Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Today is a fun day! It's Halloween. Some people nowadays think of it as a bad day but we celebrate it like we did growing up.......a day of fun, dress up, and of course getting tons of candy!

I made goody bags for the kids on my bus. I have 6 so it's a little easier than if I had a bus full. The kids had parties at school and came back on the bus full of goodies and lots of energy ready to go trick or treating.

I dressed Joey for the afternoon run. He had on a cute orange onesie with pumpkins, bats and candy corn on it, he had cute Orange socks and a orange beanie hat. Yes it was just too cute.

My sister Jessica bought him a teddy bear outfit and a pumpkin to go treat or treating with her and William my nephew. He was so cute in his outfit. They had fun and he even got a little bit of candy!

When they came strolling up the drive he was fast a sleep but as soon as I picked him up he was ready to go again. William gave him a tootsie roll lollipop and he was trying to eat it so we pulled the wrapper off and gave it to him. He went to town on it. He got most of the outer layer off before we took it and Mike gave him a bath.

What fun his first Halloween and first "sucker". Don't you just love all of your babies "first"?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Around Home

Today is a work day. I drive a school bus for handicapped children. I love my job. It brings me much enjoyment seeing children grow up and learning new things.

I am making a pot of vegetable beef soup today. It's no suppose to get highter than 70 today. Being in Florida and with the dampness from rain that gets' pretty cool. So soup sounds like a good thing.

I wish my soup tasted as good as my Granny Fisher's soup tasted. I try and try to make it like her's but it will be almost but not quiet there. It's good and Mike and Michelle love it so that's all that counts!

I had a roast that I cut in small pieces. I put them in the crock put to cook then just before going to work this afternoon I'll add a bag of frozen mixed veggies, a frozen bag of whole okra (okree to us) and a can or two of whole tomatoes smushed. salt and pepper always. And when I eat it a just shake of hot sauce......Yummy. I think I make some yeast rolls to go along or maybe corn bread. I'll decide that on my afternoon route.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pumpkin carving day

October 28, 2007

Mom brought home a lot of cucumbers and bell peppers yesterday. Today most of Momma's sisters came and got what they wanted. Momma gave me and my sister the rest. I took mine and washed, cleaned and chopped them up. I put them in the freezer for use in soup and sauces. I love free produce. We seldom get any but when we do we sure appreciate it. My great uncle goes to the packing house and gets culled veggies. They are free which is nice.

Michelle and her boyfriend Johnathan carved her pumpkin tonight. They were so funny doing it, putting seeds on each other, smelling the pumpkin and saying how good it smelled! Yuck!!

I took a shower while they did the carving and she came in to tell me how she carved the pumpkin to look like her baby brother Joey. It's so cute, it has his 3 bottom teeth. She wrote on the side Joey's first Halloween!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

October 27, 2007

Welcome to my First entry in our blog. Our place is called Daddy's dream because my father purchased this place in 1970 hoping to have a better place for us. My parents cleared 4 acres by hand. They then purchased a old Jim Walter home that had never been finished on the inside and moved it here.
Daddy finished the house as they could afford. It was small but it was home.

My grandfather Fisher stayed with us during the week. He loved to garden and he hand dug about a half acre garden area. He gardened mostly by himself. I can still see the gardens in my head. Oh how I wished I could garden like him.

Daddy and Momma always had animals, Growing up we had horses, cows, hogs, rabitts and chickens. My husband Mike and have chickens and a hog we call "big momma".

Daddy past ways this past February. I only pray that my sister,brother and I can keep Daddy and Momma's dream alive.