Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cozy Indianna Saturday

It was quiet and warm here today!  Our daughter and son-in-law both had to work so it was just my husband and me. He actually left for a little while. So it was very quiet!  It was warm because we stayed inside!!  At least I stayed inside. I listened to my regular Sat. morning Breakfast of Champions phone call.  Outside the wind is gently blowing the trees around.  Today,  I have only seen 2 Amish buggies--so far.  One of those had a huge umbrella in front of them.  I wonder how they can see to drive the buggy!  Hmmm. Now, everyone is home and watching the GA.-FLA football game while I write. -- There goes another buggy--a larger one this time.  Everyone looked liked they had on black wool coats or cloaks and hats. I am so spoiled--it would take more than a warm wool coat and hat to get me in one of those open-topped buggies. OOOOoooo--shiver,shiver!   From where I am sitting, the side window here by the computer desk looks like a picture in a magazine.  There is a lovely tree (I really like trees) with large branches swishing back and forth. Just beyond the tree, past the bare field which looks content to have completed its summer work, is a stately white mailbox.  It is so crisply white--post and all.  Another field lies behind the mailbox and then more trees.  Some of the leaves are colored but many of the trees have already shed their summer foliage and are preparing for the winter weather. I see some green, some beige, some deep purple.  It is really very pretty.   From the sounds coming from the next room, I don't think the ballgame is going in the right direction!! YIKES!  My daughter made some cheese/chili dip for the game.  It is very yummy!  She is a very good cook.  I am very impressed! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Another Cold Indianna Day

Wow!  It was chilly this morning.  What a day to lock ourselves out of the house--Ouch!  What to do??? No problem--we just hopped into our son-in-law's brother's truck!! Thankfully an uncle had a spare house key! I was shocked to see Amish ladies with children out driving into town that early in the morning with it being THAT cold!  I think that I would have just done without whatever it was that was needed!!  I mean, I was cold enough riding in a pickup truck with a good heater.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to ride to town in a horse drawn buggy! While our daughter went to the dentist, my husband and I walked down to a little coffee/antique shop. As I purchased our coffee, the owner asked if we were there for the meeting.  I had to admit that we were not, but were visiting our daughter.  And, she immediately said that she could tell as much from my accent!  Hmmm!  Well, it turns out that a Republican candidate for US Senate was meeting there briefly while on a sweeping tour of the state. Now that was right 'down our alley'!  Someone welcomed us and asked if we would be willing to wear  a sticker in favor of  Dan Coat.  So, here we sit with our coffee and our stickers when in comes the uncle who had previously brought us the house key!  We were enjoying ourselves immensely when our daughter called to tell us she was finished. Her dad told her to come on down! Of course, with her being familiar with our antics--she was just a wee bit reluctant!  However, we all enjoyed hearing Mr. Coat and were very glad that things had worked out so very well today!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Learning To Blog.....October 28,2010

Today is my very first experience at blogging!  Yay!  I am learning a new and interesting thing!  That in itself is 'energizing'--don't you agree?  I am visiting my daughter and son-in-law.  She is the one who has gotten me 'started' (that means that I had no idea how to set up a blog--a computer-lack-of-skills!!) 
From the window I can see miles and miles of fields.  The crops have been harvested and the fields seem ready for a long winter's rest.  It is so beautiful here.  Amish buggies travel up and down the paved roads--rain, shine, sleet, or snow.  It makes one wonder how they survive, yet survive they do and more than just survive. This morning I saw an Amish school at recess.  Boys and girls were running and playing--seeming so happy and alive--yes, even energetic. We passed many Amish homes.  Newly washed clothing (dark blue, a brighter blue, and white) were flapping in the very cold wind.  I wondered if perhaps Thursdays were their washdays?   Hmmm! It made me grateful that I was not born Amish!!  Yet, next week , I will be back home with my own workloads and yet-to-be-found solutions to problems that I encounter in my own little world!  Solutions that need 'energy' to find!