Thursday, August 30, 2012

APPLE FESTIVAL THURSDAY

G-son came in this morning saying how tired he was and ate breakfast while he layed on the couch.
One more foggy morning to add to the many that this August has had. Hopefully we won't get that many snows !!

When we got to school he decided he was going to walk in alone so he made me stand inside the door as he walked with all the kids and found his room. I sneaked down and peeked in  just to make sure he was where he was supposed to be and he was so I left Mr. Independent alone and came home.
I'm glad he is willing to step out on his own.
I did my morning chores and got ready for market making it actually early. This week end is Apple Festival weekend and town was already busy.
The Curb Market always enters a display in the contest for business and this year here it is.
And today I am in my apple outfit and have my apple table cloth on my table ,which by the time this pic was made was almost empty showing how good my sales were today. Thank you Lord !
I spent my time between customers today removing the hulls from 2 money plant bunches I brought in this morning. I am slowly getting all of it out of my sewing shop where I hung it last year. This year's money plant crop was not any good so it was a good thing I saved all this from last year.
After market I ran regular errands and picked up baking supplies on the way home. And as I got closer I saw these ominous looking clouds out our way and sure enough the reason the mountains are not visible in the distance was hard rain at our house.
We got 1 1/4" of rain in about 30 minutes. I had to sit and wait for it to pass before I could unload my van. I watched the bottom pastures fill with water in all the low places and watched the gulleys of water run down our driveway. I hope Issac soon calms down and runs out of moisture. The tropics are really heating up with 2 other storms that are predicted to head north away from any land. I just hope that these 2 do what they are predicted to do or things might get really interesting.
#2 son came by to visit this afternoon. One of his best buddies, who is a deputy sheriff , dad died suddenly yesterday of a massive stroke. I went to school with him ,he was a year ahead of me. We always were together when we were young because both our parents were chicken farmers and we just lived a couple miles apart. His name was Tommy Pace and I am asking for special prayers for his family tonight, his wife and children are devastated by his sudden death at 59 years old.

Yesterday I talked about my apple decorations and today while waiting out the storm I remembered to take photos.
This is the sunroom table. The basket of apples and the cups are new this year.
New also are these plates. I found 3 of them at GW for 25cents each. I used 2 here and 1 on another table out here.
This is the main dining table in the kitchen.
This week end there will be apples everywhere you look as the festival that makes most of the apple farmers a big portion of their income goes into high gear on main street in downtown.
Praying tonight for Tom's family and for the storm victims and for my family as we enter this special weekend.
Good Night and God Bless.








1 comment:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Marilyn, Hope the rain doesn't dampen the Apple Festival. Can't believe that you all have had so much rain --and we have had none. WELL--we did get 1/2 an inch this week.... But none from Isaac SO FAR... Maybe we'll get some this weekend...

Love all of your apple decorations and your apple outfit....

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy