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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thankful Thursday

I probably won't be doing a lot of blogging while on vacation, but I didn't want to miss Thankful Thursday.  I think it's so important to be intentionally thankful, so here I am.  If you'd like to participate, click here to get to Rebecca's webpage.  Rebecca is our host and if you haven't met her, I know you would really like her. 

Things I am thankful for:

Vacation - It is so nice to get some time away from work and the daily stresses of life 



Hubby - I'm so happy to get this time to spend with him and relax and just enjoy being together.

Ocean - Again this year we are right on the beach.  I'm sitting in the room right now typing this, but the door is open and I'm listening to the surf.  It is just so relaxing.



Balcony - I love spending time sitting on the balcony and looking out and watching the people, the boats, the waves, the birds and just thanking God for it all.

Sitting on the balcony watching the ocean


In-laws - We are so enjoying getting to spend time with my husband's parents.  They are fun to be with and we are blessed to still have them and that they still love to travel.  I am so thankful for the new memories we are making.

Lunch with hubby and the in-laws


Sister - I called my sister our first day here and asked her and her husband to come down and spend some time with us.  And guess what!  They said yes, and should even now be on their way.  They are only staying 3 days, but I am so excited for her to come.  She loves the ocean as much as I do and hasn't been to the beach in 20 years.  I can't wait to get out and walk the beach with her again.  We used to travel together all the time, but it's been a long time now.  It's gonna be so much fun.

God has blessed me so much and being here keeps me continuously in mind of that.

So that's all I'll put for now because I can hear the waves calling me to come back outside.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a blessed day.

Cathy

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday Foto Friends


Click here to join in with Deb for Friday Foto Friends.

This tree is in the lot of our local Taco Bell.  I think I take a picture about every year.  I just love the colors and the shape of the tree.

My little grandson puppy!

A new hat protject I've started.

I love this mum.  It's from my mother's funeral 3 years ago.  I think it gets prettier every year.

Pretty skies in my neighborhood while walking with the dog.  
Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday and that means it's time to be intentionally thankful.  Click here to join in with Rebecca.

This week I'm thankful for:

**Completing the 5K on Saturday:  I already posted about that here on Monday.  But I just want to say again I am so thankful for my cousins who went with me and encouraged me.  With their help and God's help, I made it to the end.  In fact, I signed up for 2 more 5K's to do this year.  They are virtual 5K's and I think I'll walk them on the beach over the next couple of weeks.  That should be a lot easier than in the cold and mud.  lol

**Upcoming vacation and parents:  That leads me to be thankful for my upcoming vacation.  We'll be getting time with my husband's parents.  They are getting up in age and I'm so thankful for any time we can spend with them.  Since my parents are gone now, I'm so blessed to be able to share his parents.

**Changes at work and adjusting:  I'm thankful for the prayers from people about my job situation.  I am starting to adjust to the changes and am learning again how to do the job I did 20 years ago (which has completely changed).  I'm so thankful that I'm starting to pick it up again and I know it's probably really good to have to stretch myself this way.  So if you prayed for me, thank you.

**My oldest daughter:  She turned 27 this week.  I mean, really!  How did that happen?  I am so proud of her and her accomplishments and how hard she is working to earn her Master's.  Again, I am so blessed to be her mom.

So what are you thankful for this week?

Cathy

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday Medley


Click here to join in.


1. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person left, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?
Probably the comic relief.  

2. While watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time or the person who falls asleep?
I don't like scary movies but whenever I watch them, I've mostly got my face hidden behind a pillow.  Always did that as a kid!  lol

3. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?
No, I don't really believe that places are haunted, but see #2.  If I can't stand to watch it on TV then I really don't think I could take the tension of being in a scary place.  lol  The only "haunted house" I like is the one at Disney World.

4. Favorite horror monster or villain?
Again, I don't like scary stuff, but if I had to choose it would probably be Bette Midler's witch character on Hocus Pocus.

5. Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?
Michael Jackson’s Thriller

6. Tell us something random about your week.
Only 3 more days to work and then I'm on vacation for 3 weeks.

Cathy

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Great Pumpkin Run


I did it!!  I completed the 5K Great Pumpkin Run.  It was not pretty, but I finished it and in spite of the horrible, awful, terrible time, I'm still proud of myself.  Because when I hit the proverbial wall in the 2nd mile, I wasn't sure I could complete it, but with the encouragement of my cousin, I made it.  She stayed by me the whole time, even though she normally runs these things.  She was awesome and I'm so thankful she's my family.  Her sister was awesome too and waited for us at the end until I came dragging in.  lol

You know, that's how we should be in our Christian walk.  We should come up along those who are struggling on the road and help them out and encourage them to keep on walking.  If we do that, we'll all make it across that finish line.  It may not be pretty getting there, but we'll make it together and with Jesus.  I've posted a few pictures from that day.

My two beautiful cousins!

Selfies as we were lining up

Selfie fun before the race

It's getting closer to time

Here we are finally at the starting line.

Because of all the rain Friday night and Saturday morning, I was covered in mud when it was all over.  Most everyone was!

My medal!

Hubby rewarded me later with a wonderful hot chocolate from Starbucks.  I think I finally got warm after drinking this.
So that was my adventure for the weekend.  How was your weekend?

Cathy

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday Foto Friends and SkyWatch Friday


Click here to join in the Friday Foto Friends and click here to join in with SkyWatch Friday.

Beautiful Sunrise on the way to work


Another photo of same sunrise


This mum is located where my sister lives



Love this mantle decoration where my sister lives

Decoration in my neighborhood

This is where my sister lives too.  They have such cute decorations.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.

Cathy

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Click here to join in.

Things I am thankful for:

  1.  Beautiful Fall colors and decorations all over the place.

Loving all the fall decorations and this pumpkin is ours.  

  2.  The opportunity to see hot air balloons.  There were 5 of them in the sky at the same time on Sunday afternoon.  The pictures below show the 2 that were closest to us.

Hot air balloons we saw from our yard on Sunday afternoon
 
3.  God's beautiful creation.  Love when he paints with such beautiful and brilliant colors.

Beautiful sunrise Monday Morning

  4.  A quiet serene morning behind our Doctor's Office.  My hubby had an appointment and I waited in the car.  After a bit of looking at this pond from a distance, I had to get out and take a closer look and taken some pictures.  I love the reflections in the water.  Oh and hubby had an excellent report from the Doctor.  Thank you Jesus.

Another beautiful sunrise last Wednesday morning





  5.  Thankful for all of God's beautiful creatures.  This deer was just standing across the pond.  It was dark enough still that I couldn't see him through the camera lens, but I think I still got a couple pretty good pictures.  Of course, I had to lighten it up so we could see him/her.

This deer was on the far side of the pond in the above picture


So what are you thankful for today?

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

Cathy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday Medley




Click here if you'd like to join in.



On this day theme...

1. On this day in 1908, Billy Murray hits the charts with his “Take Me Out to The Ball Game”. Did you watch the MLB playoffs, and are you watching the World Series?
No, I didn't watch the playoffs and no, I'm not watching the World Series. I might if the Cincinnati Reds were in it, but otherwise, no.

2. On this day in 1962, “The Manchurian Candidate”, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, was released. What is your favorite Frank Sinatra song?
"I Get a Kick Out of You" is a good one.

3. On this day in 1968, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithful were busted for pot and released on £50 bail. Has your state approved the sale of medical marijuana? In a nutshell, what are your thoughts on the subject?
It has been approved in my state, however, the process and rules are all still being set up. My thoughts are rather mixed and I'll leave it at that.

4. On this day in 1979, the Guinness Book of Records presented Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as the all-time best-selling singer-songwriter. What is your favorite song by Paul McCartney?
I've never been a Paul McCartney or Beetles fan, but I do like the song "Live and Let Die" from the James Bond movie of the same name.

5. On this day in 2017, Albert Einstein’s “Theory of Happiness” written on a note as a tip for a bellboy in 1922, sold for $1.6 million. His Theory of Happiness is: “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” Was Einstein right?
I agree. And the older I get, the more content I am with what I have.

6. Tell us something random about your week so far…
Nothing too random has occurred yet, but I'm doing a 5K this weekend and that's rather random for me. lol

Definitely having some font problems today. lol  I Think I may have it fixed now.  Let's see!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!

Cathy

Monday, October 22, 2018

Currently

October 22, 2018

Currently I am....

Reading:  Cozy Christmas by Valerie Hansen

Listening to:  Christmas music on Pandora.  Right now it's Katherine McPhee singing O Little Town of Bethlehem and Away in a Manger in a medley.  I'm definitely in a Christmas kind of mood.

Crafting:  Still working on the baby blanket in stripes of blue and white.

Thinking:  Thinking about our upcoming vacation in 2 weeks.

Feeling:  Blessed to have a good job and plenty of vacation time.  This trip will be 3 weeks at Myrtle Beach.

Celebrating:  Being loved by our Lord.  I am just so very blessed.

Grateful for:  The best husband in the world.  He does so much for me everyday.

Weather:  Bright and sunshiny, but pretty chilly!!

A quote I want to share: 




I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting.

Cathy

Friday, October 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Friday Foto Friends




I know I haven't been around much lately.  Things have been crazy at work.  We've had 4 people leave in the last couple of months and while they are doing everything they can to hire replacements, it's taking time.  So, in the meantime, I'm being drawn back in to help do the job I haven't done in almost 20 years.  Fun times.  But I'm starting to catch on and I guess it's good for me to stretch my mind and not be so set in my ways.  Anyway, hopefully I'll be back in the blogging world a little more. 

So yesterday, was Thankful Thursday and I don't want to keep missing this.  I think it's so important to be intentionally thankful and I'm so thankful that Rebecca Jo keeps this link-up going for us.  Click on her name if you'd like to link up too.

This morning on the way to work I looked up when pulling out of the drive and saw the sky and it was absolutely so beautiful.  I stopped at the end of the drive and took these two pictures.



And it seemed the longer I drove the more beautiful it got.  Let me tell you God and I had a wonderful worship service together.  I love when God shows so much beauty in his creation and I couldn't help but praise Him.  God you are so awesome!!

There are so many other things I'm thankful for, but I need to get back to work, lunch break is almost over.  I just wanted so much to get back into the habit of doing this post.  And yes, I know I'm a day late, however, I don't think it's ever too late to praise the Lord.  I'm also linking up with Friday Foto Friends and I hope to be back more often there too.  Thank you Debbie for hosting and you can click on her name to link up there.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday Medley


Terri is giving us something to replace the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  Thank you Terri.

1. What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
I would love to take a train ride across the country.  I think that would be so fun to see the country but not have to be the driver.  I'd also want to stop whenever I wanted (of course, I know that wouldn't be possible on a train, but in my imagination it would be.).

2. Name five songs that you have completely memorized?
Well right now, because of my grandson, I know all the words and motions to Baby Shark.  lol  Then there's, Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me.  Because of my girls when they were little, the Barney theme song.  And number 5 would be a song called I Claim the Blood.

3. What takes up too much of your time?
Social Media

4. What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
Anything to do with demons

5. What’s worth spending more on to get the best?
House repairs - like our new roof.

6. Tell us something random you want us to know about your week..
Our ladies Bible Study group started a new study last night  from Lisa Harper, called "Job, An Unlikely Story of Joy."  It was so good seeing everyone and I can't wait to find out how you get joy from the book of Job.  lol

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.

Cathy

Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Foto Friends

It's Friday which means it's time to link-up with Deb to show your pictures for the week.  You can click here for the link up.

Again, I haven't taken very many pictures this week, but here are a couple of the pretty skies in my neighborhood when I took the dog out early this morning.  I just love it when God paints the skies with pink.






The picture below is of a flag a neighbor has out.  I think it's so cute and it reminds me that fall is just around the corner.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend.

Cathy