Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday's Moments



What a weekend!  We've had more tornado's and storms in the past few weeks than the law allows.  Our most recent was this past Friday night.  The  weather alert went off on my phone around 2:45 AM and Hubby and I got up to check the weather radar.  It was a bit scary and Hubby kept a vigil on things for over an hour before coming back to bed.  I slept with one eye open and was ready to head to a closet that's our "safe room."  We came through with no damage but such was not the case with many folks.  There is lots and lots of cleanup going on in our area.  I do not know of any injuries, just lots and lots and property damage and  folks being unsettled.  So scary!
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On a lighter note..........once Easter decor was taken down I was excited to put out my lemon decor.  I love lemons and for me they scream spring and summer.


When I started collecting lemon decor I was so surprised at all the various items available . It makes me happy for sure.  I always have my eye peeled for more lemon items.  


And, I love my colorful Melamine dishes in the spring and summer as well.  I found this beaded zinnia runner at Pier 1 this year and it fits perfectly with the lemons as well.  And, I found these cute button ferns at Wal-Mart a few days ago and they work great as my centerpiece for now. So, in spite of all the storms and rainy weather, I've created some sunshine inside.
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And, I absolutely love having something to look forward to.  Our daughter and I have wanted to go to Pawhuska, Ok. and visit all things Pioneer Woman.  Our daughter only lives about 2 hours from Pawhuska so we decided we just needed to make plans to go.  She heard about the new PW Boarding House and went online the very day that they opened for reservations.  Well, apparently a bazillion other folks did too.  And, there are only 8 rooms at the Boarding House so we were concerned that we might not ever be lucky enough to get one on the one night we requested.  But, we did!!!!  We're going for my birthday the end of July and we'll be staying in the Prairie Room (pictured above) and will spend two days checking out all of the various shops and eateries affiliated with PW.  We are so excited!!! 
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I got a new Dell desktop computer a few days ago.  This is my 2nd all-in-one computer and I love them.  There's no bulky tower, just a sleek lined screen and a nice looking stand.  I did about 75% of the set up by myself.  I can't believe how easy it is compared to a few years ago.  My awesome computer tech guy moved some of my files over for me as I just am not sure about how all of that is done.  All went smooth as silk until it came to Outlook syncing with ICloud  and that is MUST for me.  I have my laptop, desktop, IPhone and IPad all synced thru ICloud and my addresses and calendar would not show up in Outlook.   Ugh!!! My tech guy worked and worked and finally I told him I would just call Apple and hopefully they could "fix it."  Well, to make a long story short, the issues ended up being a Microsoft problem and after almost 3 hours on the phone at 3 different times, all is good.  The Microsoft tech guy told me that Windows 10 has some glitches with the latest ICloud  update and they are working to resolve the issue but until they do they will fix it on a case by case basis.  I cannot say enough nice things about both Apple and Microsoft support.  Yes, it was so aggravating but they took care of it as quickly as they could.  I cannot even imagine having a job as a tech support person.  I'm quite certain I am not cut out for such.  But, I sure am grateful for the folks that do have those positions.
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Early this Thursday morning I will be boarding a plane headed to Des Moines, Iowa.  My younger brother, his wife and their daughter live in the area.  I will be enjoying a long weekend visit with them and we will head to Orange City, Iowa on Sat. morning to see their son as he stars in The Glass Menagerie.  Warren will graduate from Northwestern University in May and he has captivated their drama department with his acting skills and been in every play done since his arrival.  I am more than a little excited!  


AND, I will be meeting this sweet gal, Erin, for the first time.  I have been following Erin's blog, Simple Purposeful Living, for about a year.  Erin is such a sweetheart and a gal after God's own heart and I can hardly wait to meet her face to face.  This is just another one of the many neat things about blogging.  She lives in the same area as my niece.  It really is a small world.  I'm sure I'll have so much to tell and share when I get home.  Stay tuned............


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!

10 comments:

  1. LOVE the lemon decor and the zinnia runner! Sounds like a busy BUT SO EXCITING time ahead for you:) The visit with your Brother and family, the visit with the blog friend and your Birthday visit to PW heaven:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  2. Love them lemons! Yay for getting a room at the Boarding House. It’ll be so fun! So exciting to see Warren in the play! So much to look forward to pretty lady!

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  3. I am in love with your lemon collections! Have a wonderful time at the PW Boarding House. That should be fun.

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  4. Your home certainly looks ready for spring and so delightful. The photo of the room at the PW lodge was incredible- I thought it was your master suite. So glad you get to visit family!
    Hugs,
    Noreen

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  5. What a delightful post!! I was jumping up and down with excitement for your room reservations too! You are going to have the time of your life!
    Yellow...lemons...last year I feel in love with yellow for some reason and gave my kitchen a splash of the color,I LOVE it. Then my dear Stephanie fifteen me with some lemon gifts for my birthday that I added to the kitchen, oh it's lovely, fresh and happy. :-)

    What a scary time you must have had on Friday night. Yikes!!

    Have a wonderful evening~

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  6. Your lemon decor looks so cheery, Lea!
    We've had two hailstorms the past two Fridays and then very cold weather. Hopefully, things will be more calm now.
    Yea for you in getting a room at PW's Boarding House for your birthday. That will be such fun.
    I hope you have a happy week!

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  7. We live about 23 miles from Greensboro and they had a tornado touch down on Sunday evening leaving a neighborhood and 3 schools devastated. One man was killed when a tree fell on him in his vehicle. This spring has really been a strange one. Glad to hear that you did not get any damage to your place. Your trip to OK sounds wonderful! Enjoy your time in Iowa with your family and meeting up with your blogging friend!

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  8. Oh Lea, how scary about the storms and tornados! I'm glad you're okay.

    Your lemon decor is just too cute! I love it :) And your trip sounds amazing, my friend. Also, how exciting to be meeting up with a blogging friend. I hope you have a most wonderful time.

    Hugs to you!

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  9. I love lemons too! I hosted a young women's time of fellowship at my home and my theme was "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade". Everything I done pertained to a lemon of some kind. So easy to decorate around the theme as well. Oh you will enjoy the trip with your daughter visiting the PW. How wonderful for you. So glad you all are fine from that storm. We had heavy rain and winds on Sunday beginning around 2 pm but praise the Lord nothing more than that. It has truly been a crazy season of weather. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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