Friday, April 27, 2012


Its been a busy week, full of emotional ups and downs here.

Last weekend, Greg and I helped chaperone a Youth outing for our church.  We all met at the local Dairy Queen for dinner and then off to the concert/conference downtown.  The concert was by Christian Stanfield and he did a really good job ~ and we like the music.  But man, we are getting old...I was prepared and took some earplugs.  As Emmalyn said "when I looked back at Miss Donna, her ear plugs were glowing a yellow color".  The bass was amped up super high on the music.  I don't remember the speakers name, but he was really good and seemed to hold most folks attention.  There are always attendants to any event that "wander" & can't sit still.  And it happened here too.  But our kids were all attentive ~ no one wandered off and all seemed to really enjoy themselves.  There were probably 17 youth that went from our church and 7 or 8 adults.  On the way home, we had 6 younguns piled in the back of our van singing to Greg's new "Go Fish" album he bought.  We enjoyed our ride home with Amy, Will, Morgan, Bradley, Emmalyn & Jonathan!

We've gotten lots of outdoorsy, backyard stuff done.  Grass got cut, new picnic table got a pretty coating of stain, tile table top removed & wood trim stained, more potatoes planted, flower seeds planted, lots of plant watering, taking care of chickens & bunny, cuddling new puppies, taking care of Licorice (she goes back on Monday to have her stitches taken out), church Bible study, canned 30 quarts of sweet potatoes, and started dehydrating onions.

We are coming to a close with our school year....everything is winding down.  We are keeping up with our Proverbs studies and still reading the Economics ~ but thats all.  There has been lots of reading going on at our house, since our trip to the library last week.  Amy & I are reading some Amish books by Wanda Brunstetter and Will is reading 2 of the Star Wars books.  They are also studying the Drivers Manual and hopefully in the next couple of weeks they will both get their learners permit for driving. 

We've got lots of crafts to work on and complete for the fair.  I've got some quilts to quilt, a cross stitch to finish, some embroidery projects I found, a needlepoint placemat to work on, some wood projects to paint, tilework to finish, and the list goes on and on.  Yesterday, I picked up my baby afghan to work on and got a 3 or so rows done on it ~ its pink and white striped.  So, we may not be busy with bookwork, but we've got plenty to keep us busy and productive.  

This will be a 3 day weekend for Greg!!!!!  Monday is a State observed holiday....Confederate Memorial Day.  We will have fun working on projects together all weekend!  Personally, I think all weekends should be longer than 2 days, but noone else has seen the logic in that thought!!

Have a great weekend y'all!  Happy Confederate Memorial Day!

1 comment:

  1. 30 quarts of sweet potatoes! That is wonderful. We're not yet close to our last frost date!


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