Yesterday, this little guy came to visit that is always looking for my O Nuts!
Isaiah and Sophia pretty much finished off a box of O Nuts. Beth and I probably got a couple.(They probably needed the sugar for temporary energy to work in the garden. (Donuts are O Nuts to my little grandson.)
Beth and I weeded the tomatoes. We put cages and stakes on the tomatoes to keep them up off the ground. That was about all we got done because it was so humid and hot.
Being in an air conditioned house is a great choice...
It is true... a woman's work is never done. From the time you step out of bed in the morning until you climb into bed at night. Women that work outside the home and try to keep up their homes have an enormous job on their hands. That's one reason we appreciate our mothers and grandmothers. They kept things going and taught us how to do the same...
We all have jobs that we like to do and others we just do. Personally, I do love to garden. Weed whacking and grass mowing are also fun. I think the love of grass mowing goes back to my teen years when I got to drive the riding mower. That was my first set of wheels. lol :) I guess my parents knew what they were doing when they sent me out to mow.
My daughter Beth and I garden together. She's a big help. This is a picture of her picking beans last year. This year we have fences up and climbing beans. As you probably already know, picking beans is hard on the legs and back and I didn't want Beth to have to do all the picking. Of course, our beans were planted later this year because of the rains. I am not at all sad about that. Hopefully, I can get some nice pictures later of our pole beans.
I worked in our beans and tomatoes last night. We've got bug problems in the tomatoes, but the beans are looking real good. The Japanese beetles are out and they are going to have to be dealt with. I'm going out to week whack now as soon as I finish this looong post.
I've been out to feed my cats and dog. Speaking about the pets. I have a new little kitty, Mittens (III). It is a cute little kitten. It is gray with white paws just like the previous two. You can lay it upside down and it will take all the loving you can give it. You can rub it's tummy & it's paws. It let's me swing it and it is so happy with it's little motor running. It purr's so cute! He lives on my back porch in the box that I got him in. He calls it home. Hopefully soon, I can get him a cat house made for winter.
Zeus is shedding right now. So he's not looking so cute, but he is as sweet as a big, big dog can be. He's an Alaskan Malamute. He just a big baby and he loves cats. He very mild mannered.
Tuluse is my white Kansas cat. Amy gave her to me. She is a very pretty long haired cream colored white cat with very lt. tan on her ears and feet. She is a very loving cat also. She is caged, but will be moving in with Zeus soon. They have bonded the last couple of months. I put her cage next to his kennel. She was almost killed early in the spring so she is caged for safety. Her half brother Podunk disappeared in the winter as well as about 5 of our barn cats. Our guess is that the coyote got them. We are getting more barn cats.
Sometime soon... I need to get our pets pictures up...
God is our strength and power in the hard times. God gives us peace in life's circumstances...
Mom was rushed to the hospital again with extremely high blood pressure... things were totally uncertain. This has been the fourth time in about a year. They are still not able to really find the problem, but some health issues are starting to come forward that could cause the problem. To me, this is urgent and needs fixed now, but my desire doesn't change the fact that the cause can't be specifically pinpointed. Each hospital experience has a different cause, so actually, we haven't progressed a lot. She is out now and she is having a lot of pain, so we do have a new ongoing problem. They are still running more blood tests and she has another specialist to see, so hopefully, they can find something soon.
The Lord is our comfort and strength is this circumstance. Mom's life is in God's hands. He shows all of us so much and leads us all the way.
I am feeling quite refreshed from a day of rest! Isn't it amazing how taking just one day off a week can make you feel so much better and ready to take on a new week with new experiences.
I was totally exhausted from Mom's hospital experience, to having some business & family things to do, canning 14 qt. of chicken on Friday afternoon, a family reunion Saturday, picking both my dwarf Red Haven peach trees Saturday afternoon and finishing the evening off with a visit to my parents. I'm glad every week isn't like last week. I just fell into bed totally tired from a big week of activity.
Last night, my mind worked on this weeks work while I was trying to sleep. Maybe all the mind scheduling will work. That's why I make lists... so I can sleep! I'm working on my list for tonight...
So, we shall see what this week holds. For sure, we never know what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow...
Today, it just seems like everybody is an authority. I agree that we are probably the most educated and book learned people ever in the world, but when it comes to thinking for yourself and commonsense. In today's world, I think we are lacking.
That's why I like to listen to what old timers have to say. I like the common man and woman. They are real and sincere. I can sit and listen for hours about history which includes work, every day living and WWII. Our older citizens have so much to offer. Our middle aged citizens have much to offer also. We've been a hard working generation. We've been blessed with good work years, good medical care and the best of everything. The future is in the balances...
Hopefully, our children and grandchildren will learn the quality of being down to earth no matter what their education and make good choices that will ensure that they have the same freedom and lifestyle that our elders and our middle age citizens have provided. Eliteness is not good. Wisdom is good.
It was so hot and humid last week that it was hard to work outside in the afternoon. It is mid-July and it is in the heat of the summer... so what more could we expect? In fact, I was thinking last night that it is not really any different than it was when my children were home and we were trying to work out in mid summer... just hot and humid. It doesn't work well with my asthma, but it never has. While we are talking about the weather, I don't think it is as hot as it has been in a lot of summers past. We just tend to forget. After all this is July.
Last week, I did get part of the corn patch harvested and put up. A big thanks to my daughter, Beth. We do our garden together and she helped me pull the corn. I got 22 bags and she got around 25. The worst part was pulling it in the hot weather. Thursday, I had a funeral in the morning, lunch with my parents and brother and then worked in the hot garden. The ideal way to do it is pick the corn in the early morning, but that was not possible. We were both so hot and exhausted that we processed the corn on Friday. We got the job done, so that was great!
Friday evening, we went to Isaiah's Bible School program. This is his second year at this church vbs and he loved it. He was so cute... Beth didn't want me to laugh, but he was running in place so fast. I just had to. The stress of the situation must have got to him. I told Beth that I think he'll be a runner in the spirit. He did great reciting his verses and singing. Of course, he waved when I got there... hi grandma, and then on the platform... hi Sophia! Cute! I love kids!!!
Saturday, we went to a ball game and picnic at our church. It was nice to relax and talk at the end of a busy week. We stopped by Paul & Candy's and had ice cream and cake before goinig home. I was exhausted.
Sunday, Merrill went and ate breakfast with his dad at the Brethren's Home. His dad has not been well, so it was great they could be together. He wouldn't be able to go to the Lavy reunion. We went to church and then to the Lavy reunion. We had not been there for many, many years, but Merrill wanted to go since there were relatives up from Virginia that we had not seen for a long, long time. It was great to see the family. Of course, we've all aged and with some it did take a little second glance to make sure who it was. There was well over 200 people attending. It's a big family. I did enjoy the stories that some of the older ones told about the old ways and dating and family fun. After we got home, I fell into bed with complete exhaustion. The week had caught up with me.
This morning, I've been slow getting around. I'v slept in... I've cleaned a little, but now I need to get into full force. It's just the beginning of another busy week.
What a perfect July we are having. Last week was extremely hot and humid, but this wk is considerably cooler with rain. I love it!
I've been so busy that I haven't had time to blog...
Just a quick run down... we've been on a short trip & church family camp, plus our daughter, Amy, and her family have been here from Kansas. That was a special treat for Beth and I because we all share the same birthday.
The garden is coming along pretty good. We've been eating corn.Soon, the tomatoes will be ripe. I may fry some green tomatoes tonight if I can't find a ripe one. The beans are growing, but they aren't yeilding yet. We got our fence stretched last week for them to climb up. That was one hot job. It has been a challenge with the rains, but the rains have been nice for the flower and vegetable garden. I really can't complain.
Summer's almost half over... how time flies!
Well, that's about it for now... have a great day!
"Do all the good you can... By all the means you can... In all the ways you can... In all the places you can... At all the times you can... To all the people you can... As long as ever you can." - John Wesley
The Lavy Family
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