If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Friday, July 3, 2015

IiPics from My Week Volume 6

Here are some pictures from my week.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday my friend and I did a 4 mile run/walk in Cincinnati to benefit Cancer Research

Here we are at mile marker one

Here we are coming up to the finish line.  No way were we taking a picture of ourselves here.  We had been rained on and didn't look too good.  Despite that we had a great time.

Have you ever seen one of these along the edge of the roadway?  It's a little Library.  Anyone can come and take a book and/or leave a book.  Then when you finish you bring it back.  It's all on the honor system.  This was in one of the neighborhoods we walked through on Saturday for the Hyde Park Blast.

Beautiful drive into church on Sunday.

There were 3 hot air balloons out Wednesday evening.  Here's one of them.

Lucy laying in her daddy's chair on his blanket

Lunch Wednesday at my work desk.  Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich from Arby's and a blackberry lemonade from Wendy's!  Delicious

Lucy again on her daddy's blanket only this time daddy's under the blanket.  She likes to lay on the foot rest of the recliner on his blanket.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Things I'm thankful for today:

**  a good book to read...this morning I laid in bed way to long reading a really good book.  I didn't want to stop even when I did, but I had to get ready and get to work.  I'm reading for the third time, "Sophie's Heart" by Lori Wick.  Man is it good!!

**  a sweet little puppy that laid in the bed on her daddy's pillow (after he got up) and let her mommy read this morning.

**  cooler weather...while we've had a lot of rain lately, we've also had cooler temps and I'm so thankful for that, especially since I'll probably be mowing tonight.

**  a three-day weekend coming up...Yay!!

So what are you thankful for?  Why not make a post and then link up with Knit by God's Hand to share it with us.  Go here to link up

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. On Saturday July 4th America celebrates her Independence. (If you're not American, feel free to answer in terms of a national holiday in your own country) What is your favorite thing about the day? Your favorite food on the 4th? Do you fly a flag at your house? Fireworks-yay or nay? Any special plans this year?
Right now we have no special plans for the 4th.  Our small town does their fireworks on the 3rd and hubby and I have a place we always go to watch them.  We do not like getting into the crowd, but this place is pretty special.  We'll probably pick up a sandwich from Subway and maybe some chips and open up the back of the van and sit there and talk and watch fireworks.  It's what we like to do.  

2. What's something you recently got for free?
Probably free books for my Kindle.

3. The Statue of Liberty, The Liberty Bell, The Washington Monument, or Mount Rushmore...how many on the list have you seen? What is your favorite historical American monument, and why?
The only one of these that I have seen is The Washington Monument.  I think my favorite monument is Lincoln's Monument.  Why? Because I respect the man and what he did and really I don't know why I love it so much.  But when I saw it, it was just amazing to me.  Such a neat feeling.

4. When it comes to the news are you more ostrich (stick my head in the sand) or hog (they have room to take a whole lot in)? How much attention have you given the recent news reports regarding ISIS and the acts of terror they've perpetrated against those who do not share their beliefs or support their cause?
More Ostrich I guess.  I rarely watch the news.

5. We're talking plain ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry? Choose one.

6. Share a song you love containing the word 'stars' in the lyrics or title?
The Star Spangled Banner, of course.

7. Describe and/or say goodbye to June with an acrostic.
J-Just glad to be saying goodbye, because
U-Under an umbrella it seemed that we stayed
N-Nice to have known you
E-Even though your brought us too much rain

8. Insert your own random thought here.
This showed up in my TimeHop from 2 years ago.  Loved it then and still makes me laugh.

Friday, June 26, 2015

iPics From My Week Volume 5

Here are some pictures from my week.
A hot air balloon flew over while I was out early with Lucy Saturday morning.
Meeting Oscar.  He's coming to visit today! Oh and so is his mommy!  lol

Taken from our back porch.  Such beautiful blue skies Sunday.

Lucy and I on a walk Tuesday evening.

We saw some ducks on our walk

We also saw the Statue of Liberty. 

Poor little Lucy worn out after walking a mile with mommy.

Wednesday morning on a 2 mile walk.

The moon running in and out behind the clouds above the trees last night.
Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thankful Thursday.


Today I am thankful for:

*  I got my blood drawn for lab work this morning and they got it on the first stick and I shouldn't have to do this again until January.  Yay!

*  the good Bible Studies we've been having on Wednesday nights at Church.  My hubby is such a good teacher.  He brings it down to my level.

*  that hubby doesn't mind answering my questions at home either.

*  God's been waking me up in the morning to read his word and to get in a walk too.  I'm so glad to be walking again.  I don't know why I stopped, other than being lazy.

*  that hubby and I are starting to cook more at home and not eat out so much.  It's better for our budget and for our waists!

*  that the new season of Duck Dynasty has started again.  It always makes me laugh, but mostly it's so nice to hear them pray and not be afraid to mention the name of Jesus.

*  the beautiful day we had yesterday.  Not super hot, low humidity and beautiful blue skies.  Today is not as nice, but I'm still thankful for a new day.

So that's my list for this week.  What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Time for this week's Hodgepodge.  Hope you'll play along too.  Just click the Hodgepodge Button on the left.

1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?
I can't think of a favorite pink thing.  But I do like pink and in fact, I'm wearing pink right now.

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?
I loved when we jumped on the trampoline.  I hated field hockey.

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?
When I was a very little girl (3-8 yoa) mom and dad had beautiful red climbing roses on the fence that went around our back porch.  I've never forgotten those roses.

4. Do you prefer to read or write?
Read for sure.  I'm terrible at writing and often wonder why in the world I blog.  But I love meeting people and blogging is a great way to do that.

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.' Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?
Depends on what you mean by lazy.  I don't think it's wrong to rest.  I don't believe we need to, or even should be busy all the time.  But if by lazy, you mean not taking care of business and doing what needs to be done ever, then that's not right.  

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?
If it were today, I'd say the Gulf Coast so I could visit my daughter.  I bet I surprised you with this answer!  If you've been here much before then you know I'm a major Disney addict.  However, right now would not be a good time for us to visit Disney as hubby has an injured knee.  He fell a couple weeks ago and really messed it up good.  It's getting better, but is definitely not ready for a Disney trip. 

7. What question do you hate to answer?
How much do you weigh?  lol

8. Insert your own random thought here.