Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Catch up on randomness

My grandmother's Graveside Memorial was this past Saturday, the 16th. The cemetery dug the wrong grave so she was not buried that day. Yesterday the correct one was dug, but for whatever reason they had to wait until today to inter her. I wasn't there, so hopefully it was done.

My family also now believes that my great grandmother is not buried in the correct place. (She passed several years ago at 101 years old.) Apparently she was buried and then had a service. I don't know, I wasn't there. We were still in CO and not here in CA. We were told conflicting information about it at the time so we missed it, but not intentionally. Granny was/is my favorite family member, I was sad to find out we'd missed it.

Focusing on prayer and trusting God. The sooner we move the better. It's still a waiting game.

I've been doing the January scripture writing plan.

I'm pretty sure I have caught a cold or something tonight. Another benefit of moving will be being able to start making cultured and fermented foods again. I've had enough of this getting sick often stuff!

We are most of the way packed up. The everyday things will have to wait awhile longer.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Rain Today

Every now and then it rains in southern California. And the people rejoice. Especially lately, because of this horrible drought we're in.

Anabelle's rubber ducky, washed in from the sidewalk.

This area always floods. There is a drainage system for the backyard that pumps excess water out to the street. But when we get these hefty rains, it can't keep up.

Justin took the umbrella and walked around the pool a few times. He does this at random even when it's not raining. Minus the umbrella.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I hope you all had a great New Year's Day holiday!

We stayed up till midnight with food, games, and a movie. We watched Mercy Rule on Netflix. It was okay, not the greatest movie, but it does have a G rating.

We went to my brother in law's house on New Year's Day. Our nieces got "hover boards" for Christmas and our kids took turns trying them out.

We are packing and cleaning to move, but I don't know when we are moving (maybe next month?), or where yet. Hopefully somewhere more rural because we'd like to get chickens. I can't wait to get out of California! This has been the longest 2 & 1/2 years of our lives, we are antsy to move and start our next journey. Maybe then I'd have something to blog about! ;-)

I've been cleaning out our worm bin for the move. Sorting through the castings for the worms takes DAYS to do. Their compost is amazing for the garden and they process nearly all of our kitchen scraps so they are worth it. The castings make the bin very heavy to move around so it's best to harvest it all and start the bin over. I've got it setup with the small shoebox bin as a temp worm home, the blue bin is their regular home, and the orange 5 gallon bucket is for the worm-free castings (compost). I will spread the compost around the yard and let the rain/watering do the rest.

Our neighbor's tangerine tree is bearing new fruit again. We will miss all the free citrus when we move.

I am excited about...

~ Moving. I don't know where we are going, but I've been praying. God's got this!

~ Getting our cats back. (They have been living with another family (who are being paid) because they were not allowed to live at Gram's house with us.)

~ Getting our stuff out of storage in Colorado. (Living without our things and with someone else's has been a huge challenge.)

~ Finding a Christ centered church where we move to. Praying over this as well!