Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
when nails shall pierce Your hands and feet
AS YOU Provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne,
we lift our praise to YOU alone---
for YOU'RE the gift that we receive
the moment that our
This Christmas, as you consider
ALL THE AWESONE THINGS
that have come to you through
JESUS, GOD's perfect gift,
REMEMBER THAT IT IS BUT A TASTE
of all the good things that are yet to come.
_copied from a Christmas Card I received from my aunt Ethel.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
|The parking lot leads out to these rocks, where a lot of people come to fish. We saw a few tying their luck.|
|Looking back at the way we had come. I had no trouble on the walk over, but I had to stop and rest on the way back. Husband had absolutely no trouble hiking the trails. I guess I need more exercise.|
|At last we were here. I'm behind the quilt and Husband didn't mind at all taking this picture. We were in our own little world. After this picture, I posed the quilt on some old cement structures from the old life-saving station. They can be found here. Husband was beginning to warm up to the idea of traveling with this quilt.|
Saturday, November 24, 2012
I have never done any black Friday sales, even though some of my kinfolk do... but none in my immediate family went this year... And I'm so glad after seeing these headlines this morning on Drudge Report:
'Gang fight' at Black Friday sale...
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper...
Shots fired outside WALMART...
Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS...
Customers run over in parking lot...
Woman busted after throwing merchandise...
Thousands storm VICTORIA'S SECRET...
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones...
Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007...
Shoplifter tries to mace security guards...
Men Steal Boy's Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND...
Heckler calls them zombies...
Manhattan cop busted for shoplifting...
Shopper Robbed At Gunpoint Ouside BEST BUY... There is absolutely nothing I want bad enough to get out in that madness... Okay, I'm headed back to the couch... Y'all have a good day...
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We have been to the outer banks many times, but have never checked out Wanchese NC. This time we decided to check that area out. Not too much to see. The road ran back of most of the businesses on the water. I noticed this huge old barn like structure right beside the road. I asked my husband to stop and let me take a picture by the barn. He didn't want to do it, but to satisfy me he stopped. I asked him to get out and take the picture and I'd hold the quilt. He refused... so after much coaxing he finally agreed to take the picture ... from the truck...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Still in Plymouth. Couldn't pass up warming up this old boat.
I have always loved boats. My granddaddy had a small fishing boat. During the winter he turned it over so water didn't collect inside. We always enjoyed playing on the turned over boat. In fact I have an old picture of my youngest sister posing on that boat.
Boats and ships are some of my favorite things to photograph.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As I left that day to go on our ride, I grabbed the quilt to take along. My first place I decided to display it was in Plymouth, N.C. In my mind I was going to drape it on the railing on the porch of the Light House there.
As I started up the steps, I was greeted by a chain. There was no sign, but I took that to mean I must not go any farther. Not to be outdone, I just draped the quilt over the chain and took this picture.
It would have looked so much better on that porch rail. Oh well, on to the next adventure...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The first picture is one I took of the sand dunes along highway 12 on our ride towards Rodanthe last Wednesday. The second picture was taken by Steve Earley of The Virginian Pilot of the same road and posted today. Hurricane Sandy really messed up things, didn't she?
Saturday, October 27, 2012
When they said "Hurricane" I thought of all the mess we had to clean up after "Irene" and hoped that this storm would stay off our coast. I know they are predicting a "big storm" when/if it makes landfall. I am praying that it stays out to sea.
This has been a good week. Husband and I took a whole day for ourselves and visited the Outer Banks. Last year when we went we couldn't get onto Bonner Bridge because of all the damage from Hurricane Irene, so it was good to see all of Hatteras Island this time. We rode across the little temporary bridge they had put up where the new inlet had been cut by the hurricane. The new sand that has been pushed up along Pea Island rose higher than our truck. It almost felt like Hyw. 12 had moved. This time there were new "Wings" stores and "Kitty Hawk Kites" stores. We had seen them on the northern parts of the Outer Banks, but on Hatteras it was more natural. My thoughts were, its getting more like Myrtle Beach.
I know the people out there are watching this storm closely. I hope it passes them gently and they don't have to start all over again. Me, I'm waiting for some more sunshine like we had the day I took the above picture.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This week was not busy, yet it has seemed like a very long time. This week I read the book Vera's Journey . It was a long book, but so very interesting. My neighbor let me read her copy. Some of her family is connected to Vera's family.
Today we went to the funeral of a friend of my husand. He will be missed. He often came by to visit with my husband when he was working in his lawn mower shop.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
My husband killed a couple of roosters yesterday and made chicken salad. When I hear him sit around and talk about how good mama's chicken was and how they went out and rung their necks, and plucked the feathers, etc.... I know that good memory is not even worth thinking about. The meat of the yard birds is tough and stringy. Yuck... (remember Penny?) I prefer grocery store chickens.
The price of feed is increasing every day. The hens pay us back with eggs. The eggs are just as good as the grocery store eggs to me. We don't eat goat meat.... (yet !!) The three Billy goats in the picture are for sale. We listed them today on Craig's List. WOW, There is a long list of goats for sale on there. They are selling much lower than what my husband wants for these. One person in a town not far from us has 22 chickens and 17 goats that "have to go". Free to anyone that will come to get them. Today when my husband went to buy feed, he asked the man at the hardware store if he wanted to buy some goats. The man shot right back, "Do you want to buy a hardware store?" He's ready to retire but no one wants to buy his store.
The best part of my day was all the pictures and the video of my great-grands that were posted on Facebook today... the wedding pictures of my granddaughter and my brother... they share the same wedding day... years apart... I know I say this all the time... but I love Facebook!!
We are having to make changes to our insurance provided from the company from which my husband retired. We thought everything was set. Not so... don't know if it is because of the new healthcare or what... but the company is making changes. So part of this day was spent on the phone getting the first part of this ordeal done. I hate change!! My dad retired from the same company, so tomorrow I will be back on the phone trying to get mama's information in the pipe line.... I will have to go to her house, so she can get on the phone over and over and give them permission for me to do this stuff.
Hope your day was good!