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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

God definately provided.....

First things first, Christi at Charm and Grace Cottage, gave me this sooo sweet award. I have been given a couple of awards and am so humbled every time. If you have a chance swing by there, she does some amazing artwork. Thank you, Christi.

Well, I think all of us in the Mississippi- Louisiana area feel a huge sigh of relief. When we were watching the news on Saturday preparing for the infamous Gustav, we were told that he would come in as a Category 4 storm. That in itself is nerve racking. Instead he came in as a Cat. 2. Praise the Lord. Thank you Heathahlee for checking on us, that was just too sweet.

The evacuation of the Gulf went like clock work and all is good. My husband did have to go and spend the night in the armory on alert status but he did not have to go to the Coast. They sent 1200 troops down to the Ms. Coast on Friday to knock on doors to ask people to leave but my husband was not in that group. I don't want this blog to have any tones of politics but the differences in the operation of this storm and Katrina are huge. I think the big difference was the change in Governor in Louisiana. During Katrina, when the governor was asked is she needed federal assistance, she declined. Of course, in today's mainstream media you don't hear that, all you hear is that it was the President's fault (I have other issues with him, LOL). This go round the Governor took all the help he could get. I don't know who he is but he did a great job.

Here in Ms. our coast line was wiped out during Katrina. We had a whole town, Waveland, Ms. that was completely destroyed. You don't here, as much about the Ms. coast as you do New Orleans being so devastated by Katrina. I believe the reason why is because we had great leadership and as a result, we did not have as much loss of life. Today, you only hear the bad news. Ok, enough of that.

Here is a picture of the birthday girl from the weekend. She had a great birthday. She got a fancy smancy cell phone. I don't know who she is going to call but for some reason she felt it a necessity and my mother obliged. She got a new CD and a movie, some stationary and a new MSU t-shirt, and I got her 2 new Southern Belle's for Jesus t-shirts. She also got a good bit of money. These t-shirts are sold by a little country church about 30 miles from my house and they are too cute. They are selling them as a fundraiser for a new play ground.

This is the only real accomplishment we had for the weekend. We put up this hammock. The kids think it is the best thing. They got their pillows and blankets and swung until the rain came in.

Oh, and I also worked on the new look of the blog. You know the important things. I love this fall scene!!! I got it from Lena at Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates and there free!!! You don't get any better than that. I would love to know how I can change my template without loosing all of my saved blog links. Oh, well.

Then I thought I would share the newest members to the mini farm. Here are Betty and Wilma. My husband bought these little cuties about a month ago. He is planning to feed them out until about February. Then he will have them processed for the freezer. I keep waiting for them to get fat and ugly so that it wont be so hard to know their fate but so far they haven't.
So for the rest of the week, it will probably rain, as remnants of the hurricane. We are under tornado warnings all day today. However, in the grand scheme of things we fared very well.

If you lasted through this whole post, (LOL), have a great day!!!

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Empty Nest Full Life said...

Like the new blog look! Did you do it yourself? I am ready for a fall change, but had so much difficulty with trying to change it the first time. Maybe after this yard sale I will give it another try. Jackie

Shannon said...

That hammock looks divine!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

What a charming blog! I love the fall colors and photos. And the hammock looks so inviting...which is good, I bet you'll be spending a lot of time there! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog today! :)

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I am so happy you and your family are ok! I didn't even think of where you lived. Sorry!!!!

Political or not I agree with what you said. You know what call everyone if you have to to make sure no one dies in this storm. It's a no brainer. Anyway, tell your hubby thanks for all he does.

Like the new look Trixi!


FrenchGardenHouse said...


Thankful you all came through this storm.:) I have so enjoyed reading a few of your posts today. thanks so much!
xo Lidy

Rue said...

Hi Trixi :)

I'm glad to hear you're safe!

Sounds like your daughter had a great birthday. Oh and don't worry, she find someone to call... they always do LOL

rue :)

Joy said...

The names of your pigs made me laugh!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hi Trixi,

I've been to your post 3 times today trying to leave a comment. All 3 times I was sidetracked by kids. Finally they are in bed. Whew!

Man your daughter made out like a bandit...great stuff! I just love the hammock and seeing the kids relaxing with the pets. I'm sad about Wilma and Betty's fate but will not hesitate to eat bacon with my eggs.

Hope all goes well with the storms. You have a storm shelter, right?

Brandee :-)

Marie said...

Your blog looks great! I'm so glad you didn't have any damage from Gustav! It sure looked like it was going to be pretty scary there for a while! Love that hammock. My husband is dying for a new one!

Hooked on Houses said...

Congrats on your award! I haven't seen that one before--what a nice one to get! Your blog is beautiful. I love your header. Hard not to get into the mood for fall when you look at that picture! -Julia :-)

HeathahLee said...

Run, Betty and Wilma, RUN! LOL...I'm so glad y'all are okay. We've had a ton of rain here in North MS and had some tornado warnings in a couple of counties just south of ours, but none for us.

Love the new blog look!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yep, I knew that you would COMPLETELY understand the goat thing....hee hee.
Love the hammock!!

Picket said...

Hey friend! Love the new header!!! I am so glad you made it thru the storm alright...Happy Birthday to your daughter! I loved those pigs!!! lol lol Thank you for coming by..hope you have a great week!

Blissful Nikki said...

I need a hammock like no bodys business!!! hehe

Nicole said...

Glad to hear that you are all safe and sound from the hurricane. I love your new blog look, I still need to get me a nice professional blog makeover. That hammock looks like so much fun, I think I would be on it a lot.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I need to change my blog header too. Sooo glad all is well in your neck of the woods. I love the pigs....my grandparents use to raise them...I remmber naming one of them pickles. I wrote a story about it rofl. cherry

Kelli said...

I am glad to hear you are safe after the storm. I love your new pigs and the horse is beautiful!

mrsjones6 said...

I like your fall color scheme on your blog! It is just right around the corner and I can't wait.
I am glad you guys were not affected in a negative way by Gustav. I just couldn't imagine having to deal with hurricanes like that. It must be difficult. The hammock looks so inviting. I can see why your kids grabbed the pillows and relaxed!
Have a great weekend,

For the Love of Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by and happy belated birthday to your precious daughter.


Angie said...

You are so lucky to live where you have space and animals. I'm sure it's beautiful where you live! You asked about the brick wall in some of my pictures. That is outside my house, actually right outside my backdoor.

kari and kijsa said...

The blog looks great! Glad you are safe! We are celebrating our one year anniversary and wanted to thank you for being a special part of the past year!

kari & kijsa

Picket said...

Morning girl...hope all is well with you & yours and that you are safe from the storm. Thanks for coming by and I am loving my black mantel..let me know if you paint yours...I would love to see it..take care and have a safe and happy weekend!