Saturday, October 29, 2016

Only 9 weeks until a New Year....

I read a blog this week about 9 things to do to lose weight before the new year. The very first one is to start now and not to wait to Monday or the beginning of the month but that is what I am doing. Starting Monday morning I am going to lose another 10 pounds before the first of the year. I have been struggling all year to lose weight and promising myself that I can do this. I sat down tonight and figured out exactly what I have lost since starting the 21 day fix exercise program. I started April 11, 2016 I have done 7 rounds of it. I also got Country heat another beach body exercise and I have done 2 rounds of it. I have lost a total of all over 29 inches but only 15.2 pounds. I know why I have not lost much more weight because I do not have my eating under control. How can a person be so committed to exercise but can not stop eating?

I have purchased Faithfully Fit A 40 day devotional plan to end the yo-yo lifestyle of chronic dieting. I am hoping to blog on my journey of this devotion. Prayers that I will be successful.

The other day I was sitting outside in my swing when I heard a noise behind me. I looked real quick and there sit a Tufted Titmouse bird. This is a picture of one I took a last year. They are such interesting birds and they are very curious bird. I have been hunting with the farmer and they will fly right up to the tree stand and look at you.


Well today I was sitting in the swing and heard the same type noise at the bird made but when I look it was a chipmunk. I had my phone in my hand and snapped a picture and to my surprise I got him. He is so tiny but he is int eh middle of the leaves you have to look close. 

Well thanks for stopping by. I hope to be doing better with God, weight loss and and blogging. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016


I can not say that fall is my favorite time of the year. From now until the holidays are over I feel a little down because things will never be the same. After your grandparents and then your parent pass on family just seems to stop getting together the younger generation does not care if their children make fabulous memories with cousins. They don't care if their children have that one favorite aunt or uncle. I miss these things myself and I am nearly 50 years old. I received news this week that my uncle Carlton in getting worse and the children are trying to talk my aunt into putting him in a alzheimer care facility. She is my last aunt on my moms side of the family of 6 children. She will be 82 in December and has had health problems herself and trying to take care of her husband. It is so sad to hear of this kind of news. I am praying everyday for them to make the right decision and for God to comfort them.

Things have been going good around here. We have been getting chicken back. Gathering persimmon and pecans. I have a crisper drawer full of green peppers I need to cut up and freeze. I am a little disappointed in are salad patch this year. It is not doing good at all. The first patch we planted came up pretty and then we started getting rain and the worms eat it and it turned real yellow. So the Farmer plowed it up and planted a new one but then we had hurricane Matthew and received 5 inches of rain and it is not looking good at all. We have a few collard plants that might make something we will have to see.

I think i told you last post that we bought the Farmer's grandma's house. We have been gathering persimmons out there. I have a persimmon tree on our little farm but it is a bull and does not have persimmons. Grandma's has black walnuts which I am thinking about cracking some and making a cake. (In all honesty I don't really like the taste so probably will not happen). It has pecans trees and we have 4 on our farm this makes us now having 8 trees now. This is how many pecans we have gathered so far.

I finally got around to taking some pictures of grandma's.

The angle where the persimmon tree and pecan tree or in the yard

Old wood shed that we hope to clean out soon.

The back side of the house and the well house

Here is Blackie She will not be still for a picture. She is such a sweet kitty.

Oh yeah here is a picture of my dragon leave begonia. This little plant started off one leave about 2 inches big now look at it.

My fig tree that we planted last year has 3 figs on it but I do not think they will get rip before the first frost. 

I just realized that I am so behind blogging that my oldest son had a birthday in September. He turned 24 years old. My husband had a birthday in October he turned 52 and my youngest son has a birthday coming up in November. Here are a few pictures from Seth's 24th birthday.

Seth and the Farmer

Seth and his cool shades

Well that is about all that has been going on around here. I am looking forward to getting ready for Christmas. I will not allow myself to get down like I did last year. I am wanting to make some ornaments this year. 
Thanks for stoping by. I will give a getting healthy update soon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Catch up....

Man I am horrible at this blogging. I do enjoy it so I keep it going. Things are going pretty good around here. I have been dong better with my diet and exercise. I am in two challenge groups and hoping to seriously lose 10 pounds this month of October. I am in a Crock pot challenge where we share crockpot recipes. I love using my crockpot but I don't have a lot of meals that I cook in it so I am hoping to get some good ideas. I had to take a before picture so I thought I would share with y'all.

I have lost 50 pounds now!

I love this time of the year. The persimmons are falling and I have been gathering them and straining out the sweet pulp. I love persimmon pudding I made one with Splenda sweetener and it was good. We have so many that I am trying to sell the pulp and make myself a little spending money. 

I have picked up 3 or more of these dish pan full

Here are a few bags ready to sell.
We have been blessed to be able to buy the Farmer's grandma's house. It has 5 persimmons trees on it, a huge grape vine, black walnut trees, pecan trees a peach tree and a fig tree. Oh that reminds me my little fig tree has 3 figs on it. I thought I had a picture of the figs but I don't sorry.

Oh yeah I wanted to share a picture of Tom the cat. He was one of grandma's cats and he now lives at Pops house. He likes pops the best. We also have a black cat that still lives at grandmas house. Her name is Blackie and she has 2 kittens. I will try to get a picture of her but her kittens are not tame. I am trying to talk seth into getting a cat.

He is a sweet cat but he will not let you pick him up. 
Well I guess this is enough about nothing. Stop for stoping by.