Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Quiet Day.....

It was a quiet day here at the Chapman's. 
I took my coffee out to the back yard this morning where I hovered over the tomato plants searching for a little color. So far they are all still as green as green can be. I pulled up a few green onions as my consolation prize and served them with Bean Soup and crackers for our lunch.

I used the ham bone Stephanie gave me and this last bowl was as delicious as the first one!
Tomorrow Louis Dean will be baking a big ham for The Cousins' Gathering and I am already looking forward to the Navy Beans I will be cooking with that ham bone!

After our reading this morning, Louis Dean went out in the back yard to play work and sort his tools.
He's planned and ordered the materials to close in the 31 foot deck at the camper. Now he's loading all the tools he will be needing and he's just as happy as he can be! That man dearly loves a building project! While he was outside, I went back to bed for an hour or so. I love that I can do that!

I've been cleaning and nesting and fluffing and getting the house ready for Saturday.
There will be 10 of us and I have the dining room table set for 6 and the den table laid for 4.
Or we might just pull up stools and chairs and scrunch up together so we can hear all the conversations.

Louis Dean and I met back in the gazebo for our breaks throughout the day.
I just came in from blowing the leaves and such out. Wish I could use a blower in the house! Actually, I have seen Louis Dean blow the leaves out of the sewing room in the fall when the wind sends them sailing in through the open French doors.

We are truly enjoying these mild days and cool evenings.
I go out and turn all the little lights on before dark.
My sister, Nita, gave us a LED light projector that sends tiny green lights all the way up the elm tree and shines through the netting of the gazebo. You can barely see them on the left side at the top.
They are the coolest things!!

I love days like this so much that I think I will have another one just like it tomorrow!!


  1. Don't over do it and enjoy tomorrow!

  2. I DO see the patch of green lights! What an awesome gift! Your gazebo continues to look like a fairy tale, so beautiful and cozy. Wow, 32 feet is a big deck! Maybe even longer than the entire camper? I love your new sunflower blog look!!

  3. The lights do show - and maybe you can take more shots another evening, what a great idea. Your home looks wonderful, what a great gathering to look forward to. Hugs.

  4. It looks mighty pretty around your house. Hope your cousin's day goes well.

  5. It has rained 145 days out of the last 207 days here. If I step off my patio I step in mud. It's been too wet and too cool to garden.

  6. I love the gazebo! Enjoy your Cousins Gathering:)

  7. Linda, I looked up that song LD was singing, I knew I had heard it, as my folks always listened to country music. It was By Hanks Williams. :):) Sounds like a peaceful day there. I can only imagine LD and the tools...I swear when Ted is building anything he will have every hand drill we own out.I love your gazebo and would dearly love one myself...but the winds as bad here. And I don't dare say that too loudly or some official will want to plop a wind turbine in our yard. LOL We had a slow day also. May be just waiting out storm later here. Blessings to you and LD, love you guys, xoxo, Susie

  8. What a perfect, perfect day there, Linda. You are so blessed that LD is able to do all the projects that he does...I live with Mr. UNhandy so I envy that your guy has all those talents. lol
    Hope your day today is equally delightful. xo Diana

  9. Golly it looks so cute in here. Like summer! Speaking of Summer, how is she doing?

    You certainly deserve some quieter days, which still sound pretty busy to me.

    When I am in large gatherings of family, I prefer the smaller settings. Impossible to follow conversations otherwise. I even like two chair tables set here and there. I know that you will have everything just so and it will be wonderful.

  10. your gazebo looks so cozy.. I like to all sit at one table if at all possible. enjoy your visitors

  11. Your home looks great and love the lights. It is going to be a great gathering. Have a wonderful time!