Sunday, September 24, 2017

Fall Market At Horton's.....

   I had a wonderful day Saturday....the entire day  !! I feel up lifted in my spirit even. Look what a glorious day . I parked on the east side of the courthouse.  They are still working on it...but stopped for the weekend.
  The front windows of Horton's always  look inviting.
  There were plenty of cute fall things to decorate our homes.
  Outside venders had some great wares . Look at this old dining set. Gee this is the kind of table we grew up eating around. This booth had a bit of everything. The heat of the day made it  tough to stand outside much.
 Back inside to look at their décor. Couple of cute birds                                                                                                                
Back outside, LOL... look at these wooden pumpkins. Something cute to make with your children.
  Big beautiful potted mums all over the store to take home. This would be my mom's favorite color. :)
  There's a new sign out front announcing the fudge inside.
  This fudge is made by the Horton's.  So many tasty flavors, cotton candy, peanut butter, pumpkin pie, maple walnut , and many more.
 Sorry, I can't turn this ....I bought some fall cards, and a  fridge magnet. I am proud I did not buy any fudge. So tempting. Now today, I see it was a good thing I did not buy any...My daughter Karen brings over a fund raiser item I had ordered from my g.daughter Savannah...yes, it was chocolates. LOL
  I had a truly great day with my daughter and some wonderful friends. I will save that for another post. :):)
  Wow, it's hot here...been in the 90's, which for old ladies like me is about 125 degrees. :)  Staying in today and getting some chores done . I will do some letter writing later.  Enjoy this day and remember those in need of our good thoughts, prayers and donations. XO

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Happy Autumn.......

  This is a flyer insert that was in the town's paper. It says that Needler's will now be the new name on our old Mash grocery. I am so thankful to this brother and sister team for buying our local store , to keep it up and running in our town. Julie and Michael Needler have grown up in the family own grocery business .
 Tuesday, my daughter Kathy and I drove around our county taking pictures of farm land , schools and barns. This a soy bean field was  loaded with color, as the beans start changing.
  This is the only barn picture I have left...I accidently took a photo in the car and as I was deleting it , I wiped out every picture I had taken the whole morning. YIKES !! Kathy gave me the dickens for doing any deleting before getting home to go thru my photos.  I took my camera along also and I can't  load photos on my files now that I had the computer worked on. What more ???
 As you can see it was an overcast day Tuesday. It is looking more fall like as our temperatures soar back to the high 80's for a while.
  My daughter Liz sent me a photo of her new door color mixed with her fall porch décor.  I am really liking that door. :):)
  Some photos of our flowers here.
  I some times make bouquets from them.
  They are growing pretty full now.
  This is one of my favorite colors of mums here.  I have some errands to do today and need to get busy.  Wishing a good day for all of you. Praying for  those effected by  the storms and the quake.
  Do a good deed today. XO

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This Week's Bits.....

  On our way to Kokomo , to the Meijer's Store. To pick up free cholesterol meds. That's  one way to get people into the stores. I thought it was a beautiful day and the corn is turning.
  Same day(Thursday) , back in our town heading to Marsh. ...just in time for a train to roll thru. Ted says, "Oh that darn train!" I say, "I love the trains." LOL I know of others who love train also. This is the train that went by my house in town, that I miss so much.
  Now this I do not love...so sorry for those that do....but I call this, "Ok for your backyard, but not mine". LOL
  This is what I really love. Sunshine !!!
I am showing this pepper plant for Louise of  "Cards4ubylouise" ....She asked about my garden. LOL
This is the tomato plant , and folks that is the extent of my gardening. :):)
The rose bush produced this last rose. I thought it needed to be picked and enjoyed in the house.
 So I put it with some daisy like flowers...mums? I bought this as a mum, but it appears to be like a daisy. I put them in a Dixie cup of water, then into this metal pitcher.
 On a sad note . My children's dear uncle Johnny , pictured here with my daughter Karen , passed away this week.  He was what I would call an everyday Joe.....the kind of man that our great country has many , many of in our population. The kind that worked a factory job for  30 plus years .  He raised a family.  He loved fishing and visiting family and friends.  Never bothered a soul, gave everyone a fair chance. We will miss him.
  Still holding the victims of the hurricanes in my thoughts and prayers. XO

Friday, September 15, 2017

It's Fun And Work.....

  Catching the reflection of the setting sun on the garage/shop.  Thursday started out foggy and cloudy but ended nicely.
  This is the same shot this morning (Friday) . It's foggy but the sun is rising to burn the fog off.
 I can see the sun come up out front now , at this time of the year.
  You can see the fog is kind of thick in this shot.
 Celebrating my grandson Korey and his wife Ashley's third anniversary this week.  Here they are standing in the outdoor spot in the mountains , where they were married. They are the most adventurous young couple. Always up for hiking or traveling .
 I just had to throw this picture in the mix. On the left is Max at 4 months and on the right is his brother  Luke wearing the same little man outfit .
  Sorry this picture seems rather dark...but this is a bit of what Ted and I have done this week. He cut down some dead ash trees. He split the wood and I help him stack it. Once this little area is fully loaded with wood we will be set for winter heating. Burning wood in the fireplace helps heat our home and saves lots of fuel dollars. I am not crazy about it, it's dusty and dirty and work,work,work. LOL Not my dream of retirement. How did I go from lovely lady luncheons, crafting and shopping to being pioneer woman. Gaaaa. Oh yeah, that started when we moved here. I have got to move back into town. :)
   Praying for all in need. XO

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer Is Fading.....

  Even though some of my summer flowers are still holding on, you can feel autumn in the air.
  Some of the petunias are leggy but pretty.
  Go into town and there are mums everywhere. Not all are bloomed out but soon will be.
  The sun is setting in a new place in the evenings.
  The corn and soy beans are turning brown also.  Fall is so very near.  I was not ready !!! I wanted many more weeks of summertime. :):) We had a super wet spring, a dry summer and I am not sure about fall. I always hope for a lovely Indian Summer. It can come in Oct. or Nov. ....and that would be fine with me.
    My granddaughter survived Irma. She was fortunate . I told her I was proud of the strong young woman she has become.  She truly was prepared for the worst.
My heart aches for those that lost loved ones and their homes. Our country will be a long time cleaning up after Harvey and Irma. I hope that Jose goes out to sea and disperses. We do not want any more storms .  XO

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tipton County Pork Festival....

   The Tipton county pork festival opened yesterday. The fest is set up right around the courthouse square.
 Crafts , wares, and plenty of good foods. Entertainment this evening and tomorrow night.
 Ted and I met Angie and Kathy for lunch today.  I had the pulled pork b-b-q.  You had to eat it with a fork....too big to pick up to eat. Angie had the b-b-q also. Kathy and Ted had pork on a stick....a tenderloin about 2 inches thick. Ted ate his and half of Kathy's. LOL
  I love the art tent. Where pros and amateurs show their photography and art works. This is an oil painting that won. It's an Indian with buffalo in the background.
  This was a beautiful picture of Taylor Swift , done by a middle school girl.  Really good work.
  Stopped by Horton's for a few pictures.  I love this turquoise mixed with rust colors.
 Sweet cloth pumpkins on a plaid tablecloth..
 Outside by their little shed ,some fall décor. I loved the jack-o-lantern cans.
These are bigger...would be cute with a mum popped inside. It was a warm day at the fest. Ted and I did not stay long. I just can't do all that walking and looking. I truly do not need any more decorating things. So we left Angie and Kathy, the young people, to look thru tents and visit with townspeople. It was fun and made me think of the "good old days" of when I would walk all day on Fridays with Angie. Then we'd be back again on Saturday to watch the parade with all her sisters and the grandkids. I miss those wonderful times.
  If you are near central Indiana come to the festival for a good meal and some fun.  Be safe. XO

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lots Of Things Happened....

   Here's great granddaughter Layla doing her model pose. LOL  Those glasses make me think of my mother. My mom would leave her sun glasses on tables in restaurants  or counters in stores. Good thing she got them at cheap prices.  Layla is rocking her "Gramma Maddie " glasses. (Who would be Layla's great-great grandmother) This Friday, my mother will be gone eleven years and I miss her still.

 Sweet Max nuzzling his baby brother Luke. Max is 20 months old and Luke is 4 months. Both boys seem to be teething , Max's  are in back and Luke's getting those first baby teeth. You know those razor sharp ones. LOL
  Matt (Emma's daddy) , took Sam the dog , on a hike up in Michigan over the weekend. They are good buddies. Sam is doing so well.
  Grandson Jake closed on his house purchase. He's moving in slowly. This is an older home that's been up-dated. I like this wall with an electric fireplace and the mantle with the TV over it. I feel The mantle should have been just a bit lower. (my taste)
  Here's Jake's mommy (Angie) Showing some of Jake's furniture choices.  I  like that the flooring in the high traffic areas is wood. Easy to clean.
 Behind this cute barn door is a utility room where Jake will have his washer and dryer. Right off the master bath , just perfect for Jake.
  I am not crazy about this "picture" window. But you can see the neighborhood. LOL. Really nice and clean.
  Daughter Liz , painted her front door...she needs to give it another coat. She likes this color so much.
  It kind of matches the kids playhouse door and roof. So Liz painted the little playhouse that was white. She chose a brown similar to the brick of their house. LOL. Layla and Max play here and swing on the swing set .
 Liz's twin sister Karen, painted her front door also. She chose a deep blue. This picture looks a bit periwinkle in color.
  It was busy thru out the whole holiday week for my family.  Ted and I did lots of running back and forth.
  We had a beautiful weekend....some rain . Monday evening the storms came thru. Thankfully no damage here. But the same line of storms did damage in Ohio. So much scary weather...and more to come. Please be safe in Florida people . Do not risk your lives. Praying for our country. XO