Monday, June 14, 2010

Marvellous Monday

What we know fondly as the “Stars and Stripes” was adopted
by the Continental Congress as the official American flag on
June 14, 1777, in the midst of the Revolutionary War. Colonial troops fought
under many different flags with various symbols and slogans—rattlesnakes,
pine trees, eagles, “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Liberty or Death,”
and “Conquer or Die,” to name a few.

The first flag had 13 stars on a blue field and 13 alternating red and white
stripes for the 13 original colonies. Now there are 50 stars, one for each state
in the Union, but the 13 stripes remain. Flag Day was first celebrated in 1877,
on the flag’s 100th birthday.

It has been so busy here, not had much time for the computer, and I sure miss writing,
and reading in all the lovely blogs that I have come to love.

Saturday we went and picked 11 dozen ears of corn, we came home and husked them, then blanched and bagged them in 10 ear each bags, whewwwwwwwwwww I was so tired, then of course yesterday was Sunday and we left early for church our SS starts at 9:45 and we drive about 30 minutes from here. Last night services were so good too, we had a man saved yesterday, and young couple with two children join last night, he will be our Youth Director too. So it was a great weekend, and as you know and I posted our granddaughter graduated, and we spent Friday in Jacksonville, FL.

TODAY...Yet another busy day we are leaving about 8:00 am to go about an hours away to pick tomatoes, we can get a 5 gallon bucket for 5.00 dollars, it is U pick, then at 1:30 I have a doctors appointment with my Rheumatologist, for any that wonder I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and see this doctor about every 3 months, I take a medicine called Metotraxate, it is a form of Chemo treatment, and has to be watched closely it can have side effects of kidney damage, so far so good. So that is the plan, and I see it to be way late in the after noon before we ever get home, and I will probably wait until tomorrow to put the tomatoes up. (Blanch and Freeze) I do not can much any more, freezing is so very much easier.
So that about winds it up for me today, not much to chew on but praise God for a busy life, and being able to do all things needed to be done, right??? Hope you have a wonderful Monday. Lots of hugs and


Grammy Blick said...

"She is like the merchants' ships, she bringeth her food from afar." Proverbs 31:14.

Freezers are a wonderful invention. And I must admit I cannot give a date for my last canning. There is, however, a special beauty in shelves lining a pantry. I remember my grandmother's -- not a pantry in the house, but a dugout storage cellar once used as a storm cellar. Thanks for bringing that memory to the front of my mind.

Jan said...

Whew..... you are so busy, no wonder you are tired. Still very satisfying to have all that done. Yes we give thanks that we can still do all these things.
With love and Hugs - Jan

Musings Of A Gem said...

Sounds like you've got one busy day ahead of you!

I hope it all goes to plan : )

Gemma @ Musings of a Gem


GrammyGoo said...

Sounds like a great day. What and awesome price for the tomato.

What a blessing, someone gave their life to Christ this weekend at church, praying that act of surrender has been multiply through the Body of Christ this weekend.

Barbara, I just put up a great recipe for grilled corn. So simple and tasty.

Blessings, Ella

Karen said...

Another soul for the kingdom...praise the Lord!

Enjoyed the sharing on our flag....

Peggy said...

Sounds like you had a busy but blessed weekend. Don't get too tired today!

Deborah said...

Hi Barbara, Hope your check up goes well. My friend's husband also takes a type of chemo treament for his R.A. I'd never heard of this type of treatment before he started it. The wonders of modern medicine!

BECKY said...

You go girl!! I have been working hard, too...but not filling my pantry! Just do stuff that has to be done, ya know?

Praise God for that man's salvation!!
And that your treatment is going well!

Blessings to you gal!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, Happy Flag Day to you too. We are proudly flying our flag --but we do it every single day! George wrote a neat Flag Day blog post today. Check it out if you have time.

Looks like you had a busy weekend... Nice to get all of that corn and tomatoes...

Good Luck wit your doctor's appointment.

Cathy said...

You are so smart doing all that freezing. Praying for you ~ Hugs ~

Barbara said...

Amen, yes my freezer is filling fast, and today I do the tomatoes, we picked 2 5 gallon buckets yesterday, and today I will blanch, peal, and squash them to bits, giggles, I love to use fresh tomatoes in all my sauces, and in the winter we eat quite a bit of things with sauces in it, thanks for all the lovely posts, and then today I will share a wonderful recipe with you. God bless you real good, and have a blessed day.