April 29, 2011
April 28, 2011
I am exhausted right now from marathon cleaning the house (every thing against fly lady, but it HAD to be done!). But, wow it feels good to finally see a halfway decent looking home for once.
Tomorrow is also my La Leche League group where we will discuss fund raisers I'm hoping my idea is doable-getting Target, babies r us, or motherhood to donate nursing mothers things for a auction, and/or gift certificates donated for a auction on them. Seems would be the easiest way to get money.
Come Monday I'm going to start recruiting some kids help around here! lol I want to get some broken washers and a broken dryer out of my laundry room, put up some shelves I have stored in the barn from my pod. Bring in my china cabinet, love seat, and my other dresser. Maybe I can get to painting more on Lela and Belle's furniture that I started too. I also really want to move the book case to a different wall, which will be a HUGE job! Well not that huge, just not fun really. haha
Next week I think I will go to Leeland and ask him about putting cubbie holes on the bottom of my dining table for "morning worship" to hold our daily text and Bibles. So it's easier to do morning worship. In fact, I think I will even order extra Bibles just for the cubbie holes. The brothers and sisters in Bethel keep a Bible and daily text in theirB assigned table cubby holes there. And I think it's a wonderful idea. Makes having morning worship a lot easier and no excuses not to do it. I also need to price a book case from him, I need a MUCH larger book case then what I have now. So maybe I can work something out with him.
Oh and one of my books from Amazon finally came but only in a paper envelope and not in a box, and it was rainy today, so my paper back really nice book was pretty wonky when I got it. grr, water damage....... None the less it's a good book it was a design book for embroidery by Aimee Ray.
About the time that Vince was to get off work a ad on Freecycle came through for something I knew my little sister Amber would love. She is graduating, prelaw this year. And we are low on funds and I had been wondering what I would get her for a graduation gift! And ended up being able to get her a gift for free, it's super cute and she's going to love it. It was right near his job too.
When Vince got home, my little brother Ben was having his Mennonite Youth group over for a gathering, so we went to Lowes and I was able to get leeks for the garden. I wanted garlic chives too but they only had onion chives. Then I headed to Walmart, and bought some canning supplies before they run out at canning season. And bought all the non perishables we will need for convention lunches. Still need to buy a thermos for Belle's extra milk though. But, other then that just need to buy some roast beef and lettuce, maybe some avocados if ours are not good by then, and we'll be sit for lunches for the assembly. I'm making big salads, with some new peach dressing from Paula dean, and cornbread to take for lunch. Hopefully we can find our fit and active salad containers before Friday cause they are awesome! They even have a little container for the dressing.
April 27, 2011
April 26, 2011
I am thinking...getting this apartment clean!
I am thankful for...friends and family.
I am remembering...how much fun raising chickens were.
I am hoping...that I really like the new MVPS program that is coming to Kansas this year.
I am creating...hopefully two wonderful young ladies.
On my mind...the circuit assembly this weekend.
Noticing that...there's a lot to clean up around here!
From the kitchen...baked chicken.
One of my favorite things...roasted spaghetti squash.
What I am reading...Writings to Young Women From Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Picture for thought I am sharing...
Labels: A Simple Woman's Daybook
April 23, 2011
It was pretty chilly today. But, I still went out and about looking for more garden stuff.
When I got home, first thing I did was cover my strawberry patch in the straw. Poor babies have been getting too cold I think, and the wind has been brutal on them.
April 22, 2011
Then this morning I went to my double cousin Glenda Mae's funeral. I can't believe I'm almost the oldest generation left. Betty Jo (Glenda's sister) was there of course, but so was two other cousins who lost their dad's and one lost her mother and father both in the plane crash with my grandpa and Glenda's father as well. The male cousin that was there who lost his dad I never met before. The other one was Helen Faye. Her son was there too, and looked just like Helen Fayes brother, Tensly Johnny. When I told him wow you look just like your uncle Tensly he stopped a minute in silence and looked almost frightened. I wandered what I said wrong, and then Helen said that he had died a few years ago! Oh my, he was soooooo young, I couldn't believe it! Just like my uncle Tim. I also seen Barbara Cole, she was aunt Edith's daughter, and I look just like Aunt Edith. I forgot to get her phone number though! I so want a picture of her mother, so hopefully Helen Faye or Betty Jo will have her number. Betty Jo's hair looked great, I told my mom she needed Betty Jo's hair cut as they have the same hair, and Debbie's hair was wonderful too, I need her cut! haha
When I went in, I seen Tonya (my uncle Tim's widow) and her daughter, my cousin Raeannda. So I sat by them, and rode to the graveside with Tonya. After the graveside ceremony was over, Tonya, the girls and I went and looked at Tim's grave site and then on down to Grandpa Ralph and Grandma Lela's site. I showed Lela, Grandma Lela's marker. And she said, so when is she coming out? I said, when Jehovah says it's time. She said, I guess we'll have to dig her up then. I said, no we'll leave that to Jehovah. haha We got in the car, and talked a bit about Tim's death, and how unexpected it was and how young he was. And then Tonya pulled over and had to hug me and was crying. Then we were both crying. It seems there is hardly any one left any more. Then we went to Taco Shop for lunch and my dad came and picked me and the girls up.
I'll be spending the rest of the evening in the garden meditating on Jehovah's love, and resurrection hope, along with Jesus's life giving sacrifice, enduring a brutal murder on behalf of his friends.
April 21, 2011
One of the books I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday, Coats & Clark's Book No. 150-B One Hundred Embroidery Stitches I have been wanting it since I discovered Big B's blog. She really inspired me. I can't say I would of found the book that interesting if it wasn't for finding her blog. I just can't wait to try the "fly stitch". A funny thing about it though, I bought a vintage version from Amazon, and it has a price tag on it marked Woolworth's 75 cents, I paid 6 dollars. Forget about stocks and bonds people! Invest in stitching books! That's almost 7 times the price of what who ever it was bought it at. haha However, J&P Coats has released newer versions, I wanted to see the vintage one. I will probably be keeping my eyes open for the newer one. Joann's supposedly has the new one on sale from time to time for 1.99, but it's never in stock at my local Joann's.
I got to the library but they didn't have the books I wanted. I had hoped to get Sublime Stitches, or Farmer's Wife cookbooks. I was able to order Sublime Stitches from another library though so that's good. Couldn't seem to find any of the Farmer's Wife cookbooks to order from a different library. Oh well.
Went to Walmart and bought some gas medication for Belle, but I really used to like Hyland's colic tablets, wish they would come back on the shelves! I gave Belle the gas medication before bed. She was a little whiny before bedtime with some minor gas. Thankfully though I think the medication worked! She did not wake up during the night at all let alone with her blood curdling scream that had started to become habit. Whew peace at last.
We were able to get diesel for the tractor on the way home, so Vince will be able to finish making the bed for my second garden tomorrow. Whoo hoo! I have a ton of stuff ready for planting. Need to talk to my dad again about some of the perennials I bought and see if he has any place he would rather them go. I read a blog yesterday of a African American woman who lives a very 1860's life style and she had just picked the yummiest looking collard greens......mmm can't wait till I can have some of my own home grown ones. And best of all they are perennials. I also really can't wait till we get our own home and I can raise my own pigs, mmm home grown ham hock!
Ok why do people keep doing this to me.....posting about recipes that I want to make, and therefore have to buy more seeds or plants to plant, so that I can make said recipe. The latest sounds soooooo divine, violet jelly. People next year I am making violet jelly! I have to go find seeds to plant now. haha Look at this recipe you'll be compelled to grow violets too, just to make this jelly. Even though I must say I have always loved violets thanks to Alice and Wonderland, (yes I know those are pansies, but violets to me just look like mini pansies, I can always see the little faces in them.) And then there's the part that they also sometimes look like popcorn. yum! My pioneer partner Charlene used to raise them and sell them for extra money to donate to the world wide fund. Too bad she no longer does that cause I would so be in business then. Oh well, next year. This year, I will use Megan's recipe and make dandelion jelly. I think I'm on a dandelion roll. Seems I best get to planting them too. Who knew I may need more then nature already brings us. haha
I received a email from MVPS, they will be having open houses this summer. Hard this is they are all during the week in the morning, no evening ones and no weekend ones. That's going to be hard since I don't have a drivers licence and we are a one car family! UHG. Out of sooooo many open houses you would think just one could be in the evening or on a weekend. I would like to however try to go to the ice cream social at Orange Leaf (a froo froo ice cream/frozen yogurt shop), and to the open house movie showing of Kung Fu Panda. Thankfully they are in the summer time though, so maybe one of my siblings can take me. We will have to see though I am sure. I am so very curious though with questions about how the schedule works with the MVPS program, that will really be the deal breaker, otherwise the cost is awesome!
April 20, 2011
I added a new feature to my blog, a poll, please participate and let me know your favorite name of the ones given.
A few days ago when I was cleaning off my sewing counter I found a metal enamel country looking indoor mail box. I cleaned it out, and am now
I so want to try this soup- Cream of Wild Rice Soup. It looks delicious!
We were able to get the pod completely cleared out, but now I'm missing things. Hangers, brand new clothing I bought at motherhood last year, a brand new car seat for boo boo number 3. All kinds of things, we really really need! I don't know what to do. But, something went wrong cause we have some other peoples things in there as well, a box of glasses I never owned-even though I do like them, who ever they belong to had taste that I like, and a box of Christmas lights which I've never bought Christmas lights to have them either! So I just don't know.
Finally Freecycle is coming through for me. About two or three weeks ago I joined and asked for plants or seeds, and just today got my first offer. So I am going over there tonight to go through them. She says she has a lot of
If we have enough time after sifting through seeds, I would like to make it over to the library, to drop off my Prairie Girl Guide book since I am finished with it, and pick up a one of the Sublime Stitching books. Thankfully Amazon is shipping a few more of my books today according to the email they sent me. Early this morning during one of Belle's screaming fits, where I have to be up and holding her to help her, I was able to make some new stuff for my Book Fancys blog, and add them to it. So it's looking good. I just need to make a new linkie. I really need to make a lot of new linkies, I am just not so in love with some of the fonts I have now. I wish I could find a font I used to make my original linkie for Heather's Patter cause I really like it, too bad I don't know the name of it! I have bought several font cds and just get a bunch of junk, nothing I really like. Oh well....
On a bad note, Belle has been really sick for about 3 weeks now. First it was a croopy cough and just sick, sick, sick. Then it was a fever. Now for the past three nights she wakes up with a blood curdling scream, and it takes a long time to calm her down, she seems to be gassy during this screaming, hitting, kicking fit she is having. I must get something for colic or gas I think. But, I just don't know. She's never done any of this before. So I just don't know. Poor baby, I wish she could just get to feeling better.