Well, it has been a busy week for me.
Besides driving my bottom off ;)
I have been working on some goodies for Tricia.
She and I have decided to do a personal swap with each other.
I've been making some new type of things.
And having fun tormenting Tricia by refusing to give her any hints about them. LOL!!
Hey, these days I’ll take my giggles anywhere I can get them. ;)
It can be hard to keep ones spirits up in this weather!!
I swear, I'm going to start building my Ark soon!
So, fellow Southern Illinoisan, reserve your seat.
I will be taking reservations in pairs only!! Hehee!
We have been lucky so far to miss most of the severe weather like the deep South has gotten.
And my heart does go out to everyone down there.
I continue to remember them all in my prayers.
As for us in the Heartland….
We have rain and lots of it.
So much that we are dealing with flooding.
Here are some photos I took with my iPhone while out delivering.
All of these photos are of farm land, Not ponds!
Yes, even this below photo is of farm land!
Those are tree you see the tips of back there.
And the rain doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.
It is raining right now and is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
My home is in no danger of any flooding, Thank God.
But the the Big Muddy River does run right out side our town.
And for the first time in my life, or at least as far as I can remember, the road that runs over it closed because of standing water.
The problem is Southern IL is surrounded by rivers, Ohio River, Mississippi River, Wabash River, and I believe there are more but this I can recall right now.
And with all of these rivers, comes flooding when you get as much rain as this area has gotten lately.
Our courts had to recently decide whether to flood a town or over 200 acres of farm land.
And what does this mean with all the flooding to all all these farm lands…. higher prices at the store!
I haven’t even noticed the farmers out this year so far.
Because the fields are way too wet.
With all the craziness going on right now I think it is important to remember to beautiful things in this world.
And when Brett and I were heading home we came upon something spectacular!
A Full Rainbow!!
I had to break it up into the three photos because it was so huge it wouldn't fit any other way.
Not very often do I see a full one.
Isn’t it Gorgeous!
The other day I did see a half one…
But nothing comes close to the beauty of the full one.
Well, this next photo does come close….
I was driving down my road today and had to stop because the road was being used!
I didn't honk, I just Slowly drove behind, smiling ear to ear, as Mommy, Daddy, and babies made there away across the road.
Aren’t they so cute!
Oh yes, it is so important to stop, notice and enjoy the beauty around us.
Before I sign off, I wanted to let you all know that I have spent the entire day listing new items in my Etsy Shop.
So when you get time, stop by for a visit.
I still have more to get on, hopefully I will have time tomorrow to get it done.
Also, be sure to check out my previous post where I show off my newest teddy bear creation.
This one is made from vintage fur, but I do have some burlap bears coming soon!
Well, hopefully soon. :)
And one final update…
So far no construction!!
Brett and I have removed the carpeting, stained all the wood, and now we are just waiting for the contractor to come put it up on the staircase.
Until then, I am living with this right inside my from door.
Now isn't that sooo attractive.
Yes, I like primitive but this is a bit too much even for me. Hehee!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!
I recently hit 700+ followers, so keep an eye out for a giveaway coming soon!
Until Next Time….
Take Care and Blessings to you All!!