2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Friday, August 24

Happy 50th Anniversary to my parents.

They beat the odds. They got married in 1962. He was 20 and she was 17. I'm sure there many days they wondered what they heck they had done. But they stuck it out. Now, 50 years later they have three children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Here is a sneak peak at what I've been working on. Meanwhile we are all going up home to the ranch to celebrate!
 
 
 newlyweds
I'm guessing they had been married about 10 years
 
25th anniversary

40th anniversary

45th anniversary


Saturday, August 18

What I did this week...

I got the boys school supplies ready.

I canned a few quarts of tomatoes.

I cleaned my house...and two toilets. Trust me it was overdue.

I was weeding the squash and when I reached down to pull it at the root, I almost grabbed a snake instead.

I scored big time on clothes for the grand girls.

I read a couple of books.

I stayed home, a lot. In fact there are only two things on my calendar for the rest of the month. It's kind of pathetic really.

God blessed in a special way that encouraged me more than I can ever say.

I have this mental to-do list that is a mile long, so once the boys start to school, I'm writing it down and working on it. I'm looking forward to being able to cross those things off the list and know that I'm accomplishing something.

Until then I'm going to enjoy this bit of cooler weather that we are having.

Friday, August 3

Where has my summer gone?

Although it has been a hot and brutal summer here, it has gone quickly. The month of July was a blur.
  1. We spent many hours at the swimming pool, both boys passed their swim lessons and will level up next year.
  2. We had a busy week of VBS.
  3. Then I spent a week praying and worrying about my hometown as the county was engulfed in one of the largest wildfires in the history of Nebraska. My brother was even interviewed on tv.
  4. We are in  a terrific drought, you can check it out here. My garden is struggling along but when I see the corn in the fields I try to remember my garden is small thing in the scheme of things.
And now it is August. We've had many fires in our community over the past week. Last night a storm came through and they said that lightning started 20 different fires. Last I heard they were still fighting two of them. I pray they get the fires out so our firefighters can get some rest, they have to be exhausted.
I just finished a huge project that has taken several months. I'll write about that later.
I took the boys to the dentist and had very discouraging reports. One is going to need several fillings, probably due to all the meds he's consumed in his short life. And the other had no cavities but apparently is missing 4 adult teeth. Weird, huh?
I'm worrying about my older kids, all for different reasons, and missing them all.
I'm praying for my mother in law who is in the hospital and may have to explore an alternative to living at home and that makes me sad for her and the family.

And, I just realized that today was my grandma's birthday and I forgot to call her! ARGH! Making a note to call her in the morning and going to bed. I'm sure when I wake up it will be September and I'll have missed another month, or at least it will seem like it.