After our walk today I left for Aldi to pick up a couple things for mom's house and cottage cheese for ours. The price of that has raised from $1.39 to $2.45 a carton and yet out of the president's own mouth I heard him say inflation is now at 0%. He must be a little touched in the head, maybe sun stroke or something. Prices are not slowing down and that is scary for those on a fixed income. Today was the dreaded balance the check book day at Diane's office. The good news was she was in a hurry so we flew through that quickly. Today was Valiant's turn in the field.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
I got enough sleep! My energy level was back to normal this morning and I was up even before the coffee maker ready for the day. The horses were waiting for the grain as the sun was breaking over the trees. Indy's colt was comfortable in the hay.
Monday, August 29, 2022
We had a beautiful morning for our walk, the heat and humidity didn't start to grow until later. After the walk I went straight up to the barn to fill the fresh water tank on the 5th wheel. I ran down to the Peoria post office to pick up the Berean mail, then to Sam's club. I needed a full size set of sheets for the hide-a-bed in the 5th wheel and Sam's had sets for $17.00 so I bought 2. I needed water proof mattress pads for both the queen bed and the hide a bed but Sam's had none. Joan, Diane, mom and I all needed eggs and Sam's had them for $2.67 a dozen so bought 6 dozen. The farmer is only getting 6 eggs a day so they didn't have any but these at least seem fresh. The other thing I picked up at Sam's was 25 pounds of ground beef. This was actually ground round so not much fat content and each package was marked down from $3.89 a pound to $3.49 a pound. That was taken right home and put in the deep freeze. I'll need that for the family night meal. From Sam's to the Berean office to drop off the mail and the dessert and finally home to unload. Mark got home before 2:00 pm so I took mom's wheel chair van with Mark following in his car to East Peoria Tire. We will be taking that van down to Gulf Shores in October and wanted to have all 4 tires replaced (the others were 14 years old) and the shocks checked out. We can put mom's recliner in the wheel chair spot but want to make sure she doesn't get bounced around. When we got home Mackenson and Faith were here mowing.
Sunday, August 28, 2022
I slept in again, not waking until 6:00 am. This could be turning into a habit. I think it has something to do with the days getting shorter but who knows, it could be I'm just getting lazy. I still got everything done in plenty of time. We left for church at 9:15 am. Mike and Diane served lunch today and Ruth brought mom a little early so they were already in the kitchen when we arrived. Tim Roecker had the morning service. It was so very good for me to hear. He read in 1st Kings 17 then pulled a Mike Rieker and read the next two chapters so we got to read all about the miracle of the Ravens, the widow that cared for him, Elijah bringing the widow's son back to life and then the showdown with the prophets of Baal. God really IS the God of impossible. Lunch went well, there was plenty of food for everyone. David had the afternoon message on Psalm 110. IF you would like to see and hear this click HERE. Oh what a Savior we have. After church I dropped off Mark before taking mom home. Karin was waiting for her. The lasagna started this morning in the two crock pots was done so both of those were turned off and some was dished up and taken over to mom's house for she and Karin along with cheese cake for their dessert. We had a storm come through that dumped a half of an inch of rain in a very short period of time but the storms all moved out of the area before the kids got here. Ben and Taunya had to cancel, State Farm lost power and Ben was called in. After supper we all headed over to the playground. The little ones went swimming joining Rebekah's children.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
I thought we would sleep in a bit today as it is Saturday but that didn't happen. After a couple cups of strong coffee I headed out to tease mares. The only mare still in is Sheena and she stood this morning just fine and was covered by Valiant. I was really hoping Indy would be coming in by now. I for sure missed her foal heat and may have now missed her second. She just doesn't show well. I left for Kroger to buy a couple boxes of lasagna noodles for tomorrow's meal then to Sam's to pick up a few things for mom and found a some bargains. I also picked up two rotisserie chickens, one for mom's house and one for our lunch today. Once home and the groceries all delivered or put away I headed up to the barn. The 5th wheel needed more fresh water and the black and gray tanks emptied. The next job was to take ice and water out to the barn where Anna, Ben, and Phil were hard at work.
Friday, August 26, 2022
We were up before the coffee maker turned on at 5:00 so had to turn it on manually and wait about 10 minutes for hot coffee. It is staying dark much longer in the morning and turning dark earlier. I was over at mom's before 8:00 am and didn't get her to bed tonight until almost 8:30 pm. Mom had a good day. We were out on the deck watching birds during the morning but in the afternoon we had no breeze and it was just too hot and muggy to stay outside. AT one point there were 3 hummingbirds fighting over the 2 different feeders.
Rachel and Jessica stopped in about 2:30 pm so we played a quick game of carbols. Mom did well walking today with Karin's help.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
I dropped off a dozen eggs at mom's before the walk at 7:15 am and all was dark so the eggs were just put on the table. Ruth, Diane and I walked in the rain with our umbrellas. Diane made it home from Gulf Shores so we wanted to catch up on all the news from down there. After the walk we went in and found out that Karin wasn't feeling well. She didn't even want any coffee. I was glad to cook breakfast for Diane and mom while they caught up. We stayed until Rachel arrived. Diane went to work but I came home to do a little work here then go to Aldi. Mom needed more bread at her house and I bought the ingredients to make crock pot lasagna for Sunday dinner. I'm buying a lot less food for a lot more money these days. I thought inflation was supposed to be down to 0 percent but eggs and sausage both went up again and a loaf of bread at Aldi, the same loaf I was buying for $1.39 is now $2.09 and the loaf for mom's house was $4.49. Milk was $3.21 a gallon. Time to buy a cow and start baking again. This crazy government administration just keeps spending and spending. Biden just announced he was going to be forgiving student loans.
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
I needed to be at mom's again early so didn't try moving any of the bales inside. They are really nice big fine stemmed green bales.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
I was over at mom's by 7:30 am, just in time to finish cooking breakfast while Karin took a quick shower. We left for the Berean office around 8:15 am and made it there by 8:50 am. Everyone was already hard at work. We didn't have very much mail and were able to finish and leave there by 11:00 am. If you would like to read about our morning there click HERE. We went straight to the Hanna City post office to drop off the mail and the Bibles. I made lunch for mom as soon as we got home and mom at that while on the recliner so she could get her feet up and rest a bit. When Karin arrived I drove to the bank in Hanna City and deposited the last payment for Irish's colt then. As soon as I got back I needed to move bales. The farmer was here raking the hay which meant that was going to be baled later this afternoon.
Monday, August 22, 2022
We both over slept. I didn't walk up until my phone alarm went off at 6:20 am. We must have needed the sleep. Ruth sent a text at 7:15 am asking if anyone was walking but since I'm the only one here to walk and was not done with the morning chores we decided to skip. I got everything done by 7:30 am and went straight over to mom's to start cooking breakfast there. Today we sat out on the deck watching birds. The humming birds were buzzing, the wood peckers knocking, the redwing black birds trilling and the geese honking. We watched a big flock of geese come gliding in and landing in the lake. Below mom is counting the geese on the big rubber raft near Joan's house.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
We were really pleased to see Rick and Michelle's family in the church parking lot this morning. Always such a blessing to listen to Rick and I was pleased when he had the morning message, speaking first on Psalm 45, the royal wedding and then Philippians 2. If you get the opportunity to hear this message jump at it. You don't WANT to be late to the wedding. At noon I happened to notice Ray's tie and had to get a picture of that. We have both Cub fans and Card fans in our household.