"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, December 30, 2016

I'm Still in my Pajamas-or another title would be: 2016 in Review Part 2

January: 13 posts 
Here are some photos from January 2016. See I'm Still in my Pajamas for Part 1of the year in review.
I made a collage of my Bill.  I confess Bill is on
my mind pretty much 24-7...

Here is the lighting in the kitchen.  Yep, those are chicken
brooder lights.
Papa playing with the grandbabies.  
I so so so love seeing Bill hold and interact
with the grands~it makes my heart melt.

February 2016: 21 posts

The before on the front porch.  If you click on this image you
can see my mountains in the window reflection.
How my studies go EVERY single time.  Of course
the kitty may be interchanged with the other two but
seriously, notepaper is like soft bedding to the furrkitties.

I shared a grocery haul.  It is just Bill and I now, so 
this is pretty much what I get when I shop. 

The dining room.  I shared how much we have done since
we moved in.

 My favorite -okay tied favorite food ever.  I shared 
my newly discovered love of Brussels Sprouts. Oh how
I love them~as to the tie-onions!

My bed or should I say, Val's kingdom.  She stays pretty
much in my bedroom most of the time.  Not sure why
but this is her zone, unless it is like 9:30 pm then she
comes out and meows at me to go to bed.
March 2016: 25 posts
We took Fourth to the zoo.  She and Bill were so goofy!

I snapped an incredible view of my mountains.

I painted this photo.

I shared how to pressure can pinto beans.

I painted this photo.

I shared what is always on the dash in our truck.

And we had this two cutie pies in the high chair line up.
Grand #1 on left Grand # 2on the right. 
April 2016: 17 posts
 I shared one of my most favorite children's books that 
I read to my cutie pies so very much. I am reading this now
to the grands.

I discovered that I love vegetable rolls.  Oh so delicious!

I was thinking about my cutie pies and doodled some
pictures of them.
Left to right- First and his wife, Third's wife, Second's wife and Fourth.
I never finished them.  They are this and will always be.

One of the presentation boards on Who is Israel: Matthew 15:24. 
I shared a comparison of Biblical Holy days and man's holidays.

My Bill took me on a romantic date up in the mountains. 
We had a little BBQ and I hunted for rocks.  Yep, it was
the bestest of dates!
May 2016: 27 posts
I did a post on how not tall I am!

We built a Catio so the hawks won't enjoy tasty 
kitty morsels.

 I found this and believe it is something a native from
the Tularosa  Basin tooled.

Bill and I ate here in Albuquerque.

We had a hailstorm in May!!! Millie enjoyed it, 
my plants did not.

I salvaged the lattice from the porch makeover
and made frames for my collages.  The one on the left
has been rehomed with a friend.

Plant center Double Nickel Farm style.
I ended up growing many many Coleus plants
and that also became a gift that I gave with a
good number of people.

I made meals to freeze and heat up later.  We discovered 
some awesome recipes from trying this out.

I shared my rock collection.  A few other items are among
the collection but for the most part it is rocks because I seriously
love to collect rocks.

On the final day in May I shared my view from the front
June 2016-29 posts-
I doodled this somewhere Bill would see it during his daily farm work.

I shared my oh so love of these Mexican sodas.

I melted my cutting board.

Henry and Phoebe were teeny tiny.

The new chickies.

Oh and who knows what this was that a hawk ever
so kindly dropped on the gate to the sheep. I jumped when I saw it.

Okay so another long post and still one more to come.
Stay tuned. 



Dizzy-Dick said...

Love reading your posts. They are never too long for me. Keep up the good work.

Humble wife said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving such uplifting comments, I really appreciate your visits!Jen

Glenn B said...

Excellent reminiscence. Happy new year and hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah. If God has blessed anyone, you and your family are certainly among those so blessed.

All the best,
Glenn B

Humble wife said...

Glenn, I pray you have a wonderful holiday season as well. I confess your last sentence made me pause. I am thankful to God for all that I have, but I also am thankful that through situation Bill and I have learned to love each day as is and what that entails... lowered worldly standards and that has made all the difference. I could never keep up with the Joneses and stopped really trying and life really became! Take care my friend, praying your health is well! Stay tuned by the way, big announcement coming on the blog near midyear!!