Friday, November 27, 2015


Beautiful kids.  Boys look like they are having fun with the chines.

I made dozens of cookies for Lane, 4 batches.  All chocolate chip or other chip flavors.  I am sending them Monday.  I need to know if I should freeze them, put them in the fridge, or take them up the road to the cooler house.

You need to come home.  The mice in your house are bitterly [meant literally, but bitterly might also fit] starving to death.  I guess they do not eat dead lady bugs.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks...

For our angels.

I always have a really small tree, but their Daddy bought them this big tree.  I let them decorate it themselves however they wanted to.  It looks find to me, except the star on top is leaning.  We did not notice until we looked at the photo.

Hannah said to send the picture to Aunt Helen.

Here is Hannah in her Christmas Angel dress for the Church play.  She has a length of lace draped around her.  It is a nice dress and did not cost much at JCP.  She can have it to ware for special occasions after the play.  

I cooked turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans, bread and pumpkin pies.  Yesterday, when I was talking to Sister Betty she was telling about what she had to cook, turkey and dressing.  I said I had to cook it all because I only have sons.  Someday, though, Hannah will be helping.  She made the cornbread for the dressing and the filling for the pies.  Now, all that is left to do is wash the dishes. The guys will have to handle that.

I just hope our boy half way round the world had a good day.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oh Deer!!!

Tonight we counted 8 here.  The one far right in back is a buck.  Last night George counted 17 across the road on Dan's.

Our goats in the same field earlier in the day.

It turned out to be a really nice day today, up in the 60's.  

Tomorrow, I have to pick up the kid after school for their dentist appointments.  Then, it is no more school or work for a few days.

Soon will be turkey day.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Miles to go...

Is 150, but as of today, I have logged 1100 miles since January 1. So, I am going to make my resolution goal of 100 miles each month this year.

Today's walk was the same walk as yesterday, but the weather was better, even though it was colder.  It was, I think 22 degrees when I started out at 7, but stuff was not falling the wind was not blowing.  Also, I wrapped up better.  I did not get cold at all, but it was slow going because I took the new camera.  Taking pictures slows me down. I am liking the new camera better and  better.  It was so frustrating to try to take pics with the one I had only to have the camera say, no way.

This was taken a couple of days ago.  He is watching the goats here.

And watching the deer here.

Everything was coated with frost this morning.  We had our first frost on November 8th this year.  I remember from when I was young, Daddy saying that the average first day of frost was always around October 10, Richard's birthday.

Frost everywhere.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Is the mother of invention.  When I started my walk at 6:45 this morning, it was drizzling and 44 degrees.  When I got back home, 6 miles and 2.5 hours later, it was damp and 34 degrees.  Phone weather said snow flurries, but actually by the time I got home nothing was falling from the sky,  just damp.  But at one time, for 10 minutes or so it was sleeting.  I had, I thought, dressed for the weather, fleece pants, under shirt, sleeveless turtleneck sweater, warm over sweater, my warm vest,  the nice red all weather lined jacket someone gave me, and an orange toboggan  because it is modern gun deer season.  I did not take my nice warm fleece scarf or my fleece neck thingy that I stole from the empty neighbor's house.  By the time it started sleeting, I was a bit cold around the face.  I took the sleeveless turtleneck off and put it over my head, like this.

I walk...

In the rain.  Trying for 6 miles today.
Then it is off to Harrison with hannah to search for an angel costume for the church Christmas play.

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