Sunday, August 30, 2015

As August Ends...

Tomorrow is the last day of August. School has started back around here and I am thankful once again that my children are out. I do have to admit that I do sometimes miss teaching and I have been praying if I should go back to college and finish my Special Ed Teaching degree. I just don't know if it is what I should do. I don't want the stress worrying about passing the praxis test over again that including math. I hate math and I am horrible at it. I have considered getting a 4 year degree in Birth thru Kindergarten or even in social service. I just don't know what God's plan is for me and I am not trying to rush him. I know right know that I am suppose to be with my boys and that is what I am doing.

As this month ends I can not help but to think about my mom. August 28 made 22 years that my mom left this earth to be with God in Heaven. I still miss her everyday.

My beautiful mom!!


It is so dry around here. Our pastures are brown with little grass for the cows to eat. We have been buying feed to help them out. There is a chance of rain tonight and tomorrow praying that we get some. Here lately it has been splitting us and going around us. Oh well God will send it when he thinks we need it.

I have not taken many pictures lately just have not been in the mood. I have been walking a lot. A friend of mine wanted to walk a 100 miles for the month of August I have accomplished this. As of tomorrow I should have 107 miles if everything works out. I am so proud of myself. I have lost 2 more pounds making it 5 pounds for August. Yay for me!!  My bible reading is still coming along good. I am on day 308 and I am still enjoying it everyday. I can feel myself being a happier person. It is hard somedays and I really have to work at it. God is good and he helps me find the up in my
downs.
Seth walked a mile with me this morning.




I have plans to go and pick grapes on September 8 with Grandma 94, and her sister and my cousins wife, the same ladies that went with me to pick strawberries. I am excited I love grapes.

Well I will end here and I hope to get some grape picking pictures.
Thanks for stopping by. God Bless.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Photography, Weight loss, and Walking...

I have got to start practicing with my photography again. Every since I took the photography class I have stopped taking pictures of wildlife, my favorite passion. I have been taking pictures of little white churches but I have slowed down doing that. We have been seeing a lot of deer and I hope this means a great deer season for Farmer. Our deer meat lasted until May this year and that was great. I hope that the Farmer gets plenty again this season. I got a picture of two fawns that we have been seeing over close to Troy NC. They are so cute. I did not get them standing together but here they are. 





I was surprised that they turned out clear. I have noticed lately every other picture I take is blurry. Like the picture I posted last post. We went over to the pasture a couple of days ago and we have been noticing two hawks flying around and catching grasshoppers or something. But overtime I have been lately I have not had my camera with me. Well yesterday when we went I had my camera and I got a picture of one of them sitting in the grass eating. 


Isn't beautiful


A butterfly on a wildflower in the pasture
I tried to load a video of all of the grasshopper jumping in the pasture but it will not upload. I have never put a video on here before not sure how to do it. 


Well I am proud to announce that I finally got under 200 pounds. I am so proud of myself and I truly hope that I can keep the scale moving in the right direction. 



I have been trying to walk a little more and eat a lot more veggies. I walked 5 miles Saturday.



I have two prayer request. My moms sister in law is not doing good. She is very sick with COPD and other health issues. Also please pray for the Farmer's uncle. He has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and has only been given 7 to 17 months to live. 

Thank you for stopping by. 





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Deer, Hawk, Moon and weight loss

We have been seeing a lot of deer even in this hot weather. I have been trying to get some pictures of them but I either don't have my camera or I am so excited I can not get a clear picture.
deer made with phone

another deer made with phone

a group of bucks made with my camera but I was to excited and trying to hurry so it is blurry

Look at his horns!!

A hawk landed in the tree right in from of us but he would not move his head out from behind the leaves


More deer made phone.

I also got some really good pictures of the full moon the other night. 


I have been dieting and walking like crazy again I really wish sometimes I was not so competitive. I have walked a blister on my toe today. I managed to get a little over 6 miles in today. I also got 21,852 steps in today. I am wore out. I have lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I am so pleased that the scales have finally moved. I just hope that I will keep it up!! 

Well thanks for stopping by. 
God bless