everyday life as I know it






Stella, a daughter-in-law was at the house visiting with two of her kids, Lenea and Christopher. Chance, Terri Mae’s son was also there as had stayed over the night before with Christopher. Chance, age 5 and Christopher age 7 are out back playing with sticks and acorns. I had a great idea…..”hey boys,” I bellowed from the upper deck. “Grab that bucket over there, load you a whole bunch of acorns, and see who can throw the farthest over that fence into the trees.” I’m thinking….Terry will be so proud of me, I got all the nuts out of the yard so mowing wouldn’t be a combative sport similar to that of dodge ball. Go me!!

Stella and i return to our business of unpacking boxes from my recent move. The house was still cluttered and the items we need….somewhere in one of these boxes. We were making great progress….the boys gathering acorns, Lenea folding clothes….she is such a good helper. A little coffee and we were buzzing through boxes and making a house a home.

I heard a strange noise….I looked at Stella. TING! TING! What in the heck?!? It’s coming from the back of the house. We peek out the back window only to find the boys throwing the acorns at a previously made target in the backyard. Ohhhhhh man…I was trying to get the nuts out of the yard…now they’re just moved across the yard….great….all that hard work in getting them moved…what to do? What to do!!



lol..couldn’t help it

I’m sitting on the deck……iPadding…..and this nut comes from the top of a tree, down a branch, changes direction, hits another branch, changes direction again, falls a few feet, hits the railing of my deck, slams the floor of the deck, rolls across the floor, hits a chair leg, then comes to rest inches from my toe…..I think that nut is out to get me 🙂


Once in a blue moon

Once in a blue moon? Ever heard that phrase? Well, if you were one of the many waiting for that blue moon I hope you didn’t miss it last night. The last one was in 2009, the next one in 2015. What a spectacular sight!!! Terry, my husband, Terri Mae, his daughter, Rod, her husband and myself took the opportunity to enjoy the blue moon from the water.
We loaded up the jon boat and the canoe and hit the lake. We arrived at the lake around 8 pm and after unloading the boats we were ready to take a late night stroll.

We had never been to this particular lake before so I was watching extra close to the area directly in front of us. The last of the sun light was just about gone. The moon lit the water pretty well….we could see the light reflecting from the water.

The trip began in the lake and we scurried across it heading toward the river that fed it.

Houses on the river lit the banks, the evening call of the wild began to pierce through the trees. We came around a bend and the full beauty of the moon was clear. The clouds surrounding the moon gave a mysterious glow…almost a harvest moon. The stars were bright like a million diamonds in the sky.

We rode through the lily pads until the depth was less than a foot. We tied the boats together and Terry and Rod took turns using their trolling motors to cruise up river. Terri Mae and I stood in the boats and felt the wind through our hair…the cool against our faces. The ride was amazing and I can’t wait to do it again.

Life on the Ridge

Gooooood morning! I sit atop my upper floor deck overlooking my ridge. We’ve just purchased a home that sits up and behind all others….our elevation, 900 feet. The 15 acres slope downward and the view from my deck is of the valley and other ridges…..I can see for miles. We had some rain last night….it’s a little foggy, but gives a mystic feel to the air. The tree tops are poking through the low clouds and the sun is trying to burn its way through. The light chirps of the birds in the tree tops are calling on the sun.


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