Thursday, September 25, 2008
Restoring my health so quickly.
A taste of cool autumn air.
A husband that only You could pick.
A 1 year breakage warranty on 3 week old glasses.
Fresh vegetables and fruit.
Four crazy, beautiful daughters.
Being patient with me.
Teaching me patience and perseverance.........
Lord, I praise your Holy and Righteous name, Father. Teach me your ways, O Lord. Keep me on the path you have placed before me.
Song in Head: Ruler of the Universe....3day
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Okay, I know I can't fool you! We made these Fires Starters the other night. We actually had everything on hand.... so it was free (ha ha). Oh sooo Frugal (it's frugal friday ya know)!
Gulf wax and old candles of varying scents
Lightered pine shaving from our big tree (that partially fell on our car a couple years back)
Muffin papers from the thrift store
Muffin tins (preferably old ones)
While Superman cut wood the girls and I set to work. We packed the shavings into the muffin papers and added the twine wick between the layers. Then I poured on the melted wax. I'm sure they'll be good enough for me to get a fire started! Superman doesn't need them...he's a Super Hero remember!
Here's one of our chicks loading logs.
Song in head: I'd like to check you for ticks.... (don't judge, I'm already doing that to myself!!! It just sticks in your head.....)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Then the chicks wanted to make fries. We were all craving a bit of salt and fried food. I think it's been over a month and a half since we've been to Chick -fil- a.It was all so tasty. We have more taters so I think we'll have a sticky chicken and sweet tater dinner this week. Then I'll put the fryer away for another 2 years!
On the same day . Many of us were in the kitchen when Hawk Nelson (our neighborhood hawk) started zooming in a flying sort of way around our oak tree. Then we saw the fuzzy little squirrel he was hoping to have for Sunday brunch. It was amazing to watch the drama play out.
My little chicks were not happy at all. Superman wanted to help Hawk by...well never mind. And I wasn't sure I wanted to see the poor little thing mangled before our eyes. But we watched on for a good 8 minutes. It was wondrous to see Hawk fly in almost slow motion around the tree branches and the little squirrel hide on the underside of the limbs, hoping to fool Hawk.
Hawk never caught the thing. He must have decided it wasn't worth his time and effort because he went to another tree and watched the little guy come out and run off.
Later when we were frying the taters I saw a little squirrel squawking like the owned the whole backyard. Better watch out!
It reminded me yet again of how pride goes before a fall...
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ps. The apples were fakies....But the 4-H sale is for real.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Our local 4-H is also selling bushels of apples and pecans! This how we Floridians get our apples every year. Oh, I long to taste fall.... the apples are so crisp and juicy. Check your local 4-H to see if they have any sort of yummy fundraisers. It's a tasteful (I couldn't resist) way to help out!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
On to P.O.O.P.I.E.! Over at Nestor's she's done a short series on what's a good fake and what's not (errr flowers that is). So after you take a peak at mine head over there and read hers and everyone else' poop (can I say that?), I mean blogs! Nesting Place is in my side bar if you need directions ( I wanted to put the button up, but have no clue).
These are my year round fakies.... Superman gave me the floral arrangement about 12 years ago when we couldn't afford flowers, who am I kidding....we still can't! I did change out the pedestal urn they came in.
My wonderful ivy on top of the cabinets. My chicks have always hated this look. Yes, there is dust...
On to fall fakies... I really like color! It's still 90 something degrees out, my flimsy excuse?
The chickadees really like this one. It looks pretty when its lit.
The corn is REAL!
Now on to the outside! Okay, lets remember that fall doesn't start here until December. No kidding! The humidity does go down a bit and we have evenings in the 60's in November. So we are faking it until the season makes it.
The front porch
My fake pumpkin. I repainted it this year. If this was real it would be GROSS in a couple of days. Yucko!
Yup. More Fakies.
I know REALLY tacky. I'm looking for some type of candle holder that has more of a presence.
So I would like to say that I'm a P.O.O.P.I.E. but I think I have a ways to go!
I wish I new how to do a go here type of thing. I mistreated my laundry room curtains!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Well so far so good. We've been starting our days with a great hymn sing along. It comes with a book and Cd's with all the parts played separately and together. Can I just say, I don't know what ever made me think I could be a music teacher and vocal major! We (meaning myself and brood) sound like a bunch of a cackling hens being pulled through chicken wire by a raccoon! We start out fine and then go higher and higher. We crack each other up! I hope were aren't offensive....He knows our hearts, but sometimes we're BAD (and I don't mean good). The title is: Home Discipleship Hymnbook.
After that we pray with the Little's and read a scripture with a story. Then the chef works on a coloring page while the next oldest copies the scripture and draws a picture that goes with the story.
While they are doing that the 2 oldest chickadees and I are going through Raising Maidens of Virtue. We also each have a prayer journal that they are learning to use and make their own. Some days we just read scripture and pray if we are feeling led to.
So that's it. I'm so grateful to be doing it. The music is a extra nice blessing..........don't be looking for our CD anytime soon!
Praise Him. Praise Him all you little children..... song in my head.