Monday, January 16, 2017

Went on a hike

It has been a while since the boys agreed to go on a hike in the woods with hills every since we fell down Morrow Mountain. We decided to go to Troy Lake Park and walk 4 miles. I was so proud of Seth. He lead us the whole way with his walking stick and he did not get anxious or scared.

We had a great time and even worked up a little sweat. It was a nice day to be outs since we have all had a cold and the Farmer is still coughing. It makes it harder for him to get rid of a cold working in the dusty chicken houses also the fact that it is 90* in the houses with little biddies.

I hope this means that we will get to take more hikes this year and that the boys will enjoy and not complain.


Seth way ahead and the Farmer

Seth leading us

Me and Seth

Clay loves to throw rocks in the water

Thanks for stoping by.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

FOOD, Freezing rain, sleet and snow....

Well the first week of the new year has not started off as planned. I was all prepared to get back on track with my eating/counting calories. Also started my new exercise program  Hammer and Chisel. I have eaten horrible and have not kept track of my food intake because it has been that bad. I have been eating Toll House Chocolate chip cookies the refrigerator kind that you bake. I have had chips, chips and salsa with melted cheese. Biscuits and jelly good homemade blackberry jelly from my friend. And today I had Krispy Kream doughnuts. Am I suppose to be on a diet or eating healthy? What happen to me? Like before I have kept up the exercise like a good little exerciser, but the healthy eating went down the drain. I was so happy that for most part I only gained a little over a pound for the holidays. Since January 1 I have gained another pound. Actually I am not sure my scales are right I think the battery is just about dead


No I did not eat all the ones that are gone but I helped a lot!

Well all of this cold weather has made it so easy to eat. Also the boys have had some cold with mostly snot but I feel like I am catching some of it today. My throat is a little sore feeling. We have a new flock supervisor or we call him a chicken man. He went bear hunting and brought us some bear meat. I cooked it and made a big pot of veggie/bear soup and it was so yummy!

bear meat yummy!
I have also been crocheting trying not to snack so much. I made a few more messy bun hats 
My first crochet flower

made this for a friend

made a pair of fingerless gloves

Made these for my friends.

Now to get to the snow, sleet and freezing rain. I so wanted some pretty snow. I love to watch big snowflakes falling to the ground but it all started as freezing rain and sleet. During the night and until 12 noon the next day it snowed. Not a big accumulation but it did snow. 


End of the chicken house

Farmer taking the bobcat to clear the driveway

Ice on the pecan trees

Mama cow

I tried to get Jimmy to look but this is all I got out of him

Sun and snow across the pasture



Farmer working

Farmer working


Farmer working




Bird feeders in the snow only word came for a picture

House in the snow

My grapevine tree and snowman

My little snowman in the snow
I am ready for it to get a little warmer this 9* at night is to cold. Hope everyone stays warm.
Thanks for stoping by.





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Christmas with family

We had Christmas with my sister and her family and my brother and his family on Monday after Christmas. We had a wonderful time with food, gifts and lots of talk. I hate that the kids are growing up so fast. Mine are 24 and 21 my sisters are 15 and 13 and my brothers are 7 and 4. I just hope that we will keep up the family get together even after everyone is grown. Here are a few pictures.

My brother and his family with Mason, Tyler, Dennis and Farmer in the background

My sister

The farmer teaching Judson how to shoot his bow

My brother teaching Jack how to shoot his bow

The race is on

Mason

Tyler

Jack and Judson

Clay

Mason and Seth

Dennis trying out the bow 

Cindy, Randy and Me
Christmas with the Farmers family was on Friday before Christmas. His sister and her family had to have christmas at her house so we did not get to see them. My nephews got to come home from deployment for Christmas so that was nice for them. 

Me and my mother in law

Pops and Seth

Mamaw and Clay

Family

Farmer and his mom

Oh yeah on Christmas day a beautiful red bird hit the truck and stunned himself. You know what they say a red bird is a visitor from heaven. 


Today is January 1st and I hope this is the beginning of Change and Hope. Hope was the other word that was talking to me to take on for the year because it is so easy for us to lose Hope. I am hoping that 2017 brings so much joy, happiness and God filled days. Did you all eat your traditional new year day food consisting of pork, collards, black eyed peas, and cornbread. 


I was lazy this year pork chops from crockpot, peas from a can, collards from a can and jiffy cornbread muffins.
Oh well it was good. Our collard did not do good in the garden this year. I am hoping next year will be better for them also. Well I turned this into a long post with lots of pictures. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 


Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year 2017...

My word from last year was Absolve. I feel like I have used this in my life through out the year. I have let go of a lot of things and promised myself to try to let go and move on. I have been thinking and praying for a week on deciding what this years word will be. I have finally decided on Change: 

Change:
verb
  1. 1
    make or become different.
    "a proposal to change the law"
  2. 2
    take or use another instead of.
    "she decided to change her name"
noun
  1. 1
    the act or instance of making or becoming different.
    "the change from a nomadic to an agricultural society"
2
coins as opposed to paper currency.
"a handful of loose change"
synonyms:coins, loose/small change, silverMore






I really want to make change in 2017. In the past I have made little changes but I have not completed all that I need to do. I want to put God in my life first before anything else. I want him to be my first thought when I wake up and my last thought before I go to bed. I want my body to change and I want to be healthy, slimmer and less aches and pains. 

I have set some goals for 2017:

  • I am going to read the bible through again
  • Track my food better
  • Drink a gallon of water a day
  • Eat at least 1 veggie a day (try for lots more)
  • Eat at least 1 fruit a day
  • Walk 10,000 steps a day. (really would like to walk/jog/run the 5k next spring)
  • Limit time on computer
  • Try to get rid of some clutter
Hope all is good with everyone. 
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Friends....

Do you have a really good friend? Friends are hard to come by and I have been through several in my life. Friends come and go and leave special places in our hearts and memories while other well if we can not say something nice it is better not to say anything. My friend I have right now is the best we have known each other for several years but in the last 3 to 4 years we have gotten really close. We text about everyday. We are devotional buddies, exercise buddies, and motivation buddies. She is a good christian friend that has helped me become a better person. I have gotten closer with God with her.

Here we are after exercise. 

Well is everyone ready for Christmas? I am I am really trying to stay in the spirit this year and so far so good. with 4 days until Christmas I thankful for the blessing that God has given me all year. Merry Christmas and God bless you all. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Made a Messy Bun Hat!

Well I am a big Facebook fan and I love keeping up with family and friends on there. Well I have been seeing a crochet hat on there and I just wanted to try it. So I did.

The hole in top is for you bun to stick out.

My hair is so baby fine I don't really have a messy bun



My mother in law did this. I really look like my dad. 
Not much going on around here. Trying to finish getting ready for Christmas. We sell chickens Tuesday night and I am so glad. I have been keeping up with my exercise. I have one more week of 21 day fix.  I start my new beach body dvd the day after Christmas. This is the day my family is suppose to come for christmas so I might have to wait until Tuesday. I don't know yet. 

Well I will try to post again soon. Thanks for stoping by.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Anniversary, Hair and other stuff.

Tomorrow I will be married to the Farmer for 27 years! Where does the time go? The day we got married it was sleeting and freezing rain. It was a mess but beautiful. We only had a handful of people to make it the wedding which included mostly of the Farmer's family that lived in the area. Every one made it safely and no one slide down afterwards. We did not get to go anywhere for our honeymoon by six o'clock there was no power and everything in the area had closed. Tomorrow is suppose to be cold but no sleet in the forecast. I am hoping that we will go out to eat and do a little stocking stuffing christmas shopping. 

I have been feeling really lonely and down since Thanksgiving. I know a lot of it has to do with this time of the year missing my parents and grandparents. Time changing and it getting dark so early. I would love to have a new hair do. I just love this! I know I have natural dark brown hair but it is turning gray really fast. I have to color it every nine weeks by then my roots are so bad I can not stand it anymore. It is getting close to the time to color it now. The only thing holding me back from doing this is the gray, the cost and I would never be able to style it like this. The older I get the thiner my hair gets. Also the fact I have never had this light of hair, and I never fix my hair anymore since I am a stay at home mom/housewife. So this makes me feel like it would be a waste of money. I think it is just a woman thing but I like to change the way I look ever so often and it has been over 4 years since I have made any drastic hair changes. The last time I cut my hair off really short. I don't really want to do that I like my long hair but the ends really need a trim they are so thin and have dead ends.  I don't know I really love this hair. What do you all think? 


I am on my 5th day of 21 day fix. I have been so sore in my thighs and but that I have hardly been able to sit or walk. I have worked off some of the pain today I have been feeling a little less. I am working really hard to lose 5 lbs to 8lbs before January. I bought me a new pair of leggings yesterday. They are blue and have elephants on them. I have never owned a pair of print leggings. I try not to enhance my big but but I just thought these were so cute. Now I have got to find me a long top to wear with them. 

Well I guess I will close here. I might write another entry tomorrow to let you know more about my anniversary. Thanks for stopping by.