Wednesday Snap Shot

Good morning! It's a crisp cool fall morning here and it feels so nice. The sun is shining and it's going to warm up a bit today. Loving the change of seasons this year.

Today is 3 weeks post-op from my eye surgery. I'm healing up great! Aside from occasionally feeling my eye itch or a little muscle soreness I'm not feeling anything else. The best part for me is that I can drive again. I've had a loving, generous family that has had no problems helping me out over the last couple of years when it comes to needing to go places. And it helps I'm a homebody and love being home. However, when you loose the freedom to do things you want, when you want, it's tough to handle. I'm so grateful to the Lord to be on the other side of this now.

I've had a few drives locally and yesterday for the first time, in a long time, I was able to meet up with my daughter and grandchildren in town. We had the best day together. We stopped for coffee, and apple juice for the kids :) and talked and sat out in the sunshine. Then she and I grocery shopped together. It was a lot of fun and we are busy planning out more days together. We're going to do more walking and hiking in the area while the weather is still so nice.

Today I will be at home. I have household chores to catch up on and dinner preps to do.

My hubby has a couple pairs of work pants that have holes in the pockets and he asked me if I could repair them. Now that I can see, sitting at the sewing machine will be much easier. I plan to to repair those pants today.

I had planned to make pizza on Monday and do a BBQ tonight. As it turned out, hubby wanted to BBQ burgers on Monday. So tonight will be pizza. I'll work on getting the pizza crusts made in a bit.

For the Love of Books!
I started and finished reading The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it. I'm not a science fiction reader but appreciated, what I've now learned, was one of the first science fiction type books written.

I am now reading the classic book, The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I'm just getting into it and so far I'm enjoying it.

I finished Hebrews and James in my Bible reading and am now starting 1 Peter.

After finishing up my first batch of wool dryer balls I ordered another package of 10 skeins of wool yarn and am going to make another 10. My plan is to make them for Christmas gifts. I've been using them and like them and am planning a blog post to share this very soon. 


I also cleaned out the area that I store my sewing machine and supplies and went through some fabric that I have. I don't have a huge stash of fabric but was able to find some that I liked and plan on making an apron in the next few days.

Fitness and Health
I'm excited to be getting back in the swing of things, walking wise. Out of the last 7 days I've managed to get above my 10,000 step goal 4 times. Today I hope to get out for a walk again and meet my goal once more.

View from my Deck
The sun is shining and the morning is beautiful!

Today's weather: High: 82 Low: 52

That is all for this week! Hope you are having a fantastic week!


  1. It's a lovely day here too, weather-wise, and I'm so glad for you that you're able to get out and enjoy it! How wonderful that you've been cleared to drive again. I've been there, not being able to drive myself (for different reasons), and you're right- I'm a homebody too, but when you're not able to get out yourself, it gets very, very frustrating.

    Beautiful colors of yarn. I've loved everything I've ever gotten from Knitpicks, they're a great company.

    1. Yes, you're so right Stephanie.. it can be very frustrating for sure. And I'm loving the yarn from knitpics.. great stuff 😊

  2. What happened to your other site. Family Homestead. I cantem to visit it anymore

    1. I was having a couple issues with things and my son fixed it so the site is back up now.
      Crystal 😊


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