Thursday, April 30, 2015

About nothing...

I have been trying to come up with a blog entry for a few days. I have started a few and then deleted them. There has not been a lot going on around here. We have been fishing over at the pond about everyday. We have really been catching and releasing a lot of crappies but the cows are in the pond and I just can not eat a fish that is living in a cow pond.  I have been taking some good pictures of birds. I have a passion for taking pictures of wildlife.

Here is the daddy goose he has a sore foot.

Here is the mama goose and her goslings. 

a Green Heron at the pond

Very rare for Seagrove  a Spotted Sandpiper

Farmer caught a snapping turtle in the leg 

a water snake hanging out.

I got a picture of the first indigo bunting. I hope I to get a better one soon.

 I wish I was brave enough to get up early and go over to the pond and sit in the deer stand to see if I can catch some pictures of some wildlife. I don't know why I am scared to do that alone. I need to get brave. My photography class is going well. I am learning to use my camera better but I am just running out of things to take pictures of. You can only take so many pictures of birds, cows, and flowers. I Love my cows and taking pictures of them. I stopped by my cousins house yesterday to see if he minded if I stop by one day and take some pictures of his roosters. I hope to do this one day next week.

I am hoping that the rain will slow down. We have not even plowed our garden up yet. I hope that we have a good garden this year. We still have ground hogs living around here and they ate all of our cucumbers last year. I still want to get a picture of one of them but we ever we see him I don't have my camera with me. We are planning on planting the same kind of beans again. Those beans were so yummy and no strings.  We have eaten all of our canned tomatoes, and most of all the green beans. We have ate all of the salsa and I am just about out of sweet pickles. I am thinking about making a different kind of sweet pickles this year. My mom use to can icicle pickles and I am thinking about canning that kind this year if we have cucumbers. The garden has crimson clover in it right now and I have been taking pictures of them. I wish I had a cute little kid to sit out in the middle of it or a pet.

Isn't beautiful!
Our decoy owl. 

My in-laws cows are having calves and I have been taking some pictures of them and the donkeys. The Carolina buttercups are so beautiful in the pasture also.

Neighbors barn. I love taking pictures of this because my grandma told me when she was little she use to play here with the lady that grew up here. When they were little girls

Neighbors donkey in the stable

Jenny and Valentine

our fence and stable

me and Clay

a little black kitty has been visiting I wish it was young and I could tame it.

In-laws calves

in-laws calf

Jenny and Valentine in the barn

Oh yeah my diet is not going very well but I am still reading my bible daily, and going to my women bible study group. I am reading a new book "Made to Crave" Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food by Lysa Terkeurst. I am hoping that this will be what I am seeking.

I have been really enjoying the beautiful weather, fishing and taking pictures.  Thanks for stoping by...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Fishing and other things.....

I love spring time because it is warm enough to get out and enjoy the outdoors without melting. We have went fishing twice this week. The crappies are bitting good. I love to go fishing when the fish are biting.

I have been trying to take some good pictures around the house for spring. I have been trying to write this blog post for 3 days and I am just now getting it done on this rainy morning even though my house could stand a good cleaning from being outside all week. 

Well thanks for stoping by.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I am 48.....

I turned 48 years old yesterday. I want to know how did I get so old so fast? I know it is not that old but I still wonder where time goes. I promise that after age 40 the years click off faster than ever. I  had a pretty good day. I made myself a sour cream coconut cake but I think the cake mix was old because the cake did not rise like it should and I was not impressed with it. I received a lot of birthday wishes and kind words on Facebook and I loved everyone of them. I even got a few phone calls. The teacher and one of my students called me, my sister called me and we talked like we use to. It was the best gift ever to get to visit with her and my brother. I also got a call from my Aunt Betty which was a nice surprise. My best friend that I have not talked to in a while called me and talked to me also. This made my day complete for calls and birthday wishes. By the way she talked she is finally happy and maybe getting her life together after two bad relationships. I really hope that it is true. I miss my friend. We grew apart when I went to work and we are just know reconnecting.

I had a good day with my family. The farmer has been so busy that I did not see him much but we took a family ride and got us some Hardee's. I love their thick burgers and it was delicious. I have been eating like there is no tomorrow. I have got to stop. I purchased the Super Shred Book by Dr. Ian and I am going to start the diet Monday. We get chickens tomorrow and Friday so that means in 9 1/2 weeks until vacation and I want to be slimmer before we go. I really feel like I can make this commitment the diet is only for 4 weeks so I am looking forward to getting my mind back on track. I really am needing to try something new.

I ordered me some new walking shoes. They are suppose to come tomorrow so am I looking forward also to get back to walking. I need to exercise 40 minutes a day with this new program and I was in some desperate need for some better shoes. I am hoping that these will wear as good as the first pair I bought when I had plantar fasciitis before and they were wonderful! I also started my photography class today. I am looking forward to this new adventure in my life. I want to learn to take better photos before we go on vacation also.

I am entering a new photo contest and I am hoping to win or at least get a calendar page this year. So far I am not to pleased with my photos.

Here are a few I am considering what do you all think?
I love this picture of Jimmy!

I took this the other day near Norwood.

a new white calf not long after it was born.

Well thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Telling my Brother bye for now.....

Had a great day yesterday!! We spent the day at my brothers houses telling him farewell as he and his family are moving out to Tennessee. I really am proud of him and my sister for their families. They have both done good for their selves and their family. Mama and daddy both would be so proud of their children and grandchildren. I tried to capture pictures of all us but you know how that goes not everyone will always cooperate. We had beautiful weather, pizza and great family time. I am so happy that I got to spend time with all of them. Great family time!
Me and my sister

Me my brother, and sister

My sister me and sister in law

my brother, my son and brother in law

my brother and me

Me and my sisters boys
My brother's older son eating on Oreo

Me and my brother's little boy and my son
The farmer, my brother and my brother in law

What a great day. My Birthday month is looking better and better. A girl that has been down in the dumps really needed a gift like this. Spending a whole day with her family. Floating on Cloud nine today!!

Thanks for stoping by...

Thursday, April 9, 2015


We had a pretty good Easter. We cooked out chicken on the grill with bake beans, wild rice, and homemade biscuits. We went to the Indian Mound and enjoyed the great spring weather.
Entrance to the Indian Mound

Seth inside one of the hut

Clay and Seth in the same hut

Woodpecker has tore up this tree.

Clay looking out over the river.

Clay grinning and walking down the path

me and my boys

Had a great day!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Catch up for the week....

I feel like I have a lot to say but not sure how to blog it but here I go.....

I have been kind of out of sorts for weeks.  I had a lot of stuff on my mind every since my aunt Betty was so sick and in the hospital. The farmer's mom having pneumonia twice over the winter. My sister having her surgery and my brother informing  us that he is moving away. I have had a back pain that I am not still sure where it is coming from but is feeling much better. My granny's birthday just passed on March 29th and she would have been 103 years old if she had still been alive. It is sometimes still hard to believe that she has been died for 25 years. I miss her so much! I am frustrated that I have let 3 months go by and I am not back on track with my diet and getting healthy. I have not even cared that my friends are beating me on my fitbit tracking steps. Yesterday the farmer caught a stomach bug and is so sick.  I have just been kind of on the depressed side, down in the dumps and wanting to find my happiness. Really I know the answers are going to come to me. I pray about it daily. I was even low yesterday because I feel like I give everybody excuses all of the time.

My life is hard to explain on a blog and it is hard to explain sometimes even when I am talking to a friend or to God. Even though I know God knows all my needs I do talk to him about it. Life is does not come with a book. Life does not come with the same rules, laughter, love and daily routines that everyone else has. Life is always throwing you a curve ball and it is all how you handle it that makes the difference. I let stuff bother me and worry me that I should not worry about.

I was feeling low yesterday morning because it dawned on me I had not remembered to read and study my bible on Tuesday. Tuesday morning was kind of a crazy morning. Me and the boys had plans to go to the zoo with mamaw. When we get up and eat breakfast Clay decided he wanted to go and watch the farmer and pops get chicken manure out of the chicken houses or the "stink" as Clay calls them. So I decided to take Clay up there until time to get ready for the zoo. He was mad an aggravated the whole morning. At 10:00 we went home and got ready for the zoo. I went over and picked up mamaw and off we go. Long story short. Ended up going one way and then stuff got changed went the other way got stuck in construction where Clay proceeded to have a quick meltdown. Thought he was going to tear up the seat in the new car. Finally get to the zoo everyone happy. Had a great walk around the zoo. Go on into Asheboro to take Clay to Goodwill and get some lunch. Here are a few pictures from the zoo.
Clay, Mamaw, and Seth walking

Meet up with Cousin Donna and she went with us to see the dinosaurs

Mrs. Loin seem to be posing for her picture

Clay Mamaw and Seth Oh yeah if you notice Clay is holding his sunglasses that did not make it home because he throw them over the bridge as we were leaving. 

Got home the chicken spreader was broken down with the wheel off the hub, farmer and pops looking to find someone with parts to fix it, ending up ordering. Pops and the farmer took the boys with them to a shop to get a new tire and me and mamaw went and visited one of her friends. Got home once again and spent time with them family and watched Killing Jesus based on a book Fox news reporter Bill O'Riley wrote. Very good movie by the way and recommend if you get the Fox news network channel watch it this week end if you get a chance. Oh yeah I remembered the next day that I had gotten my bible out and followed along reading the scripture as I was watching the movie so I did not really mess up my 161 days of reading the bible. That made me feel better. 

So yesterday my aunt Shelby calls to invite me to a Easter/reunion at her farm in Durham. The weekend that she is planning it is right at the time the farmer will be getting his chickens back. So more than likely we will not be able to attend. I was invited to come with the boys or by myself and here is where the excuses come in. I use to take the boys by myself when they where little and 9 times out of 10 I would end up mad, cussing and crying thinking why????? So with that said now that they are 23 and 20 I don't take them anywhere with out help. Life is to short to even think about it because no matter what something always happens. I take them to Sunday school and that is about my limit and sometime I have question myself there. Leaving in the same state of WHY???? So with that said I don't go much of anywhere by myself. Most of the time we do everything as a family.

I know I complain sometimes that I would like to have a friend to do something with, or to just go shopping by myself. But I hate doing things by myself. I do things with friends nearby, but the farmer worries if I want to plan going so where far off.

Oh well I feel like a am rambling and this is getting long. It is amazing how much you can write and hope that it makes since without even trying. Sometimes I just talk to much. Hoping that I will soon get over this depressed phase I am going through. You know this month is my Birthday month!!

Thanks for stopping by.