Thursday, January 27, 2011

Simply Country Gardens

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Check out Selling Blog

Hey folks...have been putting a few simple goodes on my Selling Blog, so go on over and check them out.

Also, I recently noticed that I've got almost 100 posts, so I think I should have a give-away. Keep will be soon. to think of something really special to give... : )

There should be a better way..

There should be a better way! Got a call early this morning that we wouldn't need to venture out to help put the 'meals on wheels' food together because school was cancelled...because of the weather...again. The program goes by the school schedule. No school? No meals delivered. Hmm...don't people still need food? Especially because of the weather? I know it's dangerous for many of us to get out on the treacherous roads when there is snow and ice, but we were willing to try. Instead, we snuggled down and went back to sleep. How can we do that so easily when many folks had no means of 'snuggling'...very little source of heat and now, no food.
We live in the Blue Ridge gets really cold and it snows...and lately, that happens a lot! But what do the recipients of these food deliveries do when we can't get the food to them? Many of them aren't able to cook...many don't have the food items to cook...And what about the children who don't get to school because of the weather? Last year, they never were able to 'make up' the missed days "because of weather". Many of these children don't get a meal if they don't get to school. And if they don't have school on Fridays, they miss out on the food sent home for the weekend (The Backpack Program) What about them? There should be a better way!
So frustrating... Now it's about 10AM and looks like the sun may later, the temps will warm up (to a sultry 38*) Maybe some of the snow might melt and access to some remote places will be better...but we didn't go in to prepare the food, so these folks will miss that 'meal on wheels' today...I guess they can enjoy the sunshine as they listen to the rumble of their tummies...hungry for food and hungry for a friendly face...hungry for warmth...and maybe they can explain to the children why they don't have food today either. There should be a better way!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Yes, I do blog...

Yes, I do blog...

Yes, I do blog...just not as much as I should or could. LOL I have some friends who want to see & hear more blogging and some who don't care if they ever read mine or anyone elses.

Ok..this is for the ones who care... : ) The pic above is one of my favorites...first of all, I love Giles' workshop/barn. I can look out from the cabin and invision him working away at some wonderful creation. Sometimes, we'll go for hours and not communicate, but all either of us has to do is push a button on the intercom and hear the other one answer.

This time of year, it's hard to get too many simple goodes completed because of the weather...after all, that heater will only heat so much and feet do get cold. I don't venture out there too often in the'll laugh, but one reason I don't is my legs are so short, if there is much snow on the ground, I need 'hip boots' on just to plow through and down the hill.

I just leave him to his work and I try to do some stitchin' or some hand-work up here in the cabin. Around lunch time, he'll trudge up here for something warm to eat and then off he goes, back to his work. The man cannot sit still, so it's good that he has such a welcoming place to create...and I'm sure he spends a good amount of time day-dreaming too...about SPRING! A long time off, but a man can dream!