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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday 4



1. Do you think the 4th is an important holiday?Why , why not?
Yes, I do think it's important.  I love our country and am proud to be an American.  I'm thankful for each one who gave their life for our freedom and never want to take that for granted.

2. How do you celebrate? If you are not American, do you celebrate your nation's national holiday?
A lot depends on the weather.  Now that our girls live in other states, hubby and I will go watch the parade in the town he grew up in, weather permitting and then we like to watch the local fireworks (our little town does this on the third).  Not sure if all of this will occur this year or now because of the Covid stuff.  I know our town plans the fireworks, not sure about the parade though.

3. In the time of Laura Ingals Wilder,  all Americans read the Declaration of Independence every year on the 4th and lemonade was a big treat for the town picnic.
I've not read the Declaration in quite a while.
 Do you read the Declaration of Independence? Or, your nations important papers?
I have but not recently.
  How about lemonade? Are you a fan?
Yes, I like lemonade, especially pink lemonade.

4. Picnic, eat inside the house or eat out for the 4th?
I prefer eating inside.  I do not do heat very well.

Click here if you'd like to link up for Tuesday 4.

Cathy

Friday, June 26, 2020

Friday Fotos

Here are some photos from my week.




Learning the waffle stitch

2 dishcloths completed this week for our kitchen.  All mine were looking faded and worn

Wish I could sleep like she does.
 Cathy

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Today I am joining in with Rebecca Jo for Thankful Thursday. You can link up here if you’d like to be thankful today too.

I’m thankful for:

** Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation and grace.
** My husband and children and their significant others and my grandchild..
** My extended family
** My home
** My church family
** My health
** My job
** My friends (in real life and the blogging world)
** My puppy
** The birds and flowers and skies and all God’s creation
** Good books to read
** Yarn to crochet with and YouTube videos to teach me how to do new stitches.

I am just so grateful for all God has blessed me with. And even though all these things have probably  been listed here before, I still am thankful for them.

I am blessed

Cathy

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. This time last year where were you?
June 24, 2019 according to my pictures, I was walking around the pond behind our doctor's office.  Evidently hubby had an early morning appointment and I rode with him and took a walk.





2. In honor of National Pink Day (June 23rd) tell us your favorite pink food or beverage. Was it on the menu at your house yesterday? Do you like to wear the color pink? If we came to visit would we find this color in your home decor? Blush-fuschia-salmon-raspberry-your favorite shade of pink?
Favorite pink beverage - Pink Lemonade of course.  No, I did not have any yesterday.  Yes, I like to wear pink in any shade.  My kitchen counters are kind of a pink and gray mix.  Of what you listed, it would be fuchsia.

3. Stop and smell the roses, looking through rose colored glasses, a rose by any other name, not all moonlight and roses, no rose without a thorn...which rosy saying currently fits your life in some way? Explain.
Stop and smell the roses, because I'm trying more and more to look for things to be thankful for and to be aware of what God has done for me.

4. Are you a 'reader'? Do you tend to read lighter books in the summer months? Do you have a summer reading list? If so, give us a title or two.
I am a reader and summer or winter I love to read.  Probably in the summer I love to read books that take place around the ocean, so if you consider that lighter books, then yes I guess i do.  I do not have a summer reading list, I just read whatever I run across that sounds good.

5. Share with us one rose and one thorn from your weekend.
I got to visit with my sister this weekend is the rose and the thorn is that they are mostly still on lockdown and she can't go out at all.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Started and online Summer Bible Study with Kelly Minter on Nehemiah this week.  



Monday, June 22, 2020

My Weekend

We had a really nice weekend.  Friday evening we were home, which I love.  Grabbed a picture of this little bird through the window screen in my kitchen.  He was clear across the back yard.  I seldom use a camera (except my phone), but I kinda like this, so I'll probably be using the camera a little more often now. 



Saturday morning all three of us sisters got to have a visit at the Assisted Living Home our youngest sister lives in.  This is the first time we've all been together since the last of February.  We sat out in the lovely gazebo they have and enjoyed a good chat.  I took one picture but promised I would not put it on social media (they do not like their picture taken, plus we all had on masks) but at least I have it for me.

After that hubby and I went out to lunch and ran some errands and then had the whole evening at home where I did a lot of laundry and watched some TV.

Sunday we had live church again and I so love being with everyone again.  Then we picked up some chicken and went and had lunch with his mama.  Such a nice afternoon.  Hubby got to talk to both girls and also the grandson.  Perfect!

So that was my weekend.  Some running around and some visiting and some relaxing at home.  This is just the way I like it.

So how was your weekend?

Cathy

Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday Fotos - Boys, Puppies, Flowers and Skies

Here are some pictures recently taken, either by me or by my daughter.


Miss Lucy was groomed last week.  

I can finally see her eyes again

Beautiful sunrise

Still beautiful

Flowers in my neighborhood

Love these every year on this mailbox

Looks like a storm's coming

My Little Woody!  Look where he has his gun stuck.  😍
More beautiful skies

Cathy

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thankful Thursday

Click above to join in with Rebecca Jo for Thankful Thursday.

This week I am thankful for (not in any particular order)

**Time with hubby on Saturday to drive the countryside and just enjoy our beautiful state.


**To actually be back at church for the morning service.  It was so good to really see everyone that came again.

**This puppy has a grooming appointment Saturday.  I can barely see her eyes right now.

**Video chats with my grandson and daughter and Marco Polo Chats with my oldest daughter.  So thankful for technology.

**That we found out pretty quickly that another plumbing problem, is just our water softener and we have an appointment to have it replaced on Monday.  Kinda scary in the middle of washing your hair and the water slows to a trickle and then comes out brown.  lol

**Thankful for the face mask that I bought from Rebecca Jo...I had to wear it for the first time at work today.  It is much more comfortable and cute than the ones work provided.  I mean if you gotta wear one, it's nice to have a cute Disney one.  Thanks Rebecca.

**I'm thankful for continued good health and for all of you who visit here.

Cathy

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge




1. What's something you could do today to feel more peaceful?
I did it Tuesday.  I took a personal day and stayed home from work.  We had some plumbing problems and had to wait on a plumber, so I just took the day off.  I did some housework and did some stuff on the computer and relaxed and watched a movie and took the dog on some walks and it was just peaceful.

2. June 2nd is National Rotisserie Chicken day. Who knew? Are you a fan of rotisserie chicken? You've purchased one at your local market for tonite's dinner. Will you serve as is or make something else using the chicken?
I do like Rotisserie Chicken, but I did not know it had it's own day.  lol.  If I bought one, I'd serve it as is with some vegetables.

3. I read a list recently (go here to read more) of 20 of the most beautiful places in America. How many of these have you seen up close and in person? Of the sites on this list that you haven't seen, which would you most like to see?
Antelope Canyon Arizona, Kenai Fjords Alaska, White Mountains New Hampshire, Crater Lake Oregon, The Palouse Washington and Idaho, Grand Prismatic Spring Wyoming, Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Oregon, Horsehoe Bend Arizona, Na Pali Coast Kauai Hawaii, Antelope Valley California, Lake Tahoe California, The Berkshires Massachussets, Maroon Bells Colorado, Angel Oak South Carolina, Acadia National Park Maine, Grand Teton National Park Wyoming, Turnip Rock Michigan, Central Park New York City, Niagara Falls New York, and Skagit Valley Tulip Fields Washington
I have not been to any of these places.and I don't know enough about any of them to pick.  But I'd probably enjoy most any of them.
4. What's one pretty spot you'd add to the list in question #3? Are there travel plans of any kind on your calendar right now? Does that make you happy, anxious, excited, sad, or relieved?
I'd like to see the Grand Canyon!  My plans are to go back to Myrtle Beach in November, Lord willing.

5. Tell us one un-COVID related thing you're looking forward to in the month of June.
Going back to church this Sunday.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Today, June 3rd would have been my dad's 92nd birthday, and my mom's 87th birthday and their 70th wedding anniversary.  Happy Birthday and Anniversary mom and dad!  I miss you and love you.






Cathy




Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Sentence a Day - May 2020



My May one day at a time.

1 - Friday. I listened to the audio version of Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Stone which sure helps the day go faster.

2 - Saturday.  Got to be with Kerri on video while she was waking Colton up to go to the beach, took him a bit but we finally got him to wake up and smile which made my day.

3 - Sunday. Found a nest with 9 duck eggs yesterday after accidentally scaring mama away but mama was back this morning  when we came to record FB live.



4 - Monday.  Had a good day at work, picked up groceries from the Kroger Click List and then had a nice evening at home.

5 - Tuesday.  Had my annual mammogram and all is well...4 years now...thank you Lord!  

6 - Wednesday.  Hubs recorded a Bible Study on FB live..he’s doing a study of Paul and this was the first lesson... I think it’s going to be good. 

7 - Thursday. After work we did an online order and curbside pickup from Walmart for the first time...they did a really good job. 

8 - Friday.  After work hubby and I drove to a nearby town and picked up some City Barbecue...Yum!

9 - Saturday.  Started taking Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother which is supposed to be really good for you...hope it does all they say it can.

10 - Sunday.  After Tracy did his online Sunday morning sermon we went and visited with his mom which we haven't done this whole time...sure was good to see her face to face, plus she got to video chat with both girls while we were there.

11 - Monday.  Back to work and a quiet evening at home.

12 - Tuesday.  Work and then hubby made chili for supper and I worked on the puzzle I started over the weekend which still isn't finished.

13 - Wednesday.  Woke up to a beautiful sunrise with pink skies and after work I got this beautiful wall hanging from my daughter for Mother’s Day. 

14 - Thursday.  Saw a beautiful rainbow on the way into work this morning. 

15 - Friday. Work day and a quiet evening at home. 

16 - Saturday. Walked a virtual 5k in the morning and then got to visit with my younger sister for a couple minutes as she was sitting outside when I arrived to drop some groceries for her.

17 - Sunday. Went with hubby as he did a morning sermon on FB Live and then picked up carry-out from Cracker Barrel and then groceries from Kroger Clicklist. 

18 - Monday. Went to work and then came home and did laundry..exciting stuff!

19 - Tuesday.  Stayed home from work as I didn't get much sleep the night before after finding out that one of the ladies from out Bible Study passed away on Sunday (she was the sweetest and we all loved her and will miss her) and while home I rested, read and finished my jigsaw puzzle.


20 - Wednesday.  Went to church after work so hubby could record his live Bible Study on Paul/Saul and of course, I checked on Mama Duck.

21 - Thursday.  Went to the graveside service of our friend from Bible Study and thankfully, God held off the rain until I was on the way back to work.

22 - Friday.  My sister called me at work and said she was heading to a local florist that had 25 carnations on sale for $7.50 and she picked me up some too.

Love this bright pink color

23 - Saturday.  Hubby and I went out for lunch (first time to eat inside a restaurant) and we went to the nursery and I got our hanging baskets for the front porch and then I went to my sisters and we took a walk in her neighborhood.

Chuy's


24 - Sunday.  Church for hubby's live broadcast and then we took a drive and picked up some lunch and then relaxed at home and went back to my sisters to take another walk together.

25 - Monday.  Went out to lunch with my sister and her husband and then we went to my other sister's and participated in a car parade around the facility - I think it was a success.

26 - Tuesday.  Back to work after a 3 day weekend which is always hard to do.

27 - Wednesday.  Work and then church for hubby to FB live his Bible study on Paul. 

27 - Thursday. Mama Duck and the babies are gone and I didn’t get to see the ducklings. ☹️

28 - Friday.  After work we picked up a couple salads and a small pizza from our friends restaurant and it was delicious as always. 

29 -  Saturday. Ran a couple errands with hubby and then took some of my sister’s summer clothes ro her and then and evening at home. 

30 - Sunday. Church still online and man I’m mussing our church family. 

31 - Monday. Woke up to the water heater not working and tried to light the pilot light but couldn’t, then tried again after work and no go so called a plumber who will hopefully be here tomorrow. 


Cathy


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