Thursday, September 21, 2017

GOOD BYE 2017 SUMMER

Wondering where g-daughter RL was this morning as 7:15 came and went ?? Got a call from d-in-love saying she had locked all her keys inside so hubbie walked down to her house and took the extra set to open her door and brought RL back up with him.
I did chores then got ready for market. I left with g-daughter to drop her off at her pre school on my way to market and hubbie left to stop by the high school and pick up daughter's baked goods.
We met at market and got set up. It was a very slow sales morning but surprisingly sales picked up as the day wore on and I had a good sales day.
It was a sad market day today as we grieved the death of one of our long time members, Louise Hill , who was a wealth of knowledge and was glad to share with anyone. She had a heart attack last week and at the age of 85 wasn't able to survive the 4 stints they had to put in.
Louise with her husband , daughter and son.
Also got news that another market member's husband lost his battle with lung cancer yesterday.  Jimmy Carter was Tava Orr Carter's husband. Jimmy coached #1 son in baseball one year and  he was a really nice guy who will be missed greatly .

I bought cucumbers, yellow and zuchinni squash, 3 ears of corn and a Candy Roasters to make some pies for Sunday lunch dessert. I haven't had a pie made from this winter squash since I was a kid but my mom didn't like pumpkin pie but rather always used one of these to make our Fall pies and I remember really liking them so I'm going to give it a try.
I left market and ran the regular bank and PO errands then made stops at Aldi, Go Grocery and Walmart for groceries and baking supplies.
I made it home around 4:00 and hubbie helped me unload and get things put away.
It had sprinkled rain but not even enough to settle the dust on this 85 degree last full day of summer 2017.
I watched the news and then did chores .
Hurricane Maria is predicted to turn out to sea before it does any damage to the coast.
As this summer ends and Fall begins it is going to feel like summer for a while longer it looks like in this forecast.

I took a nice long walk in the lower pasture this evening. I thought our farm pond was covered with pond scum but looking closer saw that this is a small leafed Algae.
The murky water color of the creek always makes me sad as I know that the sewer treatment system upstream must have released this afternoon clouding the usually clear water in the creek.
As I walked I thought back over this past summer season and all the joys it brought to our family.
We had some very exciting and wonderful happenings this summer, starting with the birth of IR, our 3rd grandchild on June 20th , hubbie's retirement at the end of July and g-son's decision to dedicate his life to the Lord and be Baptized on August 20 were the main happenings this summer brought.
Hubbie and I made some fun lake trips with #2 son and Tif in their new boat and we spent a great vacation week on Oak Island at the beginning of August this year.
G-son finished up 4th grade in June and began his last year of elementary school in 5th grade in August. He also spent a very good week of vacations Bible School in July along with some camps and other fun things this summer.
We watched a historical eclipse in August and suffered damage from a powerful hurricane named Irma in early September.
Hubbie and I both got a year older this summer, 62 and 63 respectively.
All in all this summer is definitely one for the history books of our family and as I watched the sun go down for the last time in the summer of 2017 this evening I said a very very thankful prayer to our wonderful Creator for all the blessings and love He continually pours out on our family and looking forward to the next season of His love.
God Bless and Good Night.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SUMMER ENDING BEAUTY

Girls were both in much better moods this morning !!!


Hubbie had to be at the doctor's office in Asheville at 8:30 this morning for bloodwork for his annual physical so he left at 8:00 leaving me to deal with both girls so I was very glad they were not having crying spells today.
I loaded up both girls and took RL to her pre school. I carried IR in and RL had second thoughts about staying at school today since IR would be going back home with me but the teacher quickly got her distracted and I made a quick exit.
I am going to start referring to the grand girls with double letters since I is confusing when used alone. So she will be IR and R will now be RL. RL makes me smile each time I write it because that was my dad's initials and what a lot of people called him as a nickname.
IR went right to sleep when we left the school and I had all the rugs, furniture covers and comforters in the back of the Honda to wash at the laundry on the way home so this was a perfect time.
I put IR in the stroller and she slept almost the entire time I was in the laundry.
  Hubbie stopped to help on his way home from the doctors and we also had a nice visit with our Pastor Craig who saw hubbie's truck and checked in on us.
We got home about 10:15 and after fixing IR her bottle I hung out all the rugs on the clothesline and put all the other things away that I had dried at the laundry.
We ate lunch and then I did a load of the baby clothes daughter and d-in-love had sorted out for me to keep from the things they went through yesterday and was going to bake cakes until I realized I didn't have any shortening for the pound cakes . I decided to wait until later to bake everything so I could stop by the store.
As soon as g-daughter IR had her 1:00 bottle we headed over to the walking trail between our public parks.
The weather is so nice today but the sun is pretty hot and we picked a very sunny time of day for our walk. IR had to have a cover over her to her dismay but we had to  keep the sun off.
This is a beautiful time of year and almost right on time with the coming of Fall this beautiful blue colored sky appeared.
This is a beautiful walking trail and is lined with all the pretty "Fall" blooms even after the flood waters of last week left mud coverings on all the lower plants.



We pretty much had the trail to ourselves today.
We walked for 30 minutes and then turned around and came back to the car for a total of an hour of walking and over 10,000 steps according to my fitbit.
A good workout for the day and one we certainly need to start doing at least once a week.
Back home just before daughter came in from school.
I went back out to the volleyball game and held IR while daughter was the official score keeper for the JV game. They played 3 sets and lost to Reynolds High school. G-daughter slept some earlier but in the third set she was done with the hot noisy gym and I walked to calm her down. She was dressed in the school colors today !!!


I came home and did chores and then put 2 pound cakes and 2 pans of brownies in the oven for my baking for the day.
While they baked I did the weekly paperwork and paid bills. Hubbie's first SSI check went in the bank this week so I told him he was officially an old fart now , just like me !!!!
I got things packed up and we loaded my Honda so g-daughter RL who will be here early in the morning won't want to help herself to the goodies !!!
I made it to bed around 11:30 which is pretty good for a baking night.
Daughter took this 3 month old pic tonight of g-daughter  IR . My oh my how time is flying !!!!

Thankful for the beautiful world God created for us to enjoy and the blessings of this day.
God Bless and Good Night





Tuesday, September 19, 2017

GRAND GIRLS

Guess who unpacked the new little chair I bought yesterday and tried it out already this morning ??
She is getting so big or at least she sure thinks she is big as she pranced into school talking to one of her classmates on the way.
I  came back home and had breakfast and then while g-daughter I took a short nap we did some house cleaning. Hubbie got the vacuuming about half done when she woke up so he carried her along and she watched !!
I finished cleaning everything else and mopped myself out the door where hubbie and g-daughter I were sitting on the front porch.
I think she is cutting her first tooth as she is very uncomfortable and hard to settle again today and is really drooling.
I went back to pick up g-daughter at noon. She ate her chicken nuggets and water sitting on the console so she could watch all the other kids getting in their cars.
She went to sleep as soon as I started moving . I stopped by a local fruit stand, McConnells,  and bought some peaches, figs and white grapes to snack on this afternoon.
Hubbie carried g-daughter R in and layed her on the couch for her afternoon nap. I had my lunch while hubbie gave g-daughter I her 1:00 bottle and then she went down for a nap.
Hubbie went out to clear the electric fence while they slept and stayed inside and watched them.
G-daughter R woke first and was determined to wake up g-daughter I but thankfully I was deep in sleep and she didn't wake up.

G-daughter R went outside and watched hubbie clear the fence and then he took her to let her swing.
It's time for g-daughter I to get some practice holding her head up so out came the "bumbo" this afternoon. She really liked sitting in it !!!
After her exercise session was done of course g-daughter R had to try it out  and she stills fits !!!!
Daughter and d-in-love had some hand me downs to go through this afternoon so all three grands got some extra time with us this evening. I hardly ever get pics of g-son any more as he thinks he is getting to old for pictures !!!
The mamas finished going through the clothes and toys and g-son and g-daughter R left , leaving g-daughter I to stay here while her mom attended the open house at her school.
She tried to make the faces hubbie was making !!!!

After daughter came back and picked her up hubbie and I did chores then relaxed for the evening.
Another wonderfully blessed day  and I am very thankful for the awesome blessings the Lord showers down on me each day as I strive to do His will in all that I do .
God Bless and Good Night



Monday, September 18, 2017

PUMPKIN PATCH VISIT AND 1887 MEMORY

Monday mornings seem to come around much quicker as I get older !!
It was very foggy outside this morning.

But there was a lot of brightness inside today.

I did chores then  took g-daughter R to preschool at 8:45 and came home to have my breakfast.
G-daughter I had a rough morning and couldn't seem to get settled down without crying .
I fed her at 10am and that seemed to help.
I got laundry started then hubbie and I loaded up g-daughter I and went to the Amazon returns sale place we missed Friday. They didn't have alot today and we only found a little high chair that sits in a chair or on the table for the kids.
We went on to pick up g-daughter R and she was on the playground when I walked up to get her. She doesn't beg to stay and play like her brother did when he was her age instead she comes running as soon as she sees me and wants to leave.
I had heated up a couple chicken nuggets for her to eat before we started driving home so she would sleep longer.
She ate them and drank her water then we headed home . Hubbie carried her inside and layed her on the couch which seems to suit her better than her bed in the playroom. She slept 1.5 hours.

G-dauhgter I woke up shortly after we carried her inside and sat with us while we ate lunch then she had another 4 oz bottle and was happy.
I did more laundry and then when g-daughter R  woke up we decided a trip to Grand Dads apple house for some treats and to play would be a good way to spend the afternoon.
These are definitely 2 good little apples !!!!

She had a ball playing in the pumpkins and all the games ....

This black culvert swing was hot in the sun so hubbie provided a cool seat for her.
She wouldn't go through this tunnel until hubbie chased her through once.


What a difference a year makes !!!!
Last year .......

We came home just in front of daughter and d-in-love coming to pick up a couple tired little girls !
After they left hubbie and I watched the news and rested.
 Hurricane Maria is defying the forecasters as she has already gotten as strong as a hurricane can get to category 5 strength this evening.

I went through my photos tonight in search of September decade pics .
The earliest happening in my family was the birth of my Aunt Hattie Pryor Beddingfield on September 8,1887. She was one of my dad's older sisters and took care of my dad.
She died March 27,1965 and I remember her funeral even as a young girl, she was a special lady.
I am thankful tonight for the blessings of this day and humbly accept the love of my Precious Savior Jesus Christ.
God Bless and Good Night