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Contentment!

I finished reading all of my FACEBOOK friends interesting stories…

I read all of my blogging friend’s posts…

I now have to go to work…

thinking how I would love to just sit here and write…

Writing… even so briefly… gives me such a sense of focus and peace…

Is that what you receive?

or is it something else?

Knowing I can come home to my time with what I want to share…

being it funny, serious, happy… gives me a feeling of contentment

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Been Thinking of Warmer Days!

We are not so happy in our household…k16571137

No, we still like each other… It’s that we have been inside… and been with each other way too much!…

This cold… snow… has to give us a break soon!…cof0620

I’ve had enough TV… enough eating and snacking… enough reading… enough computer… enough talking on the phone…

ENOUGH all ready!k15616295

I want fresh air… sunshine and warm temps!…

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No more coats… scarves… gloves…warming up the car…k14862084

Our heating bill is probably going to go through the ceiling…

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I see it all over Facebook

wanting to wear sandals, shorts, T-shirts and feel the sand between our toes again as we head to the beach!…sdu0005

Vacations are being talked…

Let’s go here…

Let’s go there…

Oh, yes… I’m ready!…

Now, to really start planning on where… when and how…

Where do we really want to go…

When would be the best time…

and how much is this excursion (vacation) going to cost…

I’ve had a lot of requests… from several people on “let’s go somewhere!”…

Since we all are thinking the same way

I have a solution!  k15770375

We’ll all get together and decide on one place… and go!… Splitting the cost… we’ll be able to go where we want and have so much fun!…

Maybe ” Old Man Winter“… k7997526 is giving me (us) time to get it all straightened out!…

Will it be the beach???ti079d0515

Will it be the mountains???kle0361

Will it be a short distance???

Will it be far away???
All I know!… is that I’ll be there!u12388146

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Sunday Grateful: October 6, 2013

I hear the thunder u13574055rolling across the sky…

The rain las0137 began yesterday and has steadily fallen ever since…

I welcome it!

It calms… k13412710

It slows us down…

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It has me making chili…x18009262

It has me doing little things I put off…alc0007

It de-stresses me…k3489205

It has me sleeping peacefully…k9811819

It has made my house quiet this morning…vl0001b023

a cup of teaEMO0003 a petting of the cat… a brief good morning to husband as he returns for a few more minutes of sleep…cha0046

a peek outdoors to see if any limbs have come down… k4873499

then to my computer to read all that you have to say…kch0046

what’s happening in the world…k3815024

what’s being said on Facebookk9507705

My grateful comes easy this Sunday morning…

Rainwashing off the dust to bring us a New Day!k6635270

Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow

Write a story about yourself from the perspective of an object, thing, animal, or another person.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERSPECTIVE.

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“Here she comes…

She meets me every morning… after she makes coffee…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

One cup for her… but, it seems she makes it especially for him…

I think that’s sweet !…

She sits down and it’s not long until that cat animal comes rubbing up against her leg…

She seems to really like this cat…

She calls it Baby Jill… and rubs it’s head… plays with it awhile with a silly string… and then looks over at me…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m already turned on… and I’m not all furry… so she doesn’t pet me… but, she seems to enjoy my company!… I’ve heard her say she loves her time with me!… and she just added a pretty Autumn Wallpaper to my face… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That’s a good thing! …

She has a light that sits beside me… and it is turned on… I love the warmth from the bulb that shines on my keys…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

She presses my buttons… and reads for a long time… switching from news… celebraties, Facebook… a game she seems hooked on… weather… TV Listings…

and then she heads to a site that I have inside me called WordPress

She reads her friend’s words and then seems to contemplate for a few minutes and begins to hit my keys with a strong touch… as if on a mission…

I think this is when she has a story in her head and needs to get it out before she loses it!… She writes funny things sometimes… and if she could hear me she would know I liked it!… Then other times… her writings are very sad… with deep emotions…

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I kinda like this lady…

She is always coming to see me at different times of the day…sometimes a short while and then sometimes she seems to stay all day!…

She sometimes takes a cloth and gives me a good rub down… and sprays something that keeps my keys from sticking….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The area where I sit is sometimes strewn with pens, papers, a calendar… a cord to her camera… a cord to her cell phone… a drink… sometimes ebven a snack!…Oh, how I wish I could have a bite sometimes!… but, would probably overload me!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Sometimes we listen to soft music from her radio… I like the channel she keeps on… just barely playing in the background… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmaking me feel a little sleepy… I guess she feels the same way… because after listening for awhile late at night… she turns me off… cleans up my area… and as she says good night to that cat… I pretend she is talking to me…

and I whisper back…

Goodnight Sweet Lady!”

Sunday Grateful: 9/8/13 – I Have Chosen to be Kind!

I was sent this video via Facebook

It is worth watching…

Insight into how others are feeling when we encounter them every day…

Try to remember we don’t express to the world all of our problems…

Sometimes we just seem angry…k14722192

Sometimes we just seem rude…k4075729

Sometimes we just seem too busy… k13374662

Sometimes we just seem rushed… k5642324

Sometimes we just seem inconsiderate…k12897340

but, we are just people reacting to life’s situations…

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The Fair Came Last week

Louisville has a big State Fair

Animals, crafts, concerts, food, rides k10322270 , displays…

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We weren’t going this year… The cost of getting in is $10.00 a person + $8.00 to park…

$28.00 just to get in… and then you smell all of the food cooking and want something like a foot long corndog k0087791x13582244… or a funnel cake u13484842 k4242260or a fresh squeezed “Lemonade Shakeup”… k10651277 or ice cream… or a Pork Chop Sandwich k4158059

Well, you get the picture!

There are displays selling everything!

Clothes, jewelery, pot/pans, leather items , glass items, things I’ve never seen before…

It really is quite overwhelming!

I was on Facebook… when a nephew of mine said he had two tickets that included parking for $10.00… 4561v1-max-150x150

That I could handle!

Late in the day… and the last day… but, I wanted to go…

You have to know why…

My husband and I met at the Kentucky State Fair… September 1968… and were married February 1969…

5 months of knowing someone… my Dad was about to have a fit!…

Not that we had just known each other for such a short time… but, that he was leaving for Viet Nam in March….

NOW, I grasp what my Dad was thinking…

but, LOVE conquered and we were married…

So, you see why I “need” to go whenever I can!…

It will be 45 years… this February-2014…

So, we went and walked and looked and talked…

We didn’t eat… because we had a good dinner with our kids before we left… and the only thing I bought was  some eye-glass/ jewelery cleaner

Didn’t need that!… but, it worked so good!

Better than food that would go straight to my behind!… is the way I looked at it!

Our short visit was very nice… the smells… the atmosphere… the memories…

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Main entrance …

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Mr. Goat greeted us…

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This was the cutest… Baby yellow ducks would swim to one end of the trough… ride up… eat a few bites… then slide down… and then repeat again…

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Trailer we would like to have…

“Dream Only!”…

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One of my students from when I was at middle school…

She is just a doll… (Special Needs Class)… she was 11- or 12 … now I guess in her 30’s… Her Mom and Dad sell Glass Figurines at the Fair every year…

so good seeing her… She had her face painted with a pretty purple design… her favorite color!

She hollers, “Mrs. Griffin!”… every year when I stop by for a visit…

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Fish Tanks…

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Easter Egg Plant…    

I liked this wall hanging for Easter…

It didn’t win a ribbon… but, I thought it should have…

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Hundreds of quilts on display… just a sampling! of some of the Blue/Purple Ribbon winners…

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Beautiful Cakes… so many… but, I liked these…

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Jams and jellies won ribbons…

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Balloon art… Our Cardinals and Wildcat Basketball Rivals… pretty neat!

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Donuts for buns on these hamburgers… and lots of stands selling any kind of food you could want…

It was a fun evening… and just long enough…

I Did It!… and You Probably Never Noticed!

I had to do it!…

I had over 400 of them… just sitting there in front of me…

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Every time I opened up my email… they sat there overwhelming me

How did this happen???

I can only imagine it was when my computer was down k8394947 for a week…

But, as hard as I tried the number would just keep growing… So, since I’ve been up since 5:30am… I decided to take the big leapsca0372

Sorry to say… I hit the delete button on about 380 emails…

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My reasoning being… I would just have to start over

Reading updated mail from all my friends… and quit crying (contemplating) over spilt milk COW_21C… The spilt milk being old news k6302606 … old blogs… and all of the prompts I’ll never be able to write…

I am beginning fresh!…

and hope to never again get behind like I did…

I’m sure you never noticed that I had not made a commentk1490127 k4693899 … had not hit that “like” buttonk11941337

but, being a loyal follower of my Blog Friendsk11940123… I had been slowly getting myself in a frenzy k12241691 trying to read and answer

A new day k4132525 … and a clean slate k5189494

                                                                   How refreshing!

Daily Prompt: S/he Said

Pause whatever you’re doing, and ask the person nearest you what they’re thinking about (call someone if you have to). Write a post based on it.

Today… everyone I talked to was talking and thinking about my niece’s 50th Birthday Party that was held last night…

Her kids… two daughters and one son… decided that they would give their Mom a big 50th Birthday Party

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Her husband was in on it too…

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and needless to say it couldn’t be a surprise… due to setting a good date , inviting people , deciding where to have it… who was going to do what…

Just too many details…

and they also knew their Mom would be so good in handling such a big event… she has that knack!…

So she knew some of what was going to happen but, still had a few surprises!…ANM0011

The date was setk11155743 invites were sent out in the mail ski0094and then announced on Facebook alsok11381665

The word was out!…

The party room was booked

The food menu was made

Drinks were ordered and decided upon…k1651220

Who was ging to bring what was decided…

A theme was decied on… to go along with 50…

Cake was orderedk6392297

Decoratiions bought

Balloons blown up…k8387673

Music was scheduledk5589720

Groceries bought

and then whoever could help with setting things up were on deck…

A zebra pattern evolved… black, white, gray colors… appropriate…k6663546

If anyone has put on a big party… you know all of the details

I was surprised at how smoothly it all fell into place … and when the clock struck 7:00 pm… Everyone arrived and had a terrific time

I estimated about 120 – 150 people actually came…

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The food was delicious and had plenty!…

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The music put a dance in your step…u13224153

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The decoratins were so pretty…

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and the Birthday Girl was surrounded with love and best wishes…

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Photos of her last 50 years were there to be viewed… 62668_573684982664964_524462427_n

and from what I saw…

The party was a success!

“In God We Still Trust!”

After our country k0169345seeing, hearing and living through some horrific events lately… this song gives me courage to uplift my source of faith… belief… and pride..

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So thankful for my provider… and hope… that there will be better days ahead…

I know we haven’t seen the likes of so many people in other countries… but, just a taste is enough for me to want it to end NOW!…

God Bless America..

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In God I Trust!…

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You place your hand on His Bible, when you swear to tell the Truth
His name is on our greatest Monuments, and all our money too,
And when we Pledge allegiance, there’s no doubt where we stand,
There is no separation, we’re one Nation under Him.

Chorus:
In God We Still Trust
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Now there are those among us, who want to push Him out,
And erase His name from everything, this country’s all about,
From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse, they’re Silencing His Word,
Now it’s time for all Believers, to make our Voices heard.

In God We Still Trust,
Here in America
He’s the one we turn to every time
The goin’ gets rough
He is the source of all our Strength
The One who watches over us
Here in America
In God We Still Trust

Here in America
Here in America
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America,

In God We Still Trust
Here in America