Monday, September 29, 2014

A Beautiful Sky



 Aren't these clouds amazing??  We went to check cows last night and the sky was just beautiful.




Every few minutes the sky changed. The clouds would look completely different.  AMAZING.



The pictures really don't do it justice.  


What an amazing gift from God.  We are surrounded by His majesty if we just stop and look.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It Is Amazing What a Little Toothpaste Can Fix

Last night my dear hubby and I were watching a DVD.  We are on the one-DVD-at-a-time plan from Netflix, and we got a new red package in the mail yesterday.  So last night we sat down to watch a movie together, something we very seldom do.

Well, we get about 15 minutes into the movie, and it began to skip.  And jump.  And stop.  And DVDs aren't supposed to do that.  

My husband gets VERY FRUSTRATED when the DVD skips, and jumps and stops.  So, I "googled" how to fix a DVD that skips and the first solution was TOOTHPASTE.



So I took the DVD out of the player, squeezed some good old Crest toothpaste onto it, took a cottonball and rubbed and rubbed.  Then I rinsed it off with water, dried it, and put it back into the DVD player.

IT NEVER SKIPPED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, just in case you were wondering if those rumors about toothpaste fixing a scratched DVD were true, I can report that it sure worked for me.  

It's amazing what just a little toothpaste can fix!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Why Won't My Mums Bloom??

I got these mums a few weeks ago.

I keep them watered.

They get lots of sunshine. 

And yet, no blooms.


They look healthy.  But they just won't bloom.  They are supposed to be yellow.

Can one of my beautiful blogging friends with a green thumb tell me what I need to do to coax some blooms out of these mums?

I'd love to see some blooms before it frosts!!!  Blessings to you!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Welcome to My World

It's been awhile since I posted pictures of life Down On The Farm.  So this morning as I headed to work I snapped a few pictures with my handy IPhone.  What did we do before our phones had cameras?  Heck, what did we do before we had handheld phones?? 


This is looking north.  Isn't it beautiful??  And you can see it's still just a little foggy.  We have had lots of fog and dreary days this week.  Hopefully the sun will shine today!  And in case you're wondering, the sucker rod fence encloses the yard around our house. Our house is to the left out of the frame of this picture. 


This is looking west.  You can definitely still see the haze in the background.  And cows.  You can see a couple of cows having their morning breakfast of grass.


More cows.  They aren't concerned with anything but eating grass.  What a life.


Oh what a beautiful morning!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My New Rug

I picked up a new rug yesterday.

This is in front of my kitchen sink.






I love the geometric pattern. 

Really adds a little "texture" to that area if you know what I mean.

Picked it up at Kohls. 

Regular price, $39.99.

Sale price, $19.99

Additional 20% off $15.99.

HOORAY FOR SALES ON TOP OF SALES!!

And isn't it amazing what a little something new can do for a room?  I didn't realize how bare that area was until I put the rug down last night.  Makes me wonder what other small changes I can make to really dress up my house.

Praising the Lord for a little rain this morning.  We are SO DRY here in Central Missouri. 

Blessings to all my blogging friends! 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Busy



Do you feel like your life just gets busier every single day?? I do.

When I was younger, of course not that I'm old by any means, I really thought that when I got older, life would be slower, and I would have some spare time. 

What a joke!!

I think I am busier now than I've ever been. 

And I don't know why??

I have no kids living at home, so I have half the laundry to do, and yet, it seems I still do a lot of laundry.  

And even though I only have two people to feed instead of four, I still seem to buy groceries and cook!!!

I don't have any kids in our local high school, and yet I still go  watch my beautiful niece play volleyball.  (GO MUSTANGS!)  I've been to two games just this week, one "home" game, one "away" game.

I still work full-time, and can see myself working full-time for many more years.  I really do like my job!!!

I still walk three miles every morning at 5:15 (and I can tell you that it is still completely dark when we finish walking at 6:00 a.m. and this morning it was CHILLY!)

I still serve on our local School Board.  And we have regular meetings once a month.  I have just a little over a year and a half left on my second term.

So for those of you that have been where I am, please tell me.  Does life EVER SLOW DOWN??

And just to make it clear, I am NOT really complaining!! I have a wonderful life.  I am so blessed to have family and friends and a job.  Its just that years ago I really thought at this "stage" of life I would have a lot more spare time.  

So the question is, when will this abundant spare time start?  Inquiring minds want to know!!

Be blessed today!!  Remember to pray for our country.  Pray for our leaders.  Pray for my sister-in-law's family as they bury her father-in-law this weekend.  Pray for a sweet blogging friend of mine who is having surgery later this month.  Pray for two little boys, both with very serious health issues, both named Grayson.  These boys need healing, and their families need strength and encouragement.  God is good, and He is still on the throne!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

He Will Stand


If you've watched the news at all lately, I think you would agree with me that everywhere there is turmoil. 

The middle east is in crisis, although that's nothing new.  The weather is strange.  Earthquakes in Oklahoma?  The city of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, well, I'm sure you all know about the unrest there. So many people are sick.  So many people are hurting. And our own government is, in my opinion, a disaster unfolding.

I am unsure of what to do in times of turmoil.  I pray.  Of course I pray.  But there are times our prayers go unanswered, at least in the way we want them to be answered or in the time frame we want them to be answered.

But of one thing I am confident. 

MY REDEEMER LIVES.  And as it says in Job, in the end HE WILL STAND UPON THE EARTH.

One day He will right every wrong.  He will comfort every hurting person.  He will make all things new.

So today as you read the newspaper or watch the news, don't worry.  Your Redeemer lives.  And He hasn't forgotten His children.  Put your trust in Him. 

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