Miscellaneous Monday…

When I last blogged, last week,  it was the day after Ed and I visited a neighboring county’s fair.  It had been YEARS since just the two of us had been to a fair, and we really enjoyed ourselves.  We ate a pancake/sausage supper, watched some pigs race, admired various breeds of poultry on exhibit, visited the old farm equipment exhibit, toured a very old log house, filled with antiques, and even watched syrup making and cornmeal grinding in progress.  It was a nostalgic look back at a much simpler time.  I think, if the truth be told, those were much happier times, too.

Ed and I were in the process of trying to take each other’s picture, at the fair, when a sweet student nurse stopped and offered to take this picture of us together.p1010523Bless her heart, it’s good to know there are still kind people among us.  The picture is a little blurry, but, at least, she captured the memory.

Ed and I were able to literally experience God’s protecting hand upon us on the way home from the fair.  We were about three miles, or so, from our home, when we noticed something odd in the road just ahead of us.  Apparently a car accident had just happened, and before we could even process what was going on, and slow down properly, suddenly there was an entire wheel (suspension still attached, but no car) looming in the lane in front of us, while the wrecked was car in the lane beside us.  Thanks to Ed’s quick reaction,  we were able to swerve off the edge of the road, without losing control, and avoid hitting the wheel.  I shudder to think what might have happened if our little PT Cruiser had hit that large wheel in the road!  I’m so thankful we were not involved in the first accident, or in a second accident caused by the debris of the first accident. Praise the Lord!  The whole incident shook us up pretty good, though.  You just never know…  After the fair trip, the rest of our week was ‘fairly’ uneventful (pun intended!).

Ed began the tedious work of cutting up one of the pecan trees we lost in hurricane Matthew.  It was a good-sized tree, so it’s been a pretty good job for one person.  It hasn’t helped matters that our chain saw isn’t being agreeable. He’s almost finished with tree #1, but a second tree is still awaiting his attention.  The chain saw is still acting up.

My poor hens are still molting, and they still look awful.  Egg production has stopped, and their appetite is small, these days.  I actually had to buy a dozen eggs, last week!  I certainly can’t complain, though, because this little flock of nine hens has laid over 3,000 eggs!   I’ve decided to keep ‘the girls’ penned up and give them some medication for a few days, in hopes it will help them get back to normal.  They’ll [eventually] continue to lay more eggs, but their best laying days are behind them, since their ages range from 4 1/2 to 2 years old.

In other news, our oldest grandchild, and only granddaughter, celebrated her tenth birthday, over the weekend.  She’s grown up so much this year!  She’s growing into quite a lovely young lady, and we’re so proud of her.  Her family celebrated with a party, on Saturday, which all of the guests enjoyed.


Speaking of celebrating, tonight will mark the one-year anniversary of Ed’s heart attack.  I’m SO thankful he’s alive and well to celebrate!  It’s been a very special year, and we’ve treasured every day of it.  A good friend, and former co-worker of mine, buried her husband, just yesterday.  But for the grace of God, I could be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Ed’s death, today.

Speaking of God, Ed and I traveled to a different church, yesterday, to hear our son speak, there, for the first time.  It was about a thirty minute drive to this little church, located on a little country road at the other end of our county.  The church building was simple, the congregation was small, but the service was so sweet.  It took me back in time, to the little country churches of my youth.  Ed and I both agree, we enjoyed visiting there.

The Sunday evening service took us back to a church we had visited last Sunday evening.  It turned out they were having a special prayer service for the upcoming election.  Again, it was another sweet service.  They invited us to join them, next week, for their 5th Sunday night sing.

I’m running a bit behind with getting this blog post written and posted, so I should stop right here, for today.  Ed and I began today by having blood work done, and getting our yearly flu shot.  What a way to start the week, but it’s a way of life, at our age!  I’m just thankful we’ve lived to see another day, together.  Amen!

Have a happy Monday!


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Random Tuesday Thoughts…February 22


Boy!  I am getting spoiled with all of this “spring-like” weather.  I’m trying not to get too used to it though, cause I know it’s still February!  Would you believe on President’s Day, I was actually able to open some of the windows of the house to let the fresh air blow through?  Amazing!  Sometimes, I miss “old-fashioned” things like airing out the house, and hanging the laundry on the clothesline, but I’m thankful for my central heating/air unit and my clothes dryer.  I can remember a time, back in the day, when I didn’t have either of those luxuries!  Let’s hear it for progress!!!

I neglected to mention last week that our daughter-in-law, Christina, celebrated her 30th birthday on February 15th.  Her husband surprised her with an ice cream cake (her favorite), so my hubby and I  went down and ate cake with her on the evening of her birthday.  As you can see from the photo, we surprised her in the middle of cooking her supper–spaghetti in progress.

Christina with her ice cream cake

  Then, on this past Saturday night, one of Christina’s sisters threw her a big surprise party in honor of the milestone occasion!  Two birthday cakes within a week, does life get any better??? 

Happy Birthday, Christina!

Did I mention that Christina has eight siblings?  She has enough family members to fill up a room when they all get together!  The look on her face when she opened the door and saw everyone was priceless!

Hubby and I finally sat down and watched a movie on Saturday night, after Christina’s party.  I rented the movie “Secretariat”–about the famous race horse.  We remembered when Secretariat’s name was in the news back in the 70’s, and I was anxious to watch the fact-based movie.  It didn’t disappoint.  What a story!  What a horse! 

Today I rode my bike down to the mailbox to get the mail…when I got there, I realized it was a holiday, and there wasn’t any mail!  Just for fun, I rode back home, turned around, then rode back to the mailbox again.  When I rode back into the yard for the second time, my little granddaughter, Madison, met me saying, “I want to ride with you!”  Alright!  I’ve been waiting for six weeks to hear those words come from her mouth!!!  I dusted off her little bicycle(which she refuses to ride), and helped her ride a few feet down the road, before she said “That’s enough, I’m through!”  Well, at least it was a start!  I guess I’ll be riding alone for a little bit longer…

Can I do another little healthcare rant?  My hubby’s workplace changed insurance companies–again.  I had my prescriptions filled today.  One of the benefits of this new policy was supposed to be cheaper prescriptions.  Two of mine cost ten dollars each, while the third one cost a whopping eighty-seven dollars!  Previously, all three prescriptions cost less than eighty dollars…so where’s the savings???  I just can’t seem to win!

Thanks to The Unmom for hosting Random Tuesday!

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