Monday, February 28, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

{1}I was thinking the other day about the past and future. I thought about all the things that had happened the past 20 years and then wondered what the next 20 might hold.  And, I guess what really got my attention was the fact that in 20 years I will be almost 79 years old.  By most standards, that is a long life and I may not be alive in 20 years.  Yikes!  I can't go there right now.  But, since my maternal Grandmother lived to be 83 and my paternal Grandmother lived to be 94, I'm hoping to top that and live to be 100.  Hey, why not?  But, it's not something I dwell on, I just want to make sure that I enjoy everyday and live life to the fullest and make as much of a positive difference in others' lives as I possibly can while I  have the breathe of life in me. And, God knows it really is best that we not know what the future holds, we might cancel out if we knew.  But, the greatest assurance is that we do know WHO holds the future!

{2}I must confess, I love American Idol.  I am really not much of a TV person, but I started watching AI about 6 years ago and I just really get into it.  I am especially excited about this new season. 

I think they finally have the judges like they need to be. EXCEPT, Steven Tyler needs to clean up his language. I just don't get it! I'm glad that AI "  bleeps"  it out, but it's still just so totally not necessary.  Anyway, it seems to me that the talent this year is going to be some of the best in the history of the show.  I can't wait!

{3} I  recently discovered this neat ice cream snack and it's been my nightly snack the past few nights. In case you don't know
about it, check out the ice cream section of your grocery store and you will likely find it.  It comes in a little individual cup, about 1/2 cup, and only has 150 calories and comes in 4 flavors.  Yep! it is some good stuff!

 {4} This is the look on Clancy's face when he's watching Micky Mouse Clubhouse.  I'm telling you, he is "  zoned out"  when he is watching it.  And, of course, if you are familiar with this show then you are well aware of "  Toodles"   and "  Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog."   Oh, the magic of Disney! I've been known to actually dance around when the Hot Dog song comes on. Now, that's a scary sight let me assure you. ~chuckle~ 

{5} I have things on my heart and mind that I know the Lord is going to work out.  Now, maybe not like I would like for Him to, but, nonetheless, He will work them out and it will be for the best because we know He doesn't make mistakes.  Sometimes I just struggle with how things are going to work out and when.  I'm a
 " want to know the answer right now"  sort of gal. But, that is rarely God's way of answering, and I think He is hopeful that it will increase our faith in Him while we're waiting.  I'm still trying to get to that place.  Surely I'm not the only person with this struggle. ~wink~ 

{6} Okay, girlies, watch out!  I'm taking another step in my photo editing.  I figure one must crawl before he can walk and walk before he can run.  Well, I think I'm moving from a crawl, Picasa, to a walk, Picnik.  I started last summer using Picasa editing and have so enjoyed it but now am ready to delve a little deeper and am playing around with Picnik.  I joined Picnik about a year and a half ago and was totally lost trying to use it.  But, now, I can manage to maneuver my way through and have actually been pleased with some of my finished work.  And, it's mostly you blogging gals that have inspired me.  I mean, Carissa rates right up there at the top. She's always posting the most gorgeous photos. Now, I just had to share this photo (this is the arrangement on my kitchen island) below with you.  I know, it's not much, but hey, it's a start and I actually thought I did pretty good for a first time.  Okay, now let me hear your applause!  Notice that I even put a watermark on it.  Yes, I'm a little proud and just stay tuned for more ..........

As always, it's fun on Monday's linking up with our sweet Carissa.  Click the button above for more enjoyable Miscellany Monday reading.

The things that matter most in this world, they can never be held in our hand. 

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

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!


  1. Applause!!! I think your photo is this is not saying a lot because I can't even manage to TAKE a decent photo much less edit one...but I wouldn't have the first clue as to how to do any of that, so you are WAY ahead of me and practically a professional by my standards! :)

    I am lifting you up in prayer as you get things sorted out. I really do understand. It is so hard not know where God is going or what He is doing and yet we know He is always good and right and just!

    My prayer for you today,
    "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his fact to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace."
    Numbers 6:24-26

  2. Oops, that should say face shine upon you...guess I should have edited a little better! :)

  3. I love the fruit arrangement in the bowl and am looking for something similar for my island : )

  4. I love Picnik! it can get addicting.

  5. Good morning, That photo is just beautiful to look at! Thanks for sharing!

    I know the "hot dog" song you are talking about! Can't help but clap or dance when it comes on, huh!

    Have a great week :)

  6. What a great job you did with your photo. I want to try Picnic myself. These young ladies really know their way around a computer. I am still learning!

  7. I'm so impressed! It's a great picture - watermark and all!!! What a beautiful kitchen you have! ( and thank you for your kind words. You are so sweet!)

    God does always know best. It's comforting knowing He has the big picture in mind!

  8. I;m sure with you're sweet spirit, you will live a very long time! And in general, people are living longer than they used to! :)
    I don't even watch American Idol and I'm glad they have new judges. Ha ha.

  9. You know, I wish I could come over to your house and let you tell me all about what's on your heart. But since I cannot, I will lift you up in prayer. I sure do know what it's like to want the answer now. I can empathize for sure.

    And, I also would love for you to live to be 100. That gives me plenty of time to come visit you.

  10. Hey, I LOVE the photo you edited. That fruit really pops! Yay, you!


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