Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday's Musings

We are only a little over two weeks away from Thanksgiving.  I'm looking forward to our first Thanksgiving in our new home.  Hubby's sister and her husband will be joining us and we're looking forward to their arrival.  Bridget and the boys will be here the weekend before for about 3 days but will join Clint at his parents for Thanksgiving Day.  Yes, it's all about sharing once the kiddos marry.  And, hey, that's alright, it's a part of God's plan.  But, for now, here's the latest in my world............

I received my doTerra Essential oil kit this past week and so far I'm a believer in the lavender oil.  I have always, always loved the smell of lavender but didn't know that pure lavender oil was an inducer of sleep and calmness.  I go to sleep in a jiffy but often wake up between 1:00-2:00AM and am wakeful for a couple of hours.  Well, I started using the oil about 4 nights ago and I've enjoyed some solid sleep.  I've just rubbed one drop on the bottom of each foot, inside my wrists and a couple of drops on my pillowcase.  Easy peasy for sure!  The other oil I have used is the lemon oil and I add two drops to one of my many glasses of water as a detoxification for my body.(notice I said I only add it to one of my glasses, my doTerra advisor said you do not want to overuse it)  I used the frankincense to help heal a scratch on my ankle.  That's the only 3 I have used thus far but I'm looking forward to using the others as I have need of them.  And, only time will tell if I feel they are worth using but I'm off to a good impression thus far.
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Okay, all together say "aweeeeeeeeee."  Aren't these two just the cutest?  Need I saw more........I think not! Our Princess and little Sweetheart.
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Today is my sweet Dad's 86th birthday.  I am still amazed that he has lived to see 86 years.  The Lord did an absolute miracle in restoring him following his being stricken with GBS 4 years ago. He definitely has residual effects but for the most part he is doing well.  We took him out to eat Mexican food this past weekend and the wait staff celebrated him by donning him with the sombero and singing happy birthday to him.  Just an added note: you would not even want to know how old the denim cap and vest is that he is wearing in these photos.  He loves them both and I suppose when you get his age that you can just plain wear whatever your heart desires regardless of what you daughter thinks about it. ~chuckle~ My precious Mom likely rolls over in her grave each and every time he wears these.
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Hubby and I had a few friends over Saturday evening to watch the "famed" LSU/Alabama game.
All I can say is that we certainly did our part to pull out a win but it was just not meant to be.  But, believe it or not, the sun came up yesterday morning anyway.  I'm so glad that it's "just" a football game.
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A Thanksgiving thought for the week.........
  

We're off for a fun time in Branson tomorrow so I'll be back "in the loop" in about a week.

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!

9 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your dad. I too have a widowed dad who is 90, who I worry about even more since my mom passed in August. Enjoy your blog!

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  2. I am finding your review of the oils very interesting. I have wondered about them for a while myself. I am thankful for some first hand thoughts. Happy birthday to your dad! Hubby dad's turned eighty six in June. He is doing well too. Such a blessing. Enjoy your time in Branson!

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  3. Enjoy your time in Branson. We live here in southern Illinois, yet have never been to Branson. I'm so glad that you were able to celebrate your dad's birthday with him. He's been through a lot over the last few years, but you've been faithful to be at his side. My sisters and I have given up trying to get my dad to change his attire ... we send nice clothing for gifts, yet he constantly pulls out his old favorites, a few of which are beginning to show their age. We've finally come to terms with the fact that at 92, he can dress however he'd like. ;-)

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  4. Can't believe how fast that baby girl has grown! Love the photo of you and your gal pals....We watched the game too!

    Hugs!

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  5. Enjoy your trip! You sure do have pretty friends!

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  6. I can't wait to try lavender oil - feel like my mind starts going a mile a minute the second my head hits the pillow! Love seeing the pictures of the girls - so precious and I adore their dresses!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your special Daddy! I guess at 86 he just about wear whatever he pleases. That is so funny! Your grandkids are darling even if we can't see their faces...darling little dresses! The friend standing next to you in the ballgame pic looks so much like Dr. Phil's wife, Robin! haha Enjoy Branson!

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  8. A big Happy Birthday to your daddy! He looks amazing! I have been wanting to try essential oils, but have no idea where to even begin. Thanks for the great info!

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  9. I had to chuckle when I saw the photo of you all in purple in gold, I knew even before I saw the caption the gathering had something to do with LSU. You guys look great. Your dad is cute, I'll bet you guys had a great time celebrating. Well I have taken the plug with essential oils myself, I've ordered some to help with congestion and in preparation for cold and flu season. Everything I read sounds promising....we shall see. Hope you had fun in Branson!

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