Thursday, February 20, 2014

Just stinkin’ Thinkin’

please don't steal.  Thanks Judy!Seems I ask myself this on a daily basis anymore.  If you have been around the blog world for awhile you know how uncommitted I have been to blogging.  Life has just taken a whole different look since moving back to Kentucky.  I moved back to my hometown about 2 years ago after being gone for 30 years.  Can you say BIG ADJUSTMENT?  It has been, but it has been a great move back.  The only upsetting fact is my grown children and grandson are still in Maryland.  However God has provided me the opportunity to see them about 3 months or so since the move.  Usually my mom and I travel up there ever three months unless they are coming home.

1957 Boarding the Dog

It’s a 12 hour drive, but mom and I take our time and stop every few hours to stretch our legs and  take the much needed potty breaks. 

My dear daughter and I Skype quite frequently so I can watch my grandson Kyle (15 months)grow up.  Sometimes it is hard to see him and know that I can’t get to him, but I do love  having the option as to not.  Sometimes technology amazes me.


Kyle at 1 year.  Do they come any cuter?  He is such a joy.  I love him so much, as I do these little munchkins.

my kids

Wesley, Tori, Derek (Christmas 2013)

I am so happy with the advances in most of the technology world.  I remember about 100 years ago(okay not really 100) but thirty years ago living in Rota Spain and wishing I could call home.  One phone call for about a hour talk time would cost around $300.  Something that my parents and in-laws and us would take turns doing.  But now we have all kinds of internet options to stay in contact with family and friends that are half way around the world.  Which I am so happy for, since my youngest son is getting ready to join the Navy.  He leaves for boot camp on March 4.  He is following in his father’s footsteps.

All the technologies got me to thinking…..which technology or app via it be for the computer, phone, etc. can you not see yourself living without now?  Please share.



Proverbs 17:9“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bible Study Wednesday

Good Morning Lord

Good Morning!  This morning I am off to bible study.  After about two years of not participating in a real live bible study it is awesome to be back in God’s word with other women.  It’s a great group of women all coming together from 7or 8 different dominations.  We are in the 5th week of a 7 week study called Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothschild.  Oh is it so good. 

Some things you will learn how too:

  • Experience unexpected peace in spite of unexpected heartache
  • Move forward when you feel stuck in your circumstances
  • Strengthen your faith when you feel beat down by life
  • Gain stability when tidal waves of emotion hit
  • Trust God more than your feelings

missing pieces

Over the years I have been involved with many bible studies.  Lately I have been doing online studies (I’ll share a couple of great sources in the future) which I have loved, but there is just something about going and fellowshipping (is that a word) with other like minded women.  I love spending time learning about our Heavenly Father. He has so much to teach us if we will just stay teachable.

Proverbs 13:18 - Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Proverbs 9:9-Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.



Romans 8:38-39“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

So excited today

Oh happy day!  I know when I share why this is such a happy day you are going to think I have lost my mind.  I am so happy over this:

reveal mop

That’s right. I hate doing the floors.  Which I am sure you all can relate too.  Shake your head and agree with me here, okay.  Normally I have to get out my bucket of water and gloves and rag and get down on my hands and knees to do my floors.  Otherwise they streak and look about half way done. Not a pretty picture.  Believe me I have tried all the gadgets and gizmos out there.  My sweet hubby came home with this last week after his excursions to Sam’s and my first though was, I wish it would work but I know it won’t. However I was surprised when I did my floors this morning.  They looked great, just like I had scooted all over my floor to get that lookWinking smile  So for me it was a happy day and now I don’t think I will dread doing the floor as often. 

This is what Rubbermaid has to say about this:

Save more and waste less with the Rubbermaid Reveal™ Spray Mop. The thick microfiber pad is washable and reusable so that you never have to run to the store for refills when you’re getting ready to clean. Simply fill the bottle with hot water and two teaspoons of your favorite cleaning solution and you’re ready to mop. The Reveal™ Spray Mop also features a non-scratch scrubbing pad to loosen stubborn spots.

  • Safe to use on all floor types including hardwood, vinyl, laminate and tile?
  • 22 oz. refillable bottle allows you to mix your own solution
  • Non-scratch scrubber for stubborn spots
  • Microfiber pads are reusable and machine washable up to 100 times
  • Non-battery operated spray trigger allows you to dispense as much or as little solution as you need to clean your floor
  • Constructed with durable, yet lightweight material

I love that it has a refillable bottle so I can use my own homemade solution and it comes with two microfiber pads, so while one is in the wash you have another one.  Someone listened finally and created a spray mop that works.

This morning was a very productive morning, I got my floors moped, laundry done, bedroom cleaned and picked up, dishwasher loaded and ran and also had time to finish my bible study.  Love days like that. 

I hope you all have had a great day.




Romans 8:38-39“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

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**My review of this product is solely and strictly on my own.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Happy Sunday

Good Morning!

Happy Sunday

Woke up this morning and I’m sitting here and sipping my coffee.  Looking out the window at the beautiful blue sky and feeling blessed for this wonderful pretty day.  Temps are pleasant outside, not that bone freezing cold temps we have been having.  Looking forward to spring and seeing the blooms appearing after this harsh cold winter, and listening to the birds singing again.  I love the promise that Spring gives. 


Last night we had a great night out.  Our church had a friendship banquet and such a wonderful time out spent with our church family.  Lots of great food and played some games.   Yesterday I also had the opportunity to meet up with some girl friends from high school, It is such a great time when we get together.   We went to visit a classmate that is in the hospital after a terrible scare with blood clots in the heart.  By all the doctors indications we are blessed he is still with us.  God has really been answering our prayers for him. After the visit, us girls ventured over the the local Mexican restaurant and continued our visit and going down memory lane.  Catching up on each others lives.  Isn’t it awesome when we can take time out of our everyday lives and reconnect with those that we love.  So thankful for the time spent with the “girls” yesterday.

I have a lot going on this upcoming week.  Hubby and I are in the process of buying our own business, and the take over is scheduled for March 1.  So we have been busy finding a new location for the business (it’s a existing business in town) acquiring furniture and needs for the new office.  Plus I have not worked outside the home since Oct. and this week I will start back .  But only going into the office a few days this week to get acclimated to the new routine as well as help with some of the business needs before the move/transition.   (More on all this later once the move is complete)

I don’t plan to make a post on Sundays, unless it is one that I have scheduled because that is my church and family day.  However I thought I would just get online and post a little note.

I hope you have a fabulous and blessed Sunday.




1 John 3:11“[More on Love and Hatred] For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.”

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Friday, February 14, 2014

At it again

Don’t faint, I know you want too.  I am trying to do this again.  Real life has been busy and eventful.  Just wanted to say that I have really missed the blogging world and lately so much has been going on that I would have loved to have been posting but unfortunately couldn’t find the kind of time I needed.  So as I embark on some new adventures this year decided I would try this once again to share some of the fun along the way.

Keeping this short, but be back soon.Fingers crossed

Love and blessings to you all.


John 13:34-35““A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.””

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