Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Good Evening!!  Whew, here it is almost another week!  It's been busy though, if that's a valid excuse?

I just spent the afternoon at Trinity in Clear Lake with the Treadlers group, getting ready for the sale on Thursday.  We filled every table and rack we could find!  I think there are more quilts than ever before, and there are soooo many really beautiful ones.  Some really large ones too.  I sure hope we have a good turnout on Thursday, it would be a shame if there aren't a lot of people to see and enjoy them.

Sunday evening into late Monday night, the wind really blew here, gusts up to 65 mph!  We had so many apples all year, but a lot of them are on the ground now.  I'm so disappointed.  We wait for the first good frost, as they are better after that, but it's been just too nice this year and we haven't had that frost yet.  I'm hoping that by that time, we'll have help to pick them and some left to pick!  The ones I've picked up from the ground are pretty good.  

Tomorrow is beautification day again, and Teddy is due for that on Thursday.  I'll drop him off in the morning on the way to Clear Lake, and pick him up after the sale.

Thanks for letting me know if you're able to see the pictures.  So far I've heard from 3 people, 2 don't get them and one does??  Still can't figure that out.
And that's about it for now.  Have a great evening and tomorrow!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” - Proverbs 15:1


Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8, 2015

Brr, it's still chilly, we aren't seeing any signs of that warm up they talked about.  Maybe by Saturday.  It is October, so I don't know what I'm expecting!

I've heard from several people that they aren't getting the pictures I post.  Please let me know if you are or aren't.  I haven't been doing anything different, I think it must be something with google +.  I'll have to mess around and see if I can come up with a different way of posting them.

It's been a busy couple of days.  Tuesday morning I  had book club in town.  They've finally gotten that street tarred, so I could actually drive up to the library!  Yay!  We discussed "Home Front" by Kristin Hannah. I had listened to this book when I was working and it was very good.  Very emotional.  She has written several excellent books.  We had a large group, more than usual.  We went to Subway for lunch afterwards.  Then I headed home, made a couple cards, and off to Trinity Treadlers!  We're getting close to the sale day, it's the 15th.  So many things to finish up and discuss.  These are some of the Treadler ladies.

When I got home, Zach called, so we were able to wish him happy birthday!  We had a nice visit with him.  

Yesterday, Ted and I went on a walk, which we hadn't done for over a week!  He was thrilled.  When we got back, I grabbed a bucket and picked up some of the windfalls.  Orrin thought that was silly since there are still so many on the tree, but it bothered me that they were going to waste.  Then I made some bread, making one loaf of regular bread, one loaf of cinnamon bread, and a pan of caramel rolls.  After that, I did my magic with the apple peeler and took care of the apples.  After we had supper, I made a pan of apple bars.  I was ready to be off my feet by the end of the day.  Some of it went into the freezer for the sale next week, and some into the fridge for us to enjoy!

Today's been rather quiet.  I've done some card making, and some cleaning up and that's about it.  When I went outside, it was windy and chilly, so didn't do the walk.  Orrin needed me to run to town, so I took the Buick and Teddy rode along.  When I stopped at Jim's, he jumped over me and out of the car.  I think he thought we were at Vicki's!! He ran to a young girl who brought him back to the car, silly dog!  He would have come back when I called him, but it was nice that she caught him.  

And now I have a roast in the pokey pot for supper, so should go do something about that.  Have a great day!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

See you later, alligator

 Jesus said, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."


Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

Happy October!  Where has the summer gone? Why do we ask that, when we know it's just rushed by.  It sure turned chilly here, though it's supposed to get warm again by the weekend.  They're even talking about getting to the 80's, if you can believe it!  We're not so patiently waiting for a good frost so we can pick our apples.  I'm going to have to watch the windfalls and use the ones that are fit.  We can't believe the number of windfalls we've already thrown out this year.

I had craft club tonight, which is always fun, and when I came home the coyotes were really howling to the west.  So Teddy will be going out on the lead again for a while.  I don't think he could outrun them.  And I'm not sure he's smart enough to stay away from them.  :(

We went to Octoberfest at Great Plains on Saturday.  They had a pretty good crowd and lots of items.  Orrin was watching for a rifle, but the one they had went pretty high.  Jeremy was wanting one.  So we'll have to check around.  It is a fund raiser, so there aren't any bargains as a rule.  Scott Gillespie was the auctioneer again, and he does a good job.  I visited with his mom, Marilyn for a little while.  I did get some honey, which is one of the things I wanted, as the bread I make uses honey.  

Sunday we went to early service and bible study again, but since we had been in town on Saturday, we didn't have any errands, so we went home right after eating lunch.  Later in the day, Terry and Kathy came over to pick up the tractor (again).  Hopefully, the problem is taken care of this time.  They brought some more  honey!!  So Wendy, if you want some, let me know.

Today was just a normal (for us) day, nothing exciting.  Tomorrow will be busy, with book club in the morning and Treadlers in the afternoon.  I did get a couple of cards in the mail this morning.  Zach's birthday is tomorrow and I sent one out for birthday club.  I colored some tonight at craft club, so I can finish them in the morning.

And that's all from here!  Be sweet, parakeet!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy.
Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
(Ac 2:38–39, NIV 2011).


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday morning, October 3, 2015

Well, I tried to do better but just marginally!  I guess I have to just make myself post every night even if we didn't do anything eventful during the day.  Mostly because by the time too many days roll around, I've forgotten what we've done.

Yesterday was Jane and Gene's 59th anniversary.  I came across a family picture from 1960 the other day, of Oma and Opa, Robert, Jane and I, just took my breath away for a bit.  We will all be together again some day. 

We're getting ready to go to Great Plains today for Octoberfest.  I made 2 apple pies to take, so we'll go this morning.  It's from 1-6.  I made 3 pies last night, and will keep one home for us.  :)  It's always a good time and a wonderful fund raiser for the school.  

It's soon getting to be time to pick apples again.  We haven't had a good frost yet, but it's getting closer.  It was in the high 30's this morning.  I hope we'll have some helpers again this year.  We've lost quite a few to windfall this year, but there are still a lot in the tree.  We found out when we were at Wendy's that our crab apple trees are enough to pollinate our big tree. We had wondered about that, since it's a long apple tree. We went to the Jolly Lane nursery there, and talked to them for a while, and got lots of good information.  I came home with a new hanging houseplant, a goldfish plant.  It's really pretty.  I'll add a picture.  Which brings up another question.  Alan said he wasn't getting my pictures to come up.  And when I asked Kathy she said they weren't coming up for her anymore either.  How about the rest of you?  Please comment to let me know.  I've been using my phone through google to add pictures, I may  have to figure something else out.  And please do feel free to comment, there's a place to do that at the bottom of the blog.  Comment on anything, good, bad or indifferent!

Monday I had club here and that was fun.  One long time member dropped out, so we are down to 7 now.  7 old ladies just having a good time!  Got the house in pretty good order.  I still have work to do upstairs, but will take a break for now.  The rest of the week was just work as usual.  Made some bread one day, and baked pies yesterday.  

And not much else to add, this next week should be busier.  I did some stamping of images and was going to start doing some coloring, but haven't gotten that accomplished yet.  It's so easy now, with my little corner all set up!

Here's a picture of our Treadlers group, and also of my new plant.

And that's all for now, will add more later.  Hugs,
Orrin, Linda and Teddy

For some reason, Proverbs 11:25 came to my mind where God tells us that “a generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”