Monday, October 14, 2013

A Chilly Morning in the Cottage

Hello Lovely Ladies,

It's a chilly morning here in the cottage.  Rain is in the air, I can just feel it.  That means I'd better think up some soup for supper. ~smile~

I must admit things are in a bit of disarray.  You see Buddy the Bug Man is coming today.  He comes every quarter just to make sure we don't have any little free loading tenants that we don't want around here.  This means everything must be pulled away from the walls.  The kids, therefore, are busy with their rooms.  We moved the furniture in the other rooms last night.  In a couple of minutes, I'll be making a final walk through to make sure everything's ready.

I hope you find time today to begin thinking about the next couple of months.  Much to do much to do!

Autumn Blessings,
Busy at Home


  1. Hi Lovely Laura - it seems strange to thing that you have rain as I always imagine that you live somewhere very sunny and warm and very snowy and cold in the winter but without the rain! We are having loads of it here but it freshens everything up I suppose. Sounds as if you are all very busy as always Laura, you have amazing energy. Have a good week, big hugs to you and your lovely family.

  2. What does Buddy the Bugman do? I hope it is not spray poison in your home!!!! A concerned Blog friend Linda

  3. Hello Laura!

    It does sound like you have been busy! I think all Monday's feel like that for me and my boys. I'm so glad you are having the bug man come, that's one thing we don't like around here and we spray often. My hubby is a bit of a wimp when it comes to certain bugs! LOL!
    I am in recovery mode from this last past week. I have been planning and preparing for our Homeschool Mother's Tea. I'm almost certain I baked and cooked for 3 days straight. It was such a lovely event on Saturday, but I must say I'm a bit wore out now. And, to even think about cooking right now, is not even on my radar screen! Thanks goodness for crockpots! :)
    I hope you have a wonderful week and a great report from the bug man.
    Blessings to you,

  4. Hi Amy,

    The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. My eldest son called and needed me to take him to town on errands because his truck is broken down. I didn't even get home in time to make supper let alone soup! My other kids worked together to make taco salad. Good save. ~smile~

    Your tea must have been wonderful.


  5. Okay Laura, Why don't you all come over for some soup to our place!
    I will get Amy to bake up a storm and I will make some Chicken noodle soup :)
    Blessings, Roxy

  6. Sorry that you did not approve my comment about Buddy the Bug Man spraying your home. If you care about your family, you will find another way to eliminate insects in your home. A safer way. We live in southwest Louisiana and have a few spiders in our house, but we do not poison ourselves. Vacuuming works wonders! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  7. Hi Linda,
    Yes, Buddy does use poison. He sprays it around the baseboards. He also puts out glue traps for the spiders. Thank you for your concern.

  8. Hi Linda,

    I just read your other comment about Buddy the Bug Man. I was away from home yesterday and didn't read it until this morning. I have approved it. I truly appreciate your concern.

    We live in an area that has brown recluse spiders. One of my sons has been bitten on his face. Thankfully, we were able to treat it immediately with Redmond's Clay. He has a small pock mark on his face, but is otherwise fine. Praise God!

    We also brought home roaches a couple of years ago. It can be as simple as bringing home a cardboard box that has eggs laid between the layers of cardboard. I simply couldn't function with roaches scurrying about, and I'd tried everything else I could.

    I am thankful that Buddy was able to help us. Since we are not in direct contact with the poison, and he uses the minimal amount, my husband and I have decided it is best for us at this time.

    I fully understand your concerns. I just couldn't stand washing all my dishes both before and after using them at every meal any longer. We've been roach free for quite awhile now. I'm thankful.

    Thank you so very much for sharing your thoughts with me. I truly appreciate your concern. I'll be over for a visit at Wetcreek sometime soon.

    Blessings to you!
    Laura Lane

  9. Guess I should not have interfered, but I really worry about all this spraying for insects. I remember the DDT spraying of our street (and playground) when I was growing up in the 59's and 60's. My father died of lung cancer 15 years ago, and my mom is convinced that it was either caused or made worse by the crop dusters spraying poison over their house in northeast Louisiana. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  10. That's certainly understandable. I am honored that you care.
    Think nothing more of it.



  11. Hi Dorothy,
    Autumns tend to be a bit rainy from mid-October through November. We always pray for a snowy Christmas. ~smiles~

    Harvest Blessings,

  12. Hi Roxy,
    Your invitation sounds lovely. As it turned out, I had to go out in the rain and take my eldest son on errands. My other children made taco salad instead.
    I have an Amy, too. She's 12.


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