Monday, October 31, 2011

Do You Suppose ...

It Might Be Haunted?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Photo Hunt - Broken

Broken tree

Broken Fence

Broken rose bushes

Broken sign

Broken flower pots

Other broken flowers

You can find other broken pics at Tennesse Chick's web site.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

21 Quilt Blocks Give Away

My Daughter is having a Give Away. Could you use 21 quilt blocks? Just go over to visither blog and leave a comment. Good Luck !
Winner Winner!
The winner of my daughter's 21 block giveaway is: The Mayo Family Congrats! to you and I hope you will enjoy these blocks. Email Penny your address and she'll get these in the mail to you soon! :o) :o)

Opening Tomorrow

In a town near us, tomorrow is the opening day for Chick-fil-A

Can you believe all the tents and people already camped out? First one hundred people will get Chick-Fil-A for a year. I love their chicken, but not good enough to camp out. There are even some people from West Virgina that came in their cow suits.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10 Cent Day

What fun. Dollar General was selling all their garden merchandise today for ten cents. I got two of the white urn-like pots for ten cents each. (regular $3) I got two of the tin birds for ten cents each. (regular $6) I'm still smiling!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Some Color

The wild grape vines are turning yellow.
The ditch is full of yellow grape leaves.
Did you notice the electric fence for the goats still hasn't been repaired?

This one red leaf gives me hope that more color will come.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Photo Hunt - High

The tower is higher than the trees. You can find more photo huntersHERE.

Hiding in the Bean Field

The soybeans across the road are getting ready to finish up, changing colors already. There is a family of guinea fowl over there hiding in that field. Or at least they were still there yesterday. We found one of the babies on our front porch yesterday, dead on the welcoming rug. We wonder if Missy (dog) has found them. Today we have not seen them come from the field onto the lawn as they have done most days. We don't know if they have moved further into the field or left all together. I hope they have found a safer place to be.

My daughter mailed me two books today. One was The Christmas Sweater written by Glenn Beck, which I sat straight through this afternoon and read. I truly enjoyed this book, Penpen. Thanks for sending it.

Had a visit from my second son today. We checked out his new phone and some of the features. He can get on facebook with it. Now, y'all know I love facebook. Hummm wonder if I want one of those phones?

It has turned off colder. Tonight we will drop in the 40's, so the sweaters will be coming out. Hope things are going good for all my blogging friends.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting There

The fence is back up. Husband put up a few boards at a time when ever he had a spare minute.

The little statue with the umbrella has been moved back into place.

Things are beginning to return to normal. Aunt Elsie's surgery on her eye went well. She can see !! Thank YOU LORD.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Whaley Family Reunion

I stole this photo from one of my neices on facebook. These ladies are preparing to uncover all the bowls of food so we can begin to line up.

Can you believe I took my camera and never took it out of its case? I was too busy talking to the people I didn't know. We had family members that I had never met. And probably our newest member, a three week old baby, named Jackson. (That was my grandfather's name.) And it is my cousin's name and also my great-nephew's name. The littlest member is my first cousin's great grandson. Also my Uncle Odie's great granddaughter,Jessie, was there with her little Grace, which is also a family name. I love my family.

This was one of our larger crowds and everyone had a good time. I might have to "borrow/steal" some more of those pictures floating around on facebook.

Sweet Surprises

Don't you just love getting sweet surprises in the mail? I do ! Thanks Ashley, Will, and Avery!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I love a rainy day

*Note: If you don't like photos opening in a light box, go to settings and formatting and turn it off. I just did this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


After the storm the fence was down all around the property. The goats stayed where they belonged. A couple of them did come across the downed pine that fell into the yard, but they never got off the tree. A large section was down for the trucks to pull into the lot to pile debris onto the burning pile. The goats never crossed that line. I don't know if they were being extra good, or the LORD knew we couldn't deal with chasing goats with all the other things we had going on. The fence is still down in places, but so far, its all good.

If you read my label, you know I've stolen my granddaughter's favorite word.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Snapping the canals on my side of the road.

Lost two friends this past week.

Had a wonderful revival at our church.

Mom got a good doctor's report on Thursday.

Got a wonderful Blessing from Church Services this morning.

Had a fun visit with my SIL at her home in Wilson today.

BIL and SIL took the trip to Wilson with us.

My good looking grandson shaved his head.(long story)

Had chicken and barbeque from Parker's tonight.

SIL got a new assignment that took him back to his home territory.

Life is Good!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Water and Sky

At the top of the bridge all you see is water and sky.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Photo Hunt - Waiting

The people on the Outer Banks are waiting for HWY 12 to reopen. It has been closed since Hurricane Irene.

There is a video on Youtube of the devastation on the island HERE

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Somerset Place: The Collins Family House

Somerset was closed on Sunday, so there was no one there to give us the tour. Except the house cat. She kindly showed us around.
The Gardens were beautiful.
We saw a slave house. Once there were twenty of these on the property.
They had their own hospital on the place.
This grand plantation is located on Lake Phelps which you can see in the background.
And in case you were wondering what the man in the post below saw when he was peeking in the window, I took a picture through the window.

If you would like to know more about Somerset Place they have a websiteHERE.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Help

I got the book "The Help" for my birthday. Once I got started reading, I wanted to read it straight through.

Most of my family saw the movie recently.

Now that I've read the book, I would like to see the movie. The movie is never as good as the book, in my opinion. I guess I like my imagination better than the movie director's interpretation.

The book is about black maids and their white employers in the south during the 1960's. Most of the stories are told by the black maids. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Penny!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Last Of Summer

Officially for me... Summer is over.

My birthday trip back to the Outer Banks. Couldn't go south. So we just hung around Nags Head, Kitty Hawk and Jockey's Ridge. Hurricane Damage is still everywhere. I heard someone say they might get HWY 12 open by the end of next week.