Friday, January 27, 2012


A cooler dryer morning welcomed me today. The sun was winning the battle with the clouds thankfully.

I found no wind damage except for some limbs around the yard and there was only 1/2 " of rain in the gauge so that meant last night's storm blew through faster than predicted,thankfully.
After chores , breakfast and my morning walk I baked 16 cake layers and a pound cake for market. I also baked my last acorn squash from my garden for lunch, I love to halve these and fill them with butter and brown sugar,yummy !!
After lunch I found a spot out of the still windy day and got a nice warm dose of vitamin D with the temperature at 50 degrees it felt really good.
This afternoon I worked on my old photo project and got to a point where I realized I needed some prints of the old pics cousins and friends have sent me by email and I had stored on my computer. So I sent a print order off to Walgreens to be picked up tomorrow on the way home.
I also went over to my friends to pick up my Avon order and to the estate sale place I usually go to. Sis-in-law came there to meet me and also hubbie came by after he got off work. Unfortunately no one found anything this time.
Sis-in-law had gotten me a bunch of sugar and chocolate chips from our local Food Lion grocery store 50% off sale. They are going out of business and were selling out all their stock. I love for her to keep an eye out for deals I can use.
Back home after we finished chores, hubbie went to Lowes with daughter to return some things from her fence and buy the wire she wanted. Tomorrow is #2 son's last day off so he and hubbie plan to get her wire up and finish the fence tomorrow afternoon.
I iced cakes and got things ready for Market tomorrow while waiting for g-son to come over to spend the night with us. His mom and dad are both going to work very early in the morning so he's better off sleeping here tonight.
He was funny, while his dad was here he acted sad and kept saying he wanted to go home and come back in the morning,but as soon as his dad was out the door he was laughing and having a ball running from one of us to the other for a tickle game. Maybe he just wanted dad to feel guilty !!!
The sky is clear as a bell tonight and an astronomer's paradise. I'm no astronomer but I can recognize the big and little dippers and tonight it was hard to miss them as this pic of the little dipper shows.

Click on the pic for the full effect .

G-son is fast asleep and hubbie just went to join him. I'm off to take a hot bath and then I'll join them.
Grateful to God tonight for the blessings of a loving family and especially for the love of my Heavenly Father.
Good Night and God Bless.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky picture, Marilyn. We are still cloudy here... We didn't get anymore rain today--but it stayed partly cloudy all day.. I can't wait to enjoy a SUNNY day soon...

I heard about Food Lion. Don't know if ours is going out-of-business or not.. There never are many people at that store --at least when we go by there.

Glad you didn't have any wind damage... Surprised you didn't get more rain though...

Have a great weekend.

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Gail said...

It's so nice when family is always looking out for each other. So many do not know that feeling.