Today is part of a busy week.  Actually it has been a long 3 days, part of that working on my to-do list for the week.  Sunday found me cleaning out the gutters, trimming tree limbs, weedeating around the garden, planting some extra plants in spaces I have, and moving things off my porch.  This was after getting to be at about 2 a.m. that morning due to a kid who thought that because they were awake they didn’t have to stay in bed or leave (sleeping) others alone.  Yesterday found us gone all day, as will today and tomorrow.

This morning started at 6 a.m. instead of 5:30.  A good thing?  Maybe.  My husband got a work call at 6:30, which resulted in all the kids being woken up then instead of at 7:30. And the guys coming to paint our house today or tomorrow showed up at 7 a.m. this morning. Oh woe is me!  🙂  The point, I had to roll with things which meant no getting the menu for the week posted, the to-do list posted, or whatever else it was planned for today posted.  Instead, I want to share with you some recent images that I haven’t gotten around to sharing with you.


The Groundskeeper

Remember the boxes of jars in the basement?  The ones I got and then forgot about?  Well this (below) is what was in them. Surprise!


Instead of a lot of unusable jars, I found a bunch of half pint jars, jelly jars and some quart jars.  Not bad for a dusty, falling apart box of jars found under a table at a yard sale.


This was also a find several years ago at a yard sale or second hand store or auction, I honestly don’t remember.  Either way, it turned out to be a blessing.  At the times I didn’t use it a lot.  Now days, when I buy meat in ‘family packs’ or larger packages than I need, I am able to measure it out to what a recipe calls for.  In this picture I was able to take three packages of cut up chicken on the bone that had been marked down,  pull the meat off and divide it out between four different recipes.DSCN7990

I have actually used this game in place of Bible Time some mornings?  Is that cheating? Not sure, but some days this is all we can get to. It helps them kids remember their stories – “Which is Noah?  The one with the ark or the one holding stone tablets in his hand”