Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cheerful Colors

I found this single pillowcase a long time back at the thrift store. As I changed our bedding this morning, I thought it would be appropriate to use. Love the colors, and the cardinal is one of my favorite birds.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Belated Thanksgiving Pictures

It's been three weeks since Thanksgiving, but here's a sampling of what we enjoyed eating that day.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rain Water Rinse

This morning, I put a big load of towels on the line to dry. Later on, in the afternoon, I took hubby to the truck in the neighboring town. Showery clouds were forming in the area. The towels on the line at home were the furthest thing from my mind. I plumb forgot they were there. After I dropped him off, I went to wallyworld. As I left there after a bit, I saw this to the east, where our little town is.

I drove in some sprinkles on the way home. Came into town, and everything looked drenched, like the main part of that shower went right through town. As I pulled up to the house .... there they were, my towels on the line! Well, they were "a little damp" to say the least, but I just left them out there. It showered off-and-on all afternoon. It got awfully windy one time. Finally in the evening, I went out to bring them in, that's when I took this photo. I expected them to be damp at the least, soggy at the most. But they were basically DRY. A little ruffled around the lines from the wind, but dry. I was glad! I was prepared to use the dryer, but instead was just able to fold them and put them away. "WHEW" But I'm really not upset about it ... we need the rain awfully bad! And we're thankful for every drop, praise God.


A few days ago I got some "mini" planting containers from Tractor Supply. The one on the left is supposed to be cactus, and the one on the right is supposed to be butterfly plant. So we will see. I DO NOT HAVE A GREEN THUMB. Gardening and flowers have been excruciating trials the last few years. This is about my speed. You can't see in the picture, but on the left is an African Violet that a lady gave me a start of a few years back, and it has done pretty good. Even with my forgetting to water a lot of the time. To the right is a green plant of some kind that our pastor's wife gave to me recently, it's supposed to be easy to take care of. So here by my kitchen window sill is the extent of my "plant" hobby. Now to see if those seeds will sprout.