Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Smells of Summer


Today is going to be kind of a mish-mash of things.  Things I've been thinking and doing and enjoying!  So here goes...............

The first is the smell of the new cut hay as it lays in the fields for a couple of days, waiting to be rolled into a huge bale!  I love driving down the country dirt roads and smelling the hay, and seeing all the well manicured hay fields when it's all done.  It seems the haying has been going on since Spring.   Last year there wasn't enough hay, and this year we seem to have an abundance; all due to the weather!


The next picture is of a rather large pond or lake, where people were always fishing.  It was a really nice place alongside a country gravel road.  You notice I say "was" ?   Well apparently it was on some Cherokee land and they decided to do something in that area, and the pond was completely filled in!  You would never know it existed.  I'm thinking, how sad..............

There are no trees, no water, no grass................nothing but a hill of dirt going back and up to the right.  Is this progress???

The next picture is for my children, in case they have forgotten what their Mother looks like.  BUT, this was last summer and I have curly hair now!  :)

My girls live 2000 miles away and we don't see each other very often!  The horrible muumuu sure does a good job of covering up the "love handles" doesn't it???

I was in a cleaning mood not too long ago and bought some new bleach cleaner at the store and tried it out on my backsplash in the kitchen.  Boy is it good stuff!  I used it and one of those sponge/scratcher type things and now it shines like new.  Took off all the grease splatters and dirt and grime accumulated over a time.  Even cleaned the gas range, knobs and all!  I think there is nothing better to clean with than a bleach/water mixture.  So that mood has passed for a while!

Husband had his 63rd birthday the last day of July, and as is our tradition, we went out to dinner to the place of his choice.  He picked a new place (to us) in Muskogee called Mahylon's.  It's a BBQ/Smoke place and was quite good.  He had the 3 meat platter - brisket, ribs and pork - and was full and happy at the end.  We had cake at home after digesting on the way home, which is about 35-40 miles.  All in all, it was a good outing and he really doesn't look a day older.  Except, one day recently he shaved off his beard that he has had practically the whole time we've been married.  Now that made him look older!  Showed where a lot of the weight he has gained went!  He is in the process of growing it back!  :)

We have a new preacher at church, and I love him.  It seems to me each sermon he preaches is better than the last!  And after church today we had our monthly dinner.  It was baked potatoes with all the trimmings and then some, chicken, home made soups and salads and tons of desserts.  We do this the 2nd Sunday of each month, and it is great; not only to eat and not have to cook that day at home, but for the fellowship that occurs.  I love it!

And on that note, I think I will give my fingers and brain a rest.  Hope you have a good week, and until next time, take care.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Boy Teri you are really good a this blog stuff. I was thinking about starting one too. Won't be as good as yours though. Love ya, Kay