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Monday, May 30, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
One of my favorite things..... is being kicked back in my recliner, watching TV, enjoying Hubby's company, reading and composing blogs in the evenings. It's generally my only "down time" throughout the day, so it's definitely a favorite time of mine.
Have yourself a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
This is a sign made out of a bronze medal, that I have had for several years and it has always hung in my home office. It serves as such a great reminder for me. When I had our first child a dear older lady came by to see me from our church. I was a bit overwhelmed with the whole motherhood deal and she said to me, "Lea, never forget to just be still and know." I have never forgotten those words and when I saw this sign I had to have it as a visible reminder of those very words.
~so very sad~
And, that's my random thoughts for today..................
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
It's Wednesday and that means the HP with Joyce and her thought provoking questions.
Oh, no, it was definitely not deliberate! Hubby and I headed to The Villages, Florida two years ago this past Feb. We had planned this trip months in advance and thought it would be great to go to sunshine and warmth during our winter. Well, might you know that ice and snow followed us almost the entire way causing us to have to take back roads that we didn't even know existed. Interstate was closed and we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere several times. Thankfully once we arrived at The Villages, the sun was shining and it was warm and we had found our way out of nowhere.
I am in charge of making dessert for my study group that meets tomorrow. There will be just enough present that I will need to have two desserts. So, I made one yesterday and I will be making the other one today. Plus, I am in charge of the program and I'll be putting the finishing touches on that today as well. So, yes, I am in the middle of something today.
For me, I'm pretty sure I'm past middle age at almost 64 years old but I'm not sure when "it" really begins. Does that even make sense? I suppose being somewhere between early adulthood and a more "mature" adult is what middle aged means. I rarely think about age,but more about how I feel and am very fortunate that I'm still pretty energetic and very healthly.
I am not crazy about any on the list but deviled eggs would be my choice. I think a Reese Cup would be a favorite of mine not on the list. There's not much better than chocolate and peanut butter.
Definitely, I can look back at difficulties that gave me opportunities for change in a positive way and also I can see times when I did not take the opportunity that difficulty presented me. I think it's sort of like taking lemons and making lemonade. And, facing difficulties can show us and others what we are really made of, good or bad.
Oh, there were soooo many wonderful songs in my middle school years, but the first one I thought of was Stop! In The Name of Love by the Supremes. I loved it and still love it and know it word for word!
Don't guess I will celebrate as I do not have a relative near enough to go see. But, I did just go to Virginia last month and see lots of relatives on my maternal side of the family. It was a wonderful time and a lot of precious memories were made.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
On Friday evening we went to The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Ga. for dinner. The Blue Willow Inn features a "southern" buffet that is housed in an old Greek Revival mansion and served up on Blue Willow dishes. They refer to sweetened iced tea as the Champagne of the South. I don't think that any of the four of us would say that it was the best food we had eaten by a long shot, but the experience was well worth the drive over.
Have a great new week my friends!
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Reserved, humble and prayerful. These all describe my precious Mother and I'm so thankful the Lord blessed me with her. Mother's Day has never been the same since her death 8 years ago. It still holds a certain sadness to me.
3. What's something beautiful you own or have seen that's made of glass?
After my Mom's death my Dad gave me a beautiful cut glass pedestal candy dish that once belonged to his Mother. She had given it to my Mom and Daddy wanted me to have it after Mom died. I can just see it sitting somewhere in her house with hard candy in it. Remember the unwrapped hard candy that was always stuck together and we just reached in with both hands, pulled it apart and ate it. Perish the thought that we would do that today. ~too many germs~
Be a little more "fly by the seat of your pants." I'm all about a schedule and a plan for the most part and think it's definitely the more productive way. But, there are times that no schedule and no plans are the way to go.
I had a LOT of responsibility from a very young age and I can't say that I really disliked any of it. I was looking for ways to earn money at the age of 13 by babysitting, doing ironing, cleaning houses, etc. At 15 I got a job as a cashier at a local grocery. I did all these things and still managed to enjoy some fun time. It required that I be a very good manager of my time and I'm pretty sure that's why I'm still fairly good with time management and organization.
NOTE: I will likely not be back to my regular blogging until Monday, too much going on the rest of this week. But, will have lots to share then, so stay tuned!
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!
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