Saturday, January 13, 2018

Chit Chat




Well, it is hard to believe it is two weeks into the new year.  It seems to me that time has really gotten away from me since Christmas Eve.
I didn't make any resolutions, but I do hope to make good positive changes this year.....healthy ones.
I haven't bounced back from the flu as well as I would have wished to.  I have been more fatigue than usual, and I didn't think that was possible.
I have a doctors appointment on Wednesday. I will talked to him about it then.
To anonymous who commented about the apple cider vinegar.......I am taking a concoction of it made with some other ingredients.  It seems to help some but not as much as you mentioned it does for you. I use the organic with the mother in it. I know apple cider vinegar is good for one in so many ways so I will continue to use it, as long as I don't forget.  Thank you so much for your suggestion. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment.  Please forgive me if I don't always reply, but I do appreciate you all so very much.  Please know that.


My precious granddaughter Vivian.


She will be nine next month. I haven't seen her in more than three years. The last ten years have been some of the hardest of my entire life. I am afraid my  appearance can testify to that fact. I pray these next few years will prove to be much more pleasant. God willing. 

I mentioned in my last post how I wanted to take up another hobby or two. One thing I plan to spend some time doing is Bible Journaling. My daughter Regina bought me a journal bible for my birthday in August last year. As of yet I haven't begun using it, but this will be one thing I plan to begin very soon. I will be sharing that with you here on my blog. So stay tuned in. I wish to make this blog a fun, interesting and sometimes serious place for my readers. I will try to do better....I promise.




I have also begun taking tea every day at 3:30, as long as I am home that is.
I have the alarm set on my cell phone to go off precisely at that time to remind me it's "Tea Time"
I am finding it to be very relaxing.

From the enternet somewhere. Just can't remember where.
I love the work of Beatrix Potter. 
Blessings to all, Shelley

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year


Happy New Year everyone.
I pray it will be a most happy year for us all. I will do my best to think more positive this year. To try and be more active, to eat better, and to take better care of myself over all. Physically, spiritually and emotionally as well.
I plan to dive back into some hobbies that I have seem to lose interest in over the last few years. And to pick up some new "good" habits and shed some old not so good habits.  Eating when I shouldn't, or what food I shouldn't! I have begin putting some of the weight I lost.... Back on. Not a good thing..... At all! I just wish I could gain some much needed energy  and lose some of the dreaded chronic pain that plaques my life so.

Making Cranberry sauce 
So how was your Christmas?
Mine turned out very well, except I had the flu, along with about half of my immediate family. Texas is rampant with the flu right now. My small home was bursting at the seams with children, grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
We had a wonderful time together, but next year we will most likely gather elsewhere.
Somewhere a bit more spacious anyway.  I hope your first day of 2018 has been a great one.   Blessings to all,  Shelley

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tis The Season

Great granddaughter... Eden

And so the Christmas season has arrived. I am trying to keep mine as simple as possible. And to remember why we celebrate Christmas to begin with. Although I know our Lord Jesus was not born on December 25th, it is the day set aside for every believer to celebrate his birth.
Truly, I celebrate Christ in my heart everyday, but Christmas is a very special holiday and  celebration to me. It seems as though the whole world becomes a much more kind and peaceful place during the Christmas season. I just wish it could continue all through the year. There is a great gift of peace in our lives when we accept Jesus as our Savior.
He is the greatest gift ever to mankind. I am thankful to be a child of God.... Without the gift he gave...... We would have been eternally lost.
That is why I celebrate Christmas.

Stars I crocheted for my tree

Reproduction Feather Tree 


My second 🌲 
I do hope your Christmas season has begun in the most blessed way. Keep it simple..... And all should be well.
Blessings to you all, Shelley

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Autumn Blessings


Can you see it way up high? 
It is pretty much the bulk of my Autumn decorating, other than a wreath for the door. Oh and of course...... The turkey on the floor. Autumn Blessings to all of you.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Simple Sunday

Simple pleasures of home 

Hello everyone, it's been a very long while since I have posted on "Simple Sunday ".
So I thought. .....why not.

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I try to always make my Sunday a day of rest and relaxation, if possible.   But some days that isn't possible.  Going to church is always relaxing to me. Coming home from church ,having lunch then a good long nap is wonderful.
Today's lunch was a good hot bowl of homemade soup. It was a cold morning here, and while the sun is now shining in the afternoon, it's still very cool. Which made my soup even more tastier. Hope that makes sense to you ? 😉

Remember. ...living simply is simply the best way to live. I hope my words encourage you to slow down, to rest and simply enjoy your life everyday of the week.
Blessings and thank you for visiting today.




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Seasons Come & Seasons Go


Hello everyone, I can't believe it has been more than a month since I last posted here. I pray you are all well.  More sad news has developed in the world, but I won't dwell on such things today.
Except to pray God be with all those who are suffering.


To speak of more pleasant things, I am so happy that Autumn has arrived.  Howbeit, it doesn't feel to much like Autumn here in my neck of the woods. Yet, our mornings are delightful. And the trees are changing to yellows and browns. The squirrels are scurrying about gathering acorns for their winter store. They are so fun to watch.


I am looking forward to winter days. Soup simmering on the stove, covering up with warm quilts, hot tea,coffee or coco in hand, and curled up with a wonderful book to read. Doesn't that sound so cozy?  I realize some of you may not be a cold weather person, but I am....smile
I am definitely looking ahead to some much cooler days. I just seem to thrive better!
Blessings everyone

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Think on These Things



Hello friends, I trust you are having a good week. My heart has been so heavy from thinking of all the suffering brought on by Hurricane Harvey.  I haven't been watching the news, but hear talk of stories concerning lost of life, etc.  I have been fighting, trying not to fall deeper in the depths of depression.  I am of no good to myself or anyone in such a state!
But it is hard when such disaster is so close to home. I pray for all, those who have lost so much,for those who have extended help, who have put themselves in harms way to rescue people and animals in threatened situations.
Where there are stories of dread and sorrow, there are also stories of miraculous survival.  I will try to think on those things and to be thankful.


Thank you all who were concerned for me as I live in Texas. Only about 300 miles from Houston. We are feeling mild effects from the hurricane here. A drop in temperature, most welcomed!
It has been a bit of respite from the usual heat we feel at this time of the year.

There is always something to be thankful for. Sometimes it may be hard to see, but even in the darkest circumstances.........there is light at the end of the tunnel!

God is in control, may his will be done! Phillipians 4:8