Well, here we are. The fires are still burning, although the firefighters have made much progress this week with the cooler weather we've had. Strong winds and high temperatures are predicted for tomorrow and so we are under a "fire warning" for the weekend...just like last weekend when the current fires began. Paul and Lori's house is just fine. That particular fire is 80% contained. I stayed at the lake all week until yesterday, to avoid the smoke in town. It wasn't bad last night, but we woke up about 3:00 am coughing and our throat's were stinging and the house was full of smoke. The wind must have shifted again. We're heading back to the lake this afternoon and plan to stay for most of next week.
I do have a baby shower on Sunday after church so Dennis will mow and get things ready at home for us to head back out. I've made a taco salad and macaroni salad this morning. I also have strawberries ready for strawberry shortcake for all of us after dinner tonight. On Wednesday evening, Barry, who does the garden at the lake gave me 3 grocery bags full of green beans, a huge bowl of strawberries, 5 zuchinni's, a spaghetti squash, 6 Walla Walla sweet onions and a bunch of potatoes along with a bouquet of mums.
After I came home yesterday, I spent much of the day blanching and freezing the beans and shredding zuchinni. It's such a great feeling to put food away for winter isn't it?
Here are a few photos of my week so far.
This was my view as I read my Bible every morning this week. Can't ask for much more, can I?
I baked a coffee cake on Tuesday and had it for breakfast all week. I love my little oven in the trailer, it bakes just as well as my big oven at home, just smaller.
Another blanket finished for the Crisis Nursery.
I started a sweater for Miss Piper. This is the back and the right front. I have a sleeve begun on the needles you see on the right. She went "shopping" in my yarn closet via the iPad and chose this yarn. It's a larger version of one I made her in white a few years ago. She wore that one all of the time. We called it the magical sweater because it was supposed to be a 9 months size but she wore it for 2 years!
My bouquet of mums from Barry at the lake garden. He is almost 85 and works in the garden for hours and hours every single day. He's the nicest man you could hope to meet.
Gorgeous. He knows my favorite color is purple so he tried to find the purplish colored flowers for me.
I just got this picture a couple of minutes ago. Piper is flying with her Daddy again this morning. Look at that face. I think we have a budding pilot on our hands.
Our anniversary is next Thursday. 38 years! We're going to cancel Bible study and go out to dinner that night and then head straight out to the lake. Dennis is taking the next 7 Friday's off to use up his vacation or he loses it. He can't take more than one day off at a time because he's too busy. So we're going to have lots of three day weekends at the lake over the next two months! Fun!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned full of fun, end of summer events. I'll be back soon and I'll try to catch your blogs when I can.
"But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you for the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3