Sunday, August 26, 2018


Tomorrow I am going to start making big changes. I have been off the praising Jesus and getting healthy wagon fo way to long now. I have got to chase the devil out of my house and fight all my cravings for food and start craving God and his word more. I read a great devotion on Friday that talked straight to my heart.

The bible devotion and this bible verse is telling me that it is time to get my act back together and stop talking about it. 

Romans 7:15-25 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. 19 For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. 20 Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.
21 I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. 22 For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.

I know it is going to be hard to stop snacking on unhealthy foods. I have found a new candy bar that I want every day. a Kit Kat dark. This to must leave my life except maybe once a month. 
I will begin tomorrow and I will keep you updated. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wow what a week...

It is only Thursday and this has been a doozy of a week. Monday was not to bad. It was probably the better of the days. Tuesday I went out to a moms night out by the pool. I am really thinking about starting going to the moms night out group/bible study. I really need something to get me out fo the house again. Well went  I got home my youngest son was all out of sort. He does this once in a while. I feel like he did not get his beach vacation out. He loves the beach and this year was not like our normal vacation. He is the calmest he ever is when he is at the ocean.

His second favorite thing is going to Brookgreen Gardens and seeing the sheep. There is always one sheep that comes into the stable and sees him. Well this summer they did not stay open for the cool summer evening. We had to go early for the place closed. 

Well he has been wanting to pack and go back to the beach. He stayed up all night or until 5:00 am and then he went to sleep and slept until 10 this next morning. He had a good day but then he got wild again that evening he cried it out and after that he seemed to feel better. It is so hard when you don't know what is wrong with your children no mater how old they get. 

Here are a few pictures from our pool party. I only got pictures of the food and just a few of the moms. 

Wow I started this post a while back and did not finish it. Here it is Wednesday of the next week and I am feeling as low as I was the week before. I feel like everyone has days, weeks or longer were they are down in the dumps and can not pull themselves out of it. I feel in between being happy and who gives a crap mood. I can not pin point just one specific thing that is making me feel this way but it is there nagging on me in my mind. Making me feel like a failure and who really cares? I know my husband and children love me and I have others family member that dont want to see anything happen to me. But the question is "Who really cares?" Everyone is busy in their own lives and family and don't have time to stop. Our society has become hooked on stuff that is going bad in this world. Things to destroy people their livelihood and God. You have to watch what you say, how you handle yourself in public. Animals are more important than humans (saying sometimes there are more laws to protect an animal than a child). I will pull myself out of this slump just like I always do. I feel like I am getting lazy. I don't care myself because I feel like no one else does. I am going to get a hair cut tomorrow maybe that will help my feelings that is if I don't chicken out. I am tired of exercising. I am tired of not being. I feel like I have fell through the cracks and no body is looking for me. Oh well I will pray. God is always there for me and he loves me and that is what counts the most.  

Sorry for the rant but I needed to get it off my chest. If you read this far I am good and God loves me!! 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Long time....

I have not posted in a long time. It seem like nothing has been going on around my place lately. Then I started thinking I have a few things to share. Are garden did good for a while. I made so many pickles this year. I thought I had pictures of some of my pickles but I don't. I made my aunts dill pickles, and i found a gherkins sweet pickle recipe and me and my husband have almost eaten all of them. I also made 3 gallons of 3 month pickles that will be sweet when I finish them in 3 months. I also tried something new I spiraled some yellow squash and some zucchini and froze them.

Yellow spiral squash
I went and bought me some tomatoes from a local farm that sells to the public I bought 3 25lb boxes and made spaghetti sauce

Peeling the tomatoes 

Canning the spaghetti sauce

some of the sauce 
Our blueberries produce a lot this year I froze 3 gallons of them.
Here is 1 of the gallons of blueberries

I canned some green beans this year also. 
Oh if forgot that I planted my first ever egg plant and it has one baby egg plant on it.

Well I guess that is enough about canning and freezing. I started a new diet planned with Beach body called 2B Mindset. I did really well on it until vacation and I have got to get started back Monday. I have not lost 1 single pound this year. I can not tell any different in my body even doing exercise everyday. I bought myself a cricut explore air 2. I am excited about it. I bought several tank tops to make I tried my first one the yesterday.

Here is the practice card I made

Here is my first tank I made
We went to the beach and we had a great time The pictures are the same as the ones from the past. We are creatures of habit around here. We went to Brookgreen Gardens and to Huntington beach State park. The week was nice it rained about everyday but God was good to us and we got 4 hours a day on the beach with sun everyday except Friday. I was so grateful. Here is our yearly family beach picture 

Well that about catches me up I am going to try hard to do better with this blog. I have gotten lazy on doing most anything. I feel guilty because there are so many things I need to do and I just don't seem like I have enough time in the day or the motivation to get it done. It has been so hot that I have not wanted to do anything. I am not really in a funk but a lot has been going on. The Farmers sister had an heart attack at age 49. She is mostly a healthy person non smoker and non drinker. She had blockage and had stents put in  and had to have a pacemaker put in. She is dong better but please keep her in your prayers 

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, June 15, 2018

Quick post....that turned long

Well things are going alright around here. We are having hard time to get our tomatoes to live out at Grandmas house. We have lost several of plants that looks like they got a blight. We figured from all of the rain and humidity we have been having. The tomatoes at our house are doing good. they are pretty and have tomatoes on them.  We have little cucumber coming on and squash. Our half runner beans are so pretty I really hope they do well I am planning on selling them if they do.

tomatoes and peppers
Row of strike beans at our house 
We have 2 rows of strike beans at grandmas house we should have plenty of beans if the hot weather don't hurt them and if we keep getting some rain along.

The Farmer giving the tomatoes some shake and feed

I am trying one egg plant I have never grown one. I hope it does well
Half runner beans
We have 2 rows of half runner beans they are blooming but no beans yet
The farmer got our first harvest of cucumbers and yellow squash today. 

I checked the persimmon trees they are loaded with little green persimmons. I hope that I have another bumper crop this year. 

We have wild blackberries growing on the fence. The Farmer and I picked a small basket today. 

These are growing up into the cedar tree.

Here are the blackberries we picked today.

I got a ladies night out with Joytime and the church lady friends. We had a great time. We went and ate at the steak house in Randleman. I had a filet with sautéed veggies and a baked sweet potato. It was so yummy. The Joytime event was at Adaumont Farm in Trinity. 

Here is a picture of the place I borrowed from their page on FB. 
Big Daddy Weave was there I love his music

Here we are outside the barn in the picture. 
It was beautiful. Well I guess I better close here this quick post is getting long. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 1, 2018


Well I was planning on writing a blog about how the garden was coming along even with all the rain we have been having lately. I finally got out today without rain and forgot to take pictures of the garden. Sometimes I really worry about my mind and being so forgetful. But don't they say when you think something is wrong with your memory there probably isn't. I hope that this is true. I feel to young to be having problems but I guess it can affect you at any age. Oh well this is getting off track of gardening.

I have taken some pictures of the flowers in the yard.

My Yarrow blooming

My hollyhock  are almost ready to bloom

Hollyhock  opened and it is white
Finally made it back to the the farm house (aka grandmas old house)  to get pictures of the garden out there.
tomato, strike green beans cucumber and squash 

tomato, strike green beans cucumber and squash 

Potatoes and onions

Half runner green beans

The pictures are not the best sun was not in the best place but so happy to see it after all the rain. Well thanks for stoping by.