Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Rhapsody in Blue (sky) Morning! Dogs and Patch Realness



Every day is a journal page, what will we compose?

The music, Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin was actually playing from the kitchen...coffee brewed as I stood there quite amused with the entire scenario; The music sounds just like cows trotting along!..Mr. Lundy's cows coming to pay a visit with their sweet calves....to eat breakfast of course. Rhapsody in Blue? Yes! Isn't that a hoot! The girls had checked the cd out from the library and we were having fun listening to it. Love the library for music! When we are tight on a budget? The library! When we aren't tight on money? The library! At least we can see if we like an album before we purchase it. Another thing to save money? Bar soaps! I use the above $1.99 inexpensive peppermint glycerine soap in the kitchen laying on a sponge, it lasts forever too.






Hi Mommy Cow...



"No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich."
~Louis Sabin

Muffie is amused as well and wants to say Hey to the Mommy cow...

Muffie was rescued from a busy intersection by Mar over four years ago on primary day as she went to vote. This little guy's collar was rusted shut he had been out in the elements for so long. He is a darling.


Charlie. Becs rescued Charlie from the pound with her birthday money after our Minnie Pearl passed away. He is very sensitive, his eyes tell it all. They all are sensitive actually...


Esther. Little Esther was bought by Mar with graduation money. She is so cute, she talks.


Giusseppe. Giusseppe was rescued from the street in our neighborhood, he was found wondering around by his lonesome, cataracts in eyes. We treat his eyes with homeopathic drops. What a sweetie pie angel.


My pets are a gift from God. When I was a little girl, an only child... I always wanted dogs and cats in our house with me, but my mom was not a dog or cat person, she said they had to be outside pets. I believe God moves in mysterious and wonderful ways in our lives at later times. As a little girl I would have literal dreams of having little dogs and kittens like this for my very own in my house. Today when I look at my sweet pet angels, I know they are from GOD.

"A house is not a home until it has a dog."
~Gerald Durrell
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The mornings, our ritual....Our doglets and I go outside to pray, talking to the good Lord.


We see:

I thought it was so interesting that the spider web shown so nicely in the morning sun, it's like us. If we are in the sun (Son) we shine too and reflect His Light.



The view from the porch...Giuseppe is trotting right along.


One of the mommy cows decided to meander around and take a refreshment from our giant blue punch bowl. Hubs found some neat natural blue coloring for our pond so it would be "pretty".


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Evening Time


That evening, Hubs is into his comfy clothes.

Everyone say hello to Hubs, his patched pants? We decided it would be worth a try for me to hand patch them the old fashioned way so Hubs can finish them out good and proper before buying new ones. I had an old unflattering denim split skirt handed down from a neighbor...and I took the scissors to it. As Eva on the Opulent Poppy blog says:

"Nothing says love like hand-sewn patches!"
~Eva
(The Opulent Poppy)


Let me hear from anyone who reads here. How do you save money in your home? What are your simple pleasures, do have special things that God has brought forth in your life? Little things that only you and God know????

This post has been linked to Frugal Friday at LifeasMom.

Let me know. I don't want this blog to be a bragblog but just a "this is my house" blog. This is the way we live. A come have coffee with me kind of blog...

My simple pleasure for today is sitting next to Becs and helping her with some Consumer Math.

She says she's going to throw her math out the window and be math illiterate! Ha! I tell her most artists aren't exactly math people... ; )

True Confession: My post below, the bookcase shelf. The one with Minnie Pearl's collar. I put the collar shot up with the least dust showing. The shelves need dusting ....bad. : )

Life is not intended to be simply a round of work, no matter how interesting and important that work may be. A moment's pause to watch the glory of a sunrise or a sunset is soul satisfying, while a bird's song will set the steps to music all day long. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Love to All, ~Amelia

10 comments:

Eva Girl said...

Love those patches! : ) I save money by making cookies and granola bars instead of buying them. I save money by sewing: making my own clothes, curtains, pillow covers, etc. And, most of all, I save money by being a stay-at-home-mom and taking care of my family the old fashioned way ; )

Beloved's Bride said...

Oh, I would like to throw the math book out as well! ;) Not my favorite subject at all. If someone gives me a math problem I shut down. truly! blah.

Now, how do you get those patches to stick on? I did them on the boys jeans and they pealed off in nothing flat - ironed it really well and everything!

Amelia said...

Hi Eva! Oh good, so glad you saw that I quoted you! : ) I always think of you when I see hubby in his patched work jeans. It's lasting a long time too!

Loved hearing how you save money, we make our own treats too and cook from scratch. The pediatrician we've used for our girls in his book writes how mothers save money by staying home with their children, and he was a youngish doctor when we started using him too. What a breath of fresh air.

I love saving money by sewing too, I'm repurposing one of Mar's old dresses into a long, dark green and black lace romantic skirt.

Love seeing all of your most wonderful and out of the box creativity at your blog Eva! I still need to finish my wrap dress, the material was moving on me. I'll have to tame it. ; )

Thanks so much for coming by!

Amelia said...

Hi Carmen! On math. Oh I know! That is why we try to push Consumer Math only as they go up higher grades, it's the only one that half way makes sense for life skills! : )

On the patches? Oh girl, I don't do the iron on ones anymore, you are so correct, they don't stick very well. I just cut the denim out and sew around the edge by hand. It really is worth it, and Hubs jeans have stood quite the test too. Try it, it works! : )

Beloved's Bride said...

I sure will! I saw the iron board and you mentioned the patches, I just assumed you did it that way! I will try the sewing. I bet it works well.

Your little animals are so sweet. But, you need to talk about the kittens too! ;) I hear you have a new one?!

Ellie Rae said...

Aww, the doggie does have sensitive little eyes!

Amanda said...

Well I am a girl after simple pleasures in everyday life and so truly I could write you a book:)

I find myself every evening after dinner and dishes and a clean kitchen, taking a stroll through the garden, holding the baby and watching my children play. I'm not sure life gets much better than these days.

I love the dog quotes;-)

Amelia said...

Hi Carmen! : ) Yes, I do need to post some pics of our new sweet kitty! She is so adorable Carmen, she's our new wittle wabie. And...Marilla is going to be a mommy soon!

Have a sweet day Carmen!

Amelia said...

Ellie, Yes, sometimes we call him Carlos from the character from the old 30s - 40s movie, "My Man Godfrey".

Amelia said...

Beautiful! We too love walks after dinner but I'm afraid I can't always claim a clean kitchen! lol

So glad you like dog quotes, they are such a gift!

Thanks for coming by and entering in the convo. So fun! : )