Tuesday, July 31, 2012


On this day 58 years ago at 8:09 am I entered this world,all 6 pounds of me.
There aren't many color pictures among my oldies but this is one of me later that year,guess I always loved animals.

Got a rude awakening in the wee hours by daughter bringing my b-day present by on her way to work. I woke from a sound sleep and didn't know what was going on or what time it was.
I just went back to sleep when g-son arrived and then we went back to sleep only for me to be awakened again shortly by a boom of thunder. Oh well it's just not meant for me to sleep this morning. I tried to wait the storm out before doing chores but when the thunder passed and the rain looked like it was set in for awhile I put on raincoat and boots and sloshed out to let the chickens out of their houses. I could have just as well waited longer because when I opened the doors of the houses ,the hens looked at me as if to say "you don't expect me to get out in that do you?"
 We are under the yellow dots below Asheville,whew !!
At least today is laundry day and my wet clothes just went into the wash.
2  1/2 inches of rain later the storms passed on to our south and east but the day has stayed cloudy.
After g-son and I had breakfast he helped me open my present.
I love this old radio replica birdhouse and a gift card to Cracker Barrel, my favorite place to eat, thanks kids !!
I gaurantee there will be wrens nesting in this baby next spring and maybe even using it this winter to ward off the cold winds at night.
I spent this cloudy dreary day with laundry, routine housework and first of the month decor changes.
Each time I get these placemats out they remind me of a customer from market years ago who's daughter designed for a local factory. She came over to our farm one day to photogragh a baby calf  for a design. This is it. That was the year hubbie and I bottle raised about 100 calves.
This is my August sunroom table setting.
I also think of my dear friend Honey B. who brought me these wonderful life like sunflowers several years ago.
G-son has been inventing things all day today and I have to regularly go and look at the latest invention.
I have had so many things going on lately I have neglected my decade photos so much that here it is the last day of the month and I still have July 2002 pics to put on here. I know this post will be long but here goes anyway.
These are some photos around the farm that year and of the house which has changed so much since then. We had hay stacked everywhere !!

This last photo reminds me of when I got my first big double oven because my old oven is covered in plastic waiting to be hauled away.

Daughter and I went to our nutrition class at church tonight,postponed from last night. We talked about stress and rest tonight. These two things have to be under control for this program to work in our bodies. I got a nice b-day surprise there also as I have lost 2 1/2 more pounds in just one week.
Going to bed early tonight to catch up from my early morning awakenings.
Grateful to God tonight for today's blessings of strength,love and family (both personal and church).
Good Night and God Bless


linda m said...

A very Happy belated Birthday to you! Congratulations on the lost 2 1/2 pounds!

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope this is the best year ever.

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