Picking Apples – {To be Content}


Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned,
in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Philippians 4:11


P.S. My apologies for the wobbly camera. And hopefully I can put up a written post tomorrow, Lord willing.

September 7, 2019 - 10:43 pm

Teresa @ SF Gigi, Thank you for sharing about your neighbor.
I have always wanted to live by a older lady who
would share her life experiences. I love
the old ways. You are so blessed to have her.
We have a couple of local banks who plants apple
trees for the community to pick for free. I don’t believe
they spray them. Ill need to go by there soon.
Enjoy your time away!

September 7, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Gigi Nancy, I’m so glad you are using the read through the Bible plan. I found it very useful and easy to follow.
Thank you for your sweet, encouraging words!

September 6, 2019 - 10:22 pm

Nancy What a lovely and encouraging video, Gigi! Your sweet neighbor will enjoy spending more time with your family in the future. Your apple adventure brought back dear memories of canning multitudes of quarts of applesauce when my sons were young. I am remiss in not thanking you before for posting in January the link to the Bible-reading-in-a-year plan that you use. Unfortunately, I didn’t start until May, but I am learning much as I read through books that I was less familiar with. The Lord used you to bring this very good thing to me! I appreciate your blog very much.

September 6, 2019 - 2:45 pm

Gigi Kristal, I think you are so right – that healthy active lifestyle is just what we need, isn’t it?
Thank you for your sweet compliment. And in this camping trip, we are spoiled and are using accommodations as it is included – it’s a homeschool Christian family campout at a Christian campground. We used to have an R.v. but it sold now. We will have to tent the next time we want to go “real” camping. My regular lifestyle is more like camping – cooking outside, using the hose for filling canning pots – I find camping not that stressful. It is just getting everything ready to actually go away. Thankfully, we have a great family willing to stay here and help us out.

September 6, 2019 - 10:59 am

Kristal What an amazing testament your friend has! I have known other elderly people in my life, who has make an effort to walk several miles a day, as well as stay active at their home (i.e. do all the chores, fixing things up, etc.) and don’t look a day over 60 because of it! I think there is really something there on maintaining daily activity and it doesn’t have to be hours of harsh workouts at the gym or crazy restricting diets. Also, Gigi your videos have been so wonderful. You have such a soothing voice. I have enjoyed them equally to your blog posts. Enjoy your camping trip. I think that would be a great blog post hearing your tips on how you camp with a large family! Do you use an RV, or tent camp?

September 6, 2019 - 5:34 am

Gigi Yes, your lady friend sounds amazing! I would love to talk with her, too!
I will go back to visit my friend and bring tea and cookies next time. We will be doing Apples Round 2 in two weeks. Pie filling! Yum!
I know – that knife is terrible – I should have been using a better knife but it was the one brought to me so I just went with it. Rather large for those tiny apples!

September 5, 2019 - 11:25 pm

Monica Oh how refreshing! And how inspiring! She reminds me of my children’s voice teacher/art teacher—81 year old mother of EIGHT…so healthy and vibrant and cheerful and eccentric. The other day when we saw her she was going home to finish her seafood pasta she was cooking for her and her husband. I thought that was quite a meal for her and her husband. She could have just fixed a sandwich for them or cereal or whatnot but seafood pasta?! So inspiring! I would love to hear more about your elderly friend. Amazing! I love it. And the video, of course! It’s wonderful!! Wonderful! xo, Monica PS. I’m so glad you did not cut yourself. I was QUITE nervous!! Whew.