Thursday, October 16, 2014

My World this Week

We are in the midst of the wettest autumn since the mid-1950s, which is my excuse for not posting earlier this week.  I have been waiting for a sunny day to take photos.  While we may actually see some sunshine soon... the flash became necessary if there are to be any photos this week.

There is not a lot going on this week.  Although we just had our well flushed this morning for the second time as bacteria continued to show up after the first run through of chlorine bleach.  It is probably a good thing we had an under-the-sink filter put in since we have lived here (we're on the second one now).

The treatments are expensive and one pays for the second as well as the first but it is all so we can switch our mortgage, which in the long run will be a good financial move.  As for the short run... not so much.

Otherwise, not a lot going on here at home but I will share with you the few interesting projects.  I didn't take photos of the guys and the well and the chlorine and the money literally going down the drain.  :(


Alive to Wonder: Celebrating the Influence of C. S. Lewis is one of the books available for a free download on the Desiring God website... here.  The PDF file version easily downloaded and then saved to the Kindle on the iPad.

Survival Mom is an excellent book about being prepared and deepening the pantry.  I have had it on my Amazon Wish List for awhile so I was quite happy when the Kindle version went on sale!  I highly recommend the book and her website.  The Kindle version is suppose to remain $1.99 through October 19th this Sunday), available... here.*


I brought two herb plants indoors and this was the best place to put them.  At least for now.  So it involved some tweaking of the top of the buffet.

I was asked about the china in the "antique drawer still life".  The small butter dish is Old British Castles (brown) and of course, the larger dish is Friendly Village.


I do promise a full post just about Scrapbook Journaling.  But here are photos of the first two pages of my new journal.  For past journals, mosey on to the archives... here.

The real secret I have found over the years... and I am constantly changing the way I journal... but the one I have stuck with is not trying to make my pages perfect.  But to have them be memories and ideas and thoughts that are significant to my life.

Pole Beans... dried... a thing of autumnal beauty

Country Life
I love mail... and mail boxes.

Her Fluffiness

She is so nosy helpful!

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Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I love scrapbook journaling, though I've gotten away from it for a time. Mine is a bit different than yours, so if it won't seem like I am copying you, I may show mine tomorrow!

Sorry about the well issues, but hoping it all works out for a better in the long run financially.


Rebecca said...

Home ownership isn't all it's cracked up to be, is it???

The photo of the mailboxes is my favorite. We've had our share of wet, too. Today, dense fog as we drove to visit my parents; but coming home beautiful trees against the (still) grey sky.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics. I love Prov. 3:5-6 and quote it to myself often. Pam (SD)

Rita said...

How could you tell your well had bacteria? Did you need to have a sample tested? I have lived here a long time and have not had mine tested. Thank you for information.

Nana said...

Hi Brenda;
It always brightens my day when I see you have posted! Great pics, especially love the ones of Her
Fluffiness. Why do kitties think they must always lay right where you are working?? Sorry to hear about your well, Praying for Blessings for you and your hubby. God is always in control, even when it seems he is not. Love and Hugs, Nana

Susan Humeston said...

She has to supervise, just as my Squeebles does.

Living on Less Money said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I ordered Survival Mom. I would love to see someone write a book for low carbers on food storage. It's a bit more challenging. :-)

Laurie said...

I love the Friendly Village China pattern. I found a cup and saucer not too long ago while thrifting. I'm always on the lookout for more!
Have a wonderful weekend.