Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Fragments

It's Friday and it's been another busy week.  I often look back at my week's and wonder just where they went.  I'm trying harder and harder to be more conscious of each and every day but some days still just seem to slip by.

  Thanks to Mrs. Fours for hosting us each Friday with Friday Fragments, where we get to share fragments of our week.  And what a fun, fun 50th birthday she had last week.  She's the BEST!
Half-Past Kissin' Time
Monday's for me are usually spent getting things lined out for the week.  It's a big laundry day and then usually I do the ironing that afternoon. And, this Monday I also finished getting our patio lined out and shaped up for Spring.  
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Tuesday was spent running errands and then my Dad and I attended a luncheon at our church.  The luncheon was hosted by our Women on Mission and they had Cherry Kirkpatrick as the speaker.  Cherry and her husband, Vance have served as missionaries to Kenya since 1971. ~that's a long time~  And, get this, at that time my Dad was pastoring in Virginia and his church sponsored them when they were commissioned as missionaries in Richmond, Virginia.  My Dad had not seen Cherry since that time and how cool is it that they reconnected some 42 years later in Bastrop, La.  I mean really!!  Come to find out, Cherry and Vance are from a town only about 50 miles from here.  It really is a small world.  Cherry shared of their work in Kenya and the lives that have been transformed through their missionary work there.  It was truly an inspiring time and Daddy thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Daddy with Cherry at the luncheon
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Wednesday was eye Dr. appointment time for my Dad.  It was a rainy, messy day, but we braved the elements and off we went.  He was to see the Retina Specialist for an evaluation on his macular degeneration and possible cataract surgery.  She did not suggest that he have cataract surgery at this time and said his MD is no worse than when he was last seen in January.  Daddy probably has about 30% vision in one of this eyes and maybe 60% in the other.  It is just so sad that there is nothing that can be done for MD and especially the "dry kind," which is what he has.  It is such a damper on his life since he is so limited in what physical activities he can do and it is becoming more and more difficult for him to even enjoy reading or watching TV.  Thank goodness for the Kindle that allows him to raise the font to 25.  We just pray that he will be able to retain what little vision he has. ~there is no price to high for one's vision ~

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 Yesterday I decided to try my hand at Chalk Painting.  I will just give you a sneak peek at my project and then I will be doing a whole blog entry in the next few days. Since yesterday was The National Day of Prayer, I decided that it could be my day of "prayer and painting."  I had my praise and worship music going on Pandora, so it could have well been called my "prayer, painting and praise" day. ~cute, huh?~




I will say that I was so, so pleased  with the finished project.  
Stay tuned...........

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Today the Princess is staying with me and she definitely keeps things interesting when she is here.  Some of her expressions just crack me up.
We just had the doors and shutters on the house painted and that made me want to "spiff" up the door with a new wreath.  And, the gal that helps me with decorating and such is coming this morning to put burlap and the lime green ribbon partially around the door.  And, again, once we have it all "decked out" I will be posting pictures for all to see.  I really like the burlap look and think it's going to be a most welcoming look.

It's been a fun and busy week with just the right amount of work and play.  

  
 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

15 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see that chalk paint project, loving the color!!

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  2. I love the wreath! So spring-y! What a great story about your dad and the missionary commissed when he was in Virginia. We lived in Richmond a long time ago : ) I am in awe of people who quietly go about doing God's work in hard places.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  3. OOO! I have not done a project with chalk paint (yet!) and I cant wait to see your finished product and how you did it :) I heard on the radio yesterday that there is a fungus that is attacking the impatiens in our area, so I'm not sure if I will plant any this year...I will have to look for a new plant to put in those spots! Happy Friday!

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your week...LOVE the wreath! I am quite anxious to see the chalk paint project! Enjoy your week-end!

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  5. My dad has glaucoma and has lost some peripheral vision in one eye. After a couple of years at holding it at bay, it's gotten a little worse ... so I can commiserate with your worries about your dad's eye sight.

    I can't wait to see your finished chalk painting project!

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  6. How great that your dad was able to attend the luncheon with you -- and to meet a sweet friend from the past!

    I remember how discouraged my MIL was a few years back when her vision was so deteriorated ~ She was like a new woman {or at least more of her old self} after cataract surgery! :)

    I'm sure your brother keeps you informed on our weather -- crazy May snow again today!

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  7. Oooh! I'm looking forward to seeing the chalk paint project! And I LOVE the wreath! Very cool!

    It's also very cool your dad and Cherry reconnected after 42 years - it's a small world, eh? :)

    Kaley Cuoco is Adorable even with a Helmet Head, Princess Nagger Frog-Watching: Fragmenting for a Clean Brain-Slate

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  8. our church uses Women on Mission curriculum! love it so much for the girls. enjoy your day with the little lady!

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  9. I can hardly wait to see what you've created with the chalk paint...the suspense is more than I can take! Love your wreath and the lime green color. Looks so springy! Your dad is just the cutest...sorry to hear about his declining eyesight. That's never easy. Have a wonderful weekend, Lea!

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  10. You could make a week in bed sound interesting. So enjoyed following you around as you recapped your week. Love the front door wreath and the painting project. Can't wait to see your blog about it all. Have a great weekend.

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  11. I love painting projects too!!! What a great concept for the day of prayer!

    I will pray for your dad's eyes. The kids have often asked me what I never want to fail, and it is my eyesight. I could go deaf, but I want to see life.

    What a blessing to reconnect with people from our past who are treasured friends. What an amazing legacy these missionaries have!!

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  12. Your so awesome with your ironing. I iron as I go and my husband takes his shirts to the cleaners. Your dad looks great but I'm sorry about his eyes. Your project is looks good, can't wait to see the finished work. We have some painting project that need to be done out in front. Nothing like some fresh paint. Enjoy your weekend.

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  13. I always love reading your blog, and I feel like if we lived close I'd want to just come over and have a cup of coffee and chat with you :)

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  14. It's always a joy visiting your blog! How wonderful that your dad got to spend time with the missionary after so many years. Your wreath is beautiful.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

    PS. And thank the Lord for those Kindles.

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