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, January 31, 2019

Thankful Thursday

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I am so thankful for bath time with this fella last night. Thank you God for this wonderful blessing. 







Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday Medley



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 NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY
In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.
Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This nonlaminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant or try making your own using this recipe: Croissants recipe.


1.  Well, I do love croissants when they are fresh, but day-old croissants need to be turned into a donut.  I happen to really like the croissants that have a donut-like glaze on them!  Sugar overload but so good.  So... do you like croissants?  What is your favorite way to eat them? 
Croissants are good, but definitely not my favorite bread or sweet treat.  But if I’m going to have them, I like them sweet the best.

2.  Speaking of food... How do you handle stress?
Prayer and more prayer.  But I must admit snacking on anything available is my fallback.

3.  Out of the negative emotions of greed, anger, jealousy, and hate, which one would you say affects you the most?
Anger (actually it’s probably irritation more than anger).  The Lord and I are working on this.

4.  Out of the positive emotions of compassion, positivity, enthusiasm, and initiative, which one is your biggest strength?
Positivity.  I feel being an encourager to others is very important and I feel it’s one of my spiritual gifts.

5.  What do you get every time you go grocery shopping, other than the staples such as bread, milk, butter, flour, sugar...
Nothing all the time, but quite often sugar free ice cream, bananas and nuts.

6.  Please tell us something random about your week so far.
We’ve been so busy the last couple of weeks, so I am really enjoying this week.  Tonight will be the 3rd night in a row that we’ll be home.  It’s been so nice to spend time at home with hubby watching TV, reading and crocheting.  We are loving it so much and I think our dog loves it too.  It has also given us lots of time to video chat with our daughter and grandson.

Hope you are having a great week and thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thankful Thursday



It’s really late and I’ve had a really long day and I’m tired, but I still want to take a moment to be thankful. 

Right now I’m so thankful to my brother and sister and their willingness to help our other sister. She is in assisted living and right now there is lots of paperwork we are having to do for her. Both my brother and sister have been working like crazy to get this stuff accomplished and I so appreciate them. Some of the stuff has not been easy and quite frankly it’s rather scary to have to be making these decisions for someone else. It’s hard enough to do it for yourself. So, they will probably never see this post, but if they do I want them to know that I’m so thankful for them. God I ask you to give them a special blessing this week. 

I’m also thankful that I know we can trust God to work out all the details for our sister and her future. 


I believe Corrie tenBoom is so right on the above quote. I believe if we can trust God to take care of us for all eternity, we can surely trust Him with our here and now. 

Jeff, Beverly and Karen, I love all three of you. 

Cathy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday Medley




NATIONAL PIE DAY

National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI π Day.) 

National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!

The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.





1.  Okay, fess up.  Tell us your top three favorite pies, please.  Will you have some pie today?  Chocolate, Coconut Cream and Cherry and I will probably not have pie today, because pie is something I rarely ever eat.



2.  While we are talking about food... are you a picky eater or are you ready to try almost any new food?  What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?  I don’t think I’m a picky eater but there are some things I don’t like and won’t eat.  Liver!



3.  Baking could be considered an art as could cooking.  How do you define art? I think art is a way to express yourself and your feelings about something.



4.  Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please. 





5.  January 23rd is also National Handwriting Day. Do you have nice handwriting? Did cursive writing come naturally or did you practice in those double-lined practice books until your fingers hurt? My writing is semi-readible, but definitely not pretty.  I’m sure I practice, but I really can’t remember that far back.


6.  Tell us something random about your week. I finished a really good book yesterday morning (when I couldn’t sleep).  It’s called “Full Disclosure” by Dee Henderson.  I’ve got two more books by her on my Kindle to read next.  I’ve probably read at least 8 or 9 books by this officer and have loved every one of them.



Hope you are having a great week and thanks for visiting.  Click here if you’d like to link up with Wednesday Medley.

Cathy

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thankful Thursday




It's time for Thankful Thursday again.  I'm so thankful to Rebecca for keeping this going every week.  I need that to help me remember to look back on the week and see all the good things God has allowed in my life.  Click here if you'd like to participate or just if you want to read what others are thankful for.  It can be very encouraging.

As I said in yesterday's post we took Lucy to be groomed on Monday after work (and they did an awesome job) but they also found out that the dew claw on her left back leg had grown around and was into her pad.  Thankfully, they called me right away and let me know and I was able to call the vet and get an appointment for her on Tuesday.  Turned out it really hadn't pierced her pad but it was getting close, so he took care of it for us.  He said it didn't phase her at all.  She never acted like she was having any trouble walking or anything, so we never realized there was a problem (you can bet I'll be watching this in the future).  While she was there he also expressed her anal glands and took care of that issue for now (this is something she has to have done every so often) and he gave her an antibiotic shot just to be sure all is okay.  I love her vet (he is the son of the vet we have used for years) and both of them are awesome because they take time to explain things and tell you how she is doing and seem to really care.  So all that said, I'm thankful for the groomer, the vet and that Lucy is doing well.



Later on Monday evening I was in the dining room and notices the beautiful sky out the back door.  I took a couple of pictures, but they never really do it justice.  But I'm so thankful that God displays his creation so beautifully and gives me opportunities to see it, even through my dirty patio door.  lol


I'm also very thankful for my grandson and getting to talk to him on video.  I know I say that on here pretty often, but he is becoming more and more chatty and it's just so fun.  I'm posting a couple of pictures here after his haircut on Saturday.  I just feel so very blessed to have him and that his mommy is so good about calling and sending pictures and keeping us up-to-date on his life.



So there are a few of the things I'm thankful for this week.  God is so good to me and I never want to fail to thank Him.  I hope you are having a great week and thank you for visiting me here in blogland.  Oh and that's another thing I am thankful for...all my blogging friends.

Have a blessed day!

Cathy

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday Medley



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1.            It may be a little shocking, but National Static Electricity Day is January 9!!  Do you often get shocked often when you touch metal?  Here are some things to avoid!
Actually, I do get shocked quite often in the winter time, but so far it hasn’t been too bad this year.


 2.  There are actually two "National" days worthy of mention! It is also National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.  Our men and women working in many areas of law enforcement put their lives on the line for us daily.  Do you know someone working in law enforcement who you can thank today? 
Actually, I work for our local police department and I am very thankful for each Police Officer and Communication’s Officer I work with.

 3.  At our house right now it is all about football.  Joe's Philadelphia Eagles barely won their game on Sunday to move forward in the playoffs and another chance to play in the Super Bowl this year.  Do you have a favorite team in the playoffs or does football make you yawn?  Is there a Super Bowl party in your future, no matter the teams playing?  I am not a football fan or do I know of any plans for a Super Bowl Party this year, although when hubby was a youth pastor there were many Super Bowl Parties that we threw or attended.

4.  Speaking of parties, there is always lots of food at parties I attend.  Tell us a weird food combination that you really enjoy (or have enjoyed).  It doesn't have to be party food.
I really can’t think of anything weird, at least not that I think is weird.

5.  Since we are on games and parties, what game have you spent the most hours playing?
Recently it would be Words With Friends which I can play on my phone.

6.  Tell us something random about your week so far.
Our little pup was groomed this week and she looks so cute.  I really need to stop waiting so long between groomings.


before


after


 Thanks for visiting.
Cathy

Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday Foto Friends


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This is a photo of one of the watercolor paintings my daughter did for me for Christmas.  Dory is one of my favorite Disney animated characters.  For now I may hang it in my office, but ultimately I think it will end up in my bathroom which I hope to do in the blue and yellow colors soon.



I think the skies are beautiful today.  After so many grey days lately, it's wonderful to have bright blue skies.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday


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Here are some things I am thankful for this week.  They are not in any particular order.
  • Lunch with my hubby on January 1st. We went to a Chinese Buffet for lunch and enjoyed it very much. The food was good and it was a great way to start off the new year. 
I wonder if these will come true.

  • Finished getting all the Christmas put away on Tuesday and I'm so happy to have  our house back to normal. 

  • After lunch and putting Christmas away we relaxed at home that with a little napping and reading. I sometimes think there is no place I’d rather be than in our home with my husband. So blessed. 

  • Love my puppy in the mornings. She makes me laugh because she wants our attention so bad and then she gives me the sad eyes when it’s time to go to work. 
Someone definitely needs a bath and haircut

  • Kroger Click List.  I know I’ve said it before, but I love being able to order my groceries and then just go pick them up.  It made it so easy after work Wednesday and I even had time to take a quick nap before church. 

  • I’m thankful for my new iPad and the cover I got for it.

So what are you thankful for?

Cathy

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday Medley



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Today is  NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY

National Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2nd by millions of science fiction fans across the United States.  The date of January 2 was chosen for National Science Fiction Day as it corresponds with the birth date of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.   National Science Fiction Day is recognized by the Hallmark Channel and the Scholastic Corporation. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Watch some classic science fiction t.v. shows or movies.  Start reading a science fiction novel. Use #ScienceFictionDay to post on social media.

1. Will you observe National Science Fiction Day as recommended above? Do you even like science fiction?
I have no plans to observe the day, but you never know.  Hubby was just telling me last night about a science fiction movie he likes and is wanting to watch again, so maybe?!  Yes, I like some science fiction.

2. Have you chosen a "word" for 2019? Many people do. THIS QUIZ might help you find your word!!
I've been thinking about it, but so far have not picked a word.  I was thinking of loved, because sometimes I need to be reminded that God loves me and is not some big traffic cop in the sky just trying to catch me messing up.  He really wants me to make it to heaven.  So that's one, but Debbie at Breathing Grace said her word is Jesus because He is the answer to everything and that really resonated with me.  So I'm considering Jesus for my word too.  What more could I or anyone need than Jesus?

3. Did you stay up to see the new year in? Are you happy or sad to see 2018 go?
I did stay up, but just barely! lol  I am neither happy or sad to see 2018 go.  It was a decent year.  I am now 2 years cancer free as I finished my final radiation treatment in December of 2016 and I am so thrilled to be alive and well.

4. I really enjoy the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day but rarely get to sit and enjoy the entire parade because I am cooking. Did you watch the parade? Did you cook/eat the traditional foods (pork, black-eyed peas, kraut, greens...) to begin the new year?
No, I did not watch the parade.  I forgot all about it being on, even after reading this question on Monday.  lol  No we didn't cook or eat the traditional foods.  We went out for Chinese and I enjoyed that very much.

5. I have to ask... Resolutions. Did you make any or set some new goals for 2019? Or do you even think about it?
No, I didn't make resolutions, however, I do hope to live a healthier life style and get in a little more movement and better eating habits.  I'm hoping my new Apple Watch will help remind me to move a little more in order to be healthier.




6. Tell us something random about your week.
I had my first cake pop from Starbucks this week and it was delicious!  




Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for visiting me.

Cathy