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"For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." 1 Timothy 6:10-12

It's sweaty weather — not sweater, but sweaty. Just saying "sweater" makes the sweat pop out and the itching begin. But yes, it is humid, barely any air stirring. It looked rainy earlier but has mostly cleared off now. And just so you know, I am not complaining. No way!

Because remember: I can whine and carry on about the cold, the wind and cloudy days.

We had a mild summer thunderstorm yesterday evening. We also had wind, but it didn't last long. And as you know, I kind of like a mild summer thunderstorm.

I seriously felt like I needed one yesterday, sort of a cleansing of my soul, after a stressful day.

It wasn't stressful all day, and actually, before the storm moved in, something happened to make me laugh. And you know, laughter can also be a stress reliever.

Now I don't know what really happened, or more accurately, why it was the way it was, but from my side of the hayfield, it looked funny.

Son-in-law Lloyd and grandson Galen were loading up their trailer that I thought was hooked up to the buggy. They had — well, I don't want to say, (or do I?) — junk, at least all I know for sure that was on there was an old washing machine.

At any rate, when I thought it was all loaded, Lloyd and Galen got on the buggy and they left. Without the trailer.

I commented to hubby, "I wonder if Lloyd knows he doesn't have the trailer?"

After awhile they come back, hook up the trailer and leave. Then I wondered how far they had gone before they realized they didn't have their trailer.

As I said, that is probably not the way it was, but that is what it looked like!

And then today maybe my eyesight is actually failing. I was quite sure I saw grandchildren Lynetta and Galen leave on the breaking cart with their horse, Lady. Later on, after I picked up husband Erwin, we went on to town. As we passed Tools Plus, there was a horse that looked like Lady. And she was harnessed to a buggy! And the person in the buggy was waving heartily. Erwin said that had to be Galen. He's the only one that waves at us like that. Well, whatever! Then, on our way home, we were nearing Family Health Foods and saw the same outfit, and yes, it was Galen. So I whipped in there as only we can whip with our ploddy horse.

Nevertheless, I asked Galen, "What's up? Did I not see you leaving on the cart?" I had. They went to their sister Cynthia's house to help her get ready for church. I guess Cynthia had some errands to do, so they hitched Lady to Cynthia's buggy.

Bless their hearts for going and helping their sister!

You know what? I'm taking a break and going to do some laundry. Don't go away, I'll be back!

I'm back! And no one missed me! Ah, me! The story of my life!

At any rate, it didn't take long and now it's done in case it rains tomorrow.

I had to stop by daughter Jane this morning and pick up some bugs. Yes, you heard me — bugs! Have you never had any bugs for pets? Me neither! Gross!

They have these miniscule, microscopic, leggy, creepy crawlies in the house.

Mostly along the baseboard in the bathroom and on the sink. I took some in to the County Extension office in Arthur.

Stay tuned to find out what they are and what they need to feed them!

Home Defense does not faze them.

In closing, a prayer-laden copper cent given for missions as the result of self-denial outweighs a $10 bill easily and carelessly given.

Fresh peaches are in, so how about this recipe?


For crust

6 ice cream sugar cones

1/2 cup brickle toffee bits

3 tablespoons butter, melted

For filling

2 cups finely chopped fresh peaches (about 2 1arge) divided

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

For toppings

1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping

2 tablespoons brickle toffee bits

Pulse sugar cones in food processor until coarsely ground. Drizzle with butter; pulse just until blended. Press on to bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Freeze at least 30 minutes.

In a small saucepan, mix 1 cup peaches, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch; cook over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in remaining peaches; cool.

Reserve 1/2 cup peach mixture for topping; refrigerate, covered. Beat ice cream and remaining peach mixture just until blended. Pour into crust. Freeze, covered overnight. Top with caramel topping, reserved peach mixture and toffee bits.