Sunday, July 31, 2022

Just a thought...


“Sex,” I was pretty sure, meant whether you were a boy or girl, and “sin” made Tante Jans very angry, but what the two together meant I could not imagine. And so, seated next to Father in the train compartment, I suddenly asked, “Father, what is sexsin?”
He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heads, and set it on the floor.
“Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” he said.
I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
“It’s too heavy,” I said.
“Yes,” he said. “And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you.”
- from The Hiding Place: The Story of Corrie Ten Boom
We are asking our children to carry loads that are way too heavy for them. They should not be forced, as children, to see and feel the world through the lens of adults. Innocence is worth protecting and worth fighting for. We need to do our part as teachers, parents and caregivers to carry certain things for them until they are old enough to bear the load.

I think he was a pretty fine father...
innocence is worth fighting for...

have a blessed day...
 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Happy 4th!

well, we did get a smidgen of rain...

and it cools off from time to time...

85 today, so not so bad but heating up again soon...

no plans for this weekend...

our town did their fireworks and festival last weekend...

the old man is mowing part of the yard now...

it's been 4 weeks since that part was mowed, but its not brown like the neighbors' yards are...

it wasn't that tall, either...

got blooms on the tomatoes and green beans...

they went in a bit late this year...

did my bloodwork Friday morning...

all the vitals were spot on...

I should hear Monday or Tuesday on the lab work...

other than that, its been pretty boring around here...

have a safe and happy 4th!


 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

and the heat wave continues...

what a way to start summer...

praying for those who might not have ac...

dh goes out in the evening and waters...

not watering everything every night...

he's got a rotation planned...

it's been 10 days since we mowed last...

it's just not growing...

we need cooler temps and rain...

so Ida, send some this way, please!

dh did a meat haul yesterday, so we will be putting that in the freezer today...

2 big family packs of ground beef to cook and cool and bag...

we started this a couple years ago...

we cook it down, drain and bag it for the freezer...

saves so much time when making suppers!

we set it down the night before we need it and then just dump it in whatever you are making...

I do that with cooked whole chickens, too...

just de-bone and then make up portion bags for noodles or soup...

got some broccoli to steam and a watermelon to cut up...

just some inside play time...

it's not bad cooking things in the ac...

we have young squirrels and baby bunnies in the yard...

got water out for them and the birds...

keeping the feeders full...

stay safe, y'all! 

Monday, June 13, 2022

it is hot...

there are no photos...

the camera is melted...

it's so freakin' hot here...

been gamin'...

my kids taught me how to do that...

need a nap...

summer can go away...

this is august weather...

I don't want to see august...

are y'all sweatin'?

you can lose 10 pounds looking out the front door...

heat index is 108...

dew point is 79...

you stick your nose out and its drippin'...

good thing I'm not young and stupid and running around out there...

LOL

we have had such a weird spring and now it looks like summer is whacked as well...

10 day forcast shows no relief...

this didn't used to be that bad to take...

I hung out alone...

key word, alone...

now there's 4 cats, 2 dogs and this retired old guy...

I can't run away from home...

because it's too hot...

better take a nap before I get in trouble...

;)

have good days.. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

an old recipe...

 


in case someone needs it...
many of us were raised on this...
I know the shelves are empty in a lot of places...
its just not right...