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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge




1. Are you currently operating at 100% capacity?
Probably not,
If not, what % are you?
80?
What's keeping you there?
I don't know really. I'm just not sure I'm back as good as I was before cancer.  I'm not complaining and I'm okay with where I am and this could be the new 100% for me.

2. Have you done your taxes?
No
Planned/booked a summer holiday?
We're planning a late April/early May trip but haven't booked it yet.
Thought about or started your 'spring cleaning'?
Thought about it, but haven't started it yet.
Besides what's listed here, tell us one task that needs doing before spring rolls around.
While not necessarily before spring, but sometime this year we need new shingles and some new floors and some painting done.

3. What's a favorite food from your part of the country?

3-Ways (picture from internet)

4. This isn't a leap year, but let's run with it anyway...look before you leap, a leap of faith, grow by leaps and bounds, leap to conclusions, leap at the opportunity...which phrase might best be applied to your life currently (or recently)? Explain.
Leap of faith.  I feel that my faith has really been growing lately.

5. As the month draws to a close list five fun and/or fabulous things (large or small) you noticed or experienced in February.
some beautiful blue sky days
watched the movie Wonder - loved it
quiet evenings with my hubby and the dog
video chats with both girls and the grandson
time to read and crochet more than normal

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Look who fell asleep while eating!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.  Click the button at the top if you'd like to play along or see some other Hodgepodge posts.

Cathy

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thankful Thursday

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Things I am thankful for this week:

Hubby and I celebrated out 29th Anniversary this weekend.  I can't believe we've been married that long, but I am so glad to have had each day with him.  I am so blessed and thankful for him and our life together.

Video chat with my oldest on Tuesday.  I so enjoyed seeing and talking to her.  It's been over a year since we've been together in person, but our video chat was really nice.  Usually we just text or phone call.  The video chat was nice first of all because I could actually see her face and she took me on a tour of her new home and also I got to watch her cooking in her new kitchen.  It was just so fun...almost like being there.  Now if I could just have given her a hug.  :)

Taco Salad - hubby and I made taco salads Tuesday night and I'm at lunch at work while I'm writing this eating the leftovers.  They are just as delicious today as they were on Tuesday.  Of course, the company and setting were a lot nicer on Tuesday.  lol


So what are you thankful for today?

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

Cathy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge





1. Where do you go when you need some inspiration?
The Bible and/or my husband if it's spiritual inspiration I need.

2. What's under your bed?
A couple of  storage boxes of stuff and my sewing box and probably some dust bunnies.

3. Thursday, February 22nd is National Chili Day, National Margarita Day, and National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Of the three which would you most like to celebrate? Is that likely?
Probably Chili Day because I do love some chili in the winter.  Will I celebrate...probably not.  

4. What are you 'snowed under' with right now?
Filing - I have a bunch of stuff that needs to be filed and the old stuff shredded.

5. Tell us three to five things that make you feel balanced?
Wait a minute...who says I'm balanced?  lol  But a couple of things that can help me in that direction are:  eating right, talking walks with my dog, getting a good night's sleep and making sure I pray and read my Bible every day.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
My little cool dude!


Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a great day.

Cathy

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Foto Friends

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I'm linking up with Friday Foto Friends.  I have really missed this the last couple of weeks.  I just haven't had very many pictures worth posting here.  But here are a couple from my week.

I didn't actually take this picture, but my daughter sent it and I think he is so adorable with his little sucker.  Look at those lips.  lol

This is our local city building and courthouse.  I love this old building.  I remember when I was a child it house a movie theater and I remember going there and seeing some Disney movies.

We had a beautiful day earlier this week and I was out walking the dog.  Just couldn't resist those blue skies and white clouds.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a blessed weekend.

Cathy

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thankful Thursday

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I am thankful for the Word of God. I use the YouVersion app and love it so much. I also love seeing scriptures posted on social media that remind me throughout the day of Jesus and a His truths. Here is one I read this morning.






We often say we want to know what God’s will for our life is. And there it is just as plain as day. I’m so thankful for these reminders.

What are you thankful for this week?

Cathy



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. When's the last time you had a heart to heart talk with someone? A change of heart? Experienced figurative 'heart failure?'
Probably with my hubby.  He's my favorite to have a heart to heart with because I can trust it not to be shared about, plus he often has the very best advice if needed.  I also have heart to heart talks with God quite often.

A change of heart - nothing comes to mind. 

Heart failure - again nothing comes to mind. 

2. Champagne, chocolates, flowers...what's your Valentine pleasure? Any special plans for the day?
Flowers or chocolates.  However, we typically do not do Valentine's Day because our anniversary is just 4 days later and that's when we celebrate.  But even then, it's typically not gifts, but just going to dinner together and just being together which is our favorite thing.

3. Are you a hopeless romantic or do you fall more in the category of practical and pragmatic? What's a gesture you find romantic?
I am not a hopeless romantic and probably the most romantic thing to me is a kiss and him telling me just out of the blue and for no reason at all that he loves me. 

4.  Do you ask a lot of questions in life or are you pretty content with what you already know?
I tend to ask a lot of questions.

5. Your favorite power ballad?
This is what we sing to each other:
"I love you truly, oh yes I do.
I love you truly, all through and through.
When I'm not with you, I'm blue.
Oh baby, I love you."
I can't remember where we got it from, but it works for us.  lol

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm currently reading the first 5 books in the Mitford Series by Jan Karon.  I'm enjoying it so far.  Have any of you read them and if so, what did you think?
picture from internet
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. ❤❤

Cathy

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thankful Thursday


Today I am thankful for:

My husband’s good report at his check-up the other day.

The really good Bible study we had last night with the church family.

My church family whom I love and appreciate more and more.

The other night I woke in the middle of the night and a chorus we used to sing when I was a little girl was on my mind. I’ve been thinking about it and singing it off and on ever since. This is what I am truly thankful for.

Thank you Lord for saving my soul.
Thank you Lord for making me whole.
Thank you Lord for giving to me.
Thy great salvation so full and free.

So what are you thankful for this week?

Cathy

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge



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1. February can be a little bit tricky given the weather and the winter and the whatnot. I read a list (here) of things you can do to make your February brighter which included-start planning your next trip, take more baths, make your own chocolate covered strawberries, and exercise in preparation for swimsuit season. Anything on the list you might try? Which suggestion on the list appeals to you most? Tell us something not on the list that helps make your February brighter. 
I love February because it's the month we got married.  We'll be celebrating #29 this year.  On your list I'd say I'd like to be planning our next trip.

2. Tell us about something you've seen or done recently that you'd say was 'super'?
Actually, our life has been pretty quiet and calm lately, but just anytime I can spend time with my hubby (whether at home or out), that is super to me.

3. Best thing you ate in a 'bowl' last week?
Soup beans made by my husband.

4. Something you're 'cheering' for right now?
Can't think of a thing. How about I’m cheering for spring to come. 

5. The Winter Olympics begin Friday, February 9th in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being all in and 1 being no interest whatsoever) how interested are you in the games? Which event do you most want to see (you'll find a list here).
I'd say around 6-7.  I love the figure skating best.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
 Hubby found the old Doris Day Show on Amazon and we’ve been watching that. We’re in Season 2 now and are really enjoying it.  If you like Doris Day, you should check it out. 


Cathy

Friday, February 2, 2018

One Sentence A Day - January 2018

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1.  Lunch with the in-laws at Fazoli's for good food (which mine was free since I downloaded their new app-just had to buy a soda) and great conversation.
2.  Back to work after a long weekend and then an evening at home watching some TV and crocheting and relaxing with hubby.
3.  Fun times with the folks at church tonight, learning and laughing together.
4.  Work day and a cold evening at home.
5.  Met with one sister and my brother and had a fun hour of talking and sharing. So good.
6.  Lunch out with hubby and watching the planes at Cincinnati Airport and crocheting too. Great time with the husband.


7.  Heat problems at church today. 63 degrees is a little chilly but we still had a good service.
8.  Went to work around 3 hours late due to all the ice around our place and I did not want to risk falling.
9.  Appointment with radiation doctor and all looks good but must start working on getting some more movement in my arm back from the surgery and radiation which requires some uncomfortable exercises.
10. Work and church.
11.  I can't remember what we did except go to work because I didn't fill in this day until the 29th.  lol
12.  Went home after work (starting to get pretty bad out) then had beef and noodles for dinner that had cooked all day in the crock pot...delicious!
13.  Spent most of the day at home because of the weather and did some cleaning and crocheting and watched Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets.
14.  Had 2 great services on Sunday and a wonderful nap in the afternoon.
15.  Spent the entire day at home Netflixing, knitting, shoveling snow and just having a great day at home with hubby.
16.  Back to work after a 3 day weekend...enough said!
17.  God worked out a billing problem for my sister from her last eye surgery. So thankful it was taken care of with just one phone call.
18. Can't remember what we did, again, because I didn't fill this day in until the 29th.
19. Took Lucy to a vet appointment for 3 year rabies shot and she weighs 14.1 because mommy may be giving her to many bites of my food.  lol
20. Visited with both my sisters and got to play with their dog and cat.
21.  The highlight was a video chat with my grandson and his mommy (of course we do this lots of days)
22.  Video chat with grandson while he was taking his bath and that boy sure loves his bath.



23.  Dinner with the in-laws after work so hubby could try to help his mom set up her new phone.
24.  Just a normal day but that's good to me because I love our days.
25.  Hubby put a beef roast and veggies in the crockpot for supper and it was delicious!
26.  Came home from work and ordered in pizza and then did some laundry and watched some Netflix.
27.  Great day of reading, crocheting, napping, watching HP and spending time with my husband.


28.  Lunch with hubby’s family and happy 21st birthday to my nephew.
29.  Ran into the grocery to pick up a couple things and a snow squall hit and hubby was in the car and said it went from nothing to the whole parking lot covered in like 3 minutes and then it stopped.


30.  Worked and then had a quiet evening at home.
31.  Took hubby to get his blood drawn early and there was a beautiful sunrise to watch while I waited.


So what did you do in January?

Cathy



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thankful Thursday


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Today, I am going to keep it simple.  I am so very thankful to be alive and able to work and play.  I am so thankful to God for all He does for me daily.  I could not imagine living without Him.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Cathy