Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's NOT Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Well...here we are at December 3rd, and I still have YET to put any decorations up or anything!
I decided to go outside a few minutes ago and give you a little bit of a backyard tour!
First of all...THIS BEAUTY....
When my Pappaw Fred died in 1996, he left my brother, my sister, and myself FIVE acres of land on the farm. We got to pick where each of ours would be, just as long as it wasn't in the middle of the farm or anything.
So, I picked my spot and my sister's land is right beside of mine. I am standing in our driveway and facing her land. On her land sits this glorious beauty. Hmmm...I don't think beauty is the correct name--maybe BEAST!
My daddy seriously tried to move this lug, but it won't budge, or so he says. We have threatened to string lights on it at Christmas every year, but have failed in doing so over and over again! This year, by cracky, it's gonna the the highlight of the farm! Matt Roloff ain't got JACK on us let me tell ya!
Next is an old barn that's also on my sister's property. We played in this barn a little bit as kids. There is a bigger barn on the other side of the road where we really spent a lot of our time, but this one's on it's last leg. Before it is taken down, I'm getting some of the wood. Big Daddy says he's going to make me a really big farm table from the wood, and I'm seriously drooling already just thinking about it.
I've also thought that maybe I could just use some of the planks and nail them to the wall and have me an old timey kitchen when we build. Do you think that's a crazy idea? I think it'd be really cool.





Above you'll see my baby tree. My daddy dug up two different trees at two different times and tried to plant me a good tree in my front yard. Both attempts failed as those trees decided they were pretty ticked off about being relocated, so they just bit the dust. Lo and behold, some of the seeds or something set and have taken root. Maybe in 30 years, it's gonna be a grand beauty, ya think?
My brother in law built this Hillbilly Fire Pit in our backyard. We love taking chairs and sitting out by the fire on Friday nights. There ain't nothing like a good steaming hot cup of coffee to combine with laughter and stories around the fire! Call us redneck, but we are HOOKED!


Here's our little wood pile too. Can you hear that? It's the cries of all that wood, beggin us to be lit, so they can hear our stories and offer warmth soon!


Just thought I'd let you see two views from my back STEPS. Notice, I didn't say porch. I'm hoping Big Daddy will feel sorry for me and do something about my "back porchless" situation!

Finally, I'll end with the best thing I've created lately. Make you a cup of coffee using Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer. Then add real Cool Whip from a container out of your freezer to the top. If you've ever wondered if Heaven has a taste, I found it!

Please say a prayer for our family today! Daddy and my sister, Doodah, are taking mammaw to her wound care doctor today at 2:30 to check on her bedsore's status. It's really grossly nasty, but the sore is dramatically improving!
We're taking Lil R at 1:30 to the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. His pediatrican referred him because she says his tonsils are kissing! I'm not sure if I want them to get them out since he's not even three yet, but it will help with ear infections and strep, both of which he's had in the last two weeks.

Enjoy your day today!

2 comments:

Cat said...

Thanks for the tour. I'll bring the kids when you put up your Christmas lights on old beauty. You're killing me withe Matt Roloff refence! Killin' me! See you tonight.

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I love the Christmas ideas and the idea for the wood in the kitchen! It would definitely serve as a great keepsake.

My opinion on the tonsils is that if they want to take them out, go ahead and do it - or don't wait too long. I had mine removed about 3 years ago and it was TORTURE. They say the older you get, the harder it is. My brother had them out when he was 5 and he did great. At 23, I would have rather experienced child birth all over than do that again. Seriously, it was THAT bad. I'm so glad those boogers don't grow back!!!

Good luck with tonsils and Christmas decorating!!!