This was our first full day here and it has been a good one.
We started out our day the same way we do at home - with coffee, Bible reading and devotionals.
My sister, Nita, gave me the devotional book we're using for this year. The Lord is speaking to my heart and I am trying to listen.
This is what I see when I open the door to our camper!
Later in the morning my stepson came down to visit and have another cup of coffee with us!
It is so good to be here!
I wish everyone could meet Louis Dean's son! He is so funny and charming and smart!
We always enjoy our talks and he does make us laugh! A LOT!!
Louis Dean and I went on a walk this afternoon down to the gate.
No sunrise or sunset today - just a lightening and darkening of the cloudy sky.
We always see interesting things around here!
This WAS a snake and I'm glad I didn't meet him when he was alive!
I have thank you notes to mail so I will be walking back down to the mail box again tomorrow.
Louis Dean has been feeling so much better since the weather turned colder.....
even though he is NOT a fan of COLD!!!
I am not a fan of HOT!!
This herd of cows are just across the road from my stepson's place.
It's fun being out here with the critters!
I love to hear them moo.......
They all stood still and posed for me!
Now THAT'S a bull!!!!
Louis Dean cautioned me not to get too close and when I saw how loose the fence was I decided he was right!
Louis Dean says there's always a donkey in every herd.
He told me why but I have already forgotten!
Now you can hear them!!!
We are back inside the gate now!
The horses came up to greet us!
All three of them are rescue horses.
They come right up to us now.
It was a relaxing walk and the fresh air did us good!
The goats escorted us back to the camper where I left Louis Dean and then I went on down to look t the tanks.
The little tank is full of water once again.
Back in October it was bone dry!
There's still leftovers from the fall - not sure exactly what these are!
Flowers can be hardy little things! Surprised the goats haven't eaten them!
I see these here and there and am hoping it's not a snake hole!
I'm such a city girl! Not sure if snakes have homes in the ground or not!
The big tank is full and beautiful!!
The sounds here remind me of On Golden Pond!
I feel like I'm living my own miniature version of the movie!
However, I haven't started calling Louis Dean and old coot yet!
Speaking of Louis Dean - he took a nice nap just about the time the rain started.
I hooked up the printer and printed off all my notes and research papers for the book I am preparing to write. It's a little scary and a little exciting but I really do feel like it's something God has called me to do. I have had thoughts of writing a book - serious thoughts! - since 2010. Last January I realized it was time to start the groundwork. In February of last year Deanie and I took a trip together and I began filling in a time line of our childhood. Through the year we reached out to our cousins and were able to fill in some more information while reconnecting and forming relationships with them. It has been a wonderful journey so far even though it has been painful at times as we come to grips with situations and feelings we had not addressed before. God is good and God is gracious and we believe this has already been a healing journey for all of us.
After I got all the printing done, I cleaned off the table and we played dominoes for awhile before bedtime - which has been earlier than usual for us lately!
Louis Dean is already in there sound asleep.
This is ideal sleeping weather with the rain hitting the roof of the camper.
No sound machine needed tonight!!