Aug 21, 2014

Home again

I've been at my parents for the last few days.  I always have a good time with them, and try to go visit as much as I can.  Now I'm back home , sitting on my couch , looking out the window watching the hummingbirds feed on the porch.  I have three feeders hanging up under the porch and two little hummingbirds are just flitting and flying around like little fairies :) They are so amazing.  I have a clothesline strung across the porch and they stop and rest on it. Such wonderful entertainment watching these marvelous creations of God . My mama and I went to town one day while I was there and did a bit of shopping.  We stopped by one thrift store.  I purchased a couple of books, another baby doll to reborn and a picture frame.  My mom found a few things as well, but she is careful these days too about not bringing to much home. I am feeling the need to go through my home again soon and do a major weeding project.  I sent my daddy back home today wearing my Amish hat from my amish collection.  He is letting his beard grow out again, I teased him and told him he is my amish daddy. I don't have my own vehicle so they pick me up and bring me home when I visit. Right now its not really in my budget to own a vehicle because my income is so low, but its work out fairly well for me not having one. My daughter Regina takes me to my appointments, grocery shopping, and so on. Since, we live right together, I just go when she does . Makes things quite simple :)



I'm still reading the Mitford series by Jan Karon.  I actually found the whole set at the Salvation Army store, for .25 cents each. I'm reading the second book now, A Light in the Window.  I'm enjoying this series, and looking forward to reading the other books in it as well.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Blessings to you all

11 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

So enjoy reading your blog. Can't wait to see another doll.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you found all of the books! I love them and can read them over and over again! Sweet hugs!

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

So happy you had a good visit with your parents.
I love hummingbirds too.. I have 2 feeders, and love watching them..
Cant wait to see your new reborn doll.. So fun..
Hugs my friend.

Mrs. G said...

Don't you just love the birds! I have feeders at every window just so I can watch them all day. Glad you got to go visit with your parents.

Grace & Peace.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

That is awesome that you found such a good deal on the books. It was meant to be. Shelley, sometimes we just need to simplify. I was just thinking about just that today.

Much love and sunshine for you.

Enjoy the blessings of your birds!

Proverbs 31 said...

This is the second time I have heard about the Mitford series I must try a source a copy ~ I love your blog.Have a blessed week-end Marie

Kim said...

So nice to visit your blog again Shelley! And love the living simply illustration and quote.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Glad you had such a nice visit and I know the hummingbirds are a delight to watch.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Today I thought about you. My husband works for the post office. He handles many, many cardboard shipping boxes. He was telling me about one he came across today that had been damaged in shipping. One of the flaps was open. As he went to lift it, he looked down into the box. There was a toddler's head! My husband said his heart stopped for a second. It looked so real, that it being in a box was quite a scare. A split second later he saw the obviously doll arms and legs packed with it and was relieved to realize that it was a doll head. I am thinking it was one of the Reborn dolls that you have posted about.

Crickets, chickens, funeral urns full of ashes go through the mail every day, but that doll head was the first thing that ever freaked him out.

Simply Shelley said...

Susie, how strange.....I'm sure that was a reborn kit. I can see how it would have freaked him out :)

Their was an incident when a police officer broke into a locked car with a reborn doll inside. Some of them really are so very realistic.

Peggy said...

Oh I wish you had a picture of your daddy wearing the Amish hat. I bet he looks quite dapper! I've read a couple of the Mitford books. I wish I had started with the first but I picked them up here and there at resale shops not really knowing there was a series until later. I like that they are just sweet stories with a touch of humor.