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, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Rebecca is on vacation today, but I decided I would still post my thankfulness.  You can click here if you'd like to visit her blog (which I recommend).  There is just no link-up this week.

I'm thankful for:

*  a beautiful blue sky today.  It's a little cool (which I love) but the skies are so blue and it's much appreciated after several days of grey.

*  my sweet grandson wearing the hat I made for him.

* just one more day of work after today before I'm on vacation.

So what are you thankful for this week?


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's surprised you most about your life or life in general?
One thing that surprises me is that I am actually 60 years old now.  Who would've thought?  Another thing is that after 41 years, I'm still working at the placed I started working when I was 19.  My 19 year old self would have never dreamed I would stay this long.

2.  Sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, a baked sweet potato, a bowl of butternut squash soup, a caramel apple or a slice of pumpkin pie...you have to order one thing on this list right now. Which one do you go for?
Sweet Potato Casserole

3. What's a famous book set in your home state? Have you read it? On a scale of 1-5 (5 is fantastic) how many stars does it rate?
I don't know that it's famous, but at least I've heard of the author, although, I've never read the book.  I think I'd like to though.  I need to put it on my wish list at the library.  It's called "The Frontiersmen" by Allan Eckert.

4. There are 60 days until Christmas...have you started your shopping? How do you stay organized for the holidays?
No, I haven't started shopping yet for Christmas.  I'll probably shop some while I'm on vacation next month and then the rest I'll probably do online (which is my favorite way to shop).

5. October 26th is National Tennessee Day. Have you ever lived or spent any time in Tennessee? Is this a state you'd like to visit one day? The top rated tourist attractions in Tennessee are-

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park (Gatlinburg area), Elvis's Graceland (Memphis), Birth of the Music Biz (Memphis and Nashville), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge), Tennessee's Military Heritage (many battlefields), The Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home), The Parthenon (Nashville), Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy, Chattagnooa and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, Downtown Knoxville, Lookout Mountain, The Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge), The Museum of Appalachia (Clinton), and The Lost Sea Adventure (Sweetwater)

How many on this list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see?
I have never lived in Tennessee, but have often vacationed there.  I hope to go back many more times in my lifetime.  I have been to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Elvis's Graceland, Dollywood, Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy,   I've been to Knoxville, but I'm not sure I've been to Downtown Knoxville.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
The good Lord willing, I will be here this time next week.


Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

It's time for Friday Foto Friends where we post pictures from our week.  Click the button above if you'd like to link up.

Here are a couple of random pictures from my week.  Nothing spectacular, but I love taking photos with my phone.

Horses across the street from the exit of our subdivision

Same horses, but a different day

My grandson.  Mommy took his picture in his new outfit. and sent it to me.  Doesn't he look proud.

My grandson's mommy on her way to work I think.
This is my oldest daughter just after getting a fresh haircut.

These are not spectacular pictures as I said above, however the subject matter of the last three are very spectacular.  I love them to pieces.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I love video chat time with my grandson and his momma.  He was eating last night while we talked.

I'm listening to this audobook from the Library.  It is excellent and getting me in the Christmas spirit.  I've listened to several of her books and just found this one.  I'm going to have to see if she has some more.  She's the one who wrote The Christmas Shoes.  Love her books.

Love it when Lucy sacks out with me.

I love making these scripture photos on the YouVersion Bible app.

I am so thankful for the many things and people God has blessed me with.  How about you?  What are you thankful for this week?  You can click the button at the top of the page if you'd like to join in with Rebecca Jo at Knit By God's Hand.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for this past week:

*  Video chats with Colton this week.  Last night he actually smiled and waved and clapped for me.  So fun!!

*  Walks with my puppy.  She wears me out pulling and stuff, but she loves it so much and that makes me happy and thankful.

*  Watching TV with hubby and crocheting, loom-knitting, and working puzzles.

*  A really good nights sleep last night.

*  Walked a 5K on Saturday practicing for the upcoming Great Pumpkin Run.  So thankful to be able to do this because this  time last year there would have been no way.

*  Shopping with my sister Saturday morning.  It's been awhile and it was really fun.

*  3 day weekend because of Columbus Day on Monday.  Loved it.

*  So thankful for the things I am learning about the Armor of God in our Bible Study.  We are so blessed.

So what are you thankful for this week? Click the button at the top if you want to link up.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's time for the Wednesday Hodgepodge.  In fact, I'm running rather late.  Just click the button above if you'd like to participate.

1. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your sense of direction? 1=can't find my way out of a paper bag and 10=if I've been somewhere once I can find it blindfolded ten years later.
I'm probably around a 3 or 4.  Good thing I can read a map or following GPS and I totally love the app called Waze.

When was the last time you looked at/used a map you could hold in your hand? (phones don't count!) 
We keep an Atlas in our vehicle at all times, but I must admit it's been awhile since I've used it.

back east, down south, out west, up north

Choose one of these directional expressions and tell us why you chose it.
Down south and maybe a little back east because in a little less than 3 weeks hubby and I will be in Myrtle Beach!!

2. Did you do more talking or listening yesterday? Is that typical? Describe your yesterday in one word.
Talking probably.  Yes, it's probably typical as I didn't have the nickname Chatty Cathy for nothing.  However, I really do try to listen well to others.  I'm so much more conscious of that than my younger self ever was.  Yesterday was "busy."

3. Time, money, water-power-resources, opportunity...which one on the list are you most guilty of wasting? What might you do to change that?
Time.  Stay off social media, but I don't see that happening anytime to soon.  lol

4. Did  your family take regular vacations when you were a kid? Tell us something you remember about a family roadtrip from your own childhood.
We took vacations about once a year.  Usually around the Christmas holidays and we would go to Florida to visit with my dad's family.  I'm not sure whatever made them do it, but packing 5 kids and 2 adults in a station wagon and driving for 2 days!  I'm not sure I'd call that vacation. haha  But we always had fun and hopefully didn't drive mom and dad too crazy.

5. If you could grow anything you wanted, what would you grow? Why?
I really don't have much desire to grow anything.  Maybe pineapples because I really love fresh pineapple.  Plus it has bromalain in it which is supposed to be really good for joint inflammation and pain.  I just learned about this last week, so I'm trying to eat fresh pineapple more often because the medication they have me on, one of it's side affects is joint pain.  Hoping it will help.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I can't wait to be here in a few weeks.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

I've been missing from Friday Foto Friends for a few weeks.  Thought I'd participate again this week.  You can click the button above it you'd like to participate too.

Lucy on the back of my chair

I love leaving this little notes in public places hoping it will encourage someone

Beautiful pink flowers outside a restaurant

Blue skies and contrails


Our front porch in the dark

Our mums

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Thursday

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Things I am thankful for this week:

*  a husband who took me out on the spur of the moment last Friday night, just because I didn't want to cook or clean-up the kitchen.

*  time at the Cincinnati airport to watch planes on such a beautiful day Saturday

*  2 walks with the puppy on Saturday

Love the puppy paw prints in this picture
*  Lunch with my husband's parents Sunday after church and then a really good nap before evening service

*  These wonderful ladies I do Bible Study with on Tuesday nights.

*  Online grocery shopping and then just pulling in and they load the car...divine!!

*  Enjoying another audiobook at work...Tale as Olde as Time Book 3 in the Twisted Tales series

So what are you thankful for this week?


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1.  Have you ever spent time on a farm? Tell us a little bit about it. Have you ever grown your own pumpkin? Been on a hayride? Driven a tractor? Milked a cow?
Yes.  My parents bought a small farm when I was a freshman in high school and I lived there until I was around 25 or 26 when my sister and I moved to an apartment. I personally never grew pumpkins, but we may have had them in the garden. We did have a garden every year and I helped. Yes, I’ve been on a hayride and I’ve also helped bale hay. Yes, I’ve driven a tractor a couple of times. Dad let me mow the back field with the tractor. That was fun and a bit scary too.    No, I’ve never milked a cow although we had a milk cow for a year.  Loved the fresh milk. I did sometimes feed the cows, pigs and other animals. But actually my dad did most of it. 

2. What's something younger you would like about you now? 
I think my younger self would like to know that I am very happy and very content with my life at this age.

3. What are three things you'd like to do more often? Three things you'd like to do less often?
More often...Read, See my grandson, go to the beach. Less often...go to the doctors, pay bills, worry

4. What's on your nachos?
Beef, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, retried beans and cheese

5. What's the most random thing in your purse or wallet? Does it need to stay there?
My husband’s reading glasses. Yes, so he can read the menus in restaurants or anything else he may need to when we are out.  It keeps him from having to carry them.  Since I usually have my purse it just makes it easier.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
A friend made ham salad sandwiches for our Bible Study group last night and she packed extra for me to take home because she knows I love them so much.  Makes for an excellent lunch as I'm doing the Hodgepodge.  Thanks Jan!!!