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Thursday, June 24, 2010

We are still having issues, but overall our connection is somewhat better. Mostly, the last few weeks I have been busy with the grandkids and company. That and the fact I nearly have to arm wrestle the bigger kids for my turn on the computer, I need to convince them, this isn’t some type of “timeshare” program.;)

If you are new here, hi! Welcome! I will visit you as soon as possible. Summer is a busy time around here – there’s the garden, separating mamas from babies (and teaching new mamas the ways of the milking barn), canning and freezing ~ and always with lots of company! I love summer!

*Update* ~As I post this, I am also putting up corn! It has taken me three days to get this written. I know, I am slow, but really?!! I wanted to go ahead and post, so pictures will have to follow later. Hugs!

FOR TODAY... from Cheryl's Daybook
Tuesday, June 22nd & 23rd, 2010

Outside my window... ~ it is mid afternoon (98 degrees), the sun is bright, but there is a nice (although warm) breeze. I’ve been watching through the window as dh and the boys work to get the swimming pool set up (finally). I am happy, because this will keep them out of the pond ~ I hope!

I am reminded… ~ a few years back, I thought going to the pond was wonderful. (Maybe wisdom does come with age; or maybe in our youth we are fearless!)

I am thankful for... ~ Like last week, I am still thankful for bedtime! (LOL) And let me tell you, bedtime seems to come later and later. We had old friends over last night. We visited until the wee hours of the morning. We are very blessed by the friendships we have.

I am wearing... ~ I am still in my pj bottoms and a navy blue tee-shirt (see above for why). Whatever would the ‘Fly Lady’ say? Probably, why on earth did you have company so late? (I have managed to pin my hair up, as it is so hot when I go outside.)

I am remembering... ~ summers spent on my great aunt and uncle’s farm and how much I loved being a part of everything there. I pray the children who spend time here will also treasure their memories.

I am going... ~ to be putting corn in the freezer tomorrow, Thursday. It looks very good this year.

I am currently reading... ~ Believe it or not, I haven’t read anything this week, with the exception of the mail, my new MaryJane’s Farm magazine, and my Bible.

I am hoping... ~ for a sudden burst of energy that will allow me to have the perfectly cleaned house, all the veggies put up, the garden weeded and the lawn mowed. (Dreaming, I know.)

On my mind...
~ the oil spill and what this means to all the people in the Gulf States. (and now a general relieved of command)

Noticing that...
~ My red hibiscus! It is gorgeous!;)

Pondering these words...~“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10

From the kitchen... ~ BBQ chicken, beans, fresh garden veggies and homemade ice cream.

Around the house... ~ it looks like a disaster area! (from last week, but there hasn’t been much improvement.)

I am praying for… ~ our children and family members, and those who have requested prayer. I am praying Proverbs 9:10 for our children, because we all need a healthy dose of wisdom.

I am creating… ~ an oasis, where stress is not an option.

One of my favorite things… ~ sitting in the garden, enjoying the moonlight and sounds of the night.

From my picture book... ~ Pictures coming *I promise!*


For more Daybook entries visit The Simple Womans Daybook.


  1. I've been so busy, I haven't read many blogs lately either--so nice to catch up with you, Cheryl.
    Now back to my crazy summer day, I go!

  2. Oooooh I need an oasis like that! Maybe I need to just come visit yours! I'm seriously in need of getting away for a bit! :)

  3. just reading your blog brings calm. blessings~~

  4. I haven't been around much either, we are away, but I am at daughter's on wireless for a few days. Love your post....the busyness, and the sitting in the moonlight.....
    Love and Blessings - Jan

  5. Putting up corn? You are so lucky. Our corn is about 10"'ll be awhile. The green beans are getting there, the tomatoes are starting to'll be a long time for us still.
    It's hard to get to everyone on your blog list, I know. It's summer so we all just do what we can and understand along the way.
    Take care and have a great weekend. God Bless!!!

  6. great list. I like the stress free Oasis idea, think I'll create that as well.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. My corn is almost ready, but I'm not. I'm still canning. This is a crazy time but it will be worth it on those cold days this winter.

  8. I have been blogless so I am just now getting back in the swing of things...what i wouldnt give to have my very own garden...i miss tomatoes the most!!!

  9. I love the name of your blog! I'm so enjoying looking through it.

  10. Right there with ya on not posting regular! So I tagged you in my blog today! Join in if you like!

  11. I am stopping by to check on you...not that I have been blogging regularly BUT there are certain blogs I do check up on even in my own absence...hope all is well...

  12. Hey there, Lady,
    Just stopping in to let you know that I miss you here in the land of blog. I know how busy summer is...I've not posted on a regular basis much either, but just wanted to let you know you are missed! :)

  13. Love this post with all your thoughts. What a great life!


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