Tuesday, January 19, 2010

He Rocks

Our hero is working late. He left this morning and is working the swing shift too. He will come home, sleep, eat and return for his normal shift. We wanted him to know he was not alone and that we appreciate it. We sent him this picture at work.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chicken Soup

I'm a little under the weather. All I wanted to do was curly up with some chicken soup to feel better. Although allowed to curl up. . . it was with a whole chicken. Yep, you read correct. She may not have crossed the road, but one of our ladies did apparently cross paths with Gus. Not exactly sure what happened (they have been use to each other for over a month now) but I was called out by family to care for the situation. After coaxing her out from under the porch, I wrapped her in a bath towel and held her close and still. She was in obvious shock. Not sure if she was going to make it, the kids and I prayed for her to have peace and gave the situation over to God. After a while she livened up, so I took her to the back yard. She walked around fine yet hesitantly. She eagerly entered the hen house. I waited and watched. When I returned there was another egg. She is perched for bed time and doing great. Without the marking (to easily see which one was injured) you would be hard pressed to know which one she was.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

He just won't quit

Everett is in love with science. Everyday he asks to do an experiment! I am not complaining. I am so grateful that he has a huge interest, that I can meet his need, that he has a teacher that is listening to him. We have twenty science books on their way to us from the library. They won't all arrive at once so he will have a variety to choose from for a while. The assault on the counter tops continues . . . .

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Back in November Ian submitted one of his wood tables in an art gallery in Seattle. He received the call today that it has sold. Apparently a gentleman took note of it three weeks ago. My guess is that he must be thinking about it quiet a lot since he called up the gallery, paid over the phone and asked for it to be shipped to Kentucky! If only this gentleman knew what he has really bought: A one of kind piece, hand made by a self taught wood worker, in a tiny back yard shop. Way to go Ian. I am so proud of your courage.

P.S. If you would like to see another one of Ian's pieces Artwood has one in the WINDOW and near the counter inside.