Wednesday, June 30, 2010

REDNESDAY: 1st time 4 me

REDNESDAY...with Sue!

My first time participating...
A little whimsy to hopefully make you smile :)

Look who I captured in the Aldi parking lot before going in to get my week's grocery finds a few weeks ago...RED is a GREAT color for him, don't you think??!!! Wonder where he was headed?

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

Saturday, June 26, 2010


join US at Sara's, click her button...
The hummingbirds haven't made an appearance yet; however, the cardinals have been attempting to eat from the new feeder I put out a couple of weeks ago. Some days they are very successful and I get to watch a hub & wife team take turns.

But, there are others who have been visiting and STEALing the bird food....

They almost break their necks hanging over the edge, leaning into the feeding and every once in a while they go flying off the edge of the porch. (I'm still trying to get a picture of that occurring)

One of my best finds @ the thrift store last week for $.50, yes, 50cents...I just love them. They have a sign on the bottom saying they are from Peru. I'm eager to poach some eggs...and I found a great little place to display them!

I bought this little shelf at HobbLobb* ;) during one of their 70% was $4, I believe. It comes in handy for one of my 'note caddies' and is a GREAT place for my car keys (which I can't find if I don't ALWAYS put them in THEIR place...I've already shared the stories about finding things in the 'freezer' that don't 'belong in the freezer', hahaha!

Have a GREAT Sunday!

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

Thursday, June 24, 2010


My DD is out and about again, being the social butterfly she is...and I'm BORED.
Doing laundry and mopping floors can go only SO FAR as a form of summertime entertainment.

How about I start a 'remainder-of- the- Summer' meme? Easy, peasie...a pic or two..a quick note saying whatcha been up to...with a friend...or alone even, like me.

that's why I 'asterisked', is that a correct verb?, my SOUTHERN on the button.

Your blogging buddies would like to hear, see, or imagine YOUR summer, I know.

And, it might be WESTERN...
or NORTHERN, pray tell...("Bless them, Lord, they can't help they might be yankees." 'jes teasin.... ;)

Maybe a charm or memory from the past (when the summertime 'living was easy') hahaha...or even your favorite 'summer' scene from a movie...(sorry, Lid...yes, we can talk musicals, too)

Are you game?? Anyone out there interested?

I could do Mr. McLINKY on Sunday night for Monday morning reading.

Here's a quick, Southern Summery memory: When I was a kid, I loved lying on granny's quilt under the magnolia tree looking up at the clouds deciding what 'pictures' they made...elephants, flowers, faces (like inksplats on paper...a form of childhood psychology, for sure)

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WYW3...what you're working w/ wednesday ;)

For the FIRST TIME...

joining Jessica @ Me & My Bucket for

With our weather being sooooo hot and humid lately, I've been busily crocheting/knitting while creating prayer cloths for our church's prayer ministry...Chicks with Sticks

During the heat it's MUCH more pleasant to work on the smaller projects because there is not A LOT of extra thread lying in my lap. Above is a 'round' prayer cloth I crocheted without a was fun doing the 'bobbles' in the center. Some days I just DO NOT want to follow a pattern.

The purple granny squares were easy to count and worked quickly.
Variegated yarn is another favorite...easy and felt great in my hands since the thread is cotton.

Here are a few of my 'no pattern' experiments....not too bad

The last yellow and white rectangular pieces are our one of our 'official' patterns...with the cross in the center. These only take about 20 minutes each to complete.

Hope you're enjoying your crafts today...

Jer. 33:3

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


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Celebrating her thousandth...
with '10' giveaways :)

Mocha with Linda

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

Saturday, June 12, 2010

PROJECT 365...someone's home from Italy

My 365 week was basically NON-EXISTENT...but, DD's was very much a photo op...

Having spent 10 days in Italy, there are pictures GALORE.
Here are several of her memories...

Flying first into Florence, then on to Venice... gondola rides were a MUST...

Streets of water....

SORRENTO was one of her favorites...
beautiful sunsets were the norm!
Thank goodness they enjoyed WONDERFUL weather

No trip would be complete without 'holding up Vesuvius', hahahaha!


CAPRI was another favorite...just look at those views!

Got a little time in the water...

MORE amazing scenery...

The streets of POMPEY were eery but intriguing...they had learned so much about this period in their Latin class...

lots of walking...
more walking

Culinary school in Rome...LOTS OF FUN learning to make pasta

Gladiator school proved a lot of fun, too! Their teacher has taught stars, like Russell Crowe, to be gladiators in movies!

All of the columns were SOOOO ornate...everywhere you looked.

GELATO was one of the BIGGEST hits of the trip...

Surely wish I could have been on this trip ;)

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


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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

Sunday, June 6, 2010


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

Friday, June 4, 2010

FLASHBACK FRIDAY...sibling stuff

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MY SIBLING BLESSING FROM GOD: an older, awesomely sweet sister! We shared a double bed in our tiny bedroom...saying our prayers nightly, ending with: 'GOOD NIGHT', 'SLEEP TIGHT', 'PLEASANT DREAMS', 'SAME TO YOU!'.

LATER--watching her graduate; attend local college...each caught m attention, helping me see goals as reachable. I wanted to successfully get through school and make my family proud.

NOT LONG AFTER COLLEGE GRADUATION, I cried myself to sleep every night after she married and moved to Charleston, which was 8 hours away from our hometown.

"What was she thinking?!" I mean, he was cute, and sweet, and in the Navy; but, HEY, He wasn't me!" WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT?! HAHAHAHA!

"OUR ROOM" then became 'my' room and it never seemed right (even after Mother let me be bold and redecorate in smiley faces with orange background).

SHE WAS, IS, QUIETER AND MORE STUDIOUS THAN ME. She studied hard, read a lot (She was a 3-year Latin student) and enjoyed basketball in front of the double oak trees with my Daddy in our back yard.

MY EARLY YEARS were spent hangin on monkey bars, ballerina dancing through the house, and flipping handsprings, walkovers and cartwheels, too many to count. She probably wondered "Where in the world did Mother get HER from?" I wasn't loud necessarily but I, for sure, didn't sit still for very long.

MANY DAYS I REMEMBER her busily helping Mother in the house with chores, cooking, and baby sitting for other families. She did all the cooking and housework when Mother had major back surgery that confined her to the bed for months. I remember my sister never complaining about having to pitch in with all of that work. I was so young and didn't have a clue...looking back on it, I feel guilty for not helping more (or at least I don't remember helping).

FIGHTING WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN TOLERATED BY OUR PARENTS...but, I must say, we never wanted to fight. (I'm sure she probably wanted to lock me in a closet whenever I flitted through the house, especially when her boyfriend was there.) But fight?? Nope.


AS AN ADULT LOOKING BACK, I'm sure this had more to do with my sister being an extremely patient person. She was busy giving in to me without my even knowing it. We had a wonderfully peaceful time together.

EVEN WHILE DATING, she and 'cuteness' were often including me on dates and playing games of the day: Operation, Scrabble, and Yahtzee! Remember those fun times still makes me smile.

ONE VERY VIVID MEMORY came after their honeymoon--jumping in the white camaro and "putt putting" until the sun went down on our little town. Surely she would have much preferred staying home and talking 'grown-up' talk with Mother, but my recollection was she wanted to be with me! ;)

BEING A YOUNGER SIBLING gave me a want to "be in on things" so I always wanted to get involved in many groups throughout HIGH SCHOOL. Each class or extra curricular activity challenged me to step up in different ways. Leaving all my friends after graduation caused a big hole in my life for a while...they had temporarily been replacing my 'SIBLING NEED' .

TODAY WE'RE ENJOYING SPENDING TIME TOGETHER WHEN WE CAN. We are especially loving her grand daughter, KATIE, who is growing up with a congenital heart defect. My sister is her primary care giver while my nephew and his wife work to handle their daughter's situation. We are so thankful for today's miracle-working doctors.

...LOOK HOW MUCH SHE'S GROWN!Katie PreschoolI AM SO GRATEFUL GOD BLESSED ME with 'the best' sister.

YA'LL lost out NOT having her ...nanner nanner...:P HAHAHAHAHA!