7:00 a.m. - Wake up. Look on the computer to see stats on Shaniel's Story.
My daughters and I started a Community Based Face Book page a couple of days ago in memory of my daughter, their sister - Shaniel. It is our hope that as we tell Shaniel's story, more women will find the courage to leave abusive relationships. Our page is intended to educate, provide hope and courage, and let people know just what a special person Shaniel was. She had so much to live for. We miss and love her every single day. If you want to follow our story and our cause, go to https://www.facebook.com/Shanielstory
8:00 a.m. - Out to the orchard
Last night the wind was mean and ferocious. The rain came down in sheets, pounding so hard I thought our widows would break. I went to the orchard first thing this morning to asses the damage. There were lots of peaches on the ground, but enough left on the trees to, hopefully, fill all our orders. Our peaches are in huge demand. I've been told ours is the best in the valley. Twice to three times bigger than anyone else's. I thought all the other farmers used the same weapon as us, but apparently not. We thin our fruit to 10 inches apart in the Spring. More energy goes to fewer fruit. Some of peaches and pears weigh in over 2 lbs. each. Woohoo!
Wish I could share with you all!
9:00 a.m. - Oatmeal for breakfast
Yes, I am an oatmeal fan. I love raisins and brown sugar on it, too. No granulated sugar!
10:00 a.m. - Pears to bottle
Or so I thought! Youngest daughter and I were going to bottle some pears from the orchard. They still need to sit for a day or two to ripen. We'll try again in a couple of days.
11:00 a.m. - Homework
Grandma (that's me), helped little Missy Moo (that's the granddaugther) with writing. She is left handed. I'm right handed. Didn't work so well. I read her a story, too. I love being a grandmother!
12:00 noon - Lunch
When you can't bottle pears, what do you do? Eat out! Hometown just got a new In-N-Out Burger. We just had to go. Buster Boo is happy! Grandma, too!
1:00 p.m. - Shopping
When you're out on the town, you can't go home until you shop! We dedicated 2 hours to out on the town. We went to JoAnns and picked out some lovely purple yarn (Shaniel's favorite color and is also the color for Domestic Violence Awareness). Youngest talented daughter is going to knit her and I a scarf to wear at Shaniel's Walk, October 19. It's a community invited walk that will follow the Price River Walkway, in honor of Shaniel's memory and to celebrate her life. All proceeds will be donated to the local Women's Shelter.
3:00 p.m. - Auto Zone
When it rains, it pours! The battery on the tractor went dead, so I had to buy a new one. And the four wheeler got a bad blasted flat tire. I took the tire in to Big O to get fixed and bought the battery from Auto Zone. Thank goodness for tractor man! Got to get those two up and moving again. I've got peaches to pick!
4:00 p.m. - Smiths
While the four wheeler tire was getting fixed, I went to the grocery store to buy me a two weeks supply of food. I'm home alone right now... and live mainly off fresh fruits and veggies. It such a wonderful time of the year!
5:00 p.m. - News
Why do I insist in watching the news? It's mostly sad stuff. But I do love my channel 5 - ksl news. They often air positive and uplifting stories and focus on education, as well.
7:00 p.m. - Appointment
Wait! Isn't that picture from above? It is. I had an appointment at the church house, and when I came out the sun had just set over Willard Bay. It was just beautiful. Hues of pink, orange and yellow settled behind the mountains to the west. The scene was peaceful and serene.
8:00 p.m. - Fresh Peaches
I sliced up a bowl of fresh peaches before going to bed. I think I missed dinner! Oh well... this is much better!
9:00 p.m. - Is MY BEDTIME!
Jump in bed and relax to the finale of America's Got Talent. Thank goodness for DVR!
The Mr.'s side of the bed remains un-disturbed. And I have it all to myself... love, love, love it!
Writing prompt #2: Take a picture every hour and show us what a day in your life is like.