Monday, June 29, 2015

Hertzler Doings~June 29-July 5, 2015

Mon.-Got up early. Quiet Time, walk, worked in old house. Made high protein waffles with cottage cheese, oats, 4 eggs, coconut oil, etc. Picked green beans. Susan and Claire helped to clean them. Made red beets and red beet eggs, mashed potatoes, smashed cauliflower, and crock pot venison. Called the dentist about my left side hitting sooner than right and the pain it is causing and started to cry on the phone. Was so embarrassed. They put me in asap-tomorrow afternoon at 3:45. Michael mowed the lawn and chicken pen. Guys got back early. Packed up for Williamsburg tomorrow. Job there. Claire and Susan checking out Lynchburg. Met her folks out there. Phil took Susan out for supper. Their monthly date. Windows were open all day. Running a temp. Taking a bath and going to bed. It's 7:40.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hertzler Doings~June 22-28, 2015

Mon.-Day at home, catching up on washing, resting, and putting a few things away. Went over to Happy Valley in the eve. and were treated to supper by the Lucas' and Shippey's. They made us Mexican food that was out of this world. Such good friends. Kathy worked on Philip's back and then Freeman's and Michaels. How nice to have a chiropractor as a friend. Claire came to spend the night and the girls slept in my cottage and plan on making breakfast down at the river.

Tues.-Michael and I made natural lotion this morning. Mine was all used up from Mother's Day. We put in some Egyptian Goddess oil in half of it. Today is another day of catch up. I need to go to the dentist to get a crown put back on. We went out to Charlie's-Phil, Michael, and I- last Friday after working on the farm all day. We met Tom and Kathy Lucas there and my crown popped off while there. Just glad I didn't swallow it. After the dentist, I'm spending the afternoon with Janelle and Micah, watching a movie and checking out her jewelry samples.

Wed.-Caught up with Lindsay a little bit. Blur of a day.

Thurs.-Went over to see Tom and Kathy, Jenny, Brian, Gabe, and Seth. Gator got a flat tire on the way back. Walked up to Mickey's, got her key, used her phone, and Susan came and got me. Guys working late tonight. Caught up with Naomi on phone. We both need the beach. Michael with Jordan, Susan with DF in Lynchburg and with Claire in eve. We all need some vacation days after such a busy time getting ready for the pig roast and it's aftermath. Nathan and Alli are coming for supper and eve. He couldn't understand why he couldn't get a ride on the gator. We took him over to see it on the lane and Alli drove with the windows down and the air blowing and I held him on my lap and we went to visit our neighbors and he seemed rather satisfied after that. I gave him another quick bath in a 5 gallon bucket on the porch and then wrapped him in a towel and rocked him on the porch for a little bit. He is all boy and he is delightful.

Fri.-Got up early and had the house vacuumed and floor washed and several loads of wash done by 8. Made Calico Beans for Sunday lunch. Went to see Dennis-sports therapist. My right side-hip-was an inch higher than the left. No wonder so uncomfortable. Went to Judy's and changed afterward and then to Food Lion and then home. Phil was home early today. Went with him to Cumberland to pick up insulation and we stopped at a little side grill and bought chicken. Came home and watched a Monk with Susan. Michael's with a group of Chi Alpha kids, bowling.

Sat.-Rained off and on all day. I had wanted to go to the Lavender Fields and take an art class and paint a masterpiece of lavender fields but didn't risk the 40 dollars due to the weather report and it was a good call. Went over to Happy Valley several times, taking things over for tomorrow's meal. They are hosting it because they have a huge table that we can all fit around. Alli and Nathan came and she and Susan and I watched a chick flick-Calendar Girls. It's really a chick flick. I hold my breath if the men in our household come around because they might see something they don't want to. But with all women in the room, there is this sense of feminine beauty and dignity. Unless I am just totally messed up, which I could be. Freeman went to Pa to pick up something from Bill G. and got caught in the traffic from a fatal accident with two people dying and then other accidents happening due to the back up. It was a lazier day and it was nice.

Sun.-Great church service. The Lucas's and Hughes came with us and the Everharts visited today too. We had lunch over at Happy Valley afterwards-pork bbq sandwiches, Calico beans, cole slaw, and dill pickles and ice cream. Sweet tea too. We played 'Pick One' and 'Tenzies' afterwards for awhile. Jessica was there as well and that was nice. She came here afterwards. Claire came over in the afternoon/eve. They're watching 'The Hobbit' which I cannot bear to watch. Give me Calendar Girls anyday.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hertzler Doings~June 15-21, 2015

Mon.-Picked green beans and did some outside work before the heat hit. Heat index 102 apparently. Cleaned the living room, especially the book shelf, game cupboard, and bench beside the door. Also tidied my bedroom a little and cleaned the entryway to the man cave in prep for Sat. The CA neighbors are coming in this eve. so I turned on the air conditioners in the bedrooms and made up one bed and cleaned the basement a little. Susan mowed and weed whacked over there and got a nice sunburn. Michael worked on the farm and took extra insulation back to Lynchburg. He and Jordan floated down the river on inner tubes this eve. Phil and Freeman got home and turned around and went to a board meeting at church. Philip went home to work on his house. Susan and I will probably watch a movie and try to cool down. The AC is running constantly. 60 % chance of thunderstorms tonight. We can always hope.

Well, it's Tuesday, the 22nd and I am just getting back on here. Had a busy week getting ready for the pig roast on Sat. the 20th. Lee University Traveling Choir was here thanks to their director, Chris Carneal, who is a friend of ours from church. We had storm after storm come blowing in and tents and food and people got wet. Some took cover in their cars, barns, garage, and our house. Some went home. The last one was like a hurricane and then there was one more after that when it just rained. Some friends stayed and cleaned up for us. Made a world of difference. I was in the house during the worst storm and Wendy Brynan comes bursting through the front door asking if she could help with something. I screamed and screamed. Freeman knew it might happen and all kept it a secret. They stayed and visited for awhile that evening. Also, Tim Schaeur came and brought Dennis and Holly Miller. Amos and Rowena and Matt and Melanie, Durell and Melanie, and all their children were here. There were at least 300 people here. Everyone seemed to have a great time in spite of the hourly storms. A rainbow settled over the farm at the end and an eagle flew over close by as we cleaned up Sunday eve after our Father's Day meal together. Susan and I stayed home from church. So exhausted. Slept off and on all day. It's the second year we were stormed out in a row. We are thinking of moving the date to September.