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Interesting Drive

February 8, 2010

Mondays are always our busy day. We have to leave the house no later than 8:30 to get to church on time. After that we have a sort of co-op class. This month we ordered food from a buying club and we were going to follow friends to go pick it up. Of course, today was the day to do that. Veronica and I have had a touch of a cold the past few days. Our eyes and noses are watering and we are sneezing. Today Veronica woke up with a fever and Kevin woke up sick. James and John were suppose to serve, so we had plans to camp out in the van while they were in doing their thing. I checked the weather last night, like I always do, and today, here, it was suppose to be partly cloudy. Well, as we were loading up and ready to leave and it was flurying a little. We sort of laughed about it. By the time we got to the Alabama line, it was coming down hard and sticking. The driver in front of me was fish-tailing and could not make it up a small hill. He pulled over, we pressed on. Needless to say, it was a slow drive, but by the time we left church, the roads were fine. About a half an hour later, you would never know it had snowed. I had John take a few pictures to show his Dad what we had driven through and I thought I would put it up on the blog.  Hope you had a Happy Monday!


March Almost Gone…

March 26, 2009

So many things to post…so little time.  Before my battery camera went, I actually had taken pictures and mean to post.  The first post I wanted to write was a “Signs of Spring” post. 

Signs of Spring, early March, 2009

We had some beautiful Spring-like days in the beginning of March.  The girls love to make beautiful mud cakes.  That is, they take the dirt and dress it up with beautiful greens and flowers.  MaryEllen very much likes pretty things.  I cannot wait until she is old enough to help decorate the house.  It will always be pretty with her around.

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We took a walk down to the creek.  It was warm!  (The weather, not the creek).  We found our usual little snail shells, “Indian money,” and a nice piece of bark with some growth on it. 


We went out and picked some lovely daffodils. 


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A few days later, my next post would have been titled, “SNOW!”


Not just any snow, FIVE INCHES!!!  Down here in Bodenburg, that is extremely rare!  Kevin went outside and told me there was about 4 inches.  My reply, “No there’s  not.”   Boy was I wrong.  Joe went out with a ruler.  It was beautiful and lasted a few days. 

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On to present things…Joe has been plowing.  We have a pumpkin patch plowed, a regular garden space, and a large space for the children to plant watermelon and gourds.  We’ll see how they do with weeding this year.  They insist (as they do every year) that they will keep up with the weeding.  We’ll see. 

Perhaps I need to go out right now and get pictures of the girls with the blooms.  I saw that the iris plants have buds on them.    Also we had a tremendous amount of rain yesterday.  We have a pond in Frisky’s field and the side stream is running hard and fast, perhaps harder and faster than it has since before we moved here.  The damn burst!  With that went all of Joe’s plumbing to the old water system.  Generally that is how we water the pumpkin patch.  I have no doubt that he’ll come up with something else.

One more story and then I must go.  I had a customer here for a tax return.  She was a 72 year old lady.  The children were told not to come into the school room (also my office) while the person was here.  Never-the-less, right in the middle of the tax return the door opened slowly.  I then see a little arm and hand holding underpants.  A little voice said, “Mama, can you help put these on?”  Charlotte was naked from the waist down.  I had to excuse myself to go help her.  What a humbling moment.  The client didn’t mind, but I know my face was a lovely shade of red.

Today’s Snow

March 8, 2008

How exciting!  We were really expecting flurries like we always get, but we awoke to the most snow we have seen since living here in Tennessee.  The children got to sled on snow instead of grass for a change.   Joe went out and took video of them sledding.  Then they came in and made snow ice cream (thanks to Mr. Tolf who told them how.)  I hope the neighbors were not planning on sleeping in because the boys were out before 6 a.m.  Personally, I was looking forward to sleeping in, but with her brothers outside, Charlotte insisted that she go as well, so snow pants and boots had to be found.  Just before 7 a.m. it was still snowing, so I went (in my slippers) on the porch to take a few shots.

08-march-snow.jpg   (Oops, more picture problems.  I’ll put a few more up when I figure out what the problem is. 

What to do When…

March 2, 2008

…it is March 2nd and 75 degrees out side…

Play Ring Around the Rosy

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 Climb the fences and play with the horses

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