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Wednesday...another running around day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To Longview for BSF - only two more weeks until summer break. Also did some shopping in Longview and back home. Then to church for the last week of "I Am A Church Member" study.

Our cat Cooper has been ill will feline leukemia and was diagnosed 6 months ago. He has steadily gotten thinner and harder to please with food - we've tried chicken, salmon, tuna, steak, cream, ice cream, cheese. He will eat one thing one time and then not again . He does not seem to be in a great deal of pain. So we will take him to the vet just for a once over and suggestion as to what to feed him. He loves to sit in my lap and be petted and still purrs - so I will not entertain any suggestions to put him down - yet.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
Jeremiah 17:7

God bless your hope.

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JANTWO 4/24/2014 1:59AM

    I am so sorry about your cat. emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/24/2014 1:29AM

    Your right, no point in letting him go until he is ready. emoticon

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    Hugs on the ill cat.

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Tuesday - a surprise visitor...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I went over to the old house to work on the garden (the potatoes and onions can be seen) but the peas were just planted and our tomato plants are small. We are experimenting as we planted some yesterday and then we will plant the other half on the 29th like the almanac suggests. We'll see which produce better.

Then I spread Preen in the flower beds and took pictures...

Then I went inside to work on some books and heard Max barking and barking. Usually he only barks when someone is on the property - so I went outside and we did have a visitor...

I got Max away from the turtle and was sure he had killed him..but the turtle finally poked his head out and plodded back under the deck.

I was amazed at the speed in which he plodded. No matter if you're slow, keep on plodding and you'll get there just the same.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all.

God bless your "plodding" toward the goal.

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LORILEEPAGE 4/23/2014 7:52AM

    Looks like a painted turtle, I used to play with this kind as a young girl. The babies hatched in our yard since we lived next to a river. I relate to turtles so much. I like to hide from danger and put up a tough exterior. Plus I'm slow at learning my lesson! emoticon

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IDLETYME 4/23/2014 7:17AM

    This is a terrific blog - I wish I was able to do that. Your flowers are lovely and I'm glad the turtle was okay! Have a wonderful day! emoticon

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JANTWO 4/23/2014 2:33AM

    What a big turtle!!!! I am glad you rescued him from curious Max. Beautiful pictures!!!!

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    Enjoyed the photos!

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MERRYMARY42 4/22/2014 10:19PM

    how neat, love the pictures

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DIBANANA 4/22/2014 9:42PM

  Glad the turtle was not harmed.

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ARNETTELEE 4/22/2014 9:32PM

  Nice photos!

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Monday.. and tired beyond belief -

Monday, April 21, 2014

I took mom to the dentist this morning and it was rather traumatic because she really can't understand instructions but the technicians were very patient and kind. Then i shopped for groceries. On the way home I went by the church and cleaned up the mess left over from all the flowers and vacuumed.

Then I went home and DS wanted to plant today before it rained. DH and I had already planted onions and potatoes. So we planted tomatoes 3 varieties , peppers, and okra. Then we planted purple hulls and blackeyed peas. DH was still hand tilling the edges of the field while DS and I planted.

Then we went to dog training and since DH was so tired, me and Max did it all. And just wore me out. So good night for now. Sleep tight!

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

May God give you rest!

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DIBANANA 4/22/2014 8:55PM

  You do so much! I admire you. I am busy as well. Who said retirement is sitting in a rocking chair?

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DEB62BIE62 4/22/2014 8:24AM

    Hope you got some rest. emoticon

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HARVESTER54 4/22/2014 8:23AM

    There is nothing more wonderful then tired that is earned from work! God has blessed you, Sister. emoticon

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CHRIMSONFYRE 4/22/2014 6:45AM

    Sounds like you are going to have an amazing garden!

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JANTWO 4/22/2014 2:39AM

    I hope you get some rest!!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/21/2014 11:01PM

    Your garden is going to be so good!!

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Sunday - A most blessed Easter...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

We had a packed sanctuary with friend and family. We did the cross of flowers and the youth did there drama to "HE IS". DS came and attended with us. One family rode a chuck wagon and horses to church and let the kids ride afterwords.

DS, Mom and I rode down a country road and took pictures of the wildflowers by the roadside.

All this glory in the space of a country mile.

Psalm 104:24
24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.

God bless you with a glorious awareness of His works.

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JANTWO 4/21/2014 1:54AM

    Oh what beautiful wild flowers!!!!

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PEZMOM1 4/20/2014 10:14PM

    Happy Easter

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IDLETYME 4/20/2014 9:27PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter day. We still have no flowers - still dried up from winter. I do have a few buds on my rose bush. emoticon Thanks for sharing your day! emoticon

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Saturday and everything is in boom...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

There has been loads of rain this spring. So all the grasses and the wild flowers are in bloom. The grass has grown so much and so much needs to be mowed. So with a suggestion from our neighbor, we found a young man that is willing to mow the ditches and we have 1/2 mile of ditches. A very nice young man who says "Yes ma'am" and "No ma'am" and wanted to charge only $100. We told him to go ask his dad to help him with a price that was fair to him. So problem solved.

Anyway - we had planted some things last year that I was sure had died but I hadn't pulled it up. Well, lo and behold, these dead sticks are blooming massively.

Then bulbs our neighbor had given and roses we just planted.

I thought of all the dead branches last year that have bloomed ferociously this year with the rains this year. It reminded me of lives that are dead when washed with the Living water come alive. Another reminder of Easter and life after death - His life after His death assure us life after ours.

Romans 6:8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

God bless you with new life through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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MCJULIEO 4/20/2014 9:49AM

    How beautiful, for the plants...and FOR US!

He is RISEN!

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VTORIA3 4/20/2014 5:43AM

    Beautiful garden photos! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.

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DOUGLYE 4/20/2014 3:50AM

    Wow! Our plum tree is in full bloom, actually dropping the flowers already, but it will be a while before the bearded irises are in bloom. Nice jump start to spring.
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JANTWO 4/20/2014 1:54AM

    Stunning pictures!!!!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 4/19/2014 11:57PM

    Beautiful pictures! Happy Easter!

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DIBANANA 4/19/2014 10:59PM

  So funny.

Last year I bought a Peony and planted it. It seemed to have died immediately. I was going to dig it up and take it back to Lowes but got busy. I went to plant a Lilac there and there it was with nine new stalks! It was doing better than the ones I have had at my others house for years!

Very nice thought.

Have a blessed Easter

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