Maddie is enjoying her stay in the camper.
So far she's been a good girl and is using her kitty box like a little lady.
I made tuna salad today and treated her to the remains in the tin cans.
She likes to look out and if we haven't pulled the curtains up where she can see, she just pushes her head through.
This morning I was taking these photos of my tiny camper bathroom when Louis Dean called out,
"Slow bogging fodder day???"
I like 'pretty' even if it's in a camper!
I don't share the bathroom since it's so small.
Louis Dean barely fits in here when he comes in to wash his hands or brush his teeth.
When we were getting the camper ready to go down to Katy, Texas in 2012 after the quads were born, I covered the walls with leftover wallpaper from my bathroom at home.
Then I embellished the walls with vintage linens.
I enjoy looking at the beautiful stitching.
I covered the corners with cascades of lace.
I'm all about layering! Wallpaper and a dresser scarf topped with a plaque.
Louis Dean stands amazed that so many things are hanging on the flimsy wire nails I use!
It may not be the usual camper bathroom but it's MINE!
I didn't stitch any of these myself. I used to buy scarves whenever I found them and ended up with a pretty big collection! Since I don't use them on my dressers and tables any more, the camper is a good place for them. I still get to see them and they do pretty things up!
While I did some housekeeping work, Louis Dean worked on his music.
Louis Dean singing 'Railroad Lady.'
This song is River in the Rain from the musical Big River written by Roger Miller.
It was mid afternoon when we decided to go to 'town.'
We needed some fresh fruits and vegetables plus a few other items.
Louis Dean needed oil for his chainsaw plus he needed some insecticide.
"Watson Feed Store, the oldest continuously operating Ralston Purina Feed Store, continues to be a commercial resource and gathering place for the community.
I found it to be an interesting place!
Louis Dean found everything he needed there!
We made a stop at the Post Office and would you believe there was a LINE???
I was shocked! That was one reason I didn't mail my two small packages before we left Irving!
I knew I would have to stand in line and I wanted to get out of town!
Still, it was kind of fun seeing how they do things here.
After our errands, we came back to the camper and Louis Dean cut up the rest of the firewood that was up here.
It made enough for a nice sized campfire tonight!
While it's still too cold to sit outside for very long, we are hoping for warmer weather tomorrow!
I close with this thought for the amazing people who are caregivers.
I immediately thought of my sisters, Deanie and Nita, when I read this.
Mother lived with Nita for 7 years and has been living with Deanie now just over one year.
It hasn't been easy and they have both made tremendous sacrifices.
I've been especially mindful to pray for Deanie these last several weeks.
She is amazing and I am in awe of all that she does in caring for Mother.
I'm not sure Mother fully appreciates all that is done - but the rest of the family is very aware of all that Deanie and Charlie do for her and we thank you!
I also appreciate the years Nita and Mike took care of Mother.
I am also continuing in prayer for all of us a family in making good decisions and helping share the burdens of care giving.
It's still early but maybe I am really and truly turning into a country girl!
Country people go to bed early and I am already sleepy!
Good night, Folks!