Today is the big day.

Husband’s first leg of his travels today has begun. He is in flight at this very moment from Tunis to Paris. He will have what amounts to “just enough” time in Paris and then will be on his way to Atlanta, if all flights are on time, about 7 a.m. The flight from Paris to Atlanta is a very long 9 hour flight. I can only imagine how anxious I will be. Last time he traveled things weren’t as tense around airports.

So yes is is 3 a.m. and I am up. Not able to sleep – tummy troubles – probably due to being a little stressed about Husband’s traveling. Plus Little Man got into fire ants while out helping me pick, what ended up being 30 pounds, of tomatoes yesterday between rain showers. So we have had to apply itch medicine to the stings every few hours. If you dont have fire ants be so very thankful. They are horrible.


Our swimming was canceled yesterday and the Michelles brought the food here and we enjoyed a meal and Grandson as well. Oldest Son surprised us with a visit yesterday afternoon. And before you write me nasty notes about letting a child climb in a dryer, I know, I know. I didn’t LET him. Who knew that was a favorite place of his??? Now we do, and keep the laundry room door closed.


I only wish I had a picture of the day he opened the VERY full “old fashioned screwed down” pencil sharpener in our school room and poured all the shavings onto the wood floors and then sat in it and rubbed his hands until he was completely covered. I had to bleach my bathtub after bathing him!

By the way…here is our schoolroom all neat and clean.


After this picture was taken we moved a sofa under that window and added a floor lamp – a bit of a reading nook. During this end of year packing up, I boxed 7-8 boxes of books to be stored. Yes, I should probably donate them somewhere but it is very very hard for me to let go of books.

I have been going over in my head what I want to cook for Husband the first few days he is home and trying to get back on a normal schedule. First thing tomorrow when he wakes up is a FULL breakfast…eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, coffee and orange juice. And if I can get into town today and pick up a ham, he will have a slice of ham or two as well. I am thinking of cooking a roast for tomorrow night. He loves beef roast, seared and then cooked in a slow oven for several hours and then at the end add potatoes and carrots to the pot. However, I might sear it and then put it in the crockpot so we can not worry about it until time to eat and can nap and watch movies all day.

Oh…Amy B, your package is ready to go out in today’s mail…so you should have it either Saturday or Monday…let me know when it arrives.

I will be doing another giveaway very VERY soon…this time…a BOOK!!! So, stay tuned.

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I am so glad that your husband is on his way home. It is always great to have them back.

Your grandson is so cute!

I love your school room. Mine isn’t as cheery as it is down in the “dungeon” ~~basement~~ and it is much…much…much darker.

Prayers that all went well with your hubby’s flight and safe return home to you and the family. I am sure he will enjoy the homecooked meals as they are cooked with love.

The dryer is definitely an interesting spot to find comfort – maybe it is womblike. We are getting ready to clear out the craft/weight room to make it the craft/homeschool room so your pic gave some ideas and wow it is very tidy. :-)


I hope you had a great reunion and a sunshiny 4th July! I am so glad that I am not the only one with a toddler who gets up to tricks…my smallest son decided to keep his wax crayons in the tumble drier. Do you think I noticed? Do you think we are still getting multi coloured laundry??? Will the rain ever stop? Your beef dinner sounds yummy…any chance of a recipe? Greetings from Norway, Gill.

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Hey there…….. rain rain go away so our children can swim someday!!!!
I am so glad my hubby is home and I know you cannot wait to see yours walk off that airplane .
Everyone : her little grandson cracked me up, he is just to cute. He has the most beautiful blue eyes, and I think he is in love with my 9 year old!!!!!! He keeps grandma Suzie in line though, he tells her she better be good and got onto all of us for not saying grace for our hot dogs!
Have a safe trip to pick up Jerry, Shannon and I are looking forward to our double date!!!

Your poor Little Man and his ant bites! We have them here and they are horrible. My husband goes around every weekend and puts poison on the ant hills. With each one we get rid of, a new one springs up. My kids are always watching out for the “mud piles” because they know the bad ants are in them.

I will be praying for your hubby’s safe return.

By-the-way, thank you so much for the apron tutorial. I’m going to my new fabric store tomorrow to buy fabric!


ouch – fire ants! Now THAT’S something I’m glad we don’t have here in nz. Hope he gets better.

Iknow too well the affects of fire ants. We are having a bad time with them this year. I pray your husband had a safe return. Now you have me craving pot roast. I can just smell it cooking. Gosh, I’m hungry now.
We haven’t had any rain in awhile. I noticed on the weather channel, ya’ll are getting some rain. Sure wish it would move toward us. It has been hot and dry.
Have a good weekend.