Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.— Oscar Wilde.
I started my morning with my normal cup of coffee. I then spent time cleaning the house before heading to my office. It did not take me long to get my work done in the office.
After lunch I headed to the woods with Finn. No sign of morels, but we had fun anyway. I wore my chicken boots so we could walk the branch in the bottoms.
This evening I once again worked on my quilt. I was able to finish several pieces. It was a beautiful day.
Yesterday morning I put an order in at Walmart for pickup. Today we headed over there to pick it up. I get a message after time for my pickup slot to start. The message told me that my order was delayed. I called them since I was there and they said it would be 2-3 hours before my order was ready. I cancelled my order and went to Kroger. My husband dropped me off and he went to Rural King for bird seed for our neighbor and chicken feed for his mom. I had to wait on a cart at Kroger. You would have thought it was the day before Christmas or Thanksgiving. I could not believe the number of people in the store. My husband text me and said that Rural King was the same. He asked the cashier about it and she said the people flow has been about the same as before the shutdown. The only difference is people are buying more. I was able to get my mother-n-law some toilet paper at Kroger. I really don’t want to go in the store again if it’s going to be that crowded. I came home and placed a pickup order with my favorite Kroger for next Sunday. I have used the grocery pickup ever since stores started doing it. I spend less on my groceries and I get to just drive up and pick it up.
Other than the shopping fiasco my day has been good. We started with watching the Elevation church service this morning. I fixed French toast with my homemade sourdough bread. We had sausage with the French toast.
Now I’m watching Hallmark movies. When I’m done posting this post I will pick up my knitting and finish my scarf.
I was up early this morning. I enjoyed my morning cup of coffee. I then set to cleaning. I swept, dusted and washed a few windows. I swept the front porch.
This afternoon I worked on step four of my quilt.
We took a walk this afternoon. My husband had been bringing in firewood logs and he finished unloading the last load and went with us. This will be the last walk around the fields for a while. They hauled in the turkey manure today for the fields. The trucks started coming in after we got back from our walk. I knew they would be coming because I had been smelling it since yesterday. The wind was carrying that country fragrance with it.
In the middle of one of the fields is an old house site. We believe the picture below is what remains of their outhouse. It has been filled in and the farmers plant around it.
I know we are all looking forward to life getting back to normal. Hang in there and stay safe.
Since the quarantine started I have been letting my chickens free roam to save on feed. Today a coyote tried to sneak in and get his dinner. Thankfully Finn was doing his job and was rounding up the chickens to get them away from the coyote. Tomorrow my chickens will have to stay in their pen. I will do that for a while and randomly let them out in the yard.
Today I finished step 3 of the mystery quilt along. I’m going to try to start step 4 tomorrow.
I received pictures from Missouri today. We are dying to be able to go out to our farm. We can’t do that right now and I’m very thankful for my sister and brother for watching out and taking care of things. Our contractor has poured the pad for our camper. When we do finally get to go back out We will be able to set up our camper and start moving our things into it.
I spent the morning in my office figuring footage for workbill numbers for my business.
I headed outside after my lunch to check out my herbs and a few other plants.
My egg bucket was full so I washed and refrigerated the eggs.
Finn and I went for our normal walk today. We were skirting around the fields when I seen something black scramble across the field. I could not figure out what it was until I got closer and smelled it. Then I was glad it had crossed to the opposite side of the field. I would not have wanted Finn or me to come back smelling like a skunk.
We went down to my favorite spot at the lake. I sat there for a while.
I shot some pics of the blooming trees on my way back to the house.
I enjoyed my day. This afternoon I listened to music, danced around my house getting things done.
Why do we wait till crisis comes
When fear sets in and the body grows numb
To raise our hearts and voice in prayer
Calling to God // now made aware
And why do we think our begging and pleading
Will now be heard by Almighty God’s heeding
As folks are dying and we are reeling
Our invincible life precariously careening
Prayer is not the magic wand // making all serene
Nor the serpent on the pole to look upon for healing
God is not simply at your beck and call
Now that you have need and life’s about to fall
Crisis makes all aware that God has always been there
From everlasting to everlasting // though we never gave a care
Prayer does not bring OUR answers in time of despair
But rather strength and endurance to face all that’s there
So weep not for the grateful dead now…
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This morning I paid the first of the month bills and then enjoyed a cup of coffee with a bit of reading.
it was a bit on the cool side today. This afternoon I worked on my quilt pieces. I got a few done with several left to do. I was watching the PBS Little Women series as I worked.
My Diamond painting got a little attention this afternoon. Now I’m working on finishing a scarf I’m knitting.
Stay safe and have a good evening.