Another Week Has Passed . . .

Last Monday was a gorgeous day.  The skies were spectacular, and it was warm.  Certain Man had a brush pile to burn, and we had invited the church for a hot dog roast and a hay ride.  There were some extra friends who joined us, and we had a great time.  It was almost full moon and it was a perfect night for a hay ride.  The slide show is from that night.  It was not such a perfect night for pictures, but what I’m posting what I took.

Tuesday, the ladies of our church were invited to help clean a trailer for an elderly lady in our church.  That was a most rewarding day.

Wednesday — My Birthday!!!  I am now 55.  I can legally join our local senior center (with restricted benefits, but Hey!  It’s a wonderful Senior Center, and I just might join when I can get a full year for a year’s dues.  I spent that day making applesauce.  We got the nicest Jona-gold apples from Pennsylvania.  Out of 3½ bushels we got over 90 quarts of applesauce!  The troops were really out that day!  Sister Sarah, Elmer and Edi, Eldest Daughter, Friend Lynn Lee and Friend Ada Lee.  It was a wonderful time.

Thursday.  More Apples.  This day, we made apple pie filling for Sister Sarah,  Eldest Daughter and some even for me.   (I had done some previously, so I didn’t need so much). Eldest Son’s Fair Spouse joined us and was a most welcome addition to
the other busy hands of Sister Sarah, Elmer and Edi, Eldest and Middle
Daughters and myself.   This day we got over 64 quarts of apple pie filling from 2 bushel, and I have another ½ bushel to use.  So I made some up into apple dumplings, but we have some left to use up somehow.  In the evening was a chorus program at Youngest Daughter’s school, and a very nice program it was.  Those youngun’s are GOOD!

Friday — Certain Man wasn’t feeling good, and he took a sick day.  I ran some errands for him, and had an exchange that just might lead to a secretary/receptionist job for Oldest Son’s Fair Spouse.  It was a day of catching up and putting away and there was one very tired gal by evening.  Oh, and My Sweet Mama came home from Pennsylvania.  It’s so good to have her home.

Saturday — This was the day to cook all day.  We were co-ordinating food for the memorial service for our neighbor and I was cooking stuff for that.  I had good help for it, and everything went well.

Sunday — Church and then we flew home to get ready for the Memorial Service.  It was a warm and special time and I loved hearing all the stories about our friend and neighbor, Mr. Willey.  Again, there was a great helper in the form of Lisa Marieder who lightened my load and gave incredible assistance at the house where we fed probably 50 people.  I came home, found my kitchen all cleaned up by my daughters, fed my ladies and crashed.  Then, in the evening, we had some company to play games and finally, it was time to call it a night.  I slept like a rock and feel so much better this morning.  But now it is off to the dentist and another full week.   I haven’t been able to be as active as I would like on here, but as you can see, there really were some valid reasons.


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11 responses to “

  1. I feel like I have been to a cook out and a hay ride and it was much fun! Great slide show!

  2. Good job with the slide show!  I didn’t even know that was possible on xanga!

  3. Nice to hear from you,I have a strange question You don’t happen to live in Pa do you? I drove past this Little farm about 8 miles from my house called shady acres, I am sure there are many farms called that ,It just got my attention šŸ™‚

  4. belated that is! Happy 55 years young!

  5. Happy Birthday to you!! (a little late) May God bless you with many more!!

  6. You are one busy lady! Enjoyed the slide show!

  7. Happy Birthday to you! many blessings as continue to serve those around. enjoyed the hayride…….:)

  8. Happy Belated Birthday!   I hope it was a nice one.  šŸ™‚

  9. Enjoyed your post. Happy Birthday! Lots of memories and the hot dogs looked so good. They seem to be better roasted over the fire. Getting those apples done sure is a great feeling.

  10. Happy Birthday to you Dear Friend!

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