Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Good Day


I know you can't really see what this is - maybe you can zoom in - but it's a field of Alpacas! After getting my 10:30 a.m. haircut - which turned out fine by the way, nice to be short, short again - we went up in the hills to the place that sells the metal for roofing; and we passed this field of Alpacas. They are so cute! Anyway, had to get 2 more sheets of galvanized metal to finish the roof on the back porch. Now that's accomplished, it shouldn't be too long before the porch is DONE! HOORAY! I've been using it, but you know, there's still ladders and tools and screws and stuff laying on it and it's not really picture worthy yet. But shouldn't be long now!

While I was getting my haircut, Ronnie went to the store and picked up some canned dog food to mix with Salli's dry puppy food so she'll eat it, a flat iron steak for supper and some bananas and pork rinds?. Also had to put gas in the truck. One place its $1.55 a gal and $1.59 at another; could be worse I suppose. Oh, we also dumped our garbage. It seems no one does garbage service where we live - I think they would if I knew how to tell them where we live so they would understand - so we pay $9 a month to bring our garbage to a dumpster in town. Better than nothing I guess, and we usually go to town at least once a week, so it's working out. I burn all our paper stuff so we really wouldn't have to dump but once every 2 or 3 weeks, but it gets pretty smelly and crawly in this heat..........if you get my drift!

After getting home in time for All My Children and watching it of course, I decided to make a pumpkin pie......but all I had was sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk so that was out. My cousin had sent me this recipe for an "apple upside down pie", so I made it since I'd bought all the stuff earlier this week. That's it in the picture, and if you think it looks good, you should taste it! YUMMIE!! It has a mix of butter, brown sugar and chopped pecans on the bottom and it is devine! If anyone wants the recipe let me know and I will post it.

Well, tonight is my favorite TV night - Gray's Anatomy - so I'd best get crackin'!
That's all I know. Take care and God Bless you with his grace.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Back In The Groove


A couple weeks ago I bought some paint for my bedroom, and just hadn't gotten in the mood to pick up the roller and brush since. BUT today........I started. The walls were/are white, and as you can see from this corner shot, they are now a beautiful, rich, deep Jade color. Sometimes you can see gray, or blue-gray or a green, depending on how the light is hitting it I suppose. Anyway, I love it.

And this is a picture of my "reading" chair, which goes really well with the new wall color. I'm just very pleased. HOWEVER, it was in the 80's today, and with the A/C turned off, it was quite warm swinging that paint brush and manning the roller. I had little creeks running down off my forehead and cheeks to places unknown! I got only one wall done, and I think I'll wait for a much cooler day to start in again.

The rest of the day was pretty laid back; did dishes, fried some chicken breasts and made a big salad for supper, with some yeast rolls and peaches. Ronnie was all hot and tired from putting in several hours working on the blasted tractor, and doesn't feel like eating much under those circumstances. He's made 3 trips to Checotah this week (60 miles each round trip)for that tractor and has around 8 hours labor in to fixing it. But the good news is fixed and working and Ronnie actually saved my brother quite a bit of money by modifying one of the parts and doing the work. I think everybody is happy now.

Salli, the new pup, is doing okay. Still not completely house broke, but she spends most of her time outside. She and Patch have become best buddies, which was the point in getting her in the first place. It took a couple days, but all well now. Old Lobo got in trouble today for peeing in the computer room. He knows better, but I think he is getting old and senile, and accidents happen now and then. I think he has Alzheimers' (sp) cause sometimes when I put him outside and tell him to go potty, he stands on the porch and looks around like he can't remember what he's supposed to do! Just stares into space. Oh well, I guess we'll all be there sooner or later!

That's all I know. Take care and God Bless.

Monday, September 27, 2010


A new, light-weight, Dirt Devil. Oh Joy! One of the perks(?) of getting older.

After a chase the cows filled weekend - again - it was nice to settle into an ordinary week day. We went to Checotah this morning to find the John Deere outlet so Ronnie could order a part for the tractor, and of course a needed trip to WalMart. I had to stock up on doggy food, get Salli a bowl, find new treats, etc. Critters cost as much or more than feeding us! Also needed a new cartridge for the printer, which is a spendy item. On the brighter side, I got stuff to bake a pumpkin pie and a new apple upside down pie recipe.

That's all I know for now. Take care and God Bless.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Alone At Last


We were cow free today, Praise the Lord!

Have a great weekend. Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, September 23, 2010



Well, guess what? Ronnie's fence mending job didn't do the trick. My brother called this morning around 8 a.m. to see how the cow dilemma was going, and while we were talking Ronnie started hollering. I ran to the window and looked out front and there was the "herd" in the front yard and the orchard area across the driveway.

I mean to tell you, I counted the usual 6 PLUS 2 additional ones that I'd not seen before.......then looked to my left and saw 2 more new ones, and I think I may have seen one more. That makes at least 10, if not 11, of them thar critters! What did they do, go tell the rest of their friends about the good grass here on our "farm"? Sheesh! So Patch goes a runnin' and barkin' and the cows take off; Ronnie gets on the 4 wheeler and takes off after them too; follows them back to the far corner where they came from. Yep, the fence was down again.

So now I guess we go buy new barbed wire and put up a new fence in that area. You know, it was kind of fun at first, but now it's kind of not so fun!

Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

They're Baaaack!


I know yesterday I said I probably wouldn't post every day, but I just KNEW you'd want to hear this one! ha. About 4:15 a.m. this morning I heard what sounded like some lumber being dropped, or moved or something; I lay in bed awhile and then I hear another sound of something banging or dropping, so I decided to get up and look outside. Lo and behold, I open the back door and there are 4 cows happily munching grass right up by the trailer! They had been walking around bumping into and over things and not caring one whit! The moonlight showed them quite well, so I hollered at Patch to come and he did, and between my hollering and his barking and chasing them, they took off.
So back to bed I go, without much sleep success. Turn on TV and watch news, etc. Finally get up and make coffee and have some zucchini bread with it, and come here into the computer room to pass some time. About 7:30 a.m. I look out and lo and behold, there they are again.......munching on the grass in the back yard. So I call Patch again and he comes a runnin' and barkin' and chasin', and I stand on the porch and yell YEEHAAAA! GET A MOVE ON LITTLE DOGGIES!! And be darned if they didn't leave. How's that for some action in the morning?

This is just an old picture of one of them, so you don't forget. Wish I could get all 5 or 6 of them in one shot for you, but oh well. There are many, many cowpies like the one above in front and back yards, and hoof prints everywhere. I think the lumber sound I heard was they were over at Tom and Mary's walking on the boards they have down for a walk in front of their 5th wheel door, cause there sure are a lot of hoof prints around that.

But here's the good part........Ronnie went out "in the back 40" so to speak and found a limb down on the fence, which is where they are getting in I think, and he fixed it. So maybe that will solve the problem. Will no more in the morning!! I kind of hope it does, but I'll also kind of miss the action! ha ha

Thank the Lord for the fun I had today. Take care and God Bless.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



This picture kind of reminds me of fall, so even though its an old one, I posted it. This is a bouquet Mary sent me a couple years ago after I had surgery on my nose for skin cancer. Can you believe they came in the mail in a box, with the vase? Cool.

Another reason for posting an old picture; nothing new happened around here today to take a picture of! Oh, there were the habitual 5 or 6 renegade cows/steers walking through and around the yard, and the hustle to get rid of them, but that's old hat by now. :)

Patch and Salli seem to have bonded and are good friends now. Sallie slept outside on the front porch with Patch last night, and will again tonight. Ronnie worked on the "phantom" back porch again today and made some progress. I am determined though that I will not take a picture until it's totally done! I vacuumed and did dishes and doctored up the bland soup (which tastes great now) and that's about it. Oh! I watched Oprah for the first time in over a year because my friend Kathy was in the audience...........but I didn't see her! Oprah is too full of herself for my tastes anymore. :(

So, I guess my point is........if nothing happens worth posting, I don't think I'll post every night. I'm sure it's boring enough as it is. So don't think I've taken off, or something tragic has happened if you don't hear from me every day. I'll try, but shoot, I can't invent stuff!!

Take care and God Bless.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Great Weekend


Here it is Monday again, with all the "normal" duties that Monday requires. I did my laundry and that's about all. But I have to tell you about my great weekend. The pictures are a little further down in the monologue, but we'll get there!

Saturday morning we left home about 9:00 a.m. to go to Sallisaw to the Cookson Hills Electric Co-op annual meeting. If you went and turned in your "invitation" you get $20 off your electric bill, so.......... There were thousands of people there so we checked in, got our soda, little bag snack, and "book bag" of goodies and left. It was too hot and crowded to wait it out and end up with nothing more than what we had!
So on we went to Fort Smith, Arkansas, which is about 25 - 30 miles due East on I 40.

When we came in to town there was a Farmers Market down by the river, so we stopped. It was quite a small one and was mainly veggies, with some goat soaps and stuff. I bought 3 zucchini so I could make more bread and that was it. (Got enough grated for 6 loaves.) When you come in to Ft. Smith from I 40 you go right down the main street, and it is wonderful! All kinds of stores, shops, restaurants, etc. You don't see many towns were the "downtown" is actually thriving. And the buildings have an older flavor to them. It's just a cool place. Now, my main thinking of going to Ft. Smith was to find a Panera's bakery/restaurant. I had not been to one since leaving Missouri (where they are called St. Louis Bread Co.), and it was one of my favorite places for lunch. After getting a little bit lost, we found one and I was in heaven. I had my French Onion soup and half a fancy turkey sandwich and a cherry sweet roll type thing. They were having a special for 99cents. You could choose any one of their pastries. Anyway, it was marvelous. Ronnie suffered through it for me as he thinks it's too "yuppy" for him. If you have the chance you should go to one. The French onion soup is the best.

Then we headed back to Oklahoma and Sallisaw WalMart for a few groceries and water. That was a mistake! :) See below.

On the way in to WalMart we saw this lady and her 2 little boys under a tree trying to give away puppies. We did not stop. On the way OUT of WalMart Ronnie stopped just to see what they had. We mentioned it would be nice if Patch had a playmate. Then we drove around the block; came back; got out; looked at the 2 puppies left; brought this one home! She is supposedly part Lab, Husky and Border Collie. You can tell her nose is lab, her color is Border Collie and I think her eyes are Husky as one is blue and one is brown.

So, meet Salli. So far she's been pretty good, except for a bad accident tonight on the carpet in my bedroom! She's outside as I type. Patch wanted nothing to do with her when we brought her home. But I think they bonded pretty good today, and have been playing quite well together. Of course when she gets bigger, they will play even better.

And Sunday was our first Praise and Worship time with our new band and worship team. It was absolutely wonderful. The songs were so upbeat and the words so beautiful it's hard to describe. But then I am a softie for the music; always have to have my box of tissues with me during praise and worship time. Oh well.... And of course the first song was I'll Fly Away, which was my Mom's favorite song and always makes me cry. I hope she enjoyed it!

Well, I suppose I've rambled on enough for one night, and I'm late. Was watching Dancing With The Stars. I love to see the costumes. So I'm off to bed and my book.
Take care and God Bless.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guess What This Is


This is another picture for my Pacific Northwest people. I doubt very much if they have ever seen this growing in a garden. Well, a couple of them might have, but most have not. I don't think it is grown in Washington state, at least not on the West side of the Mountains. I wish it would have turned out better, but maybe you can zoom in. Last year Ronnie and I were having anxiety attacks :) trying to figure out what it was. I don't know if you can see the white flower on the tops of the plants or not, but that is what was so strange to us.

When we went to pick up our Border Collie the people had a garden and this was growing in it, so we had the opportunity to ask what it was. Are you ready? IT'S OKRA! The white blooms turn in to the okra, and the more it blooms, the more okra you get. Amazing. This is one of the bigger plantings I've seen.......these people must absolutely LOVE okra!

We are leaving at 9 a.m. in the morning for Sallisaw and the electric co-op meeting. If you go and take the letter they sent, you get $20 of this months bill. Yahoo! We will need that, especially since Tom and Mary's A/C and electric in their 5th wheel runs on our meter! And there are about 2 weeks worth of that going to be on this month's bill.......expensive. Oh, and guess what else???? Ronnie actually started working on the back porch again today! Yay.

Hope you have a great weekend. Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The End


Well, I know it's still a week until Fall gets here, but to me, this picture says it's The End of Summer! The last piece of watermelon, eaten while working on a blog the other evening.

Even though the weather is still in the 90's, my inside clock says make blackberry cobbler - which I did today. Tasted pretty darned good too, but would have been better with some vanilla ice cream.

Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cowboy Wanted


I'm going to put an ad in the paper for a cowboy to come round up this herd of cattle that keeps visiting and thinks this is their home away from home! This morning there were 5 of them right in the front yard! You can see I only got pictures of a couple of them, but trust me, there were 5 of em'. And where was the handy Border Collie you ask?
Well, he was sleeping on the bed with his Master, Ronnie. They both got up and went out and chased them off, but an hour or so later they came back; they had dropped one and picked up 2 others, so there were now 6 of them! See why I need a Cowboy????

Have a good evening. Take care and God Bless.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just Another Day


This picture is mainly for my girls in Washington State, so they can see where we go to church, and where we are blessed to find a nice church family. And this coming Sunday, our new Worship leader begins; a band and contemporary music and everything! I'm so excited.
There is a steeple, which I didn't get in the picture, and to the left of the church is another building which houses the fellowship hall and the children's church and Sunday school classes. The landscaping (which there is none) could be better, but oh well!

Today was a very rainy day, with some thunder and lightening. I think our road may have washed out a little again. Ronnie left early this morning for Muskogee to get his eyes checked and get a new pair of glasses. Also to exchange his 2 new pairs of jeans for some a little bigger! He didn't get home until late this afternoon. I did laundry, vacuumed, and made some French Cabbage soup, which I won't do again!

I've got a couple of funnies to share with you (I hope I don't offend anyone).

#1 Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out.....but I can usually shut the
bitch up with cookies!

#2 While creating husbands, God promised woman that good and ideal husbands would be
found in all corners of the world.............And then He made the earth round!

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your
feet! And with that I will close for tonight and pray that God always supplies
me with lots of cookies. Take care and God Bless.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Busy Weekend


This is Saturday morning, around 8:15 a.m., and I was on my way to church to work in The Closet. These pictures are less than 1/2 mile from our driveway. There were 7 critters - 2 of whom were in our front yard a couple days before - trying to see if the grass is really greener on the other side of the fence! I didn't get pics of all 7, but trust me, they were there; walking along like they owned the place.
I don't know why I get such a kick out of seeing these critters outside of their fences, but I do. I guess I'm happy that they have managed to "escape" to freedom, even if just for a little while. I didn't see any more 'wildlife' as I continued in to Gore, but it's always an interesting drive.

I got to the church a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. and there were already people waiting to come in and shop. We were so busy all morning it was amazing. We also had the food bank up and going if anyone needed food; and we did give some out. The clothes went out in bunches! We were trying to clear out the summer stuff, so people were encouraged to take as much as they wanted. Ronnie came about Noon so we could go on to shopping for ourselves when my shift was over. As always, it was very fulfilling to see people who really need help get clothes and food just for the asking, so to speak.

This was the town of Gore's tribute to 9/11. It really was quite nice, especially when you consider the population is only 900. My photography could have been better, but you get the idea. It served it's purpose in reminding everyone of that tragic day, and honoring those who perished .

We went on to Muskogee and our first stop was Long John Silver's for lunch. It was great, and I brought half of mine home I was so full. Then on to Lowe's where I picked out some paint for my bedroom. It's called something Jade.........I hope I like it on the walls! Now I just need to get ambitious and paint. Also picked up some little dowel things to fix the top of my bargain island find from a week or so ago. Then to Orscheln's for a part for the bush hog, and then to WalMart for water and a few groceries. Ronnie got 3 new pairs of jeans too. Of course he wouldn't try them on, and Sunday morning he complained that only one of the pairs fit him! Do they ever listen?????

Sunday was church of course; and after that we met Tom and Mary down the road at Charlie Chicken for lunch. They were going through from Las Vegas to Durham, SC. They are on count down now to retirment - should be about 99 days or so now. All in all, it was a busy weekend, but enjoyable.

And this is how our Awesome God chose to end the weekend on Sunday evening.
Take care and God Bless.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Road Fixed/New Critters Visit


The County came today and "fixed" the road. They graded and put down some new rock. They did not replace the culvert so when we have another big storm they will have to come and do this all over again! But, for the time being, I can get out! Which is great because I have to go to the church in the morning to work at the Closet. (Where we give away clothing to whomever needs it.)

If you look real close, you can see a cow in each picture. One is a Brahma and the other is some kind of steer. This was day 2 of their visit in the morning. Found them out by the pump house and when they saw me they took off at a trot and a gallop!
I guess some neighbors toward the back of the property have a hole in their fence; or we do! Patch chased them off yesterday, but he wasn't up yet this morning when I caught the two of them. Maybe they are attracted by my cow flag? LOL

I made some corrections and additions to the information on the McFarland Cemetery if you are interested. Mary found the information on the internet some place. So if you want to see go to "Day 2 of The Rain". It's interesting, really. Thank you Mary for researching that!

I hope you all have a good weekend. Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, September 9, 2010



Well, we had quite a storm last night. I woke up about 2:00 a.m. to the wind blowing and the rain pounding on the metal roof. Then the lightening did its thing and the thunder shook the house! This went on for about 3 hours. The report was that some places were getting 3 to 6 inches of rain per hour, and I truly believe it.

Ronnie went out this morning to do damage patrol and this is what I see if I turn left out of the driveway. The road washed out by the creek, and all the nice new gravel gone. I don't think I will be driving my van out that direction! Ronnie called the county to report the damage, but no answer as yet.

And this is what I see if I turn right out of my driveway. Not a real good picture of the very steep hill which you must immediately go down, but you see what's at the bottom! The hill itself is a quagmire of red clay with all kinds of little gully washes running down it now. The bottom picture shows the hill up to our drive. So needless to say, I don't think I will be going out of here that direction either. HMMMMMMMM, I wonder how long before I can go somewhere???
I guess the moral of this story is that one about be careful what you ask for, cause you just might get it! I hope those who still need rain get some, but in moderation!

In the meantime, I've made zucchini bread, did laundry, and vacuumed, and of course watched TV and read my book. Took Lobo to the Vet the other day to check his stitches and healing and he's doing fine so far. Only one more day of antibiotics, yay! You know what they goes on.

Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 2 of The Rain


Well, we had another day of light rain. A little harder than yesterday, but still no real down pour; just a nice steady rain. Enough to make this puddle in the middle of one of the roads in to town. Plus fill up all the potholes so that you splash your car with muddy water 'cause you can't dodge 'em all! When it really rains, this puddle goes clear across the road and is a lot wider. Ronnie went down to see if the creek was running, but so far there hadn't been enough rain to get it going. I'm sure Patch will let us know when there's water in it as he loves to go romping in it!

The pictures above and below are of a small family cemetery tucked back off the main gravel road in to Webbers Falls from our place. It is very near an overpass on I-40, although you cannot see it from the freeway. I've always wondered who was buried there, and more importantly, who kept it up, because it is always well mowed and weeded and kept looking so nice. So one day Mary and I stopped and took some pictures. I'm so glad we did. I still don't know who keeps it up, but assume it is some family member or someone they pay to do it. I'll type up what the large headstone says in case you can't read it all. See below.

McFarland Family Cemetery

Horatio Harris McFarland
Feb 25 1830 - Feb 22 1884
2nd Lt Co B Missouri Cavalry
Confederate States Army
Born in St. Ferdinand Township, St.Louis County, MO
Died in Webbers Falls, Cherokee Nation, OK

Mary Elizabeth White McFarland
Apr 11 1830 to Jan 25 1896
Born in Cumberland TN and
Died in McLain, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, OK

Horatio married Mary on Mar.15, 1853 in Texas County, MO
They had 8 children - 5 boys and 3 girls. A couple of them
dying at a young age.

Other family members and native Americans
(Details not available)

What a wonderful thing that this family has kept the memory of these people alive. I would hope we all should be so fortunate after we are gone. Take care and God Bless.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Great Day!


A day to enjoy immensely; cloudy, light rain and 72 degrees. Took a 26 mile trip to Stigler, OK to buy some meat, had lots of heavy rain, and saw the buffalo. Now how could you ask for more?

Take care and God Bless.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's Almost Over


One day a few years ago I was doing up some laundry and getting ready to pack for a trip to Seattle to see my children. And when I went back into the laundry room this is what I found. I guess these guys didn't want to get left behind! They are so curious and funny. Anyway, just wanted to share that with you. I've been on a "look at older pictures" kick lately. Oh, only one of those 3 cats is still with us, and that's Jax of course! Our Cog.

My comment about it being almost over is for the Labor Day Weekend. I can so remember when I was a young stay at home Mom and we would go camping for the weekend; and when I was a working woman how we couldn't wait for the 3 day weekend, as well as any other holiday that came along; and NOW, I can't wait for it to be over so things get back to normal! I guess that comes with getting older, and every day is a holiday more or less. We stay home because we don't want to get caught in the "traffic" and mingle with lots of people. Isn't life funny?

So while we were staying at home this weekend, I made a really good fresh peach cobbler, spent time reading a really good book called Nebraska Legacy by Diann Mills, a Christian author. It's one of those 4 short stories in one book, but much better than some I've read. Each one is different in its own way. I so enjoy nice, clean books! Tom and Mary had some friends from Arkansas come visit on Saturday and Mary and I and Marilyn went to Vian to visit the 2nd hand stores. Mary wanted to get an old iron bench she saw the other day when her and I were out, and I wanted to get one of those big rocking chairs I had seen. Well guess what? Her bench had sold earlier that morning, and the store where my rocker was wasn't open. So don't know about it. They open tomorrow so I still might check it out. Anyway, we looked around and came back to the tea room in Gore and had lunch and the two of them found something to buy.

Tom and Mary left yesterday, early evening, as they have to be in San Francisco on Wednesday night. They are so looking forward to December when they can call it quits. I sure miss them. Goodbyes are always hard, even though we see them periodically. There is nothing like a big hug and kiss from a sibling, with an "I love you" and "drive safe" thrown in. We will stay in touch by phone and before you know it, December will be here and then the work and fun will begin!

Went to get in the car for church yesterday and noticed I had a flat tire on the Van. So we had to take the pickup, which wasn't that bad. Kind of bouncy though. Our message was how this country needs God back in government. But alas, no advice on how to accomplish that! Just pray a lot I guess. Take care and God Bless.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Treats & Stuff


On or about 8:00 p.m. every night, I take Lobo out to go potty - it's last call for the night. Patch is already outside, and Jax - the Cog - is in the house. After Lobo does his business I open the front door and he and Patch come charging in -- and before I can get in and close the door, they are sitting like this, waiting for the evening treat! And Jax is on the back of the chair waiting for his too. Funny how they know what time it is, because they don't do that any other time during the day when I take them out for a potty break! After they eat the treat, Patch and Jax go outside to spend the night. If people don't have a pet, they surely are missing something, don't you agree? They may be troublesome at times, but they are so worth it. I can't imagine being all alone and without a dog or cat.

This picture I took on the way home one day. It's a really big silo with the vines growing on it, and looks so "farmy" to me. Reminds me somewhat of my Aunt and Uncle's dairy farm with the silo. I don't think this one is used anymore, but it sure is a lovely landmark. Although, the people on that farm do have cattle so maybe......

Didn't do much today except the usual housework stuff. The weather was divine - you couldn't ask for anything better. We had a big thunder/lightening storm during the night, with some rain which was a relief. Today it was a mild 83ish, no humidity, a little breeze, and a sky the bluest blue color I've ever seen; and not a cloud to be seen. I remember my Grandmother used to say that if you could see enough blue in the sky to make a Dutchman a pair of pants it was going to be a good day. Well we could have clothed the entire Dutch population today! I loved it. But alas, no work on the porch!

Ronnie made Cobb salads for supper tonight and they were very good. Of course I couldn't eat all of mine, but I will have it for lunch tomorrow. Tom was outside grilling polish dogs to take in the big truck with them. They do most of their cooking/eating in the truck as it is much more cost effective. They have a microwave, crock pot, coffee pot, etc. and a good sized refrigerator w/freezer in the truck and that helps a lot. Mary went to Vian to the laundromat today, getting things ready for leaving on Sunday. Speaking of Vian, when we were there the other day I saw these 2 over-sized rocking chairs for sale out on the sidewalk. They were the kind you see on the porch at Cracker Barrel except they were plastic rather than wood. Anyway, I'm thinking I should have bought me one for the back porch! They were used, but looked fine, and being plastic they would weather well I think. I just might have to go back there tomorrow and check it out.

Well, another week has come to an end, and all is well. I hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend. I'll "see" you next week. Take care and God Bless.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

This and That


The Holiday weekend is almost upon us. Hope you all have plans for a great time. We are staying home and enjoying the peace and quiet and solitude! I got antsy the other day to spruce up my porch for the Fall season. So when I was at WalMart yesterday I bought a $5 bunch of silk fall flowers; this morning I cut it in half so I could make two pots of color in the pots on the porch. These pots are from my attempt to have marigolds and pansies this past Spring; which failed due to the salt water from our well. Anyway, I went walking around the yard and found these very interesting branches with the little red berry things on them in clusters, and some dried up weeds that looked pretty good to me, and added them to the silk flowers. I think it looks pretty cool even though it is fake! I needed to do something to make some color!! And hopefully it will all last through Fall.

While digging around in the closet I also found some other Fall decorations that I'll use in an arrangement in the house later. I love decorating for Fall.......maybe because I was born in October. Goodness sakes, I'll be 66 this October!

This is one of the new flags I got at the 50% off store the other day. I love the cow. I told the men that I got the cow because we needed some cattle to get our tax exempt farm card, or whatever it is. Guess they didn't think it was very funny! But he'll be up probably until its time to put up the Let It Snow flag.

Tom and Mary will be leaving on Sunday. They took a run to San Francisco and then will be going back and forth across the States for awhile. I am quite sure I would get very tired of that lifestyle. I know they are tired, and are looking forward to retiring in December. It will be nice to have them here permanently; when work on their place and the homestead can begin in real earnest. May even get our real cow soon after that! :) They ran in to Muskogee this evening to meet a friend of theirs who also drives truck. He is on his way to Dallas and had time for a short visit.

We are looking forward to a couple cooler days over Labor Day weekend. Who knows, maybe my back porch will get worked on?! I've got peaches ripening so I can make a fresh peach cobbler soon. Made a pot roast w/onion, carrots, potatoes and cabbage for supper tonight. Put it all in the slow cooker so I didn't have to turn the oven tasted great! We were having our traditional Sunday supper on Thursday..........

That's about it from Green Country. I thank God for all the blessing He has given me in life; and especially thank Him for making me able to see the blessings! Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's September!!


Can you believe it's the 1st of September already? And the "real" Fall is not too far away! I don't think I've ever looked so forward to its coming, when the days cool off and a nip is in the air. We had about a 5 minute sprinkle today, while a little ways North of us they had enough to make puddles! At least it cooled off into the 80's. I spent the morning doing dishes and picking up and vacuuming. And wouldn't you know, I just finished that job when Mary and her 2 dogs came to visit, along with Patch, and those 3 dirty dogs left muddy paw prints all over my clean living room carpet! Well I guess I have something to do tomorrow now.........

I've been meaning to post these pictures I took the other day when I took Lobo in to the doggy doctor. This is the bridge over the Arkansas River that separates Webbers Falls and Gore, Oklahoma. It's really quite nice along the river, and there is another nice park on the Webbers Falls side. (I took these from the Gore side.)

The next picture is just looking down the boat launch ramp across the river. And the one after that is about the park. There are picnic spots and overnight camping spots as well as the boat launch. Fishing is a HUGE thing in Gore and WF.

You might remember several years ago when a bunch of barges on the river ran into a bridge collapsing it and several people were killed. Well that bridge is just a couple miles from this bridge, and there is a beautiful memorial in the park on the river in Webbers Falls, which you can see from this bridge.

Tom and Ronnie went to the water department in Porum today to get some letter or something stating Tom was going to hook up to the water line. He needed that to take to the power co-op before they would come set power poles, etc. On Monday the two of them went in to Lowes in Muskogee to get the electrical boxes and wiring and whatnot that they then had to take to the electric co-op. And of course that's in a completely different town; Stigler! It's quite a process. Funny thing, they were gone the whole day............seems there was a Casino along the way, and well you can guess the rest. Ronnie said he only lost $6, so that wasn't too bad.

Well, I'm tired.........we had to make a WalMart trip this afternoon and that always does me in. I hear the bed and my book calling me. Take care and God Bless.