Thursday, July 29, 2010

FLASHBACK: sunday-school style

Did your family attend church when you were growing up?
Mother always ensured my sister and I went with her to church each Sunday, and I ALWAYS accompanied her to Wednesday-night choir practice. I still LOVE singing.

What are your earliest memories of church?
Mother would 'threaten' to pinch my thigh with her thumb and first finger when I was not properly sitting still or threatening to become louder.
Thank goodness she didn't have to pinch me, i'm sure i would have squealed from the force of her two-finger vice!

Did you attend VBS (Vacation Bible School) when you were young?
Memories don't come back to me about VBS, so I don't believe we attended it if it was happening at our curch.
Sunday School was on our radar, and we weekly ENDURED the little lessons from the HIGHLIGHT-esque pamphlets provided by the church leaders. We RARELY got original lessons provided by the Sunday School teachers.
Today's lessons for children and teens are MUCH better at involving and getting feedback from the children

Was faith a Sunday-only thing or did it impact your life and the things you did?
Our life was very definitely impacted by our faith walk and decisions of what to do. Our parents greatly cared about our influences and they wonderfully provided a safe environment for us at home, school and church.
Our understanding of 'right' and 'wrong' were strengthened from the lessons at church and in our home...there are consequences to our actions and our responsibility is to remember what we learned and follow in that way. Such simple yet important lessons that take you a LONG way to a successful adulthood.

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."Blessings,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Project Simple Pleasures2
she created the Simple Pleasures series, to remind us all to stop, look, listen, and pay closer attention to the small things in life

MY SIMPLE PLEASURE this week: 'listening to our pastor'

our pastor was also being called to simpleness...he reminded the congregation this past Sunday to 'be still and KNOW' in other words...stop/look/listen.

being at our pastor's feet...hearing God's imprint on his heart...hearing God's voice through the pastor's eyes, seeing God's work during our pastor's resting in Him, God providing him a podium of selflessness. our pastor is always reaching out to God's community as His servant.

i am blessed, we ARE blessed, BLESSED indeed.

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Monday, July 26, 2010



Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


it's going to be 94* with a heat index of "Lord knows what"...

it has been horribly hot this week; so I find myself struggling to be thankful. maybe this heatwave is killing some kind of fungus or bugs...i can ALWAYS hope, God's ways are NOT our ways.

now, must go cut grass with the help of a breaking-the-door-down-to-get-to-the-lawn-mower "wanting-to-stay-in-bed-but-her-daddy-put-his-foot-down" 18-yo teen (who looks much better in her shorts than me, hahahaha).

oh, humiliation....goes alongside the embarrassment awaiting me once i've taken my turn mowing around the yard...i'll look like i've just jumped out of the neighbor's pool. (hey, that might be a GOOD idea)

can't i AT LEAST look thinner from all this VAPORING (you know, us southern peaches DON'T sweat) from the continual flashes?!!! THANKFUL is a good word for having the ability/means to cut the grass. there, i did it. sometimes being thankful is painful, too!


as barabara johnson said, "NORMAL" is just a setting on the dryer!!

here to tell you...NOT enjoying 'normal' these days.

HRT(hormone replacement therapy, which really should be named 'HER RECEIVING TORTURE') is NOT working.

flashes have calmed some--able to sleep at least 3 hours in a row last night;but, tell me, wouldn't you enjoy thousands of ants running around under your skin? surely this fun is too good to pass up? (it is just in my imagination though, some doctors have said so)

doctors, please've worked hard trying to get less complaints in this struggle while being wonderfully compassionate. please come on over to my house and i'll give it to for an afternoon of your pituitary gland feeling as if it's swollen to its max just waiting for the opportune moment to blow out your frontal lobe in my body.

just sayin.


'pot' store today...the home d'pot', that is.

finishing my 'project' will be the goal after the yardwork. last week's $5 square trunk FIND from the thrift store is 'gradually' morphing (which did mean the downfall of the five white ducks on the blue background...they ARE NO MORE, bless their hearts, wah, wah, waaaaaaaaah!)

scrounging around in the metal cabinet in the garage proved beneficial...found multiple cans of spray paint; however, they weren't they've run OUT of the good-color and a small investment must be put out for a new can.

once the trunk is complete, our strewn-behind-the-recliner throws will be in their new home.

so, what projects are being tackled at your home this summer?

"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38

Friday, July 23, 2010

FLASHBACK FRIDAY, food thoughts

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What were meals like when you were growing up?
Simple Southern...very little frying due to my Daddy having a heart attack @ 34yo. Mama would "shake-n-bake" so we had some crunch.
Lots of veggies, fresh from Daddy's little garden...tomatoes mainly. We didn't have air conditioning, so summer foods were cold sandwiches, salads...didn't want to make the kitchen hot with the stove.
Did your mom (or dad) cook (and was it from scratch or from a box?) or did your family eat out much of the time?
Daddies cook?? Not in our house. He rarely even went into the kitchen, unless it was to FIX something broken, like the ice maker.
No, Mama used to hand deliver everything to Daddy...tea, peanut butter & cereal...he'd have a snack each night, hand-delivered to the couch in the den, of course.
Rarely did my mama ever get anything out of a box...scratch was her comfort zone...and I learned A LOT! And, her working so hard with the cooking, meant we ate it all; we didn't go out to eat much.
I remember what a BIG DEAL it was the first time we got to eat a ChickFilA sandwich AT THE MALL! In the early 70s our new Mall was THE PLACE to go. Malls were a NEW THING for us and then the WOW of that sandwich just put it over the was sooooo good....but, they WERE $1.00 for a sandwich, so we didn't get them often.
A night out for us when I was growing up was stopping at the KFC on the way home from picking Daddy up from work...had one car and mama would get the car on Fridays to do grocery shopping. I loved Fridays...we'd get to stop for supper.
Did you eat together as a family or was everyone on a different schedule? What did you call meals? (Dinner vs. supper, lunch, etc.)
Suppertime was ALWAYS our tradition, still is...I've worked hard to ensure we sit at the table together--not answering the phone, this is when the machine gets USED.
We struggled with having specific suppertime during travel-ball softball seasons; but, even then, we'd sit together as families and have fund talking. I'm a TRUE believer in keeping supper discussions to POSITIVES is NOT correction time at the table.
Sunday lunch is called Sunday dinner. Period.
What were some of your favorite things that your parent fixed? What did you dislike and vow never to fix once you grew up?
My Daddy's ONE item he cooked...tbone steaks on Saturday nights. He made his own bbq sauce, sweet-savory, that he'd slather on the meat the last 5 minutes before he removed it from the grill...omgoodness, I still can taste the little bit of char mixed with that wonderful sauce.
Mother would always have fresh potatoes, laSeuer english peas, an a small side salad (with Green Goddess dressing as MY choice!)
My Mother's grilled boston butts were AMAZING...just above her roast and gravy(from scratch).
She'd make us saltine crackers, peanut butter, and marshmallows baked in the toaster oven for a quick of my favs, still!
And nothing says Summer to me like Watergate Salad...cold and pistachio jello, what could be better?

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

1 8 oz. tub favorite whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

1 3 oz. box pistachio gelatin

1 Cup cottage cheese (low fat, small curd)

1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained

Combine ingredients, mix well. Pour into a gelatin mold; chill 1 1/2 hrs

Did your family have any food traditions, things that were a must on certain occasions (such as Sunday dinners or holiday meals)?

Lasagna on Christmas Eve...go figure. Sunday Dinner roast.

Did your parent teach you to cook or did you wing it once you were grown?
Mother taught me several baking recipes, like brownies, peanut brittle and I watched a lot. She has received phone calls from me multiple times throughout the years when my interpretation of some of the recipes were blurry...and I have many of her recipes in my box. We LOVE to share recipes and discuss ways to cut the fat and sugar these days.
How similar or different are your family's eating habits today than when you grew up?
Ours are very has been INTENTIONAL. Many families have GiVEN UP on even trying to make supper time together...that will be this country's downfall.
Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."Blessings,

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I'm so glad I visited her today.

Her post made me smile and say, "awwwwwww".

She did something
so sweet.

She gets my VOTE today for the BEST blog of the day...

soooo, this calls for a 'blog award', I think!
even for one of His 'lesser' creations, like a precious little doggie.

After you've left her a nice comment, jump back over here and note what jumped out to you the most, please. You KNOW how I LOVE COMMENTS :)

1 John 5:7 And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."Blessings,

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Project 365 -

Week 29

I'm VERY behind on 365 ; I'll attempt a LITTLE catch up for legacy's the pic for a larger view ;)

ENJOYED walking and later attending orientation for'll be here soon! Here is one of their local book supply store windows :)

Last week I got my new recliner. It spins, rocks, reclines and causes anyone who sits in it to fall asleep :)

with the new sofa bed.
You know....for those 'friends' who will undoubtedly be coming home from college with DD some time over the next four years

Enjoyed lunch @ Einstein's a couple weeks ago.

NOW all my coffee is only $1 a cup the rest of the summer :)

Like my new COFFEE mug?

Jer. 33:3

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."

Friday, July 16, 2010

FLASHBACK's just GOT 2 be heard

Joining Mocha with Linda!

If you can't understand my 'drawl', you can read below...

What sort of sayings, colloquialisms, or proverbs did your family say when you were growing up?

1. Bless your/her heart...
can't begin to number the times I've heard it, said it and had it said to me....mostly in a good way, sometimes in a 'catty' way.

substitute name when I can't remember it's real the term "whatcha-ma-call-it")


When were they used?

1...When trying to empathize with someone after they've made a mistake... or sometimes cattily commenting when you have nothing better to say but you still want to "put on airs" and "be nice", which isn't too nice, is it??

2...ANYTHING can be the object; I especially use it around the house when I'm trying to think of the 'real name of something' and it's just NOT coming from my brain to the tip of my tongue.

3...This term is used when the hammer slips and hits my thumb; when I've dropped another utensil in the kitchen (for the umpteenth time and am tired of bending over an picking it up). I used to say this enough on my first job that one of the managers I used to work along side nicknamed me 'goober' (which here in our part of the country can also mean 'peanut'; people used to ask me why he wanted to constantly call me a peanut, hahahaha!


hat do you find yourself saying that you vowed you would never say?

If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it.
(Granny and Mother used to say this to us non stop...and I DO find myself saying it to DD and thinking about it when hubs might be going on and on about something)

Pitchin' a fit...
(more unhappy toddlers, mad husbands or even hormonal women; also known as 'hissy fits'...I'm doing more of this these day, too, even to myself...b/c I'm less patient with myself than anyone)

Runnin’ around like a chicken with it’s head cut off
(no thought-out plan; irresponsible living)...I often feel this way after I've tromped upstairs again to find out I still don't remember WHY I came up in the first place

What do you say that drives your kids nuts?

Anything I say these days seems to hit nerves...then the rolling eyes, crinkled brows and an extrenmely gutteral, multi-syllabled "iiiiiii KNOOOOOOOOOOOWa, Mom"

Is there a regional aspect to your speech?

Are you kidding? You KNOW you sound somewhat 'different' when people from other places turn and say, "Would you say something Southern?"

Do you have an accent and were you ever teased about it?

Definitely have an 'drawl' or 'redneck lilt', whichever you'd like to call it...but, it's who I am and doesn't bother me too much unless I'm around a large number of 'ferners' who can't understand what I'm saying...then I have to enunciate a little more for them; even though they say we speak slower, I find I have to 'slow down' my speech for them to get it...hhhhhmmm. So I'm

thinking they're more SLOW listeners, hahahaha!

Gotta love Mocha with Linda for Flashback Friday! Y’all head over and join in on the fun!