Friday, November 11, 2011
|Tea Cozy I made for my mom for Christmas.|
|Gull Wing socks made for me!|
|Pretty, pretty, huh?|
|Candelabra Socks made for me, too!|
|Ummm . . . pretty, pretty, too, huh?|
|Guess I'm making a lot for me lately, but I promise I'm working on a couple of other projects for other people, too!|
|This is just not one of them. Ravelry link|
Thursday, October 06, 2011
|Rowdy running through the archway at the bottom of the cow yard.|
|Nobs from the old stove we pulled out of one of the out buildings on the farm.|
|The setting sun shines through some pretty fall leaves.|
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Just some shots of what we've been a doing around here!
|From front to back--Spot, Mickey, and Hook!|
|Looking through the arches|
|The rented bull-y (he really isn't a bully, he's very nice) who will be the father of next year's little calves.|
|The view of from the backside!|
|Hmmm . . . pretty flower|
|Get a good stretch in Norman!|
|"My Baaaaaaaaahnie lies over the ocean, my baaaaaaaaaaahnie lies over the sea!" Bernie likes to sing real loud.|
Monday, September 05, 2011
Went to the annual Fireworks show put on for our town festival. Fun, fun, fun! I recorded portions of the show with my phone, soooooo . . . in just in case you have been hoping to see some fireworks, here they are--not nearly as good as in person, but still, nice!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
I've been thinking today of way back when. A time nearing 14-15 years ago when I went to Romania just out of high school and also after my first year of college. I am thinking of a place called Iasi and the Casa de Copii Copou and the Casa de Copii Bucium. I am thinking of the children I met who are full grown now, but that I will probably never see again. I am thinking of Christi and Bogdan and Gabi and Vlad and Florin and George and Edy and Adi and so many other names that I can't even think how to spell anymore, but I am thinking of them.
Don't know where you are, but still I think of you often!
|At the Broken Piano--Casa de Copii Bucium July or August 1998|
Thursday, July 28, 2011
My dad is having major back surgery today, so any thoughts and prayers you could send his way would be great--surgery should have started a couple of hours ago and will last until late this afternoon or into the evening. (It is two back surgeries in one, so what I really hope is that they can actually do the whole surgery at once and not have to go back in tomorrow and keep him sedated for even longer).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
So I made Sangria last night and we ate out on the deck. Yep, that was our supper: Sangria and cherries. Okay, we might have had a easy to make frozen pizza with it, too, but this was the pretty part of our meal.
Mmmm . . . good stuff.
Try to stay cool--in our home with no air conditioning this has meant cold showers, sleeping on the living room floor, and even going out to see the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie at the air conditioned cheap theater one hot Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
These past weeks have been filled with running, running, running as our church prepared for its 125th Anniversary--we go to a little country church, so that means everyone does something and many do many things. I was in charge of editing and putting together a 1 hour DVD of our church history (along with my mom who scanned in hundreds of photos), putting a hanging photo display back together (that we had to rip apart in order to make use many of the photos) in a way that would be acid free and conserve our church's photos for many more years, designing a set of church banners to go in the front of the church that reflected our church's theme chapter for the weekend (Hebrews 11) and also would be appropriate for use throughout other times of year at the church, preparing a special number or two for a Sat. evening service as well as leading it, and making a dessert for the Sunday afternoon meal--woooooeeeee . . . busy, busy! There are many others who had just as busy, if not busier schedules for the weekend, so I am certainly not the only one who had much to do . . .
But . . . throw in the fact that with Friday evening came a big wind storm and a power outage at the church that lasted through Saturday evening, we can sure say we were kept on our toes! We all pitched in and I think that everyone who was able to come out had great time (at least, I know I did). Playing old fashioned picnic games (like 3-legged races and the like), singing songs with piano and guitar accompaniment and visiting with old friends doesn't take any power (and we had a generator running to keep the refrigerator and big chest freezer going, so our food wouldn't go bad).
What a great weekend all in all--and I have had many compliments on the DVD I put together--only about 5 left and I believe they are all spoken for, so I'll probably be making a few more copies!
The Pastor who was my confirmation pastor and there while I was in high school was able to come back and visit as well as the Pastor who we had when I was first born--it was great to see them!
Hope your past few weeks have brought you joy!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tinkerbell is the proud momma of a bouncing baby bull that we have named Hook!
|These pictures were taken just a little while after little Hook was born. Of course, we missed seeing him being born by about 20 minutes--we sure thought that Tinkerbell looked like she was going to calf at anytime and . . . ummm . . . she did!|
|Tinkerbell likes to sniff your hand for treats.|
|And then she wants to play (although it looks scary, she just wants to try to tap your hand and then she goes right back to sniffing you or to just standing there)|
|Another photo of Tink and the new baby out in the pasture with Dan (and Dakota--now Tinkerbell does not care for Dakota, so we did have to keep chasing Dakota back)|
|Petting little Hook--he was still wet.|
|Tink checking me out to make sure I'm safe to pet her new baby.|
Friday, June 10, 2011
|Anyway, we've had some beautiful Sunday afternoons in the last month and I've been able to search out some beautiful sites (just down the road and up the ditch and next to a field I found some blankets of Mayflowers!)|
|So perfect and clean! We saw them while driving home from church and I told Dan we would have to take a walk back to see them after we had lunch . . . and so we did--aren't you thankful!!!!|
|The next weekend we let the cows and horses out onto pasture. (You might notice that our horse, Checotah, looks mighty wooly--we are quite sure that she has Cushings. She was starting to have her hair grow really long last year, but it definitely got much worse this year--Dan just gave her a good clipping on Monday, so she's looking much better now!|
|So Mickey started on his way to his mother (through the muddy wet at the bottom of the cow yard)|
|And he finally decided that he really would like to be with his mother and the rest of the fam!|
|And that he had really missed his mother's milk!|
|. . . a lot! He must have nursed there for a good 5 minutes or more!|
|Beauty was quite happy to eat the grass after a winter of hay! (good hay, let me tell you, but it isn't fresh grass--come late fall when they've had grass for months on end, though, they're going to be excited for hay)|
|Soooo . . . in our wanderings after getting all the animals in the pasture we also came across one of the wild plum trees in the pasture just at the end of its full bloom.|
|And Dan looked good, so I snapped a photo (or two or three or four)|
|Back on Memorial Day we spent the day at the home of my parents-in-law. Here my niece and her cousin (and best friend) laugh as I take their picture.|
|Here they are much more well composed. This is the picture that Kalyn wants on her birthday card this year. (of course, I told her that what I put on her birthday card is my decision, so she might get a picture of her ear instead).|
|Last week Dan got a new bike (well new to us). A 2008 Honda Rebel to commute to work on and to make himself look cool--you should see him in his motorcycle chaps (okay, no you shouldn't because I don't want you to--I'll keep him for myself!)|
|Nice! (and the bike is, too)|
|And sometime in the midst of all of this I made dandelion jelly--good stuff.|