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 29, 2020

Life Is Just So Daily

If you have a couple minutes (it's only about 3 minutes or so), watch this video of Luci Swindoll.  Life is hard sometimes, Like Lucy, I choose to trust Jesus and His grace and to be happy.



Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Boo, boo-hoo, make a boo-boo, boo(ze)...pick one and tell us how it relates to life lately. 
I really don't think any of these particularly relate to me lately.

2. Do you like the color orange? Would we find this color in your home? Your wardrobe? Peach-pumpkin-tangeringe...your favorite shade of the three listed? 
Yes, I like orange (at least in the fall).  This color is only in my fall decorations in the house.  I don't think I have orange in my wardrobe right now.  For fall, of course pumpkin would be the color.




3. October 28th is National Chocolate Day. What's the last chocolate something you tasted? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being out of this world delicious, how would you rate it?
I had a piece of dark chocolate last night and I'd rate it a 5-6.

4. Life is like a box of chocolates or so says Forrest Gump's mama. Would you agree? Aside from the pandemic fallout tell us one way this saying has played out in your life. 
I'd say that's a fairly accurate saying.  Something is always going on or changing it seems, especially the older I get. 

5. As October winds down tell us three things you loved about the month we're bidding adieu. 
I've enjoyed all the beautiful colors and the cooler temperatures and the anticipation of vacation next month.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I saw this bird in front of our house Monday night and we're trying to decide if it is a hawk or an owl.  I've had several comment on Instagram.  We have almost an equal amount of both choices.  When I was taking the pictures I thought it was a hawk, however, hubby thinks it's an owl (so even we are divided equally.  lol)  So tell me, what do you think?





Hope you all have a great week.

Cathy

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

October Challenge - Scavenger Hunt -- Updated with Scavenger Hunt Reveal

Scavenger Hunt Reveal!









1 - A sign [sign of anything, any material]

new sign in my living room

2 - Think "Outside the Box" on this...something seasonal.

A mug of creamy soup is very seasonal to me for fall and winter.

3 - A yellow leaf 

this plant sits in my office at work, it is from my father's funeral in 2016

4 - Anything of miniature [trinket, jewelry, knick-knack...anything]

This little angel is about 3 inches tall and sits in my office at work

5 - Pumpkin or gourd

mums, pumpkins and gourds in front of my house

6 - Something that is dated* [document, newspaper, screenshot, etc. *show date!]
Pool Sign at Disney dated 8/6/2008

7 - Anything that is lighted [bulb, headlight, lantern, etc.]
light at Animal Kingdom Lodge

8 - Decorated door [entryway...doesn't have to be of the season]

front door wreath in 2009

9 - A printed author's name [book cover, magazine article, TV credit, etc.]
Job Bible Study by Lisa Harper

10- Mystery item. ANYTHING...macro, close-up that will be 'unknown' to us all. We guess what it is!!
Can you guess?


Monday, October 26, 2020

My Weekend - Scooby Fun

 Hubby and I had a quiet weekend, just the way we like it.  Saturday we picked up a sandwich for lunch and ate it in the van and then picked up our order at Walmart.  We stopped at my sisters and picked up a box of items she needed taken to our other sister.  Then we went over and dropped off the box and some stuff we got for her.

After that, we went home and relaxed and then watched the first Hallmark Christmas Premiere movie.  Well, actually, hubby watched it and I fell asleep.  lol

Sunday we went to Sunday School and Church and then picked up lunch at Cracker Barrel and spent the afternoon resting.  I'm feeling better than last week, but still not totally 100%, so the rest was really good for me.  We went back to evening church and then drove over to my brother's church as they were having a trunk or treat.  He told me he made the "Mystery Machine" from Scooby Doo and I just had to see it.  My brother is absolutely amazing at doing stuff life this.  Of course, my brother dressed in a Scooby costume and his wife was Velma, his daughter-in-law was Daphne, a friend was Shaggy and my nephew was Fred (his dog was Scrappy).  It was just all so cute.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of all of them.  It was getting late and they were tired I'm sure.  So just visited for a few minutes and then headed out.




After that we went home and I actually watched the new Hallmark movie, Chateau Christmas and it was really good.  I also finished this hat while watching.  Now to decide if I want to add pompoms to these hats I'm making.  

That was my weekend and now just one more week to work until vacation.  Hope you had a good weekend too.

Cathy

Friday, October 23, 2020

Here Today!

 I've been contemplating stopping my blog, but I read Annie's post today (check it out here!) and decided to not close up shop yet.  I've been doing this awhile and sometimes feel I really have nothing else to say.  But as Annie says, there is always a song or a verse or something we can share and maybe it will help someone else (as her post did for me).

So today, I say hello and I am still here.  Life's kinda quiet and I seem to do the same things most days, but that's okay because I'm still alive and feeling better (been a little sick the last couple of weeks).  I'm still not 100%, but getting closer.  God is still good and that is all that matters!



Have a great day!!

Cathy

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

A Sentence A Day - September 2020


 Here is my September One Day at a time.  


1 - Tuesday.  I started a new hat as I have a goal to try to use up a bunch of my yarn stash because I don't want to buy more until I do.

2 - Wednesday.  Finished the hat I started and found one that I had made a long time ago all except closing up the top of it, so I finished that too.



3 - Thursday.  So thankful my daughter keeps me happy with photos of my grandson and I finished reading "Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio" by Serena Miller (and I've been to Sugarcreek and love to read books that take place in places I've been.

4 -  Friday.  Went to dinner with hubby's mom and had a great time with lots of talking and laughter.

5 - Saturday.  We washed and swept out the van and went to lunch at Longhorn...yummy...and I finished reading "Hunted" by Margaret Daley.

6 - Sunday.  Watched a Veggie Tale movie in Sunday School with the kids (Madame Blueberry) and then a visit with my sisters and a Sunday afternoon nap before heading back for evening service.

7 - Monday.  Day off work and we made reservations for our November vacation and hoping we will get to go.

8 - Tuesday.  Back to work and then daughter sent these cute photos of grandson in his new Baby Yoda PJ's.




9 - Wednesday.  Work and then hubby did live FB Bible Study and I have so been enjoying this study on Paul.

10 - Thursday.  I can't remember but I know I worked.

11 - Friday.  I worked and then hubby and I went to dinner with his mom.

12 - Saturday.  Took my sister's cat to the vet...think we traumatized her trying to get her in the carrier. We gave up and let her ride like this and she was fine.


13 - Sunday.  My baby turned 26...I can't believe it! 


14 - Monday.  Can't remember, but I know I worked.

15 - Tuesday.  Can't remember, but I know I worked

16 - Wednesday.  Colton is 4 today! 


17 - Thursday.  Had an early morning doctor's appointment with my new nurse practitioner then headed out to the airport and flew to Florida and had a fun evening with Kelli watching the new Mulan and eating Chinese carry-out for dinner.


18 - Friday.  Kelli had an appointment at a cute little boutique to try on wedding dresses and she said yes to the dress!  




19 - Saturday.  Kelli and I had a fun morning and went to lunch together and then back to the airport to fly home.  It was a quick trip, but so many fun memories.

20 - Sunday.  So good to be home with hubby again as I sure do miss him when we are apart.

21 - Monday.  Back to work.

22 - Tuesday.  Hubby had an early morning doctor's appointment and I sat in the van and enjoyed this view.


23 - Wednesday.  Again I worked and then Bible Study on Paul with hubby live on FB and I'm beginning to realize I really like Paul.

24 - Thursday.  Can't remember, but I know I worked.

25 - Friday.  Work and then dinner out at Fazoli's with Tracy's mom.

26 - Saturday.  Went to Hobby Lobby and got some fall decorations for inside my house.  You can go here it you'd like to see them.

27 - Sunday.  This was a typical Sunday with church (2 services) and picked up lunch and then took a nap.  Perfect Sunday.

28 - Monday.  Lucy seemed to be scratching more than normal so she had a visit to the vet and he said all is okay.

Waiting in the car.  She would not look at me for a picture.  lol

29 - Tuesday.  Worked and then came home and worked on another new loom hat and finished reading "His Holiday Family" by Margaret Daley and yes, I am reading Christmas books.


30 - Wednesday.  Eye appointment with a new doctor that I really liked and all is well and ordered new glasses.


That was pretty much my month.  

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy


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Monday, October 5, 2020

"Tell a Fairy Tale Day" Virtual 5K


On Saturday morning early, I went out and walked a Virtual 5K in my neighborhood.  I earned this medal for the effort.  I haven't been walking as much this summer, but this I think is helping me to get back on track.  I have another one to do this month.  It's the 2020 Pumpkin Run and usually is done in this area at a place called Bonnie Brook Farm.  But due to Covid, it's a Virtual Race this year too.  For me it is a walk, as I'm not really concerned with the pace, but just want to complete the race.  Although, honestly, I guess I do hope to improve my time some.

Part of the reason my time is a little longer is because I keep stopping and taking pictures throughout my walk.  It was a beautiful morning and we're starting to get some leaves changing colors.  Here are a couple pictures I took.

This is the only one from my yard.






Cathy

Friday, October 2, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 


I am a Survivor.  I was diagnosed in late January, early February of 2016.  I went through months of chemotherapy and then had 2 surgeries and weeks of radiation which ended in December of that year..  

First of all, I am so thankful to God for how He gave me such a peace that I had never had before when I was diagnosed and through all the treatments.  Rarely did I get really scared and I'm the person who has white-coat syndrome really bad.  But that year because of the prayers of everyone, God gave me a peace so that when I went for treatment or for a doctor visit or even surgery, there really was very little fear.  That has got to be a God thing!

I'm also very thankful for my husband and how he was always there with me each step of the way.  He went to every chemo treatment and every radiation treatment except one, I think because he had a doctor's appointment.  He was my rock.

I'm also thankful for my sister who is a 29-30 year survivor.  She called me most days and checked in and was just a real blessing.  She'll never know what she meant to be through that time.  I've tried to tell her, but I just can't really express it fully.

I'm also thankful for every person who said a prayer for me or sent a card or a gift or just a word of encouragement.  You know who you are and I love you.  My church family were also so very supportive.  I can't imagine going through that year with them.

I was blessed with 3 awesome doctors that told me from the beginning they were going for the cure.  They were patient and explained everything they were planning and were just awesome.  Also, every nurse, everyone who administered my chemo, were so awesome!

I am very blessed.

Now, I want to suggest that all of you be sure to get your annual mammogram.  Unfortunately, I hadn't had a mammogram in several years.  Maybe if I had kept up with them, my cancer would not have invaded as much as it did.  I don't beat myself up over it, but I surely don't want you to have to go through what I went through.  Yes, I know mammograms are uncomfortable and sometimes even a little painful.  But trust me it is nothing like all the treatments for cancer.  You better believe I don't miss them any more.  

Take care my friends!

Cathy

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Fall

 Thought I'd show you some of the decorations I have in my house for fall.  Typically I don't do much in the house for fall or outside for that matter.  I usually get a pumpkin or two and some mums for outside and maybe a flag.  I've done the same this year, except I haven't gotten the pumpkins yet.  But this year I added some stuff inside the house.  Some just for fall and some for year round.

I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and bought a couple of things that I really love and mixed that with some stuff I had and some from Walmart.  Hobby Lobby had fall decorations 40% off and Home Decorations 50% off and this lady loves to get some deals.  lol

Here are some pictures.

I loved this and it is so true.  I'm sure it will stay out year round.

I got this arrangement from Walmart (don't mind the ring on the wood behind it, I had a vase of flowers and evidently after filling the water it was still wet.  I need to take care of that, for sure.)

I've had this basket for awhile and decided to add some pumpkins and leaves and stuff to it.  Love the little pumpkin beside it.
This is one of my favorites. 


This is a little metal sign that I chose to hang on the front door for now.  I may end up moving it though because it makes a lot of noise every time I open and shut the door.  lol

Another favorite that I have not hung yet because I'm not sure where I want it.  But I just totally love this one.


So that is all for now, but I had so much fun buying these and decorating my house some.  For some reason, I am really into the oranges this year and all the other fall colors too.


Hope you have a great day!