Summertime bounty

Summertime bounty
This is the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garden news

My husband pulled up the last of the english pea vines  and pulled the last sprigs of broccoli from the garden yesterday.  We shelled peas and put them in the freezer,  nothing tastes better then home grown peas in pea salad!  He also pulled all of the onions and lettuce , we have really enjoyed some wonderful salads this year, we grew romaine, bibb and red lettuce, only wish our tomatoes had been ready at the same time as the fresh lettuce.  We are hoping the rest of the garden does well, it seems like it's an every other year cycle with our garden, last year we had an overabundance and canned 72 quarts of green beans, 64 pints of pinto beans and too many tomatoes to count.  So this year we aren't expecting quite so much.  However, we are thankful for whatever the Lord allows us to harvest.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Simple Womans Daybook

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Outside my window - It's dark, can still hear some cicada.
I am thinking - My daughter-in-law is due in one week, so basically we are expecting a baby anytime now!
From the kitchen - My husband grilled fish tonight, with coleslaw and fried potatoes.
I am wearing - a green tee shirt and brown shorts.
I am creating - a pink gingham apron for someone at work.
I am reading - new issues of Country Home and Taste of Home.
Around the house - need to vacuum, didn't get to it this weekend.
One of my favorite things - scrapbooking.
A few plans for the rest of the week - we have decoration this weekend in Antoine.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good News - God answers Prayers!

My daughter, son in law and grandbaby got home from Boston with great news!  The surgeon there believes he can fix the reflux in Caitlyn's kidney.  Without the reflux it should help with the infections and he also believes as she gets older and matures her bladder will retrain itself to completely empty. So, while we may have to continue to catherize her for a while, that should diminish until she is no longer catherized at all!   God has really answered our prayers in every area of this situation.  People have been so generous with donations and with prayer.  They will go back to Boston in July for the surgery.  I will be babysitting Calleigh and Bella for the first week and then various other relatives will help the second week.    Thank you dear Lord for your blessings!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Simple Woman Daybook

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Outside my window........It's a little cloudy out and I can hear birds and cicada.
I am thinking.......that it's been an enjoyable time babysitting my youngest grandbaby. She has been so sweet and good the past few days.
I am thankful for.......God's blessings, he has really blessed us in the current medical situation with my oldest granddaughter.  So many people being so generous and kind and lots of prayers going up for her.

From the kitchen......I made lasagna last night, we might have leftovers tonight, not sure yet!
I am wearing..... pink shirt, blue shorts, I need to change for the day.

I am creating......a real bond with this youngest grandbaby, she is so sweet and we haven't had a lot of one on one time before now.

I am going.....back to work tomorrow after a couple of days off this week.

I am reading.....a book about Robert Frost right now, a gift from my oldest son.

On my mind.....My oldest granddaughter, she is in Boston for appointments at the Children's hospital.

Around the house.....Need to dust!

One of my favorite things.....hearing a baby's sweet giggle!
A few plans for the rest of the week....going back to work tomorrow, but will still have grandbaby tonight and tomorrow night. Her great grandparents will have her during the day. 

Monday, May 9, 2011


My daughter, son in law and granddaughter are in Boston.  They arrived yesterday and have an appointment at Boston Children's hospital today.  We are praying for good news!  God's hands have really showed in all of this trip!  People are so kind and generous.  We had a car wash benefit to help with expenses and such a wonderful group of people showed up and helped and donated time and money!  I want to thank everyone involved, God Bless you everyone!

I am babysitting the 20 month old while they are away and another grandma has the four year old. It's been quite an adventure so far.  She is a sweet little girl and being so good for nana.

Mother's Day was lovely, I've heard from all my children and had my Mom and Mother in law for dessert  Sunday afternoon.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's Day.