The holidays have been nice. But we lost a dear loved one. My husband's father. He was 75, and died with lung cancer. He battled it for a long time. He smoked all of his life, but quit about 15 years ago. That wasn't enough. The damage had been done. We will miss you, H.L.!
Since the drought has ended, although we're tremendously still in need of rain, the weather has turned cooler. It was quite cold the last couple of weeks, but this week has been quite warm! I wore shorts and raked leaves Saturday, which was Christmas Eve! Air conditioners were on Christmas Day, for awhile! We do have odd weather here in the South. I never really get used to it cause it's always changing! The heat this year, though! I still can't believe how hot and dry the past few months have been! But I'm ready to start gardening again! I lost total interest in the garden during the drought and heat! The cooler temps have gotten me outside and digging again! I turned up some large sweet potatoes in the garden today. One looks like some sort of animal fetus or something! It's huge! I probably won't do anything with it because it will be so hard to cut. The others are in my pantry, curing. I hope they will be edible. Time will tell!
Speaking of the garden, I really hope to get wood chips brought in soon. I know where a pile is that is in the decomposing process. We can get it any time. There just hasn't been time! Randy has been re-doing our heat. We had a power surge in this area and it demolished our downstairs unit! Randy has been wanting to switch back to a heat pump, so that's what he works on in the evening. We're running strip heat, which makes the power bill very high, but at least we have heat when we need it.
I pray that ya'll will have a wonderful holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year! Thanks for reading and commenting! Blessings from Bama!
|One load of the many I raked Saturday!|
|My new 'Christmas shoes'! I just need to wear socks next time. Got a blister!|
|The tree has some of my homemade ornaments.|
|Our lovely 2016 Christmas tree!|
|Gold and silver wreath I made. The bow is on a wreath on the other side of the door.|
|Another wreath I made.|
|A nice set of two from my sister-in-law.|
|The silly goats kept jumping into the wheel barrow while I tried to scoop their poop!|
|Santa brought a trampoline for the girls! I love it! It is the best baby sitter!|
|My sweet potatoes! I'm going to dig and see if there are more.|
|My new profile pic.|
|Sherry and Gavyn.|
|Three of my sweeties!|
|I love this man!|
|Smoke on the mountain!|
|I love the mountains, even if I got vertigo driving around in them!|