Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A couple of stories I forgot to share with you...

Today as I sat reading your blogs I thought that surely something has happened recently other than my thyroid issues and a stray dog! I mean, really, that can't be the only thing going on in the holler. So, I looked and found some pictures in our camera of a couple things I'd not put in the blogosphere.

We had a severe hail storm back in early March. We are currently dealing with contractors to replace one end of our house vinyl siding, the whole roof of our house and a storage building, etc. But that's not the story, that's life! I'm not saying it won't turn into a story,,,hahaha.

That said, I was out in the "dog's yard" after the storm getting ready to do our first and much needed mow of the year but I had to get all the limbs and sticks out of the yard first. I would walk along and throw sticks next to the fence, Charlie would then go and get as many as he could and bring them back to me. I laughed so hard. *side note* notice, in this picture, Scrappy is leaving us.

Then, of course, you know what happened...........STICK GAME!!!!!

So, I knew I wouldn't get anything done with this crew "helping" me and let them play. I decided to walk on up the fence line and see what was so interesting to Scrappy that she didn't want to play stick. What? It's a tunnel with several entrances. Can you see it? Sorry the picture doesn't do it justice.

She had her own little subway culminating in this huge mess right by the fence. All I could do at that point was plug up the deepest points with rocks, which we have in abundance on our property, to keep her from digging a hole under the fence. That done, I couldn't say that I'd cleaned up many sticks but I certainly had my cardio workout for the day carrying rocks up and down our hill!

On a much more peaceful note, another morning back in March I pulled up the shade in our den and saw this most beautiful sunrise. Again, the picture doesn't grasp the depth of color I saw. It took my breath away and all I could do was thank God for this beautiful way to start my day.

Blessings to you all from the holler...


Carmen C. said...

LOL, even before you said it I was thinking "this is going to lead into the stick game"!!! That's too funny!! Beautiful sunrise and hope the storm damage is fixed soon:)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Funny how Mother Nature can be so destructive, make such a mess, provide the pups with entertainment, and reward us all with that gorgeous sky!!! The Lord truly does work in mysterious ways:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning


Isn't it amazing how our animals bring smiles to our faces just when we need them?
Hope you are feeling a little better, S, thoughts remain with you and your family.
With love,

Paula said...

That was quite a beautiful sunrise indeed.... sometimes they take my breath away too.
Love the "stick" game... Lily has this habit of finding one whenever she goes to the chicken coop with me. I would like to think she's helping me pick them up, but I know better... *haha*
Sorry aobut the hail damage... hope you can get things fixed up quickly.

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Morning.. the heck with cleaning up the sticks a good work out with the fur babies is always much better for us..and greater appeal to make us smile!
Do you have a email address? I thought I had it but seems not. I want to respond to your comments all the time and talk to you about our health but I can't find an eamil address on your blog. Can you shoot me orr your email?

Hope your feeling better these days. Sounds like the two of us are in desperate need of Sunshine to help the healing process.

Have a great day!!


Vickie said...

Hey there - thanks for your visit! I've been absent off and on getting my garden in and the chickies settled in. Looks like spring is off to a great start at your place!

I'm glad that little dog found a home - so many are so pitiful without - it just breaks my heart...

A good stick game is so much fun than yardwork isn't it! Cute puppies!