't know the last time I gave my floors a really good cleaning. So I hope to..on Friday...give my kitchen floor a really good hands and knees type scrubbing. It needs it. I can at least say that I accomplished making and canning about 5 pints of spaghetti sauce last night. I can't believe that I have run out of quart size jars. I thought I had so many, but I actually had to get more a couple of weeks ago. So far this year I have canned 51 quarts of beans, 15 pints of pickles, 5 pints of spaghetti sauce, 5 pints of pizza sauce, and I think about 27 quarts of peaches. I also made peach jam and strawberry jam. Hopefully I can get some Jonagold apples this fall and make apple butter, applesauce, and try making apple pie in a jar. I love fall! Just the idea of it makes me very happy!
Well I figured I would end with some pictures of my family. Here is a picture of DD on the carousel at the Columbus zoo.
And here is DS playing with a tiring swing near Nana and Prapaw's house.
Finally here is a very old picture of Shad, short for Shadrach. I have newer pictures of him, but I just don't have any on the computer. He is much bigger. I think he is just shy of 70 lbs. He is loved by the family very much, but is on probation at this time.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
I got this great book from the Library the other day called The American Girls Handy Book by Lina Beard and Adelia B. Beard. It was originally published in 1887. It is a really neat book. It gives instructions for girls on how to: make a lawn tennis net, make a hammock, model in clay/wax, how to make homemade candy, make corn husk and flower dolls, and a lot more. I wouldn't purchase this book because it has things about fortune telling and halloween games in it, but I can glean a few items from it to use with my daughter as she gets older.
Well I best get back to my laundry. May all have a God Filled day!