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Snow, Deer & Quilting

Sunday, October 09, 2011

I woke up this morning to snow and no power. My husband got the camp stove and we heated up water for tea and oatmeal. While we were eating 9 deer came walking by our back fence.

The power came on a couple of hours later. My son and his family came over, because I was going to teach my daughter-in-law how to quilt. It was fun teaching her. She is making a medallion quilt. The center was a eight-pointed star and then we will be doing different borders--a four square checked, a ribbon, and a "mountain" chain.

I put a crock pot of turkey chili on this morning and made cornbread for church. We are starting to have house church. We are having meals and meeting in homes. We are a very small church of about 20 people.

I was going to go to the gym this morning, but because of the snow and no power I didn't therefore I didn't get any exercise it today. I did stay within my calorie range. I am feeling better and am ready to get back into a good exercise routine.

Our scale also broke today, so I need to get a new one.
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    Gorgeous pictures Carrie. But I am not ready for snow yet! Our snow is not quite as early as yours but I know its not far off! emoticon
    3535 days ago
  • BECKYI39
    Glad your feeling better. The pictures are pretty!
    3540 days ago
    Love your pictures! Living in the country in Far East Texas, we are still running our air conditioners. Need rain so bad....hope to get some soon.

    Wish I was there for the quilting lesson. Plan to get brave & try a wallhanging one of these days (before a quilt).

    My country church is so small if we had 20 we would consider it a crowd! Home church sounds nice. Good luck with it.
    3540 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/10/2011 12:08:17 PM
    Beautiful pictures, but I must admit, I really am not looking forward to the snow again. We really didn't have a summer and fall is here and winter is just around the corner.

    I'm glad to hear you have started a home church. if we ever get moved back into the country, we will probably start up home bible study again, but the home we live in now is too small and there is no place to park.

    Teaching your DIL to quilt is such a blessing for both you and her. You'll have to post a picture of her first quilt when she gets it done.

    Keep warm and thank you for sharing.

    3540 days ago
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    WOW! When it rains it pours! Or snows... House church sounds fun! MY congregation started out in a house... my friends, Al & Sally started it in their home 35 years ago, and then it blossomed! I wish I had been there back in the early days! But it sounds like you guys are going the other way... and now... as usual... I have questions! If you don't mind sharing, what denomination are you? And did your church used to be "bigger"? And do you live waaaaaaaay out in the country? I live waaaaaaay out in the country -- but it's gotten less country in the last 20 years! But we still have a family of 6 dear that seem to LIVE in our back woods.
    3541 days ago
    BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!! Not sure what part of the country you live in but it sure is gorgeous! I'm in NE Texas here... temps are FINALLY cooling down... was able to turn the air off and open the windows a few weeks ago... Now if we could just get some RAIN! This drought is AWFUL.... But it is clouding up as I type this and looking like we might get a little so praying that we do... :)

    3541 days ago
    Love the pics! Deer are such beautiful creatures. Glad your power came back on fairly quickly and you had such a good day.
    3541 days ago
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    So early in the season. Is this typical?
    3541 days ago
  • *DMARIE*
    Beautiful view! Sounds like a wonderful day!
    3541 days ago
    Now that's an ominous thing - your scale breaking! It must have gotten too cold without the heat on, lol! We had our electricity go out on Christmas Eve one year and it stayed off for about 18 hours. But we didn't have any back-up heat at all. And yet it was a Christmas we'll always remember! Neat photo of the deer!
    3541 days ago
    Loved the photos. Sounds like you had a great day even with the power outage.
    3541 days ago
  • KARENE10
    Pics are sooo pretty! Sounds like a nice day planned despite the power loss. Have to show us the quilt when she's finished:)
    3541 days ago
    Snow? I need to see where you live! Your pictures are beautiful!

    And it sounds like a great day, even with no exercise...
    3541 days ago
    What a day! Snow, no power, chili, quilts, church and a broken scale! emoticon You have to admit, that's an interesting mix!

    Glad you are feeling better!!!

    And the pics are awesome...
    3542 days ago
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