Monday, March 24, 2014

Peaches and other stuff

I am hating this cold weather again. I am hoping and praying that this cold weather does not kill the peaches. We took a ride down to Candor NC to see if the peach trees were blooming yet and they were. They are glorious. I can already taste a big sweet juicy peach.

I love peaches fresh, in cobblers, and in ice cream. I hope that it does not get as cold as they say but the farmer said there was a frost this morning here but we do live a little farther north than Candor. 

I am still doing my photo contest. This time I am doing two different ones and I am having a lot of fun with it.It keeps me thinking and planning how to get the perfect picture. Some of my favorites have been the moon.

Do you see the man on the moon?

I found 4 men faces on this moon it is so crazy. I never knew that you could see a man's face on the moon until now. I also love the close up of the my calf.

This next picture is of a house at the end of my road. I have loved this house every since I laid eyes on it. The prompt today was style and since I have no style, I went with my style of house I want to own and live in. 

I love this house. There is not a lot I would change about it even like it is. 

I could see this on my farm or if I found a house like this and had the money to fix it up I would buy it. I think it is so sad to see a house like this to just fall in. Oh well maybe one day. 


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Special Delivery

I had the best day ever!! It has been a great spring day. The best part I had a special delivery from my Aunt Melba. I asked her to make me a bonnet. I love old fashion things and antiques even though I don't have a lot of them. She did not only make me a bonnet but an apron to.
I am trying to figure out the best way to display them in my house.

She also sent me a picture of my grandma. I received this beautiful frame for Christmas and it was perfect for grandma's picture. She is so beautiful. 
I have been enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having I am really dreading it cooling off. I don't think it is going to get as cold as they thought or I hope they are wrong. I don't want anymore winter weather. I don't really want more rain but I will take what the Lord gives us. I took a few pictures trying out macro on my camera. 

Bradford Pear


We also took a ride out to Candor to see the peach trees blooming. I have picked peaches at the farm before and they were delicious. I hope that the cold does not hurt them and the peaches are plentiful.  
Peach trees

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Keeping your mouth shut????

Do you ever wish that you could keep your mouth shut? You would think after almost 47 years of life that a person could learn to keep their mouth shut. I have said so many things and five minutes after it come out of my mouth I am like "Why?"

I have said things that make people really mad and then I worry that I have made that person mad and end up apologizing over and over.  I have said things that make people really sad. I have said things that make people question my intelligence. I have said things that when I get home alone I run everything back through my mind trying to remember if I said anything wrong. I have prayed to keep my mouth shut but God can not always put his hand over my mouth. Sometimes I say something that I have no idea that it is going to make the other person mad or upset. 

I just need to keep my mouth shut. Always think before I speak so that I can live with what I said with out feeling guilty for what my mouth let fly out. 

I guess that I might learn one day but for now I will not worry about it any longer. I will just pray and hope that what came out of my mouth will be forgotten and life will go on. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My weekend

I have been slack on blogging . I have started a blog almost everyday since the last entry but would end up deleting it. I even posted one for about 5 minutes only coming back and deleting it. I have a few things I want to share today though. First thing this past week was the 21st anniversary of my dads death. You never know how even after this long it will make you have a sad day. My dad passed away on March 12, 1993. It is still had for me to believe sometimes that he never got to see on of his wonderful grandsons. He would be in hog heaven having 6 grandsons that love the outdoors.

6 grandson

Frank, my dad, and me

The blog I wrote and deleted was about Clay and him dropping his ipod and cracking the screen again after about 2 weeks. We had it fixed and went and bought him a new 40 dollar case that lasted about the same amount of time. Clay kept taking the case off and on until he broke the case to where it had to be threw away. So depressing on how many things get broke and tore up but that is the life and day of Fragile X.

Also this week I dedicated myself back to exercising and tracking my food on my fitness pal. I did good for 4 days in a row and I did not lose anything and got very upset and aggravated with myself falling back into eating bad, Friday night and Saturday. I am back on track today and I want to get my measurements to keep track of that to. A dear friend of mine that I follow her blog and on face book has been on track and inspiring me. She has 4 small children and has found time to exercise. She inspired me to try the couch to 5 k app but I can not jog or run the amount of time that is required to do this even on day 1. I really need to lose some more weight to get to the point where I can jog or run.

My little sister that is not little anymore but a great sister, mom and wife. She had her 41st birthday on March 14. She shares her birthday with our nephew Jack. Seth , Frank and I face-time with her on her birthday.

My Sister and her family

On March 14 2014 around 9:30 p.m. something tragic happened. A young girl that Seth went to school with was killed in a car wreak. She was a beautiful and full of life. She is the wagon masters Odell Hussey granddaughter and has became a sweet young friend to me on face book.  She was going to college and following her dreams. She loved to hunt, fish and she dearly loved her animals. She has a pet squirrel named Twitchy, a pet heifer cow that she could ride on her back, a cat and her baby goats. She also loved horses.
I loved seeing her bright and cheerful post on fb everyday several times a day like a young person should. She will be missed by so many. This makes you want to hug your children a little closer, and always remind them no matter how many times they roll their eyes at you that you love them and to be careful!
Stacie on her cow Nova

Stacie and her baby goats

Stacie and twitchy

Just go With the Flow of life, live for the moment, and take it all in, because once its gone, its gone. It just becomes another memory of the past♥  October 24, 2013 By: Stacie Williams

 We had a wonderful day on Saturday March 15. My brother and his family came for a visit and to celebrate his little boy "Jack" Jasper Augustus Thomas 4th birthday. Jack had been wanting to have a 4-wheeler birthday so we invited him to come and spend the day on our farm. I found out what he wanted to eat hot dogs and cup cakes. So I fixed his what he wanted.We had a great time making Jack the center of attention for the day. We took him on a hay ride, let him drive the mule, see all the animals on the farm, climb up in the tree stand, and sit on the four-wheeler. We offered to let him ride it to but he did not want to.

Having a cup cake
opening present

On the bobcat

On the hay ride

Judson on the hay ride

Jack on 4-wheeler

Jack and his dad in the tree-stand

Judson picking flowers in the pasture
Well that about sums up my weekend. Me and the boys went to Sunday school this morning and are planning on laying around being lazy on this raining day. 

Hope you enjoyed and have a bless day.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Day light Savings time

I have not had a lot to say lately on my blog. I would love to come up with something everyday but there is not a lot to write about that would have much interest to any one. We have enjoyed these warm days we finished our grape vines today. I did not have my camera with me to take a picture but I will try to get it tomorrow. I did get out and walked around in my yard and took some picture of all the different places I have daffodils or buttercups which ever one you call them.
A bunch of double ones in my wash tub

A bunch at the bottom of our big tree.

a bunch between two maple trees
Went fishing at the pond and saw some army helicopters

Farm and Seth pressure washed today

a bunch under the dogwood tree
Some at a bare spot under the trees

These were covered with leaves I racked them off after I took the picture

Like I said I don't have much. I hope you enjoyed my little touch of spring.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Things I want for the farm

Getting excited we bought some muscadine grape vines to plant. We got some post to put them and  now to wait to the weather clears up again. I love when we buy new stuff for the farm. We are talking about so many things we want to add to the farm this year. I for sure want a dog. I want a greenhouse, some honey bees, a building to clean out my closets and get my house organized. I want a tiller, some trash cans full of potting soil, lots of seeds to plant. I want some of the old timey seeds like the cox combs, touch me nots, and bachelor buttons. I want a female persimmon tree and one more blueberry bush. I am ready to work in my garden and get some flowers in the ground. I want to start my herb garden again and brings some new rocks and dirt in an existing flower bed.
my post for the grapes

my grapes
But today it rained most of the day and then we had some sleet.
out my front door.

on my front steps.

Well maybe spring will come soon. I think we might get some more wintry weather Thursday. We will see.

Saturday, March 1, 2014


Well it is Saturday, March 1, 2014. Nothing grand to me. I have not done worth a crap on losing any more weight since before Christmas. My pity party is still happening way to often. I need to pray more and try to   " Believe" that God has a plan for me and it is not to just sit here in the house wallowing in my pity.  I have the same old problem.  I have thrown my exercise to the wayside, not eating to healthy in the last few months and the fact that I have not had any adult contact other than my husband, and in laws to have a healthy conversation with. Not saying I don't enjoy talking to them but I miss having work friends to talk to, or a phone friend. I know I am a needy person sometimes I am first to admit this. I like being social even when it is talking about nothing at all.

It has helped me to write in my blog, and I love doing face book even though sometimes I feel like people get tired of chatting with me on there. I love friends to talk to. I think I inherited this from my dad. He always had friends or talked to his family. I miss him!!
This is the last family picture that was taken of my parents before my dad remarried and before he passed away. He will be dead 21 years this March 12. Where has time gone? I miss him so much! 

Alright tears are rolling now maybe I need a good cry but I just don't want to cry. Have a good day.