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




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chit Chat. ....this and that


Yesterday was kind of different with the eclipse and all. I didn't go out right at the time of it,but did venture out a while later.
Nature seemed to be confused a bit to me. Most of the birds were quite, while a couple, what seemed to me, were fussing a bit. The crickets were
singing, although the sun was shinning brilliantly.

Birthday gift from my daughter Regina.
I spent the day indoors though  weeding through books. In my downsizing attempts, I have allowed myself one lone bookshelf.  So I can only keep the number of books that will fit the shelf. I have a fancy for books. They have been one category of "stuff" I have had a bit of a problem "letting go" of!
The other is my dolls.
I love my babies 😀
As a matter of fact I bought myself a "new to me " baby off ebay for my birthday, which was on the 16th.
I am 58, and Yes, still very much a doll fan! But I think those of you who have been with me a while at this blog know that about me.



I intend to embrace my doll hobby, as it makes me happy. And I have other things which I enjoy as well that I plan to embrace more than ever. I just want to live what life I have left here joyfully. Of course, being a Christian, my first desire is to be 100 % in the will of God. I will do my best to be so.
I may fail miserably, but God knows me!
I am so thankful for his grace and mercy which is new every morning. Thank you Lord for loving me despite all my shortcomings. I give you the glory, and desire to glorify you in all things.


So what are some of your favorite hobbies?  What makes you happy? I'll be sharing some more on that subject here soon. I have many things that bring me pleasure. I just need to begin remembering what they are, then following through with the thought.
May you have peace and joy in your life.

God bless


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Smiles


My youngest grandchild Audrey is getting big. She will be three in September.  Seems like she was just born. I haven't gotten to spent a lot of time with her as my son works out of town. It's always a blessing when I do see them though. I have two other grandchildren with September birthdays. Jalyn which will turn fourteen and Jaxon is turning eight. Time moves on........


These are my eldest son's children, Colton and Vivian. Christmas will be three years since our family has seen either one of them.
I can only imagine how much they have grown.


My beautiful granddaughters Kalyn and Jalyn.


Sweet vintage Raggedy Ann mug. Gifted to me from a friend.

Bless

Friday, August 11, 2017

Goodbye to a Faithful Pet

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I hope you all have a great weekend. Enjoy whatever it is you will be doing. Almost time for the kiddos to be heading back to school. Before we know it,the holidays will be coming around.


My how the days and months have passed seemingly so quick this year. In just a few short days I will be turning 58 years. Whenever did I get so old? I guess, I should be old,I am a great grandmother for goodness sake! Smile ☺


She is such a nosey little thing.
I am thankful I have her though. As we had to say goodbye to my sweet faithful Lab , Jessie.  She had cancer and it just got the best of her. I will miss her forever. Having Tasha has made it a bit easier to cope.


Jessie was such a wonderful pet and companion. Almost 11 years we had together.