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?!!!