Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Thank you guys for being patient with me as I dealt with everything with my aunt passing and some other things going on. This weekend I have a couple things planned for the blog. On Saturday, they are having a Garden Jubilee on Main Street in Hendersonville, and I plan to take a look around. Which also reminds me I need to plan a day to do a post on the Bears this summer on Main Street, that is for later. I love going to the the Garden Jubilee to get some ideas for my yard. Monday, I am planning to goto Cowpens and King's Mountain Battlefields in South Carolina. They were the site for two battles in the American Revolution. I am looking forward to the trip and sharing it with you here. I hope the rain clears out over the weekend. It has rained everyday this week.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
On Saturday afternoon of May 13, 2017, my aunt passed away. She was surrounded by family and friends. Please pray for my mother and my cousins. Aunt Sandy has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus and her loving husband, Jonathan Harris.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
My mom and I, went down to visit my aunt my mom's sister. She just got out of the hospital last weekend and went home. Thursday they decided to have her go back into the nursing home that my cousin, Johnny works at. Johnny and his wife were not able to help take care of my Aunt Sandy's needs at house. Today, Aunt Sandy was not doing good. Johnny texted me on our way back home that the nursing home is having Aunt Sandy taking to the hospital. She looked bad when we got down to the nursing home but was looking better when we left. It is sad seeing my aunt go down hill and know she does not have long to live.
The nursing home where my cousin works looks really nice. They just added on to the nursing home and remodeled a little. I wish I was going there for happier things. Nursing homes and hospitals make my skin crawl. I always feel dirt after I visit one no matter how clean they are.
After left from visiting Aunt Sandy at the nursing home, we stopped at a restaurant called the White House in Rutherford College, North Carolina. The restaurant is in a old white house on the side of the road. They serve Italian food. I had the chicken parmigiana with a house salad. It was not the best I ever had but it was good. My mom and I got really good service from our waitress.
Outside of my aunt not doing good, mom and I had a good trip. I keep saying I need to go down around where my aunt and cousin live and just explore and take pictures. It is beautiful country down there.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
I planned to be posting on the Mountain Highs and Valley Lows more regularly this year. This past month has been really busy for me. I have been working more overtime then expected for this time of year at work. I also have been taking trips down to see my aunt who has been in and out of the hospital the past couple months. I have planned out time to work on the blog then I would have things come up or a would crash from all the things going on right now. I have have pictures and idea ready to do a post and get side tracked taking care of something else. I decided to do a quick post before work today since I had a little time since it is raining and I cannot mow the grass as I planned to do today. I really need to work on my time management.
I do have a have several things planned for the coming months. I am thinking of taking trips to Charleston, South Carolina, Cowpens, South Carolina, and Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Mom told me that she wanted to go to Charleston this year and I always enjoyed my trips to Charleston and want to tour it more. Cowpens is battlefield of a battle from the American Revolutionary War. I want to go to Gatlinburg to see how they are doing after the wildfires. I have been talking with Seth about going swimming and hiking. Seth will have to take it easy this year since he is recovering from breaking his leg. I am also planning on starting to post on my Spiritual Places, Spiritual Moments blog begin. If I can get myself moving early enough, I plan to go to different places on my way to work to take the pictures for the blog. Then working on getting the pictures posted on the blog. It is just a matter of getting started.
I am close to getting one of my debts paid off and one of my bills is going to drop by $30 soon. These to things will free up a little money to start working on a couple other projects I want to start this year. I should enjoy it once I get these things started. I am trying to decide on how to do some of the things but I figured that get the debt paid off and the bill lowered will give me enough money to get things started. I just hope I can disciple myself with my time and get things done.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Since I brought my house, I have been slowly working on getting decorations for different holidays and time of they year to put up around the house. My main focus has been Christmas. Today, while doing the grocery shopping I got a little welcome sigh for the door for Easter. If I have enough money later, I will try to get some things to decorate the house with for Easter.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Today, did not go anything like I planned. I planned to get up and talk with Jo Anne as I normally do on Saturday morning. After, that I planned to take a short nap before take care of some household chores and work on my books for my online store.
I got up to talk with Jo Anne. Jo Anne over slept her alarm she set so she could get a little rest after a full day of family activities. I watched my Saturday morning cooking show, New Scandinavian Cooking. I like it when, Andreas Viestad is the host. I love seeing the different locations in Norway. The food looks good too. After New Scandinavian Cooking, I was going to get my breakfast and coffee ready when my old friend, Teresa called me asking if I would like to meet her for breakfast. We decided to eat at Denny's in town. After enjoying our breakfast, Teresa came over to my house. it was the first time she has seen my house since I move into it. We sat and talked a little more and mom talked with he a little when she got home from work. Teresa left when she had to go get ready for work. It was go to visit with her since we do not get to hang out much now since we work a lot.
A couple weeks ago, I told you guys about the mouse in my house. My mom and I, clean and organized the cabinets and I put poison down, too. Things seemed to settle down awhile after the mouse eat the poison. In the past week I have seen more signs of mice activity and even seen a mouse run across the floor two times. I bought more poison and some old fashion mouse traps. I put new poison in places for the mice. I prepared and set four traps. I placed two in the cabinets near the sink and two in behind the refrigerator. So far tonight, I have gotten 5 mice with the mouse traps. I use peanut butter as the bait boy has it worked. I hope that That is all the mice in the house and I will not have anymore issues with the mice. I guess, mom and I will clean the cabinets out again.
Even with my day not going as I planned it turned out to be a good day. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day with church, shopping and visiting with friends. I hope I get some work on my online store too. We will see how tomorrow goes.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
My mom and I traveled down to see my Aunt Sandy in the hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am glad to say my aunt is doing better now. She had a lot more color in her face and was more alert. They are working on getting her moved to a nursing center closer to her house on Lenoir, North Carolina. They were going to move her this past week but they had a couple issues to work out.
After visiting with my aunt, mom and I, eat dinner at Bang Bang Burger at 2001 East 7th Street Ste D, Charlotte, North Carolina. I choose to eat there because it was near the hospital and had good reviews. I am glad we eat there. I have to say it was one of the best burgers I have ever had.
I had the TNT Burger which comes with Ghost pepper cheese, crispy onion strings, shaved jalapeños, and Sriracha mayo on it with fresh hand-cut fries on the on the side. I ordered my burger medium and they cooked it just the way I liked it. They burger had good flavor and just the right heat. The fries had a great taste and did not need ketchup or anything else added to them.
Bang Bang Burger was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives on the Food Network. It is on the episode titled, 'Beef, Lamb and Pig' which aired in the 26th season. It was cool to eat some where featured i a show I enjoy watching even through I have not seemed the episode. I need to keep my eye out for the episode on TV. I know I would eat at Bang Bang Burger again if I am in the area.