A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Thursday, October 28, 2010

missing family

We are home.....and already missing this family that lives some distance from us. We loved meeting and getting to know our new granddaughter.....saying good-bye...is so hard for this Nana. It was a wonderful vacation. We saw other family members we have not seen for years. I am so thankful for this time with my husband too....now I need to unpack...

Friday, October 22, 2010

family and flavors

We are having a wonderful time spending time with our son and family.
and yessss....this includes meeting our new granddaughter.
Oh my...she is so adorable.
Her mom,Gina is such a great mom and you can tell
that this little girl has sure won her dad's heart !!
It is a blessing to see THEM with this little bundle they
love so much. We are so thankful !!!
Our son owns this coffee maker.
Well, it does Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
So many flavors,
We think is is fun to use.
Do you have one?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cute or what ?

Are these cute or what?
My friend, Karen sent me these for my birthday.
I love the fabric she used to trim these towels.
The neat thing is Karen and I have been friends since
8th Grade
It is wonderful to have friendships
that stand the test of time.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

39 years

Happy Anniversary
to "my guy" !!
"39" years
We were High School sweethearts!
We are still sweethearts.
I am so thankful for this guy...
I praise the Lord for him !

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

8 about me

(My daughter Melissa and I at a Elizabeth George Tea)

These questions were from Susan at: BY GRACE.
I will not tag anyone, but everyone !!
Let me know if you do it so I can check out your answers.
I KNOW I am not doing it like it has been done....what can I say?

1. What is your favorite main dish to eat or to cook?
Meatloaf !!
Plain old Spaghetti
All are comfort foods--
2. What was your favorite pet, anytime in your life?
I think it would be my current little dog, Chloe.
She is my sweet companion as I am home
quite a bit.
3. Do you have any unreasonable fears?
Yes, although I don't know how unreasonable it it ?
"Bedbugs"--from Hotels etc..
Have you seen all the stuff on the news
about those critters?
4. What do you love most about your spouse?
His unconditonal love for me. His devotion to the Lord.
His work ethic. His sense of humor...the list could go on forever.
5. Are you more of a leader or a follower?
Usually a leader.
6. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
Psalms--I love it all, though
7. Is there a hobby or skill you'd like to learn but have never done it,
for whatever reason?
I want to learn how to paint Roses
any teachers out there in my area?
8. What is your decorating style?
Electic, shabby, comfort..love white painted furniture,
Tiffany lamps, this and that...I don't like matchy, matchy--
it seems to Doctor's officey to me...
I know...I am weird.
sooo if you want to do this...feel free...
or add your own questions.
I did this today because it is my birthday

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Best for us

When we pray, we should,
first of all, pray that God's will
would be fulfilled through our lives.
We shouldn't pray simply to obtain things for ourselves,
but we must pray according to God's will.
God only wants what's best for us,
and we should pray for His will to be done.
--Paul Chappell

Friday, October 8, 2010

a believing heart

"Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord."
---John Bailie
This spoke to me this morning.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn at my house

This picture does not do justice to the way the sun hit
the leaves on these trees yesterday morning.
(oops, didn't CROP out my finger)

This is what my desk looks like these days.
Many pumpkins need painting.There are two fall breadcloths that were sewn when my sister Lisa, was here. There is a book there, that I am slowly
plugging away at filling in the blanks.
sorry for this underlining, I don't know how that happened...I will blame it on blogger!

GOODWILL, treasure.
Well at least to me.

A little closer.
I counted up this morning.
Within 1/2 hour radius of my home
there are

My entry.
I bought this little pine dresser
off of Craig's list.
My intention was to paint it
WHITE, of course.
It is in such good shape,
I just don't know.
I LOVE, love, love
if you have a treasure that you are selling,
cheap and it would break your heart IF you heard it was
painted white, don't even tell me.
Just a bit of Autumn from my home

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

more grace

I read this and just had to share it with you. It sure spoke to me.
He Giveth More Grace
Annie Flint Johnson
He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength as our labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials he multiplies peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.

His love has no limits, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Target daze

Why ? Why does this aisle always call out my name?
Is this a favorite aisle of yours ?
Is it the colors, the possibilities?
You know at one time in my life
I thought I would be a school teacher.
Do you know why ?????
ONLY ....
because I wanted to be able to do the bulletin boards !
So so many options...so many colors
how can you have a favorite ?

WOW...this could be fun.
This is what happens when Deby takes her camera to Target !


We have a winner....Cindee from The Casaus House, gave the answer I needed.

It was "Sliver"..not splinter.....I know they are the same. You see, when I saw the little riddle, I was at the bank. It was written on a dry erase board. I couldn't figure it out, so asked.
The lady told me, "sliver". I was surprised, as I had not heard that word for years. That is what we called them when I was growing up...So Cindee...EMAIL me with your address and I will mail you off your little notebook ! Hope you enjoyed this.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

synonymous, clue

ALMOST ALL comments were correct...except that it was not the answer I needed, to be EXACT....and being a VERY fair person...I have given you another clue, in the title of this post.....
Go ahead TRY AGAIN.....

Okay....MANY many many of you are soooooo close...but if you look down, I said, THE ONE THAT EXACTLY that I was given....and no one has met that criteria... I have given you a clue....somewhat.....and you are WELCOME to guess again...think about it....most of you are so so close...first one with the EXACT WORD, I was given wins...

I read this when I was out doing some errands that my husband requested. I had to ask for the answer. The FIRST one to give the correct answer, the one exactly that I was given, WINS !!!
What will you win...I will mail you a little notebook for prayer requests or whatever exactly like the one I picked up for me for my blog-email friends prayer requests. I will not post the comments until I have a winner.
"I went into the woods and got it......I brought it home to seek it....I sat down to find it.....WHAT AM I " ?