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Blackberry Cobbler Visit!

No Fair today… 13103341_10153712515898002_1719636575778966297_nalthough friends had tickets k3396825for us to get in…

just loved them for thinking of us…

Bobby a little nauseated this morning…

but. later after making a Blackberry Cobbler…

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we decided to visit my sister-in-law who is home from a stroke k24624797… she had a month ago…

taking the cobbler to her…

She has a daughter staying with her and others coming in and out…

I’m sure it will get eaten…

We went by but, my niece had taken her Mom to church k5299063and to eat her favorite… Chinese Food from a little restaurant  LVJUU4R30NI24JGXA0XGOLZ5R2SM2HVSPFBZ0OFJWJZVJLKX  she frequencies…

We caught up later for a visit… after eating out ourselves… Cheddar’s was our choice and was really tasty… 11043070_1583444048608641_8957728777315398950_n

Bobby enjoyed Baby Back Ribs/Slaw/Fries!…

We had dessert which is unusual for us of a big warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and saucesFR2NSKNGX6OVGDJ_MEDIUM … Lots to share between us… and we ate the whole thing!…

After visiting… we left Jeanette really sleepy k13041581… and my niece ready to relax herself…

It’s quiet here at home… and I’m loving it…

Bobby has run to the store and I’m doing my blogging… k35018040

A pleasant Sunday… k13195008

Oh, yeah!… My grass cutter neighbor had a request for my Chocolate Oatmeal Bars and the recipe… they really liked them!…

so I baked them and gave them the bag that the mix comes in…”MY RECIPE”…

That brought a chuckle to them!

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Sunday Grateful- December 1, 2013

I always thought of Sunday as a “day of rest“…

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Times have changed…

and Sunday has become as much a part of the work week as Monday…

Stores, business, restaurants, recreational areas, etc. …

are open pretty much 24 hours a day…k13787412

I also have found that with retirement…

Sunday is like most days that I have…

I actually can rest on any of the days of the week…

Stay in bed if I want…

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Eat a late breakfast…

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Read …

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Watch TV…

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Lay on the couch…

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I don’t know if we can get this pattern we have started

back in gear…

Things have changed so fast…

that even Sunday is just another day in people’s eyes…

I have to say… I think the Lord had it right…

Giving us Sunday for a “day of rest”…

a time to visit Him in a church setting…

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a time to have dinner with loved ones…

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a time to kick off our shoes and just sit and relax…

a time to clear our minds…

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a time to actually be with our kids/families/friends…

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and to have an actual conversation…

I’m thankful for Sundays!k13684818

and I hope to use them in the future the way the Lord intended!

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 brings us closer… u19977121

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

Sunday Grateful- September 22, 2013

I am certainly grateful this Sunday…

My sister called and asked, “Do you want to go to the boat?”…

Actually the “boat” is a casino in Indiana

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I had Jury Duty the next day… which I had dreaded for some reason…

Just didn’t want to do it!…

But, I had postponed it during July due to vacation… so I felt obligated not to make any more excuses and get it done!…

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I told my sis, “We’ll have to get home earlier than usual… I have Jury Duty in the morning”… k0565114

“OK, no problem”, she said…

“We’ll just eat and play a little while”…

We said we would pick her up

It was a beautiful evening… a little cooler… we’re laughing and talking

Only a couple of miles from the boat… but, in a dark secluded area of the winding road that leads there…

It is out in the middle of farming country and runs along the Ohio River

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All of a sudden you just felt and knew something was wrong…

And that’s when I saw the deer‘s face… neck… and then body in our headlights… as it jumped right into the path of our car!…

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It hit so hard… I knew the car was damaged pretty bad!…

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My husband kept the car on the road and then made his way to the side of the road

We were in awe!… to say the least… and my sister is wondering from the back seat what has just happened…

“We’ve hit a deer!”, I said… as we climbed out to access the damage…

By then steam is rising… the car is dead!

In the dark we could tell this was not good!…

and that’s when a car pulled up behind us…

This young couple had been coming the opposite way and saw our lights go out and then debris from the deer hit their car!…

They knew what had happened!…

Then an off duty fire fighter… drove up and put on his flashing lights k7485178for our safety…

They stayed with us until I called the policek12886138 … the car was towedsfo0193… and my son had been called to pick us up at the casino…

This young couple drove us up to the casino… but, not after asking the police for the deer

She had passed away as we watched…k8186825

He was a hunter and knew how to dress the deer when he got her home…

Papers were signed for him to take the deer…

My husband helps him pick her up… she was quite heavy and put her in the trunk of the couple’s car…

Now, to see if our car will be fixed or totaled…

It’s in the repair shop being gone over…

If this had to happen… I’m grateful that things worked out for the best…

Bobby kept his head and steered the car correctly…

We had help…

The deer was removed from the road…

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I got out of Jury Duty due to no transportation and…

we are safe!

My Gratefuls: May 5, 2013

It’s Sunday evening

I’ve had my Grandkids, my son and his wife over this morning…

Just sitting and talking about a little of everything…

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I finally got myself together and went to see my sister and her husband… He is not as healthy as he should be… My husband talks to him as my sis and me talk alone for a while… u19088600

Just a short visit… but goodsharing a bite to eat and being together

I come home after stopping at the store for ice cream for my son who lives with us…

I spoil him a little…

But, I canso I do!…

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My grateful for today?…

I know you were wondering with my ramblings…

Is that I can take my time and do most anything I want… on my schedule

It’s my choice!…

Only influenced by a few people and maybe events that come up…

I don’t have to think about going to work tomorrow…

I don’t have to set an alarm clockk2803717

I can stay up late and get up lateu29806591

I can readk7410972 watch a favorite show on TVtalk to a friend… or even do my blogu21302582

I can fix us a cup of coffee u30886039sit for a while… go outside for a walk  lpi0017 pat my cat…

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not worry about what I’m going to wear the next day… k11474502

I’m so grateful for the years I worked where I can have this time to be me…

My Sunday Gratefuls… April 21, 2013

I think I’m going to start a Sunday “Gratefuls” Post each Sunday Morning…

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Today I planted  k5807700  some seeds in concrete flower pots that my Mom gave me when we moved in our first home

They are 42 years old

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I paint them white… almost every summerk5432144

They have moved from porch to porch and now reside on my back steps as we go into our back door… and onto our deck

I love to watch seeds mature and grow k3540538 … so every spring a few packets will be sowed somewhere…

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Today it’s California Poppy k13567126 and Marigoldk12073994 … I love the Marigolds because of the easiness to grow… and the Pretty Orange Poppy seemed to coordinate with the colors of them…

Now to watch them grow and track their progress…

My “grateful” being for the most wonderful Mom who taught me so much…

She bestowed in me a grateful heartk9562459 … and the love of beautiful flowers

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Surreal

I would have to say my mostsurreal moment was when I went to church one Sunday…

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I was sitting in the pew k3691160 … listening to the sermon… What it was about… I have no idea

We… being my husband and two little boys had been going to this church for a few months… u14290574

My cousin, her husband and little boy had been going too…

I had never actually belonged to a church before…

I had went off and on with friends and such…

As I was sitting there… a feeling of such calmnesscame over me…k12547323

I will never forget that!…

It was like I was in a dream-like state k11220885

I heard a voice… Not a voice of someone around me…

I say to this day… “It was the Lord talking”…

Surreal???… Oh, yes it was!

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I found myself listening to this voice as it said, “Give her time”…

I knew the voice was speaking of me…

I sat there and then… what seemed like someone literally lifting me up… almost trance-like… I was getting up and walking… I felt like I was floating

Down the middle of the church aisle that led to the front of the church… k4532912

All I knew… was that I wanted to profess my belief in Jesus

He had entered my heart… I must have finally let the barriers down… letting Him see me and me…  Him

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It was such a transformation!…

Yes, “surreal” is such a good word for this experience

I felt like I was in a dream-like state as I mentioned… and this feeling of pure joy abounded for weeks…

I was in a place of such peacefulnessI knew it was real!…

I had so many ups/downs in the years to come…

A son who was diagnosed with Bi-polar Disorder

A husband home from Viet-Nam with past memories flaring up…

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My job in the public school system with Special Needs children…

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Parents growing older… A dad dying…

A Mother (90) years old)… moving in with us…

A Mother passing away

A Brother passing away…

A Sister passing away…

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My husband’s family leaving us… one by one…

But, ever since that “surreal” happening… I have not been alone

My Lord has been there …

and now I picture my hand in His

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... if ever I need comfort… if ever I need strength… if ever I need love

and it’s so “surreal” …