Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My New Job

I got a new job.....
OK let me correct that....

I Got "A" Job.

I did not apply for it.
I did not ask for it.
I do not get paid for it,
and before my husband makes a comment about it
No I am not very good at it either.
But.....I get to be the boss....
at least I'm the boss of these two workers.
Meet my co-workers.....Todd & Jag.
They LOVE the job.
Don't they just look like your normal "cow dogs"?
This is our job....feeding the cows.
Yes, it is dry, just look at all the dust they stir up just walking in.
They love my "cooking", 
not a picky one in the group.
I must say they don't tip very well,
but on the other hand they don't gripe much either.

Thanks for visiting my "working" part of the country,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Stockings

 I have always been told that I see things different than most people....good or bad.
When I saw this house falling down I first thought it looked like a great photo and then....
I saw Christmas stockings.
I got my husband to go out and get some boards from the house.

 Then I got a pattern from the internet and he cut me out some stockings.
 I had some ribbon and first made some bows out of, and tied with wire.
 Then took some greenery with pinecone (this is actually one bunch that I took apart). works with us.  A Rusty snowflake and bell.
 Tied them all together, the bow, greenery, snowflake and bell.
Then just stapled them onto the stocking.
I'm going to hang them outside for Christmas.
They are rustic and fit our house perfect for the holidays.

Thanks for visiting our part of the country,

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sugar Cookies

My family loves sugar cookies and so for my son's birthday I made him a bunch.
I refrigerate the dough and then roll it out and cut out the shapes.....
today I picked pumpkins.  (I made these a few weeks ago)
Cool them.   
(don't look at the edges, I cover this up...ssshhh nobody will know)
Then I "piped the thicker frosting around the edges to make a border.
Then "flood" the center.
He is a hungry, spoiled birthday boy......
These cookies taste great, 
but the shiny, smooth cookie looks nice also.

Our daughter is famous for these in our family.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Anyone?

 I thought this was fitting picture for the week of Thanksgiving.....
I did, but...

the turkeys......not so much.

Wishing everyone a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting my very blessed part of the country,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall in the Country

Just a simple photo of fall.
When I lived in California I missed the changing of the seasons.
Now, I enjoy the changes they bring.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Reception

This is my last "wedding" update.

They did the traditional "cutting of the cake".......
 and the "toast".
 She was never nervous....just happy.
 My husband always manages to find the babies.
This is the bouquet toss....notice several of the girls going for it....
and so proud/lucky they are the one who "won" it.
 Now look at the guys waiting for the garter.
They almost look scared of it.
sounds a lot more fun than rice, 
at least my daughter thought it did.....
 and oh, was she so right.
I love this colorful picture of them leaving the church.
This just might be my favorite wedding photo.
See the sprinkles in her hair and
the huge smile on her face.  
They had a beautiful and fun wedding.

Thanks for visiting our blessed part of the country,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Country Road....Take me Home

 Fall colors and a country road....don't ya love 'em?

Whenever I see a country road it always reminds me of...
 a song by John Denver...
"Country Road, take me home".
Right about now you should be glad you can't hear me singing it.

God you have a great imagination with your colors.
Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Western Sunrise???

I took these pictures a few months ago.....this was when we still knew what clouds were. LOL

 I'm not a meteorologist but I was always taught that the sun rises in the east, so then why when I looked out the window to the "WEST" this morning did I see the sun shining in the clouds?
You can tell from the photo how dark it still is out.
I had to grab my camera ASAP and snap a couple of shots to show you all that the sun now can rise in the West.....
at least her in my part of the country,

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

This Ol' School House

This is an old school house that is a couple of miles from our house. 
I stopped by this last summer for a closer look.
No longer in use, and out in the middle of "No whereville" .
Complete with a merry-go-round, 

and a slide to play on.  
I wonder if kids still know what some of these toys batteries or internet here.
No indoor plumbing either.
Not even indoor running water.
It was a simple time.
Just a look at an Ol' School House...."Remember When"
My husband said that it hasn't been used for a school house for 75 years or so 
and is used on occasion for a "community building" now.

Thanks for visiting our part of the country,

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Dry Beautiful Summer & Fall

 Yes we have had a dry summer and now a dry fall,
and yes we have had a hot summer.
But this country life can still be a beautiful,
at least to me.

We are still praying for rain,  it is needed so bad in our part of the country,

Thanks for visiting our brown and beautiful country,