Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. The Wednesday Hodgepodge this week falls on John Chapman's birth date.  He's more famously known as Johnny Appleseed...what's your favorite variety of apple? Hum.....if I have to eat an apple I guess it would be a Red Delicious.  I'm not much on apples or for that fact, any fruit. It pained my dear Mom that I never developed a taste for fruit, but I think it's a texture thing for me.  I will eat it in congealed salads occasionally but even then, it depends on what it is.  Banana's are a big "no no." 
~I know, really weird~

2.   When did you last say 'ick'?
Just this past Monday.  I opened a cabinet in the laundry room and somehow some furniture buffing product I have had leaked out of the container and can I just tell you that it was purely gross.  It mixed with the Rubbermaid covering I had down and ruined that and made a sticky mess.  I did succeed at getting it cleaned up and the covering was thrown away. 

3.   Do you think there's a generation gap?  Explain.
  Oh, I do! And, it's most obvious to me in the way church is "done" these days.  Oh, my goodness, I'd still be perfectly content with 2 to 3 verses of the good ole hymns of the faith but seems, in most churches, they've been replaced by the choruses which are sung a minimum of 7 times each. ~grin~  And, I'm afraid that a lot of the kind of worship that I've always been use to has more or less been replaced with a certain amount of entertainment.  Now, before you go jumping to conclusions, I am not opposed to change, change can be good and if that is what it takes to get folks to church so they can hear the Gospel, then that's just the way it will have to be.  But, I don't "get it."  What ever happened to the days of folks going to church because it is the Lord's Day and that is what we do on the Lord's Day?  No questions asked and it certainly wasn't a time of entertainment, but rather just good ole worship AND everyone wore their Sunday best. But, one thing for sure, the way the message is presented may have changed, but the message will NEVER change!   Okay, let me hush!  I suppose I just really "showed my age" with that answer. ~smile~

4.  What's on your computer screen saver?  Do you leave it alone or change it often?
I have the floating bubbles as my screen saver and as my display I have the blue drape and I never change it.

5.  If you had the attention of the entire world for two minutes, what would you say?
  Well, there's a lot but the first thing that came to my mind was that the decisions you make will forever affect your life be it good or bad.  Be wise and think through the decisions you make.   I could definitely elaborate on that for 2 minutes without nary a problem for sure.
6.  Four fashion trends to try this fall are-brocade/jacquard (fancy printed fabrics), peplum, lace, and printed pants...which of these four would you be most likely to wear? 

I just purchased the above pants from Cabi and still can't believe I did.  But, they are a very muted and I thought they looked really good and I have the perfect black top to wear with them.  I'm not much on printed pants because of my back side.  It seems that prints can make a tush, no matter how small, look, well, you know what I'm talking about.  And, I love, love lace and have a couple of long jackets made of vintage looking lace.  

7.  What can make your bad day better? Doing something for someone else, or doing something with someone else.  It gets me off myself and what may be causing the bad day and I seem to immediately feel better.  I think sharing a part of life with others has such eternal value. That could be a visit, a meal, or an encouraging note, etc.  but it generally brings double joy - to the giver and the receiver.  That makes for a better day. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
  Hubby and I are leaving Gainsville, Texas this morning.  We're on our way to Dodge City to celebrate Clancy's 4th birthday this Saturday.  We decided to get part of the long 13 hour drive under our belt yesterday afternoon so we drove about 6 of the hours. ~yea~  We'll arrive in Dodge sometime early afternoon. ~double yea~  

I'll probably not have another blog entry this week, but I'll have lots to show and tell when we return home from this big celebration.  

And, I'm afraid this is probably truer 
than we would like to think........

Monday, September 24, 2012

Miscellany Monday

My Princess spent the day with me this past Friday and we did one of her most favorite things - decorated "bupcakes."  Anything that she can put icing and sprinkles on is fun to her.  I baked the cupcakes ahead of time and I gave her 3 of them to do with as you wanted.  She would decorate a while and then lick the icing spatula a while.  It was so cute!  While she enjoyed playing, I decorated some and thought they turned out so cute.  Pillsbury makes these kind of projects so easy peasy!

Doing well........

Daddy continues to do very well all things considered.  It is still unbelievable that he has come so far.  He now walks with a cane when he leaves his apartment, but inside his little abode, he walks unassisted.  In fact, he has no assistance with  his dressing, eating or bathing any more.  We stand amazed at how much independence he has regained.  There are definitely a whole lot of things that he will never be able to do again and he still has a significant amount of pain.  But, he has come so far and we pray that he will continue to grow stronger.  The Lord never ceases to amaze me.


Yep, that's our # 1 son, our Princess' Daddy in his new golfing shorts.  They are by Loudmouth Golf Clothing and should you be interested, you can find them here.  His inlaws gave these to him as an early birthday present and he was thrilled too death.  Not everyone can carry off this look, but I think he does a very good job.  But, I could be prejudice. ~grin~  I bet his partners won't have a bit of trouble keeping up with him on the course. I think they are aptly named for sure!

Cutie Patootie........ 

I have a friend that does the most amazing sewing of anyone I have ever known.  She made the above outfit for Hanna Beth and it is the cutest!!!  Her Daddy has already taught her to yell, "Geaux Tigers"and now with her outfit, she is a real LSU Tiger Fan.  And, might I say, an adorable one! 

 And, I leave you with this.........


Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear Bristol (as in Palin) - I cannot help but have admiration for you.  You have definitely taken lemons and made lemonade and I salute you for that.  I'm excited about your TV show beginning in April, 2013 and also about your being on Dancing with the Stars again next season. You go girl!

Dear Clancy - Poppa and I are so excited about coming to Dodge City next week to help you celebrate your 4th birthday.  We'll see you next Wednesday evening sweetie!

Dear Van Eli - Thank you so much for making shoes in a narrow width.  If it weren't for you, I might not have any shoes.  It seems every other maker has quit making shoes for us who happen to be "blessed" with a narrow foot.  Please hang in there and I'd love it if you lowered your prices.  Sometimes you are a little too proud of your shoes. ~wink~

Dear X-Factor - I've never watched you until this season and I'm thinking that you are giving American Idol a run for their money.  Your try outs have been much more entertaining with less stupidity. Right now, I'm hooked!

Dear Instant Idahoan Potatoes - Where have you been all my life?  I mean, you are the best instant potatoes that I have ever eaten and I don't know that I'll fix "real" potatoes again.  I love that you come with all kinds of different seasonings, or just butter or just nothing.  Hubby agrees and he actually prefers you over the "real" ones.  I'm so glad my DIL told me about you.

Dear Predictive Text - You aggravate the "daylites" out me!!  You say things that I don't want you to say.  I really wish you would just let me text my own words and not try to be so helpful. Understand???

Dear Readers of my Blog - I am truly honored that you give me a few minutes of your time by reading my blog.  I am constantly amazed at how many folks tell me that they stop by.  I'm thrilled that you enjoy this little "corner of my world" and I hope that it brings a smile to your face and joy to your heart when you stop by.

And, I leave you with this.......


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's good to be back.  I know you all missed me but sometimes the blog has to take a backseat and that's been the case this past week.  I had an enjoyable visit with my Aunt in Virginia this past week but it is good to be back.  I've missed you and can't think of a better way to get back in the swing of things than with the weekly Hodgepodge.

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older? The best would be enjoying some of the fruits of your labor (such as grown children), and wisdom.  If I had known a few years back what I know now, I would have saved myself a whole lotta fretting.  But, hopefully I am sharing some of this wisdom with those around me who have not reached this mature age just yet.

You begin to feel the body wearing out, aches and pains, skin bruising easier.....oh, that's enough.  I am well aware that "the ole gray mare ain't what she use to be."  ~ big smile~

  2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season? 

The crispness of the air in the early morning, the turning of the leaves, the pumpkins  and the mums.

  3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage? 
Oh, yea! I'm definitely a fan!  I have a recipe for Harvest Bread and it could well be called Pumpkin Bread, loaded with walnuts and all things good!!! 

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst
fall you've ever taken?
It was probably about 10 years ago.  I generally unload my car from the garage but this particular day I pulled up to the front door.  I always like to carry just as many bags in at a time as I possibly can.  This day I had both of my hands and arms filled to the brim and couldn't see the ground in front of me.  I started up the steps to our front door and on the second step I stumped my toe and I began falling and I fell for what seemed like 5 minutes and me and the groceries went  from one end of our porch to the other.  And, can I just say that my insides felt like I had been hit by a train.  I didn't have any real bad bruises or cuts but it shook me to the core. Lesson learned - don't carry so many items that you cannot see the ground in front of  you.

  5.  If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose? 
How about Julia Roberts' wardrobe from  Pretty Woman

  6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week?
Earworm - read an article within the past few days that had this word in it.  Never heard of such and certainly conjured up my own idea of what it could possibly be.  I was relieved when I found out it was not something creepy crawly in one's ear, but rather a song or melody that keeps repeating in one's mind.  And, it is actually in the Webster Dictionary. ~roll eyes~

  7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?

I seem to lock myself out of the house quite often.  The locks on our doors are the cause of it.  Even in the locked position, they will open from the inside and then when you shut them behind you, they are locked.  So, when I happen to forget this feature, I'm in trouble, but I keep a house key in an undisclosed location. ~wink~
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
I flew to Virginia last Thursday and flew back this past Sunday.  My connections were through Atlanta and if you have been there, you know it is a very BUSY place and if you have a tight connection, it can get hairy.  Well, Sunday I was strolling through the terminal to get to my gate.  I did not have a tight connection but I tend to speed walk through there "just because" it seems that I usually need to.  I'm concentrating on where I am going and I see these two men in the middle of the concourse having a conversation.  Just as I am about to pass them, one of the men was using his arms and hands as he talks and as I get to him  he plops me up the side of my face with the back of his hand.  Poor fella, he was so embarrassed  and I was stunned. He apologized and apologized.   A police officer was standing nearby and ran over to make sure I was okay and I assured them both that I would be fine.  I went on, rubbing my cheek (didn't get a bruise but is still a little sore) and hoped that these two guys will not stop in the middle of a concourse to hold a conversation again.  It's a funny memory now.......... 

And, I leave you with this..........


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams.  Are you a fan?  Who do you root for?  If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games? 
 Well, if I really tell the truth, I'd have to say that I could care less about any kind of football.  If it is a play off game of our LSU Tigers or the Saints, then I'll likely get in on the fun of those games and have even been known to get pretty excited at those.  I'm generally on my laptop reading blogs, writing a blog, surfing the web or writing an email while Hubby is watching football and probably another show.  We're both happy with this arrangement and that's all that matters.

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?

Oh, me, shoes, shoes and more shoes.  Can I just say that I LOVE shoes.  I have everything from tennis shoes to sassy heels (not 4" though, those days are gone forever).  I love a shoe sale and do my best to find my shoes on sale, but I have a very narrow foot so often there's none left and a lot of places have quit carrying narrow sizes and that means I have to often go to some of the sites like Marmi and they are real proud of their shoes.

3. Share one of your earliest memories.

Our family lived in what I guess would have been called a subdivision and I have vague memories of playing outside, running across the street to the neighbors at the age of 4 and my Mom not the least bit worried about my safety.  When I started school I walked about a block to school.  I walked by myself and again, not a worry one.  My, my, my, how times have changed! But, that has only been 54 years ago.  Yikes!

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
Hum.....think I'd have to say the clown whose just out there having a good time, laughing, smiling and bringing a bit of joy to others all the while.  It's been a good week and so far things are rolling along very smoothly and I hope they continue right on.  I don't want it to turn into a juggling act. ~smile~ 

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?

Oh, this green stuff called broccoli. I would not even try it but at some point when I was grown I tried it, fell in love and I can literally eat it by the bowlful, no cheese, no butter, just some salt and I'm good to go.

6.  Describe your summer in three words.
Well, with my "big" birthday celebration guess I'd have to say

festive, fun and frivolous 

7.  Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?

I was in Hampton, Virginia with my Dad and Mom visiting relatives.  We were sitting at the kitchen table enjoying a long, leisurely breakfast.  We did not have a TV on and had no idea that all was not "well with the world."  My darling daughter called me to see if we knew what was going on and I immediately turned on the TV and our lives were forever changed.

I do not do anything special to mark the day but the memories are especially fresh each September 11th.

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I'll be flying out very early in the morning to Virginia. I'm going to see my precious Aunt that has recently been diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer.  She is my last link to my Mom and has always been very special to me.  I ask for your prayers for the rest of her days to be as comfortable as possible.  And, please be in prayer for me as I will be telling her good-bye on Sunday.  Have I mentioned, 
life can sure be hard.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Miscellany Monday

It's Monday and time to be random.  Here goes.........

First day..........

Well, they do grow up and my Grandchildren are no exception.  Clancy had his first day of preschool this past week and he was one more excited little boy. Can you tell?  He had not a reservation at all and he was so thrilled about taking his "show and tell" item.  I would loved to have heard him tell about his item.  He is so animated and still my heart!

And they came.........

Hubby takes exceptionally good care of the feathered friends here around our house.  He makes his own hummingbird feed and apparently those little guys just love it.  At one time yesterday there were 8 at this feeder but I didn't have my camera close at hand at that time.  Then when I went and got my camera I couldn't seem to capture them quick enough.  I did finally get this one of these two.  What amazing little creatures!

Joining up..........

 I first heard of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) some 30 years ago and have been an invited guest numerous times.  But, I have never joined.  I seemed to always have, what I thought, were very good reasons.  Too busy, afraid of that type of commitment, and on and on.  Well, this Wednesday I will attend my first BSF as a member.  I have mixed emotions but I am excited.  I'm excited to be a part of such an in depth Bible Study that requires daily study and preparation. I have always done best in Bible Study when I am a part of an organized study.  I love the structure of BSF and the respect they have of everyone's time.  As in all things, I will have to get into the flow but I know that I will have many blessings as a result of this commitment.  This years study is on the book of Genesis.

I couldn't help myself.....

 Saturday morning brought temps in the low 60's and it was just all I needed to "send me over the edge."  I just couldn't help myself, I had to go ahead and decorate the front door and porch for fall.  I'm thinking that it might just help the cooler temps to hang around.  Just maybe........

And, how many times has this been your thought......(big smile)


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

This is my first time to link up with Ashley for the Sunday Social.  Looked like a fun meme and decided to "give it a whirl."
1. What is the name of your blog and how did you come up with it?
 I named my blog CiCi's Corner because CiCi is what my two Grandchildren call me and this is my little corner to share whatever I desire with whoever may wander by.
2. What do you love the most about blogging??
There is so much I love about blogging but I guess the friendships that I have built are the best.  It is amazing what friendships you can build and never even meet  in person.  I have been blessed to meet 3 of my blogging buddies in "real life" and it was so, so much fun.  I hope to meet a bunch more.

3. What are your 2 favorite posts you've written?
Momma and Me  written on the 2nd Mother's Day I celebrated without my Mom.

The Bra Fitting - the most hysterical post I have ever done. It will be hard for me to ever top this one in humor for sure.
4. What is something you'd want to tell someone just starting out in blog world?
Don't clutter up your blog design.  Keep it neat and crisp looking. And, try to use photos or graphics of some kind in every post.  To me it makes for a more enjoyable read.
5. Biggest blogging learning experience you've had?
That a lot of the folks you connect with through your blogs end up becoming great friends.  I never knew that was even possible but found it out shortly after beginning my blog.  It is such a neat benefit of blogging.
6. Give us 3 blogs we NEED to be following that you love.
Oh, only 3???  Well, okay, but I have lots more........

Carissa @ Lowercase Letters - I cannot even remember how I found Carissa but we linked up about 2 1/2 years ago and she is one of the bloggers that I have had the privilege of meeting in real life. Can I just say, she's the "real deal" and I love her and her sweet family.

Becky at Farmgirl Paints - Becky lives in my home state of Virginia and has the neatest way with words and shares from her heart and from her camera.  I always look forward to dropping by Becky's.

Debbie at Heart Choices - Debbie is such a testimony to God's faithfulness. She has been through the fire and back in recent years, yet her light still shines.  I am always inspired when I drop by to read Debbie's entry.  Would love to meet Debbie some day.

I urge you to drop by these and any of the many others on my sidebar.  I promise, you will not be disappointed! 

And, I leave you with this....... 

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Happy Place

  Every time I walk in my kitchen I can't help but smile.  I love my kitchen.  I have tried to make it a "happy place" because I do spend a lot of time in there.  Now, before I go any further, it is not because I am always in there preparing awesome meals.  I cook less now that I ever have in my life, but, nonetheless, I do and have always enjoyed being in my kitchen.  And, for some reason, I do seem to spend a lot of time in there whether I'm cooking or not. ~smile~

I love all the pottery that is so popular today and have found a couple of places to use some, my island and on the floor by the patio door.  I especially like the "old" look of them.  Sort of like something out a "Grandma's attic."

I always enjoyed using fruit in my kitchen decor.  I started collecting these dishes by Portmerion several years ago and I dearly love them.  They make such a pretty table setting and they serve as our "everyday" and our "all the time" dishes.  I could not tell you the last time that I have used fine China.

I also enjoy using roosters in my kitchen and my kitchen window is home to a whole bunch of them.  I have a large stained glass window that hangs at the top of the window and then a collection of glass miniature roosters that sit in the window ledge. Since my kitchen window looks out into the garage, this gives me something cute and happy to look at when I am at the sink. ~double grin~

More roosters can be found over on the Baker's Rack They all have such bright colors and such personalities. Perhaps my little Granddaughter will love them as much as her CiCi and I can pass them on to her.  Otherwise, they will likely be "sold to the highest bidder" one day. ~grin~ My daughter and DIL have indicated that they are NOT "rooster fans."  Shucks!

I have a few on the top of our refrigerator along with decorative bottles of veggies and fruits.  These two signs hang over two of the doorways in the kitchen.

There's more pottery over near the stove along with my wonderful plaque (see middle picture). A friend gave that to me a few years ago for my birthday and it gets comments from everyone that comes into my kitchen. I love it!  And, you may notice the two timers sitting on the stove.  Can I just tell you that I am a timer sort of gal.  I time everything and cannot imagine living without them.  My sweet daughter has heard timers going off all of her growing up years and has told me that when I die she is going to put "she timed out" on my gravestone. ~how tacky~ big smile~

In one corner I have a collection of crosses made from all types of materials and all different shapes and sizes.  And, my dear cuckoo clock.  Hubby gave me this clock about 20 years ago and I LOVE it.  My paternal Grandmother had a cuckoo clock and I always wanted one of my own.  Well, Hubby knew this and decided it was time for me to have one of my own.  I've never tired of hearing that sound.

Now, the one bad thing about all this "happy stuff" is that it gets dusty.  Yep, it sure does and someone has got to clean it. Yuck! not a fun job.  But, I have a young friend and she will come once or twice a year and we tackle it and make it a fun adventure.

So, there you have it, a grand tour of my kitchen, my happy place and one of my most favorite rooms in our house.

I'm linking up with Rachel for Friday Favorites.
friday favorite things | finding joy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Simple Woman's Daybook

I'm linking up with Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook ......some times it's just good to enjoy the simple things.

Outside my window...
the sun is shining brightly and things are drying up from Issac and the humidity must be at least 100%. Ugh!

I am thinking...that the busier I am the happier I am. I don't want to be so busy that I can't get it all done, but busy enough to fill each day.  Does that even make sense?

I am thankful...
for the good days that my Dad has.  Even though he truly is doing well, he can still get very "down and out" about the limitations that GBS left on his life. I often have to remind him of how far he has come.

In the kitchen...
there is a Mexican Chicken Casserole thawing on the cabinet.  I love just reaching in the freezer and pulling out the night's meal.  That with some refried beans and we'll be "happy campers."

I am wearing...
red knee shorts, a white top and white embellished flip flops

I am creating...
hummmm....well, if creating thoughts counts, then I'm creating ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I am going...
to Dodge City 3 weeks from today to celebrate Clancy's 4th birthday.  He'll be having his first "real" party this year with some of his little friends.  They have a nice park there and that is where it will take place.

I am wondering...
if our country will ever be united again. It disturbs me greatly that we are such a divided nation in so many respects.  I long for us to truly be "one nation under God."

I am reading... Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family
by Condelezza Rice. It's a great read and I'll likely go straight to her newest book, No Higher Honor, after this one. She is such a class act!

I am hoping...
that the November election will turn out for the betterment of our country.  This is a serious election and I pray that every registered voter will be voting.  But, I will say that I tend to agree with what one of the news commentators said last week, " most eighteen year old's are really not old enough to make a sensible vote."  But, there's likely a lot of much older folks that  will not make a sensible vote either. So......

I am looking forward to...
the War Eagle Fall Festival in Northwest Arkansas in mid October.  We're going with dear friends that live in the area and the fall of the year is perfectly beautiful in that area.

Around the house...I am anxious to do a little fall decorating but still is a little soon.  But, the first official day of fall is Sept. 22nd, so I'll be starting shortly.  I look forward to fall more than any other season.

I am pondering...
my precious 90 year old Aunt that lives in Virginia.  She was just recently diagnosed with Bile Duct cancer and it makes my heart so sad.  She is all I have left of my Mom's family and has always held a very special place in my heart.  I am going to spend a few days with her next week.
Taken this past May at her 90th birthday celebration
 A favorite quote for today...

One of my favorite things....
my first cup of coffee 

straight out of my Keurig each morning. Coffee + time with the Lord = a good start to my day. 

A few plans for the rest of the week....
I have an appointment with the Endodonist to put the stud (or whatever it is called) on my tooth implant.  This has been the longest ordeal and it still will not be over following this procedure.  I will still have to go in a couple of more weeks and have the crown put over this stud.  I won't even tell you what this has cost.  Yikes! 
I have no big plans for the remainder of the week.  Just the "same ole' same ole'." 


Happy mid-week my dears! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Miscellany Monday

It's Labor Day and that means there are only 17 more Monday's left until Christmas.  Goodness, where has the year gone.  That also means we only have 18 more times this year to link up with sweet Carissa for MM.  Time just keeps on marching by.....

The Aftermath.........
Issac left our yard a shambles for sure but nothing that cannot be cleaned up.  There are hundreds and hundreds of twigs and limbs on this 2 1/2 acres that we live on.  Hubby has managed to get the front yard in fair shape and in the next few days he'll get the rest done (with some help).  It is still way too wet to do much.  But, as I said, it's truly a little thing compared to the damage so many others received and some may never recover from it. Very sad.

The Preparation........
Hunting season is just around the corner and Hubby is getting ready.  At this time of year he goes to all of his deer stands and sets out Defoggers to rid them of any creepy, crawly things.  I rode with him to do this on Saturday.  ~now aren't I a good wife~  Believe it or not, he's been hunting some 55+ years.  Don't you think it's time to call it quits? ~big laugh~  He is very serious
about hunting, enjoys it immensely  and I would say is probably one of the most careful hunters around.  He's never been a risk taker and has made modifications to his stands as he has gotten older.  And, he no longer hangs off the side of a tree to hunt. Thank the Lord!  And, might I add that the inside of his stands are decked out as much as a tree stand can be decked out.  He has carpet on the floors and a nice padded arm chair to sit in and of course, a heater.  And, no, I do not go with him.  You have to sit still and be quiet for long hours  and I simply cannot do that. Sounds like the perfect description of boredom to me. ~laugh~


This is my brother and his family (plus my niece's boyfriend) at a Habitat for Humanity house that they recently helped with.  This is a way for them and anyone else who cares to, to invest in the lives of others and make a difference.  Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every (regardless of race or religion) person should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. This is a good thing!!

I'm Honored........
 Barbie, over at My Freshly Brewed Life has named me her Inspired Blogger for September and has done a blog post on me today.  I was so honored when she emailed to tell me and to ask me to send her some info to use in her post.  Barbie is such a precious person and has so much depth.  That's all the more reason I'm honored that she chose such a simple blog as mine to feature.  If you do not know Barbie or have never visited her blog then I urge you to go on over and be blessed. And, if you care, you can go over and read today's post. ~wink~

And, I leave you with this........
The fact remains: Our time in this world amounts to a tiny fragment of the whole.  We would be foolish to spend all our energy  on the here and now.  (Charles Stanley)