Saturday, November 19, 2011

365 Pictures 13-19 November

Yahoooooo!  I took a picture 6 out of 7 days this week!!!  I don't think I have ever done that.  Anyway it has been a busy, productive & great week.  Here it is. . . . . .

Sunday 13 November
Today was Grouchy picture day.  She kept sleeping in the cutest positions, that I had to take her picture.  Of course she is the cat that does not like her picture taken & if sleeping when she hears my camera turn off, she will wake up & give me the evil look or just get up & move.  So I have to sneak up on her
Grouchy tuckered out after chasing these three mice.  Of course she is sleeping/guarding them anybody touches them & she is up & ready to chase again

Grouchy was looking so cute sleeping on my half made bed.  I tried to take a picture & she yawned in the middle of it.  OR what she really is doing is saying "MOM!!  I'm trying to sleep here, lose the camera"

I caught  her later

Monday 14 November
No, I do not sell Pamper Chef, but love their stone ware & this is why.  I baked chicken breast with a coating in my oven.  Not all the breast would fit in my Pamper chef stone pan, so had to use my little Pyrex also.  Both pans were cook together, same chicken, same time & temp.  This is what my Pyrex pan looked like at the end of baking the chicken (took a good 2hr soaking to get it clean)

 This is what my Pamper chef baking pan looked like.  After soaking in hot water for 5 min. it came clean very easily.  By the way ladies, I do not have a dish washer, so my husband & I wash the dishes.  My husband will gladly clean my Pamper chef stoneware any day because they are so easy to clean.

Tuesday 15 November
I helped fix & serve Thanksgiving dinner to around 55 - 60 seniors at our church.  This is a tradition at my church & I love helping with it.  This year I was able to cook one of the turkeys.  What was also neat was the three home school families in our church were able to come & help.  The kids (8 of them) along with one of the moms were in charge of fixing drinks.  They also help serve the meal & refills.  They did a great job & had fun visiting with the seniors of our church.

Wednesday 16 November
After working in the morning, I spent the afternoon helping my husband process deer.  Here we have six - 2 lbs. roast ready to go to the freezer.  These are from the doe our friend shot.  We also ended up with 20 lbs.  of roast from the buck my son shot.  Those roast will be made into jerky after Thanksgiving.  We didn't weight the steaks but from both deer we also made 33 lbs of hamburger.   

Thursday 17 November
With my boys coming home for Thanksgiving break & more deer hunters coming for the weekend, I needed to make an easy breakfast that could be taken to the woods to eat.  So I tried a new recipe - Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins.  My boys loved them.  Had no idea they were gluten-free.  The recipe is at this link

Friday 18 November
no picture

Saturday 19 November
My goal today was to get a picture of the sunset.  It was a beautiful day & even got up to 68F degrees, not normal November weather for this area.  So about 10 minutes before schedule sunset (according to the internet) I look out my window & saw the sky starting to glow with the evening colors.   I got in my jeep & drove 3/4 mile to the southwest edge of town.  But the time I got there these clouds were rolling in, & in 2 to3 min the temps dropped from 68 to 48.  This is why we have tornado in this area.  Oh well, here is my sunset for today. (ha, ha, ha)

Hope you all had a great week.  I'm looking forward to this coming week - Thanksgiving celebration, my boys home & the Christmas tree goes up on Friday!!!  God Bless & have a great week.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

365 Pictures 6-12 November

Well another week has flown by WAY too fast.  I didn't get to take a lot of pictures because I was busy working on editing pictures.  No deer cam pictures this week.  Deer season started Saturday & we had 4 hunters on the farm, two of them were my husband & oldest son.  I hope to go out hunting this week.  Here is my week.

Sunday 6 November
 no picture

Monday 7 November
I didn't take a picture today, instead I worked on some.  One of my scrapbook collages.  These girls in our Awana TNT club put together 3 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's purse.  I took their pictures last Wednesday by class & made this collage to go in each of the boxes.

Tuesday 8 November
Another day of working on photos.  Shiloh's pics didn't turn out too well when I did the Christian school back in October, so I retook them.  Along with the other shots, here is his collage I made today.

Wednesday 9 November
no picture

Thursday 10 November
This was taken Friday but wanted to post it here since I didn't have a picture & I had two other ones for Friday.  Since I went to the city, I went to Hobby Lobby (dangerous place for me).  I had this old basket & put spring flowers in it.  Hobby Lobby had all their fall decorations at 50% off, so I bought some & fixed up this basket to go with my scarecrow decorations for the kitchen.

Friday 11 November
I went & had lunch with my mom.  She lives in an assistant living place.  They had a special banquet for the veterans & made this certificate for all their residents that are veterans.

Also the staff filled out paperwork for a special medallion for veterans to receive from their state.  My mom was active duty during the Vietnam war stationed state side.  This is her certificate, medallion & matching coin she received from the Governor.  I brought them home & put them in a shadow box with some Navy scrap booking paper so she can display it in her apartment.

Saturday 12 November
My oldest son, Wood, shot a 13 point buck.  YEAH!!!!  Meat in the freezer for the winter.  This buck will become all hamburger since he is sooo big.  Our friend Nate shot a medium size doe.

That is my week.  This next week maybe a little crazy since we have two deer to process.  I still hope to take some pictures but we will see.