Thursday, October 22, 2020

A Day in the Life / Thursday, October 22

 Started our morning with the Lord....

We headed down the hill around 8:30 so we could eat breakfast (at Waffle House), grab some pine flakes for the chickens at Tractor Supply and then head to the Anderson County Fairgrounds for early voting. The lines in Oak Ridge were very long but the Clinton lines were short...we were in and out in about 15 minutes...WE VOTED!!! How about you? 


We were close to Hoskins Drug Store and popped in to check it out...well, that is where we will go for breakfast from now on...they were still serving and the smells in there were wonderful!!!

We came home and fed Mom and Dad some lunch and then sat on the couch for an afternoon snooze....we have been staying up entirely too late this week watching Marvel movies :-) It's 9:30 or 10 before we get in bed.

After supper (pork chops and gravy, mixed veggies, and mac and cheese) Lanny let me drive around the hills in the MULE. This is the most beautiful place on earth...Thank you Lord for this blessing!!


My herb garden is nodding and getting ready to nap for the winter, but this sage plant is hanging on...the butterflies are everywhere right now and these beautiful yellow ones were having a time out there on the red flowers...I took a quick shot of one, but all around there were more... beautiful!!!

"Ant Man and Wasp" on the big screen tonight....

Goodnight Y'all...



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A Day in the Life / Wednesday, October 21

Quiet Time as usual... only this morning we had an extra fur baby ... Mom and Dad's dog Skipper joined us on the couch. 

We thought we might go vote today but since Home Health was coming we decided to wait and go tomorrow. 

Dad's foot wound looks much better, but his feet and legs are so swollen. We have nurse visits three days a week at this point.

Lanny and I went to town after the nurse left... we had Mom and Dad's ballots to mail (very important) and some deposits for the bank. We also ran by the store for a "few things". I love going down the hill and especially now as the leaves are starting to turn.



Lanny had to go to the church to set up the sound for the Wednesday night service. We aren't having normal services because of the virus but Pastor Steve is doing live streaming.

He just walked in and I am in the middle of a Star Trek episode so we will finish watching it and maybe go on to the next Marvel, IF we aren't too sleepy.. :-) I think it's "Infinity War" next...

Goodnight Y'all...




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Family Night, October 20

 Beautiful night, as usual...I love Family Night!!! 
I start thinking about the menu for next Tuesday as soon as everyone heads home...


A few of the men watching a game before dinner...


We had "clean out the freezer soup"...always yummy!! I figure that if we liked the food the first time around that the left overs, all put together, will be just as good...





Gathering for the prayer...










Sadie had a little homework...








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Dinner is over, company is gone, and it's time for popcorn and another Marvel...Black Panther tonight.


The puppies begging for popcorn...

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Goodnight Y'all...



A Day in the Life / Tuesday, October 20

Started the day in the usual way...do I sound like a broken record? :-) Spent our early morning hour at the feet of our Lord...

 


The leaves are starting to turn...if the weather stays like this, and the fall is gradual, we will have a spectacular first autumn here on the mountain...


Willie is the first one out in the morning...he loves left over popcorn.



The pond is still displaying the prettiest water lily flowers I have ever seen...



Maggie and Mitzi competing for my lap :-)


Making freezer soup for Family Night...just take all the left overs out of the freezer and throw 'em in a pot. 99% of the time it's delicious!!



Mom and Dad voted today. They will mail in their ballots because they are both 90 years old and have a perfectly perfect reason not to vote in person.



Monday, October 19, 2020

A Day in the Life / Monday, October 19

Once again, our day begins on the couch with our snuggle bugs (the dogs and cat, and each other, of course)... Sorry, but it will probably never change... We love our Quiet Time!

Lanny had a Cardiologist appointment this morning...nothing conclusive, more tests needed, so we will report on that when we know more. 

Daddy had a nurse visit and his foot wound is still not getting better, but she said it isn't worse, so we will just keep nursing it. Otherwise his vitals and everything else are excellent for a 91 year old Sailor!

Lanny and I went for a few groceries when he got home. Going down the hill together is really a treat for us.. our alone time :-)

I made a couple batches of artisan bread dough and then made Naan for dinner. We had spaghetti so the Naan toasted with butter and garlic was delicious! You can check out the Artisan Bread recipe at Mimi's House (my other blog) and find out more about this terrific way to make bread...without kneading and without a machine!! You might also like the other recipes and information I share there.

Now we are full of spaghetti and Naan bread and ready to settle down for more Marvel...we are nearing the end of the series...I always hate to finish these series movies, but "c'est la vie"... tonight is "Thor Ragnarok"...

Goodnight Yall...

Sadie and the Big ADVENTURE to the Little Pond


Lanny put this little video together of Sadie driving the MULE and catching a fish at the little pond...she had a blast!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A Day in the Life / Sunday, October 18

Started our morning at 4:30 AM snuggled on the couch with our Bibles and Puppies...plus a sweet black cat :-)

We didn't have Sunday school this morning so services started at 11. Lanny has to be there early to set up the sound. I also have to go early to rehearse the ensemble songs. Service was a blessing as usual...

We had dinner at 1 with Paula, Mom and Dad, Rob and Molly and Lanny and me...Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and garlic bread.

Then it was nap time...not a long, lay down nap, but a sit on the couch with our feet up snooze...all the fur kids join us any time we sit on the couch.

Lanny let me drive the MULE all over the farm and we went to the ponds, checked out some interesting plants, found some interesting scat (which I need to identify), pulled some posts to widen the trail so he can get the truck thru there, and just generally enjoyed the ride on this fall evening.

We ate a bite of chicken noodle soup just so we can say we had supper and now we are sitting down getting ready for the next Marvel..."Civil War"... not my favorite because I hate that they were fighting with each other, but it does all work out in the end.

Goodnight, y'all...


Looking out my kitchen window...the leaves are starting to turn...


Near the end of our tomatoes...still one or two out there, but they will soon be a sweet memory...



Sunday Dinner


Sitting in the MULE while Lanny pulls the posts...





A really big (and mad after we disturbed them) ant hill!!




What is this? I have to look it up. They are all over the place up here...





Our little MULE waiting for us as we check out the seepage... which, by the way, was not seeping today. Go figure!!


The Wedding... October 17

"Three things last forever -- faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13:13


And so it begins....

Let us pray...

 




Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no records of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance....Love never fails...
1 Corinthians 13




Do you, Robbie...?


Do you, Molly...?




With this ring...


Dad's tears....


"I do..."


"I do..."


"Mr. and Mrs. Lewis!!!"


"You may kiss your bride!"





It's official...



Congratulations!!!





Now it's time to eat Bar-B-Que!!!













A Day in the Life / Thursday, October 22

 Started our morning with the Lord.... We headed down the hill around 8:30 so we could eat breakfast (at Waffle House), grab some pine flake...