Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I recycle the shaving from the planer to the chicken pen and chicken nests. It smaells good and discourages insects.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Larry finished another puzzle and I helped a little, but I had a book to read--Duty. Jonell sent it to me. The book is about Paul Tibbets who dropped "Big Boy" and Bob Greene's Dad. Both served in World War II. I enjoyed reading it. Tibbets like Harry Truman never regretted flying the Enola Gay. He was leader of that group. He flew the first flight. He would not ask one of his men to do what he would not.
You can see one piece is missing. I will look under our chairs, but if I don't find it Pop will just make a new piece for the puzzle. Two more of these to put together.
Greta likes to pick what she wears each day. Sometimes. what she picks may not match. She likes layers. She may wear two shirts, pants and over all this a dress. Yesterday, Greg made her take part of the garb off! She does not give up easily and Erin texted me that she was sending her to live with us. Well, I am old, and if Greta came I can assure you Gigi would just let her wear what she picked. I might make a suggestion, but probably would not lock horns over her apparel. This is why old folks do not have children. They are not too good at disciplining. But children learn with little rules and little commands so one day they can exist in society. Trust and obey--there is no other way. Children learn to trust and obey their parents. Little rules and later bigger ones. Some children I am sure don't only want to disobey, they can not "trust" their parents! Wow! What insecurity that brings. No one to trust. No one to obey! The Bible says "train them up...." Fleta said that is part of the problem today even young parents are not training their children. They are coming up like weeds in the garden. I am proud of Greg for establishing rules for his children. Eric, also. Yesterday, I think he wanted Sig to have to stay at my house all afternoon. I took her to her house and "self" freedom. I am not raising my 5 grands. Just watching and helping when asked. I think often of my Sister Fleta. I am glad I do not have her task. Lots of Grandparents do. We are too lenient for the job. I applaud Greg!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
I walked today for 50 minutes. It was windy and balmy. I really enjoyed being able to be outside part of the day. Tomorrow is going to be even warmer.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I am really proud of the calendar. I have two places I hang calendars. I bought one from Hobby Lobby for the other location.
Here is a photo of Ingrid and one of her friends, Gracie. Laura had a New Year's card made and I am going to send one to Helen's Kris. I got one today from Kris and it shows her new beautiful home near the Pacific Ocean.
I called Fleta today at work to check to see is Gad Around Sister arrived home safe and she did. I did not want to bother Helen as she brought a friend home with her. NO, NO, Cousin Winnie, not a gentleman friend. Dot is a 80 year old gad about like Sister Helen.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Ingrid's drill team dance from last week. She is the tallest girl, Helen, in the middle.
I am looking forward to Helen being back home. Fleta will have someone to boss around again!
Friday, January 6, 2017
I figured that the local schools would be called off and they were. I worked with teachers that griped when we did not have school and there was only a couple of inches of snow. I always thought of those buses that were like steering a bath tub down a hill in snow and ice. Why put a child's life in danger for school? Clayton was disappointed as they had school, but Erin explained all days missed would have to be made up in warm weather. Also, Clayton said a naughty word at school this week. Greg and Erin talked to him about this being very inappropriate. Erin told him she would try really hard to STOP using that word. A good first step...don't you think? I see some of me in Erin Marie.
8 Promises of God from Psalm 91
1- "I will rescue Betty..."
2- "I will protect her..."
3- "I will answer her..."
4- "I will be with her in trouble..."
5- "I will deliver her..."
6- "and honor her..."
7- "With long life will I satisfy her..."
8- "and show her my salvation."
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Clayton and Greta camped out one day last week. This is the only type of camping I like. To me camping is work....not fun...
Happy Birthday, Sister.