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, December 27, 2018

Thankful Thursday



It's Thursday and time to be deliberately thankful.  Click here if you'd like to join in too.  Thank you Rebecca for keeping this going each week.  I'm very thankful for you too.

Here are some things I am thankful for today:

**My husband who brings me breakfast to work everyday so I can have a few extra minutes at home to sleep in.  This is just one of the many ways in which he is so good to me.  Love that man and I'm thankful for him everyday.

**Christmas with my girls.  Now why we couldn't be together in person, we did get together to open presents on in the wonderful world of video chatting.  I so love being able to see and talk to them live.  It's the next best thing to being there.  Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you look at it) I was so involved in what we were doing and talking, I forgot to snap any pictures of the video.  But I just cherish the memories of "being with them".

**Christmas with my brother, sisters, spouses and nephew & girlfriend.  We  all went to my sister's house on Christmas Eve Day.  Hubby made chili and we had delicious desserts and just a great time talking and being together.  Again, I didn't get any pictures.  But I have those wonderful pictures in my mind of being with each other.

**Christmas with my husband's family.  We had a blast talking and eating and just being together.  I did get a couple group shots of this gathering.  Not because of me because I forgot, but my sister-in-law remembered.




**My Grandson who makes me laugh all the time.  My daughter sent me this picture of him on Christmas Day.  I love it so much.

He sure loves his bananas!
**Jesus Christ - and last but definitely not least, I am so thankful that Jesus came to earth and lived and died for me and through Him I have salvation.

So what are you thankful for this week?

Cathy

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wednesday Medley


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1.  Are there candy canes left in your house right now?  Did you hang some on your tree?  Do you even like them?No there are no candy canes in our house and we did not hang any on our tree (this year, but we have in the past) and I really don't like the taste.

2.  Without a graphic, today is also National Thank You Note Day!  I like receiving that thank you note in the mail for a gift I have given.  Are you good about getting thank you notes in the mail after Christmas (or any occasion calling for a note)? Honestly, I'm not very good that this, but I wish I were.

3.  How are you feeling on this day after Christmas?  Tired, let down, still glowing?  I have felt all of those at one time or another and sometimes all of them at once! Tell us about it. I have to go back to work today and I'm tired, but I don't feel let down.  We had a good Christmas and I enjoyed it, but I think maybe I could have used a day of rest before going back to work.  lol

4  It is "tradition" to leave the tree and decorations up until after January 6th, to honor the Epiphany. When will your boxes be packed and put away until next year?  Are you, like me, thinking about doing it right now?Probably after New Years Day, but I'm not sure it will make it until the 6th.

5. Looking ahead to New Year's Eve, do you have plans?  Have you ever celebrated big in New York's Time Square? Would you even want to be there? We do not have plans for New Year's Eve this year except I hope to stay home and read and watch a movie and crochet and just relax with my husband.  I have to work that day, so we may go grab an early supper after work.  No, I have not celebrated in New York's Time Square and at this point in my life I don't think I'd want to.  I do enjoy watching the ball drop on TV though.

6. Tell us something random about your week so far! I loved being able to video chat with both of our girls as we opened presents yesterday morning.  While we couldn't be together we had so much fun doing it this way.  I am so thankful for this technology.  It makes it so much easier being away from our girls.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you have a blessed New Years too.

Cathy

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday Medley



1.  Wednesday, December 19, 2018, is National Hard Candy Day! So the first question today is to ask if you enjoy hard candy, especially the kind we usually see during this festive time of year?  What is your favorite?  Which hard candy brings up the best memories for you if any?
Hard candy is okay, but definitely not a favorite. Butterscotch or lemon drops.  Lemon drops bring up best memories as my mom in her last 10-15 years almost always carried them in her purse and shared them with her granddaughters at church.  They loved it and me too.

2.  Holiday shopping!  Are you finished? If you could spend an entire day in just one store, which one would it be and why?
I'm finished but still waiting on a couple packages to arrive.  I'm not much of a shopper, but it would either be a book store (which I love) or a craft shop like Hobby Lobby.  Why? because I love yarn and I love books.

3.  What holiday dessert describes you and why?
I don't necessarily know of a holiday dessert that describes me.  I'm not even sure what that means.  lol  But I guess you could say they are all sweet and I'd like to think I'm sweet, but probably not as sweet as I'd like.  lol

4.  What is your least favorite holiday side dish?
The side dishes are probably my favorite.  But I guess the least favorite would be cranberries.

5.  Now be real!! There is one on almost every tree. What is the ugliest tree ornament you have ever seen?
I googled to find one and I think this could fill the bill.

6.  Tell us something random about your week!!
We're going back out this Friday evening to look at Christmas lights in the area.  Hubby and I and his parents love doing this.

Thanks for visiting and if you'd like to join in, click here to link up.

Cathy

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Friday Foto Friends

I know I'm a day late, but I didn't want to totally skip Thankful Thursday.  This week I am so thankful for this quote my husband share with us at church.  I just keep thinking and thinking about it.  I am so thankful for what Jesus did for me and sometimes when doubts step in, I think this will help me put things back into perspective. It's not about what I've done, it's all about what He has done.  I hope it will help you also. 


There was no link up yesterday for Thankful Thursday as Rebecca was having surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers that she will recover quickly and completely and that this will be the last time she has to do this.  You can read her prayer request here.



Now, here are a few of my photos from this week.  You can click here to join in with Friday Foto Friends.  You will meet the nicest people there.

I believe Lucy thinks it's time to put down the crochet and pet her.

I love this tree in front of my work.  It's pretty in every season.  They had to cut off a branch or two a year ago, so the shape is not as pretty as it was, but it seems to be growing out of it. 

Sunset Sunday night as we were leaving for church
Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Disney Wednesday Medley












1. On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born. Have you been to Disneyland or Disney World? Can you share a favorite Disney memory?
I have been to Disney World multiple times.  The very first time was the year it opened and there was only the Contemporary Hotel and Magic Kingdom and you had to have tickets for the rides.  

All my memories from Disney are special.  But one of the favorites was the first time we stayed on property with the girls for 10 days.  It was such an awesome trip and I think hubby and I have made true Disney fanatics out of our girls too.

Loved it then and still love it today.

2. The first roller coaster attraction at Walt Disney World was Space Mountain. Do you/did you like roller coasters?
I do like some roller coasters, however I've never really cared for Space Mountain and I really don't know why.  Maybe because it's dark.  I don't know.  However, we were riding the people mover one day and there is a window that you can see into space mountain and the lights were on inside.  It was rather cool to get a glimpse of the actual coaster. 

3. The very first fairy tale that Walt Disney made a cartoon about was Little Red Riding Hood. Did you enjoy fairy tales when you were a youngster or did they scare you? Did you have a favorite?
Yes, I liked fairy tales and I still do.  Probably Beauty and the Beast would be a favorite.

4. In Lady & the Tramp, Tramp’s real name was Butch! Do you have nicknames for your fur-babies and/or for your children?
I did not know this information.  My dog's name is Lucy, but I call her all kinds of names and my grandson is Colton, but I have a tendency to call him Buddy and his mommy calls him monkey.  He's 2 years old and mommy asked him his name the other day and he said Monkey...I suggested to mommy that she might want to start calling him by his real name.  lol

5. I can’t let this day go by without respecting George H.W. Bush, as he lays in state in the Rotunda of our Capital today. He was our 41st President and only the second father to have a son follow him as President of the United States. President Bush loved his colorful socks. I bought Joe a pair of George H.W. Bush socks for Christmas one year. I know Myra has a pair… any other bloggers checking in today who have a pair of the Presidential socks in a drawer at home? How do you feel about colorful socks?
These are the socks (and tie) President Bush will be buried in.

These are like the ones I gave to Joe. He does wear them,
by the way!

I do like colorful socks and below are the ones I'm wearing today.


6. Please tell us something random about your week!
Last Friday evening we went with hubby's parents to a nearby church that was doing a Bethlehem Village.  It was so awesome and we totally enjoyed it.  Here's a link to their website if you are interested.  
This Friday we are planning to go to the "Nights of Lights in Cincinnati.  Here's a link to their website.  We love going out and seeing light displays this time of year.

Click here to join in.


Thanks for visiting.


Cathy


Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday Foto Friends

I'm linking up with Friday Foto Friends this week.  You can click here if you'd like to link up.

While we were in vacation in South Carolina we went to this small community and they had these sleds on several of the corners.  I thought they were really neat, so I think I'll share them with you.






Hope you have a great day.

Cathy

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thankful Thursday


Things I am thankful for today and not in any particular order:

**time to crochet and knit.  I finished this hat the other night for my youngest daughter.  No she wants me to make a new hat for my grandson.  Of course Gigi is always happy for an excuse to buy some new yarn.


**I'm happy to be back home with this little pup.  I sure do miss her when we travel, but she does not travel well and is better off at the kennel.  She seems really happy and content to be home too.

This is right after her bath.  She's not necessarily happy here.  lol

Sacked out with her Santa blanket.
 **My daughters and grandson.  I love my family so much and feel so blessed by God to have them.
I love this photo of them 
 **Hallmark Christmas Movies - I'm glad to have something to watch that I know will be clean and just plain fun.  Hokey...yes, but I still love them.

See I've got the tree up, it's just not decorated yet.

**McDonald's Hot Chocolate.  Sometimes a girl just needs something hot and chocolate on these cold mornings.



**Vacation.  I feel so blessed to have had 2 1/2 weeks of this view and time with family and my hubby where we were relaxed and could do what we wanted when we wanted or do nothing at all.

Sunset

Another sunset
**I'm also thankful for my church family and being back with them to worship together.

Life is good and God is even better.  So what are you thankful for?  If you'd like you can click here to link up with Thankful Thursday.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday Medley



Click here if you'd like to link up with Wednesday Medley.  And thank you Terri for the questions.

1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?
I remember and yes I’m glad the speed limit was raised. 

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?
Miracle on 34th Street

3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?
I tasted 2 sips of champagne one time and I will never do that again. It was awful!

4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?
No I don’t think I’ll be having French toast today. Yes, I do like it but I typically save it for vacation. 

5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?
My tree is up and is lit but is not decorated yet. No I’ve never been to New York or Washington D.C. for the holidays. But I would love to some day..

6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.
I did a virtually 5K last Friday and earned this. 


That’s my 2nd 5K this year and I still have one more to do in December. 

Thanks for visiting. 

Cathy

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Vacation

Hubby and I had a great vacation.  It just flew by so fast and when we think back over to what we did, we have trouble remembering.  Actually there really weren't any big sightseeing things but we still had just the best time.  We relaxed a lot and visited with some family and watched some Hallmark Christmas movies and I spent some time on the beach shell hunting and looking for shark's teeth.  It really was a wonderful and relaxing vacation.  I just feel so blessed.

I'll show you a few pictures of our trip.

Sunrise the first morning

Lunch with hubby's parents - can you see that ocean right there.  We love this place


We took a boat ride and learned all about growing rice in this area back in the day.


We saw this big fella on the river bank.  He was probably at least 6 feet long.



Have to do this every year now.

My sister and husband came down and spent a few days too.  It was so nice being with them.

Shark tooth my sister found (the first of many).  We were all hooked after that.

Went to a neighboring town and had lunch with my husband's cousin and husband and have a real nice fist.

A bunch more shark's teeth

Oh and we did a lot of shopping!  lol

Not the greatest picture, but I had to prove I was there too.  lol

A hat I made while on vacation.
So now, I'm back to work, but we made so many great memories just doing simple things and I will never regret that.

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

Cathy