Friday, December 6, 2013

December Aready?

Well this year, I think I am ahead...or at least I am not behind. Don't know how it happened that I actually caught up...maybe it happened because a just burned my to do list and started over with just the important things.
My old list was getting so long, and some of the things had been on there so long, that I was not even interested in doing them anymore.
Now I only have 3 things on the list, cookies, clean and decorate, and cards....then I have nothing to do that I really do not want to do....
Feels GREAT!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Almost the end of November already

Here it is almost the end of November already.
In some ways I am so far behind I will probably not even halfway catch up to where I would like to be, and in other ways I am really ahead. I have a project done that did not have to be done till May of 2014. But I haven't finished the list of things that I wanted to get done today.
Funny how things work out that way sometimes. I could have left the project till April, but it was all just sitting here begging to be done, so I thought, just do it now and then you will have it done.
  I need to go back to the old way of doing things, when I was actually getting a lot more done...then I had lists everywhere reminding me of things that had to be done, and by when they had to be done...That system has always worked for me in the past...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Time slips away

It has been so long since I have been just seems to get hectic sometimes and the time just seems to slip away...Just today I thought, WOW, summer is almost over, there are so many things I wanted to do this summer. It seems like just yesterday I was making those plans for the things I wanted to do when summer finally got here. And now it is almost over and I have not done even one of the things I wanted to.
  So before any more time slips away, I will take one day a week and do those things that I want to do...I will enjoy the remainder of summer and then the fall.
Through the unexpected cancellation of a weekly activity, I find myself with a free afternoon...Now before it gets taken up with the mundane "to do" stuff that I find piling up, I will reserve it for a fun afternoon just for me, and whomever I choose to spend it with....
  Delightful time just for ME! Such a wonderful thought.............................

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Such Fun to Make

I saw these cute little microwave bowls an could not resist making them...They are so useful, and so addictive to make. The first one took me longer than it should have, as is with most everything  when doing the first one, but after that, they just almost made themselves. Of course I had to alter the pattern instructions to suit me... I never can just do it the way the instructions say...I have to add my extras to things. The most time consuming part of making these is all the marking of the batting....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Showers

There was good news and bad news for today. The good news is it was not raining when I got up, the bad news is everything had a coating on white on it. I know this is spring, and spring can be unpredictable, but this is getting a bit tiring. I would love to see a day or two of sunshine.
  Of course it would also be nice if it were to stop raining, just for a couple days would be nice. If it can't stop raining, then maybe of the temperature would rise a bit, like into the 60's or so that would also be nice...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


What happened to Spring, that time when the weather is supposed to be getting warmer and the grass is getting green, the leaves are starting to bud out......Got up this morning to a white lawn...did not stay all that long till it melted, but it was still there. Plus it never got above 40 degrees all day. Has been raining since Sunday...There is no where for the water to go anymore...the river is rising.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Where is Spring?

Well the temperature is dropping and the wind is picking up, so I guess it is a good night to make soup. I have the broth all thawed out, and there are a bunch of vegetables in the fridge that I have to do something with soon, so I will get out the slo-cooker and start cutting them all up. The soup can cook while I sleep, and in the morning it should be pretty much finished as far as everything being done. But soup is so much better after it has cooked for 24 hours. So I will just let it cook all day too. Then either make a loaf of french bread or go to the store and buy one and have nice home made soup for supper tomorrow night.
  Still want to do some cleaning before I go to bed. The house is a tad messy been crafting in the livingroom all day, and the cat did his part by dragging scraps all over the house.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Jesus Loves Me (For Seniors)

While watching a little TV on Sunday instead of going to church, I watched a Church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the Church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age.

After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, and as the applause quieted down he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gate to the podium. Without a note or written paper of any kind he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to speak....
"When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked me to tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50 odd years of preaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heart break and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me................the only thing that would comfort was this verse.........
"Jesus loves me this I know.
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong,
we are weak but He is strong.....
Yes, Jesus loves me...
The Bible tells me so."

When he finished, the church was quiet. You actually could hear his footsteps as he shuffled back to his chair. I don't believe I will ever forget it. A pastor once stated…………….
"I always noticed that it was the adults who chose the children's hymn 'Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of course) during a hymn sing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see they knew it the best."

"Senior version of Jesus Loves Me"

Here is a new version just for us who have white hair or no hair at all. For us over middle age (or even those almost there) and all you others, check out this newest version of Jesus Loves Me.

Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.

Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love

I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.


God Bless Us All !!!

Every day is a gift .. that's why it's called the Present

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Almost the end of February

   Now that we are getting towards spring, it is  finally deciding to act more like winter. It has been snowing for 24 hours now. I think we have caught up with them amount we had last year. This is that nice heavy wet snow, the kind that make nice snowmen.
  I was actually giving some thought to going out and building one. But it was kind of windy out there and I have so much to finish and the time to finish it all is getting short. So I skipped it.
  Tomorrow I will probably have to go out in it whether I want to or not. We are out of a few necessary things like food for one thing.
  Always around this time of the year, I get my snowmen decorations put away, and the last of the Christmas ones that somehow escaped my notice when I was putting the bulk of them away.
   This year I did congratulate myself though for getting the Christmas lights taken down in the enclosed porch before the trees start to leaf out.
   One year I just left them up, one less thing to do at Christmas. I did happen to notice that I have forgotten to take the mini wreaths off the windows so still have that to do...
   It seems like it is always something.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mindless repetition or focused thought?

Ever stop to think of all the things we learned as children that we can now
recite with out any thought to their content, or what they really mean, and how they
can enhance our lives. One of those things in my opinion is the Lord's Prayer. Oh, we can say it without any hesitation, but do we ever really stop to consider what it means?
I was part of a discussion this past week, on what it really means. And how it is an excellent
prayer to say upon arising every morning, and really focusing on it's message.

                           The Lord's Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive our trespasses as we forgive
those who trespass against us.
 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the the kingdom ,and the glory, for ever. Amen

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Proverbs 29:25





Prov. 29:25


You never know

when God is going to bless you!

Good things happen when

you least expect them to !!!


Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,

I thank You for my being able to see

and to hear this morning.

I'm blessed because You are

a forgiving God and

an understanding God.

You have done so much for me

and You keep on blessing me.

Forgive me this day for everything

I have done, said or thought

that was not pleasing to you.

I ask now for Your forgiveness.

Please keep me safe

from all danger and harm.

Help me to start this day

with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.

Let me make the best of each and every day

to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

Please broaden my mind

that I can accept all things.

Let me not whine and whimper

over things I have no control over.

And give me the best response

when I'm pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can't pray,

You listen to my heart.

Continue to use me to do Your will.

Continue to bless me that I may be

a blessing to others.

Keep me strong that I may help the weak...

Keep me uplifted that I may have

words of encouragement for others.

I pray for those that are lost

and can't find their way.

I pray for those that are misjudged

and misunderstood.

I pray for those who

don't know You intimately.

I pray for those that don't believe.

But I thank You that I believe

that God changes people and

God changes things.

I pray for all my sisters and brothers.

For each and every family member

in their households.

I pray for peace, love and joy

in their homes; that they are out of debt

and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this

knows there is no problem, circumstance,

or situation greater than God.

Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.

I pray that these words be received

into the hearts of every eye that sees it

in Jesus ' name. Amen!