Pear tree lane Farmhouse


This is Memorial Day weekend, a time we set aside to remember, honor and reflect on the men and women who gave their all for their country. I have been doing some reflecting about the price that has been paid so that I can enjoy the freedoms I have in America.

Having been reared in a Military family, I know the sacrifices that are made both by the one who serves as well as the family. The separation when the family member is deployed is so hard on the family especially children,  I remember missing my father so much, and praying for his safety.

 I will be eternally grateful to the men and women who sacrificed their lives and for those who continually place their lives in harms way for these freedoms.
Mr P and I make it a priority to pray for our Military Troops and their families as well as America. Please join us as we lift them in prayer daily.

Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.

As you know, our grandson, Will is deployed, we have only heard from him once, Please pray for him
When I woke this morning, I knew I had a lot on my plate, as I did not get a chance to set order back to the house yesterday, Why?you might ask. Well, when I went to pick strawberries, I looked and saw that my english peas needed picking, I already knew the broccoli had to be picked. So I picked the peas and gathered the broccoli, and with Mother's help we got the peas shelled in the freezer and then washed and blanched the broccoli and also froze it. and by this time I was shall we say, very tired. Early to bed, and was too tired to blog. Now when I am to tired to blog I am tired. lol

And this is how my day went..

My plans when I woke was to go, sit on the porch and have some quiet time, but for some reason, I was directed to the kitchen. I thought "Lord, you must have a reason for directing me here first, because I really want to spend some quiet time with you."  I know it was the Lord leading me, because everything just fell in place, and was I able to even clean the refrigerator.

I finished and was about to go out on the porch, when I saw this car drive in the driveway, I immediately recognized it, and here was my thought" OH! Lord not today, I have so much to do, and I don't really have time to visit." I was quickened in my spirit that God had everything under control, and not to be anxious about all the work I had to do. I decided to go with the flow that God was directing.

You see it was a lady who likes to stop in anytime and visit with me, she is lonely and her life is very uneventful. Her health is not the best, so when she comes I always stop and spend time with her. After refreshments and a few chats, she decided she needs to leave. I offered her some fresh veggies and eggs, which she was tickled to get. After she left I was so thankful for our visit as I enjoy talking with her, and somehow I knew all was well.

I went in and was directed to finish my work, and I was so amazed at the energy and speed in which I got everything done. I listened to BBN on the radio and was so ministered  to by the music and teaching.
Everything was completed and I had time to fix a nice dinner for dh and I, and as I sit here tonight I am tired but not exhausted. House back in order, and even better than what I had planned. How Awesome is God, He always has my days ordered for me.Some days I follow, but I hate to admit it, there are days when I don't. But the days that I do, I find that things go so much smoother.
What I learned today....
I needed to be reminded of just who is in charge of my days, and God needed my arms so He could love someone. ...

Philippians4:6-7~ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God:and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


May the Lord bless and keep you,
Sue
So much for writing A  Simple Woman's Day book, yesterday, as nothing I planned happened other than getting the water heater installed. Yea!! LOL I m not complaining mind you because I got some other things done. lol. So I have now added the things I didn't do to my today's list.
Here is how it went....

I went for my walk, and made the mistake,  right decision to walk by some of my flower beds. Well, you know how it goes.."I will just pull a couple of weeds, and then go cut the broccoli and cabbage." I ended up weeding for three hours, and when I got through I could hardly stand up. lol. I looked at my dh, (as he was busy sanding the porch,) looking for some sympathy. And I got it ( I am so spoiled.) He, "Oh honey you go in the house take your shower and play on your computer." Music to my ears, right, except... I don't have any hot water,. What was I thinking going out to the flower garden and getting so dirty, with no hot water. Now, I know none of you have ever done anything like this. hhmm! I am thinking...
We had to run a fan to try and dry the floor and sub flooring. I am so thankful for no structural damage, my oak floor didn't fair so well.

What did my parents and grandparents do. They didn't have hot water inside... why they heated water on the stove and put it in a tin tub, OHHH!! Okay Got It.

I get my big pot out and the rest is history, clean body, hair washed, and computer time. Yea!! We went out for dinner, because Mr. Plumber didn't finish until late. Hubby did get a lukewarm shower. My grandmother used to say "Where there is a will, there is a way", how true.
So for today, the broccoli will be cut, and froze. My mother called and wants to come for a visit, and will help with the broccoli, as I always share with her. Today I hope to get the house back in order. You know how it goes when you have people running in and out of the house. I am most thankful for the hot water. I never knew how much I used until I didn't have any. I really have been thinking about, and appreciating  my ancestors and how much harder they had to work.

A welcome sight for sure.
Hope your day is filled with many blessing from our Heavenly Father. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
Hugs,
Sue





A special thanks to Susan for her inspiration to post  my daybook today, please visit her blog.

For today May 18, 2010


Outside my window.... cool and overcast, just received some much needed rain.

am thinking .... Please Mr plumber come and install my new hot water heater. lol

am thankful.... for family and friends, especially my blogging friends

From the learning room..... Please check appliances often to see how they are running.

From the kitchen..... fresh veggies from the garden.

am wearing.... blue pants and green top, nice combo. huh!

am remembering.... what a special time we had with daughter and her family this past week.

am creating..... new flower pots for our porch.that is if we get the porch renovation completed soon.

am going to the garden to do some work, in hopes that the hot water will be on when I come in for a shower.

am reading... My Bible!

am hoping....  to see our granddaughter Lauren graduate from high school this weekend.

am now hearing the sander on our porch by my dh and a friend!

noticed my hummingbirds have come back for a visit, and I am so thankful for this.

On my mind... Looking forward to spending time with family.

Pondering words..... "The charm of a house, like the charm of a person, is an outward manifestation of inward grace"... Emily Post.

Around the house.... gather veggies and hope to be able to freeze some broccoli 

One of my favorite things to do...... is to go sit on the porch late at night with my dear husband and listen to the animals say their goodnights to each other., while pondering over the events of our day.

few plans..... finish my ironing, and make ready the house for trip.

favorite photo.... I took this a couple of weeks ago, as it was passing over the farm. I am like a child in the fact that I enjoy such sites.

Enjoy your day!
Sue




Much thanks to Peggy for hosting The Simple Womans Daybook,if you would like to join or read other journals please click (HERE)



This is how my day went

One never knows what a day may bring,
Monday is usually filled with catching up on laundry and vacuuming, and today was no different, except as I was vacuuming I decided  to clean the little room underneath the stairs where we have the hot water heater, and storage area.
Low and behold I looked down around the heater and there was water and it looked like the floor was warped.
With a phone call, the plumber was out and made a diagnosis of a leak. Oh! really!!
So we are having to drain the tank which is taking it seems all day. lol. And tomorrow we will be having a new one installed. Needless to say our budget this month did not include purchasing a new hot water heater.

We don't have hot water tonight, because we could not have a new one put in until the floor is dry.I never realized how much hot water I used until I didn't have any. lol

I also was trying to find something to be thankful for about this situation, and I realized that I am very thankful I found it sooner rather than later. I am also very thankful for the rain we got last night and today. Thank you for praying with me.

So tonight, I popped some popcorn and we are watching one of the Avonlea series, Rachel Lynn is having a tooth extracted, and the two orphans, Davey and Dora  come to Green Gables to live with Marilla and Rachel, and am I so looking forward to some hot water tomorrow. lol
So how was your day? I hope it was filled with many blessings. Please  enjoy your evening.
Hugs,
Sue
Psalms 118:24~What a beautiful Sunday morning I woke up to. I am enjoy one of the fruits of my labor from yesterday. I don't know why I procrastinate, but it seem as I get older, to be one of the things I do more and more.. Okay lets blame everything on age. lol

Since we have come home we have been busy trying to catchup. (Do we ever really catchup?)the drought hasn't helped as we are in dire need of rain, please help us pray for some. I am so thankful for irrigation systems that dear hubby has put in.

The task, of which fruits I am enjoy this most blessed day, is the cleaning of the screened porch off of our bedroom.

I don't know about you but once a job is completed I always ask myself, "why did I put off doing this?" Because I look back and see the results and say, "now that wasn't so hard." Anyhoo I am thankful to be able to sit  on this nice clean porch with this computer and write this post.

I like to come here early in the morning when everything is so fresh and clean with my Bible and have my quiet time with the Lord. The sounds of the day are music to my ears; birds singing, a crow cawing across the pond, a mother cow calling her calf to feed, ( even as I am now hearing).

 I also like to come here at the close of the day with my dh and share. And the sounds I hear are quite different there is a quietness about the farm, so soft you feel as though you must whisper so as to not wake the children of the night. I must say one of the most special times of my day.

Enjoy you day.
Much love,
Sue
Now! Why did I procrastinate a task, that brings me so much joy? Do you procrastinate? Please tell me I am not the only one who does this.

Saturday musings


Today, was one of those days where everything just fell into place. I love days like this and will take everyone that I can get. lol
Yesterday was completely the opposite. LOl. I think they call it LIFE.
I got everything done on my list for today and a few extras. Don't you just like that word "EXTRA"
Looking out the dining room window, this morning, my dear friends keeping those bugs out of my beds.

Here they are galavanting across the front lawn.
I enjoy all of the animals that live here on the farm.








The main thing I wanted to accomplish was making my first seasonal batch of strawberry jam,"delicious."  I am now looking in my recipe book for different recipes to make with my strawberries.  I was glad to have this extra jam today, notice that word(EXTRA) again.lol


It's getting late and I better say good night, as we have a full day tomorrow. Hope your day tomorrow will be filled with many blessings, and I want to say a very special "Happy Birthday" to my friend "Kim", over at My field of dreams.  Please go by and give her some birthday wishes.May she have many many more. This bouquet is for you Kim, 

Hugs, 
Sue
p.s.
Please excuse this messy post, my computer is acting up.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

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