Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.
One evening after dinner Megan announced that she would take care of clean up. She shooded us away and took over. We went and sat on the porch. We could hear her moving around and at one point I told Chuck I thought she was sweeping. I snuck in an captured her mopping. She did a great job. For disclosure she helps with clean up, but hasn't taken on the task alone again.

 Helping Daddy to keep the van in working order.

 We traveled 80 miles south to attend a funeral for my aunt. Seeing Amish in this community is common.  When we turned into town we passed this man selling his produce. 
 I love country setting and small town feel of this place.  I can imagine myself living here.
 Friday evening it poured! After the hot and humid weather we've been having it was nice to sit on the back porch and watch it fall.
 My girl has been creating. She made a popsicle house complete with a table and a bed with a pillow and blanket.
 If you like down home food then this book is for you. I checked it out from the library.  It contains recipes and tips from the Farmer's Wife magazine.  The magazine was published from 1897 - 1939.  Not only am I enjoying the receipes but also the tips for the times. Fun book!
The new frig. If you are wondering if the freezer portion is small, yes, yes it is. I was surprised by how small the freezers were on the new models. The ones with larger freezers were too wide for our space. Thank goodness we have an upright in the garage!

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Megan is growing into a talented and working young woman! When I was her age, I loved to clean and serve breakfast in my mother's china cups and saucers. :)

  2. Your daughter is so sweet and must be such a joy to your family. I'm with you on the small freezer thing; mine is like that too and it drives me crazy!! Nothing much seems to fit!

  3. What a sweet popsicle house so much fun to create! Nice new white fridge, and yes the freezers are so small and thank God for our other fridge in the back hallway!
    Have a good day!

  4. Your daughter is a joy!
    And I am so happy you have your new refrigerator!!
    Have a cozy day, Wendi. : )

  5. What a cutie and I love the geraniums, one of my favorite flowers.

  6. Megan is like my little ones, they do the same thing. So sweet.

  7. How sweet of your girlie. Have a super weekend.

  8. Such a great week. Can you please send megan to my house. : ) sorry about your aunt.

    Have a great weekend.

  9. That was so sweet of Megan to do the cleaning. :)

  10. You, my dear, are living a wonderful life!
    God bless you all.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  11. Megan is such a good helper. Both you and her dad. I really like that. I am going to look for that book at our library. It looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing. God bless.


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