Friday, July 30, 2010


Life has been so busy for me this month that I have only posted 9 times in the past 29 days of July. I am using this post to try and play some "catch up".

On July 2nd, which by the way would have been my Mother's birthday, I received the following award,

The RULES are:

•Thank the blogger who awarded it to you: Thank you so much Bobbi of Great Adventures II

•Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five (5) words:


Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance: Every other reward I have received I have always passed it along as required.....BUT this time I am going to leave it up to my readers. If I read & comment on your blog and you consider your blog to be "A Blog With Substance" please accept this award from Penless Writer. Thanks~!

Some close friends of ours gave us these wonderful looking and tasting peaches from their very own peach tree!!! Aren't they beautiful? Trust me, they are very tasty.

With our wonderful blueberries, & these peaches I added a store bought banana and have been enjoying a delightful bowl of this healthy eating every morning. Yum and double yummy!!!

Tomato's galore from Mickey's garden this year :o) He planted 4 plants and he has been bringing in a supply like this every few days. We have eaten tomato's almost every day, sliced, in salads, & bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. We have given some away and I have 9 (to date) 2 cup containers full in our freezer. Have this many to work up this morning. They will continue coming until frost time, that is a l-o-n-g way off!! Thank you Lord for your bounty, blessing & harvest.

I had recently attended a 3 hour training class, put on by our local County Election Board, to learn about assisting at elections. Shortly after attending the class I was assigned to participate at one of the election sites.

Tuesday was our Primary Election here in Oklahoma and I worked as a Clerk from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (you can take a lunch but you cannot leave the premise). It was a totally new experience for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly: found it both fun and very interesting. I worked with 3 other delightful woman. I love meeting new people. It was also fun having people I know coming in to vote and saying (with a shocked look on their face) "Hi Susan - What are you doing here?"

There are 1500 registered voters in the precinct I worked and we ended up with 324 voters. Isn't that sad?!!!! Only 21.6%. Of course some people vote by Absentee Ballot I realize, but it's still so sad that so few people take their privilege and responsibility so lightly. I know a lot higher percentage do vote in the General Election but they should realize how important it is to research and get the right candidate, of their party or choice, on the ballot for the General Election. SO please VOTE!!!!

Yesterday, I received a call from the Election Board asking me first to work the Run-Off Election, which will be held on August 24th, and then asked if I would be willing to be assigned to this Precinct to work on a permanent basis. I was delighted to be asked, and delighted to accept.

We had both Aric & Oksana this week on Wednesday & Thursday. On Wednesday we took them to eat at McD's and then to see the movie, Despicable Me. They thought it was cute and enjoyed, not so much!!! I am always appalled at the price you have to pay at the movies for pop-corn and soda drinks......but....what's the movies without those things? Then it was home and to Wednesday night Church services.

Yesterday, after they got up (which wasn't early!) it was off to the dough-nut shop. Then Oksana and I spent a good part of the day cooking. I'll post about that in another post please come back to read it.

Aric & Oksana had to be up at 5:30 a.m. this morning and are flying off to California to spend 2 weeking with their Aunt, Uncle & Cousins. They will also be seeing their Maternal Grandparents, their Great-Grandmother, other Aunts and Cousins. I know they'll have a grand time. Aric was a little apprehensive about the plane flight but he'll do fine. Thankfully they do not have to change flights either going or coming back.

I am truly blessed to live a wonderful, busy, satisfying and very happy life!!!!!

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Mari said...

Congratulations on the award - your blog does have substance!
I have a bowl of tomatoes on my counter. I love fresh tomatoes, but Bob has never liked them. I can't understand this as they are one of my favorites!
Our primary elections are next week and I'll be voting!

Sharon said...

Congrats on your award.
Those peaches sure do look yummy.
We don't get good peaches around here.
We are getting a lot of tomatoes, but they are still green.
I also do not understand why people don't take the time to vote. It is a right we do not what to lose.
have a great weekend

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have been a very busy girl! Congrats on the award. Now pass one of those lovely peaches my way! LOL!

Sharon said...

thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
By all means copy the photo and I can't wait to read what you did with yours.
Have a great weekend dear friend.

Maxine said...

Ahh, Susan. Your life does continue to be a busy and satisfying one. Congrats on your award (very deserved) and I applaud you for taking part in the election process. Good for you. We had our primaries in June and had very little turnout.
Enjoy all your fresh fruit and veggies!!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Congratulations on your award. Your bowl of tomatoes look good. Mine aren't doing very well this year. The few we've had are small.

Take care,