It’s been a while…

Hello there! πŸ™‚ Hopefully I’m actually back this time. πŸ˜…

It’s been too long since I last posted. Thought I’d start us off with some photos I took on the 27th of the sunset and silhouettes of some type of grass. πŸ™‚

And pine tree branches. πŸ˜€ Haha.Β  I had a lot of fun that night.


A lot has been happening. I planned to have a short Thanksgiving break and it turned into three months.

My uncle came in from Texas and he stayed for almost two months. We got a lot of stuff accomplished while he was here, such as a new driveway put in. (I was very tempted to title this post “It’s the end of the road” because we live at the end of a dead-end road and a lot of these photos are about the new driveway. And I like puns. But I didn’t want people to see the title and think I stopped blogging. O.o)

Yeah, it was so needed. Mom and I almost got stuck in her car a week or so before we had this done.

We had the gravel hauled in and well…

I had fun in it. πŸ˜…

Mom snapped this one of me. XD

And this one too. Mom found a baby turtle!

He was cute but shy!

After I released him in a safe place, the gravel mountain was smoothed out.

And no more giant hole! But this also means I lost my tadpole pond. πŸ˜… πŸ˜… πŸ˜…

I helped get all the water out of the hole. I wanted to help with the driveway, but I also volunteered because I grabbed an old strainer and had every intention of saving the tadpoles in the mudhole. πŸ˜… Why a frog decided to lay eggs in late November is beyond me. Anyway, I didn’t count them all individually but I estimated how many I had in my strainer each time and I estimated I saved about 300 tadpoles in all… O.o I moved them into a cooler no one was using. I accidentally let it fill with water over the summer; I wanted to drill holes in the bottom and use it as a planter, but it became a tadpole habitat instead.

But now we have a new driveway! πŸ˜€ Mom got this photo of me dancing on it. πŸ˜…

Another thing that happened is this lovely new (to us – it’s a 2008 model) Impala. Which means I get to study for my driver’s license and practice driving with the new car! πŸ˜€

So I didn’t have a lot of time for blogging. Most of the time was great. There were a few days where it wasn’t so great though. I lost two of my cats. One was from the feral cat population (but wasn’t a wild cat anymore!) and the other was our 15 1/2 year old Angel. (You may remember her from her 14th birthday post. I was going to do a 15th birthday post this year but she had some medical problems and she looked like a shaved rat. So I was waiting for her fur to grow back out.) I’m going to do more detailed posts for these two gifts from God later. πŸ™‚

Be on the lookout in an hour for a new poem – I scheduled it for 9AM CST – and hope to see you around! ❀


29 thoughts on “It’s been a while…

      • I’m here anytime you wish to start. BTW; I’m a trained and certified Marian Catechist; a Lay apostolate approved by Rome to teach and share the Catholic Faith. And I have been doing do for more than 20 years.

        God Bless, love your Blog!

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        • Thanks! πŸ™‚

          Oh wow! :O

          My grandpa was raised Catholic but sadly I didn’t find out until after he died. I discovered a lithograph in his things that says “Ecce Panis Angelorum” and says “Remembrance of Solemn Holy Communion and Confirmation”. It’s really beautiful and I’m thinking about framing it. So I am curious about it, but I have a lot on my plate at the moment. πŸ™‚

          Thank you! ❀


  1. Glad to see ur back!!! I started blogging while u were gone but I love ur blog! The baby turtle is SOOOO cute! That’s awesome u got ur driveway fixed, I’m sure your glad! Good luck on the practice driving, I have to start that soon xD
    I LOVE the pictures at the beginning, sunsets are amazing.
    Enjoyed this post xx ❀️

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    • I’m glad to be back and I’m glad you found me. 😊 Awww thank you so glad you enjoy it. πŸ’

      πŸ’– He was and I hope he is doing well and comes back for a visit sometime. 🀩

      I am glad! And my uncle has done even more work to it since these photos so it looks even better than this now. 😁

      Thank you! πŸ’ Ooohhh good luck to you too! So far I started studying for the written part. Haven’t tried to drive the car. πŸ˜… I did try to drive mom’s old car but it won’t stay running for me (my parents said it’s not fuel injected or something like that) so you have to also pay attention to the amount of gas you give it when starting it. I’m simpler terms, her old car hates me. 🀣

      Thanks! πŸ’– They sure are.


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    • Diana! Thank you! ❀ πŸ™‚ Yes, hehe, it is fun! It looks even better now because my uncle has added concrete barriers on the sides of the driveway since these photos were taken. πŸ˜€

      Thanks, me too. I hope to do a post soon to honor their memories but it's still a bit painful to look at the photos, haha. It is hard but I'm so glad to have had them. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  2. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You are such a blessing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I love that you not only rescued a sweet little turtle but also all those tadpoles πŸ™‚ They will come in handy eating up all those pesky insects that like to nip on you in the summer haha πŸ™‚ The new car looks great and how exciting you have something to practice with your driving. Speaking of which the driveway looks great. Y’all did a great job πŸ™‚

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