Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randomness... Fire Circle and Horse

With all those pallets of rocks we got last year, we have been continuously using them on our property.  

While Jeremy was here, we finally (almost) finished our fire circle.  It is outside our backdoor, near our patio.  We loving being able to take sticks, branches and trees that have fallen on the property and put in it.  I think it is 12 feet across - HUGE!  Large enough to handle our tree trash and family s'more cookouts when we all get together.   :-)

The reason I say 'almost' finished... see the bottom left hand corner topsy turvey?  



Yeah, it doesn't work for me.  We are going to have to work on it, but do you see how many rocks are in this fire circle?


 No one felt like getting it *right* that day.  We will do it another day.  I still like it, don't you?


Do you remember me telling you how big Steph's horse, Clyde, is?  My hubby is 6'2" and here he is working with Clyde.  Now you have something to compare this 'little' guy to.  Yes, he is huge!




And he is a love... He has a terrific, curious and fun personality.  And just look at his brown/blue eyes!




Steph and Todd are working on the last of the fence/gates on their property to bring their horses home.  They should be at their place in this next two weeks.  We are going to miss them, but we know they need to be near the girls.  Instead of being sad about them leaving and moving 2.5 miles away, we have something coming to take over their huge pasture here...


CATTLE!!  


Coming soon - in November!


And I think they will be 'expecting' when they come... which means babies in the spring!  How handy to have in-laws we can buy cattle from!


Always something fun to look forward to on the farm.  :-)



I just realized, my blogs are automatically e-mailed to some people who may not even be the least bit interested in it any more.  If you are not, can you let me know so I can quit boring you with my ramblings?  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Marcus Got A Quilt, Too!

I made both of the boys a lap quilt to use while watching tv.  I posted Aedan's a few days ago, now you get to see Marcus' quilt!  


These guys are growing so fast!  Marcus is 12 and Aedan is 9!!

I think they both loved their quilts.  I know Aedan's is a little kiddish for him, but he is only using it for watching tv.  I have big  plans for making quilts for their beds later.  We shall see what I come up with.

Later, gator!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Don't Panic Everyone!

I tried updating my blog and "tagging" the posts.  Somehow I tagged several hundred posts fine, but a few reposted somehow - from years ago even!  

We are not moving!

We do not have a nice, new little nest egg of money! 

And we do not have 5 new kittens dumped on our property again. 

Yet.

And the shop is quite full of crap, so that neat clean picture?  Yeah, forget that too!



But, I am glad at least ONE person reads my blog!

*waving*. Hi, Shari!



Now pardon me while I try to figure out what I did wrong...






Monday, October 13, 2014

You Just Know...

When you pray about things and ask for direction, you just know when God has given His blessings. 

When we were living in Singapore and things were so difficult for both Steve and I, I prayed for God to give us a direction in life - and to make it obvious because I am kinda dense that way.  God (and Steve's boss) sent us back to the states to wait in limbo for his next permanent assignment.  But it made me patiently wait for what His intentions were.  I continued to pray for what His will was and again, explained though He knew it, I would love for it to be very obvious that it was what He wanted us to do. 

In God's time, Steve got the job offer in Tulsa - where we have wanted to go back to since we moved away to Oklahoma 33 years ago!  The news came in exactly to the day 33 years AFTER we had been transferred to Louisiana.  How much more obvious could it be? 

Last week, I opened our bank statement to see we had a significant amount of money deposited into our checking account that we had no idea where it had come from.  Steve checked it out and found out it was a bonus for his work and more than he had ever thought he would get.  How much more obvious can it be?

Today we got some unexpected good news - a bit of more extra money we were not expecting.  Reimbursement for something we never expected to get back!  Again it will come in so handy with the moving process and not expected... not even a little bit!  How much more obvious can it be?

I have no doubt this is what God wants us to do.  So many things just falling into place, so many blessings being dumped in our laps - and it is obviously sent to us by Him.

Today while I was sitting in the camper, God sent me some visitors.  I have had mourning doves, Canadian geese, killdeer and starlings - all God's creatures.  I am not alone here - I am surrounded by His love and His blessings.

One Little, Two Little, Three Little...

Kitties, four little, five little... six little...

WHAT ARE PEOPLE THINKING??

I get so furious with people!  We live in the country - WAY off the main road, but we have to go up to the main road to check mail, etc.

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been so busy!  Taking care of critters, fighting ticks... what a horrible chore!  I am determined I will persevere and win the battle with them.  I get so darned mad when I think of how long it must have taken our little doggy go have gotten that way.  She was horrible.  I have to vacuum 2 times a day, bathe her once a day, and I have put stuff on her neck.  Today I will dip her and see how that works for us.  I have never seen this many ticks in my life.  Such a sad shame.

I have been moving stuff from one place to another... we seem to do a lot of that.  We cannot just move it one time or two times, we have to move it four or five times!  UGH!  When we moved here, we moved stuff in, then we moved stuff to the shop, then we moved stuff from the shop to here there and everywhere.  Now some of the stuff was in the garage and I wanted my garage back so I moved it to the lean-to.  Once we get the shop finished, we will move it from the lean-to to the shop again.  Oy!

It is all exciting though - in no time, we will have a place for everything and everything in its place!  I have a little garden workshop area already set up in the lean-to area!  It has a work bench and everything!  Can you tell I am excited??  Pictures to come soon.  We have so much 'stuff' in the lean-to, it will take a bit of time to organize.  I have plans for it though  ;-)

We're FINISHED!

 After many long months of working on transforming the barn into a shop, we have done it!

Do you remember what we started with?

We started with a barn cat:



Who was in a barn:



We added concrete:



And walls:









Finding My "Happy Place"

Today is a day I would like to forget and move on.  I have truly had a day that has left me in turmoil and topsy turvied my life.  I have no idea how it began, but let's just say it needs to end.

Everyone knows my love is Steve.  He is going through some tough times right now; nothing I feel like I can share with a soul, and because I cannot share it tears me up inside and out.  I lash out and those who love me and I cannot for the life of me seem to stop.

Something Special About Aedan's Lap Quilt...


It looks like him!  :-)

Yes, I will make him a 'big boy' quilt, but this is his lap quilt so he will always know how much I love him.  We will cuddle every single day.

Serioulsy, isn't he cute?

Wonder who he looks like?





Yeah, I think he has a little of his mommy tucked in there, too!


Did I tell you that Jeremy and his family came out here for 12 days??  WHOOT!  More on that coming now that I have my blog making me smile again!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

They Like Each Other

I think.


They cuddle.

Yes, she is ours.  Her name is Missy.  

Or BC.  BC for Bad Cat.

Steve calls her DC. 

I won't elaborate on his name for her.  

Use your imagination.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Here I Go Again...

My blog background changed.  I hate it.  

I lost my old one because that person I got it from quit paying their bill.  It looked like *I* had quit.  

I am an Einstein... I didn't realize that was what was going on... so I paid everyone and their dog to get it back up. THEN I realized it wasn't ME it was HER!  *sigh*

Then I used a generic background that blogger offered me.

Did I say that I hated it?

I changed it.  Again.  I still hated it.

So I ignored my blog.  I hated going to it.  It is ugly.  Bad ugly.  But I don't know what I want on it now!

So many times I refer to it for other things that have happened though...  I WANT MY BLOG!  I want my OLD blog back!  

Now I have no idea who I got it from so I have no way of going back. 

I just changed it again to another crappy background.  Yeah, I hate it as well.

But I am going to keep on working on getting it up and running, making me happy again.  You will likely see many changes over the next few days/weeks.  Just ignore them.  It might take me a bit to make me smile again, but it is gonna happen!

I love posting!  I love being able to go back and see where my life has taken me.  I love hearing other people comment on things they  have read on my blog.  And I love referring to it when I want to show a picture of my chicken coop, or my garden, or my daughter's horse, or my granddaugher's dress, or my grandson's visit.

So I am going back.  

Sit back and watch.

It might be amusing.

And I will blog.  

Again.  

Yes, I know, this is getting old.  

To both of us.

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