This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous....the weather perfect. No humidity, in fact it felt as though Fall was whispering through the air this weekend. It was very pleasant. All summer long I have tried to get to my local farmers market, with no avail. Finally I made it on Saturday. I arrived late, though it worked out in the end for I got to bargain with some farmers who wanted to sell their remaining produce and call it a day. Really, there is nothing better than fresh produce. It's just one of the many wonderful things about summer. I purchased a large basket of those red ripe vine picked tomatoes, as well as some homemade sourdough bread by Kay and a delicious cheese ball from a lady who sells goat cheese. All for about $10.00. I went home and made a great sandwich made from all of my purchases. While shopping I got to talking to the lady who sells goat cheese. My friend High Mae had actually called me to come to take a look at the lady's kitten that she had in her booth. The kitten was so tiny, the photo does not do it justice. Keep in mind that is a small child holding it and the kitten just fits in his hands. The lady was trying to find Zoie a home. Zoie has a real nine lives story. The lady that found her drives a school bus, She was driving down the road and watched the kitten run in front of an 18 wheeler. It passed over her, straddling the kitten by a pure miracle. It then ran in front of her school bus. She slammed on her breaks, as did another car-both avoiding hitting the kitten. The lady got out and retrieved the very frightened kitten, and took it with her hoping to find it a good home. While in route the kitten somehow managed to get inside the dash and she could not get it out. For two days she tried, short of dismantling the entire car, as the kitten cried. On day two it dropped from the dash board, back inside the car.The bus driver had two dogs herself, ones that loved to kill squirrels and chipmunks, so she knew that Zoie could not safely stay with her. In the meantime she tried to feed it and give it water. The kitten did not know how to lap. It tried to suck the water from the bowl. It was then that the lady realized the kitten was only 2-3 weeks old. Fortunate for the kitty, the lady had a small goat bottle and got some of her goat's milk and fed the little kitten a good meal. She hoped that Zoie would find her luck at the farmers market....but she did not. Zoie is now being housed and is up for adoption at Two by Two Rescue located in Helena. Maybe you reading can give this very lucky cat a home. Two by Two is a no kill shelter, even if you cannot adopt, perhaps you will consider a donation in the name of Zoie. As fall is around the corner, the fall sporting season has begun. My daughter, Sister Sledge (far left) had her first cheer jamboree. It won't be long before J Smooth begins his training for the upcoming wrestling season. Bama called home this weekend and checked in, he reports he is having a wonderful time at The University of Alabama. He loves his classes and has met so many new friends and already cultivated some great growing experiences. I am so glad that he is enjoying himself. It makes me feel all the better.
On Saturday night, some of my friends from the Clematis Club threw me and my friend, Momma Joy, a shared birthday party. I will share photos from the party on Thursday's Tablescape.
Speaking of Thursday.... Be sure to be thinking about your Thrifty Thursday post this week. I look forward each week to seeing what everyone has to share...and it is such fun visiting old friends and making new ones. Welcome to our new participants this past Thursday!
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Leigh discusses home decor, thriftiness (its an art) road trips and life as a stay at home mom. Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer, writer and wanna-be roller derby queen/rock star. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the south with her three children and husband "Big Daddy".
"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*&t."
Words of Wisdom
"Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."-Jimmy Buffett
Sea Joy When I go down by the sandy shore,I can think of nothing I want moreThan to live by the booming blue seaAs the seagulls flutter round about me. I can run around when the tide is outWith the wind and the sand and the sea all about,And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.Oh, to live by the sea is my only wish. - Jacqueline Bouvier
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." --- Mark Twain
The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:12,13 NIV
Live a good life and in the end it's not the years in the life, it's the life in the years.~ Abe Lincoln
Let your boat of life be light Packed with only what you need --A homely home and simple pleasures,One or two friends, worth the name,Someone to love and someone to love you,A cat, a dog, and a pipe or two,Enough to eat and enough to wear,And a little more than enough to drink...For thirst is a dangerous thing. -- Jerome K Jeromefrom "Three Men in a Boat"
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"We can make our plans,But the LORD determinesour steps" Proverbs 16:9
"Let us not forget what is best remembered or may we not remember what is best forgotten."
"Fish and overnight guest stink after three days." ~plaque at Fish Camp Restaurant, Orange Beach, Alabama
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human being experience."
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are." Proverbs 27:17
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Worry is a robber of time and energy. Take comfort within that God's power is what we truly need. Heknows our needs before we can even ask for them.
If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. Faith is the ability to not panic.
Don't "find" a religion. "Find" your relationship with God. ~Bill Burgess
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."-Mark Twain