Tuesday, November 20

It's Been a Busy Day

It's been a busy day. This morning I continued to declutter the house of things that I haven't used for some time. I'll be glad to give this to people who are less fortunate than I. All clothing that no longer fits or that we don't wear any longer is on it's way to the Salvation Army. I'm sure there are people who can make use of it. All good clothing items that we want to get rid of are always donated to this organization. Anything that can be given to the Christmas Baskets program is sent there. This includes decorations that we no longer need or use, books and other items that can be given to adults or children for Christmas.

I have a London Fog coat here that was given to me. It's brand new and for a male. It is size XL. I would like to find a street person to give it to. It would be as warm as toast.

This afternoon was Brandon's day to go to the farm. It was a lovely day, but I wore my winter coat and boots. I'm glad I did because by the time we got ready to leave the farm, my feet were getting a little cold.

There were lots of animals inside today. There were two horses inside that just won't stop escaping through the fence. Cassie was one of them and she wasn't happy about being inside. She kept kicking at the gate of the stall with her front foot. We gave her a little attention and then she settled down a bit. King was a little rambunctious and so were a few of the mares. I believe they are looking for a little love. Whisper has her eye on King, but he isn't sure about her. He did nuzzle her a little, but then she bit him and he wasn't happy about that. I don't blame him at all. Brandon was Wow! What was that about? I told him that the horses were a little frisky. He wanted to know if they were in heat. LOL I told him yes. He is a fast learner and has taken in a lot of the animal's habits since we started going to the farm in March.

I was going to show and tell you about something else I did today, but blogger is being difficult and I can't upload photos, so that will have to wait for another day.

As far as my thanks and giving challenge, it will also have to wait. I apologize for not being able to upload today's graphic, but just think... tomorrow (if blogger is uploading photos) I will add two graphics for your enjoyment.

Hope you are having a great evening and that you're looking forward to your Thanksgiving Day feast.


  1. Greetings... I worked for The Salvation Army for 9 years and handled the Angel Tree for the children and the food baskets for the family... I loved my job and year after year so enjoyed the Christmas season.... It is truely in the giving that brings the joy of Christmas... I do miss all the hustle and bustle that went with that job... I left in 1992 to start my own business. Christmas time always takes me back to those fun memories...

  2. Sounds like a great time at the farm. I used to have horses when I was a teenager. I miss them so much. Their warm breath, the crunch, crunch of carrots. Their ears pricking forward when they are curious. The feel of their wiskers on my hands. Even thier smell. ;-)

    Great job with deculttering. The coat sounds lovely. Hope you can find someone who truly needs it. :)

  3. It is always good to get things cleaned out. We had a chance to do this just before we moved. I am sure once we pull everything out of storage we will clean out some more.
    We will be going to the farm this weekend. There are no animals now except for deer that seem to be playing hide and seek with my husband and his gun. :)

  4. Good Evening Mary,
    That is such a wonderful idea. I still have some clothes in my other house that I need to take to the Salvation Army as well. The girls clothes I gave to my mom and she took them to a Church in the town where she lived and gave it to them. They have a clothes closet they do there. I'm sure some male would love to have that coat. I don't know how it is there or what kind of environment you live in, but maybe if you go to your city officials, maybe they would know of someone that might needed it. Just an idea there. Here in the states, some stores have trees with names of kids and families and they adopt them at Christmas. The customers that can, will take one of the names and buy for that family. Your grandson sounds kind of like my oldest daughter. She is 11. She already knows too much as it is. LOL. She hears alot of that kind of stuff at school. And needless to say, she has passed it on to my 9 year old as well. At school these days, they hear everything. They have come home from school asking questions about certain things. I tell them because I want them to know the truth about it. I don't want them to hear about it from anyone else. Hubby made it home about 4:30p.m. this afternoon. We have just put our turkey in the slow cooker to cook. Hubby tends to it. That's his job he said. LOL. Well, take care my friend and have a great rest of the evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Karen H.

  5. Denise,

    It must have been a lot of fun working for the Salvation Army at Christmas. They are a great organization and always try to make sure that all families that register have food and toys for Christmas.

    Thanks for dropping by. I always enjoy your visits.

  6. Mommy,

    We did have a very good time at the farm. We almost always do. When the animals are inside, Brandon spends a lot of time petting and talking to them. It's really good for him and is classed as animal therapy for his Asperger's.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I know you must miss the horses. We sometimes take carrots or apples to the horses.

  7. Sharon,

    I do hope you enjoy your visit to the farm. I don't blame those deer from hiding if your husband has a gun. Hubby has seen a lot of deer out and about and it is deer hunting season here.

    Blessings to you and yours for a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Karen,

    I'm glad your husband got home in time to put your turkey in the slow cooker. Have a great time with your family.


  9. Mary,

    Decluttering is a good idea - but I really don't have alot of clutter - I'll be sure to pass this post to my sis the pack rat..:)

    Clothes I always donate to the salvation army if I can't find anyone who can wear them. Kristen, my oldest granddaughter, always insists that her things are donated to the salvation army.

    The farm sounds like it is fun and that the boys are very observant and having fun. It is such a good thing for kids to grow up around animals. Plus, they are lucky to have you to teach and guide them.

  10. Deborah,

    Thanks so much for stopping by. I am a bit of a pack rat. I always think that something will be needed and then it never is. As soon as I get rid of it, I find some use for it. However, it is time to get rid of anything I haven't used in the past year. I have three bags of clothes to go to the Salvation Army. I've cleaned out all the closets in the house. I feel a lot better.

    Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.


  11. Mary,

    You have had a busy day! I am not at all surprised that so much of your time was spent to help others. Zach collected canned and dry foods to donate to the food pantry here in town. He belongs to a "community service" group that meets once a week after school. It's nice that the school has this club!

    The farm certainly is a great place. I'm glad you and the boys can still go. :-)

    We had our first snow today. I got some photos, but didn't get a chance to post. I hope I can tomorrow.


  12. Hi, Mary. Glad you got some decluttering done. I never throw anything away that still has some use in it. I try to find someone in my family or my church that can use it or pass it on to friends.

    I'm still occasionally having problems uploading pictures or editing my template. I sure wish Blogger would get that fixed!

    Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes!

    I like your new Christmas header. I'll be switching my header to my Christmas theme on Thursday or Friday.

    Have a good Wednesday!

    Love and hugs,


  13. What a fun time at the farm! Our times at the local riding stables with Biper are so special and so beneficial for him.

    wonderful job on the decluttering! I sent 4 bags of clothes into Mexico this past week with a friend for a family him and his wife know that need them. We also give to the Salvation Army throughout the year. When we first moved to AZ, I had nothing except our clothes and a few items. They provided us beds, a microwave, a coffee maker, a high chair and dishes. Such a blessed program they have.

  14. You are such a wonderful person, I love you my friend.