Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I hope everyone is having a safe and happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


So I have a birthday coming up this week...I'm not scared to admit I will be 38! Proud of it! However....I have to renew my drivers license. The NOW photo is way over 10 years old. So I am going to buck up & go get a new one today! BUT first things first....I'm going to get my hair done...then I will go get a new picture ID. I will wear a white t-shirt (it makes for a good non-fat back ground) and I will make sure my make-up is just so. I will leave with the best darn picture ID in America! Every cop that pulls me over will wonder "Who is this girl trying to fool?"....every time I am carded for NOT buying an alcoholic drink (this is another story I will tell later), the sales person will think I had a model pose for my photo ID! Yes sir! I am going with determination today to get a GREAT PICTURE ON MY DRIVERS LICENSE!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


Outside my window...The trees in the pecan orchard are bare. You can now see my home from the road. I don't like that!

I am thinking..."How could I have ate soooo much in such a short time!".

I am thankful for...extra time off with my husband!

From the learning rooms...I am starting a Bible study called "A Woman of Moderation".

From the kitchen...just a few more Christmas dinner left overs.

I am wearing...a white t-shirt and pink jogging pants.

I am creating...entries in my 2009 agenda.

I am my sister-n-law's for New Year's eye peas & mustard greens=lots of good luck and money for the new year!

I am reading...Nothing....going to the library this week.

I am hoping...for a healthy-uneventful new year for my family and I.

I am hearing...Danny coughing more. I don't like it. A call to the doctor is looming.

Around the house...getting the Christmas decor put away.

One of my favorite things...the laptop my Mama gave me!

A few plans for the rest of the week:An appointment with the beautician, drivers license renewal (that means a new Cotton-pickin-picture!),and errands in town.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing...

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Sunday, December 28, 2008


Yes I am glad the holiday season is coming to a close! LOL! We have had a good time around here but lets have some NORMALCY PLEASE AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
My mother-n-law celebrated her 70th birthday with a nice surprise party a couple weeks ago. My father-n-law took her on a tour of Europe 2 years ago and it was there that she fell in love with the Smart Car. So he bought her one for her birthday!

I got to go with them to the dealership in Charleston South Carolina where he bought the car. I even got to drive it half way home. It drives really well, it is very comfortable and roomy & I feel very safe in it. At the dealership, I told the salesman that I thought it was smaller than our Rhino and sure is. When they came for Christmas dinner I pulled the Rhino up beside it to see! Cute huh!

Little Package got her a new ride for Christmas too, however, she cant reach the pedals yet! LOL!

Well we have the New Year's celebration this week, then my birthday, then our anniversary.....and then a DIET PLAN!!

Hope all is well with everyone and that you have a Blessed New Year!

Monday, December 08, 2008


We've had Halloween......

Package and I put up the Christmas Tree......

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and great Fall weather.....

Got the slim crop of pecans Harvested and sold.....

And took a trip to my Mama's in North Georgia.....

It has been very busy around here and December doesn't appear to be any less slack! The majority of the craziness is over just the hustle and bustle of the holidays (Holy Days). I am being intentional on making this year Christ focused. I really want it to be a time for me to remember my Savior.

Monday, October 27, 2008

For Today...

Outside my Window...a cold wind rustling through the orchard. Pecans are falling all over.

I am thinking...I cant believe its time to harvest pecans again. This time last year we had a 4 1/2 pound premi here. (Little Package)

From the learning rooms...helping Little Package's Mama with English homework.

I am thankful weather and Christian friends.

From the kitchen...fried chicken, black eye peas and hoe cake.

I am wearing...Liberty Overalls and a lavender long sleeve shirt.

I am reading...Pecan South Magazine....trying to get an idea on the price of pecans this year.

I am hoping...Little Package's Mama's car is not needing expensive repair work. Danny has to go see what is wrong with her car that wont crank today!

I am creating...a cleaned out area on the porch for fire wood. The temperature is expected to fall into the 30's this week.

I am hearing...gun shots. Danny is out squirrel hunting.You wouldn't believe the damage they do to a crop of pecans.

Around the house...Regular Monday housekeeping chores. Helping Danny get equipment ready for harvest. Blocking off the driveway so pecans don't get crushed. Shaking a few trees near the building so those pecans wont get crushed with all the activity out there.

One of my favorite things...a fire in the fireplace and seeing Fall related posts at all my blogger friends.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...another meeting at the hospital. Keeping the pecans picked up on and near the roads. Baking some sweets to put in the freezer. Enjoying the cold weather and the fireplace.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...nothing like the smell and taste of warm bread!

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Monday, October 20, 2008


For Today...

Outside my Window....the sun is shining, the air is cool and crisp. Pecan husks are opening and nuts are falling here and there.

I am thinking...what warm and Fall like supper can I cook today.

From the learning rooms...what we are learning around here is how to add another conveyor to the pecan cleaner. It will allow us to use the Super Sack bags instead of 100 pound croaker sacks. The change will cut down on back breaking labor during the pecan harvest!

I am thankful days, time with my husband and time with Little Package.

From the kitchen...that's a good question. Supper is still up in the air. Breakfast was warm Cinnamon rolls and 8 O'clock Coffee.

I am cropped jogging pants, a white t-shirt and a grey jacket

I am reading..."Get Out of that Pit" by Beth Moore. I love her books and Bible studies.

I am hoping...I'm not coming down with a cold...I feel achy. I want to get out in the cool air and frolic!

I am creating...a clean an organized work area with Danny. We are getting things ready at the building for the harvest.

I am hearing...the Grandfather clock ticking and Danny cranking the old Dodge pecan shaker.

Around the up from the weekend, washing clothes.

One of my favorite things...warm comfort foods, a good cup of coffee.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week...a couple meetings at work, a trip to the Library, a trip to the court house to re-new some tags and get my early vote in.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

This was a snapshot I took when I stopped at an apple orchard in North Carolina...Fall 2006.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The temperature was 59 degrees this morning. Package and I felt frisky and decided to go for a walk.

The sun was just coming up.

And the Full Moon was going down. Can you see it in the upper right corner?

I love the Fall.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday, October 13
The Simple Woman's Daybook

For Today...

Outside my overcast sky. We have had a nice rain all weekend.

I am thinking...I really need a basic computer class!

From the learning rooms..."Teaching Kids about God" a book by several authors from Focus on the Family.

I am thankful for...having a steady income, for good health, Monday's with Danny, and being able to keep the Little Package while her mama is in school.

From the kitchen...Chili and oatmeal cookies.

I am wearing...grey running shorts and a pink "Alabama" football t-shirt..bare feet.

I am reading..."Eyes on the Prize"...Tales from Grace Chapel Inn by Sunni's a series of fiction Christian books.

I am hoping...for Fall like weather this week.

I am creating...a notebook with easy menu ideas for when we are harvesting pecans. I'm trying to make the grocery list along with it. This is a busy time for us and planning ahead is the only way we can keep from eating out and eating junk during this busy time.

I am hearing...a train from 8 miles away, a rooster crowing, and the wind in the wind chimes.

Around the house...not much...napping with husband and Little Package, watching some movies...this is "OUR DAY" together.

One of my favorite things...watching Pop-pa and Little Package napping and hearing Little Package call me "ME-ME" (today is the first time she has ever said it!).

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The plans at all...Little Package is here this week so we will do regular housekeeping chores and not much else for a change. I will get my kitchen ready that is in the building where we do our harvesting...that's about it.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Looking down our driveway, Fall 2006.

This is the first time I have participated in Peggy's Day Book. She has started a wonderful thing.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Little Package was born just a few hours before my youngest son's birthday. Kevin is now 21 years old to Package's 1 year. This is Kevin holding his neice when she was just a few days old. (YES I'M BALLING AGAIN!!) Where has the time gone?! Kevin had the prettiest hair when he was little....golden ringlets. People would always tell me I had the cutest little girl! Kev would look at them and say "I aint no gul!".

The other pictures are of Package and her mom, Alyssa, at the birthday party. I love the side profiles of mama and daughter....the way Package looks at her mom when it's time to blow the candle sweet!
And as a side note.....Package does not like shoes but she wore them all afternoon at her party like a big girl!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Little Package is ONE YEAR OLD!!!!

Where did the time go? I balled all day yesterday. How can it be?!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008


My 4 year old Frigidaire wall oven quit....with no warning at all! What happened to things lasting 20 years or so? We paid good money for our stuff too. ANY WHO.....I thought I would share with yall one of my favorite things in the PRESSURE COOKER. I bought an aluminum one from Wal-Mart over 10 years ago. It became very porous so I bought a stainless steel pot this year. The difference in price....aluminum $25.....Stainless $60. My Mama told me about the great Pressure Cooker and the time it saves.

You can cook fresh peas from your freezer in 3-4 minutes, dried peas (Soaked) in less than 10 minutes vs. cooking them for hours on the stove. You can also cook meat in them too and its way better than in a crock pot. I cooked a 3 pound pork lion in 30 minutes. If you dont have a pressure cooker.....make the investment and get one. Cooking is quicker and it is much better for you.

So while my roast was cooking I peeled the taters and cooked them, cooked some peas from my freezer....mashed the taters and had it all ready in about 35 minutes.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I put a few Fall decorations out last week. I'm having to arrange things a little different since Little Package is here often. My china cabinet holds a good many items.(Kelli, Mama and I found candle holders like yours a few years ago) I placed my pumpkin tea set in a corner on the kitchen counter. When Little Package started crawling we moved our big coffee table out of the living room. Now that she is walking we placed some things behind the screen in the fireplace. I love AUTUMN!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I confess....I am a sucker for a magazine with an Autumn theme. This year I bought some magazines that I've never looked at before. Southern Living is one of my favorites (I have subscribed to it before) but looking at these others...well I really like them too. Maybe they are not new to you but they are to me!

The "Secret Garden" book I bought at the Goodwill store for 39 cents! I have heard Kelli talk about it (It's one of her favorite books) but I had never read it before. Now I know why she likes it so much!! That is the sweetest book and I didnt want it to end. Now I want to see the movie.

Danny found the worm on one of the pecan trees the other day. The thing was about 5 inches long when he first saw it. This is one weird worm! He had horns all over and big suckers on his belly. I bet money that thing is POISONOUS!! Have you got that chill running up and down your spine yet?


Saturday, September 13, 2008


Dove season came in last weekend here and it is one of my favorite hunts. I dont like the taste of dove but Danny and my boys have always liked them. This morning Danny's brother and his grandson came over for a shoot. As you can see, the morning started off with a little fog. Danny has not felt the best in the world so I'm glad he felt like hunting today.

As I watched my brother-in-law and his grandson from a distance I thought about the specialness of "PAPA'S" and the influence they have on their GRANDS. There is something really neat about those relationships.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As you can see Tropical Storm Fay stopped by for a visit. We lost about 4 big trees and several of the small trees blew over too. We will have to wait and see if they can be saved or not (the small ones, that is). The big trees are a total loss. We pulled a couple back up in hopes of getting one last crop off of them before they are removed. We got 9 plus inches of rain. The wind was blowing so hard at times, we know the gauge was unable to get a really accurate reading. Even the bushes around the house took a beating. We have had worse...much worse so we are very thankful.

The Package has learned to PATTY CAKE, she can wave and say BYE-BYE, and she can say POP-PA now. This little girl is a hoot and a half!!

Well there you have my monthly post.....sad but true.