Sunday, November 18, 2012

New goals!

From Positive Inspirational Quotes :)
Greetings from beautiful Colorado!  Ma and Pa are still here, just very much on the go.

About the end of October we picked the last of our tomatoes... and we had a BIG Batch of green ones to care for.
Some of you may not know how that might be done... other than making a bunch of relish or "Chow-chow", which Jim and I really did not want to do. So, we wrapped them in newspaper... and stored them in boxes.
We are now checking them every few days and are canning them as they are ripe.  We put up 12 quarts today!
Our frugal goals seem to be rubbing off on our girls as well.  Julie and Micah took their pumpkins they had outside as decorations that were not carved and cooked them off, and now they have plenty of pumpkin pie material for the holidays.  Enough for 20 pies!  Wow!
And... what about the title?  New goals?  Well, Jim and I have decided to go house hunting.  We still have the ability to use Jim's VA loan, and checked into it and have been approved!!  So we are now looking.  The major "must have" is a 2 car attached garage that will not actually be used as a garage but our rock shop creation center.  We are preparing for retirement and need a much bigger area to work in.... and a bit bigger home would be great!  So, we will keep you all posted.... can't wait!
Looking to the future with a new perspective!
Hugs, Ma and Pa


  1. I am looking forward to see the pictures of your new niche. All the best.

  2. How exciting about the house hunting! It is always a "mixed bag" but can be the ride of a lifetime! May you find just the place to suit your needs and a place you can dedicate to our Lord!

    Love the kitty photo by the way.