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

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Bits of This and That

 Good Monday Morning to Everyone!

Hubby and I had a nice weekend, but I did not even take one photograph.  lol  In general, I did some laundry (so glad the dryer is fixed) and did some reading, and watched some TV with hubby, and just had a fairly quiet weekend.

I'm still reading this book.  I do enjoy books by Karen Kingsbury and this one is good too.  I'm about 80% through it and, who knows, maybe I'll finish it today.  (UPDATE:  I just finished it).  

Not my picture - borrowed from
the internet.

On Friday, hubby and I drove to Kentucky and spent some time at the Viewing Area of the Cincinnati/Covington Airport.  If you've been here very long, you probably know hubby and I have a thing about aviation.  We both enjoy watching the landings and take-offs and we have an app that no matter where we are, if we see a plane, we can usually identify who they are and where they came from and where they are going.  I'm always taking time to look up planes when they fly overhead while I'm out with Lucy.  I can't always find them, but it's fun when I do.  

Saturday, we spent the morning at home and then picked up his mom and went to lunch.  After that I did some Walmarting and we got a Starbucks drink on the way home.  That evening we watched the 4th Harry Potter movie.

Again, not my photo. 
Borrowed from the internet.

On Sunday we went to church and Sunday School and I've attached the video of the morning sermon below.  After that we stopped and picked up some lunch from Skyline Chili and headed home.  We both took an afternoon nap and then back to church for our monthly Hymn Sing (where we spend and hour singing the old Hymns of the church.  I so love the Hymns.


That pretty much wraps up our weekend.  We're at church this morning and hubby is waiting for a video appointment with one of his doctors.  And I'm here, working on this post and soon will be doing some homework from our Bible Study for tomorrow night.

I hope you all had a good weekend and thanks for visiting.

Cathy


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday 9

 

This Night Won't Last Forever Welcome to Saturday: 9


Saturday 9: This Night Won't Last Forever (1979) Unfamiliar with this week's tune.  Hear it here.

 1) This song begins with, "Everybody likes a celebration." Do you have any birthdays or anniversaries coming up on your calendar? My oldest brother's birthday is next week.  But he passed away in 2014 and his celebration will be in Heaven.  He would have been 72 this year.  I miss you Larry but I know you are in a better place and I'll see you when it's my turn.


 2) The lyrics tell us Michael Johnson is stuck at a party while his heart is breaking. He finds it awkward and painful to pretend there's nothing wrong. Are adept at "putting a good face on it?" Or is it easy for others to tell how you're feeling? Sometimes I'm good at hiding my feelings, but not most of the time.  Or maybe it's just depending on who I'm with whether they show our not.

 3) Michael feels like this is going to be a long night. Is there a part of your day when time tends to drag? Or when it flies? When I was working, time really dragged there, but now it all moves pretty smoothly and even fast if you consider I'm already in my 9th month of retirement. 

 4) As bad as he feels right now, he's still hopeful about tomorrow. What are you looking forward to for Sunday? Church services for sure, but especially tomorrow night when we have our monthly Hymn Sing service.  I love these nights.

 5) When he was 13, Michael taught himself to play the guitar. He went on to take formal lessons and mastered classical guitar. What's something you would like learn more about/do better? I want to learn to play the ukulele and/or a dulcimer.  I'm not sure why, but it's been a dream for quite a while.

 6) For a time he performed with a trio known as Denver, Boise & Johnson. The Denver was John. Do you have a favorite John Denver song? Uh!  All of them!!!

 7) He retired to Minneapolis to be near his adult daughter. But he never stopped performing entirely. For years he delighted loyal local fans with with an annual holiday concert on December 26 at Orchestra Hall. Is there a performer you've seen in concert more than once? Multiple Southern Gospel Artists.  Mom and Dad used to take us as kids sometimes and I also went to a couple of the Annual Gospel Quartet Conventions in Nashville with my Aunt and Uncle.

 8) In 1979, when this song was popular, the cable channel ESPN launched. What's the last sporting event that you watched? I'm not too much into watching sports, but I enjoy watching some of the Olympic Sports Events such as gymnastics and ice skating.

 9) Random question: Do you play Wordle? Yes.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Friday, September 23, 2022

Me, from A to Z

Myra posted yesterday an idea she had gotten from one of her blogging friends and challenged us to do it too.  Myra's post is here.  And she has a link to her friend's post if you'd like to read hers too.

I am...

A - Amiable

B - Boisterous (sometimes)

C - Chatty 

D - Dog Lover

E - Encourager

F - Friendly

G - Gabby

H - Happy

I - Inquisitive

J - Joyful

K - Kind

L - Loud, Loving

M - Messy

N - Nice

O - Optimistic 

P - Piano Player

Q - Queen (at least in our home as we always told the girls when they were little.  Dad the King, Me the Queen and they were the Princesses.)

R - Reader

S - Simple (in a good way)

T - Teaser

U - Understanding 

V - Valuable (at least to my husband)

W - Weird

X - eXcited (I think I get to see my grandson again in a couple weeks.

Y - Yappy (Do you get the idea that I might be a bit of a talker?)

Z - Zany (sometimes)

This little exercise was a lot harder than I thought it would be.  Hope some of you will play along.


Cathy


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thankful Thursday

We all have many things to be thankful for, if we just stop long enough to think about it.  And to me, that is the purpose for these Thankful Thursday posts.  Link up is hereIt makes me stop and look back over my week and deliberately think about the things in my life God has blessed me with.   And there are many.  But for today, this is what I wish to post about. 

***I received a 30%off coupon for Kohl's last week.  

***My sister...she's always up for a shopping trip.  I called and asked if she wanted to go to Kohl's as I had that coupon and of course, she said yes.  I picked her up this morning and off we went.  We leisurely shopped and I ended up buy 3 new tops.  Two were left over from summer type short-sleeved shirts and the other is definitely a darker colored dressier blouse for the fall.  I love all of them.  Then we went into TJ Maxx and browsed.  Before you know it, we both had found some fall type tops we loved.  We each brought home 3 from there.  

***Earrings...I was looking for some gold hoop earrings and was going to buy a pair and she told me she had some at home and she no longer wears earrings and said she would give them to me.  So when I dropped her off back at home, I went in with her and she gave me a whole box of earrings.  

***Tomatoes...She also gave me more tomatoes from their garden.  I had to pick them, but I love that and I love the fresh tomatoes!  

***That same sister invited me to a women's retreat they are having next month at her church.  I'm so excited to go.  They have a guest speaker and then break into some small groups and there will be 3 meals provided, plus a craft to make.  

See why I am so thankful for my sister.  She is always doing and giving and is such a blessing to me.  She was pretty much a second mom to me growing up (even though she was only about 5 years older.  After our mom passed in 2015, she really stepped up her game even more.  She has definitely become the matriarch of our family.  I'm not sure she appreciates that necessarily (lol), but we do.  

Beverly, if you should ever read this post, don't be embarrassed cause I know you don't like the mushy stuff.  But thank you and I love you!

Cathy



 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge



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1. Volume 478. Sounds like a lot. Where were you in 1978? If you weren't born where were you in 2008? I was still living at home with my parents on the farm and I was in my 2nd year of working for the police department in my city.  As for 2008, I started writing this blog on September 13th of 2008.  

2. Raise your hand if you remember records playing at a speed of 78 rpm? I do remember as we may have had 1 or 2 of them, but mostly because our stereo had a setting for 78's.  However, when I was young 33's and 45's were what was popular. What's a topic that when it comes up you 'sound like a broken record'? Probably when I talk about loving being retired.

3. What's the last thing you recorded in some way? It was probably a voice mail.

4. Thursday is the first day of fall (in the northern hemisphere). How do you feel about the changing seasons? I like the changing of seasons.  I love living in a place where we see changes from all 4 seasons.  There is much beauty in all of them.  Something you're looking forward to this fall? Our trip to Myrtle Beach.

5. In what way (or ways) are you like the apple that didn't 'fall far from the tree'? I'm very similar to my mother in looks (as I age I look more and more like her) and according to my sister, I act like my mom too.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 



Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tuesday 4 - Autumn Trip

 

Autumn Trip

From Annie "Welcome back to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4 where we put 4 questions up each week for you to ponder and answer.  Then we hope you visit all the other participants too. so we can get to know one another better". Click here to link up.

Let's plan a lovely vacation through New England to see the Autumn leaves..  Money is no object and we have all the time we would like.

1. How many days and  nights would you like to be away? I've never been there, but I think for the first time, 2 weeks would be good.

2. What kind of car would you like to take on this trip? I enjoy traveling in a minivan. Maybe you would enjoy the train? Maybe if hubby did not have knee issues and boarding would be a nightmare.  Would you sail up the coast in a yacht? Probably not.

3. Would side trips be on your agenda? Perhaps to Mystic, Connecticut, Salem, Massachusetts, Plimouth, (yes, they spelled it with an "i" ) Massachusetts, Walden Pond, Lizzie Borden's home or maybe the home of  Emily Dickenson, etc. I think I would enjoy those.

4. Lobster roll, chowders, boiled dinners, brown bread, baked beans,  pancakes with real maple syrup, blueberry muffins, Parker House Rolls (well loved by Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,  the Kennedy clan.), Toll House Cookies, Red Flannel Hash, Tourtiere  pork pie, (Recipe here)— what native foods catch your attention? Lobster Roll, chowders and boiled dinners.

From Annie:  "Here is a recipe  for the hash that I found a while back that might interest you."

   Red Flannel Hash

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) sliced beets, drained and chopped


2 cups chopped cooked corned beef

2-1/2 cups diced cooked potatoes

1 medium onion, chopped

1/4 cup half-and-half cream

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add all remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until lightly browned and heated through, 20 minutes.

Thanks for visiting. 

Cathy



 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Bits of This and That

 We had a pretty quiet weekend and spent a lot of time at home.  We watched some TV and I did quite a bit of reading too.  I'm currently reading, Karen Kingsbury's book called "A Distant Shore."

Picture does not belong to me. 
Borrowed from the internet.

On Friday, a repairman came and fixed our dryer.  It quit heating for some reason and let's face it, a dryer with no heat is pretty useless.  So now, guess who'll be doing laundry tonight (as I didn't do any over the weekend after it was fixed.).

On Saturday, we picked up his mom and went to a Mexican Restaurant called El Toros and I believe all of us enjoyed it.  Then we dropped her off at home and headed to another nearby town and I did some grocery shopping.  Got just a few things.  The most important was a chuck roast and some noodles.  I was definitely in the mood for beef and noodles.  Saturday evening with continued with our Harry Potter marathon and watched #3.

Picture does not belong to me. 
Borrowed from the internet.

Hubby put the meat in the slow cooker before bed and it cooked until we got home from church.  It was delicious!  We had 2 really good services Sunday and I'll post his sermon below.  I took a short nap and then did one of my Bible Study lessons.  


Well, that's pretty much my weekend in a nutshell.  Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 

1. What's something you've learned from a younger person? I've learned multiple new recipes from fellow bloggers that are younger...like this Chicken Tortilla Soup from Overflowing with Thankfulness.  

 2. Are you a perfectionist? No, not really.  Elaborate? I have a tendency to think well, that's not perfect, but it's better than it was.

 3. What makes you cringe? Hearing God's name being used in a cursing kind of way and especially when they say Jesus Christ.

 4. September is National Honey month...do you have bees and make your own? No. Know someone who has bees and they share? I do know someone who has bees, but I've never asked for any from them.  My dad raised them for several years and I always ate that.  Now, I just buy it from the store usually. Your favorite thing made with honey? I don't use honey often, but it's good mixed into peanut butter for a sandwich (although, I seldom do it) and I use honey when making baked beans and really love that.  I suppose Baklava would be my favorite thing with honey.

 5. Where is your happy place? With my husband.  And it's even happier when we are sitting on this balcony overlooking this scene.






 6. Insert your own random thought here.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Tuesday 4

 

We've Got Questions

 
Welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4. Click here to link up.

Here are questions to ponder for this week...

1. Are you happy with the way your life is going?  Yes

2. Are you planning any trips in the future?  Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach in November.  Reservations made last week.

3. Are you reading anything at the moment or do you plan on reading something interesting? I just completed a book (Pegasus by Jean Kuhnke) yesterday morning early.  Last night I started another book (Bamboo & Lace by Lori Wick).

4. What's for supper tonight at your house? Something quick and easy, because our Ladies Bible Study starts tonight,  It will probably be hot dogs or lunch meat sandwiches or maybe even tomato and cheese sandwiches.  UPDATE:  Several mentioned Taco Salads on blog posts today, so I think we'll make a stop at the Taco Truck on the way home so I can get a Taco Salad!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day

Cathy

Monday, September 12, 2022

Bits of This and That

 We had a really nice weekend.  On Friday we went to lunch with Tracy's mom and Kerri and Colton went along.  We had lunch at Fazoli's and while it was good, I believe we all enjoyed the company and conversation more than the meal.  Great Grandma so enjoyed being with our Grandson and I think he enjoyed her too.  Unfortunately, not a one of us thought to take a picture.  I really hate that too, but that's life.

Then on Saturday, Kerri dropped Colton off at our house in the early evening and we had such a fun night together, playing and talking and watching a little TV while eating popcorn and then Colton fell asleep in the recliner in the livingroom and we all slept in the livingroom in chairs and it was good!


And this is the only picture we took of him all evening.

Sunday morning we got up and got ready for church.  On the way, we stopped and picked up breakfast from McDonalds and ate in Tracy's office.  Mommy showed up and around 11:00 they got the call that they had to meet up with Daddy, so they had to leave in the middle of the service.  And that was it and they are home now.  Not very many pictures were taken, but so many wonderful memories made.

Here is this Sunday's sermon...scripture reference in Hebrews.

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

Cathy

Friday, September 9, 2022

Friday Photos



Most of my pictures from this week have been posted already.  Below are some photographs of flowers I took while on a walk on my street Thursday morning. Most of these were growing around mailboxes.

I love the verses in Genesis where it tells about creation.  I love the ones that tell that God said what He made was good.  I agree with Him 100%.  I guess that's why I like the flowers in our neighborhood because they are beautiful and God thinks they are good too.



Evidently Lucy loves these too. I don't even know what they are.
But that doesn't keep us from enjoying them.

I love yellow mums

Beautiful red rose


 Thanks for visiting.

Cathy 


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for the afternoon that we spent with Kerri and Colton.  So fun.  It's been over a year since we've seen them.  He is growing up so fast.  If things go as planned, we'll see them on Friday when we take Tracy's mom out for lunch.  They are planning to go with us.  It's been even longer since they've been with Tracy's mom.  And he's going to spend the night with us on Saturday and he'll go to church with us on Sunday.  Here are some pictures from Wednesday (most of these were taken by Kerri and I stole them off FB).

Playing while waiting for lunch to come

Playing at the outlet mall


Selfie Time

Cutest little boy loves to shop at Disney Stores

Gigi & Colton getting ready to walk into Disney

Love him so much!!

Thanks for visiting.  You can link up here if you'd like to participate.

Cathy

Painted by my daughter several years ago



Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 


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1. Tell us a little bit about the best birthday you've ever had. I have no idea which was best.  Typically, we go out for lunch somewhere (this year was Olive Garden) and have a small cake. Simple is just how I like it.

2. In what way(s) have you changed in the last five years? For one I'm retired now and I truly love the freedom of that.  The other is I'm a cancer survivor (6 years now) and that surely changed my perspective on life and makes me thankful to wake up another day on this side of the dirt.

3. What's your favorite thing about the street on which you live? Our neighbors are really nice and so many have such beautiful flowers, plus it's fairly quiet and a great place to walk.  If I start at our house and walk up to the cul-de-sac and then back that is just over a mile which is what I try to do at least 5 times a week.  Although, sometimes I go over to the other streets and change up my routes.  I really love our neighborhood.

4. The Hodgepodge lands on National Beer Day...are you a beer drinker? No, I've never had one. What's a recipe you make that lists beer as one of the ingredients? I don't have one, however I don't mind beer-battered onion rings.  I just don't make them, I order them at a restaurant. If not beer, how about yeast? Nope, no recipes with that either.

5. As I grow older I would like to be a woman who walks closely with God and shows love and encouragement to all. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.
My grandson and his mom and dad are supposed to be in town tomorrow for a few days.  We won't be seeing Matt as he has a lot going on (which is why they are in Ohio).  Kerri is making plans with friends so we may have some time with Colton with and without her.  We'll see what happens.  That being said I'm really looking forward to seeing my grandson. 

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy 


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tuesday 4 - September

 


September 2022


 
Hello and welcome back to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.   We are so glad you have decided to join in. Click here to link up.

The "Ber" months have begun: September, October, November and December.   Let's talk about  September okay?


1. When you were in school or university, did you look forward to returning? Yes, I did. Why or why not? But I was always very scared the first day, but things usually fell into step pretty quickly.

2. September has Labor Day, which, for many is the signal of summer's end and fall's grand entrance.  Do you celebrate Labor Day in any way or is it just a day off for you? We have celebrated by having picnics in the past, but now we just enjoy it as an extra weekend day.

3. September's birthstone is the Sapphire which is 2nd only to a diamond in hardness. (Ruby is a red sapphire by the way) It comes in many colors.  Do you know your birthstone and do you like it? My birthstone for August is peridot and yes, I like it, but I like a Sapphire better.

4. September's birth flower is the Astor. What is yours? According to my Google search the August flower is actually 2 of them.  Gladiolus and Poppy and it says both symbolize remembrance.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy



Monday, September 5, 2022

Bits of This and That

Happy Labor Day!   Hubby and I had a really nice weekend.  On Saturday we met my sister and her husband and had lunch together.  Later my sister and I went and put fall flowers on mom and dad's grave and also at my brother's site.  I didn't take any pictures this time but they were a beautiful fall orange color.

Finished a book - Infatuation by Jean Kuhnke and then started another one by her called Freya (update:  Actually, I finished this around 4:00 this morning, as we were having lots of thunder, which makes the dog bark, which keeps me up. lol).  My sister found her books (I think she said that she has written over 30 some books so far) and really liked them and she has eventually bought all of them in the Kindle version.  We figured out how to loan Kindle books and she's sending them to me to read now, a few at a time.  So far, most of the ones I've read have been less than 200 pages.  She is a Christian author and she writes a lot of her stories from the mid to late 1800's  history, but at least one I've read has been more modern day.  She is still actively writing, so I'm sure she will be someone I will read for a long time.

  
Images from Amazon (Internet)

Started our annual (however, we missed it last year) Harry Potter Marathon.  We watch one every Saturday night until we're finished.  We should be watching the last one on October 22 and we think the Christmas movies start the next week and vacation starts after that.

Image from Internet

Sunday we had 2 really good services and some Chinese for lunch and a good nap and some reading in between.  Below is hubby's morning sermon continuing on his Series from Hebrews.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Saturday 9 - Blue Collar Man

 

Welcome to Saturday 9. Today's meme is Blue Collar Man (1978) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here

1) In this week's song, we hear a job equated with security. Tell us something that gives you a sense of security. Being with my husband, but most of all knowing Jesus as my savior.

2) Lead singer Tommy Shaw hopes someone will make him an offer he can't refuse. That's a reference to a famous movie quote. Without looking it up, can you name the film? Nope

3) Shaw recalls that this song was inspired by a friend of his, a blue collar worker who had been laid off and was frustrated by the process of job hunting. His friend wanted to work, not fill out forms and job applications and wait days for a response! Do you quickly become impatient? It really depends on what the problem is, but unfortunately I become impatient a lot more than I wish I did.

4) The name "Styx" wasn't the top choice of anyone in the band. As founding member Denis DeYoung recalled, "It was the only name none of us hated." Tell us about a recent compromise you made (which TV show to watch, toppings on your pizza, etc.). The other night we were watching an episode of CSI New York and at the end we found out that there was a Part 2.  I hate to not know the outcome and hubby has no problem with waiting.  So instead of going to another show (which we normally would watch)  hubby agreed to watching Part 2.  That sounds silly because I know we often compromise, but that's really all I can think of right now.

5) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. How many different employers have you had? 1 full-time employer that I started working for at 19 and just retired from 8 months ago.  Before that I had 4 or 5 part-time employers.

6) The first Waffle House was opened on Labor Day, 1955. What's your preference: waffles or pancakes? Waffles

7) Labor Day mattress sales are a big business. Experts tells us we can expect to spend $1,000 for a good-quality queen-sized mattress. Will you be buying a new one -- or perhaps making another big ticket purchase for your home -- before year end? We may buy some easy chairs for our home, but no mattresses right away.

8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue? No plans to.

9) Labor Day is the unofficial start of fall. Have you had any pumpkin spice yet? No.  I like pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll, but that is about the only pumpkin I eat.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Thankful Thursday


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 Today, I'm thankful for a full day at home.  By choice lately I've been going to the church with hubby 3-4 times a week and spending most of the day there.  Today, he decided he had some things he needed to accomplish at home.  So here we are and I'm really glad.  I've been letting some things slide here at home lately and I hope to catch up on a lot of it today.  It's 10:30 and so far I've accomplished:

*Reading the chapters for today in the YouVersion Chronological Plan I started back in mid-January.  Currently, I'm in Ezekiel which has some of those visions that are a little strange.  lol

*Took my 30 minute walk with the dog, while listening to part of a podcast called Back Porch Theology with Lisa Harper  The one I listened to was called "The Great Name Exchange".  I'm only about halfway through it, but it is very good.

*Hubby and I fixed some breakfast and I cleaned up afterward.

*Helped hubby for a few minutes in his office where he's getting ready to install his new computer.  You know, you always need to do some clean-up from the old before you start the new. (well, at least we need to.  lol)

*On my second load of laundry in the wash...the first is drying.

*Cleared out some more things from my closet.  I'm gradually working on that a little at a time.  

Now, I'm taking a break to write this blog and read some others and then will get back to whatever I decide is next.  I also plan to take some time to do some more reading today.  I checked my GoodReads App and found out that I read 10 books in August.  That's a lot for me.  But I really everyone of them.  You can see the most recent ones in my sidebar, if your interested.

Here are some other things I'm thankful for:

*I watched a good movie yesterday on Hallmark called "At Home in Mitford".  I did not realize they had made a movie from that series written by Jan Karon.  It was really good and I hope to re-read that series, plus the new ones she has added to it, some time this winter.

*Hubby's going to make chili today (hey, it's September so don't judge. lol)  

*I've been retired now for 8 months...I can hardly believe it!  

Life is good and I feel so blessed!  

Cathy


Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Wednesday Hodgepodge


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1. Something you've labored over recently? Can't think of anything, other than maybe just regular chores at home.

2. How will you rest on Labor Day? I have no idea as we have no plans yet.  I'm sure some of it will include reading though.
 
3. Margaret Mead is quoted as saying, "I learned the value of hard work by working hard." Would you agree? Where and how did you learn the value of hard work? I believe I learned it from watching my dad and mom all my life.

4. It's National Eat Outside Day (August 31st). Will you? Do you enjoy dining 'al fresco' or prefer indoor seating? I don't think I'll be eating outside today.  Mostly I prefer eating inside unless there is a view of the water (meaning ocean, bay, lake, river, etc.)

5. Somehow it's the end of August. What was the best day of the month for you and tell us what made it so? Probably Saturday the 20th, because we got to have lunch with Kelli, actually she treated us for our birthdays.  We only had a few hours together.  Oh but it was so fun to just talk and talk.  I'm not sure that hubby got to say much of anything.  I don't know who talks more, me or Kelli! lol
 
6. Insert your own random thought here. There was such a beautiful sunrise Monday morning when I was out for my walk.

Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
23 Great is his faithfulness;
    his mercies begin afresh each morning.


Thank you for visiting.

Cathy