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

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday Photos


I've already posted most of my pictures from this week.  But here are a couple of pretty skies I've taken pictures of.





Saw this peacock on the way to church.  It's not the greatest picture, but a car was coming.  I love peacocks and they have a bunch at this farm and I'm always watching for them when we go by.  Actually hubby is the one who saw this one.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!

Cathy

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thankful Thursday

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 Things I am thankful for:

**Mammogram -- good results.  Interesting story.  The lady that did my mammogram told me she is 75 years old and has been doing this for 56 years.  She was amazing!  I thought being 63 and working 45 years was good.  lol  She told me I was too young to retire.  Then rewarded myself with a drink from Starbucks after being a good girl and getting my mammogram again.  lol



**Time to Crochet and Knit in the evenings.

Latest Pony Tail Scrunchy

**Visit with my hubby's mom on Mother's Day.

**Great chicken salad at the Walmart Deli.  I've seen it before but never bought it.  I picked some up Monday night and it is absolutely delicious.  I've been eating it for lunch on low carb bread and man I've enjoyed it.  I'll be buying this again for sure.

**Loving this beautiful Lilac Bush outside my window at work.  Unfortunately I can't see it from my desk, but I see it every morning when I come in.  Finally stopped this morning and took a picture.


Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. It's like my mama always said, "______________________________________________." I really can't think of anything in particular, except, "lower your voice"  I was always at high volume and I think I still am a lot of the time.  lol

2. May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day. What will you be having by way of celebration? I didn't know it and we just had a typical kind of day.  However, I did have a really good chicken salad sandwich for lunch.

3. Describe your idea of a perfect spring day. Temperature in the 60's-70's range with bright blue skies and big fluffy white clouds.

4. Success, fulfillment, growth, achievement...pick one and tell us how it relates to your life in some way, either currently or in days gone by. Growth...I feel like I'm growing in my understanding of the Bible and God's nature.  I know I have a long way to go, but it seems I understand more today that I ever have.

5. I saw this going around on various social media sites and thought it would be fun to answer here. The last thing you bought on Amazon is your weapon in battle. How will you wield it? (if you're not an Amazon shopper, then the last thing you bought online anywhere) The last thing I bought was a knitting machine and I'll just keep knitting until I can smother them with what I made.  lol

6. Insert your own random thought here. In relation to #4 I'm really enjoying the Bible study we are doing on Joseph called "Finding God Faithful" by Kelli Minter.  Very good. If you're looking for a study, I highly recommend it.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tuesday 4 - Summertime

Welcome! We remember Toni Taddeo with her Tuesday 4... 


Let's discuss summer this week...

1. What emotions and feelings does summer conjure up for you?  Fun.  Even though I work, I still think of fun.

2. What's summer weather like in your neck of the woods?  Hot and muggy but not as muggy as being down south.  Air Conditioning is definitely my friend!

3. Got some special summer meals you and your family enjoy?  The traditional hotdogs and hamburgers are a favorite and then anything on the grill.  But my favorite is green beans, tomatoes and corn on the cob.

4. What do you enjoy doing in summer? Sports, trips.. do you go on vacation? I love taking day trips with my husband.  Picking up some lunch and driving to a lake, the river, Amish Country or wherever.  


Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Sentence A Day - April 2021


 April 2021 in once sentence a day:

1 - Thursday.  Back to work for the first day since our trip.

2 - Friday.  Work and then out to dinner with hubby's mom with good food and lots of gabbing.

3 - Saturday.  Went to O'Charlie's for lunch with hubby and ran into Joann's and bought 4 skeins of yarn and then picked up my sister and we did our Wal-marting together.  

4 - Sunday.  Easter Sunday church with several people coming back for the first time in quite a while.

5 - Monday.  Worked and then came home and made dinner and made a hat and a scrunchy.


6 - Tuesday.  Our ladies Bible Study started back tonight after about a year off because of Covid - we were a very small group tonight, but what a sweet time we had together.

7 - Wednesday.  Work and then hubby's online Live Bible Study and then a quiet evening together.

8 - Thursday.  Enjoyed another evening home with hubby after we picked up our taxes from the preparer, so I made another hat.


9 - Friday.  Picked up pizza and salads for dinner and then watched TV and knitted a couple hats.


10 - Saturday.  Got up and made breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen then had to have the dog at groomers at 12:30, then my two sisters and I went Wal-marting that evening.

11 - Sunday.  Had 2 good services at church and a nice little nap in the afternoon and then finished up the week's Bible Study Lessons for Tuesday evening.

12 - Monday.  Had a Dexa Scan (bone density test) which I have to have every 2 years since cancer and then when I got to work found a new Yeti cup on my desk that a co-worker made for us in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.


13 - Tuesday.  Received a delicious box lunch in appreciation for National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week and got news from the Doctor that my bone scan was good.

14 - Wednesday.  After work we fixed Salisbury Steaks for dinner and then hubby did his FB Live Bible Study and then an evening at home taking care of some tasks I've been putting off for a long time.

15 - Thursday.  

16 - Friday.  Took the day off work and attended a couple of Webinars with my hubby in reference to my retirement.

17 - Saturday.  Shopped a little and bought some new summer shirts for work.

18 - Sunday.  Saw a hot air balloon after church.


19 - Monday.  Dentist for cleaning and after work did a birthday drive-by for my Uncle who turned 90., 

20 - Tuesday. It actually snowed this evening...for goodness sakes, it's late April!

21 - Wednesday.  And this is what we woke up to this morning and thankfully it was mostly melted by the afternoon.

22 - Thursday.  Doctor's appointment with regular doctor for hubby and I both and I got a Tetanus booster (which is supposed to happen every 10 years).

23 - Friday.  After work we went to dinner with hubby's mom.

24 - Saturday.  Hubby and I went to lunch at Texas Roadhouse and then ran in to Walmart for some stuff and I placed an order at Joann's and picked that up (what a nice service) and then my 2 sisters and I went to Meijer's for a shopping trip together and I actually left without buy anything....it's been a long time since that has happened.

25 - Sunday.  Just a really nice normal Sunday with church and an afternoon nap.

26 - Monday.  Had my 6 month check up with the oncologist and all is good as far as we know.

27 - Tuesday.  Work and Bible Study and such a great lesson on Joseph.

28 - Wednesday.  Work and hubby's online Bible Study and then some TV.

29 - Thursday.  Salisbury Steak and rice for dinner and laundry and some crocheting and TV.

30 - Friday.  Last day of April and it was just a typical day with nothing out of the ordinary.


Cathy


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. What are some memories you associate with spring? 
Easter always brings fun memories...new dresses for us girls and also for our girls.  Beautiful flowers blooming, warmer weather, spring break and knowing school would soon be out for the summer.

2. April showers bring May flowers...was that saying proven true where you live? Snapdragons, anemones, carnations, lilacs, sweet peas, tulips, lily of the valley, orchids, roses, gardenias...which one on that list is your favorite May bloom? 
Yes, it's true and I have see some beautiful blooms, especially the trees and the magnolias, plus I also like the yellow dandelions.  Here are some photos I've taken this spring.






3. What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them? 
FB, Instagram are probably my biggest time users, but I enjoy them and I just try not to be ridiculous about them.

4. Do you eat beef? Yummy! Yes!! In the course of a week, how often is beef on the menu? Probably at least 3-4 times in some form or other.  A hamburger, steak, prime rib, or a roast beef dinner...which beef entree would you choose and yes you have to choose. Unless you're a vegan, and then you may pass. I like them all, but prime rib is probably my favorite, although I don't eat it often.

5. In what way were you creative during the month of April? Making hats and now making scrunchies (ponytail holders).









6. Insert your own random thought here.  If you're wondering why I am making all of these things, my sister and I have signed up to have a table at a craft show in the fall.  Also, I'm hoping this fall to re-open my Etsy shop.  Plus I'm sure we'll donate hats again for Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day!

Cathy

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday 4 - Times

 

The Times They are A-Changing

Welcome once again to Tuesday4 in memory of Toni Taddeo...Click here to link up.


Lets discuss the times we live in.

1. What changes are you grateful for? I'm very grateful for the internet and technology.  If not for that I would not be able to talk with my girls and grandson "face-to-face" as we live so far apart.  How have things changed  in your life time?  A great example is my work.  When I started 45 years ago we used a manual typewriter and everything had a physical file...today everything is computerized and most files are digital and must easier to use and search.  That's just one thing.

2. Did your parents have things better than you today?  I'd say we're about equal.  They had a good life and so do we.

3. What time period would you rather live in.. or are you okay with today?  I want to live in the time period we are currently in.  I believe I was made to be here now and have no desire to go back in time.   Now, forward into the future....maybe?  

4. What changes would you make for our time to make it nicer/better to live in?  I would only wish that we would be kinder to each other and give each other more grace.  

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

Cathy

Friday, April 23, 2021

Friday Photos

 I don't really have any new photographs that I haven't already posted.  But I thought I'd post this, because I sure would like to be there and seeing this right now.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!

Cathy

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 

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I'm very thankful for the Bible Study we had on Tuesday evening.  It was about Joseph while he was in prison after Potiphar's wife lied on him.  We were reminded that God was with Joseph through all of that time (when he was sold in slavery twice and then thrown in prison).  God didn't remove him from those things, but He was with him and He was kind to him.  He let all that Joseph did prosper.  We were challenged to look for the times in our life that we see God's kindness.  I think that kind of goes along with these Thankful Thursday posts and looking for things to be thankful for.

Then on Wednesday I was listening to a sermon by Priscilla Shirer from several years ago and she was talking about the children of Israel at the Red Sea and how Moses told them to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.  She said there are four things Moses told them to do.

1.  Do not be afraid.  

2.  Stand still. (let God take control and do what He will do.)

3.  Be watchful.  (see the salvation of the Lord)

4.  Be silent. (The Lord will fight for you)

If we are not afraid and we stand still and watch and be silent, we too will see the moving of God in our lives. 

So I am very thankful for the access we have to the truths of God through the Bible and through those who lead these studies.

So what are you thankful for?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 

1. Find a penny. Look at the date and tell us something about your life or what you were doing that year? I have 3 pennies in my purse.  The first two I checked are 2021 and the third is 2020.  That's no fun.  So I went looking and found a 1986 penny.  I was working where I work now, but I was a dispatcher working all 3 shifts monthly (and would never want to work that again).and September 14, 1986 was my 10 year work anniversary.  I wasn't married yet, in fact we hadn't even had a conversation yet, though I sang in his choir. I was 29 years old and lived with my sister in a cute little apartment in town.    

2. Were you given an allowance as a child? Did you have to earn it in some way? Did you learn to save money when you were a child or is that something you figured out as an adult? No allowance and savings came as an adult.

3. April 23rd is National Take A Chance Day...what's a chance you need or want to take? I can't think of anything right at the moment.  

4. What's some outdated slang you seem to use a little too often? Cool!  I really need to quit saying that so much, but I probably won't as it is so ingrained in me.  I even text it a lot.  

5. It's National Poetry month and I always like to make us work our brains a little... Roses are red Violets are blue ....you fill in the rest with something original... 
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm no good at poetry
How about you?

6. Insert your own random thought here.  For goodness sakes, it's April 21st and this is what we get for the weather!!!  It's beautiful for sure, but I'm ready for spring weather, which we've been having by the way, and then this pops up.

Our back yard

Another from our yard

exiting our neighborhood
Small park we pass on the way to work.


I hope you're having a great day and thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday 4 - My Town

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Let's talk about your town this week!

1. Do you like your town? Yes, I do.  Is it a city, town?  It's a city. Can you describe it for us?  Our town is very much rooted in history.  It was first starting to be settled in the 1790's and we have the Golden Lamb which is the oldest continually running inn in the state of Ohio. (at least that's what I've always heard.)  It opened in 1803. We have a population of 20,651 (according to the website) and have 12.9 square miles.   Our main streets in town have really kept the feel of the past times.  We have lots of antique shops, etc and it's just a pretty town.  I don't actually live in the city limits, but I've always lived within 20 minutes or so of town.  Currently I live at the most 5 minutes away.  I really don't want to live anywhere else.  I love it.  

Golden Lamb and people waiting for carriage parade

I love our Town Hall

2. Are there any special points of interest in your town?  See above about the Golden Lamb, plus we have a Horse Carriage Parade every December that is absolutely beautiful.  

Picture from several years ago during the Christmas Festival.  At the night parade they are all lit up and really beautiful.


3.Does your town have parks, restaurants?  Yes, we have several parks and a couple nice restaurants but mostly fast food places.  We are just 30 minutes from Cincinnati and Dayton where you can get most anything to eat, for find most anything to do, such as Kings Island and Water Parks for the summer months.

4. Do you think your town needs changes to make it better and if so what changes would you make?  I would love to see them bring in a couple of really nice sit-down restaurants but otherwise, I pretty much love it the way it is.  Oh and if you want to know, I'm talking about Lebanon, Ohio.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Photos

 

Here are some pictures from my week.

I know I posted this picture yesterday, but I think the moon looks so cool and just could not resist posting it again.

Made these earlier in the week

Love this mug that a friend made and gave to me.



Took this picture of Lucy Wednesday evening.  She looks so cute after having been groomed on Saturday.

For some reason she does not like to look at the camera.  

A friend at work made one of these for all the dispatcher for National Public Safety Communications Week.  I work with some of the sweetest people.  I'm going to miss them when I retire.



I'm also going to miss this tree that is out in front of the police department.  It is beautiful in every season.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy