Friday, June 27, 2014


My God's a Great God!

For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 96:4

I can't find the lyrics for this song, but as I remember it went like this...

My God's a Great God, and worthy to be praised.
My God's a Great God! Oh praise His holy name!
He made the world so great, He keeps me by His grace,
and soon I'll see His face.
My God's so Great!

All's well here.  We've had a wonderful/tiring week and are ready for the weekend.  Just wanted to share a couple of pictures that I retrieved off a friend's FB page this week.

Brandon went golfing with the youth group from church last Friday... had a wonderful time.  Best score too.  Not bad for not knowing how to mini golf.
Seems he's grown about 10 inches since last year.  Can't believe he'll be 13 in September.

He's at The Wild's of New England for camp this week and I hope it has been a wonderful time for him 
in every way.  

A few cute ideas from FB this week....
great use for old dresser drawers... I must have a few of those around somewhere.
If not, I'm gonna keep my eye open for some.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Family is All Together

Last night Heather and Brandon arrived.  They have moved back home.  Heather will be working at the same place I work.  Brandon will now live close enough to see him every day if I like.  Joanna and Heather may share a rental which would be good for both of them at this point in their lives.  

Mr. D has already given Brandon the chore of taking the lawn tractor and changing the ice and checking the eggs in the egg box.  He was excited about being able to drive the lawn tractor down the driveway.  Not exactly a "go cart" but better that walking the hill.

We have one of these little birds (Dark-eyed Junco) defending his nest from intruding males... aka reflections in the car mirrors.  He has made quite a mess all over the sides of 3 cars now.  I hope those chicks hatch soon and he moves on.  They are cute little birds and no lack of stamina.  I've admired his energy in attacking those mirrors.  They are friendly too.  I was weeding in the garden last week one was sitting on the post in the garden watching me the whole time and when I was done, he just flew away.  

We received our little chicks yesterday.  I haven't been down to see them yet.  I did go in and spread straw around in preparation for them and then Mr. D bought some wood shavings to lay down too.  They are so cute when they are little.  Then they grow up... 'nuf said.

We have had a good soaking rain last night and this morning.  Just what the garden needed.  I can hardly wait to get down there and pull weeds and see what's coming up now.  I think I will have some brussel sprouts this year.  We started them early and they are doing quite well.  Should have plenty of tomatoes, cukes, and squash.  We had some old bean seeds that we planted and those aren't coming up, so I may have to ditch that idea and go with some other type of bean that is faster growing.  I did pick up some "Blue Lake" but would like to get some "Northeaster" which I looked for at the local seed places, but cannot find.  Reasonable people have already planted all their crops.  I hope these beans make it 'cause it would be really sad not to have a good crop of beans to put up this year.  We always have a couple bushel baskets full and we like green beans very much.  

Isaiah 58:11
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

More later... lunch break is over.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Exhausting Weekend

I am totally exhausted after the weekend.  The thing is, I looked around the house and it looks like I didn't do much, but I did.  The floor tiles were all coming up inside our front door, so I pulled a bunch off... they just popped off and laid down some linoleum.  That made a huge difference.  I don't care for the color of the flooring, but it was free, so no complaints here.  I took down one very small shelf and put up two much larger shelves to house Doug's hat, gloves, cds and tapes and anything else he desires to put up there.

I moved the small shelf to near his place at the table to put more of his things on.  I'm going to be happy when he gets his own space in the mobile home for this stuff.  It takes over my living space in the camper.  I also took out all the empty canning jars, which gave me a little more kitchen space.  I moved out the couch and cleaned behind it the walls and floor till they sparkled.

I degreased the ceiling... well nearly all of it... its hard to believe that it gets so dirty over the winter, but with all the cooking we do in such a small space this happens.  Cleaning the ceiling makes such a change it looks like a new house.

I still have the bathroom area to deep clean... walls, ceiling, closets etc.  It will be nice to get all my summer clothes out finally since it is getting warmer now.   Joanna and Norman and I went for our first swim this summer at Spectacle Pond Sunday afternoon.  I expected the water to be too cold, but it was nice and warm.  Norman wasn't quite sure of the deep water but played contentedly in the sand with his buckets and toys.  I was so tired after making supper that I just hung up a few more loads of clothes to dry, cleaned the toilet, did the dishes and went to bed and slept like a log.

Mr. D has been sick for a couple day now, but on Saturday he took our little friend Michael to the Groton fishing derby where he got second prize.  Great job Michael!  We will be having trout for supper since it was free fishing after the derby and Mr. D came home with 4 nice trout.  Michael got five nice size ones too.  Hope he enjoyed his fish.

I watched Norman also on Saturday night, so Joanna could go fishing with her friend Tabitha.  She brought home a good sized hornpout and we'll be having that along with our trout.  Norman was climbing out of his pack and play, so Joanna made in into a Jr. bed for him so he doesn't hurt himself climbing out all the time.  On Sunday morning I heard rustling around and soon the pitter patter of little feet and next thing I knew there was cold feet at my back.  "I hungry", he says.  So we both got up and got breakfast and our day was started at 6 am.   I could have snoozed a little longer, but I don't think he would have let me.

No pictures yet, but I've been thinking about it.  Just doesn't seem to be enough time to get that done.

Have a happy day.

borrowed from someone's FB page