Monday, January 7, 2019

Rain, My Word and More


I'm trying to get my blog "mo jo" back after the holidays and it hasn't been easy.  It seemed that the past couple of weeks have all been Saturdays.  I'm really excited for today as it marks the first FULL week of the new year.  Now, maybe I can get back into my regular routine.  I thrive in a routine and hardly know how to function without one.  But, sometimes it's just pretty much impossible to have a routine and the Christmas holidays are definitely one of those times.  Anyone else struggle without a routine?



And, to add insult to injury, we have had more rain than "the law allows" here in NE Louisiana.  It was recorded that we had rain 123 days in 2018.  Folks, that is 1/3 of the year.  I can handle some rain and I do realize that it is necessary, but enough is enough.  We have windows all the way across the back of our house and that can be both a  blessing and a curse.  It's a blessing when we look out on a beautiful day to the pond, the woods behind the pond and the beautiful landscape of our yard.  But, it is a HUGE curse when all you see is wet, wet, and soggy, soggy.  I know what they mean by seasonal depression. ~smile~  We did have a gorgeous weekend and it appears that there will be little to no rain this week.  So, looks like we can all pull ourselves out of the doldrums this first full week of 2019. ~hallelujah~ 


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For the past 3 years I have had a "word" for the year but I just about decided that I would not have one this year.  But, the word TRUST just kept coming and coming to my mind and I knew that it had to be my "word" for 2019.  Not a secular trust but a spiritual trust.  Trust in the ONE that can work everything out (without my help).  And, I might should have added SURRENDER and had 2 words.  I'm not sure why I struggle with trusting because I know better but I find myself fretting over how things are going to turn out and is it going to be the way I want or imagined it.  Well, that is not mine to fret over, it's mine to surrender, lay  at the foot of the cross and know that God is at work in all things and in HIS time (not mine) He will work it out according to HIS plan (not mine).  As the old hymn says, "Trust and obey for there's no other way."  Sure sounds simple.  May 2019 find me trusting and obeying.

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On Friday the 18th I will be flying to Des Moines.  Then on the 19th, my sister in law, my niece (who both live in DM)  and I will drive to Chicago for an overnight stay. You say, why such a quick trip.



Well, this cute gal on the far right of this picture is engaged to my nephew and will be playing Anelle in Steel Magnolia's at The Big Noise Theater.  We'll be attending the play the night of the 19th and a wedding shower for Amanda (Anelle) that afternoon.  Talk about cramming a lot into a day! Then we will drive back to Des Moines on Sunday morning and I'll fly back home Monday afternoon.  It will be a quick but fun 4 days.  I'll have lots to share afterwards I'm sure.  Of course, weather could change these plans but hopefully all will go as planned. 

I'll close with a few Momisms..things our Moms always said
*Always do your best ad let your conscience be your guide.
*Goodness gracious alive!
*You'll feel better if you put on a little lipstick.
*Mind your manners.
*Don't stoop to somebody else's level, bring them up to yours.

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!

13 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE your WOTY, Lea! I haven't done one either for a few years and decided I needed one for 2019, too. Like you, my word just came to me over the holiday season. Have FUN in Chicago! I hope the Windy City treats you kind with travel and flights and all the fun activities you've got scheduled.

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  2. TRUST is a great word for 2019. I can't wait to hear all about your trip, sounds pretty exciting to me:) Enjoy your day dear friend, hope it is a sunshiny day for both of us! HUGS!

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  3. It sounds like you are going to have a wonderful time in the Windy City. "Trust" is a good word. I haven't picked a word yet. Safe travels!!

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  4. It sounds like you have a wonderful trip planned. We are finally starting to dry out here in Houston. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Trust is a great word for 2019 and based on the “prophets” who keep an eye on such things, this year may challenge us all and require total trust on our Soverign God. What a fun trip you have ahead. So excited for you to have these experiences with your family.

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  6. How exciting that your niece-in-law-to-be is an actress and you get to see her on stage! You are right about it being four days packed full - but what fun!! I can't wait to hear all about it!! Trust is a great word!!

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  7. Like you, I do better with a routine. It's nice to have a break from it occasionally though. I've been trying to decide on my word for the year. Last year it was JOY. I did well with that for awhile....trying to find true JOY through more appreciation of all my blessings...but I could have done better:) Maybe I need to use your word TRUST because your description sounds sooooo much like me. Hope you enjoy your whirlwind trip...it sounds wonderful and lots of fun.

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  8. I forgot to comment on RAIN! We too have had tons of it, it seems. Our pond is full which means my yard is soggy, soggy. The last couple days have been absolutely gorgeous with mild temps for this time of year in our area and supposedly we should be dry for several more days...hallelujah! I do love wearing my "cherry" rainboots, but like you said..."enough is enough"!!!

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  9. You have beautiful plans with beautiful people!

    And yes, putting on a little lipstick DOES help.

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  10. Trust is the perfect word. Ah what a great reason to go to Chicago. That will be a great show! Yes, I need routine too, I feel like this week if the first official week of the year. It has rained here so much too, I’d rather it be snow, lol. Have a super sweet rest of your evening.

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  11. Well the weather up here is mildly cool and the sun has been poking out so hopefully you have good weather for your trip. I love your word of the year and I thrive on routine too :)

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  12. Great word and I cannot wait to hear about your travels and the play! I love that you are so active and engaged with your family!

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  13. I really love the word, Hallelujah. So when I read it (other then in my we own sentence), it pleases me.

    Enjoy Chicago and bring back some great memories to share with us.

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!